Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Local Interest / United States / Seattle / Popular


My Philosophy: Why I Don't Give a Fuck About Holiday Cheer

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rising Sun All Stars 'Tis the season, y'all—tree lightings, schmaltz, crass commercialism—but please excuse this program interruption. Please step lightly over the live bodies dying-in at your favorite retail outlet, protesting in the middle of your yuletide traditions, choking out big-box stores like the Darren Wilson–supporting Walmart. Show More Summary

Sony Hackers Threaten Terrorist Attacks on Movie Theaters Showing The Interview

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

When I first heard about the plot of The Interview, I made a joke about how it would be kind of silly if World War III started in part because of a Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy about assassinating Kim Jong-un. And the film has caused an international incident. Show More Summary

State Says Crews Can Start Digging for Bertha Again

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington State Department of Transportation Seattle Tunnel Partners will resume digging at the Bertha rescue pit tonight. During a blizzard of bad news and "we don't know" answers about the tunnel project last week, the Washington State Department of Transportation took one small action. Show More Summary

Seattle Housing Authority Shelves Its Rent-Hiking "Stepping Forward" Proposal

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alex Garland "Housing is a human right, fight fight fight!" shouted low-income housting tenants as they filed into Yesler Terrace Community Center on September 17. After month of outcry from low-income housing tenants and affordableShow More Summary

Richard McGuire Expanded His Legendary Comic "Here" into a Book, and the Result Is a Disaster

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Originally published in 1989, Richard McGuire's six-page black-and-white comic "Here" offered a definitive demonstration of comics' secret weapon—the ability to transcend time. The reader's perspective in "Here" focused on a single corner...Show More Summary

For Tchaikovsky's Sake: Why Does Seattle Have So Many Goddamned Nutcrackers?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It seems like the Nutcrackers keep multiplying each year—it's hard to believe there can be sufficient demand to sustain so many productions. In 2014, you've got the Arc School of Ballet Nutcracker in Shorewood, Land of the Sweets: The...Show More Summary

We Asked 12 People at Cafe Pettirosso: What's the Most Awkward Gift You've Ever Received?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Isabella "My dad's family is from New Zealand, and I had never met them yet... When I was 12 years old they sent a bunch of really risqué lingerie. I opened it in front of my whole family. My mom took it away and gave it back when I was like 15 or 16. Show More Summary

Tony Perkins: Same-Sex Marriage Destroys Currencies

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Right Wing Watch: On Monday’s edition of Washington Watch, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said marriage equality and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will lead to America’s economic collapse. Perkins’ argument is aShow More Summary

The Stax Records Singles Box Sets Volume 2 & 3 Are Being Reissued

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Granted, the '60s ended mostly all about "the album," but when it came to soul music, even tho' there are a few fantastic examples of well-made soul albums, the single was the biggest driving force for every artist, group, and record label. Show More Summary

Our Critics' Picks for Tuesday

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FUCK CLASS, GET YOUR SWEATERS ON THE AVE Sweaters @ Valley of Roses and Lucky Vintage Now that the frost of another unforgiving Seattle winter has descended upon us, it's high time that all of us soberly take stock of our sweater situation before it's too late. Show More Summary

WIN TICKETS to the First Night of Dancer and Prancer's Xmas Extravaganza!

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly o Connie & the Precious Moments Dancer and Prancer, Seattle's best strictly-Christmastime surf band, are throwing a two-day Xmas Extravaganza with headliners Shannon and the Clams! I'm giving away tickets to the first show (this...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Seattle, Pull the Plug on the Tunnel Unless You Can Answer These Seven Questions

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Greg Stump Now is the time to ask some hard questions about the tunnel. Here are seven to start with. Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess said something yesterday that should scare Seattle residents shitless. Shortly after a council...Show More Summary

Smoking Gun Report Calls Ferguson Grand Jury Witness "A Fraud"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Here's the first paragraph: The grand jury witness who testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel a cop before charging at him “like a football player, head down,” is a troubled, bipolar Missouri woman with a criminal past who has a history of making racist remarks and once insinuated herself into another high-profile St. Show More Summary

Paul Allen's Vulcan Announces Massive Seattle Art Fair in July 2015

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

COURTESY OF GREG KUCERA GALLERY Seattle Art Fair: Of and for Seattle (and the horse it rode in on). Paul Allen is getting into the art fair game. For four days this summer—July 30 to August 2—his company, Vulcan, is sponsoring Seattle Art Fair. "It's really two projects happening simultaneously," says Max Fishko, the fair's director. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Is Running for President, and He's Got a Very Good Shot at Winning

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This morning, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tweeted the 19 most anticlimactic words in the English language: "I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States." That tweet,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: A Water Pipe Is the Latest Victim of the Tunnel Project, Report Finds SPD Making Headway on Federal Reforms

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

WSDOT Officials can't say how unsafe the viaduct needs to get before it's shut down. There Are So Many Unanswered Questions About the Project and the Sinking: In case you missed Heidi Groover’s post yesterday about the latest tunnelShow More Summary

Self-Checkout Machines and American Ideology: Be the Boss of You!

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CM Your money is for nothing... What is the ideology of our times? That it really is all about you. If you succeed, it is because of you. If you fail, it is because of you. You’re the master and slave of you. In the past, the years before the Reagan revolution and the sharp decline of trade unionism, you were more about your company or factory. Show More Summary

Seattle Human Rights Commission Calls for "Meaningful Reform of Our Local Police Departments"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alex Garland Protesters at a Saturday march that went from Garfield High School to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park. Yesterday, the Seattle Human Rights Commission weighed in on the recent protests, the non-indictment that followed Eric Garner's death, and police reform efforts here and around the country. Show More Summary

Federal Monitor Praises Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole in Latest Report

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alex Garland According to a federal monitor's report released today, reforms are going well at the Seattle Police Department. Wondering how those reforms are going over at the Seattle Police Department? Look no further than the second annual report of the reform process's federally-appointed monitor, Merrick Bobb (no relation to Bobby Shmurda). Show More Summary

Bartender Crush: Karen at the Lookout

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Karen. Where: The Lookout. Buy Her A Shot Of: Chilled Grey Goose. Ask Her To Make You A: Mai Tai. What She’s Doing When She’s Not At The Bar: “Drinking chilled Grey Goose! No, I kid. Hanging out with my dog, hiking, camping. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC