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‘A Day Without Immigrants’: Seattle Restaurants Participating

A handful of places are closed on Thursday, February 16 To push back against the current administration’s immigration policies and to remind the United States of the importance of immigrants — undocumented or otherwise — a national strike...Show More Summary

The Spectral Sounds of Itasca

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ben Salmon Itasca opens for Cloud Nothings at Barboza Feb 17-18. ELLA ANDERSSON Kayla Cohen's 2014 album Unmoored by the Wind is a well-crafted patchwork of exquisite folk songs. Self-recorded at Cohen’s Los Angeles home and released...Show More Summary

UW's Glenn Hughes Theatre Vandalized with Neo-Nazi Recruitment Posters

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Vandals plastered Neo-Nazi posters outside of the Glenn Hughes Theatre, which is featuring Shakespeare's As You Like It. Many cast members are people of color. Mike Hipple During last night's production of As You Like...Show More Summary

Drop Everything: 85°C Bakery Café Is Already Soft-Open

This is not a drill As reported last week, red-hot Taiwanese chain 85°C Bakery Café will be holding its grand opening at 1341 Southcenter Mall in Tukwila February 24, near Seafood City. In the meantime, the company has already soft-opened...Show More Summary

John Darnielle Releases a Second Novel, Universal Harvester

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Erik Henriksen “WE LIVE IN A WORLD NOW where people see things all the time, all kinds of things, and they think nothing ever leaves a mark on them, but—” So says a character in John Darnielle’s second novel, Universal Harvester—a book about loss, mothers, and rural America’s particular brand of ominous dread. Show More Summary

High Society: Smoking Hash with the Creators of Weed Web Series Grow Op

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by David Schmader I first heard about Grow Op, the locally produced web series about weed, from membership-driven streaming service IndieFlix. In a friendly e-mail, an IndieFlix publicist asked if I, a weed-themed columnist, might be...Show More Summary

America's Next Top Model Recap: You're a Wizard, Courtney!

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Chase Burns Did you ever think ANTM and Harry Potter would be on TV together? CBS Television Distribution. Collage by author. Remember on Episode 1 of this highly anticipated America's Next Top Model cycle, when Tyra Banks told the...Show More Summary

High Society: Smoking Hash with the Creators of Weed Web Series Grow Op

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

High Society: Smoking Hash with the New Weed Web Series Grow Op by David Schmader I first heard about Grow Op, the locally produced web series about weed, from membership-driven streaming service IndieFlix. In a friendly e-mail, an IndieFlix...Show More Summary

Seattle's Eugenie Jones Sings Nina Simone's Blues at The Royal Room

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Courtesy Eugenie Jones Eugenie Jones is a Seattle-based jazz singer who has released two albums, Black Lace Blue Tears (2013) and Come Out Swinging (2015). On both works she displays a strong sense of swing and a feeling that is more up than down, more affirmative than negative. Show More Summary

The Morning News: A Detained Dreamer's Tattoo and the UW Shooter's Wiped Cell Phone

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone According to Daniel Ramirez Medina's lawyer, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials accused Ramirez Medina of being a gang member because of a tattoo that read "La Paz BCS," or La Paz, Baja California Sur, where he was born. Show More Summary

Washington State Supreme Court: Florist Who Refused to Provide Flowers for a Gay Wedding Violated Anti-Discrimination Law

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover In 2013, a florist refused to provide flowers for Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll's wedding. MISSY MOO STUDIO The Washington State Supreme Court dealt bigots a loss today, ruling that the Richland florist who in 2013...Show More Summary

Speaking of Town Hall Meetings, Are Washington State’s Democratic Reps Having Any?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Answer: Yes and no. In the yes column: my dude Derek Kilmer (D-6), who loves town halls so much he's going on a town hall tour. Courtesy of Derek Kilmer Fair's fair. Last week I reported that every single Republican member of Congress from Washington State plans to hide from his or her constituents during next week's recess. Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage .@maddow spots something fishy going on between Jill Stein and Vladimir Putin. pic.twitter.com/Cah10YWx8p — DESUS & MERO (@desusandmero) February 15, 2017 Yeah, how come none of our chatty, third-party candidates have had anything to say since the this Trump/Russia scandal has broken? Hm. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Source: Intelligence Agencies Prepared to Go "Nuclear" on Trump; Watch Him "Die in Prison"

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Wm.? Steven Humphrey "Can someone please bring me a shovel? This hole I've dug still isn't deep enough." WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY The steel animal trap of justice seems just about ready to snap on President Trump after an absolutely humiliating week of blunders, ethical missteps, and growing suspicion of his collusion with Russia. Show More Summary

Seattle Has 17 Semifinalists on the 2017 James Beard Award List

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Leilani Polk Eden Hill's Maximillian Petty is up for Rising Chef of the Year; this is one of his desserts, "Lick the Bowl." Jennifer Richard There are few greater honors for culinary professionals than winning a James Beard Award....Show More Summary

John Darnielle Presents Universal Harvester

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

John Darnielle Presents Universal Harvester by Erik Henriksen "W e live in a world now where people see things all the time, all kinds of things, and they think nothing ever leaves a mark on them, but—” So says a character in John Darnielle’s...Show More Summary

Blabbermouth Podcast: Flynn Gets Fired, a “Dreamer” Gets Arrested, and Dan Savage Is Right (For Once)

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! With Dan Savage and Rich Smith, we dive into “Flynnghazi” (aka “Flynn-gate,” aka big trouble for Trump). What, exactly, is going on in this huge political mess?...Show More Summary

Why Do Spies Love Poison So Much?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Poison in the noir film D.O.A The spies of our late age of social media and assault rifles are still committed to blackmail and poison. In this respect they have more in common with the courtiers of an Elizabethan play than the villains and heroes of a Hollywood spy thriller. Show More Summary

Person of Interest: Brad Puet, a Creative Justice Youth Mentor and Street Photographer

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Stanton Stephens Navy brat turned Pacific Northwesterner Brad Puet cares deeply about his adopted Seattle community. Although he has worked with the likes of the Seattle Seahawks and Justin Timberlake, his most meaningful...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Why Is My Gay Son Hooking Up With a Girl?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage I just found out that my 16-year-old son, who's been out since age 11, was making out with a longtime female friend over the weekend and is now confused about it. As am I. I know he's been frustrated that he's never dated, and all his (straight) friends seem to be coupled up right now. Show More Summary

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