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RIP, Soul Great Jimmy Ruffin

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Motown great Jimmy Ruffin passed away Monday, November 17. He was 78. There has been no official cause of death yet listed, but he had been in ICU, perhaps with pneumonia, in a Las Vegas hospital since October. Ruffin was born in Collinsville,...Show More Summary

Stifle Your Yawns, People: Scott Walker and Jim Webb Are Both Running for President

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In this video, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is the first Democrat to announce the formation of an exploratory committee in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination: And oh my God it's just so boring. In very broad language, Webb promises to end the gridlock in Washington and help the middle class, somehow. Show More Summary

The Co-Founder of the Human Rights Campaign—Terry Bean—Has Been Arrested for Allegedly Fucking a 15-Year-Old Boy

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Welcome to the first—and hopefully the last—installment of HRC Co-Founder Watch. Willamette Week via Joe My God: Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Terry Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Show More Summary

My Philosophy: Remembering Big Bank Hank and Looking to Seattle Hiphop's Future

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Near the dawn of the '80s, Sugar Hill Records chief Sylvia Robinson was trying desperately to sign a rap group, but she couldn't find any that were interested in actually going into the studio—until then, rap had been a strictly live phenomenon, existing only in clubs and at house parties. Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Microcosmos: Tonight at the Northwest Film Forum, there's a special 35 mm screening of the beautiful, buggy French nature film Microcosmos with live music provided by the Seattle rock band, Cabana. Ruth Ozeki's Twisty Meta-Narratives:...Show More Summary

Experimental Choreographer Tere O'Connor Embraces the Ambiguity

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Choreographer Tere O'Connor doesn't want to tell you a goddamn story. Unlike in traditional ballets or more contemporary dance polemics, he doesn't afford his audiences the safety net of preordained plots or moods. His choreography is...Show More Summary

If the New Cinerama Can't Save Movie Theaters, Nothing Can

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The re-refurbished Cinerama is a marvel, inside and out. "I have seen things you people wouldn't believe," says replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, which screened at the Cinerama in 1982. Thirty-two years later, I can say something similar about my visual and also aural experience of the new technology in the newly re-renovated theater. Show More Summary

President Obama Will Declare Himself "Monarch" Tonight, According to Ted Cruz

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

American Spirit / Shutterstock.com By Ted Cruz's logic, Ronald Reagan is "lawless," "defiant," and "angry." Tonight at 5 pm Seattle time, President Obama will announce his plan to fix "our broken immigration system" through executive orders. Show More Summary

RIP Mike Nichols

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Everett Collection/Shutterstock The ridiculously gifted writer, performer, filmmaker, and producer was a perennial force for artistic good. Eli mentioned it in The Morning News but it deserves a follow-up: Mike Nichols—Emmy-, Tony-,Show More Summary

NY Times Spends Six Minutes in Seattle. Do You See Yourself in This Google Ad?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The paper of record has released the latest in its series of Google Maps-sponsored 36 Hours In... travel videos for a city, and Seattle winds up looking a lot like all the other cities in the series (Nashville, Glasgow, Nice, Madrid). Show More Summary

Self-Checkout Machines and the Existential Status of the Worker

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CM The machine orders the buyer to work. What do self-checkout machines tell the worker in a supermarket? What is their ultimate message? The answer can be found in a lecture, "Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism," delivered just over a year ago by the Marxist geographer David Harvey. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Why Kshama Sawant Got Arrested Protesting Against Alaska Airlines

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Working Washington Socrates Bravo, left, and Kadra Osman, right, were arrested yesterday along with Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant and one other person. They were part of a protest aimed at getting $15 an hour for SeaTac Airport...Show More Summary

Washington State Is Flying Blind in a Storm of Corporate Tax Breaks

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

James Yamasaki We often don't know who gets them, why they were created, and what we get in return. Why is Olympia keeping this secret? Continue reading »

Council Member Kshama Sawant and Three Others Arrested in SeaTac While Protesting Minimum Wage Lawsuit

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

BREAKING: Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant has just been arrested in @AlaskaAir protest: pic.twitter.com/f7xn0fg1vQ— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) November 20, 2014 Saying Alaska Airlines is trying to "block the $15/hour minimum...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: You've Done Nothing Wrong

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I am a bisexual male in my early twenties who until recently was in the closet. I have been exploring my sexuality for only the past year or so and I didn't want to label myself and open Pandora's box of oppression in the American south before I knew who I was for sure. Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology: For the Week of November 19

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FESTA/Shutterstock SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21): Many people use the terms "cement" and "concrete" interchangeably, but they are not the same. Cement is powdery stuff that's composed of limestone, gypsum, clay with aluminosilicate, and other ingredients. Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is Bratmobile's "Cool Schmool"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You know why? 'Cause Kill Rock Stars just this week re-released Bratmobile's Pottymouth on bright-pink vinyl. The first pressing in more than 10 years! F$%CK YOU! What's so cool about being cool? We're not in junior high school! Rather be dead than cool. Click the image to listen, schmools! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Elephants to Go Extinct in Seattle

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

News from Woodland Park Zoo: Woodland Park Zoo announced today that it will phase out its on-site elephant program and continue to move forward with its mission of saving animals and their habitats through conservation leadership. “We remain committed to putting the welfare of our elephants first. Show More Summary

Cinderella: Disney Really Wants a New Frozen

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As everyone who plays even the smallest part in modern society on earth is painfully aware, Disney's Frozen has made more money than has even been invented yet, both in box office and branding. From the New York Times Magazine:Disney...Show More Summary

I Love Television: A Very Netflix Thanksgiving

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As you undoubtedly know, I maintain very strict Thanksgiving traditions, and they are as follows: sleep until 2 p.m. Drain the remaining liquor bottles in my cabinet and howl, "Closing liquor stores for Thanksgiving is NOT what our forefathers intended!!" Go back to sleep. Show More Summary

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