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Check Out the Trailer for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of the great things about living in the multi-platform age is that when old-timey broadcast networks pass on an unusual show, sometimes it's picked up by other cable or streaming services and BAM! It's a success and everybody wins (except the idiot network). Show More Summary

Savage Love: The Hunger

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Joe Newton I'm a straight 18-year-old girl in my first sexual relationship. Things are a little awkward, and I could chalk it up to inexperience, but here's what I feel conflicted about: I have a vore fetish. It was a fascination for me as a young child and became a sexual thing around the time I hit puberty. Show More Summary

RL Grime Explains What DJs Do Onstage and Why "Trap" Is Not a Bad Word

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ANDI ELLOWAY RL Grime—His real name is Henry Steinway. You're at the club, you're extremely well-groomed, and you're caked in so much fragrance that raccoons in Klickitat County think a barge of Drakkar Noir has run aground at Cal Anderson Park. Show More Summary

Ag Gag Bill Looks Like It'll Die in Committee (That's a Good Thing)

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

YT A still from one of the undercover videos of cows being abused—physically and sexually—that prompted Idaho's ag gag law. The ag gag bill I wrote about earlier this week had a hearing on Tuesday and looks like it's stalled in committee. Show More Summary

Why Is an HBO Doc About Kurt Cobain the Only Seattle-Related Film that at Sundance 2015?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

HBO Kurt Cobain repping Seattle at 2015 Sundance What you will not find at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which opens today, is a film from Seattle. Judging from the lineup in the main categories, it seems all that will represent us...Show More Summary

Disaster, Camp, and Dullness in Joshua Conkel's Sprawl, the Inaugural Show at 12th Avenue Arts

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ANTHONY WHITE Sprawl: Social fissures become gaping rifts. Some plays give up all their secrets in the first 150 words—the 106-word prologue to Romeo and Juliet might be the most famous example—which is a welcome relief from the mystery...Show More Summary

Big News on Seattle's Media Beat

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Breaking! Item 1: The Seattle Weekly has a new publisher. His name is Bob Baranski, he most recently worked as the vice president of sales/associate publisher of the San Diego Business Journal, and says "politics, arts, culture and music...Show More Summary

Defeating Keystone XL Would Be a Victory for Environmentalists, But It Might Mean More Dangerous Tar Sands Oil Moving Through Seattle

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Steven Frame/Shutterstock A Department of Ecology draft study published last fall found that the amount of oil chugging through Washington state “poses threats to the inland rivers, streams and groundwater.” For the last six years, environmentalists have framed the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline into a symbolic war on climate change. Show More Summary

Race and Class In America, Chapter MCMXLVII

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Another all-time classic HuffPo Entertainment headline: Maybe it will, Kevin. Maybe it will. Black or White opens Fri Jan 30. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney to Meet in Utah, Probably Discuss Presidential Campaigns

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Maria Dryfhout / Shutterstock.com "Mmmm, mint. I love mints. They're so minty! You know, my dad used to give me mints when I got good grades at school. Love my dad." "Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are scheduled to meet privately this week...Show More Summary

Things to Do Today or Tonight

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

1) We're in the midst of a digital class war, and we're losing, according to Andrew Keen @ Town Hall 2) Catch the windswept post punk of Cult of Youth and guests @ Highline 3) Artworks obsessed with spying, surveillance, state-sanctioned...Show More Summary

Never Heard of 'Em: An Intrepid 28-Year-Old Writer Listens to Sleater-Kinney for the First Time

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anna Minard, our former city hall reporter, claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we force her to listen to all the records that music nerds consider important. SLEATER-KINNEYDig Me Out(Kill Rock Stars) W OOOO-HOOOOO,...Show More Summary

What's the Most Amazing Part of Trisha Ready's Essay in The Stranger This Week?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Explosion/Shutterstock This is a photo of what happens to my brain every time I read it. OK, let's break it down—why is this essay so good? Before it went to the printer, I asked another editor to read it, and later she said, "ThereShow More Summary

Labyrinthus Brings Adventure to the Children's Film Festival

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

American movies for kids have entirely been handed over to Pixar and its swarm of major-studio animation clones. Animation is great, but I can’t recall the last good modestly scaled live-action movie about a normal kid who has to journey to a fantastical realm; I’m talking about your Last Starfighters, your Jumanjis, your NeverEnding Storys. Show More Summary

The Good News Is Senate Republicans Think Climate Change Is Real. The Bad News Is They Think It's "Biblical."

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As Dan Savage groggily told you in the Half-Assed Morning News, House Republicans last night dropped a controversial bill that would have banned abortion after twenty weeks. Even Republican women were railing against the bill. But now Republicans will have to contend with very angry religious conservatives. Show More Summary

Central Co-op Grocery Store Raises Entry-Level Wage to $15 Per Hour, Seven Years Ahead of Schedule

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Central Co-Op About 100 employees at this grocery store are already earning $15 hourly wages, seven years ahead of when Seattle's minimum wage law requires businesses of its size to pay their employees that much. Under Seattle's landmark...Show More Summary

Morning News: The Day Dan Overslept

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Income Inequality: Hey, even Republicans are talking about it now—but House Republicans are doing something about banning abortion. Republicans Screwing Teenagers: But Republican state senators here in Washington State are trying toShow More Summary

The Ghetto in Three Parts: Bologna

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Charles Mudede One of the secrets of Bologna. Part Two The heart that you find in Bologna, the seventh largest city in Italy, is a former Jewish ghetto. An order from the Pope made it a reality for nearly 1000 souls in the middle of the 16th century. Show More Summary

The Sonics' NEW Record, This Is The Sonics

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For Record Store Day 2014 Tacoma's most famed back-from-the-grave garage band, the Sonics, released a new single side, "Bad Betty." The song was on a split single with another popular local garage band, Mudhoney. Well, here is the new...Show More Summary

Watch Arctic Sea Ice Melt Over 28 Years in One Minute

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a disturbing animation today. It looks at the decline of perennial Arctic sea ice—the stuff that survives the regular summer melts—over the last three decades. The old iceShow More Summary

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