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The Best of Slog: Gentrification, Sideboob, and a Disappearing Butcher

Killed by a Loophole: Why didn't background checks save this woman's life? This Image Will Haunt Your Dreams: Have you read about the City Hall sideboob shocker yet? Municipal Broadband: It's closer to a reality this week than it was last week. Don't Panic: Harborview volunteered to treat ebola patients. Marijuana Vs. Show More Summary

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: It's Not Awful!

"Only one thing can make this day better: Getting super fucked-up on cough syrup." In expanding the 32-page kids' book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day into an 81-minute movie, filmmakers Miguel Arteta andShow More Summary

A Conversation with Art Spiegelman About Jazz, Comics, and Running Away from the 13th Floor Elevators

What can the audience at the Moore expect from Wordless!? Why’d you put it together? It’s always a problem because I’ve never got this one down to a sound bite, because it’s not quite like anything else. In form, it’s a cross between...Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

He's into it. Wanna See Antonio Banderas Fuck a Robot?: Go check out Automata. The Biggest Art Event of the Season: It commences at The Henry tonight. Northwest Reptile Expo: Sure, why not. An Expo with No Reptiles: Seattle Antiquarian...Show More Summary

Poster of the Week by Barry Blankenship

It's nice to see a comedy show eschewing the standard comedian-making-a-"funny"-face promo imagery, instead opting for this illustration by Barry Blankenship, which clearly conveys a specific attitude and sense of humor. See more at barrytheartguy.com. Click here to leave a comment!

Instant History for Forgetful Stoners

Lindsay Douglas/Shutterstock Sixty-four percent of Americans now live in a state where gay people will soon be able to marry. MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 This week of daycare heroin, teenaged Nobel Prize winners, and fatal Ebola in the U.S. kicked off in Washington D.C., where the U.S. Show More Summary

The Song of the Day is Van Halen's "Everybody Wants Some!!

I picked this song for today's "Song of the Day" because TODAY is the 60th fucking birthday of former Van Halen high kickin' front man, David Lee Roth! Prior to his "hosting" the Stranger's Bumbershoot Guide 2001, I had the great fortune of speaking with the mighty Diamond Dave. Show More Summary

Drunk of the Week: "Girly" Shots!

This is Yooper Steve. He just did eight shots of schnapps! Someone mentioned that schnapps are kind of "girly." If you had to drink eight shots of something, what would you choose? Kelly O [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Wetlands: A Teen Girl's Disgusting Perversity

Based on the controversial German novel of the same name, Wetlands opens with a (supposedly real) letter to the editor stating that the novel shouldn't be "read or adapted to film" because of the source text's "disgusting perversity."...Show More Summary

The Two Faces of January: A Character Study of a Despicable Man

Patricia Highsmith's bleak, meticulously plotted novels never fail to deliver the most cynical portrait of human behavior. That might be why her stories are perpetually adapted into films—most famously by Alfred Hitchcock—and it's something The Two Faces of January, the newest Highsmith adaptation, gets right. Show More Summary

Rare Native American Rock, Folk, Country Music Spotlighted on New LITA Comp

On November 25, Seattle-based label Light in the Attic will release a collection of ultra-rare songs by Native American musicians, Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985. LITA is calling this 34-track...Show More Summary

Your Robot Band Sucks: Captured! By Robots’ JBOT Reviews Three Robotic Bands

Captured! By Robots' robotic band is ironically looking more human these days. Captured! By Robots is what happens when you take a misanthropic musician and throw him in a room with a bunch of tools and scrap metal—he builds his own emotionally abusive robotic band. Show More Summary

Reviews of Comic Books About Amnesiac Butchers, Hello Kitty, and the Great Pumpkin

Julie Delporte's Everywhere Antennas delivers the intimacy of reading someone's journal. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful journals you've ever seen. Antennas tells the story of Delporte's mysterious ailment, which she attributes to wi-fi signals and cell phones and basically modern society in general. Show More Summary

We Asked 12 People at a Gay Bar: What's Your Favorite Queer Film?

Kelly O Kyle "The British film Weekend." Kelly O Devin and Jason "Ooh! Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." "I'd say Ma Vie En Rose" Kelly O Jack "My Beautiful Laundrette" Kelly O Bradford and Grant "Desperate Living." "And The Wizard of...Show More Summary

The Lost Lake/Comet/5 Point Guys Are Buying Grim's and The Woods (Really)

TIMOTHY RYSDYKE A woman who appears to want to hang herself at The Woods in June of 2012. Jason Lajeunesse, David Meinert, and Joey Burgess have announced their acquisition of Capitol Hill restaurant and bar Grim’s and its upstairs dance club The Woods from Laura Olson of Pterodactyl Group. Show More Summary

Art Spiegelman Brings Jazz and Comics Together at the Moore

How do you do a reading from a comic book? Comic books resist performance. Do you read from the word bubbles? The captions? You don't describe the action in the panel, do you? If you project it on a screen, do you just talk about the...Show More Summary

Meinert, LaJeunesse Acquire Ferrari Dealership

Photo by Jonathan Swift The vehicle showroom will be converted into a lounge/fashion boutique that will sell lifestyle accessories like clothing, local wine and fruit, and $200,000 Ferraris. The entrepreneurial team responsible for revitalizing...Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

Just in time for Halloween, a respectfully-dressed nurse. Terry Gilliam's Unending Imagination: Check out his new film The Zero Theorem at the Grand Illusion tonight. Enjoy An "International Orgy of Literature": When it goes down atShow More Summary

Never Heard of 'Em: Skip Spence

Anna Minard, our city hall reporter, claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we're forcing her to listen to all the records that music nerds consider important. SKIP SPENCEOar(Columbia) Um, I was not aware that music boss nerds were allowed to like just some nice guy playing acoustic guitar and quietly singing dad songs about rivers. Show More Summary

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