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Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas Quintet Head Up 26th Earshot Jazz Fest

The renowned Earshot Jazz Festival takes place at several Seattle venues Oct. 10-Nov. 11. Performing at this 26th annual event are Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas Quintet, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, McTuff, and many others. Show More Summary

What Are You Doing This Week? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

Courtesy of Frye Art Museum Looking for Open Windows Among the Shadows of the Cocaine Envel FOR OPEN WINDOWS AMONG THE SHADOWS OF THE COCAINE ENVELOPE by Curtis Barnes Jen Graves: "Tomorrow, I get the pleasure of sitting down to talk with (listen to) veteran Seattle artist Curtis R. Show More Summary

In Culture News: Shabazz Palaces Gets Pitchforked, Free Money Is Up for Grabs, and a Surprising Lack of Jacob Lawrence

Pitchfork Bestows an 8.2 Rating on Shabazz Palaces’ Lese Majesty: Today on Pitchfork, critic Craig Jenkins lavished praise on Seattle hiphop innovators Shabazz Palaces’ new album, Lese Majesty. “Similar to recent albums by the RootsShow More Summary

Now That Nerds Run Everything, San Diego Comic-Con Has Become Irrelevant

I guess I don't understand the point of San Diego Comic-Con anymore. It used to be the event where the comic book industry revealed their most exciting plans for the year ahead, but now those announcements are spread around to all the various conventions, especially New York Comic Con and Chicago Comic Con. Show More Summary

Capitol Hill Block Party Wrap Up: The Best In Photos

Best stoner graffiti: Kelly O Best lipstick on a dude with a condom in his fanny pack: Kelly O Best non-permanent message written on a hand (the band Childbirth): Kelly O Best permanent tattoo per official SLOG vote: Kelly O Best crowd...Show More Summary

Monday's Music News and Gossip

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brooklyn Benjestorf A$AP ROCKY Does in fact "fuck with" Seattle. • So many things happened at Capitol Hill Block Party over the weekend! Here are some of them: On Friday, Matt & Kim—who are seemingly contractually obligated to play all...Show More Summary

King County Superior Court Judge Rules That the Woodland Park Zoo Is Not Subject to the Public Disclosure Act

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O A judge has ruled that the Woodland Park Zoo can decide what we do and don't get to know about this elephant. This morning, King County Superior Court Judge Jean A. Rietschel ruled that the Woodland Park Zoo is not obligatedShow More Summary

Credit Where It's Due: National Review Was Pro-Legal Pot Almost Twenty Years Before the NYT

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I (figuratively) shit on the National Review on a fairly regular basis. And for good reason! National Review has been the house organ for spineless mainstream conservatism for many decades now, and it's home to some of the dumbest commenters on the web. Show More Summary

Are the Blue Angels Pilots Looking at Porn While Flying Over Seattle Right Now?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chris Parypa Photography / Shutterstock.com Very skilled at tight formations. Piloted by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels are zipping around over Seattle right now. The Stranger got an email from Blue Angels...Show More Summary

NRA Spokesman Reportedly Compares Washington Gun Control Advocates to Nazis

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Via Goldy, who offers this transcript of what he says are July 23 remarks delivered in Silverdale by NRA spokesman Brian Judy. The alleged remarks by Judy focus on Initiative 594 and one of its funders, Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer: Hanauer talks about his family, and they’re from Germany. Show More Summary

I Saw Three Black People in Vienna Today...

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

...and these were two of them: Is this ad—is this whole coffee concept—okay, Slog? [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

When Bob Met Bette

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Everyone who knows Bob Dylan prolly remembers his duet with Bette Midler, "Buckets Of Rain," on Midler's 1975 album Songs for the New Depression. It was a song Dylan had included—well, it was more of a a sketch of the song, on his Blood On The Tracks album. Show More Summary

BuzzFeed, Benny Johnson's Plagiarism, and the Friday-Night News Dump

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Say you're the editor-in-chief of a ridiculously popular content aggregation site. Say your so-called "Viral Politics Editor," a conservative shill who for some insane reason prefers the nickname "Benny," has been publicly called out for plagiarism. Show More Summary

The Great Horror Campout: I Survived, but My Dignity Didn't

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Me, Husband, and a severed head. “That chupacabra was a total dick.” “I don’t know the rules of human-centipede-ing!” “Ugh, I am so sick of tentacles on my face.” “Fuck yeah, I found a tongue! Score!” “I don’t even see the point of washing...Show More Summary

Slog Poll: Are You Ready for Another Try at a Seattle Monorail? Because It's Gonna Be on Your Ballot This Fall

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Zack Frank/Shutterstock.com Our current little monorail, a leftover World's Fair attraction. Missed the news this weekend while you were partying your heart out at Capitol Hill Block Party? (Or avoiding Block Party like the plague and...Show More Summary

NYPD Allegedly Continues to Use Chokeholds in Wildly Inappropriate Situations

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

When a New York City police officer put Eric Garner in a chokehold that resulted in Garner's death last week, we were told that the NYPD banned chokeholds well before the incident. Garner was being arrested under suspicion of selling...Show More Summary

What Is this Egyptian Rapper Saying?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm going through a disagreement with a friend about a small line in this track "Give Me The Chance" by Egyptian singers/rappers MC Sadat and Alaa Fifty Cent—the duo is a part of the electro chaabi movement that first exploded in Cairo's hoods in the second half of the previous decade. Show More Summary

Bodies Are Blocking the Entrance to Boeing

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

PHOTO BY MIKE SMITH Protesters this morning blocking the parking lot to Boeing. A row of protesters dressed all in black have been lying in the road to prevent access to the Boeing parking lot since around 8 am, according to Slog tipper Mike Smith, who works in the area. Show More Summary

This Might Be Your Only Chance to Name a Water Taxi the "Cobain Watertrain"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

King County Department of Transportation All aboard the Cobain Watertrain! West Seattle Blog tipped me to the fact that King County Ferry District is hosting an open online survey to name two new Water Taxis serving West Seattle and Vashon Island. Show More Summary

Ira Glass Tweets: "I Think I'm Realizing: Shakespeare Sucks"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

@JohnLithgow as Lear tonight: amazing. Shakespeare: not good. No stakes, not relatable. I think I'm realizing: Shakespeare sucks.— Ira Glass (@iraglass) July 28, 2014 Same thing with the great Mark Rylance shows this yr: fantastic acting,...Show More Summary

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