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Live Coverage of the Paddle in Seattle from Land, Ferry, and Kayak!

This morning, kayaktivists are getting ready to form a flotilla to protest against Shell Oil, call attention to Seattle's role in helping the $234 billion company drill in the Arctic this summer, and demand real action on climate change. Show More Summary

A Unique Look at Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Other Weekend Options

Girl-with-binoculars image from Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. SIFF From now until the end of this year's Seattle International Film Festival, I'll be providing regular posts about films, news, gossip, and anything else that looks interesting. Show More Summary

Nine Northwest Tribes Have Joined Together to Block a Massive Coal Export Terminal at Cherry Point

Students from the Lummi Nation School about to sing their national anthem at Thursday's "Warrior Up!" proclamation signing. SB If the Gateway Pacific coal export terminal gets built at Cherry Point, a piece of land jutting into the Salish...Show More Summary

At Least Three City Council Members Will Be Protesting Shell in This Weekend's Festival of Resistance

A view from council member Mike O'Brien's kayaktivism GoPro, because OF COURSE HE HAS A KAYAKTIVISM GOPRO. Mike O'Brien Guess which of Seattle's elected officials are joining the protesting masses? 1. Well, council member Mike O'Brien will be kayaking with Saturday's flotilla, because, duh, obviously. Show More Summary

This Week in Music in Memorandum: Robert Drasnin and B.B. King

Composer Robert Drasnin died on Wednesday; he was 87. Drasnin's name may be unfamiliar, BUT, if you watched any prime-time TV during the '60s/'70s/'80s, you've heard his music. In the early '40s, he began playing in big bands, firstShow More Summary

It's Finally Happening! Here's Everyone Who's Running for City Council This Year, and What to Expect in Each Race

Districts are here! Full map below. The Stranger It's finally here! Today is the filing deadline for this fall's first-ever city council district elections, which means we now know who is actually running and who was pretending to run...Show More Summary

Mad Max: Fury Road Is the Greatest Film of Its Kind Ever Made

You’ve never seen anything remotely like this film. If there has ever been a more astonishing display of a filmmaker’s prowess with kinetic action sequences than this late-career gesamtkunstwerk by George Miller, I haven’t seen it. And neither have you, because there isn’t one. Show More Summary

We Asked 12 People at SIFF's Opening Gala: Which Film Are You Most Excited to See?

"PERSONAL GOLD" Film Director Tamara Christopherson with Olympic athlete Jennie Reed: "We want to see as many other films directed by women as we possibly can." Kelly O Jennie's real actual 2012 Olympic Medal she earned in Women's Track Cycling. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: I Like Big Dicks and I Cannot Lie.

Originally posted on May 18, 2011. Kinky female here, age 26. For as long as I've been sexually active, I've been ridiculously turned on by guys with huge cocks. I love the way they look and feel in my hands and when they're inside me. Show More Summary

In Writing News: Werner Herzog Shares His Diary, Franz Wright Is Dead, and Artist Trust's Grant Deadline Is Monday

"Shall I make this out to Timothy, or to the bag of bone dust your body will become?" taniavolobueva / • Do you have a good Werner Herzog impression? Of course you do. You’re great. (If you don’t, watch this for three...Show More Summary

Why Do We Hate Pigeons?

Pigeons have done many wonderful things and were once popular. Kurkul/Shutterstock A mini-documentary posted on the news site Vox wastes no time addressing the leading criticism of one of the most urban and synanthropic animals, the pigeon. Show More Summary

Governor Jay Inslee: All of Washington Is Now in Drought

Drought conditions have "deepened dramatically" over the last few weeks, Inslee said. Washington Department of Ecology After weeks of piecemeal emergency drought declarations across the state, Governor Jay Inslee announced this morning that the entire state of Washington is facing drought. "Rain has been normal," Inslee said. Show More Summary

Spy Brought the House Down at SIFF's Opening Gala. It's Funnier than Bridesmaids.

Spy director Paul Feig on the red carpet last night. He said, "All the funniest people I know are women. Sorry, men." Kelly O If you were hemming and hawing about whether to go to SIFF opening night last night, and you decided not to, you messed up. Show More Summary

SIFF's Culinary Cinema Series Practically Dares Us To Make a Pun About Having “Good Taste” in Films (But We Won’t Bite)

Little Forest: Lots of vegetable harvesting and home cooking. SIFF SIFF, as you've probably heard by now, is upon us. Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing from 450 films? Consider narrowing your focus. If, like me, you spend...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Historic Ruling Sends a Clear Message to Schools—Abstinence-Only Education Isn’t Sex Ed

Schools continue to be subject to pressure by sex ed opponents who, despite data about the effectiveness of comprehensive sex education, are increasingly idiotic. Lissandra Melo/Shutterstock Earlier this week, a judge in Fresno, California...Show More Summary

SIFF Notes: All the Films You Must, Should, and Might Want to See This Weekend

The stars of Deathgasm pre-game for a big SIFF 2015 opening weekend. The 41st Annual Seattle International Film Festival is officially on like Rashomon. By all accounts, yesterday was a gala day (and as Groucho Marx reminds us, a gala day is enough for anyone). Show More Summary

Why Protesters Greeted Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig in Elliott Bay Yesterday

Polar Pioneer, meet the Space Needle. Alex Garland Within 15 minutes of an Arctic drilling rig pulling into Seattle's port, Bill Bryant declared his run for governor. It was weird timing; the rig partly had Bryant to thank for ending up in this particular destination. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Shell's Arctic Drilling Rig Arrives in Seattle, McGinn Says Murray Should Have Opposed It Sooner

Shell Oil's Arctic drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, seen this morning at its berth at the Port of Seattle. Alex Garland The Polar Pioneer Arrived in Seattle Yesterday, and The Stranger Was in the Water With It: Check out what @sydbrownstone...Show More Summary

Ladies and Gentlemen, B.B. King Has Left the Stage

TDC Photography / TDC Photography / The blues guitar institution B.B. King died yesterday in Las Vegas at the age of 89. Born Riley B. King to a family of sharecroppers in Itta Bena, Mississippi in 1925,...Show More Summary

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