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Leonard Nimoy's Musical Legacy: A Playlist

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The first of many albums released by Leonard Nimoy in the late '60s and early '70s. Time was when a person who aspired to a career in show business was expected to have several talents. The late Leonard Nimoy was a trouper of the old school, with an old-school actor's survival instinct. Show More Summary

Drunk of the Week: What Color Is This Dress Thong?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The entire staff of The Stranger is divided. I mean, it seems pretty obvious to me what color this lovely lady's thong is, but for some reason, we're still all arguing about the hue. HELP! What color do YOU see? Kelly O Read more Drunkeness here. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

History on Ice in Red Army—How the USSR Won Six Hockey Gold Medals but Lost Its Soul

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Red Army: A hockey team that was technically part of the Soviet military. In Gabe Polsky's last day of filming in Moscow, Viacheslav "Slava" Fetisov—a hockey legend and former minister of sports in Russia—finally agreed to an on-camera interview for the documentary Red Army. Show More Summary

UPDATE: Cafe Nordo's Long-Delayed Staircase Is Finally Under Construction

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Cafe Nordo's Erin Brindley contemplates a void where a staircase should be. Kelly O Well, that didn't take long. This week's paper included a story about Cafe Nordo trying to finish their new Culinarium in Pioneer Square—in the old Elliott Bay bookstore—which was being delayed largely due to a staircase. Show More Summary

Seattle Chefs and Restaurants Nominated for James Beard Awards

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

RockCreek's chef, Eric Donnelly, has been nominated for a James Beard award. Kelly O Yeah, we know we're a bit late on this, but we'd be remiss not to mention that the semifinalists for this year’s restaurant and chef awards were announced last week, and several locals are among the nominees. Show More Summary

Cafe Nordo's Quixotic Quest: Can a Dinner Theater Bring Its Pioneer Square Home Up to Code in Time for Curtain?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Cafe Nordo's Erin Brindley contemplates a hole where a staircase should be. Kelly O There are only six mentions of staircases in the sprawling epic Don Quixote, but it's only taking one real-life staircase to threaten Cafe Nordo's dinner-theater...Show More Summary

New Doc Revisits the Salad Days of DC Punk, Through the Eyes of a Fan

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Salad Days: a good hard look at the D.C. punk scene from 1980 to 1990. Jim Saah Named after a Minor Threat song, Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC offers an intimate view of the DC’s infamous punk and hardcore scene from 1980 to 1990. Show More Summary

A Difficult Mathematical Word Problem with Caribou’s Dan Snaith

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Caribou’s Dan Snaith has a doctorate in Mathematics. So I followed up with him after our interview, and presented him with the following word problem, for him to use his opaque math skills on. I told him if he answered correctly, he would receive a complimentary hot Rolfing session. Show More Summary

Maps to the Stars: Fading Glamour, Maternal Monstrosities, and Tabloid-Worthy Sordidness

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Julianne Moore finds her Zen... for now. We will all agree, after watching David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, that Julianne Moore is the best. Yes, we already hold this truth to be self-evident (and her brand-new best actress Oscar for Still Alice only bolsters this known fact), but it’s always delightful to see her in action. Show More Summary

Do You Remember Where You Were When You First Heard the Phrase "What Color Is this Dress?"?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Oh man, I'm so sick of talking about what color the dress is. Robby Macdonell Listen, I hate nostalgia as much as anyone, but before our collective hard drives are wiped clean of the white & gold v. black & blue dress meme imbroglio of '15, two quick things: Thing 1: Dr. Show More Summary

I Get Some Weird Mail, But...

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It took 10 years for someone to send this theater critic flowers to his office—our version of backstage. bk All journalists get weird mail. I happen to get a lot of letters from inmates (years of writing about drugs and prisons willShow More Summary

Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You’re going to need to spend a lot of time alone. JAMES YAMASAKI I recently left a teaching position in a master of fine arts creative-writing program. I had a handful of students whose work changed my life. The vast majority of myShow More Summary

How to Order Wine When You Know Nothing About Wine

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

EVAN HUGHES When I first started working as a restaurant server, I didn't know much about wine. So once, during a slow shift, I decided to educate myself. I started paging through the three-ring binder we kept behind the bar, which was filled with wine information and tasting notes. Show More Summary

How Central District Activists Feel About Uncle Ike's These Days

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

An employee at Uncle Ike's during the first days of the Central District pot shop's existence. Almost as soon as it opened, the store became part of the Central District's discussions about gentrification. Kelly O Central District pot shop Uncle Ike’s has weathered a lot of heat since it opened in September. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: An Update from "To Date Or Not To Date"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From listening to your podcast, I know you appreciate feedback from the people you have given advice to, so here you have an update from the poor guy who (according to many comments to my letter) was being fooled by a pimp and a prostitute. To...Show More Summary

Funky Drummer Plucks Heavenly Strings: Master Musician Don McGreevy's Aichmophobia

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Aichmophobia by Don McGreevy Perhaps only his closest associates saw this coming, but drummer/bassist Don McGreevy—best known for his drumming with Master Musicians of Bukkake and bass playing with Earth—just released one of the most moving and gorgeous guitar-based records out of Seattle in a long time. Show More Summary

Is King County about to Embarrass Seattle on Paid Parental Leave?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle City Council member Jean Godden and King County Council member Rod Dembowski both want paid parental leave for government employees, like, yesterday. King County Well, Mayor Ed Murray, this is embarrassing for you. Three members...Show More Summary

Leonard Nimoy

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dead. Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Will Maybe Get New Tent Cities, World Will Maybe Get Ebola Vaccine

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This I-5 ledge near a homeless encampment is where a man fell to his death last month. Would he have been safer in a tent city? Heidi Groover Seattle Heard Public Comment on Tent Cities Last Night: As Heidi pointed out on Thursday, homelessness...Show More Summary

The "Woo Girls" Street Artist Is Not Hiding from Anyone

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

“The penis is VERBOTEN,” says John Criscitello, who first came to prominence with a poster of a giant penis that read “Legendary” on top of a Jägermeister ad. Kelly O You're the guy who's covered Capitol Hill in all the smart-ass street art about gentrification. Show More Summary

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