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The Last Word Will Make You Miss Carrie Fisher and Nora Ephron More Than Normal

The Last Word Will Make You Miss Carrie Fisher and Nora Ephron More Than Normal by Megan Burbank T he Last Word, starring Shirley MacLaine as a miserable old woman and Amanda Seyfried as the ornery journalist writing her obituary ahead of time, could’ve been a celebration of lady curmudgeons. Show More Summary

Texas Teacher Smiles For Mugshot

by Dan Savage A 27-year-old science teacher in Texas was arrested earlier this week on charges of having "an improper relationship" with a 17-year-old male student. And all anyone can talk about is her mugshot and the big smile on her face. Show More Summary

Donald Cried and the Comedy of Humiliation

Donald Cried and the Comedy of Humiliation by Ben Coleman D onald Cried traffics in the comedy of humiliation, and full disclosure: I can barely make it through an episode of the American The Office. So a movie like this, where grown men socially eviscerate themselves in very grounded scenarios... Show More Summary

Woody Harrelson Plays America’s Latest Complainer-in-Chief in Wilson

Woody Harrelson Plays America’s Latest Complainer-in-Chief in Wilson by Marc Mohan E verybody loves a misanthrope, right? Well, maybe not everybody, but there’s a long American tradition of giving it up for the curmudgeons and the cranks, especially when they can make us laugh. Show More Summary

Record Review: Mount Eerie's A Crow Looked at Me Is the Most Exquisite Desolation You've Ever Heard

Record Review: Mount Eerie's A Crow Looked at Me Is the Most Exquisite Desolation You've Ever Heard by Sean Nelson T he new Mount Eerie album, A Crow Looked at Me, begins with a perfect statement of the contradiction that comes up again...Show More Summary

Jim Woodring's The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunset and Wept Is a Riveting If Slightly Unsatisfying Dream

Jim Woodring's The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunset and Wept Is a Riveting If Slightly Unsatisfying Dream by Katie Kurtz I n the dream, a turquoise dog with a curved horn for a snout walks quietly up to me. A magenta dog joins us. Show More Summary

On Sale This Week: 19 Seattle Music & Arts Events

Seattle events that have gone or are going on sale between March 16-25, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Spring is here, and so is announcement season. This week, many big-name Seattle events are going on sale and are likely to sell out very quickly, so we've rounded them up below so you can plan ahead and get your wallets ready. Show More Summary

Land of Mine Is Explosive Filmmaking (It's About Land Mines)

Land of Mine Is Explosive Filmmaking (It's About Land Mines) by Robert Ham R eleased in Denmark in late 2015 as Under Sandet (“Under the Sand”), writer/director Martin Zandvliet’s World War II drama Land of Mine almost deserves the clunky, Anglicized title it’s been saddled with for American audiences. Show More Summary

The Lure: You’ll Never Think About Sexy Mermaids the Same Way Again

The Lure: You’ll Never Think About Sexy Mermaids the Same Way Again by Suzette Smith T he Lure works on a few different levels. On one hand, it’s a sexy Polish horror musical about savage mermaid sisters trying to eat people. (Everybody...Show More Summary

One Thing Frank Rich Is Definitely Right About

by Eli Sanders "Stronger Together" doesn't just sound like a food co-op slogan. It literally is the slogan for Seattle's Central Co-op. ES We'll be fawning and fighting over Frank Rich's "No Sympathy for the Hillbilly" argument on the upcoming episode of the Blabbermouth podcast. Show More Summary

Seattle Finally Has a Plan to Give All Workers Paid Family Leave

by Heidi Groover Seattle City Council Member Lorena González, who is up for reelection this year, is proposing a plan to give Seattle workers 26 weeks of paid family leave. City of Seattle The United States is one of the only industrialized countries in the world to offer no paid leave for new parents. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Oso Three Years Later, Attack at UK Parliament

by Heidi Groover Forty-three people died in the 2014 Oso landslide. Kelly O Oso Three Years Later: On the third anniversary of the landslide, families are still coping with the disaster and scientists and officials are trying to figure...Show More Summary

Who's Worse: Camille Paglia, Sanctimonious Liberals, or My Sniveling Self?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Paglia and her audience. RS You've most recently heard Camille Paglia coming out of Milo Yiannopoulos's mouth. She's a proud equity feminist who rails against the censorious rage of Andrea Dworkin and Betty Friedan in favor of the sex-positive, self-reliant Amazon. Show More Summary

Where Trumpcare Will Hurt Most in Washington State

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Map: Where Trumpcare Will Hurt Most in Washington State and Which of Our Members of Congress Like This Bill by Heidi Groover "A disaster for Washington." That's how Governor Jay Inslee describes the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) with the American Health Care Act (go ahead and call it "Trumpcare"). Show More Summary

Nostalgia May Be Bad for You, but T2 Trainspotting Feels Very Good

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Nostalgia May Be Bad for You, but T2 Trainspotting Feels Very Good by Sean Nelson "Y ou're a tourist in your own youth," cries Simon (formerly Sick Boy) to Mark (aka Renton) as they enact a pilgrimage to the exact spot where, 20 years earlier, they went to sit and complain about how empty and meaningless their lives were. Show More Summary

What Does It Take to Be Seattle's Best Banh Mi?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Five Seattle Locals Put Nine Vietnamese Sandwiches to the Test by Naomi Tomky A sking a Seattleite where to find the best banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) is akin to questioning a New Yorker on their favorite spot for a slice: Once the food reaches a certain level, it's often a question of style, price, and proximity. Show More Summary

In Case You Needed Another Reminder to Get Yourself Vaccinated...

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Don't put yourself—or your munchkins—at risk. Get vaccinated. ROBERT ULLMAN A local man and his 6-month-old child have a measles infection after returning from a trip to Asia, King County Public Health officials announced in a press release yesterday. Show More Summary

The Complete Jewish Film Festival 2017 Schedule

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The 22nd Annual Festival Runs March 25-April 2 by Stranger Things To Do Staff

The Complete Fringe Festival 2017 Schedule

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Festival Of Offbeat Theater Runs March 23-April 1 by Stranger Things To Do Staff

108 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week: March 21-26, 2017

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Head to Good to Glow on Saturday for a giveaway of 1000 glowsticks—and a dance party, of course. Shutterstock Our arts critics have already recommended 60 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 32 best concerts, but there are still hundreds more events happening. Show More Summary

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