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National Fire Officials Predict Another Risky Wildfire Season in the Northwest This Summer

The Carlton Complex wildfire in 2014 was the biggest wildfire in Washington's history. Tom Reichner/Shutterstock In April, Mother Jones' Tom Philpott wrote about why Washington state is screwed (the answer being, "Drought, dammit").Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Is "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Right For You?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a 34-year-old mostly straight woman in the Southwest US. My amazing boyfriend is 30 and straight. We've been together about 2.5 years, and we love and respect each other dearly and deeply. Here's the issue: while we both prefer monogamy,...Show More Summary

Food Guy Anthony Bourdain Is a Stooges Fan

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You may find it hard to swallow, but Bourdain's quite fond of the Stooges' "Penetration." Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com Tho' I like to eat, I've never paid much attention to author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. I do, however, recognize his name and know what he seems to be THE fave foodie guy. Show More Summary

New Council Member John Okamoto Sworn In, Calls on Council to Find "Common Interests"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Seattle City Council's newest member: John Okamoto. City of Seattle In a meeting mostly absent the same hostilities that defined his appointment last week, the Seattle City Council's newest member, John Okamoto, was sworn in today. In...Show More Summary

Age of Ultron Is Heroically Overstuffed

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"This is serious business." Even those whose nerd blood runs lukewarm should acknowledge the skill with which The Avengers did its thing, throwing together multiple franchises into a jumbo combo pack that somehow didn’t feel like a letdown. Show More Summary

A Talk With Cary Moon and Others at Hedreen Gallery Tonight

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

She is staring at and worried about the future of Seattle... Virginia Wilcox At 6 p.m. tonight, Cary Moon will discuss her manifesto Seattle Spring at the After Seattle exhibit at Hedreen Gallery. I will also have a conversation about Seattle with local businessman Dave Meinert. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Tip Your Driver, Richie Rich

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

steven weissman I drive for Uber and have given more than 500 rides. I have been tipped six times. Three of those tips came from Chinese exchange students. Zero came from the well-paid, well-served tech employees who are the bulk of my business. Show More Summary

Whoa! Have You Seen the New Seattle Arts & Lectures Lineup?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It was impossible to watch Baltimore last week and not think of Claudia Rankine’s book, Citizen: An American Lyric, the latest printing of which features this dedication page: Claudia Rankine's Citizen is the first book ever to be simultaneously...Show More Summary

107.7 The End Expands EDM Show Subtronic and Adds Guest DJs

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Prodigy's "The Day Is My Enemy" is a mainstay of the Subtrönic End show. Last November, Seattle radio station 107.7 The End started a Saturday night show called Subtrönic End to focus on EDM. Hosted by DJ Zach van Lue, the program...Show More Summary

Video: Seattle Police Burn Seattle Times Reporter's Foot With a Flashbang Grenade

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A flashbang grenade explodes next to Seattle Times reporter Paige Cornwell (ducking, on the left). Alex Garland On May Day, Seattle police threw dozens of flashbang grenades—what the department calls "blast balls"—into crowds of protesters. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders on This Week: Don't Underestimate Me

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ABC Breaking US News | ABC Politics News Two great moments in Bernie Sanders's appearance on This Week. The first happens when, after explaining that he is a democratic socialist along the lines of the political systems that prevailShow More Summary

In Defense of the Iceberg Wedge: Four Places Where the Underappreciated Salad Is Far from Bland

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Slim’s Wedge is especially tasty when eaten out on the patio. kelly o When it comes to iceberg lettuce, I'm with James Beard. "I would like to say a few words in defense of iceberg lettuce," the renowned American cookbook author once...Show More Summary

Seattle City of Literature—the Organization Ryan Boudinot Founded—Has a New Board

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As you probably remember, Ryan Boudinot sparked a ton of backlash with that piece he wrote about MFA writing students. After it came out, the board of his organization, Seattle City of Literature, quit. The board refused to talk to me...Show More Summary

The City Just Put a Major Roadblock in Front of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This thing in Elliott Bay? Not so fast, says the city's Department of Planning and Development. Kelly O The city of Seattle may have just seriously impeded Shell's ability to moor its Arctic drilling fleet in Elliott Bay—for now. AtShow More Summary

Ben Carson Enters GOP Race with "A Glory Hallelujah Star-Spangled Jesus Frenzy"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That's how Joe Jervis described the campaign kickoff event of the former brain surgeon and current anti-gay hater. It took place earlier today in Detroit. Here's the video: I'm gonna take Joe's word for the color guard, the gospel choir, the Christian quintet, and Mrs. Show More Summary

Will Kanye's Swish Come True? Plus: Kendrick Lamar’s Super Powers, and Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon Pics

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"If anybody asks, just act like Swish is a really good album title, ok, baby?" DFree / Shutterstock.com • We still don't have a release date for the new Kanye West album, but the artist appears to be hard at work on those pesky details. Show More Summary

A Visit to a Mini-Protest Art Factory

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

An oil spill painting/sculpture being made at the Fremont Powerhouse recently for the sHellNO campaign. IMAGES JG When you walk into the Fremont Powerhouse during a "public build"—a regular session open to anyone at all who wants to help build protest art—you are handed a small batiked fabric heart with a pin, so that you can pin it on your chest. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Lake Washington Needs Water, Bellingham's Got the Cleanest Air, and Capitol Hill Bros Get Noticed

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Should we all just grab hoses and help? Lake Washington / Shutterstock Lake Washington Is in Need of About an Inch of Water: "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it’s boosting the level of Lake Washington in Seattle early this year...Show More Summary

10 Frames: Drag Becomes Him Premiere

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A selection of shots from the Cinerama Drag Becomes Him documentary premiere and Re-Bar after party. Jinkx Monsoon arrives at Cinarama for the premiere of Drag Becomes Him, a biographical documentary starring this beloved drag queen....Show More Summary

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