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Record Store Boss and Electronic Musician Start Spin Cycle Records

Spin Cycle owner Jason Grimes and electronic musician Tim Held have joined forces to form Spin Cycle Records, a small indie label that will operate out of the Capitol Hill vinyl/DVD/video-games retailer's Broadway space. Its first release will be Held's excellent TypicalHaunts LP. Show More Summary

Mayor hikes pay for 9 city managers; others asked to go without for 3 years

Nine Los Angeles city managers are getting raises of 3% or 5% from Mayor Eric Garcetti at the same time negotiators are trying to forestall salary increases for a wide range of other city workers.

LGBT Activist Wants You to Spend $5 Flipping Off the Duggars (And Helping LGBT Youth In Arkansas)

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar ramped up their anti-LGBT activism in the weeks since my piece about their daughters' virginities reality show on TLC (19 Kids & Counting) ran in the Stranger. Jim Bob and Michelle donated $10,000 to fight...Show More Summary

15 Things Never to Say to a Chicagoan

By Joel Reese for the Orbitz Travel Blog 1) Michael Jordan? Overrated. You didn't just say that. Now you'll have to brace yourself as the Chicagoans in the room inundate you with a staggering list of accomplishments (10-time NBA scoring...Show More Summary

My Philosophy: Day and Night in Seattle Rap

Brothers from Another first released music in 2009 as high-schoolers, freshmen to the rap scene. Known then as Breez and Goonstar, the two now known as Tiglo and Cole (and forget not DJ Beeba) have grown from scene freshmen to in-demand...Show More Summary

L.A. won't offer prizes to voters in next year's election

A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead – at least for next year’s city elections.

Photos: Penn Station Is The Worst Place On Earth Right Now

  You may be happy you didn't plan on flying out of town for Thanksgiving but if you're traveling by train, it's possible you are in NYC's center of soul-crushing activity: Penn Station. [ more › ]

CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low

The proportion of American adults who smoke cigarettes has hit a new low, new federal data show. And among those who do smoke, fewer are lighting up every day, and even they are smoking fewer cigarettes.

Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks.

We Asked 12 Holiday Trees in Downtown Seattle...

"What the hell are you doing here? Already? It's not even Thanksgiving yet!" Kelly O "Bitch! I'm sometimes on the scene, right after Halloween!!! So suck it! What newspaper did you say you work for, again?" "What do you think of Black Friday? Of capitalism?" Kelly O "I hate it, personally. Show More Summary

Chicago to Ferguson: City Hall Sit-in Turns to Evening March Through the Loop

Chay, an organizer with BYP 100 Chicago, speaks out against police militarization and brutality at a Tuesday evening rally in downtown Chicago. Photo by Emily Brosious. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Chicago Tuesday evening to...

Slog Poll: What's the Dumbest Thing You've Seen This Week?

In addition to the most toxic discourse I've ever seen, this week has also inspired some of the most breathtaking dumbness the internet has ever hosted. It's time for a Slog poll: Which of these things is the dumbest? 1. This Donald Trump tweet about ISIS and Obamacare: ISIS is starting its own currency. Show More Summary

Go Home Already: Thanksgiving Eve

End-of-day news: Theater J cancels Middle East Festival, coyote hit by car in Arlington, and more. [ more › ]

The Apple Pan on Thanksgiving Eve – Free Theater While You Wait!

When you enter the Apple Pan, you have to understand you are entering a totalitarian state. This joint has been around, almost untouched, since 1947 and nothing you say or do will change how they do business. This is true on any day. This is doubly true on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eves when they make […]

Rare sighting of killer whales off Palos Verdes Peninsula

A group of whale watchers got a rare glimpse Tuesday of a pod of killer whales hunting sea lions off the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

You May Think the Mall Is an Art-Free Zone, but One Intrepid Art Critic Says Alderwood Is Full of It

My recent scouting expedition inside the 1.3 million square feet of Alderwood Mall yielded precisely two objects intended to be original art. They are color photographs in black frames, in the hallway leading to the women's bathroom at Macy's. One features a woman's pedicured feet propped on the dashboard of a convertible facing the beach. Show More Summary

Ron Swanson is the spirit animal of Whisk

When chefs and brothers Rick and David Rodriguez decided to open a restaurant, they were inspired by Ron Swanson, the Parks and Recreation character with a deep love for breakfast food. Thus was born Whisk, which combines brunch, burgers, and breakfast for dinner, all with a Mexican spin.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Robber with Santa cap, shades and gun hits Solana Beach bank

A bank robber with a Santa Claus hat, a fake beard and a handgun has struck in Solana Beach, the FBI says.

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