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Seattle Public Schools Officials "Deeply Troubled" by State Legislature's Education Funding Plan

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf The Washington State Legislature's hastily approved state budget "does not come close to fulfilling the legislative promises to the Supreme Court," Seattle Superintendent Larry Nyland said in a statement. The Stranger Seattle...Show More Summary

The Deadline for HUMP! Submissions Is One Month Away!

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The deadline for submitting films for the 13th Annual HUMP! Film Festival—the Pacific Northwest's biggest, best, and only short porn film festival—is coming up! Here's our call for submissions... HUMP! invites filmmakers,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Accidental Release of Atlantic Salmon Potentially Bad News For Native Fish, How Generals Sold Trump On His Afghanistan Strategy

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Steven Hsieh GET EM Getty / Gu_mundur Tmasson Generals Convinced Trump to Send More Troops to Afghanistan: When then-Apprentice host Donald Trump meddled in foreign policy in 2012, he repeatedly called for the end of the Afghanistan War. Show More Summary

The 25 Best Concerts in Seattle This Week: August 21-27, 2017

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Things To Do Staff "This Saturday will be at least the third time Frankie Cosmos has played in Seattle for their debut LP, and it seems likely that the next time they arrive, they'll be playing someplace bigger than the Crocodile, so tarry not," writes Sean Nelson. Show More Summary

A Quarter of Seattle Drivers Are Searching for Parking

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Costly parking spaces absorb massive amounts surplus capital and lock it up. by Charles Mudede Wasting time at Pike Place Market... Charles Mudede A study conducted by University of Washington students (with funding from Microsoft and...Show More Summary

John Oliver Takes on Hanford and America's Lack of a "Nuclear Toilet"

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone :/ Sean Gallup/Getty America's continued production of nuclear waste without having a place to dispose of it is, in John Oliver's words, akin to shitting in paper bags all over the house and praying they don't leak. It's...Show More Summary

The 25 Best Concerts in Seattle This Week: August 21-27, 2017

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Stranger's music critics' picks for shows around town. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our music critics recommend everything from euphemism-wielding hard rock veterans (Diamond Head), to the latest indie pop pride of Australia...Show More Summary

Seattle Food News: Eating Your Veggies is Getting a Lot Easier, The Triumphant Return of Teriyaki, and More!

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

All the news that's fit to eat. by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Makini Howell's magnificent Travelin' Thru Memphis salad. TCB Makini Howell's Chop't is Softly Open Howell's ample vegan empire is expanding again, this time with a snazzy new salad shop next door to the original Plum Bistro. Show More Summary

The 32 Best Things To Do In Seattle This Week: August 21-27, 2017

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Sean Nelson writes that, if you must pick one film to see at Cinerama's 70mm Film Festival, "the answer is always Lawrence of Arabia—a film that couldn’t be more timely." It's the last full week of August, so it's time to squeeze in as many events as you can before summer comes to an end. Show More Summary

The 32 Best Things To Do In Seattle This Week: August 21-27, 2017

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Stranger's arts and culture critics' picks. by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's the last full week of August, so it's time to squeeze in as many events as you can before summer comes to an end. To help you do that, our arts and culture...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Cis Woman Mistaken For Trans

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage I'm a 42 year-old guy, and I'm married to an amazing woman. We've been together five years and we're as happy and hot for each other as we were when we started dating. We're good. My problem is with a small percentage of...Show More Summary

An Exclusive Interview with the Coffee That Assaulted Alex Jones

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Coffee isn't hateful, Coffee isn't violent, but Coffee is fucking angry and isn't gonna just sit there and let the motherfuckers grind us down. by The Stranger Did I do that? Last Friday, conspiracy theorist/mouth breather Alex Jones was ranting on the streets of Seattle when a local Sumatran decided to take matters into its own hands. Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Recap! What Happens "Beyond the Wall" Probably Isn't Gonna Stay There

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ned Lannamann "I call it a 'light-saber.' Hang on, HBO's lawyers are calling." Last night’s Game of Thrones was simultaneously among the most exhilarating and frustrating episodes the show has ever aired. To be clear: cool shit happened. Show More Summary

Resist/Recharge: Come Talk POC Youth Empowerment With The Stranger, Langston and 21 Progress!

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Steven Hsieh Our first Resist/Recharge event with SOMOS. Free Thursday evening? Swing by St. John's Bar and Eatery on Capitol Hill for the fourth installment of Resist/Recharge, The Stranger's series of talks with community leaders and nonprofits opposed to President Trump's agenda. Show More Summary

Ugh. The Goddamn Eclipse Made Me Cry.

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A confirmed skeptic and hater weeps at the beauty of it all. by Katie Herzog Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images My dad lied a lot when I was kid. Not malicious lies, really, but he did tell me that he played banjo in the Rolling Stones and that my grandparent's dachshund was my uncle. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Challenges Initiative That Would Ban Safe Consumption Sites

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover An initiative could ban safe consumption sites for drug users in King County. RICK BARRY A new lawsuit seeks to stop an initiative banning safe consumption sites across King County from ever appearing on a King County...Show More Summary

Guess What? Donald Trump Looked At the Solar Eclipse Without Special Glasses

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is perhaps the first and the last time that the President and I have seen eye to eye. by Rich Smith Gotta say, I did the same thing. Chip Somodevilla / GETTY Despite reported counsel from a White House aide, the President appeared...Show More Summary

Today's Eclipse Rocketed Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" to #1 in iTunes' Chart

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bonnie Tyler has become the official voice of total eclipses. by Anna Kaplan Bonnie's back on the charts. Ian Gavan / Getty Images Bonnie Tyler's classic 1983 song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" has increased over 500 percent in salesShow More Summary

We Asked 11 People at Hempfest: How High Are You?

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

How high are you? by Lester Black For this year's Hempfest we sent The Stranger's weed columnist, Lester Black, down to Myrtle Edwards Park to ask the question on everyone's mind: How high are you? Big Mike "Not really very high. It takes a lot to get me high. Show More Summary

Bellingham Removes Name of Confederate General from a Bridge

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Pickett Bridge is now just a bridge. City of Bellingham It was easy to miss while Seattle's Lenin statue what-about-ism raged: Last week, the city of Bellingham first covered, then removed, signs that named a local...Show More Summary

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