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Record Store Boss and Electronic Musician Start Spin Cycle Records

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Spin Cycle owner Jason Grimes and electronic musician Tim Held have joined forces to form Spin Cycle Records, a small indie label that will operate out of the Capitol Hill vinyl/DVD/video-games retailer's Broadway space. Its first release will be Held's excellent TypicalHaunts LP. Show More Summary

LGBT Activist Wants You to Spend $5 Flipping Off the Duggars (And Helping LGBT Youth In Arkansas)

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar ramped up their anti-LGBT activism in the weeks since my piece about their daughters' virginities reality show on TLC (19 Kids & Counting) ran in the Stranger. Jim Bob and Michelle donated $10,000 to fight...Show More Summary

My Philosophy: Day and Night in Seattle Rap

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brothers from Another first released music in 2009 as high-schoolers, freshmen to the rap scene. Known then as Breez and Goonstar, the two now known as Tiglo and Cole (and forget not DJ Beeba) have grown from scene freshmen to in-demand...Show More Summary

We Asked 12 Holiday Trees in Downtown Seattle...

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"What the hell are you doing here? Already? It's not even Thanksgiving yet!" Kelly O "Bitch! I'm sometimes on the scene, right after Halloween!!! So suck it! What newspaper did you say you work for, again?" "What do you think of Black Friday? Of capitalism?" Kelly O "I hate it, personally. Show More Summary

Slog Poll: What's the Dumbest Thing You've Seen This Week?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In addition to the most toxic discourse I've ever seen, this week has also inspired some of the most breathtaking dumbness the internet has ever hosted. It's time for a Slog poll: Which of these things is the dumbest? 1. This Donald Trump tweet about ISIS and Obamacare: ISIS is starting its own currency. Show More Summary

You May Think the Mall Is an Art-Free Zone, but One Intrepid Art Critic Says Alderwood Is Full of It

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

My recent scouting expedition inside the 1.3 million square feet of Alderwood Mall yielded precisely two objects intended to be original art. They are color photographs in black frames, in the hallway leading to the women's bathroom at Macy's. One features a woman's pedicured feet propped on the dashboard of a convertible facing the beach. Show More Summary

Who's Hanging Out at the Mall on a Wednesday Afternoon in 2014?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Off-Duty Santa Billy Joe James Pardon me for asking, but are you Santa Claus? Yes. My name is Billy Joe James. I live in Woodinville. I Santa for Arthur & Associates Photography. This is my twelfth year. [He's carving Santa Claus Christmas tree ornaments from the wood of a western red alder tree.] I started carving these about 34 years ago. Show More Summary

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

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dakota Gearhart: Her installation at Gallery4Culture is a psychologically charged forest of flashing moments. Your Soundtrack to the Joys and Sorrows of the Boudoir: Provided by Usher at the KeyArena. That's Some Wild and Crazy Stuff:...Show More Summary

We Wrote an Entire Issue Inside the Alderwood Mall

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You may be wondering why this week's entire issue takes place in a shopping mall 17 miles away from The Stranger's spiritual and physical home. It's a fair question. If you've looked at a newspaper, magazine, TV channel, or website in...Show More Summary

The Internet Has Reached Peak Toxicity

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The New Yorker's next cover is incredible. http://t.co/aCtcI2lilI pic.twitter.com/kLD9u1Aglz — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) November 26, 2014 I've seen a whole lot of commentary online about people who had to unfriend people over racist Facebook rants yesterday. Show More Summary

The 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominees

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Best Actor nominee Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side These were announced yesterday, when America was busy with other stuff, so allow me to direct you today to the full list of nominees for the 30th Independent Spirit...Show More Summary

I Love Television: The Top Eight Worst Lifetime Movies… and SEX!

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Click bait! My editors tell me you love it, and you can’t get enough of it! (Confidential to your grandma: “Click bait” is the term for online stories begging to be “clicked,” usually accompanied with sensational headlines, such as “The...Show More Summary

Jian Ghomeshi Update

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It looks like Canada's Bill Cosby could be going to jail: Canadian broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and formally charged with four counts of sexual assault, Toronto police announced on Wednesday. He has also been charged with one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Show More Summary

Not Enough Debt for the Rich to Buy: Piketty, Graeber, Streeck, and the Book Buying Time

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Public debt is bad? We are mercilessly eating the future of our children? We must reign in spending right now or else the worst ever will happen? We need in power those who are committed to fiscal responsibility? According to Bloomberg,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: What Happened When Council Member Sally Clark Hit a Bicyclist

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City of Seattle Council Member Sally Clark was in a collision with a bicyclist in 2012. The incident has now become the subject of a $2.5 million claim against the City of Seattle. About Council Member Sally Clark's collision with aShow More Summary

Report 2: The Trial of Two Former Seattle Firefighters Accused of a Hate Crime Continues

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Cienna Madrid The scene of the alleged crime in Occidental Park. When Seattle police officers arrived at McCoy's Firehouse in Pioneer Square on March 15, the suspect they were looking for was a stereotypical boogeyman in American society:...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Criminal in Canada

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a straight guy in his early thirties. About six months ago, my wife and I went out on the town to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we came home, we started fooling around, but a combination of too much alcohol and not enough sleep meant I passed out right in the middle of things. Show More Summary

Barbara Lynn's Here Is Barbara Lynn

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I've written about the mighty Barabara Lynn a couple times in recent years; I showcased her sides, a killer dancer, "I Don't Want A Playboy" and the downer "This Is The Thanks I Get." Y'all, I gotta say I fucking LOVE her, like, every song she sang is a keeper; her '60s catalog is untouchable. Show More Summary

Ten More Photos from Seattle's Protests Last Night Against the Ferguson Decision

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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Today in Ferguson: President Obama Speaks Again and Darren Wilson Says His Conscience Is Clean

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

1. If you missed it, here's the Brown family news conference on the Ferguson grand jury decision: 2. Tonight, ABC News will air an interview with Darren Wilson. George Stephanopoulos has already reported that Wilson says he has a clean conscience over the shooting of Michael Brown. 3. Show More Summary

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