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How the City's Latest Offer to the Seattle Police Union Falls Short of Federal Benchmarks

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Thanks to a whistleblower, we know what the city government recently offered the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG)—the union that represents the city's hundreds of rank-and-file cops—in a proposed contract. As the city...Show More Summary

Russian Cyber Hacker Convicted in Seattle of Massive Credit Card Fraud Involving Pizza Parlors

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell Oh, there's the Russian hack button! David Carillet In last night's episode of CSI: Cyber: Seattle, a Russian computer hacker named Track 2 (Roman Seleznev) is finally convicted, two years after being arrested on his way to a luxury resort in the Maldives, an act Seleznev's politician father tried to frame as a kidnapping. Show More Summary

The 22 Best Movies to See in Seattle This Weekend

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Our Critics' Picks For August 25-28, From Hell or High Water to Southside With You by Stranger Things To Do Staff What better time to hide out in a dark, air-conditioned movie theater than a weekend that's supposed to be hot and full...Show More Summary

KEXP Is Putting De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising Under the Microscope on Friday

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal The album that kept the great British funk band Cymande financially solvent for years. On Friday, August 26, KEXP will spend 12 hours, from 6am to 6pm, spinning every song sampled on 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul’s freewheeling 1989 hip hop album. Show More Summary

Speaking Out About the Matt Hickeys of the World Won't Be Enough To Change Rape Culture

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Women in India at an anti-rape protest. arindambanerjee / Shutterstock.com Former Stranger writer Megan Seling reflects on her friendship with Matt Hickey, the Seattle-area tech journalist and accused sexual predator and rapist who Sydney Brownstone and several local women exposed: He was my friend. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: A Little History Lesson...

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Originally posted on November 26, 2014. I am a bi male in my early 20s who until recently was in the closet. I have been exploring my sexuality for the past year, and I didn't want to label myself and open a Pandora's box of oppression in the American South before I knew who I was for sure. Show More Summary

666 Reasons You Should Go To This Reading In A Casket Shop

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Okay, really there's only 19 reasons. But I'm just dying to see this room fill up with people. Courtesy Nevertold Casket Company On Saturday, a supergroup of crazy-good writers is reading at Nevertold Casket Company, which is a shop full of haunted curios. Show More Summary

Mr. Robot Recap: In Episode 8, the Plot Is No Longer As Interesting the Small Moments

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede This hacker must not be confused with an Islamic terrorist. USA Network One of the many interesting things that the 19th century German philosopher Georg Hegel pointed out is that there is no relationship that's closer than that between a brother and sister. Show More Summary

Candace Doyal and Mary Ellen Mark: Photographs of Pain Passed Through Generations

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves This picture means something different when you know it's a daughter reenacting the moment when she discovered her mother, dead. Courtesy of the artist (Candace Doyal) and Chatwin Books Candace Doyal's mother was not there. Show More Summary

Trump Now Has the Same Position on Illegal Immigration He Once Ridiculed Jeb, Cruz, and Rubio for Having

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle This maniac. Dan Fleckner / Shutterstock.com For the last two nights, Donald Trump has appeared on his propaganda platform of choice, Fox News's Hannity, and on both nights, Sean Hannity has asked for clarification on what Trump would do about law-abiding, home-owning, undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Portland Bans Rap Music on School Buses, Seattle's Homeless Advocates Reject Mayor Murray, Vancouver's Housing Market Freezes

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede For now, Vancouver B.C.'s limitless luxury is not so limitless. Charles Mudede Foreign Buyer Tax In Vancouver B.C. Appears to Have Worked a Little Too Well: Though British Columbia's finance ministry still claims that...Show More Summary

A Feel Bad Story in Disguise: Two Florida Hospitals Won't Bill Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Health and Florida Hospital will not bill survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre for out-of-pocket medical expenses, officials announced Wednesday. Instead, the hospitals will write off an estimated...Show More Summary

Homeless Advocates Propose Major Reforms to the Way the City Handles Homeless Encampments

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Washington State Department of Transportation crews regularly clear encampments along highways, including this one in June. Ansel Herz Late last week, Mayor Ed Murray did something he loves to do: announced a task force to figure out what to do about a problem facing his administration. Show More Summary

EOD: Don't Worry, Hillary's Team Is Right On Top of This "Vagenda of Manocide" Thing

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell Ahem. Everyone? EVERYONE! "Vagenda of Manocide." [dead silence for 30 seconds followed by wild cheers] pic.twitter.com/FfrgPr06UL — Matthew Foster (@OhWettestFarm) August 24, 2016 The talented pun-maker behind Gulf...Show More Summary

Eat Shit, Hope Solo

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Here's the Swedish team with their silver medals. Stefan Holm / Shutterstock.com Hometown hero Hope Solo, while a talented soccer goalkeeper, behaves like a garbage human. Or, as Slate puts it, she has a "tendency to make...Show More Summary

Russell Wilson Responds To Question About Moving His Wedding From North Carolina

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com Russell Wilson gave the perfect no-comment comment response today to Monday's news that the Seahawks quarterback and his then-fiancée Ciara had moved their July wedding from its original...Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: WTF Is a "Neoliberal"?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! It’s one of the most common political insults on the left these days, usually uttered with dripping disdain: “NEOLIBERAL.” But what the fuck does the word actually...Show More Summary

The Coming Death of One of Seattle's Few Black-Loved Supermarkets

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede What remains of the long and certain death of Seattle's 'hood. Charles Mudede Gentrification is never a simple matter. The result, true, is that it simply removes poor people from a neighborhood and replaces them with those in the middle and upper classes. Show More Summary

Gordito’s Reopens After Greenwood Explosion, But Residents Remain in Limbo

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Greenwood's purveyor of baby-sized burritos reopened again on August 20. Hal Miller Nearly six months after an explosion leveled three buildings in the heart of Greenwood, Gordito's Healthy Mexican Food is back upShow More Summary

Watch Federal Judge James Robart's Powerful Black Lives Matter Declaration

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Last week, we reported on a momentous court hearing in which Western District federal judge James Robart, who oversees Department of Justice-mandated reforms of the Seattle police department, declared, "Black lives matter."...Show More Summary

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