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Never Heard of Em: The Magnetic Fields

This extra-special double-wide edition of Never Heard of 'Em is brought to you by Stranger music editor Emily Nokes and Stranger editor in chief Christopher Frizzelle dancing around the office together laughing and singing as much of "Absolutely Cuckoo" as they could get through, right into each other's faces. Show More Summary

City Leaders Will Consider Whether We Need a New Seattle Police Intelligence Auditor

Ansel Herz On December 8, a senior photographer for the Seattle Police Department snapped pictures of a small crowd of peaceful protesters. The previous week, protest organizers at U-Village said they felt unsettled by men who they believed were undercover police taking their photographs. Show More Summary

Four New Places to Try This Weekend

John Beck Good Bar: Cold Beer. Happy Hour. 'Nuff said. SuikaOccupying the space long held by 611 Supreme on Capitol Hill, Suika is the Seattle outpost of a Vancouver-based izakaya bar, offering snacks meant to accompany a night of drinking. Show More Summary

Bumbershoot Will Go On, One Reel Announces Partnership with Showbox/AEG

Mat Hayward/Shutterstock.com Bumbershoot: Safe for now This morning, One Reel and the international music and sporting event promoters Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG Live) signed a deal to keep the Bumbershoot festival going. This...Show More Summary

Nate's Wings & Waffles Is Always Good and Sometimes Unfuckwithably Great

Nate’s over-the-top sandwich. Every basketball fan has a favorite Nate Robinson moment: There was that time, back in 2006, when Robinson (five foot nine) blocked a shot by Yao Ming (seven foot six), causing Yao to double over in shame. Show More Summary

Mayor's Task Force Says City Should Allow Homeless Camps

Kelly O Allowing tent cities is "crisis response," says the mayor's task force on homelessness. A task force looking at how to deal with homelessness in Seattle right now is recommending that the city legalize homeless encampments. “It’s...Show More Summary

FBI Confirms North Korea Was Behind the Sony Hack as George Clooney Calls Out Hollywood's Cowardice

DFree / Shutterstock.com George Clooney tried to convince Hollywood to show their support for Sony, but everyone was too scared to sign a goddamned letter. The FBI has announced that North Korea is behind the cyberattacks on Sony. Up...Show More Summary

Watch President Obama's Year-End Press Conference

Just before Christmas, the president traditionally gives an open-ended press conference with no single particular subject in mind. The media will probably ask questions about the Sony hack, Cuba, and other non-communist-related topics, too. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Inslee Proposes $1.4 Billion in New Taxes on Capital Gains, Pollution, and Vape Pens

Tibanna79/Shutterstock Jay Inslee wants to tax your vaping. Watch your e-cigs: Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a capital gains tax, a cigarette tax increase, and an e-cigarette tax. Combined with yesterday's proposed cap-and-trade program, the governor says his plan would bring in $1.4 billion in new revenue. Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Party Crasher

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Yeah, That Was Savage Singing His Musical Theater Heart Out on the Last Episode of Colbert

He's in it for like three-eighths of a second. Near David Remnick. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

SL Letter of the Day: the Right to Not Know

Originally posted on December 4, 2013. I'm a bi woman in my mid-20s in a great monogamish relationship with my straight boyfriend. We occasionally invite other women into our sex life, which is really enjoyable for both of us. He isn't threatened by other women, only by other men, which isn't an issue since I'm not interested in any other men. Show More Summary

Savage Love: At the Neptune

We did a live taping of the Savage Lovecast at Seattle's Neptune Theatre. More questions were submitted—anonymously, on index cards—than we could answer during the Q&A segment. So I'm answering some of the questions we didn't get to in this week's column. My partner wants me to pee on him. Show More Summary

Elegy (and Etymology) for an Escalator

Stranger reader Julia Kingrey asks we take a moment to reflect on the perpetually inoperative escalator on the corner of Broadway and Pine and has now, alas, been replaced: Important breaking news that I have yet to see covered in your...Show More Summary

Hoop Dreams Is a Ghost Story Set in a Vanished World

HOOP DREAMS Not pictured: Arthur Agee’s hands. In the first few minutes of the three-hour documentary Hoop Dreams, you see something that no longer exists: Robert Taylor Homes. These modernist towers were built in the '60s and managed by the Chicago Housing Authority. Show More Summary

Seattle Police Intelligence Auditor's Methodology: You Trust Me, I Trust the Police.

Seattle Channel David Boerner, the Seattle police intelligence auditor, in a rare in-person appearance before the City Council in 2013. Over the phone yesterday, Boerner told me: "If you don't trust me, then you should get a new auditor." In...Show More Summary

FCC Rejects Proposal to Make "Redskins" an Obscenity

miker / Shutterstock.com A protester holds a sign at the Change the Mascot Rally last month in Minneapolis. Amy Schatz at Re/Code says a petition to relabel the name of Washington DC's football team as an obscenity has been rejected by the FCC. Show More Summary

A New Julie Ruin Song and Kathleen Hanna's Rescheduled Riot Grrrl Lecture

It's a big news day for Kathleen Hanna. The riot-grrrl catalyst and riveting frontwoman for Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and the Julie Ruin has a new song for your ears, "Blueberry Island," from the forthcoming limited-edition 7-inch on Federal Prism. Show More Summary

Is Swedish Rapper Yung Lean a Genius or a Gentrifier?

YUNG LEAN Sprouting up now through the crisp, white Swedish ice into the thicket of the hiphop world is the replica-rap of Yung Lean. Direct from Södermalm in Stockholm, Sweden, 18-year-old Jonatan Leandoer Håstad and his Sad Boys crew are charging through the internet to a stage near you. Show More Summary

Seattle Rep's Epic LBJ Play The Great Society Tries to Contain Too Much History in Too Little Time

JENNY GRAHAM THE GREAT SOCIETY Historical drama that looks uncomfortably current. There's no way to ask or answer this without sounding disingenuous, so I'm just going to dive right in: When the news is filled with grotesque images of...Show More Summary

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