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As Outreach Begins in the Jungle, Council Members and Advocates Criticize Mayor's Plan to Sweep the Area

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Is two weeks enough time to relocate all 200-400 people living in the homeless encampment known as the Jungle? City of Seattle Less than a week after Mayor Ed Murray's administration announced their plan to sweep the...Show More Summary

Required Viewing: Samantha Bee on Parking, Starting Times, Rigged Systems, Un-Thrown Chairs, and Screaming Berngasms

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The comments, of course, are a foot-stomping, bed-wetting shit show. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Hillary Says Hell No to Yet Another Debate with Bernie

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle "Another debate? With Bernie? Hosted by Fox News? Uh... I'm good." a katz / Shutterstock.com "Hell no" is not an actual quote. Nor is "I'm good." The actual statement from camp Clinton, just released, says: We have declined Fox News' invitation to participate in a debate in California. Show More Summary

Seattle Pot Couriers Face Criminal Charges, Potheads Have More Orgasms, and More Pot News

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Eight pot delivery couriers face charges after a sting operation in April. Gavel / Shutterstock.com Satterberg Changes Tune on Pot Delivery Prosecutions In the wake of Seattle’s recent crackdown on illegal pot...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Psychopathic Tendencies

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Originally posted on December 24, 2014. I am a straight male who has never been in a romantic relationship. I am not a virgin, but every romantic relationship I've tried to pursue has ended in disaster. A few things you...Show More Summary

Kathleen Into It—The Julie Ruin Return with the Ominous "I Decide"

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal The new Julie Ruin single pulsates with exuberant menace. Shervin Lainez The Julie Ruin released a gripping new single today titled "I Decide," the first off their forthcoming Hit Reset album (out July 8 on Seattle's Hardly Art Records). Show More Summary

The Bachelorette Premieres Tonight. Sorry.

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Campy Draper JoJo brings light to a world of darkness. I assume. Courtesy of ABC Since the last season of The Bachelor ended back in March, an empty stretch of time has loomed over me. An era of darkness wherein no love, excitement, or spectacle existed. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Out With a New Attack Ad

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on May 23, 2016 at 8:27am PDT Josh Marshall implores journalists to do their jobs: With Trump again making rape accusations against his opponents husband, it's really...Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Recap: Holding "The Door" Is Such Sweet Sorrow

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ned Lannamann Throoooones! Last night’s episode was as thrilling and heartbreaking as the HBO show has ever been in all of its five and a half seasons. That didn’t make last night's final scene any easier to watch, mind you. But we...Show More Summary

Glass Arriving at Amazon's Biospheres

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede What will happen to our city when one of the most brazenly bizarre buildings in its history is completed? Charles Mudede As the plates of spaceship-grade glass are added to Amazon's biospheres, a strange feeling is slowly coming together. Show More Summary

The 50 Best Things To Do In Seattle This Week

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Crypticon, Lindy West, Rain Fest, And More Picks For May 23-29 by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our arts critics have recommended the best events in every genre—from literary talks (including New Yorker staff writer WilliamShow More Summary

Attention Gaylords, Howard Ashman Fans, and Disney Diehards

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle A few more details about this live-action Beauty and the Beast below. • Emma Watson will be playing Belle. • Lucas Wilson will be playing Gaston. Here is a video of him saying, "I eat five dozen eggs every morning. Show More Summary

The Anti-Semitism of Donald Trump's Twitter Mob

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Beloved by racists, sexists, and anti-Semites! Windover Way Photography / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump's candidacy isn't just emboldening ugly expressions of racism and sexism. NYTimes reporter @jonathanweisman is retweeting antisemitic tweets from Trump supporters and trolls. Show More Summary

How War and Friendly Arms Sales are Photographed: An Era in U.S./Vietnam Relations

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Model of a cluster bomb used in Vietnam War. Matyas Rehak/Shutterstock The Vietnam War was a photographic war. In 1972, John Berger wrote that the "Photographs of Agony" that came out of it were so shocking that they were...Show More Summary

Trump's Worried About Climate Change, but Only Over Irish Golf Courses

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume "Thanks, morons!" lev radin / Shutterstock.com Climate change is real — but only when it provides a convenient reason for protecting the business interests of Donald Trump. Here's the backstory: in 2014, Trump acquired a golf course on the coast of Ireland. Show More Summary

Even at State GOP Convention, Bill Bryant Refuses to Say Whether He Supports Trump

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Earlier this month, Bill Bryant told the Seattle Times he'd rather talk about "issues germane to the governor’s race." DON WILSON/PORT OF SEATTLE Over the weekend, Washington State Republicans got together in Pasco for their state convention. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Two Pregnant Women in Washington Have Tested Positive for Zika

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives only wants to fund Zika control if it can take away funding from the emergency Ebola response. Tommyphongphan/Shutterstock They now have to wait three weeks to find outShow More Summary

Hogarth to the Rescue

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Barbara Robertson—she of the Goya PTSD—sent me an email with the above image at the end of last week. The email read, "So much better working with the Hogarths...only debtor's prison, syphilis, betrayal and eventual insanity! Charming and funny!" Well done. We will get to see them all soon enough.

Your Donald Trump Reader

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Josh Marshall at TPM takes a long, hard, unnerving look at this weekend's polls: There are two clear things we can draw from these polls. The first is that there's a very real chance that Donald Trump will be the 45th President...Show More Summary

Four of Nine Seattle City Council Members Are Millionaires

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Dolla dolla bills y'all. Seattle.gov Council President Bruce Harrell and members Tim Burgess, Sally Bagshaw, and Mike O'Brien report net-worths of more than $1 million. That's according to recently-filed financial disclosure forms, which are a new requirement under the system implemented by the Honest Elections initiative. Show More Summary

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