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Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

by Dan Savage I've been traveling this week, meeting some nice people in Texas where the state legislature is busy coming up with new ways to make queer kids suffer. But we have more problems than Texas, as demonstrated by your letters:...Show More Summary

Stream Queen: New Twin Peaks, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and More Damn Fine TV

by Chase Burns Agent Dale Cooper approves of this streaming TV update. The most anticipated TV event of the year is happening this Sunday, but you already know that because you're a person on the internet and you (probably) live in the Pacific Northwest. Show More Summary

Twitter Grieves Over Chris Cornell

by Leilani Polk Chris Cornell in January, at the Prophets of Rage and Friends' Anti Inaugural Ball. RIP. Kevin Winter/Getty Chris Cornell's death, now ruled a suicide by the medical examiner, has caused ripples of grief and waves of shock in its aftermath. Show More Summary

Conservatives on Twitter Still Convinced That the Deadly Accident in Times Square Was an Act of Terrorism

by Charles Mudede ferrantraite/Getty Judging from Twitter, US conservatives and ISIS have something in common at present: they want the deadly accident that happened around noon in Times Square to be an act of terrorism. What would greatly...Show More Summary

Update: Chris Cornell Death Ruled a Suicide

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging in a Detroit hotel room following a concert. by Amber Cortes Chris Cornell at SXSW in 2014. NurPhoto via Getty Images A bad day just got worse. It has been confirmed that Soundgarden/Audioslave...Show More Summary

The 16 Best Non-SIFF Movies Playing in Seattle This Weekend: May 18-21, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks for May 18-21, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff The Seattle International Film Festival starts this weekend, and our critics have picked plenty of SIFF movies worth seeing (including 28 that you absolutely can't miss), but there are also lots of options outside of the festival. Show More Summary

Zia Mohajerjasbi Is the Cinematographer on Fleet Foxes' New Music Video, "Fool's Errand"

by Charles Mudede Speaking of Fleet Foxes, the cinematographer of the band's music video for "Fool's Errand," off their forthcoming album Crack-Up (due out June 16), is Zia Mohajerjasbi, the 2009 Genius Award winner for film and the director of the short feature, Hagereseb, which screened at SIFF in 2015. Show More Summary

Our Film Critics' Picks For Non-SIFF Movies This Weekend

Alien: Covenant, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, And More Picks For May 18-21 by Stranger Things To Do Staff The Seattle International Film Festival starts this weekend, and our critics have picked plenty of SIFF movies worth seeing, but there are also lots of options outside of the festival. Show More Summary

The 16 Best Non-SIFF Movies Playing in Seattle This Weekend: May 18-21, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Haven't seen The Lost City of Z yet? Check it out this weekend. The Seattle International Film Festival starts this weekend, and our critics have picked plenty of SIFF movies worth seeing (including 28 that you absolutely can't miss), but there are also lots of options outside of the festival. Show More Summary

Bob Ferguson in TIME: Trump Would Be a Terrible Chess Player

by Steven Hsieh Attorney General Bob Ferguson says Trump's greatest weakness is his aggressiveness. Sydney Brownstone Bob Ferguson, the nerdy, hot, Muslim ban-blocking Attorney General for Washington State, today wrote that Trump's aggressive...Show More Summary

The Morning News: White House Staffers Joke About Impeachment Behind Trump's Back, Chris Cornell and Roger Ailes Are Dead

by Steven Hsieh Today's less tragic death. Sgt. Christopher Tobey Chris Cornell Is Dead: Police are investigating the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer's death as a possible suicide. He was 52. Cornell was found by friends on the bathroom floor of a Detroit hotel room after playing a show with Soundgarden. Show More Summary

Revisiting The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

Two Twin Peaks freaks revisit Jennifer Lynch’s surprisingly excellent 1990 tie-in book. by Megan Burbank With David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returning to TV this week, two Peaks freaks decided to revisit Jennifer Lynch’s surprisingly excellent...Show More Summary

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Dead at 52. Cause Unknown. Goddamn It.

by Sean Nelson Chris Cornell, 1964-2017. Rest in peace. Late Wednesday night, we lost one of the most successful and well-loved musicians in Seattle rock history. Shortly after midnight, AP reported that Chris Cornell died in Detroit, MI while on tour with Soundgarden. Show More Summary

It's Time to Send Good Thoughts to Wier Harman, Town Hall's Executive Director

by Christopher Frizzelle They have all kinds of events at Town Hall. Here's the crowd at a 2013 Town Hall event about the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, featuring the lawyer who argued for it. Nate Watters Wier Harman, the executive...Show More Summary

Tape of Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy Discussing Putin's Payments to Trump Emerges as Markets Are Crashing

by Charles Mudede Wall Street, the capital of socialism. WDSTOCK/GETTYIMAGES.COM The stock market lost 370 points today. And it might have fallen further if this story about House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was not dropped by the...Show More Summary

Federal Judge Says Jeff Sessions Can't Block Northwest Immigrant Rights Project From Doing Its Work (For Now)

by Sydney Brownstone The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project has provided legal help to people like Daniel Ramirez Medina, the 23-year-old DACA-recipient formerly detained in Tacoma by immigration officials. HG A federal judge in Seattle...Show More Summary

The Seattle Times Publishes Mea Culpa For "Whitewashed" Eudocia Tomas Pulido Obituary

by Steven Hsieh We are shocked at the revelation that Eudocia Tomas Pulido was a slave. We'll have more to say soon. Her 2011 obit: https://t.co/1GQXzdfzpT pic.twitter.com/wvrXfRd1FW— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) May 17, 2017 Not...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Young Lovers Lie, Cheat, and Wonder Why Their Relationship Sucks

by Dan Savage I've been in a two-year relationship with a guy who was my first serious partner and my first sexual experience. It was all great with little ups and downs—until seven months ago when I discovered he was cheating. I came to his house and there was a girl living with him. Show More Summary

SIFF Review: Lane 1974 Is an Excellent Coming-of-Age Feature Debut from a Seattle Filmmaker

by Gillian Anderson DON'T MISS: This excellent debut feature from Seattle-based filmmaker SJ Chiro tells the story of 13-year-old Lane and her siblings, who are being raised by their counterculture mother in 1970s Northern California. Show More Summary

Kshama Sawant Will Endorse Nikkita Oliver for Mayor, Jon Grant for City Council

by Heidi Groover Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant: "I...don't want a copyright on the idea of independent politics." City of Seattle No, Kshama Sawant is not running for mayor. At an event announced in a cryptic email to reporters...Show More Summary

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