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You Must Watch This 15 Minute Set On Gun Control By an Australian Comedian

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Required viewing—essential viewing. Via Vox: Australian comedian Jim Jefferies was the victim of a home invasion once. He was tied up and beaten, and his girlfriend was threatened with rape. So you might think he'd sympathize with the idea that Americans want guns to protect their families. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Forgiveness and Ashley Madison's Innocent Victims

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm home for the summer from college and will go back in a few weeks. I have two little sisters and an older brother who lives across the country. I've always thought my parents had a great marriage, but last week I came home to find my dad tossing my mom around the living room. Show More Summary

There Was "a Large Sewage Spill" in Lake Washington This Morning

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If you're in Lake Washington right now, you might want do like that guy's doing. Kelly O I don't know what you're talking about, Heidi. The people with shitty jobs at City Hall are working today. They don't give a crap about the primary or the council races. Show More Summary

Federal Judge Calls The Stranger's Reporting on SPD "Inflammatory," but It's Clear He Learned from It

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is Judge James Robart—the final word on SPD reform. He wore the same red bowtie in today's hearing. USCourts.gov In this week's The Stranger, I wrote about how local police reform advocates are raising questions about the federal oversight of the Seattle Police Department—in particular, about the degree of civilian oversight. Show More Summary

Hey, City Hall, Call Me Back. Seriously, Can Someone Please Call Me Back?

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Is no one in charge? City of Seattle Sometimes, the nine members of the Seattle City Council decide to slow their already glacial train of incremental almost-progress to a halt and just take a li'l two-week nap. This is called "council recess" and it is fucking boring. One of these recesses is happening right now. Show More Summary

Rachel Lark Talks "Warm, Bloody, and Tender," Period Sex, and How I Wound Up Smeared With Blood In Her New Music Video

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rachel Kramer Bussel interviewed Rachel Lark for Salon about her new music and her new role as "the poster girl for period sex." A sample... What would you say to women who are categorically against period sex? I would be interested in why. Show More Summary

The Stranger's Fill-in-the-Blank "Why I'm Leaving Seattle" Form Letter for Artists

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The rise of social media (to say nothing of the rise of the cost of living) has made the "Dear Seattle, I'm moving away" letter more popular than ever. We've all thought about writing one, opting instead for a click of the Like button and a heartfelt "THIS" in reply. Show More Summary

Tonight, the Season Finale of Summer's Best Show, Mr. Robot

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy USA Network Now I'm not just saying this because this summer's TV offerings have been a snooze-fest (which they have), but the oddly named Mr. Robot on the USA network has taken TV lovers by storm, and if you haven't watched it yet? GET ON IT. Show More Summary

A Rally of Loners: (Ayn) Rand Paul at Town Hall

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I spoke with these young supporters after the rally. They liked Paul's "common sense solutions." Jack Dorito The crowd of about 500 felt small in the sun-blasted auditorium at Town Hall, which holds more than twice that many. I expected to see row upon row of cane-shaking elderly people in cowboy boots lining the pews. Show More Summary

Shelly Leavens Investigates a Disconcerting First Year in Mother//Hood

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Getting down to brass… TACKS. COURTESY OF SHELLY LEAVENS Life will unhinge a person. At one point in the last year, Shelly Leavens was on her own with her baby at their house trying to juggle a stupid number of tasks when she lookedShow More Summary

Matt Baume on the Rentboy.com Raid

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Required viewing. I'm beginning to think the Rentboy.com raid could be to the sex work decriminalization movement what Prop 8 was to the marriage equality movement: a "victory" for opponents of sexual freedom and personal autonomy that winds up backfiring on them spectacularly. Show More Summary

At the Smoke Farm Symposium, Artist John Criscitello Talked About Tech Gentrification—and Some Tech Guys Talked Back

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of Criscitello's street-art paintings discussed at this year's Smoke Farm Symposium. John Criscitello At last weekend's Smoke Farm Symposium, something unexpected happened. Artist John Criscitello, who's become one of the most elegantly...Show More Summary

Wine Tour Company Apologizes for Kicking a Book Club of Mostly Black Women Off Its Train

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

No loud sistahs are allowed on the wine train. Leonard Zhukovsky /Shutterstock.com On Saturday, August 22, 11 women, one of whom is white, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing and talking too loudly. The police were called to deal with the situation. Show More Summary

Justin Vivian Bond On the Rentboy Raid

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This, this, THIS: I think that to many in our community this feels like a throwback to when the police raided gay bars in the 50s and 60s. Despite the salaciousness of the language in the complaint I don't think the charges will stick because basically the site provides a forum for people to meet and make personal arrangements on their own. Show More Summary

The First Paragraph of Frank Bruni's Column Yesterday About Donald Trump

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

So good: Let me get this straight. If I want the admiration and blessings of the most flamboyant, judgmental Christians in America, I should marry three times, do a queasy-making amount of sexual boasting, verbally degrade women, talk...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Today Is Women’s Equality Day, but in Washington, Women Still Don’t Have Equal Rights

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sharon Nelson is the Democratic leader of the Washington State Senate and represents the 34th District, which includes parts of Burien, North Highline, Vashon and Maury Islands, and West Seattle. Courtesy of Sen. Nelson Women’s Equality Day, August 26, honors the day women gained the right to vote in the United States. Show More Summary

Don’t Miss These Events This Week: NEPO 5K Don’t Run Edition

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This year's NEPO 5K Don't Run: The End is NEPO is on Saturday. ART NEPO 5K Don’t Run: The End is NEPOWe think people who run are DUMB. So walk (or dance, skip, hop, or jump), don't run, through this annual 5K of art installations and performances made by local artists. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle to Crackdown on Drivers Blocking Intersections, Police Vow to Track Down Local Shooters, Virginia TV Reporters Killed While On-Air

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Slog reader Doug Nellis sent in this photo yesterday. He said this Ride the Ducks vehicle was blocking the intersection at 3rd Avenue in downtown Seattle during rush hour. "Who cares that 3rd Avenue is a bus-only corridor and that people are trying to get home from work?" Doug says sardonically. Show More Summary

Two Journalists Shot and Killed During a Live Broadcast This Morning

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

New York Times: Two journalists were shot to death Wednesday morning while broadcasting live from a strip mall in Moneta, Va., near Roanoke, the police said... The Guardian: Reuters is reporting that the suspect has shot himself, citing a local ABC affiliate as its source. Show More Summary

Police Reform Advocates Say Federal Oversight Hasn't Gone Far Enough

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Mayor Ed Murray: A federal judge praised them for the progress they’ve made. CITY OF SEATTLE In the past year, following the federal takeover of the Seattle Police Department in 2011, the police department has been hailed by some as a national model of transparency and reform. Show More Summary

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