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Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Has Feelings About the "Wreck of the Kulluk," Hillary Clinton, and More!

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blabbermouth: Episode seven of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. BrAt82/Shutterstock Well, the big protests against Shell Oil happened. They were successful in getting attention around the world, but they didn't cause the global oil company to scrap its Arctic drilling plans and yank its Polar Pioneer drilling rig out of Seattle's port. Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Former Mayor Mike McGinn Criticizes Current Mayor Ed Murray Over Shell Deal

Blabbermouth: Episode six of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. BrAt82/Shutterstock Former Mayor Mike McGinn is back on Blabbermouth this week. McGinn talks about dusting off his kayak in order to join this weekend's Festival of Resistance...Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Mayor Ed Murray on May Day, Shell, and Another Seattle Times Scolding

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blabbermouth: Episode five of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. Now with an easy way to download and subscribe! BrAt82/Shutterstock Mayor Ed Murray is on Blabbermouth this week! (And the podcast now has an easy way for you to download...Show More Summary

Audio: Port Commissioner Bill Bryant Mocks Seattleites and Reveals More About the Deal to Host Arctic Drilling Rigs

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

While talking to the Evergreen Republican Women's Club last Thursday, Port of Seattle commissioner Bill Bryant revealed when Shell's first Arctic drilling rig is coming to Seattle—something port lawyers wouldn't even disclose in a courtroom two weeks ago. Show More Summary

Recording Allegedly Captures Republican Sen. Andy Hill Suggesting His Canvassers Don't Look Like "Thugs"

7 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington State State Senator Andy Hill Republican Andy Hill is in a hotly contested race against Democratic challenger Matt Isenhower to represent the Kirkland and Sammamish area in the Washington State Senate. And Hill seems to be worried, according to an audio recording provided to The Stranger. Show More Summary

Weather For the Blind is Music to Your Ears

8 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Weather For The Blind is streaming a sound installation which is, FATHOM, brought to us by none other than the mighty Quintron! I'm kinda nerding out over this, y'all, almost as much as I did when I first heard there was a turntableShow More Summary

The Morning News: Check Out This Very Mellow Volcanic Eruption in Iceland Right Now

9 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ármann Höskuldsson/University of Iceland/Institute of Earth Sciences There isn't a ton of pressing local news, so we're gonna look at photos of the volcano erupting in Iceland first. Ármann Höskuldsson/University of Iceland/Institute...Show More Summary

Federal Judge Appointed By Ronald Reagan Shreds Indiana's Lawyer During Oral Arguments About Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

9 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You'll want to listen to Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher try to defend Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals this morning—you'll particularly want to listen if you're a gay parent. The full recording is here. Show More Summary

The Last Transmission Pits the Heliocentrics with Cult Filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles

10 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Now-Again Records The Heliocentrics are one of the most interesting groups currently drawing inspiration from the shadowy world of library music, a realm in which elite, versatile studio musicians cut tracks to spec for TV, film, ads, and radio interstitials. Show More Summary

Soviet-Era Ingenuity: Records Cut Onto X-rays

11 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is clever: after the Iron Curtain had dropped, Russians discovered they could use x-ray film, like an acetate or flexi disc, to pirate forbidden, decadent Western pop music. Gosh, how else were they gonna hear capitalist pig vocalists...Show More Summary

These New Jeff Rosenstock Songs Will Make it Feel Just Like Summer

Sure, technically spring hasn't even started yet, but who's ready for summer!? ME! I am! And so is former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock, who just posted a few bonus solo songs to accompany last year's (great) songs "Teenager"...Show More Summary

Council to Vote Today on Taxi and "Ride Share" Regulations; Will Lyft and Uber Lobbying Pay Off?

Gotta give Uber and Lyft credit. In addition to providing a great service (and I don't dispute that in most cases the customer experience is clearly superior to that offered by traditional taxis), they've also put together a top-notch...Show More Summary

Anti-$15 an Hour Minimum Wage Lobbyist: "I Don't Think Anybody Can Argue" that $9 an Hour Is a Living Wage

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Don Stark is a partner at Smith & Stark, the Seattle based lobbying firm to which the No campaign fighting SeaTac's $15 an hour minimum wage initiative has paid $45,000 for "research." This is his job—opposing a $15 an hour minimum wage. So...Show More Summary

Charles Ramsey Not Only Made TV History With the Greatest Interview in Living Memory...

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dan posted the must-watch interview ("I barbecued with this dude... We eat ribs and listen to salsa."), now listen to the 9/11 call. RAW 911 CALL: Charles Ramsey rescued Cleveland... by newsbreaker Ramsey is an American natural. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Seattle Times Realizes Microsoft’s Running the Legislature

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This guest post is by Jeff Reifman, a Seattle-based technology consultant, writer, and activist. He’s also an eight-year Microsoft employee. Royalty taxes received by Washington State (blue) vs. what Microsoft should have paid (red) Generally,...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Gay Slaves, Power Bottoms, and Bonus Advice

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Can the Master in a gay BDSM encounter bottom during anal? I'm having a little disagreement with some friends about this. I'm not into BDSM but I like to take charge during sex. I could be top or bottom in a particular encounter, but I'm always the dominant one regardless. Show More Summary

The Interview with SAM's New Director: Hear Kimerly Rorschach for Yourself

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kimerly Rorschach loves this Thomas Gainsborough painting, which is coming to SAM next month. And this other portrait, at left (photo by Robert Wade), is Kimerly Rorschach posing with a painting from the Ancestral Modern show of Australian aboriginal art at SAM last year. Show More Summary

The Benediction That Wasn't

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The crew running Obama's inauguration invited an evangelical preacher to give the benediction at his second inauguration and... it turns out that the guy gave a blistering anti-gay sermon that popped right up when you Googled him. So the gays, still annoyed about the anti-gay preacher who gave the benediction at Obama's first inauguration, blew up. Show More Summary

Once Tom Carr Called Me Up to Shout at Me

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This year, to raise money for Northwest Harvest, current and former Stranger staffers are telling stories about times people have called us up to shout at us. SO WITH NO FURTHER ADO IT'S... A few years ago, I was covering a fiasco involving the Faire Gallery and former City Attorney Tom Carr. Show More Summary

Senator Called "Liberal Douchebag" for Helping "Wetbacks" Go to School

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

State senator Ed Murray from Seattle got a call the other a day. A man had apparently read this Seattle Times article that said Murray intends to sponsor legislation "that would open state-funded college aid to low-income graduates of...Show More Summary

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