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KPLU Raises $1 Million From Supporters In Less Than Three Weeks

In December, all these people came out in the middle of the afternoon to protest the sale of KPLU, including one man who drove up from Tacoma. Ansel Herz Over the past eighteen days, supporters of public radio station KPLU have put their...Show More Summary

This Week on Blabbermouth: The Economy of Seattle’s Music Industry, and the Meowconomy of Seattle's Odd New Businesses

If you're half as excited as Django is about the new Blabbermouth, you're in for the ride of your life! Mary Seton This week, Arts & Music Editor Sean Nelson fills in for Eli Sanders, who is gearing up for the release of his book, While the City Slept. Show More Summary

Ballard Record Store Sonic Boom for Sale

Jason Hughes (left) and Nabil Ayers, circa 2003. Bradley Hanson Via Seattle Times Jason Hughes, owner of Sonic Boom is putting the Ballard record store up for sale. Asking price? $850,000, according to Puget Sound Business Journal. In...Show More Summary

13 Movies To Help Cure Your Winter Doldrums This Weekend

It may feel like you're living the same day over and over, but it's actually just winter in Seattle. Liven things up with a movie, like Groundhog Day at Central Cinema. Our critics selected their favorite films this week, from wide releases...Show More Summary

Raz Simone's Long-Awaited Trap Spirituals is Now Available for Free Download

Worth the wait! If the temporarily blinding flash of Macklemore's "White Privilege II" sent you hurtling toward Raz Simone—who undoubtedly helped inspire that ungainly release—you're not alone. Not that you need a specific reason, of...Show More Summary

"New Jim Crow" Author Michelle Alexander on Hillary Clinton's Embrace of Mass Incarceration

Hillary Clinton in 1994: "There is something wrong when a crime bill takes six years to work its way through the Congress, and the average criminal serves only four. There is something wrong with our system." C-SPAN Acclaimed "The New...Show More Summary

A Note on the iPad Waiters at JFK

These iPads in Loft Kitchen & Bar are your waiters. Charles Mudede The moment I saw iPads on the tables of a restaurant, Loft Kitchen & Bar, in JFK, I knew exactly what they were doing, exactly who they had replaced: the waiter. As a...Show More Summary

New to Town: A Guide to Coffee Shops Based on the Baristas You Will Be Supporting

Caffe Vita: You want your tips to support drag queens? Then get your coffee at Vita. KELLY O If you're new here, you're going to need to find your local coffee shop pretty soon. Tons of factors go into this decision, such as location, coffee excellence, efficiency, number of outlets, and wi-fi generosity. Show More Summary

Shockingly, Rich Weirdo's SuperPAC Is Overflowing with Eccentrics and Ted Cruz

Who would give $11 million to support this guy's presidential run? A hedge fund manager Bloomberg calls "one of the wealthiest, most secretive, influential, and reactionary Republicans in the country." Rich Koele / Shutterstock.com Politics is the art of lying, but sometimes that art comes off more like a child's messy finger-paint splatter. Show More Summary

Dirty Bernie: The Phone Sex Hotline from the Only Democratic Candidate Who Elongates His Diphthongs

This week, the Democratic Socialist loses his temper and denies militiaman Ammon "Mundy" the release he seeks. Also, for seemingly no reason at all, the Batman villain Bane calls up the hotline. Mike Force Though the Iowa caucus is just...Show More Summary

New One-Night Count Numbers Show 19 Percent Increase in Unsheltered Homelessness Across King County

The number of people sleeping unsheltered in Seattle last night: 2,942. Ansel Herz Early this morning, volunteers fanned out across Seattle and King County to count the number of people sleeping in tents, doorways, vehicles, and parks...Show More Summary

You Should Strongly Consider Attending the Conversation between Eli Sanders and Jennifer Hopper Next Week

What are you doing Wednesday, February 3? Do you have a thing? A previous engagement? Were you thinking about maybe just laying low and catching up on a few things? Maybe domestic duties call, or you want to re-commit to your self-care...Show More Summary

The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Is No Longer Called the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

It's now called Twist. Why Twist? According to a statement from Three Dollar Bill Cinema, which produces the festival (this year's will be October 13-23, 2016): The word has film connotations: a physical filmstrip winding through a projector,...Show More Summary

Bernie Bros: Same Old Trolls, Brand New Name?

Rude, obnoxious, trolling Bernie Sanders supporters come to the attention of the BBC: After the 25 January Democratic town hall, Emily Nussbaum, television critic for the New Yorker magazine, tweeted some positive feedback for Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Where To Eat Valentine's Day Dinner

TOMSHINKA / SHUTTERSTOCK What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than showing your taste buds a little love at one of the restaurants offering a decadent February 14th meal? You can find a list of our favorites on our Valentine's...Show More Summary

A Guide for the Very, Very New to Town

Machine House Brewery: The breast-feeding, beer-drinking mother’s best friend. KELLY O If you're new to town, Seattle may feel like a tough place to settle into. It's often gray, wet, and cold. It takes time to find the best places to get coffee and pho. Show More Summary

The Frye's Mounting a Double Exhibition by Noah Davis and Kahlil Joseph

That's Noah Davis in 2010 with his son Moses, who's five years old now. They're sitting on the floor of the James Harris Gallery in Pioneer Square. Kelly O This is big news: The Frye Art Museum in April, working with guest curator Maikoiyo...Show More Summary

The Morning News: The Jungle Shooting Victims Were "Likely" Seeking Drugs, State Republicans Refuse to Say the Words "Planned Parenthood"

The Jungle. SPD Seattle Times Reports That the Two People Killed in The Jungle Were There for Drugs: "Most likely, it was drugs," reports Mike Carter, citing interviews with family members of the victims. James Tran had recently sought...Show More Summary

New to Town: What You Need to Know About Your Rights as a Renter in Seattle

If you're new to Seattle, chances are you're a renter. Renters occupy more than half of the housing units in this city. And many more are on the way—the city expects about 100,000 people to move here in the next 20 years. Although the...Show More Summary

State Republicans Refuse to Use the Words "Planned Parenthood" When Condemning Terrorism Against Planned Parenthood

The Pullman Planned Parenthood—or, as Republicans would like to call it, "women's health center"—that was heavily damaged in a September arson. courtesy of planned parenthood Republicans in the state legislature are on a roll this week:...Show More Summary

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