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More Evidence That Mars Hill Church Has Been Exiled from the Evangelical Community

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The tireless Warren Throckmorton broke two pieces of Mars Hill news in the last twelve hours. The first is that Mars Hill has canceled this year's edition of their ongoing Resurgence conferences: The Resurgence Conference has always been born out of our love of Jesus and the church, and the desire to support efforts to grow leaders to grow churches. Show More Summary

In Calvary, a Priest Prepares for His Own Murder

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

(Calvary opens today in theaters around town.) You can't tear your eyes away from Brendan Gleeson. Calvary opens with a priest sitting in a confessional. A man steps into the confessional and tells the priest that he's going to kill him a week from today. Show More Summary

LGB People Who Seek Counseling From Religious Sources Are More Likely to Attempt Suicide

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From the Williams Institute: A new study finds that lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGB) who sought mental health treatment from health care providers were no less likely to attempt suicide than LGB people who did not seek any treatment at all, but seeking help from religious or spiritual sources was associated with higher odds of a suicide attempt. Show More Summary

Jeff Bridges Can’t Save a Too-Literal Adaptation of The Giver

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

(The Giver opens today in theaters across Seattle.) "You see, it's called acting, and it's what we're supposed to do in movies..." Jeff Bridges has reportedly been trying to adapt Lois Lowry’s beloved 1993 dystopian young adult novel The Giver since the 1990s, when he expected the title role to be played by his father, Lloyd Bridges. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Identified, and America's Largest Pot Festival Starts Today

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alice Wheeler Hempfest starts today at noon at Myrtle Edwards Park. But first, the most important news of the morning... Ferguson Police Force Decide to Name the Cop Who Killed an Unarmed Teenager Last Weekend: He has been identified...Show More Summary

Real Man's Love Life Ruined By Unreal Men

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur's last "promising relationship" ended because men cheat on women—it's never the other way around—and not because he's a complete tool. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Ferguson Police Finally Identify Officer Who Shot Mike Brown

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From the New York Times:FERGUSON, Mo. — The police in Ferguson broke their weeklong silence on Friday and identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager. The Ferguson police chief, Thomas...Show More Summary

I Spent Last Night Stuck In a YouTube™ Spiral Watching Charles Manson/Manson Family Clips

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I dunno exactly how the YouTube™ algorithms decide to pick what's to be featured on "my" home page, but when this 1976 interview with Manson Family member Susan Atkins popped up, I couldn't resist watching; I've been obsessed with the Manson Family since reading Helter Skelter in the late '80s. Show More Summary

SPD Releases a List of the Military Surplus Gear They've Received in Recent Years

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Where is this? Not the Middle East. It's the midwest. #Ferguson #photos http://t.co/o7prqu7kJV pic.twitter.com/sYJhktTslr — JamesEstrin (@JamesEstrin) August 14, 2014 Yesterday, I chatted with Seattle Police Department spokesman Sean Whitcomb about Ferguson-style military equipment and whether SPD use military vehicles and weapons to police our city. Show More Summary

Photos From Seattle's Silent Solidarity Protest for Mike Brown and Ferguson, Missouri

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Like Anna said, in Seattle: "No one chanting, no one speaking, no bullhorns. Just people and signs." I'm a photographer. I think the real message of the silent protest was perfectly clear in the facial expressions of the people who were...Show More Summary

Why Did Mayor Murray Bash a Veteran's Family After Intervening to Stop Their Eviction?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chris Genese JEAN AND BYRON BARTON They're still holding out in their West Seattle home. On July 21, Mayor Ed Murray sat down with anti-foreclosure activists, committed to ending veteran homelessness in Seattle by 2015, and instructed...Show More Summary

A Moment of Silence for Ferguson, in Seattle

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Down at Westlake Plaza, a host of people gathered this afternoon to stand as part of a nationwide moment of silence, in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri. No one chanting, no one speaking, no bullhorns. Just people and signs. The circle of people faced inward. Show More Summary

The True Story Behind Dog Day Afternoon Gets Its Own Stranger-Than-Fiction Documentary

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alamo Drafthouse John Wojtowicz, aka gay activist Littlejohn Basso Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon, his second true-crime drama with Al Pacino after 1973's Serpico, stands tall among the motion pictures of the 1970s. It has little in...Show More Summary

This Week's Recommended Homosexual Agenda: Angels in America (Duh), and Some Old/New Club Nights!

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Angels in America! This damn show completely fucked my brain apart. (Yes, THAT'S what did it.) Imagine it: my very first night in Seattle ever, reading the script cover-to-cover while listening to Diamanda Galás's Plague Mass, quivering and whimpering and clutching my wineglass like the last lifeboat out of hell. Show More Summary

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Issues Statement on Ferguson, and Some Questions for SPD

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O This afternoon, Seattle's mayor Ed Murray released a statement via his blog on the protests and police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri, after the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown.I have been watching the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri like most of the country. Show More Summary

In Culture News: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, Gold-Spackled Sidewalks, and the Orwell Estate Accuses Amazon of "Doublespeak"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ten Artists Intervene on First Hill: Think of it like an exhibition of temporary installations, called Art Interruptions. The pieces are by 10 local artists, and they're all accessible for free and outdoors, and they range wildly. There's a performance involving leading crows around. Show More Summary

Atlanta's Badass Punk Trio the Coathangers Bring the Noise to Pizzafest Tomorrow!

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ryan Russell Lving the dream. There's a moment at the beginning of John Waters's 1990 cult classic film Cry-Baby where Johnny Depp's babely title character is radiating rebellion in full force. Dressed in a leather jacket with his name on the back, sunglasses midway down his nose, he leans up against a black car painted with red flames. Show More Summary

Heavy Pedal: Head Like a Kite Member Leads Bike Ride for Seattle Children's Hospital

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today Head Like a Kite guitarist/vocalist Dave Einmo and friends in the Big Wheels of Hope Guild are going on a 110-mile bicycle ride from Caffé Vita to Sunrise on Mt. Rainier in order to raise money for the Seattle Children's Hospital. Show More Summary

Groucho Returns Is a Fun Imitation of an American Original

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

(Groucho Returns plays at ACT Theatre Thursdays through Saturdays. It closes on August 22nd.) Groucho and couch-oh. At the beginning of Groucho Returns, actor Frank Ferrante introduces himself to the audience as a former painfully shy kid who learned how to open up to the world by watching A Day at the Races. Show More Summary

You Can Think About Gaza and the Yazidis, and Still Show Up Today for Black (and All) Americans

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I just published a heartbreaking story about a local Yasidi woman, and the existence of all Yasidis as members of a minority that's endlessly, violently, unprovokedly chased around the globe. Of course I want you to read about Lusik Osoyan, and hear her story. I also do not think that caring about Osoyan means you have to sit out Ferguson. Show More Summary

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