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What Do the Aliens Want in Nancy Kress's Yesterday's Kin?

The first pleasant surprise in local sci-fi writer Nancy Kress's novel Yesterday's Kin is that it's a first contact novel that doesn't waste much time on the first moment of contact between an alien civilization and humanity. At theShow More Summary

Savage Love: Sticking Points

I am a 30-year-old trans guy, on T since college, happy and comfortable with my sexuality. However, I can't find any helpful health info on a fetish I've developed: I insert needles directly into my clit, maybe an inch and a half in....Show More Summary

Have You Guys Met Eugene? He's a "Cool Dude in a Loose Mood"

I dunno if this ever made the MTV, but Crazy Joe and the Variable Speed Band's ridiculous video for their 1980 A-side "Eugene" kinda speaks for itself. I ran into Eugene's son, Gary, this past Saturday night. I knew he was Eugene's boy because he acted exactly like his dad. Show More Summary

I Didn't Go to Jail for Any Kind of Cool Reason—It Was for the Dumbest Reason Imaginable

I didn't go to jail for any kind of a cool reason. I wasn't arrested at a protest; I didn't assault somebody deserving. I went to jail because I was a doofus. How I became a doofus of the magnitude I was—that's a different story. Step one was a car accident. Show More Summary

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

Mellowed with Age, But Still a Brilliantly Battered Songwriter: Guitar hero/OG indie whiner J. Mascis plays the Tractor tonight. The More Academic Side of Avant-Garde Jazz, at the Royal Room: Take a trip from Duke Ellington's work through...Show More Summary

White House Releases Live-Action Trailer for President Obama's Announcement Tomorrow

Republicans hate this trailer just as much as Paul hates that trailer for the upcoming Peanuts film. NYT: President Obama will speak to the nation in a prime-time address on Thursday, asserting his authority to protect up to five million...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Hits on Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch went on the Daily Show last night, and Jon Stewart couldn't contain himself. Stewart told Cumberbatch he wanted to rip his clothes off, encouraged Cumberbatch to put a Kardashian-style butt pic on the internet, gushingly proposed, and lamented how he just couldn't get over him. Show More Summary

You're an Ancillary Character in a Poorly Animated Trailer, Charlie Brown

Yesterday, this trailer for next year's Peanuts movie debuted. And I just don't know where to start. No, wait. Yes, I know where to start. I know exactly where to start: That song. I don't know where the fuck someone summoned up theShow More Summary

Is Viagra For Women a Sham?

Sure looks that way: It’s been more than 15 years since Viagra first hit the market, changing the world of male sexual health — and the world of cringe-worthy commercials—for good. Since then, numerous other sexual function drugs for men have been approved, but none for women. Show More Summary

Seattle Police Are Treating the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Like May Day

Ian Buck May Day in Seattle, circa 2012. Seattle police believe the grand jury decision on the shooting of Mike Brown—specifically, whether or not to charge the Ferguson, Missouri policeman Darren Wilson for the unarmed 18-year-old's...Show More Summary

Big Hypocrite Rand Paul Votes Against NSA Reform

Debby Wong / Shutterstock Shortly before posing for this picture, Rand Paul probably made a big speech about how he'd never pose for a picture on a catwalk. Senator Rand Paul, who is praised by young people on the left and the right for being strong on civil liberties, has voted against a bill that would restrict NSA metadata collection. Show More Summary

Christian Sextoy Store or Missing Spice Girl?

Christian sex toy shop: Welcome to Covenant Spice! We are a Christian sex toy shop and romance site for married couples, offering high quality, feature-packed products that enhance lovemaking—at unbelievably low prices. Our goal from...Show More Summary

Honduran Beauty Queen Murdered By Her Boyfriend

This depressing story out of Honduras... A missing Honduran beauty queen, María José Alvarado, and her older sister, Sofía, have been found dead, their bodies buried in the sand of a riverbank near where they disappeared, the police in Honduras said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

The Morning News: "Bad Faith" Behavior by Banks in Washington State Goes Unpunished

Northfoto / Shutterstock.com A KING 5 investigation shows "there are few consequences for banks that fail to comply" with Washington's Foreclosure Fairness Act. Banks Get Away With "Bad Faith" Negotiations: An investigation by KING 5...Show More Summary

The Biblical Music of Roosters

CM City of cock problems... The family brought a rooster into the "city limit" in 2012. The city is Portland, the neighborhood is Cornelius, and the story behind the rooster is a bit complicated. But it comes down to the family receiving six noise citations over the past five months because of the rooster's crowing. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Block a Bill to Reign in the NSA

Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock.com Don't worry, says Republican Senator Marco Rubio. Concern about the NSA's spying on American phone calls is just "misinformation and alarmism." Yes, the party of small government and "freedom" has "blocked...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is: Intelligent Hoodlum's "Grand Groove"

Back in the day, when DJ Riz Rollins had a popular residency on Friday night at the Rebar, he never failed to blend this hiphop classic with the source of its funky sample, "Remind Me" by Patrice Rushen?. A tune about a woman worshiping...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Advice Privileges Suspended

@fakedansavage Not the best advice. You are usually much better. I do question the guy's seeming lack of self esteem. — Bill Savage (@buckeyesavage) November 18, 2014 A lot of people thought my advice yesterday for "Embargoed Goods" sucked ass—including my own father—so I'm taking a one-day penalty. Show More Summary

How King County Public Defenders Avoided Harmful Budget Cuts—For Now

Lael Henterly Seen waiting yesterday for a public defense deal, from left to right: Dave Chapman, the director of King County's Department of Public Defense; Dwight Dively, the county's Budget Director; and Twyla Carter, one of the county's...Show More Summary

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