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Dr. Lori Brotto Is Not Impressed With the New "Female Viagra"

Earlier this week the Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi, aka flibanserin, a drug that will supposedly help women struggling with low libido. The pill has been called "female Viagra" in a million misleading headlines. I sent some questions about Addyi to Dr. Show More Summary

Local Activist Wants the Seattle City Council to Acknowledge the Trauma of American Indian Boarding Schools

Seattle mayor Ed Murray got high-fived for signing a law recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Day last year. Ed Murray Flickr In 2014, Seattle joined a growing list of cities correcting American history. Last fall, local Lakota activist and...Show More Summary

Blabbermouth 18: Put the Seal Pup Down! Plus: Art About Injustice at SAM, and Dan Savage on Ashley Madisonian Democracy

Episode 18 of Blabbermouth is ready for your ears, and available on iTunes. The new episode of Blabbermouth, the Stranger's week-in-review podcast, is live and now available for download in the iTunes podcast marketplace. Please listen,...Show More Summary

Will Drag Performers Try to Take Over Pike/Pine This Weekend?

Yes, they will! Directly outside Wildrose this Saturday, August 22, from 9 to 10 p.m., there will be a stage on the street corner. Gracing that stage will be Jackie Hell—along with performers Adé, Freckles Riverside, RainbowGore Cake, Honey Bucket, and Samuel L. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Big Reveal

I'm sure you get a lot of these messages, but I just have to thank you for the work that you do. When my husband and I got married five years ago, we had already discussed things like, "What happens if one of us cheats?", which we knew to talk about thanks to reading your column regularly. Show More Summary

Seattle Police Department Admits It Mishandled ACLU's Black Lives Matter Records Request

The ACLU wants to see SPD's files related to a demonstration last year where police guarded a Christmas tree during a lighting ceremony, but says it's been stymied by delays and redactions. Eli Sanders The ACLU of Washington is pissed...Show More Summary

Being Evel Sheds Light on Knevel's Butte Roots

Pure Evel. I did not know the most famous daredevil of the 1970s, Evel Knievel, was born in Butte, Montana, until I watched the documentary Being Evel. The man, whose career was pretty much over around the time he first entered the consciousness of my childhood (the early '80s), was a complete mystery to me until I learned this fact. Show More Summary

About Josh Dugger's Ashley Madison Account

In the post I wrote about the Ashley Madison hack last month—when the hackers were threatening to release the data if Ashley Madison didn't shut down (feels like a million years ago, huh?)—I spoke against the outing all the innocent nobodies on Ashley Madison. Show More Summary

Finally, a Portrait of the Artist as a Teenage Girl

Kristen Wiig and Bel Powley in a complicated mother-daughter dynamic. Watching The Diary of a Teenage Girl is like being hugged by a Lisa Frank panda while floating on a sea of Hitachi Magic Wands and cotton candy. It's like diving into a claw-foot tub of Lush products while wearing a snorkel full of root beer. Show More Summary

Greece Is Being Forced to Do What the Germans Have Rejected: Privatize Water

Berlin to Athens: Do as we say, not as we do. Anastasios71 /Shutterstock.com The bailout agreement that Greece has been forced to accept does not only require the country to pay its debts but also to continue a program that privatizes large sections of its public works and services. Show More Summary

Ass I Live and Breathe, the Butt Show Premieres Tonight at the Dover

Fashion Hot Dog 225 presents The Butt Show takes a backseat to no one Wallenrock / shutterstock.com If you haven't read up on Mary Anne Carter yet, go ahead and do that and then get back here. Aside from making amazing, genre-busting...Show More Summary

Savage Love: The Boyfriend Experience

JOE NEWTON I'm a woman in a straight relationship. I woke up this morning, and my BF wasn't in bed with me. He felt ill in the middle of the night and went to sleep in the spare room—where he found a condom in its wrapper behind the nightstand. Now my BF thinks I'm cheating on him. I haven't cheated on him and have no desire to…

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Behind the Ball Gag: What Seattle Artist Ruthie V. Left Out of Her BDSM Paintings

(Not pictured: the actual bruises on this model's skin.) Artist Ruthie V. will give a talk and BDSM class—with audience participation opportunities—TONIGHT beginning at 6:30pm at Core Gallery in Pioneer Square. JG For her previous show, the Seattle artist who goes only by the name Ruthie V. Show More Summary

Mary Anne Carter's Broadsides Do More Than Illustrate Poems

Mary Anne Carter thought it fitting to put a poem that discusses both “cosmopolitan women” and abortion onto a dainty handkerchief. JULIA ROBINS A broadside is like one of those screen-printed band posters you see at indie rock shows and in Etsy shops, but for poetry. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Is Coming to Seattle Next Week at 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. on a school day? Come on, Rand. There better be bloody marys. Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com The junior senator from Kentucky is holding a rally at Town Hall next week, presumably to announce his surprise at the fact thatShow More Summary

State Supreme Court Upholds SeaTac's Minimum Wage Law

Voters approved a $15 minimum wage for SeaTac in 2013. Courtesy of Working Washington In a 5-4 decision today, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the city of SeaTac's $15-an-hour minimum wage law and ruled that it should apply to hospitality and airport workers. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Three Firefighters Killed by Wildfire, Seattle Breaks Heat Record, Local Jobless Rate Drops

This is what wildfires have been doing to Seattle sunsets in recent weeks. This photo was taken on Alki Beach in West Seattle on August 1. KR The State Is on Fire: Or it certainly seems that way. There are 20 large active wildfires burning in Washington State right now, mostly in the eastern part. Show More Summary

Low-Wage Workers May Finally Be Able to Sue Their Employers If They're Not Paid the Minimum Wage

Currently, employees have to go through an administrative civil process if their employer isn’t paying them adequately. alex garland Good news for workers: A massive, 100-plus-page bill currently circulating in the mayor's office would...Show More Summary

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