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The Drama in WET’s Straight White Men Even Extends to the Program

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A note from director Sara Porkalob to start dialogue about Young Jean Lee's play ended up starting dialogue with Lee instead. by Rich Smith Director Sara Porkalob wanted audiences not to feel as bad for one of these characters as they may have felt. Show More Summary

The Misuse of "It's" Has Become Rampant, with No End in Sight

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For how much longer are we going to tolerate the rampant misuse of "it's"? by Dave Segal The Electric Company illuminates a rudimentary grammar rule. YouTube screengrab A popular internet-era axiom is, "Don't read the comments." Fuck that. Show More Summary

The Nostalgia of The Final Year Doesn't Address the Fierce Urgency of Now

by Eli Sanders The stars of The Final Year, a documentary chronicling the last days of the Obama approach to our world and its problems. Getty Images There are probably more important things you can do in response to the Trump era than...Show More Summary

Beer and Butcher Shop The Shambles Is a Big Win for Maple Leaf

The bar, restaurant, and butcher shop opens Saturday, January 20 at noon The Shambles is putting the finishing touches on its moody Maple Leaf beer bar, butcher shop, and restaurant, opening this Saturday, January 20, at noon. The 21-plus...Show More Summary

“I Am Not Going to Stop,” Pledges Local Immigration Activist Targeted by ICE

by Heidi Groover Maru Mora, a local immigration activist who faces deportation, spoke in front of ICE's Seattle office today alongside her daughter and supporters. HG When the letter arrived at Maru Mora’s home in December, she recognized...Show More Summary

"Let's Do It" with Bri Pruett: Putting the Sensual in Consensual

by Bri Pruett There’s only one sure-fire way to avoid being in a consensual gray area in a sexual scenario; use your grown-up words and explicitly ask for consent. If you’re a shy or less verbal person, this might seem like a daunting task. Show More Summary

South Park’s Popular Asian-Tex-Mex Fusion Restaurant Is Closed

But Phorale’s owners may try to reopen in a new location Well-received Phorale, the South Park mini-mart food counter specializing in a mash-up of Asian and Tex-Mex flavors, has closed after nearly two years in business. Despite a tiny...Show More Summary

Denis Johnson Triumphs Over the Grave In His Final Story Collection, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

Johnson's highly anticipated collection comes out today. by Willie Fitzgerald One of the stories in Johnson’s posthumous collection, which comes out today, is so good it left me literally stammering aloud to no one. Cindy Lee Johnson For one year in college I worked as a bouncer at a cacophonous place that catered almost exclusively to students. Show More Summary

The Morning News: An Unusually Warm Seattle Winter, and a Gun Debate That's Still Hot

China's cleaning up its act, North Korea suits up for the Olympics, and a lot American men need a crash course on consent. by Nathalie Graham Will legislators ban bump stocks? GEORGE FREY/GETTY IMAGES You didn’t forget about gun control...Show More Summary

Add Rep. Pramila Jayapal to the List of Dems Boycotting the State of the Union

by Steven Hsieh ANNOUNCEMENT: With all the racism coming from the White House, I will NOT be attending @realDonaldTrump's State of the Union. Instead, we'll focus on the State of OUR Union, our opposition to his agenda, and we will lift up a progressive and inclusive vision of our country. Show More Summary

Voices from Seattle's MLK Day March

"Dr. King stood for equality for all. Socially, we've lost some of that today." by Eli Sanders Ray Clark with his family at today's Martin Luther King, Jr. march in Seattle. ES Ray Clark, 42Seattle "born and raised" Why are you out here today? To support democracy. Show More Summary

Seattle-Area Rents Drop to a Level That's Still Far from Affordable for Most

by Charles Mudede "When rents dip, I dip, you dip, we dip." gollykim/ According to Mike Rosenberg, the Seattle Times business reporter, rents in King and Snohomish counties are finally falling "significantly" for the first time in a decade. Show More Summary

Five Cranberries Songs That Will Break Your Heart In Light of Dolores O’Riordan's Passing

Their lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, passed away today at age 46. by Amber Cortes Dolores O’Riordan performing in 2010. ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES The sad news that Dolores O’Riordan—the Irish songwriter best known for being the frontwoman for The Cranberries)—has passed away today is making its way through the internet. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Saving a Sugar Baby

"I'd prefer to see women giving blowjobs because they love it—not because they've never been to Tahiti." by Dan Savage A female friend of mine (who is a younger than me) told me she was considering being a "sugar baby." It's likely you...Show More Summary

Dylan Farrow's Other Brother Says Woody Allen Isn't Guilty

Moses Farrow disputes his sister's allegations. by Katie Herzog Woody Allen KEVIN WINTER / GETTY In much of America, it's generally believed that Woody Allen sexually abused his adopted daughter, Dylan. Now, 32, Dylan says that Allen...Show More Summary

The 64 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Jan 15-21, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff In Chasm, the newly formed GRIEF GIRLS will explore our country's increasingly wide political division with a fresh modern-dance piece inspired by James Baldwin's inimitable play Blues for Mister Charlie. Our...Show More Summary

The Missing Stanza

by Dan Savage And to save other forests and other trees I support urban density. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The 64 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Jan 15-21, 2018

The Stranger’s arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already chosen the 34 best music shows this week, but now it's our arts critics' turn to pick the best events in their areas of expertise. Show More Summary

Seattle Writer Who Mocked Mario Batali's Pizza Roll Recipe Gets Hacked, Locked Out of Twitter

Geraldine DeRuiter woke up Sunday morning to find she had been locked out of her Twitter account. by Sydney Brownstone This is what DeRuiter's account looked like before it got hacked. Last week, Seattle-based writer Geraldine DeRuiter...Show More Summary

Seattle Band Dirty Sidewalks Mix Mai Tais, UFOs, and Ghosts, To Taste

by Andrew Hamlin Erik Foster, Evan O'Neil, and Evan Foster of Dirty Sidewalks Jake H. Sipes “Don’t hold a Mai Tai with ice in it close to the mic while tracking vocals.” That’s Dirty Sidewalks singer/guitarist Erik Foster on the most...Show More Summary

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