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One of the Top Five Short Story Writers in the Country

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lorrie Moore only comes to Seattle twice a decade or so. The last time she was here, it was for her very good novel A Gate at the Stairs in 2009, and she wowed the audience with her Midwestern geniality and her casual... KEEP READING > >

Gidion's Knot Is the Most Explosive Parent-Teacher Conference You'll Ever See

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Paul Bestock Gidion's Knot gives people fits. This two-actor play about an extraordinarily tense parent-teacher conference is popping up at theaters around the country and tends to attract either glowing or bilious reviews. One critic...Show More Summary

The Best of Slog: Rampant Glassholism, Fifteen Fights, and the Glory of Everett

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Women's Pay Equity: Still fucked. Equal Pay Day is a good reminder that women's pay equity is still fucked. Change Your Goddamned Passwords: What we know right now about Heartbleed. Also: Fuck the NSA. What's Wrong with Dial-Up? Mayor...Show More Summary

The Saturday Morning News

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattlepi.com Sinks Ever Lower: Under the neighborhoods section on the site's homepage there's a link to "Capitol Hill." That takes you to a blog written by someone named Charlette LeFevre, who identifies herself as a member of the newly launched business lobby OneSeattle. Show More Summary

Filipino Like A Motherfcker Pt.1 : Talking to Prometheus Brown About The Bar's Barkada

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Part one of a two part interview with Prometheus Brown of Blue Scholars and The Bar, on his recent release Barkada, community, and Filipino food: Prometheus Brown and Bambu are The Bar George Quibuyen, aka Geologic (Blue Scholars), aka...Show More Summary

Interactive City Council Districts Map

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City of Seattle Click for the real one! The Seattle City Clerk's office just posted a map of the seven new city council districts, a version that—finally—is fully zoomable and on which you can just type in your address to find your district. Go check it out! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Washington State Gets A "B" In Transparency For Not Demonstrating Benefits of Boeing Tax Break

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The state gets dinged by consumer advocacy group WashPIRG in a new report mainly because it hasn't made clear how its record-breaking corporate tax breaks actually benefit the citizenry. The Olympian reports: Washington remains in the second tier of states – No. Show More Summary

The Jazz Diaspora: Lennie Tristano's Magic Fingers

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

When you delve into your studies of jazz piano greats you mustn't forget to investigate Lennie Tristano. A true iconoclast, Tristano straddled various modes of jazz while never really embracing any one style in a stranglehold. Informed by European classical music and bebop, Tristano prefigured both cool and free jazz. Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda: Rainbow Waves of 'Mo

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CHRISTEENE Calling all queerdos! We are perched on the delicious verge of this year's 'Mo-Wave, Seattle's new and already-famous weeklong music and arts hoedown for queer freaks by queer freaks. Twenty-plus gaymosexual artists are prepared...Show More Summary

In Culture News: ACT's Big Winner, Amazon's 3D Phone, and Bonus Friday Food Porn

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today in Thea-tray: ACT Theatre has announced the winner of its 2014 new play award—Jason Grote, author of 1001 and Maria/Stuart (and writer for TV shows Mad Men, Smash, and Hannibal). The play in question is Shostakovich, a study of one genius's attempt to write brilliant (and sometimes subversive) music while surviving Stalin. Show More Summary

Zebra Katz is the Sexiest Queer Rapper at 'Mo-Wave This Year

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dreamboat multimedia artist Zebra Katz is gonna 'read all the "bitches" at 'Mo-Wave Saturday night, including me. He plays with Boy Funk, Hypnotits, Tacocat, Spear & Magic Helmet (A Gits Tribute Band), Palo Verde, Sashay, Hot Tears, and Half Breed. Show More Summary

Elicia Sanchez Loves Seattle Comedy

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy Elicia Sanchez ELICIA SANCHEZ Don't threaten her with a good time. I felt like I had to meet Elicia Sanchez after she invited me to her show, Wine Shots, because the email she sent was so funny. I had coffee with her this week, and she's definitely one of the greatest people I've met in Seattle so far (no pressure, everyone else). Show More Summary

Popular Early '90s Band, Nirvana Inducted Into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last night, Aberdeen, Warshington long hair band, Nirvana, along with Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam, were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. First Seattle wins the Superbowel and now THIS!! Whoa. Show More Summary

What Are You Doing This Weekend? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of Fantagraphics INTRUDER A collective of emerging Seattle cartoonists, including this piece is by Marc Palm. Paul Constant: "Tonight, I'm going to the reading for Kevin Young's excellent book of poetry at Hugo House. Tomorrow, I'm either going to Lorrie Moore or the Intruder launch party. Show More Summary

Bartender Crush: Jordan at Octopus Bar

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Jordan Where: Octopus Bar, Moe Bar/Neumos/Barboza Buy Him A Shot Of: “Rumplemintz and I have a love/hate relationship,” he says, “but I’ll drink anything if someone’s buying it.” Ask Him To Make You An: Old Fashioned What He’s Doing When He’s Not At The Bar: “Wishing I was on vacation. Show More Summary

Look At These Obnoxious Drunks!

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It's 4:20 on a Friday, and I bet they're both already HAMMERED again!!! Read more >>> Kelly O

Plug 3! De La Soul's Maseo Is DJing at the Woods Tonight

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

De La Soul MC Maseo (aka Plug 3, aka Vincent Mason) will be DJing at the Woods[1512 11th Ave 3rd level, Capitol Hill, $5, 21+] tonight, it was just learned. You have a bit less than five hours to prepare for this occasion. What can you...Show More Summary

Vox Mod's Irene Barbaric-Featuring "Flight Of Fancy" is the First Audio/Visual Treat From The Great Oscillator

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

When Seattle sight/sound artist Vox Mod teamed up with XVIII Eyes singer Irene Barbaric last year to record "Life Forms" (for Mod's fantastic Syn-Æsthetic album), the result was one of the most engulfing electro-pop songs of the year. Show More Summary

Police Beat: Mayor Murray Delays Police Chief Decision, Machete Man Surrenders

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said in February he aimed to select a new Seattle police chief by the end of April, but today he's extending that timeline by a few weeks. Interim Chief Harry Bailey has been a disaster so far, and Murray has said picking a new chief is the "most important decision" he'll make as mayor. Show More Summary

Short Film Friday: Another Planet Threatened by Capital

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Shot in the Hoh Rain Forest on the Olympic peninsula, “Prospect” is a moody work of science fiction about aliens (who happen to be us, humans) prospecting for some valuable substance (orlak—spelling might be wrong) on a strange, very distant, very green, and very alive planet. Show More Summary

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