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In Which I Try to Explain Our Disastrous Midterms to Canadians

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

TK Kurikawa / Shutterstock.com The cheesy display these tourists are posing in is called a "head-in-the-hole." This is important for reasons you will understand soon. Occasionally, over at the great Regina alternative weekly Prairie Dog, I try to explain American politics to Canadians. Show More Summary

How Tacoma Art Museum Criticizes a Collection Without Angering the Donors

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JG This painting, Conjuring Back the Buffalo (ca. 1889) by Frederic Remington at Tacoma Art Museum, is hailed as one of the gems of the Haub Collection at Tacoma Art Museum. But TAM does not give it a hushed, reverent presentation. A...Show More Summary

What's Going On with Bumbershoot?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Bumbershoot 2014 Rumors have been kicking around for months that One Reel, which produces the Bumbershoot music and arts festival, is in serious trouble. In September, it announced layoffs—of both seasonal and full-time employees—and an unspecified shortfall. Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

David Sedaris: The funniest author on the planet is in Seattle tonight. Hari Kondabolu: He's telling jokes tonight and we love him for it. More Comedy: This time, with math. If You Can Get Over How Dumb the Name "Flosstradamus" Is: You...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Ex-Primary Screwing Up Next Primary

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a 30-year-old, straight-ish, poly guy. I need help figuring out a situation with an ex. About six months ago, my primary and I broke up. We'd been dating on and off for about two years. My ex is brilliant, fun, and usually kind to her friends. Show More Summary

Grappling with Post-1970 Frank Zappa

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I LOVE concept albums. Some of my favorite albums are narrative driven concepts, like the Pretty Things' SF Sorrow or Skip Bifferty's Skip Bifferty album. And I'm all for pop/freak theater in rock, like Alice Cooper, Arthur Brown, or even the Tubes. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Don't Tell Me Olympia Can't Fund the Smaller Class Sizes Voters Just Demanded

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blend Images/Shutterstock Washington State has some of the most crowded classrooms in the nation. Voters just ordered lawmakers in Olympia to fix the problem. Don't tell me they can't. Managing the successful campaign for InitiativeShow More Summary

It's a Savage Lovecast Christmas

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rachel Lark performing "For the Boys" at Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco. Lark premiered the song at the live taping of the Savage Lovecast in Vancouver, BC, earlier this year. We're having a very special live taping of the Savage Lovecast at the Neptune Theatre on Friday, December 5. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Another Hate Crime on the Hill

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

hanapun/Shutterstock A guy says he was doing this when he was accosted with homophobic slurs. Man Beaten on Capitol Hill Yesterday: The victim says he was smoking a cigarette near the corner of Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street early...Show More Summary

Now That They're Back in Power, Republicans Are Arguing About Shutting the Government Down Again

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

a katz / Shutterstock.com When people like these are in the driver's seat, you can expect sudden stops and starts. Politico's Jake Sherman and Manu Raju published a story this morning about the "creative ways" Republican congressional leadership is trying to avoid a government shutdown in response to President Obama's executive order on immigration. Show More Summary

Is Mayor Murray Reneging on a Plan to Quickly Raise the Minimum Wage for City Workers?

Mayor's Office Mayor Ed Murray signs an executive order on January 3, 2014, to raise wages for city employees. Is he going back on that deal? Tomorrow is a big day for Seattle. You know how some believe election day should be a holiday,...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Saying It

Originally posted on December 4, 2013. My boyfriend of nearly a year and I live together and are planning to move across the country in about a month. We have never fought and get along swimmingly. We have amazing sex, we see eye to eye on almost everything, and we are planning a future together. Show More Summary

King County’s Proposed Cuts to Department of Public Defense Threatens a Crucial Safety Net

Lael Henterly King County budget director Dwight Dively can't fit 20 more public defenders in that huge budget binder. You’ve heard it before. If not in real life, then certainly on TV: “You have the right at this time to talk to a lawyer. Show More Summary

Microglobe's "High on Hope (Long Hot Summer Mix)" is Your Choice Cut of the Day

The English translation of Der Klang Der Familie, an oral history of Berlin's influential techno scene following the "fall of the wall," has just been released to mark the 25th anniversary of that occasion, and it's surely near the top of many a gearhead's hypothetical holiday wish list - you can check out an excerpt on Pitchfork. Show More Summary

What Are You Eating Tonight? What Are You Eating This Weekend?

Make your stomach a happy home to oysters National Pickle Day: Like all made-up holidays, NPD generally passes unobserved. This year, pay your respects at the market. The Whisky Extravaganza: This event should not be entered into lightly. Show More Summary

Tonight's Tig Notaro Show at the Neptune Has Been Cancelled and Rescheduled for January 15

STG Resting on a ton of drugs, walking when she can, and trying her darnedest to get back to her tour. On Tuesday, the New York Times shared the news that comic Tig Notaro had cancelled the previous weekend's shows due to a medical emergency. Show More Summary

Plan Your Weekend Around the Short Run Small Press Festival

We are right now in the middle of a week of events to celebrate this year's Short Run small press festival. (You can read my explanation of the festival here.) Here's what's going on today and tomorrow: • All week long, South African...Show More Summary

The Bug Makes the Kind of Dub You'd Expect to Hear on a Space Station

"As they worked, Case gradually became aware of the music that pulsed constantly through the cluster. It was called dub, a sensuous mosaic cooked from vast libraries of digitalized pop; it was worship, Molly said, and a sense of community."...Show More Summary

Nine Employees Speak Out In Defense of Paseo Owners As Restaurant Files for Bankruptcy

Ansel Herz From right to left: Former Paseo employees Mario Triolo, Camden Nixon, Tyson Romanovitch, Tyler Grantham, Jordan Platz, Thomas Huckabay, Gil Butler. Not pictured are Valentin Lopez and Faustino Paredes. Nine former employees...Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

The Bug's bass pressure don't mess. The Bug's Post-Apocalyptic Dub: Do cyber-Rastas dream of electric dub? Find out at Nectar. Cancellation Alert: It looks like Tig Notaro has been hospitalized and has had to cancel her show tonight. The Return of the Hiphop Compilation: Arrives, with K Records' release of All My Friends' Friends. Show More Summary

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