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Bell Street Park Is Just A Slow Zone For Cars

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On April 12, Michael Shiosaki—Planning & Development Division Director of Seattle Parks and Recreation and husband of the mayor—told a crowd at the official opening that Bell Street Park is adding 56,000 square feet of urban park space to Seattle, which would be based on woonerf design principles. Show More Summary

Transcendence: I've Seen the Future and It Doesn't Work

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

People who spend way too much time paying attention to behind-the-scenes Hollywood intrigue are excited to see Transcendence because it's the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer, Wally Pfister. (Nolan is...Show More Summary

Another Earth Is Discovered

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

What is that we can now say with the recent discovery of a distant planet that appears to be just like the only planet on which we humans know for sure that life exists? "This is the first validated Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star," Dr. Show More Summary

Do People Understand the Difference Between Washington State's Two Opposing Gun Initiatives?

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Survey says: no. A majority of people in this state are inclined to support Initiative 594, which would close the gunshow loophole. A majority of people in this state are also inclined to support Initiaive 591, which would keep the gunshow...Show More Summary

How A Seattle Heroin Addict Robbed A Bank And Lived

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

AH Sean Hemmerle is a 41-year-old student at Seattle Central Community College. He's about to finish his first year of the Associates degree program in Social and Human Services. Like Cody Spafford, the cherished Ballard seafood chef...Show More Summary

Uber, Lyft, and Sideca File Referendum, Suspend City's Rideshare Ordinance

Hawk Krall We need a flipped-version of this illustration, or one of them tussling... Taylor Soper at GeekWire reports:Seattle’s ride-sharing controversy just took an unexpected turn. A coalition group has collected enough signatures...Show More Summary

National Rock-port: New Music/Video From Tera Melos, Mastodon

Earlier today, Sacramento rockers Tera Melos released a music video for their song "Slimed" from one of my favorite releases of last year, X'ed Out. It really makes no sense at all, and it is totally radical. Does the water symbolize...Show More Summary

In Culture News: Bumbershoot Goodness, James Franco Badness, and a Whole Other Earth to Ruin

Local Author Saves Life: Snow Falling on Cedars author David Guterson arranged to save the life of a young Ethiopian woman. Needle Party at Bumbershoot!!! Bumbershoot has announced its 2014 offerings in Words & Ideas, Visual Arts, and Theater, and oh my there is so much good stuff coming our way. Show More Summary

Godflesh's Justin Broadrick on Veganism, Cannibal Ox, and Brostep

As is the case with most interviews, some material didn’t make it into print for the one I conducted with Godflesh mastermind Justin Broadrick. For the hardcore Godflesh fans out there, here are the outtakes from this feature that ran...Show More Summary

How to Enforce the Minimum Wage: An Office of Labor Standards Enforcement

AM Nick "The Enforcer" Licata talks about a City Office of Labor Standards Enforcement I'm just going to keep saying it: Enforcement of any future minimum-wage law is going to be incredibly important. And yesterday, Seattle City Council...Show More Summary

What Are You Smoking? This Week's Local Hiphop Roundup, Courtesy of My Philosophy

On Thursday, April 17, you've got local gem Shaprece opening up for UK singer Daley at the Tractor—nice to see such a jazzy, future-leaning R&B bill happening in Ballard. Check Shaprece's newest work with producer IG88—"Tell Me" and "Her Song"—on Soundcloud. Show More Summary

I Don't "Like" (or Just Like) Cheerios Anymore

This new move by General Mills is really, really low. As is the jerky stuff they've been doing to get into the kind of lawsuits they hope to avoid: Last year, General Mills paid $8.5 million to settle lawsuits over positive health claims...Show More Summary

Of Course Gonzo Is Judas

I love the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack. I love the Muppets. It doesn't get much better than this: Just in time for the upcoming Easter weekend comes Muppet Christ Superstar, an “album” of nine songs from the 1971 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar—with the lead characters recast as Muppets. Show More Summary

Welcome—Again! Still!—Ansel Herz!

Emily Nokes Ansel Herz, who's been kicking ass on all kinds of topics, from unrest at Sakuma Brothers Farms to the death of Cody Spafford, is the newest staff writer at The Stranger. Ansel came aboard as a news apprentice a while back, after doing work for The Nation, Al Jazeera English, and ABC News, among other outlets. Show More Summary

Currently Hanging: Zachary Drucker and Flawless Sabrina in Seattle

JG ZACKARY DRUCKER AND FLAWLESS SABRINA Family portrait. (Video still.) Everyone is talking about artist couple Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, the toast of the current Whitney Biennial, and it just so happens that a 2011 video by Drucker—smart, gorgeous, and heartrending—is at a tattoo shop in Seattle. Show More Summary

The Seattle Rep Gets a New Managing Director

After approximately eight lifetimes of the Galapagos tortoise, Ben Moore is stepping down as managing director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and his successor has been announced—Jeffrey Herrmann, who's been the managing directorShow More Summary

Questions About the HUMP! Tour

HumpfestIntro v2.0 from Andy Blubaugh on Vimeo. I have a concern about HUMP!, which now has a national tour component. Specifically, are you living up to your promise a performer in HUMP! can "be a porn star for a weekend—not for life"? As a performer in a HUMP! film (with my face clearly visible), I feel like I have standing to raise these concerns. Show More Summary

Peeing To Puppies on the Wall

The Country House Restaurant is off I-5 in Toledo, WA, roughly halfway between Seattle and Portland. In the men's restroom, there is a photo of puppies over the urinal. Do not look at them if you are attempting to urinate. Look away from the puppies. How are you supposed to pee with puppies staring at you? [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Cowardly Rand Paul Refuses to Talk Publicly About Why He Supports Mitch McConnell

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been under fire from fellow conservatives pretty much all year long for endorsing Kentucky's other senator, Mitch McConnell. McConnell, the argument among teabaggers go, is an establishment Republican who capitulates to the Democrats way too often. Show More Summary

Too Much Good Music Tonight: Godflesh, the Men, Claire Chase and More!!

THE SYNAPSE-DESTROYING RHYTHMS OF GODFLESH AND CUT HANDS Roger Hampson GODFLESH (Neumos) How about a potent dose of extreme music from England from veterans of the underground Godflesh and Cut Hands? Headliners Godflesh cut eight albums from 1988-2001 that influenced scores of industrial-metal bands. Show More Summary

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