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The Track of the Day Is Afrocop's "Worlds of Wonder"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

What Seattle's Afrocop have done here is to reimagine Can's “Vitamin C”—a subliminal slab of shuffle funk and a B-boy favorite for years—as a space-jazz odyssey. In doing so, they (Noel Brass Jr., Andy Sells, Carlos Tulloss, and Doug...Show More Summary

The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club: Carol & Daryl (Awwww.)

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy AMC "Oh, I look like shit? YOU look like shit!" Did you see last night's episode of The Walking Dead? It was pretty good! (Except for the WORST scene in its entire history, of course. Wait... possibly the worst scene in theShow More Summary

This Is What Happens When the Left Takes Over the City Budget

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City of Seattle More money for homeless kids, more money for bike share justice, faster minimum wage hikes, and more money for wage enforcement. On Friday, the city council unanimously voted for a $4.8 billion budget package to get Seattle through the next two years, adding more than $8 million in funding to Mayor Ed Murray's version. Show More Summary

Sacred Sanctity of Opposite Marriage Watch

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Charles Manson is getting married—and it's a traditional marriage: one-mass-murderer/one-woman, just like God intended. Manson is 80 years old, his bride-to-be is 26. The couple will not be able to consummate their marriage, according to the AP, because lifers don't get to have conjugal visits in California. Show More Summary

What Do You Think of Jonathan Franzen?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Franzen's last Big Serious Novel. Yes, and the news was delivered from the media mountaintop this morning with all the pomp and circumstance of a new Star Wars film announcement: Jonathan Franzen will deliver unto us a new novel next...Show More Summary

We're Counting HUMP! Ballots

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

HUMP! 2014 is history. Nearly 20,000 people got HUMPed in Seattle, Portland, and Olympia over the last two weeks. There were marathon screenings at Seattle's On the Boards, Olympia's Capitol Theater, and Portland's Cinema 21. No cell phones were seized this year—yay!—and the Christians who threatened to "spoil" HUMP! were no-shows. Show More Summary

The Renovated Cinerama Deserves the Hype

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The best theater money can buy! Some serious money went into the three-month renovation of the Cinerama, a movie theater that was opened in the early '60s and has been owned by Paul Allen since 1997. The major changes are to be found...Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Anger Clouds the Mind

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I cannot fathom the level of cowardice and hate it takes to assault a woman walking to her car with a friend late at night on an empty street. The fact that you yelled "faggot" before you sent her to the hospital is all the more ironic given it is a term she used to self-identify to find rebellion and empowerment against pieces of shit like you. Show More Summary

The Rock Show I WISH I Could Attend Tonight

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Like, I can't go out tonight, um, I have to see a man about a dog, BUT you peeps ought to dig this action! C'mon, it's Tuesday, I KNOW, but is it really ever TOO early to CUT LOOSE??! All right, so, tonight's bill: there's MinnesotaShow More Summary

In Which I Try to Explain Our Disastrous Midterms to Canadians

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

TK Kurikawa / Shutterstock.com The cheesy display these tourists are posing in is called a "head-in-the-hole." This is important for reasons you will understand soon. Occasionally, over at the great Regina alternative weekly Prairie Dog, I try to explain American politics to Canadians. Show More Summary

How Tacoma Art Museum Criticizes a Collection Without Angering the Donors

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JG This painting, Conjuring Back the Buffalo (ca. 1889) by Frederic Remington at Tacoma Art Museum, is hailed as one of the gems of the Haub Collection at Tacoma Art Museum. But TAM does not give it a hushed, reverent presentation. A...Show More Summary

What's Going On with Bumbershoot?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Bumbershoot 2014 Rumors have been kicking around for months that One Reel, which produces the Bumbershoot music and arts festival, is in serious trouble. In September, it announced layoffs—of both seasonal and full-time employees—and an unspecified shortfall. Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

David Sedaris: The funniest author on the planet is in Seattle tonight. Hari Kondabolu: He's telling jokes tonight and we love him for it. More Comedy: This time, with math. If You Can Get Over How Dumb the Name "Flosstradamus" Is: You...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Ex-Primary Screwing Up Next Primary

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a 30-year-old, straight-ish, poly guy. I need help figuring out a situation with an ex. About six months ago, my primary and I broke up. We'd been dating on and off for about two years. My ex is brilliant, fun, and usually kind to her friends. Show More Summary

Grappling with Post-1970 Frank Zappa

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I LOVE concept albums. Some of my favorite albums are narrative driven concepts, like the Pretty Things' SF Sorrow or Skip Bifferty's Skip Bifferty album. And I'm all for pop/freak theater in rock, like Alice Cooper, Arthur Brown, or even the Tubes. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Don't Tell Me Olympia Can't Fund the Smaller Class Sizes Voters Just Demanded

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Blend Images/Shutterstock Washington State has some of the most crowded classrooms in the nation. Voters just ordered lawmakers in Olympia to fix the problem. Don't tell me they can't. Managing the successful campaign for InitiativeShow More Summary

It's a Savage Lovecast Christmas

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rachel Lark performing "For the Boys" at Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco. Lark premiered the song at the live taping of the Savage Lovecast in Vancouver, BC, earlier this year. We're having a very special live taping of the Savage Lovecast at the Neptune Theatre on Friday, December 5. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Another Hate Crime on the Hill

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

hanapun/Shutterstock A guy says he was doing this when he was accosted with homophobic slurs. Man Beaten on Capitol Hill Yesterday: The victim says he was smoking a cigarette near the corner of Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street early...Show More Summary

Now That They're Back in Power, Republicans Are Arguing About Shutting the Government Down Again

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

a katz / Shutterstock.com When people like these are in the driver's seat, you can expect sudden stops and starts. Politico's Jake Sherman and Manu Raju published a story this morning about the "creative ways" Republican congressional leadership is trying to avoid a government shutdown in response to President Obama's executive order on immigration. Show More Summary

Is Mayor Murray Reneging on a Plan to Quickly Raise the Minimum Wage for City Workers?

Mayor's Office Mayor Ed Murray signs an executive order on January 3, 2014, to raise wages for city employees. Is he going back on that deal? Tomorrow is a big day for Seattle. You know how some believe election day should be a holiday,...Show More Summary

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