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Tired Zombie Genre Given New Energy in Train to Busan

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Andrew Wright Few monsters are more in need of a good lie-down than the zombie, a once-terrifyingly loaded cultural metaphor exhausted by repetition. Sometimes, though, you get lucky. The Korean horror film Train to Busan may not wholly reinvent the genre, but it does what it does with such exuberant, head-down momentum that it's tough not to get swept up and grossed out…

Last-Minute Plans: 75, Free, Cheap, & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Markets, Pokémon Comedy, Parades, And More $10-And-Under Options For July 22-24 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't planned what you're doing this weekend yet? We've got you covered, with cheap (under $10!) and...Show More Summary

New Fremont Shop Daybreak Records Promises to Be a Collector's Haven

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Mike Nipper Photo crud: Nipsh As an obsessive record nerd I’m always EXTREMELY stoked for MORE local record stores, and the newest shop in town, Daybreak Records, run by former longtime Jive Time staffer RJ, has a lot of us record collectors excited. Show More Summary

How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The Green Party's Jill Stein is polling at 5 percent nationally. Bart.gov So a non-pasty-faced Green Party spokesperson/hack had this to say yesterday in response to something pasty-faced me said on my podcast months ago: First, the Green Party actually does run candidates from dog catcher on up. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Returns, Courtesy of Stephen Colbert, To Help Reasonable Humans Shake Off Trump Terror (and Bash Fox News)

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson It's nice to see you again, Mr. Stewart. The echo chamber has been lonely in your absence. Of the many, many horrible things we learned last night during the speech that refused to end, perhaps the most poignant was the proof that no one will ever invent a time machine. Show More Summary

Vote Marko Liias for State Treasurer

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Election Control Board Marko Liias Senator Marko Liias made headlines—in this here paper—when he came out as the prime sponsor of a bill aiming to jack up the already insanely high interest rates on payday loans. Liias, who'd...Show More Summary

Science News: Exactly What's Wrong With Cliff Mass' Approach to Global Warming, Rare Fin Whale Sighting in Puget Sound

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ethan Linck The melting continent of Antarctica. NASA One Small Part of Antarctica Stayed Cool While the Rest Warmed: Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of climate change denialism is the willful idiocy of using local exceptions to a widely supported trend as evidence that trend is false. Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Two Men Were Standing in the U-District Playing Pokémon GO at 3 AM

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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The Morning News: Black Lives Matter Takes to Seattle Streets, Local Janitors Say Working Conditions Worsening

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Marchers chanted, "No justice, no peace!" and occupied intersections. Courtesy of Jerry Savage Another Big Black Lives Matter March Through Seattle: "A large protest marched through downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill Thursday,"...Show More Summary

Listen: Sydney Brownstone Talks to OPB about Our Week with Republicans and Protesters

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Most of the protests here in Cleveland have been characterized by more cops than marchers. Sydney Brownstone Our weeklong immersion in Trump's America is coming to an end today. Thank fucking god. But before we got ready...Show More Summary

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Diary of a Mad Convention

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! What’s it like to spend an entire week marinating in a sour brew of Republican sweat, misogynist anti-Hillary swag, condescension dripped from the mouths of protesters...Show More Summary

All The Awkward Trump Father/Daughter Touching At the RNC

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tricia Romano The Donald has been notoriously, weirdly vocal about how hot his daughter is. Here he is greeting her onstage before he gave his shouty, boring, neverending speech last night. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The 28 Best Concerts to See in Seattle Next Week

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Dream-pop sorcerer Erik Blood is just one of the highlights at the psych-rock-oriented Seagaze Festival. FRANK CORREA On the comedown from Capitol Hill Block Party, but still want some live music in your...Show More Summary

Cleveland Sex Shops Don't Want to Talk about How Business Is Going (But Apparently Online Porn Viewership Is Up)

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover For sale here: rainbow dildos. HG As you've surely heard by now, the Republican Party platform, adopted this week in Cleveland, says that porn, "with its harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Allegedly Going to Be Humble and Grateful Tonight

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders While protests continue in Cleveland, excerpts from Donald Trump's RNC acceptance speech have been released. Sydney Brownstone If Donald Trump can keep to a script—which seems unlikely—then tonight he's going to be saying...Show More Summary

Here's What Happened When RNC Attendees Met an Actual Muslim

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Aymann Ismail is the best thing that has happened at the RNC. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Seattle Police Union Votes Down City's Contract Offer

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz This is a huge blow to the mayor, city council and police leadership. Q13 Fox reports the Seattle Police Officers Guild has overwhelmingly voted down the city's latest contract proposal, as many expected, 823 to 156. The...Show More Summary

Live-Illustrating the RNC

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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PHOTOS: The Streets of Cleveland

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jessica Lehrman Andrew Lichtenstein Via the Village Voice: Jessica Lehrman Jessica Lehrman Jessica Lehrman More here. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

NBA Moves All-Star Game Out of North Carolina

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Suck it, bigots: The National Basketball Association announced Thursday that it would not hold the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., in a reaction to state legislation passed earlier this year that eliminated specific anti-discrimination protections for lesbians, gays and bisexuals. Show More Summary

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