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The Mariners Baseball Badly, but You Should Watch Them Anyway

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

By gazing upon the paint-drying tedium of late-season Mariners baseball, we can see the illusions of modern life for what they are. alens / Shutterstock.com This Mariners season, which started with great hopes of great promise, is at this point, broadly speaking, full blown off the rails. Show More Summary

Seattle Prog Rock Festival Founder Likens Seattle's Notorious Prog Hostility to Red Staters’ Proud Ignorance

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Italian composer/vocalist Debora Petrina's oblique and sensual songwriting has won praise from David Byrne and Terry Riley. Seaprog 2015—the only Seattle-based festival dedicated to progressive rock—is gearing up for its third annual edition August 7-9 at the Royal Room and Columbia City Theater. Show More Summary

Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody After Alleged Neglect

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A 24-year-old Lakota mother of 2 died while in police custody. Now the family wants answers: http://t.co/nO2RCfs27H pic.twitter.com/i5uQHsRYPh— Simon Moya-Smith (@SimonMoyaSmith) July 28, 2015 Sarah Lee Circle Bear, a 24-year-old mother of a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old, had been arrested and detained on a freaking bond violation. Show More Summary

In Food News: Charles Smith Jet City Winery Opens in Georgetown, PCC Comes to Columbia City, and More

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Charles Smith Wines Jet City: 32,000 square feet, two tasting rooms, and views of Mount Rainier and Boeing Field. Charles Smith Wines Now Open • As Tobias reported, winemaker Charles Smith just opened an impressive—and massive—urban winery called, appropriately, Charles Smith Wines Jet City. Show More Summary

Mayor Murray Loses Spine, Comes Out Against His Own Committee's Recommendation for Increased Density

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Is this the Mayor of Seattle, or a Danny Westneat puppet? Kelly O Never mind what you may have thought. The Seattle Times, not Mayor Ed Murray, runs Seattle. The mayor sent out this pathetic press release this afternoon: Today MayorShow More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Straightish

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I am a woman who finds the occasional woman sexually attractive. It is a physical desire, not an emotional one, and sex for me has always been more of an emotional experience (I get clingy after sex and have no desire for an emotional relationship with a woman), so I've never really acted on it and have rounded myself up to straightish and moved on. Show More Summary

The Largest (and Coolest?) Urban Winery on the West Coast Just Opened in Georgetown

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The 32,000-square-foot facility was designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig. Courtesy of Charles Smith Wines The new Charles Smith Wine Jet City is a gargantuan venture—a sprawling, 32,000-square-foot winery with two tasting rooms and facilities to produce 45,000 cases annually. Show More Summary

Why Does the Police Report About Sam Dubose Not Match the Video of the Shooting?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A few moments after Sam Dubose was shot in the head by officer Ray Tensing. UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI POLICE DEPT BODY CAM The events in Eric Weibel's police report (PDF) for the shooting death of Sam Dubose, a black American, are not...Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology for the Week of July 29

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FESTA/SHUTTERSTOCK LEO (July 23–Aug 22): I expect you to be in a state of constant birth for the next three weeks. Awakening and activation will come naturally. Your drive to blossom and create may be irresistible, bordering on unruly. Show More Summary

Why We're Endorsing Lorena González for City Council Position No. 9

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lorena González Courtesy Lorena González Lorena González used to work for Mayor Ed Murray, has the endorsement of former council wet blanket Sally Clark, and has received $700 from the reform-blocking dickbags in the police union, so we went into this meeting really not wanting to like her. Show More Summary

Seattle Art Fair Is Giving $30,000 to Artist Trust

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FEAT 2015 This installation by June Sekiguchi, Within Without, with projection by Spar Wilson, will be part of the exhibition at Galvanize this weekend of Artist Trust 2015 Fellows. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST Art Market, the Brooklyn-based...Show More Summary

Coalition of City Council Candidates Promises to Pass Housing Policies Within First Year in Office

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City council candidate Jon Grant and incumbent Kshama Sawant are back with a trimmed-down version of their housing plan, and now they've convinced other candidates to sign on. Ansel Herz A group of eight city council candidates running...Show More Summary

How the Trial of a Black Lives Matter Protester Could Become a Deep Dive into One Cop's Turbulent Past at the SPD

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The December 6 Black Lives Matter protest: An arrest that day could put a protester—and one cop’s history—on trial. alex garland On the afternoon of December 6, in the middle of a Black Lives Matter march through downtown Seattle, a young man named John Raymond Loranger was tackled and arrested for allegedly kicking an officer in her shins. Show More Summary

Why Is America So Upset About the Death of Cecil the Lion?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Cecil with his ladies in Hwange National Park. Paula French/www.shutterstock.com Zimbabwe is in the news again. The spotlight last fell on the country when the flag of Rhodesia (its former name) was seen on a jacket worn by Dylann Storm...Show More Summary

Start Planning Your Weekend at the Seattle Art Fair Now

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The art fair starts on Thursday, and is open to the public. You probably know about the Seattle Art Fair happening this weekend at CenturyLink Field, because there’s already an impressive buzz about it for an inaugural event. It’s open...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Activists Protest Pipelines in Canada and Shell in Portland, Oh, and, Prepare for Another Heat Wave

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Protesters packed into the Canadian consulate yesterday to protest the building of oil and gas pipelines through Northern British Columbia across what they say is sovereign First Nations land. Adam Ziemkowski Have You Heard About the...Show More Summary

Chris Christie Will Have to Pry Our Pot Cookies Out of Our Cold, Dead Hands

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bloomberg: Residents in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana should toke up while they still can, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” Christie, a Republican campaigningShow More Summary

The Lingering Hangover of Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 in Words and Photos

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Built To Spill played Friday night on the main stage. Nate Gowdy Given that the festival ended 48 long hours ago this post about Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 may already qualify as nostalgia. We invite you to talk a laconic stroll through our scrapbook of memories. Show More Summary

Radio Triumph, Cinema Tragedy, and a Judicial Review of Things Done by Butts

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Remember her? MONDAY, JULY 20 This week of radio triumph, cinema tragedy, and a judicial review of things done by butts kicked off with a plunge into history—specifically, those 79 hours in early June when American culture was dominated...Show More Summary

Governor Inslee to Ecology: Put a Cap on Carbon Emissions

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Inslee: A tall guy, particularly when compared to children, and even when sitting. Governor's Office/Flickr Not-so-jolly green giant Jay Inslee is sticking it to the opponents of his climate agenda in the state legislature. Today, Inslee's...Show More Summary

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