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2014 Stranger Music Geniuses Industrial Revelation

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Make:Jazz that fucks with punk, soul, pop, rock, and hiphop. Are:Enthusiastic headbangers. Performed:The catchiest tune of the year, "Saying Goodbye (to Rainbow Socks and Hair Dye)," at the Genius Awards. One night while watching D'Vonne...Show More Summary

Don Giovanni's Magnificent and Problematic Tale of Troubled Lust

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Elise Bakketun Don Giovanni (Mark Walters) carousing with an unnamed lady (Rosetta Greek). Mozart’s Don Giovanni tells the story of a charming, attractive, and seductive serial rapist. He is a heartless womanizer whose conquests both he and his servant Leporello (the lively and resonant Erik Anstine, a former Seattle Opera Young Artist) gloat about. Show More Summary

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

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On the Boards Opposing Forces will make you want to bust out moves like this. It's Your Penultimate Chance to Catch Amy O'Neal's Newest: The renowned choreographer's new work Opposing Forces is running at On the Boards through tomorrow. Resident Perv Paul Constant Wants You to Watch Sexcula: Apparently "Canuxploitation" is a genre of film. Show More Summary

Instant History for Forgetful Stoners

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brigitte Sire They won't cure Ebola. MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 As all cognizant humans with internet connections are aware, we are living through a season of ridiculous strife, including but not limited to: the spread of Ebola, fresh U.S. military...Show More Summary

Vote "NO" on Initiative 591, Because It Aims to Keep the Gun Show Loophole Wide Open

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

carroteater/Shutterstock IN WASHINGTON STATE, criminals can avoid background checks by purchasing their weapons at gun shows. Initiative 591 is put forward by gun nuts and aims to preempt Initiative 594, which we've endorsed. It tries...Show More Summary

You Should Go See Laggies Tonight

Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley sitting in a car in Seattle. Here, let me explain why.

The Song of the Day is Blue Cheer's "Come And Get It"

The group, Blue Cheer, were a long-haired biker band from San Francisco active in the late '60s/early '70s. Y'all Slog Outers not in the know—these guys are mostly remembered for their Top-20 version of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues."...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Clitoral Indirection

I’m an 18-year-old straight girl who's pretty new to sex, and I've been having a lot of trouble staying aroused. I’ll be with my boyfriend and I’ll be really turned on and not at all stressed; but if either of us touches my clit forShow More Summary

Bartender Crush: Ryan at Bastille

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Ryan Where: Bastille and Rumba Buy Him A Shot Of: Fernet Ask Him To Make You A: Tiki drink. “I like lighting stuff on fire,” Ryan says. What He’s Doing When He’s Not At The Bar: “I’m usually going to bar or playing music with my band. Show More Summary

Bruce Pavitt's "Visionary" '80s Music Criticism Gets Anthologized in Sub Pop USA

Bazillion Points Before he became co-owner of Sub Pop Records with Jonathan Poneman in 1986 (and a bit after), Bruce Pavitt was a prolific music critic/essayist, with a special focus on the Northwest. During the ’80s, he published nine...Show More Summary

I Got a Job at the Seattle Times, Which Means I'm Leaving The Stranger

That's Slade Gorton, a can of Four Loko, and me, in 2010. Memories! Dearest Slog, I have not left myself sufficient time to fully express my feelings for you, nor for The Stranger as a whole. It's been six years (full-time, with a good...Show More Summary

Drunk of the Week: Write a Seahawks Haiku!

Kelly O Errr, rather, write a haiku about the feelings you have about THE FANS of the Seattle Seahawks. Here are some samples, to get your poetry-brain fired up: Football what the fuck?It's just a big waste of time12th man is a sham Give...Show More Summary

The Greatest Actor of the '90s Gives a Mediocre Performance in the Otherwise Entertaining Stonehearst Asylum

David Thewlis entered cinema with a big bang in 1993. True, his acting career started in the late '80s, but it was his performance as Johnny in Mike Leigh's 1993 masterpiece Naked that made him a star. The movie opens with Johnny raping...Show More Summary

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Science Fiction Can Combat Gamergate and Make the World a Better Place

I have this problem with science fiction anthologies where I can't read them all at once, or even from front to back. I like to take my time with them, bat them around for a few months, soak in the theme. This is a perfectly acceptable...Show More Summary

The Perverse, Psychedelic Vulnerability of Cherdonna Shinatra

The opening-night audience at Worth My Salt didn't seem to know quite what to make of Cherdonna Shinatra's first full-length solo show. Some seemed to have come from the fan base of Cherdonna and Lou, the duo that broke up last year and was known as much for its appearance in cabaret and burlesque productions as for its shared dance background. Show More Summary

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

Jose Antonio Vargas: The Pulitzer-winning journalist and creator/subject of the documentary Documented, a very personal appeal for immigration reform, is in town tonight as part of the Social Justice Film Festival. Bisi on Film, Bisi...Show More Summary

2014 Stranger Visual Art Genius C. Davida Ingram

Is:Still in shock that she won. Makes:Performances, installations, photographs, videos. Flips:Social norms in performances until you barely recognize them. The morning after C. Davida Ingram won the 2014 Stranger Genius Award in art,...Show More Summary

Shooting Reported at Pilchuck High School in Marysville

We'll update this post as we know more, but for now The Everett Herald is reporting that "gunfire has been reported at Marysville Pilchuck High School" and the school is on lockdown. The Seattle Times says "there are reports of as many as six people injured," but keep in mind that these early numbers are often wrong. Show More Summary

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