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Garth Greenwell's Novel What Belongs to You Is Brilliant (and Full of Gay Sex)

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Garth Greenwell. MAX FREEMAN The rumors are true: This book is brilliant. In the sense that a fire is brilliant. The outside world seems to melt around its hot core of feeling.

That'swhatshesaid Receives Third Cease and Desist, This Time from Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DPS has joined Samuel French's gripecore solo project, "C&D Music Factory." Also, yes, I'm running out of photos of Erin Pike. Tim Summers Yesterday evening Peter Hagan, president of Dramatist Play Service Inc., another titan in theShow More Summary

The Definition of Insanity: Gay Republicans

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Every four years gay Republicans slime out from under their rocks to remind us that the Democratic candidate wasn't always perfect on LGBT issues. They then implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) pivot to this nonsensical argument: Since...Show More Summary

City Officials Have a Spending Plan for Emergency Homelessness Money, but Show No Signs of Stopping Encampment Sweeps

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City human services staff say they offer services when they evict homeless encampments of three or more people, but not always when they evict just one or two campers. HG Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council have agreed on how...Show More Summary

Pickathon Slab Sessions, Episode 6: Summer Cannibals

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Travis Button Here's the latest Slab Session from Pickathon! We've posted a few of these already—intimate performances that were shot at last summer's Pickathon on the mythic "slab" at Pendarvis Farm, a short hop away from the rest of the festival. Show More Summary

The Adult Diaper Market Is About to Take Off

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That's the headline of the day, courtesy of a Bloomberg article someone just sent us. The company Kimberly-Clark "has been aggressively running... fashion-style marketing pitches in mainstream magazines and on television, because adult...Show More Summary

Morning News: Seattle Is a City of Bad Drivers, Man Slashed in University District Starbucks

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is our city of bad drivers. Max Herman/shutterstock.com A Report by Insurance Company Shows Seattle Drivers Are Really, Really Awful: Data collected by Allstate, a company that commands about one-tenth of the car insurance market, showed that drivers in Seattle on average have 6.9 years between collisions. Show More Summary

Washington State Law Makes It Virtually Impossible to Charge Police Officers Who Kill

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Why won't lawmakers fix the law that shields cops from prosecution? THINKSTOCK There is an extraordinarily high bar to criminally prosecute police officers when they kill someone in Washington State—one that the legislature decided last...Show More Summary

BREAKING: The FBI Is Moving in on the Remaining Oregon Militants

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A view of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where the FBI is closing in on the remaining four militants occupying federal buildings. Claudio Del Luongo/Shutterstock The FBI is closing in on the small group of militants who remain...Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology: For the Week of February 10

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

feSTA/Shutterstock AQUARIUS (Jan 20–Feb 18): "We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime," writes Chuck Klosterman. "It's easy. But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. Show More Summary

This Anti-Transgender Bathrom Bill Couldn't Get Through the Republican-Controlled State Senate

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Democratic Senator Jim Hargrove, who represents Hoquiam, voted for the bill. Fucker. wa.gov The right-wing backlash against basic protections for transgender people is in full swing, but bill by bill, it's being defeated. This afternoon,...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Using "Crazy" Like That Is So Gay, Dan, And Pretty Lame

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I am a longtime listener/reader/general admirer of yours. Largely credit my healthy, satisfying sex life to self-acceptance stemming from your advice. Lately, though, there's one thing that's been bothering me, and I notice it in nearly...Show More Summary

State Supreme Court Refuses to Rethink SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage Law

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Airport workers celebrated a $15 victory in December. As of Tuesday, it seems that Alaska Airlines' last objection to $15 was denied by the state Supreme Court. Working Washington Sorry, Alaska Airlines. The state Supreme Court saysShow More Summary

Your Guide to Capitol Hill Art Walk

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Don't miss Ben Gannon's Plastic Beach at SugarPill. Ben Gannon Capitol Hill Art Walk is tomorrow. It's mostly a monthly opportunity to drink for free, walk around a fun neighborhood, and see lots of art, but you can also get interactive...Show More Summary

Six Things About Monday's X-Files, "Home Again"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Home again, home again, jiggity-jig. Last night the fourth episode of the X-Files revival aired, and—just like in in past weeks—I've got some thoughts. Spoilers, obviously. • HMMMM. So an episode featuring harassed homeless people that...Show More Summary

Seattle Is Now One of the Densest US Cities

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle has finally become a real city. borbapereira/shutterstock.com Seattle Times reports that an analysis of census data for 2014 reveals that Seattle is now the 10th most dense city in the US. We passed Baltimore to claim this impressive rank. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood's Response to Carly Fiorina Quitting the Republican Race

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"It turns out Fiorina can’t flat-out lie to the American people" and expect to get elected, Planned Parenthood says. CJ Hanevy / Shutterstock.com The news about Fiorina broke a few hours ago, but we just heard from Dawn Laguens, theShow More Summary

Beef Week Revisited

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We recently had ourselves the beefiest week EVER. While some beefs fade away, other beefs die hard. Here are some updates on resolved, latent, and ongoing beefs. Wiz enjoying victory and his cool pants RESOLVED BEEF: Wiz vs. Kanye Recap:...Show More Summary

King County Plans to Add a Bunch of New Ballot Drop Boxes Before This Fall's Election

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

King County's permanent ballot drop boxes will hopefully look more legit than these boxes they gave us for our voting party last year. The Stranger Great news just in from the King County Elections Office and its new director, JulieShow More Summary

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