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Renee Erickson Wins the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest

by Angela Garbes "I just went to work for myself," says Best Chef Northwest Renee Erickson, "which is very uncommon and hard." Sea Creatures Last night at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards in Chicago, Renee Erickson was named...Show More Summary

Morning News Part 2: Radiohead's New Song + Video "Burn the Witch" is a Dread-Filled Joy

"Burn the Witch" is exactly what you want from Radiohead in an election year: dread-filled joy (and a good robot beat). by Sean Nelson It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... kill yourself. As many predicted (and hoped) they would, Radiohead...Show More Summary

The Morning News: No NBA Arena Street Vacation, a Hate Crime at Starbucks, and a $500 Million Boeing Tax Break

by Sydney Brownstone The Seattle City Council voted against selling a part of Occidental Ave to billionaire Chris Hansen for an NBA arena. cpaulfell / Seattle City Council Kills Street Vacation for SODO Arena: It came down to a 5-4 vote. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Had a Terrible Monday And He's About to Have a Worse Tuesday

by Dan Savage The Guardian: The trouble started with a 12-year-old in La Porte, Indiana. At a rally there, a boy shouted “You suck!” and “Shut up!” during Cruz’s stump speech, thwarting the senator’s attempts to turn the pubescent heckler into a talking point. Show More Summary

The Man Who Shined a Laser Into the Eyes of the Captain and First Mate of This Ferry Got Fined $100,000

by Christopher Frizzelle "This is the first time we've had this happen with the ferries," a Washington State Patrol official told me last fall. WSDOT Remember the story about the man shining his laser at the ferry Tokitae? He claimed...Show More Summary

25 Photos From May Day 2016

by Alex Garland Solidarity Music Festival The "Solidarity Music Festival" featured bands like "On The Ground" and "Smashie Smashie" as a "way to build community and solidarity" through speeches and music. "On The Ground" plays a sweet punk set at the Solidarity Music Festival at Westlake Park. Show More Summary

In 5-4 Vote, City Council Kills Street Vacation for New Sodo Arena

by Heidi Groover Entrepreneur Chris Hansen wanted to buy a city street in order to build a new NBA arena. Today, the city council narrowly rejected that request. seattle arena The city will not sell entrepreneur Chris Hansen a city street...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Soft Serve

by Dan Savage I've been low-grade cruising this beautiful/smart/interesting woman for about 3 years. We cross paths professionally and every once in a while will have a meal or a drink together. There has sometimes been the hint of something more happening but it hasn't. Show More Summary

Fuck Everything About May Day in Seattle

by Ansel Herz Fuck it all. Ansel Herz Fuck El Comite. Fuck another tame immigrants rights march parade, organized by local group El Comite and welcomed by police, while the federal government maintains a for-profit gulag holding immigrants just forty minutes away. Show More Summary

The Things Are Against Us Is Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink Surrealism

by Rich Smith Solange (Samie Spring Detzer, left) tries in vain to contact her sister Tessa (Allison Standley, right). Standing next to a haunted bed and breakfast really messes up your signal. Chris Bennion In my preview of Washington Ensemble Theatre's production of Susan Soon He Stanton's The Things Are Against Us at 12th Ave. Show More Summary

After Eight Years of Music, Cairo Is Closing Its Doors

by Ana Sofia Knauf We'll miss you. Kelly O Sad news, folks: Music venue/art gallery/quirky clothing retailer hybrid Cairo announced today that it is closing up shop after eight years at its home on East Summit Avenue and East Mercer Street. Show More Summary

A Note on the Indisgestion Caused By Eating Class Struggle

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Old forager at the Columbia City Station. Charles Mudede In 2011, the University of Washington Press, in association with UW's Department of Geography, published Seattle Geographies, a collection of essays that explored and explained the human geography of our region. Show More Summary

The 42 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Bacon and Beer Classic, First Thursday, A Performance on a Metro Bus, And More Picks For May 2-8 by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our arts critics have recommended the best events in every genre—from the Bacon and Beer Classic to a performance set on a Metro bus to the First Thursday Art Walk. Show More Summary

Musical Gear and More Stolen from Ex-Rose Windows Singer Rabia Qazi

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Qazi (front and center, holding flower) is dealing with the loss of her most valued possessions. Molly Bauer On April 21, someone broke into Seattle musician Rabia Shaheen Qazi's apartment and stole nearly everything of worth to her: musical instruments and gear, records, clothes, money, and mementos. Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina Pulls a Bob Dole/Gary Bauer

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Carly Fiorina falls off stage at Ted Cruz's Indiana event — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 2, 2016 Usually a bad omen for the candidate, a good one for the country. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Game of Thrones Recap! "Home" Is Where I Want to Be

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ned Lannamann GAMA THRONES! Now that’s what I’m talking about! After a disappointingly sleepy first episode, Game of Thrones’ sixth season kicked into high gear in its second, proving that the HBO series hasn’t exploded on the launchpad since diverging from George R.R. Show More Summary

Watch President Obama's Speech at His Last White House Correspondents' Dinner

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle It happened on Saturday night, and there are some good lines, like: "Eight years ago I said it was time to change the tone of our politics. In hindsight, I clearly should have been more specific." But his jokes had nothing on his jokes—including Trump jokes—in 2011. Show More Summary

For the Theater Fags

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage "Nice to see a musical clip on Slog," writes NC, "but I think the movie version of Camelot is one of the most listless films ever made of a Broadway musical. Here’s an altogether more spirited—and beautifully sung—performance...Show More Summary

Twenty-Three People Shot by American Toddlers So Far This Year

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz This is disturbing. Iva Barmina/Shutterstock Washington Post: Last year, a Washington Post analysis found that toddlers were finding guns and shooting people at a rate of about one a week. This year, that pace has accelerated. Show More Summary

John Kasich Confident he Could "Probably, I Mean, I Don't, I Don't Know," be President

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume John Kasich: Coming in third in a two-man race. Andrew Cline / "I don't know how it all works, okay?" said last-placer John Kasich at a campaign appearance that was supposed to demonstrate his mastery over...Show More Summary

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