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Do You Know Where Your Tip Goes?

GEORGE PFROMM II If you're like most diners, you probably assume that the entirety of the tip you leave at a restaurant or bar goes directly into the pocket of the person who's serving you. You probably don't imagine that in some cases, a portion—or the whole amount—might go into the hands of management. Show More Summary

Seattle Lyft Driver Wants to Know Why She Was Deactivated After Attending a Teamsters Organizing Meeting

Adam Ziemkowski, a staffer from Kshama Sawant's office, spoke to the crowd of drivers and union organizers at Wednesday's rally. Alex Garland Kim had been driving for Lyft less than three months before she received a message on Tuesday telling her she had been deactivated. Show More Summary

Seattle's First City-Sanctioned Homeless Encampments Will Open This Week

This photo is from Nickelsville's West Seattle site back in 2013. Kelly O Eight months after the Seattle City Council took the huge step of voting to allow three new homeless encampments on city-owned land, two of those camps are set to open this week. One camp, run by SHARE/WHEEL, will open today in Interbay near 17th Avenue and West Dravus Street. Show More Summary

Moschino Barbie Boys

Not all gay men played with dolls when they were little boys... but almost almost all little boys who played with dolls grow up to be gay men. And sometimes those gay boys grow up to be talented and powerful fashion designers. Queerty...Show More Summary

People Magazine's Big Exclusive

Wow, People Magazine. You got an "exclusive" on the new Duggar baby. That's an impressive get. Because if there's anything we've learned about the Duggars over their last two decades in the public eye—besides the religious bigotry, the...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Heroin Deaths Rising, School Starting Later, and a Big Bernie Sanders Speech

Heroin overdoses continue to rise in Washington State. Arman Zhenikeyev/Shutterstock Prescription Painkiller Deaths are Down, But Heroin Deaths are Way Up in Washington: "Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses are down in Washington, but new statewide numbers show that progress is being offset by another alarming statistic," KPLU reports. Show More Summary

A Reminder that Seattle Police Plan to Use 911 Call Data to Determine Police Deployments

This big new board at the Seattle Police Department shows where cops are deployed in real-time. Ansel Herz Did you read the harrowing editorial Frizzelle posted to Slog this morning, written by a Santa Monica woman about cops who showed up at her door, guns drawn, after a neighbor called them and said she was a "Hispanic" thief? (She's black. Show More Summary

Lisa Herbold Holds On to Narrow Lead Over Shannon Braddock with a Handful of New Ballots Counted

Lisa Herbold (left) with her mom on primary election night. Herbold is holding a slim lead over Shannon Braddock for a city council seat. SECB With 14 more ballots counted, Lisa Herbold remains ahead in the very, very close race forShow More Summary

Free Will Astrology: For the Week of November 18

FESTA/Shutterstock SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21): Some athletes think it's unwise to have sex before a competition. They believe it diminishes the raw physical power they need to excel. For them, abstinence is crucial for victory. But scientific studies contradict this theory. Show More Summary

Seattle Law Students Protest the King County Bar Association's Support for a New Juvenile Detention Center

Lawyers are divided on whether to support King County's plans to build a replacement for its juvenile detention center. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock A group of local law students is upset with the King County Bar Association (KCBA) for...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Is Unapologetically Sentimental, in the Best Way

With the exception of that time she played an assassin in Hanna, Saoirse Ronan is often confined to roles unworthy of someone who can actually act (see: The Lovely Bones). So it's exciting to see her carry a well-constructed film once again, as she does in Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Ben Stein: Obama Hates American Because He's "Part Black"

RawStory: The actor and former Nixon speechwriter appeared Monday on Newsmax TV, where he told host Steve Malzberg yesterday that President Barack Obama was a “bad joke” and a “very real danger to America,” reported Right Wing Watch....Show More Summary

Let the Good Times Roll: The Cars at Seattle Art Museum Are Coming Down At Last

Cai Guo Qiang's "exploding" cars are supposed to fly in a continuous arc, but at SAM, the arc is all chopped up by the architecture. PHOTO BY EDUARDO CALDERON My fellow art-loving Seattleites, our long civic nightmare is over. The cars...Show More Summary

Light in the Attic to Reissue Three Records by UK Post-Punk Legends This Heat

This Heat dismantled and rebuilt rock to their own twisted designs. Light in the Attic Seattle label Light in the Attic will be reissuing three crucial records from British post-punk innovators This Heat on colored and black vinyl, on January 22, 2016—40 years after the band formed. Show More Summary

Another Oil Giant Cancels Its Arctic Drilling Plans

#ShellNo protest in Seattle. In another win for polar bears, a second major oil company announced Tuesday it's shutting down its plans for drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. Norwegian oil giant, Statoil, is closing its Anchorage, Alaska office, yanking 16 of its own leases, and abandoning 50 more leases being operated by Conoco Phillips. Show More Summary

Listen Here: Gazebos Don't Wanna Die Alone

Just yesterday Hardly Art Records released the first single from the upcoming new full length Die Alone by Seattle band Gazebos. I can't believe we have to wait until February 19th to hear the rest. It's gonna be a "whoah-pop" ripper! Impose Magazine compared Shannon Perry's voice to the Nun's Jennifer Miro. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Clone A Husband

I’m a married woman and reading your column with my husband helped us create a healthy sex life together. Thank you for that. Now I have a question. My kink is having my husband come in my mouth. It’s not a wild kink and it's not one many women share. Show More Summary

Don't Want to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner? Make a Reservation Now at One of These Restaurants

Brent Hofacker /Shutterstock Thanksgiving may be all about food, but that doesn't mean you have to actually cook any. Lots of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving menus on Turkey Day, and you can see a complete list of them on our Things To Do calendar. Show More Summary

Metro’s Convention Place Station Is History

It's looking like the King County Metro’s Convention Place Station will become another ghost of Seattle. Charles Mudede Because a city's convention center is in constant competition with the convention centers in other cities, it can't stop growing. Show More Summary

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