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New Seattle Band Crater Is Poised to Make a Deep Impression

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

John Kelly Crater have a reservoir of talent. When Stranger music Genius Award nominee Erik Blood drops a hint, you pay attention. On Twitter recently, he posted, “Crater. Act like you know.” That was all it took for me to explore this mysterious entity. Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda: Black Friday Fetish, a Yacht Party and Pink Party Prime!

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

TONIGHT: BLACK FRIDAY FETISH AT THE EAGLE Let’s focus on the sleaze at hand: Tonight, the Eagle is throwing the Black Friday fetish party, and you definitely want to be there, you big whore. Now! There was a time, not long past, in which...Show More Summary

The Official Trailer for Transparent

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Some folks are unhappy that the actor playing the trans parent in Amazon's Transparent—Jeffrey Tambor—isn't trans. I can certainly appreciate their frustration; I recall being really, really annoyed that William Hurt played the lead gay character in the film version of Kiss of the Spider Woman way, way back in 1985. Show More Summary

Nancy Jester of Dunwoody considering run for DeKalb County Commissioner

As soon as the announcement that DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer was resigning, names of possible replacements started pinging off the various corners of the internet. The name at the top of the pile with the best chance of winning...Show More Summary

Go Home Already: Long Weekend

End-of-day news: Chris Brown back in D.C. court next week, and more. [ more › ]

Pair accused of murder in O.C. bakery shooting go on trial Tuesday

Two men accused of fatally shooting a customer at a Santa Ana bakery in 2010 are set to go on trial on murder charges Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Appetizing Aperture

We didn’t think getting this much deliciousness into one picture or one sandwich was even possible! But Ormsby's, home of the Madison, proved us wrong. This tomato-y treat has thick, grilled slices of country sourdough sandwiching roasted tomatoes, prosciutto, white cheddar and Gruyere.

Tonight in Music: Creepoid, Black Weirdos, Dispirit and the Entrance Band

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CREEPOID'S MAGENTA-HUED SLUR-GAZE Wet by Creepoid (Barboza) Hypothesis: There can never be too many bands biting My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. The louche, insanely distorted rock that MBV pioneered on that 1991 album deserves to be emulated and mutated by a multiplicity of musicians until the end of time. Show More Summary

Disappears Drummer Takes Cycling Spill; Friends Accepting Donations For Medical Bills

Drummer Noah Leger has some serious road rash, missing teeth and a bunch of medical bills after a bike accident, but a fundraiser will help ease the financial burden. [ more › ]

Ferguson’s Neighbors Dellwood & Jennings Also Impacted

For nearly three weeks the focus has been on Ferguson, but residents & businesses in neighboring Jennings & Dellwood have also been impacted. So if you’re trying to help out by patronizing businesses be sure to include businesses up and down W. Florissant and Chambers, in Jennings, Dellwood, and Ferguson....

A Reading of an Attention-Grabbing Short-Story Collection

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Boise writer Christian Winn’s short-story collection Naked Me is only the second title from new local publisher Dock Street Press. It’s a book that knows how to win your attention, from its nipple-festooned cover to the story about a group of poker-playing friends who communally obsess over the nude, masturbating... KEEP READING > >

Overheard in D.C.: Hit the Nail On The Head

Sometimes tourists come to town and do all manner of stupid things: stand in front of Metro doors, think the Mall is a shopping mall, and so on. But sometimes they are completely accurate in their naivete. [ more › ]

Today's Dinosaur News

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Don't tell mom the babysitter's dead. Today's news: dinosaur babysitter! Analysis of a group of Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis fossils suggest that one dino in the group was providing daycare: A...Show More Summary

Chubby Checker Won His Lawsuit Vs. HP's "Chubby Checker" App

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Who knew there are, or were, phone apps to measure a feller's ding dong?! The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app thatShow More Summary

Out and About: Weekend Picks

Your Labor Day weekend picks include the National Book Festival, a tribute to late experimental musician Chris Grier, and more. [ more › ]

Killer Mike gives FOX the business

If you know the contentious history between Fox News hosts and hip-hop artists, you know why I had to post this. Throughout the wide range of media platforms Killer Mike has taken to over the past week and a half, his message urgingShow More Summary

Ranks of opposition to 16th and Mission development grow as Plaza 16 pushes forward

Photo courtesy of Plaza 16 In the sea of nonprofit leaders, career organizers, and rabblerousers, one old man put the Mission's struggle into context, last night [Thu/28]. It was a majority Latino district even as recently as the '90s, he told the crowd gathered in St. Show More Summary

Time Warner ends discussions to buy stake in Vice Media

Time Warner Inc. has called off talks to purchase a stake in Vice Media Inc., the startup that combines punk culture with online journalism, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Time... To view the full story, click the title link.

L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014

Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death from West Nile virus in 2014.

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