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Three Things Seattle Is Doing About Homelessness

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Some cleanups and sweeps are necessary, but it matters how the city goes about them. KELLY O Seattle is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. That's not news. The number of people living unsheltered in the city has been climbing for years. Show More Summary

You Need to Read The Bravest Woman In Seattle, the Story that Led to Eli Sander's New Book While the City Slept

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

While the City Slept is available today. Eli won a Pulitzer Prize for writing The Bravest Woman in Seattle. Click on that link, then read the story, then do whatever you have to do to recover from a piece of writing like that, from a...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Wife Has Issues (And a Boyfriend)

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I could benefit from your sage wisdom regarding the unique situation I find myself in. Wife and I got married super young, very religious families, yada yada. We’ve had a great marriage, but the last couple years she has struggled with depression and has acted out by being unfaithful, first via text and then physically with a couple of people. Show More Summary

Podcast Recommendation: The Black Tapes

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For those of you who are into creepy stuff, you might want to check out The Black Tapes—a binge-worthy podcast docudrama that's a cross between NPR and The X-Files. Now I'm not a binge kind of guy, but I spent the entirety of last week...Show More Summary

Check Out the Weird-Ass Video for Gazebos' Fab "Just Get High"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Gazebos: Fostering just another high. Kelly O Seattle quartet Gazebos have released the video to "Just Get High," the lead track off their flamboyantly enrapturing debut album Die Alone (produced by Kurt Bloch and released February 19 by Hardly Art). Show More Summary

Zika Virus Sexually Transmitted in Texas

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CNN: The first case of locally acquired Zika in the continental United States has occurred through sexual transmission in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The case, announced by Dallas County health...Show More Summary

29 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do This Week

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Get February off to a calm start with noise yoga, stoned yoga, or Chihuly yoga. LUCKYIMAGES / SHUTTERSTOCK Our critics have already recommended 59 awesome things to do, but there are many more events happening this week. To keep some...Show More Summary

Motherhood—And Miyabi 45th

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chef Mutsuko Soma will make her soba at Wallingford's Miyabi 45th until February 13. Then she's leaving to have a baby. Kelly O Last Wednesday, in between getting my daughter ready for childcare and heading to the office, I eagerly read...Show More Summary

The Seattle Times' Treatment of Musician Hollis Wong-Wear Is a Perfect Example of #JournalismSoWhite

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Hollis Wong-Wear. Eleanor Stills More than one month after the Seattle Times called her a "Macklemore sidekick" in a headline, local musician/poet/activist/City of Seattle Music Commissioner/all-around badass Hollis Wong-Wear is asking...Show More Summary

Three Things About Last Night's X-Files, "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

THE X-FILES "So, Scully. You look... different." SEE? Told you! Last night's X-Files was one of the best X-Files, and I'm not even grading on a curve—true, the last two X-Files ("My Struggle" and "Founder's Mutation") were totally serviceable X-Files, but they weren't GREAT X-Files. Show More Summary

The Art of High School Dropouts

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Here at studio e gallery in Georgetown, Curtis Steiner's Tobey in Blue. JG Curtis Steiner has an eponymous store in Ballard where every object has a story. Hundred-year old tattoo flash hides in the drawers. A pleated silk Fortuny Delphos gown descends like a waterfall. Show More Summary

Our Long National Nightmare of Having to Say the Word "Caucus" Is Nearly Over

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Thanks for your... votes? Or whatever it is caucuses produce." Crush Rush / Shutterstock.com Imagine if we lived in a country where everyone got together and looked at our options for leadership and then all got to vote, and whoever got the most votes won! You could call it, I dunno, "democracy" or something. Show More Summary

January Was the Month of Slashings in New York City's Subway

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

New Yorkers waiting for a subway train in January, 2016. Charles Mudede New Yorkers are trying to determine if the seven subway slashings that made the headlines in January are connected or not connected. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton thinks they are not. Show More Summary

The Morning Cruz: Ted Cruz Takes Iowa, Three Suspects Are Arrested in Fatal Jungle Shooting

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

God, these two. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Trump Lost Iowa... But Cruz Won: Cruz is now saying that his attack on "New York values" proved helpful in defeating the Donald. "This is a center-right country," Cruz told ABC. "The values of this country are reasonable, common sense. Show More Summary

Iowa Caucus Results

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Eager to get this first actual voting out of the way so we can go back to discussing the polls. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 1, 2016 Ted Cruz won tonight's Republican caucuses with something like 28% of the vote. Trump, who was expected to win, came in second with 24%. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Crying Game

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I've been with my husband for about fifteen years, married for seven years. He recently announced that he wants to separate so he can think about whether he's able to stay in our marriage or if he needs to explore his fetishes without being tied down to me. I have known about his fetishes since early in our relationship. Show More Summary

Three Suspects Arrested in Homeless Encampment Shooting

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mayor Ed Murray during an update on the encampment shooting last week. HG From the Seattle Times: Three teenage suspects have been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting last week in the homeless encampment known as The Jungle,...Show More Summary

Another Day, Another Horrifying Anti-Trans Bill Hearing in the State Legislature

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle's Trans pride march, 2015. Ansel Herz It's only the first day of February, and already we're up to six anti-trans bathroom bills circulating in the state legislature. The most recent anti-trans bill hearing, on SB 6548, tookShow More Summary

The Iowa Caucuses Are Tonight

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sixteen years ago I was in Iowa for the caucuses... As a citizen and, um, a respectable journalist, I was appalled when I learned that you didn't need a valid voter registration card or proof of residency—any identification at all—to take part in Iowa's caucuses. Show More Summary

Portland Tops Seattle & San Francisco

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Portland is the most godless city in America, says the American Family Association. Three of the most godless cities in America are on the West coast, with the Rose City—Portland, Oregon—coming in as the least faithful. According toShow More Summary

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