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Tonight in Music: Odesza, Stephen Malkmus, Country Lips and Darlingchemicalia!

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ODESZA'S OF-THE-MOMENT BLISSED-OUT BEATS (Neumos) A few things about Odesza: 1) They’re a production duo that met while attending Western Washington University, 2) They’re named after a ship that sank and left one of the member’s uncles...Show More Summary

Saturday Comic

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Darin Shuler Click to enlarge. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Flagship Publication of Seattle's Comics Boom Is Here

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

(The Intruder #10 launch party happens tonight at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery at 6 pm. It's free.) Click to enlarge. After years of dormancy, Seattle's comics are launching into a period that could become even more vibrant than...Show More Summary

This Top-Notch Pop-Up Bakery, Will Make You Something Called a Pretzant

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rachael Coyle’s bona fides are impeccable: She’s made baked goods at Cafe Presse, Le Pichet, and the Herbfarm. Her latest invention is a cross between a croissant and a pretzel; it’s called either a pretzant or a cretzel... KEEP READING > >

"I Made You and You Suck"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From this week's I, Anonymous: You would tell me all your troubles with your friends, and I would help you find solutions. When your best friend acted crazy and threatened suicide, I put you in touch with a therapist to talk over your feelings of guilt and manipulation. Show More Summary

One of the Top Five Short Story Writers in the Country

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lorrie Moore only comes to Seattle twice a decade or so. The last time she was here, it was for her very good novel A Gate at the Stairs in 2009, and she wowed the audience with her Midwestern geniality and her casual... KEEP READING > >

Gidion's Knot Is the Most Explosive Parent-Teacher Conference You'll Ever See

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Paul Bestock Gidion's Knot gives people fits. This two-actor play about an extraordinarily tense parent-teacher conference is popping up at theaters around the country and tends to attract either glowing or bilious reviews. One critic...Show More Summary

The Best of Slog: Rampant Glassholism, Fifteen Fights, and the Glory of Everett

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Women's Pay Equity: Still fucked. Equal Pay Day is a good reminder that women's pay equity is still fucked. Change Your Goddamned Passwords: What we know right now about Heartbleed. Also: Fuck the NSA. What's Wrong with Dial-Up? Mayor...Show More Summary

The Saturday Morning News

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattlepi.com Sinks Ever Lower: Under the neighborhoods section on the site's homepage there's a link to "Capitol Hill." That takes you to a blog written by someone named Charlette LeFevre, who identifies herself as a member of the newly launched business lobby OneSeattle. Show More Summary

Filipino Like A Motherfcker Pt.1 : Talking to Prometheus Brown About The Bar's Barkada

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Part one of a two part interview with Prometheus Brown of Blue Scholars and The Bar, on his recent release Barkada, community, and Filipino food: Prometheus Brown and Bambu are The Bar George Quibuyen, aka Geologic (Blue Scholars), aka...Show More Summary

Interactive City Council Districts Map

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City of Seattle Click for the real one! The Seattle City Clerk's office just posted a map of the seven new city council districts, a version that—finally—is fully zoomable and on which you can just type in your address to find your district. Go check it out! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Washington State Gets A "B" In Transparency For Not Demonstrating Benefits of Boeing Tax Break

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The state gets dinged by consumer advocacy group WashPIRG in a new report mainly because it hasn't made clear how its record-breaking corporate tax breaks actually benefit the citizenry. The Olympian reports: Washington remains in the second tier of states – No. Show More Summary

The Jazz Diaspora: Lennie Tristano's Magic Fingers

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

When you delve into your studies of jazz piano greats you mustn't forget to investigate Lennie Tristano. A true iconoclast, Tristano straddled various modes of jazz while never really embracing any one style in a stranglehold. Informed by European classical music and bebop, Tristano prefigured both cool and free jazz. Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda: Rainbow Waves of 'Mo

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CHRISTEENE Calling all queerdos! We are perched on the delicious verge of this year's 'Mo-Wave, Seattle's new and already-famous weeklong music and arts hoedown for queer freaks by queer freaks. Twenty-plus gaymosexual artists are prepared...Show More Summary

In Culture News: ACT's Big Winner, Amazon's 3D Phone, and Bonus Friday Food Porn

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today in Thea-tray: ACT Theatre has announced the winner of its 2014 new play award—Jason Grote, author of 1001 and Maria/Stuart (and writer for TV shows Mad Men, Smash, and Hannibal). The play in question is Shostakovich, a study of one genius's attempt to write brilliant (and sometimes subversive) music while surviving Stalin. Show More Summary

Zebra Katz is the Sexiest Queer Rapper at 'Mo-Wave This Year

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dreamboat multimedia artist Zebra Katz is gonna 'read all the "bitches" at 'Mo-Wave Saturday night, including me. He plays with Boy Funk, Hypnotits, Tacocat, Spear & Magic Helmet (A Gits Tribute Band), Palo Verde, Sashay, Hot Tears, and Half Breed. Show More Summary

Elicia Sanchez Loves Seattle Comedy

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy Elicia Sanchez ELICIA SANCHEZ Don't threaten her with a good time. I felt like I had to meet Elicia Sanchez after she invited me to her show, Wine Shots, because the email she sent was so funny. I had coffee with her this week, and she's definitely one of the greatest people I've met in Seattle so far (no pressure, everyone else). Show More Summary

Popular Early '90s Band, Nirvana Inducted Into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last night, Aberdeen, Warshington long hair band, Nirvana, along with Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam, were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. First Seattle wins the Superbowel and now THIS!! Whoa. Show More Summary

What Are You Doing This Weekend? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of Fantagraphics INTRUDER A collective of emerging Seattle cartoonists, including this piece is by Marc Palm. Paul Constant: "Tonight, I'm going to the reading for Kevin Young's excellent book of poetry at Hugo House. Tomorrow, I'm either going to Lorrie Moore or the Intruder launch party. Show More Summary

Bartender Crush: Jordan at Octopus Bar

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Jordan Where: Octopus Bar, Moe Bar/Neumos/Barboza Buy Him A Shot Of: “Rumplemintz and I have a love/hate relationship,” he says, “but I’ll drink anything if someone’s buying it.” Ask Him To Make You An: Old Fashioned What He’s Doing When He’s Not At The Bar: “Wishing I was on vacation. Show More Summary

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