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The Morning News: UW Has No Plans to Raise Wages on April 1, Mayor Defends Fish Truck in the Middle of the Road

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anyone making minimum wage at the University of Washington won't get a raise come April 1, when the city's new law takes effect. Denise Lett/Shutterstock The City's Largest Employer Has No Plans to Raise Wages on April 1: The University...Show More Summary

Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed German Plane With 150 On Board

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NYT: The chief Marseille prosecutor handling the investigation of the crash of a Germanwings jetliner said on Thursday that evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the co-pilot had deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into its fatal descent.... Show More Summary

An Important Homeless Encampments Decision Is Now In the Hands of Bruce Harrell and Sally Bagshaw

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The blue areas on this map show where three homeless encampments would be allowed under the mayor's proposal. Some on the council want to add in the yellow areas, too. (Click to enlarge.) A city council effort to allow homeless encampments...Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology for the Week of March 25

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FESTA/Shutterstock ARIES (March 21–April 19): The term "jumped the shark" refers to a TV show that was once great but gradually grew stale, and then resorted to implausible plot twists in a desperate attempt to revive its creative verve. Show More Summary

Shots From Last Weekend's Best DJ Nights

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Andy Butler at the Eagle, Proper at Baltic Room, and Family Tree at ETG. Kevin "NARK" Kauer with Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair fame at the Eagle where Butler played on Friday before headlining at the Big Building on Saturday....Show More Summary

Where in the World Are Shell's Arctic Drilling Rigs?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The blurry thing in the background? That's the Noble Discoverer, a drill ship belonging to the Shell fleet that's currently on its way to Seattle. (The raft in the foreground contains a bunch of Greenpeace protesters.) Jiri Rezac/Greenpeace We...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letters of the Day: You've Got Hate Mail

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Can you PLEASE describe life with Terry? Because I want to hear from the gay horse's mouth directly that ingesting your "husband's" feces on a regular "monogamish" basis is really what you meant by "it gets better." The good news is that your pretend gay "marriage" has no legitimate legacy. Show More Summary

Midday Veil Releasing New LP This Wilderness on Brooklyn Label Beyond Beyond Is Beyond

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Midday Veil's forthcoming album has found an apt home with Brooklyn indie Beyond Beyond Is Beyond. Frank Correa The prodigiously talented Seattle rock group Midday Veil will be releasing their third album proper, This Wilderness, on Brooklyn indie label Beyond Beyond Is Beyond this summer on LP/CD/MP3. Show More Summary

An I Love TV™ Classic™ Column™... About Nipples!

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tom Welling is like 34 years old now (!!!), and his nips look like shit. Hey guys! I'm on vacation this week, so please enjoy this I Love Television™ classic from 2011, in which I talk waaaay too much about my nipples. Good luck! —Humpy In a week filled with crappy season finales, there's one TV show I hate—yet "hate" to see go. Show More Summary

Eight Photos from Yesterday's Port Meeting Protests

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You can listen to the full meeting here. (Click on the audio tab.) Alex Garland It began, as all port commission meetings do, with a pledge of allegiance. Alex Garland And proceeded to more public testimony against parking Shell's Arctic drilling fleet at the port's Terminal 5. Show More Summary

Take Your Burning Rage from Yesterday's Traffic Mess and Fire It Toward Olympia

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This was Seattle traffic yesterday. The red equals stop-and-go misery. It was like this for hours. SDOT Well, that was fun, wasn't it? Here's the Seattle Times on yesterday's traffic clusterfishfuck: A semitruck carrying a load of salmon...Show More Summary

March into APRIL: A User's Guide to the 2015 Authors, Publishers, and Readers of Independent Literature Festival

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This year's lineup for the APRIL (Authors, Publishers, and Readers of Independent Literature) Festival is enticing, and larded with local talent. But before we go any further, do yourself a favor: Find $30 and hide it from yourself.Show More Summary

New Report Finds Slave-Caught Fish Permeate US Seafood Supply

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I haven't seen Thai prawns for sale at a QFC since the slavery story broke last June. But according to a new investigation, slavery isn't limited to prawns. Brendan Kiley Remember the Thai slavery story last June? A Guardian investigation...Show More Summary

Crappy Frats, Creepy Racial Outreach, and the Transformation of Suge Knight into a Collapsing Crybaby

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Trust me. I'm almost as ethical as I am heterosexual." MONDAY, MARCH 16 This week of crappy frats, creepy racial outreach, and the wholesale transformation of Marion "Suge" Knight from a notoriously violent rap mogul into a continuously...Show More Summary

What Do Plastic Bags Want to Tell Their Makers?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This plastic bag wants to tell its maker, a New Yorker, something. Anna May Dutton A passage in Timothy Morton's Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World recently lead to my discovery of Ramin Bahrani's masterpiece...Show More Summary

Morning News: Protesters Pack the Port and Win Concessions on Shell Deal, Police Arrest Donut Shop Robbery Suspect

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The #IdleNoMore movement's Olivia One Feather confronts Port of Seattle commissioners during a hearing on Tuesday. Alex Garland Protesters Packed the Port Again Yesterday: After almost two hours of public testimony, Port commissioners...Show More Summary

Washington Fire Chiefs Demand Transparency on Crude Oil Trains

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Wayne Senter, executive director of the group Washington Fire Chiefs, has asked that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway company reveal info about its crude oil routes by the end of next week. dragunov/Shutterstock Earlier thisShow More Summary

VOTE: What Should I Wear to Sakura-Con?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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The Decline of Western Civilization Gets Boxed!!

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Penelope Spheeris, excellent historian of rock decadence. s_bukley/Shutterstock.com WHOA! You guys, The Decline of Western Civilization, um, the trilogy, so like, all three of Penelope Spheeris's infamous rock and roll "lifestyle" documentaries—the...Show More Summary

Happy Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Spill. Here's Everything Wrong with the Seattle Times Backing Shell in Seattle.

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Seattle Times won a Pulitzer in 1990 for its investigative coverage of the lax safety standards that facilitated one of the worst man-made environmental disasters of our time. Why is the newspaper supporting a lease to host an Arctic...Show More Summary

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