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Christian Blogger Reacts to Jian Ghomeshi Story: God Hates Fags Kinks!

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Christian blogger and "Jesus Feminist" Sarah Bessey argues that BDSM—even safe, sane, consensual BDSM—is about normalizing and mainstreaming the "sexualized violence against women." (Even gay BDSM? Even Femdom?) The post was writtenShow More Summary

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

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

William Gibson is Sci-Fi's Poet: "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." That was him. He reads from his latest at the University Book Store tonight. Gary Numan: The synth-pop innovator performs...Show More Summary

The Stranger Just Launched Our Brand-Spanking-New Online Calendar

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Yesterday morning we unveiled a brand-new online calendar: "Things to Do" is where you'll find everything important event happening in Seattle in one place—food events, movie listings, live music, comedy shows, major sporting events, art shows, theater and dance performances, readings, haunted houses, you name it. Show More Summary

Marvel Studios Announces Nine Superhero Movies To Be Released Between 2016 and 2019

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Marvel.com Racist internet nerds, start your engines. And then drive into a lake so we don't have to listen to you anymore. I think this news actually slowed Twitter down this morning. Jen Yamoto at Deadline reports that superhero movie...Show More Summary

The Gun Lobby's Clumsy Counter-Programming

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As Dan mentioned yesterday, this poster is going up around town: Occupy rhetoric meets pro-gun politics. Courtesy of Slog reader Sol V. At first, I thought that was courtesy of the same anti-capitalist, pro-gun Cascadia folks who brought us these gun-toting ladies last year. Show More Summary

Swim Little Fish Swim: Clichéd Quirk and Crackle-Free Relationships

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Codirectors Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis claim John Cassavetes, Spike Lee, and Jim Jarmusch as inspiration for their New York tale and feature debut, Swim Little Fish Swim, but there’s not even a hint of those filmmakers’ originality here. Show More Summary

America Is Fighting a Class War, and Hillary Clinton Needs to Recognize That Fact

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JStone / Shutterstock.com "And so let me begin by walking back that totally awesome thing I said the other day..." Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tried his hand at a little sporty shit-talk yesterday, when he told...Show More Summary

Kurt Beattie Retires from ACT, John Langs Takes Over as Artistic Director

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

LaRae Lobdell A promo shot for ACT's Ramayana, conceived and championed by outgoing artitstic director Kurt Beattie. Back in 2003, it looked like ACT, Seattle's downtown theater, was doomed—lots of overhead, lots of debt, not much in...Show More Summary

The Associated Press Says the FBI's Fake News "Ploy" Is Unacceptable

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

360b / Shutterstock.com The Associated Press is "extremely concerned" about the FBI's use of its name to trick a 15-year-old Washington State hacker into clicking a link that would infect his computer with spyware. (The Seattle Times,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Is Getting Whiter

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

cpaulfell/Shutterstock Seattle's white population increased by 23,000 people in 2013. Seattle Is Now Fifth-Whitest Large US City: According to census data, the city’s non-Hispanic white population increased to 67 percent in 2013, up from 65.2 percent the previous year. Show More Summary

White Men Do Not Like Public Transportation

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CM A black man is boarding a bus in Seattle. One can break down the US's political order into two crude but still meaningful parts. On one side, you have a mix of educated or cosmopolitan white men, white women, and sexual/religious/cultural/racial minorities; on the the other, you just got white men. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Olesya Feketa/Shutterstock THIS IS WHAT IT SHOULD BE ABOUT: Kids. No, I’m not back on staff at The Stranger, and they couldn’t possibly pay me enough to freelance. (I've got a new price; they can’t afford me now.) But I’ve been championing...Show More Summary

Seattle Times Furious With FBI Over Allegations That the Agency Impersonated the Newspaper

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seven years ago, the FBI used a kind of spyware known as a CIPAV to track down and arrest a 15-year-old hacker who was sending bomb threats to a high school near Olympia. Old news for privacy watchdogs. But today, ACLU analyst Christopher...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Here's Hoping This One Is Fake

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a straight woman married to a wonderful man who claims to be a polyamorous sex addict. He hid both his addiction and his tendency to be polyamorous from me until a few days after we got married. Once we married he also disclosed his desire to participate in BDSM and admitted to having encounters with men and transgender people. Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is Cream's "N.S.U." (Live)

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As noted everywhere on the internet and in Mike Nipper’s Slog post, Jack Bruce died from liver disease Sat. Oct. 25 at age 71. He was a brilliantly emotive vocalist, imaginative composer of catchy rock songs, and a soulful, dexterous bassist who thrived in several different bands and as a solo artist over 50-plus year. Show More Summary

Families of Oso Landslide Victims Sue County, State, and Private Landowner

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

BK The Oso slide, four weeks after the event. Earlier this year, back when we were writing about the Oso landslide—and why logging and construction activity was allowed even though the slope's instability was known and documented—one...Show More Summary

RIP, Jazz-Rock Bassist Jack Bruce

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As y'all all have prolly heard, this past Saturday, bassist multi-instrumetalist Jack Bruce passed away; he was 71. Without question, Mr. Bruce will forever be best remembered as the bassist and songwriter for English '60s psychedelic heavies the Cream. Show More Summary

Spotted in Ballard

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This bullshit astroturf campaign was brought to you by the NRA, which works for gun manufacturers, the millionaires who run them, and the billionaires who own them. Vote YES on 594: Initiative Measure No. 594: YES This initiative closes...Show More Summary

If You Publish a Book, Don't Ever Respond to Negative Reviews

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

BrAt82 / Shutterstock.com "Dear sir: You are a philistine. Stop writing reviews of books you can't possibly understand. Also, you have bad breath. Sincerely, William Shakesbear" Being reviewed can't be fun. You work on a book for a couple...Show More Summary

Musical Pioneer Gary Numan Nerds Out on Sharks and Technology

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

During the formation of Gary Numan's 20th album, Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind), he went through phases of writer's block, depression, and lack of "self-confidence." (See title.) But Gary Numan can't be depressed. I mean, he helped impregnate new-wave music. Show More Summary

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