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City Consultants Agree That the Viaduct Is Safe. What Does That Even Mean?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A vision of what might happen to the viaduct in the event of a strong earthquake. Hawk Krall The whole point of building a deep bore tunnel beneath Seattle is to help this city deal with scary fact that our 60-year-old, two-tiered highway along the waterfront is deteriorating—worrisomely. Show More Summary

Shell’s First Drilling Rig Is Due in Washington State Waters on Friday (But Won't Get to Seattle for a While)

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A view of the Polar Pioneer piggybacking on the Blue Marlin across the Pacific Ocean. Vincenzo Floramo/Greenpeace The first Shell Arctic drilling rig due in Seattle, the Polar Pioneer, won’t be arriving in our fair city for at leastShow More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: She Wants a Gay FWB

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm wondering if this is the right place to ask a question for the show or if I MUST call? Either way, I'm just wondering: I identify as a queer female, having dated men and women almost in equal measure. Lately I'm finding that my fantasies...Show More Summary

Letting the Bad Thing Happen: A Conversation on Conservation with Ann Hamilton

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Somebody changed their mind. Why? PHOTO BY DQ Back in December, I wrote about a rule I hadn't expected in Ann Hamilton's exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery. The rule was that you were only allowed to tear down one print from the wall...Show More Summary

Seattle City Council Approves Paid Parental Leave for All City Employees

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City employees—and their kids—talk about how parental leave legislation would benefit them at a city council committee last week. City of Seattle The city council just unanimously approved a new policy giving all city employees fourShow More Summary

15th Annual Summer Meltdown Festival Lineup Includes STS9, Tycho, Galactic, and Iration

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Awake by Tycho STS9, Tycho, Galactic, Yppah, and Lyrics Born are some of the artists booked to play Summer Meltdown Festival, which recently announced part of the lineup for its 15th annual event, taking place August 6-9 at Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington, Washington. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Vandalism Is Not Activism, Asshole

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

steven weissman To the asshole(s) who tagged the building down the street with "FUCK COPS" in huge letters: You suck. Vandalism is not activism. The only statement you're making is that you're a loser. If you're an artist, why not go create some real art? Oh wait, I forgot: You're a talentless schmuck. Show More Summary

Mayor Murray Lobbies Olympia Against Police Body Camera Transparency

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle police have earned plaudits for their body cam program, but is new lobbying by Mayor Ed Murray's office a step backward? SPD Is this what leadership on police reform looks like? A state law that would make it harder for you to...Show More Summary

New Nordic Pop-Up Restaurant Tumble Swede Opens on Friday in Ballard

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A trio of Chelsea Gem oysters is served with Älskar Aquavit-spiked mignonette sauce. Courtesy of Tumble Swede “Seattle finally has a New Nordic restaurant!” This seemingly straightforward bit of hype, from an email invitation to the press night of the nascent Tumble Swede pop-up, actually begs several questions. Show More Summary

Russian Siri Is Seriously Homophobic

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The guy made this video in London, where LGBT Russian-speaking emigres/refugees might actually need to know where they can find the nearest place to register their marriages. Apple CEO Tim Cook—a gay man—wrote an opinion piece for the...Show More Summary

Maine Family Planning Beats Last Year's Fundraising Target

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That was then... Christian Civic League claims God is defunding Maine Family Planning Maine’s Christian Civic League—the group that brought us Prohibition and decades of anti-gay bigotry—sent out an email blast yesterday with the subject...Show More Summary

H Is for Hang On a Second—Circumstances Are Making It Hard to Love H Is for Hawk

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In H Is for Hawk, the English writer Helen Macdonald tries to release herself into the wilds of her own grief by adopting, raising, and hunting alongside a goshawk. Her hands snap the necks of the captured pheasants and rabbits; her hawk's talons strip out the viscera for the feast. Show More Summary

H Is for High Praise: British Memoir H Is for Hawk Was Worth the Wait

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

After her father’s death, Helen Macdonald decided to train a goshawk. MARZENA POGORZALY Falconry is one of the few occupations more archaic than bookselling. The heyday of the bookshop, depending on who you ask, was in the 1610s, orShow More Summary

Policing Has Apparently Become a Safari for the Rich in Tulsa County

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is just like hunting wild criminals Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kjetil KolbjornsrudShutterstock On the surface, it looks like another unarmed black man was shot by a white police officer. But behind the images on the video (black man running,...Show More Summary

Bill Maher: Extremists Don't Hijack Religions. Moderates Do.

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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The Morning News: Shell Oil's ETA in Seattle, Hillary's Hate Crime Against Graphic Designers, and Rubio's Jumped In

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Six Greenpeace volunteers who'd barnacled themselves to this vessel for almost a week had to get off in the face of worsening weather. Vincenzo Floramo/Greenpeace The Polar Pioneer, One of Two Oil Rigs Bound for the Arctic, Will Arrive...Show More Summary

Is Marijuana Addictive? A Look at the Scientific Research

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If you’re concerned about your own marijuana use and want help, call 866-789-1511. Mike Force Until a few months ago, Jason never thought marijuana was addictive. Even though he had been smoking weed every day for the past 10 years, he didn't think it was a compulsive habit. Show More Summary

Who's Hillary Clinton This Time? Comparing Campaign Launch Commercials

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It's 20 years later and I still am not over that hat. John Fuller / Shutterstock.com Hey guys did you hear yesterday's shocking news? Hillary Clinton is running for President! I sure hope she knows what he's getting herself into! The people behind Hillary Clinton certainly seemed to have learned a few lessons from her last run for president. Show More Summary

Can We Get Big Money Out of Local Politics by Giving Every Voter $100?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The city would give you money for you to use to support whichever candidates you like. James Yamasaki L et's say you want to run for city council. You've got your eye on a well-funded incumbent like Council President Tim Burgess, but...Show More Summary

Brazilian Actress Shines in New Coen Brothers-Inspired Crime Thriller Kill Me Three Times

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Simon Pegg stars in this Coen brothers–inspired crime caperas Charlie Wolfe, a British hit man with a handlebar mustache, but the true star is Brazilian actress Alice Braga (City of God, I Am Legend). The film’s hook: Braga’s Alice appears to die in each of the film’s three interlocking chapters. Show More Summary

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