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Dope Is a Movie for All, but Particularly for Black People Left Out (or Demonized) in Tyler Perry Films

As I sat down in the theater, I was doing something you’ll hardly ever catch me doing—I was praying. “Please, please don’t let me down. I need this.” I’m not alone, a lot of my black friends have been whispering the same prayer since the first trailers for Dope showed up. Show More Summary

Accept the Apology, Already: Even Internet Homophobes Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt Sometimes

Sometimes people learn and grow because they actually learn and grow. I couldn't pick Iggy Azalea out of a lineup. Don't know who she is, never heard her music, not following her on social media. But here's something I learned about Azalea after two minutes on Tumblr: The Australian rapper is insanely, rabidly, outrageously homophobic. Show More Summary

How the Community Police Commission, Circumventing the Mayor, Wants to Reform the Seattle Police Department

The Community Police Commission is made up of a experts and activists who've long been involved in criminal justice work, including representatives of each of Seattle's two police unions. Check them out here. Seattle.gov On Monday afternoon, Seattle's Community Police Commission stuck to its word. Show More Summary

Walmart to Stop Selling Items with Confederate Flag

You won't find your favorite white-pride wear at Walmart anymore. You have to go to Amazon.com for that. woe/Shutterstock The Confederate flag finally met its end the moment it did not observe the murder of nine South Carolinians as it stood on state ground. Show More Summary

If You Gave Money to Kshama Sawant, Expect A Hand-Made Mailing from Josh Farris

Josh Farris is pledging to only take $40,000 of his council salary and doesn't take "corporate donations." Sound familiar? Courtesy of Josh Farris Anti-foreclosure activist Josh Farris, who's taking on Council Member Bruce Harrell, has...Show More Summary

The Jeb! Bush Florida Record

Before you watch Jeb! Bush's bombastic new campaign ad about his record as Florida governor... ...be sure to read Paul Krugman's column about Jeb! Bush's record in Florida: Why, then, would Mr. Bush imagine that he is privy to secrets...Show More Summary

The Morning News: New Pride Crosswalks, a New Move on the Somali Remittances, and Newly Threatened Masculinity

11th and Pine: Still gay! Kelly O Check out Pike/Pine's New Pride Crosswalks This Morning! Municipal Pride elves painted them last night. They could last up to five years, according to KIRO, and they're paid for by developer fees. Pride is coming. Show More Summary

How Our Eating Habits are Impacting California's Drought

Maybe eat less guacamole, mmkay? Kayo/Shutterstock.com I'm sure you've seen these types of graphics before, but it's worth remembering—especially in light of the severe drought in California and Washington—just how much water is required to grow the food we eat. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Do Cheaters Always Cheat?

Portland lesbian here. A few of months ago I started hooking up with a friend of mine (she initiated). She had a long distance boyfriend and I knew that but after the first time she told me that the two of them were taking a break. I took this to mean that she was free to see other people and kept hooking up with her. Show More Summary

Yacht Marina Sues City to Block Cycle Track Construction

This is a German billionare's $100 million superyacht. It was moored last summer at Nautical Landing, which is suing the city to block the construction of a cycletrack along Westlake Avenue. cpaulfell / Shutterstock.com Yacht ownersShow More Summary

NBC Cancels Hannibal (Because They've Never Been Cool)

Hannibal is cancelled. Mads Mikkelsen prepares to stick a fork in himself. Clearly, the people in charge of programming at NBC haven't been reading the Stranger lately (lazy!), or they wouldn't have gone and cancelled Hannibal, as Buzzfeed just reported that they have. Show More Summary

Dear Seattle, Why Do You Hate EMP?

After 15 years, maybe you should just take a little peek inside? emp If you don't like EMP, then you'll really hate my introduction to it. In March, my little brother helped me move out to Seattle, and I figured the least I could do was take him to the top of the Space Needle like a good tourist. Show More Summary

Is Hillary Clinton In Trouble?

Bill Curry writing at Salon: Democratic elites don’t want to hear it but Hillary Clinton’s in trouble. It isn’t in all the data yet though you can find it if you look. In a straw poll taken in early June at a Wisconsin Democratic convention she edged out Bernie Sanders by just 8 points, 49% to 41%. Show More Summary

The True Detective Chitty-Chat Club!

Hey! Did you guys watch the season two premiere of True Detective last night? Then let's chitty-chat about it! Hit the jump for lots of SPOILERY-SPOILERS! (And possibly mean-spirited comments about Colin Farrell's mustache.) LET'S DO THIS! Courtesy HBO "Wait... Show More Summary

To the Sad Owner of a Capitol Hill Townhouse

From Heidi's post last week about legislation to limit new construction that's being considered by the city council's planning and land use committee... "I own property on Harvard Avenue," the woman in the photo above said during a public hearing earlier this month, just before choking up. Show More Summary

Police Who Held Dylann Roof Allegedly Got Him Some Burger King

Also home of the burger fit for people accused of mass murder. testing / Shutterstock.com The Charlotte Observer reports that a Shelby, North Carolina police officer picked up some fast food for Dylann Roof after he announced that he was hungry. Show More Summary

The Craftswoman Behind the Artist: An Interview with Florist Nisha Kelen About Bouquet XI

Nisha Kelen changes the art every 10 days. Courtesy of Nisha Kelen In this week's paper, I wrote about Bouquet XI, an installation of flowers designed to make you sneeze, at the Henry Art Gallery. The living piece, which gets refreshed...Show More Summary

In Music News: Apple Bows to Taylor Swift, New Janet Jackson Track After 7-Year Hiatus, New New Order and More

Swift was all, "Apple are you JOKING?" and then Apple was like, "Jk, jk. We'll get you the money, Tay." JStone / Shutterstock.com • Last night, Apple announced that it will pay revenue to labels during the free three-month trial period it's offering to users on Apple Music. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Next Time, Just Reject Me

steven weissman You profiled me. I know you did, because we had mutual friends and you knew how hard turning 40 was for me. Then you just turned up one day. I wish I had never let you sit down next to me at the bar. I wish I hadn't been beguiled by your bedroom eyes. Show More Summary

District Date: Watching Strangers Give Kshama Sawant Money and Praise, Plus Downing Drinks With Her Challengers

"Often I think people are looking for a politically neutral way to deal with this," Council Member Kshama Sawant says about affordable housing. "But there isn't one. The fact is it is a deeply unequal society and if you want to takeShow More Summary

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