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California to Allow Dogs Into Restuarants

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is interesting:With a swipe of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown has ensured Sutter can tag along to some bars and restaurants. Assembly Bill 1965 makes it easier to bring your pet next time you dine out or grab a drink. The bill permits...Show More Summary

SDOT Director Nominee Scott Kubly: "War on Cars" Narrative Doesn't Reflect Reality

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

AH Scott Kubly looks southward from 38th floor office at Seattle's Municipal Tower. He's seen two serious accidents from his window in recent weeks. On July 2, Mayor Ed Murray nominated Scott Kubly to be the new director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, replacing Peter Hahn, who resigned last year after Murray's election. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Has "Cost New Jersey Taxpayers Billions" in Privatized Pension Scam

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

L.E.MORMILE //Shutterstock Where'd all the money go, Chris Christie? Every so often, Republicans bring up the idea of privatizing Social Security, of "investing" that money into Wall Street as a way to strengthen the economy. The idea was shot down when George W. Show More Summary

Tonight in Music: Jack White and Madeleine Cocolas

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A REINVIGORATED JACK WHITE HITS THE PARAMOUNT (Paramount) To say that Lazaretto, Jack White's second solo album, is the best thing he's done since the White Stripes will sound like high praise to those charmed by the busman's holiday...Show More Summary

Join Me for the 2014 Genius Literature Showcase This Wednesday!

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O G. Willow Wilson My favorite part of The Stranger's annual Genius Awards season is not the awards ceremony itself. Don't get me wrong—I love the big glamorous party at the Moore Theatre, with its booze and its music and its pageantry. Show More Summary

Grapefruiting? Is There Anything Straight People Won't Do?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NSFW: I say: no special rights for people who would ruin a blowjob by incorporating a grapefruit. Tips on appling, lemoning, green peppering, poundcaking, and cabbaging... after the jump... [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Late Seattle Producer Rick Parashar Remembered by My Goodness

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On August 14, Seattle producer Rick Parashar died of natural causes at age 50. A mainstay at London Bridge Studios, Parashar enjoyed phenomenal success at the controls of records by popular grunge acts like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, as well as with releases by Dinosaur Jr., Brandi Carlile, and many others. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Ignores Questions About Ferguson

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Hillary Clinton autographing a book at University Book Store in June. CNN says Hillary Clinton was asked to comment on Ferguson after a book signing on Sunday. After signing more than 700 books at Books & Books in Westhampton...Show More Summary

The Man Who Murdered Photojournalist James Foley Identified

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

He's a rapper from London: According to The Times of London and other sources, "John" is believed to be Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old man from London, who went to Syria to join Islamist forces last year. His father, Adel Abdel Bary, is an Egyptian-born man who is accused of taking part in the 1998 U.S. Show More Summary

A Deep Documentary about National Treasure George Takei

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

George Takei is a national treasure, and this loving documentary does him right, sharing the Takei family’s story of surviving US internment during World War II, unpacking the homoerotic significance of Star Trek’s Sulu, and giving us a lovely gawk... KEEP READING > >

Watch Mark Driscoll Ask Forgiveness from Mars Hill Church

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You read about this in the Morning News, but here's the video of yesterday's announcement by Pastor Mark Driscoll that he's taking at least six weeks off from Mars Hill Church while the church's board investigates the many charges against him. Show More Summary

The Ice Bucket Challenge: All Fun and Games (and Money Raised for an Important Cause) Until Somebody Gets Dead

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Guardian: The death of a teenager who drowned in a quarry is being linked to the ice bucket challenge craze. Cameron Lancaster, 18, died after disappearing under the water at Preston Hill quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, on Saturday.... Show More Summary

Crazy Anti-Gay Preacher Turns Left, Turns Right, Calls For Amendment to US Constitution That Would Jail Gay People

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There's so much stupid here that I don't know where to start. I'll let someone else tackle the notion that jailing gay people will somehow put a stop to gay sex—even straight people have gay sex in prison—and just tackle this one: "They've agitated for laws giving them special protections available to no one else." Blah blah blah. Show More Summary

OH NO! The Erotic Bakery Is Closing

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

heeroticbakery.com Good night, sweet boob/penis/vulva cake shop. After almost three decades in Wallingford—since 1986—the Erotic Bakery, Seattle's source for explicit cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more, is closing at the end...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Mark Driscoll Takes Break from Mars Hill, Burger King Wants to Avoid U.S. Taxes

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mars Hill Church "OK, I know I was just on vacation, but I'm going to take another one, because Jesus." Mark Driscoll to Take an "Extended Focus Break" from Mars Hill Church: Even though six weeks doesn't seem very "extended." In case you missed it, here's the Mars Hill Church backstory, first reported by Brendan Kiley, that led to this point. Show More Summary

Should Washington State Eliminate Our Statute of Limitations on Rape Charges?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last week, Democratic nominee for Texas governor and serial badass Wendy Davis announced her desire to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sexual battery in Texas. Here's what Davis had to say during...Show More Summary

Henry Rollins Apologizes for His Comments on Suicide

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mat Hayward / Shutterstock.com Last week Henry Rollins posted column called "Fuck Suicide," which was an ill-timed, scathing editorial about how people who commit suicide "blew it" and if anyone is suffering from depression or contemplating suicide, they should should "hang in there" (no puns intended, right Hank?). Show More Summary

"What Happens at the Two-Minute Mark of This Video Will Amaze You"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is your Legally Mandated Monday Morning John Oliver Video Post—or at least that's how it's starting to seem with that dude, right? It's Monday, so John Oliver must've sent at least a few minutes of must-watch video into the world last night. Show More Summary

Tonight in Music: Amanda X and Spontaneous Rex

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

THE CORKSCREWING CATCHINESS OF AMANDA X amnesia by Amanda X (Rendezvous) How often do Siltbreeze Records bands come through Seattle? Not very, so fans of that venerable Philadelphia indie label’s sporadic output should swarm to this show to witness Amanda X. Show More Summary

Chris Marker Uses Cyberspace to Revisit and Recontextualize the Past

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Icarus Films Chris Marker's Level Five, a multi-layered effort from 1997—experimental film, historical documentary, love story— that's screening at the Grand Illusion, and arrives in the US for the first time, much like Éric Rohmer's...Show More Summary

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