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57 Events in May You Should Get Tickets For Now

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Who, HUMP! with Dan Savage, Andi Zeisler, The Bacon and Beer Classic, And More by Stranger Things To Do Staff The month of May is very quickly approaching, and it brings with it plenty of opportunities to go out and do things (aside from drinking margaritas on Cinco de Mayo). Show More Summary

Seattle Police Stop Another Near-Fatal Overdose With Naloxone

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Seattle needs safe consumption sites for drug users, stat. VOCAL-WA Ten days ago, Seattle police administered naloxone with a nasal spray and revived a 21-year-old woman overdosing at the Westlake Mall bathroom. Today, they stopped another overdose in a doorway at Broadway and Pike on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Meanwhile in Oklahoma: Court Rules Rape Isn't Rape If Victim Passed Out Before Rape Commenced

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Headline of the decade: Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking Remember, kids: You're supposed to be afraid of trans people peeing—not rapists raping or judges judging. Trans people peeing. Make a note of it. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

"Washington Won't Discriminate" Packs the Pews to Fight Anti-Trans Ballot Initiative 1515

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone "Washington Won't Discriminate" launched the campaign to fight anti-trans bigots this morning. SB Hey, Initiative 1515 supporters: Why do you care where a 15-year-old pees? For Myles Peña, a freshman at Everett's...Show More Summary

20 Movies Worth Watching This Weekend in Seattle

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Our Critics' Picks, From Purple Rain to Beetlejuice by Stranger Things To Do Staff Looking through our complete movie times listings, the options seem endless. If you don't want to take a chance on the sorta-funny Keanu, the hazy nostalgia of Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, or Sing Street's "Ireland for Dummies," we've got your back. Show More Summary

Washington Ensemble Theatre Returns to Their Experimental Roots with The Things Are Against Us

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Things are going to get weird for Samie Spring Detzer (left) and Allison Standley (right) in Susan Soon He Stanton's surreal play, The Things Are Against Us, which premieres tomorrow at 12th Ave. Arts. It'll run Thurs–Sun. Show More Summary

Bleached's Existential Hangover

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ciara Dolan NICOLE ANNE ROBBINS "I feel like LA can be like a vampire, if you let it," says Jen Clavin, lead singer of Los Angeles' Bleached. "I needed to leave to be able to focus. When I was in the desert I would have these moments...Show More Summary

Lawsuit: King County Misled Voters on Levy to Build New Youth Jail

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Demonstrators crowded the King County Council last year to protest a vote authorizing the jail project. Now they're filing a lawsuit. Ansel Herz The hits keep coming against King County's plans to tear down the Central District's youth detention center and replace it with a brand new $210 million facility. Show More Summary

After the Storm: A Meditation on Beyoncé’s Lemonade

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Artist C. Davida Ingram deciphers the beauty, contradiction, and mythopoetic multivalence of Beyoncé's Lemonade. by C. Davida Ingram "There is no part of Lemonade’s story that goes over my head. It stitches in high and low culture." I was travelling when it dropped. I had not checked my phone. Show More Summary

The Puget Sound Anarchists Are Not Just Anticapitalist. (And Some Other Reactions to the May Day "Riot Porn" Video.)

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders May Day 2015. Alex Garland I agree with Ansel that there's some seriously selective editing going on in the Puget Sound Anarchists' "riot porn" video. (Which is a bit ironic given the annual post-May Day concerns thatShow More Summary

A Few More Thoughts About Carly Fiorina Scurrying Aboard Cruz's Sinking Ship

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume Fiorina: "I've always been one step ahead of you jokers. Unfortunately, it is now clear that you are now standing at the end of a pier." Juli Hansen / Shutterstock.com Another brilliant business move from Carly Fiorina,...Show More Summary

Interview with a Guy Who Once Played Ping Pong with Prince

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle This guy's story didn't make it into print this week, but other Prince stories did. Helen Green In 2009, Trent Moorman interviewed bassist/engineer/producer Geoff Stanfield and got him to talk about the timeShow More Summary

German City Tries to Prevent Idiots With Cell Phones From Winning Darwin Awards

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Caption: "Die Stadtwerke Augsburg haben zunächst an zwei Straßenbahn-Haltestellen Bodenampeln installiert - so soll es vor allem für abgelenkte Handynutzer mehr Sicherheit geben!" Translation: "The Augsburg City Transport...Show More Summary

Morning News: Economy Not Growing Fast Enough, Mayor Murray Hates Bikes, Boehner Calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede SkyTrain in the suburbs of Vancouver, B.C.. Charles Mudede Vancouver's Evergreen Line Will Be in Service in 2017: SkyTrain, the second-longest urban rail system in the Pacific Northwest (it has 42 miles of track, Portland 60), is to complete a new line, Evergreen Line, early next year. Show More Summary

Looking for "Solutions" to Homelessness at the Cloud Room

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover The invitation to Sunday's homelessness event at the upscale co-working space the Cloud Room branded it "The Solutions Dinner." This past Sunday night, about 30 people gathered at the Cloud Room for an event called “Homelessness:...Show More Summary

Reminder: The Alaskan Way Viaduct Will Be Closed For Two Weeks Beginning Tomorrow

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Bertha will soon begin tunneling beneath the Viaduct. WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The overpass, which carries SR 99, will officially close at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning. The closure is a safety measure...Show More Summary

Harvard Survey: Majority of Millenials Reject Capitalism

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz If Bernie Sanders loses, young voters will be forced to choose between two capitalists for president. igor kisselev / Shutterstock.com The Washington Post reports: In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. Show More Summary

The Perils of Quirkiness and the Beacon Hill Library

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Ghost shoes for a killed pedestrian look like quirky art. Charles Mudede I have been informed by some members of a community I deeply respect (pedestrian activists) that the white shoes attached to a telephone poleShow More Summary

Charles Blow On Ted Cruz's VP Pick Stunt Delusion

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Wherever you are right now, whatever you're doing, stop and watch NYT columnist Charles M. Blow go off on Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina. If they don't give Pulitzer Prizes for shade, they should—and they should give them all to Charles! (Hat tip to Slog reader Terry Miller.) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Local MC Spekulation Sees Red Over Uncle Ike's Green

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Uncle Ike by Spekulation ICYMI, Seattle rapper/producer Spekulation (aka Matt Watson) dropped "Uncle Ike" on 4/20. (We're late telling you about it, because cannabis... hahahah [dies in a coughing fit].) It's the lead single...Show More Summary

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