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The Associated Press Says the FBI's Fake News "Ploy" Is Unacceptable

360b / The Associated Press is "extremely concerned" about the FBI's use of its name to trick a 15-year-old Washington State hacker into clicking a link that would infect his computer with spyware. (The Seattle Times,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Is Getting Whiter

cpaulfell/Shutterstock Seattle's white population increased by 23,000 people in 2013. Seattle Is Now Fifth-Whitest Large US City: According to census data, the city’s non-Hispanic white population increased to 67 percent in 2013, up from 65.2 percent the previous year. Show More Summary

White Men Do Not Like Public Transportation

CM A black man is boarding a bus in Seattle. One can break down the US's political order into two crude but still meaningful parts. On one side, you have a mix of educated or cosmopolitan white men, white women, and sexual/religious/cultural/racial minorities; on the the other, you just got white men. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Olesya Feketa/Shutterstock THIS IS WHAT IT SHOULD BE ABOUT: Kids. No, I’m not back on staff at The Stranger, and they couldn’t possibly pay me enough to freelance. (I've got a new price; they can’t afford me now.) But I’ve been championing...Show More Summary

Seattle Times Furious With FBI Over Allegations That the Agency Impersonated the Newspaper

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seven years ago, the FBI used a kind of spyware known as a CIPAV to track down and arrest a 15-year-old hacker who was sending bomb threats to a high school near Olympia. Old news for privacy watchdogs. But today, ACLU analyst Christopher...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Here's Hoping This One Is Fake

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a straight woman married to a wonderful man who claims to be a polyamorous sex addict. He hid both his addiction and his tendency to be polyamorous from me until a few days after we got married. Once we married he also disclosed his desire to participate in BDSM and admitted to having encounters with men and transgender people. Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is Cream's "N.S.U." (Live)

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As noted everywhere on the internet and in Mike Nipper’s Slog post, Jack Bruce died from liver disease Sat. Oct. 25 at age 71. He was a brilliantly emotive vocalist, imaginative composer of catchy rock songs, and a soulful, dexterous bassist who thrived in several different bands and as a solo artist over 50-plus year. Show More Summary

Families of Oso Landslide Victims Sue County, State, and Private Landowner

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

BK The Oso slide, four weeks after the event. Earlier this year, back when we were writing about the Oso landslide—and why logging and construction activity was allowed even though the slope's instability was known and documented—one...Show More Summary

RIP, Jazz-Rock Bassist Jack Bruce

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As y'all all have prolly heard, this past Saturday, bassist multi-instrumetalist Jack Bruce passed away; he was 71. Without question, Mr. Bruce will forever be best remembered as the bassist and songwriter for English '60s psychedelic heavies the Cream. Show More Summary

Spotted in Ballard

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This bullshit astroturf campaign was brought to you by the NRA, which works for gun manufacturers, the millionaires who run them, and the billionaires who own them. Vote YES on 594: Initiative Measure No. 594: YES This initiative closes...Show More Summary

If You Publish a Book, Don't Ever Respond to Negative Reviews

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

BrAt82 / "Dear sir: You are a philistine. Stop writing reviews of books you can't possibly understand. Also, you have bad breath. Sincerely, William Shakesbear" Being reviewed can't be fun. You work on a book for a couple...Show More Summary

Musical Pioneer Gary Numan Nerds Out on Sharks and Technology

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

During the formation of Gary Numan's 20th album, Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind), he went through phases of writer's block, depression, and lack of "self-confidence." (See title.) But Gary Numan can't be depressed. I mean, he helped impregnate new-wave music. Show More Summary

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

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O You should see the other guy Kelly O's Tips for Costume Shopping: "Instead of buying your costume online, why don’t you try one of Seattle’s indie-owned costume shops? You can roll into Costume & Display with a nary an idea and,...Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: You Can't Keep a GeekGirl Down

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Who the fuck calls in a bomb threat at GeekGirlCon? Have you seen the kind of people who go to GeekGirlCon? There are little girls in pink tutus and superhero masks, babies dressed as Doctor Who villains, and an Introvert Alley—yes, an entire room for people who do not like crowds and loud noises. Show More Summary

Prominent CBC Radio Host Claims He Was Fired for Consensual BDSM Sex

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I hadn't heard of Jian Ghomeshi or Q, his CBC radio show, until yesterday afternoon. That's when emails started pouring into my "Savage Love" inbox pointing me toward a post on Ghomeshi's Facebook page. In the post Ghomeshi claimed he...Show More Summary

Seahawks Survive Week Of Hot Takes and Carolina Panthers

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kip Amried Man dressed as Seahawks legend Steven Hauschka takes full credit for exploits of Seahawks legend Steven Hauschka In mostly unconvincing fashion, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 13-9 on Sunday to keep their Insufferable Journey to Rewinnining the Super Bowl™ alive. Show More Summary

The Weekend in Review: Crying at the PJ Harvey Tribute Night, Caramel Apple Sugar Babies, and a Countdown to Halloween

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

• The PJ Harvey Tribute Night at Chop Suey on Friday was a packed house. "I forgot that I even liked PJ anymore," I overheard someone say... Kate Moore (pictured) belted out Harvey's heartbreak anthem "Rid Of Me" with so much precision...Show More Summary

Seattle Is Three Cities: The Young, the Not So Young, and the Definitely Old

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last Thursday, Jamie Lerner spoke at Town Hall. For those who are not familiar with this big name in contemporary urban planning and theory, Lerner is the author of Urban Acupuncture and the man who, in the 1970s, transformed the largest...Show More Summary

Chris Christie's Presidential Ambitions Catch Ebola

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Christopher Halloran / "You think I'm worried about Ebola? I eat Ebola-infected feces for breakfast!" Some of the biggest news this weekend involved two ambitious east coast governors overreacting to Ebola. Both NewShow More Summary

What Happened When Eight Stranger Writers Tried to Get to a Crosstown Bar at Rush Hour

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The College Inn is located in the University District, about 3.5 miles north of The Stranger's offices on Capitol Hill. In order to get there, steep hills must be navigated, a ship canal must be crossed, and traffic must be considered. Show More Summary

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