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James Keblas Is Running for an At-Large City Council Seat

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

James Keblas: All in for citywide council position 9. Courtesy of James Keblas Last time I talked to self-proclaimed “punk rocker in a suit” James Keblas, he told me he was “strongly considering” a run for Seattle City Council. But we all knew that was bullshit, right? Those people always end up running for real. Show More Summary

Audio: Port Commissioner Bill Bryant Mocks Seattleites and Reveals More About the Deal to Host Arctic Drilling Rigs

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

While talking to the Evergreen Republican Women's Club last Thursday, Port of Seattle commissioner Bill Bryant revealed when Shell's first Arctic drilling rig is coming to Seattle—something port lawyers wouldn't even disclose in a courtroom two weeks ago. Show More Summary

Things Get Emo in Insurgent

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Please—I need help. Miles Teller won't stop staring at me." Far in the future, the farmlands surrounding Chicago become a tropical paradise. That's right: Super-hot-in-the-summer, super-cold-in-the-winter Chicago is now a hippie dream where people wear light fabrics and sleep in hammocks. Show More Summary

One Year After the Oso Slide

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

An improvised memorial plaque at the Oso debris field, carved by rescue workers using chainsaws a few weeks after the slide. Brendan Kiley At about 10:45 am, one year ago today, a hillside above the Stillaguamish River collapsed, turning...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Why Enabling Arctic Drilling Is Such a Huge Mistake

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Eric Larsen, polar explorer, says Seattle shouldn't be enabling arctic drilling. (And neither should the Obama administration.) The Sierra Club As a polar explorer and expedition guide, I've completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history. Show More Summary

Why Won't You Accept My Ello Invite?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm not usually the kind of person who can't take a hint, but the situation has escalated and you leave me no choice. I'm sorry to do this in public, but I've tried e-mail, text, Facebook private message, and a direct message on Twitter. Show More Summary

The Gunman: Where BAM! and KA-POW! Meet the AARP

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

“Ow, my hip!” The baby boomers—previously known as the cohort that inherited a pretty sweet setup from the Greatest Generation, and currently known as the cohort that somehow managed to fuck everything up just in time for Gen Xers and millennials—are getting old. Show More Summary

If You Had a Problem with Ryan Boudinot's Piece about Writers

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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The NCAA Tournament Is In Seattle: A Day-One Rundown

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sad-sack Davidson Wildcat is saddest wildcat at KeyArena. Frike Spiedman Key Arena, the former home of the Sonics and current home of the Storm (and concerts with intolerable sound) hosted four NCAA Tournament games on Friday: Northern...Show More Summary

The Complicated Relationships of Shannon Perry—Gazebos Singer Comes Clean About Her Many Obsessions

Shannon Perry: totally over Leonardo. Seattle band Gazebos—singer Shannon Perry, guitarist TV Coahran, bassist Shane Herrell, and drummer Jordan T. Adams—just finished recording their first album, produced by Kurt Bloch. It's not mixed yet, but Perry thinks it went pretty well. Show More Summary

RIP, Michael Brown, Brilliant Songwriter for Baroque-Pop Greats the Left Banke

Pop songwriter and former member of the Left Banke, Michael Brown, has died; he was 65. Brown will rightfully be remembered as the 16 year old (!!) who co-wrote the Left Banke's big hits, "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina." The...Show More Summary

Drunk of the Week: Is Saint Patrick's Day Really the WORST Day of the Year?

Is there ANYTHING anyone likes about it? Is it really the WORST day of the entire year? Weigh in >>> Kelly O

Capitol Hill Street Drummer Joe Buckets Couldn't Beat the Law

Joe Buckets suffered legal repercussions for his street drumming. Dave Segal If you’ve walked around The Stranger’s dreaded two-block Capitol Hill radius in recent months, you may have heard and seen the most excellent drumming of Joe Buckets (probably not his real name). Show More Summary

Take a Peek!: 20 Photos Inside the New Chop Suey

The new front bar, The Den, is open every day of the week at 4 pm. The huge picture windows are super dupes for people-watching. Kelly O Burt holds court above the main bar now. I once got detention in junior high school for taping this same image of Burt inside my best friend's school locker. Show More Summary

The Wrecking Crew Is an Excellent Doc About Session Musicians Everyone Has Heard but Nobody Knows

Tommy Tedesco and Carol Kaye. Are you a great but unjustly obscure musician? Be patient: Somebody eventually will make a documentary about your achievements. The Wrecking Crew—a self-contained universe of LA all-star session musicians...Show More Summary

How a Misunderstood True Story Involving Fargo Came to Be a Seattle Cinematographer's Best Work Yet

What, exactly, is she looking for out there? In the winter of 2013, the Tacoma-born and Ashland-based cinematographer Sean Porter got a cold call from Austin-based indie filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner, better known as the Zellner brothers. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Burned

Originally posted on November 20, 2013. Last month at a house party, my boyfriend accidentally burned my chin, neck, and cleavage during a clumsily executed volcano shot. I was literally on fire for a few seconds. Some doctor appointments, burn creams, bandages, and awkward scabbing later, I'm healing nicely. Show More Summary

Environmental Groups Win First Round in Legal Effort to Keep Shell's Arctic Drilling Rigs Out of Seattle

Your elected Port of Seattle commissioners. They allowed a lease deal with Shell to proceed with little public notice or comment. But could a legal effort led by environmental groups undo the deal and stop Shell from parking its Arctic drilling fleet in Seattle? It looks more possible now. Show More Summary

Ethan Hawke Directed Seymour: An Introduction, a Film That's Actually Charming

Thankfully, this Ethan Hawke-directed documentary has nothing to do with the rambling J.D. Salinger novella of the same title. Instead, we meet Seymour Bernstein (born in 1927), a classical pianist and teacher with a mesmerizing voice...Show More Summary

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