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2014 Emmys: Happening Soon and We're Watching!

Netflix.com ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK The most-nominated comedy show at the 2014 Emmys. (It's a comedy?) Okay, it's about to go down, and I don't know what to expect. Fun facts: I've missed funerals to watch the Oscars, but I've never watched an entire Emmy broadcast. Show More Summary

In Culture News: If You've Been Rained Out of Burning Man, Visit Meat Mountain Instead

"Hire People You Trust, Then Trust Them": Just one item on Seattle filmmaker and Stranger Film Genius Megan Griffiths's great list of 17 Things I Learned From Working on Other People’s Films. Amazon Twitches: Amazon paid almost a billion...Show More Summary

Reflections on Ferguson

I wish I knew where to begin. You've probably read—or ignored, or just RT'd—a couple dozen articles about what's been happening in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, since Officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown to death. Show More Summary

Hey, Y'all, Let's Watch Wattstax

I was promised some materials for today's Slog Out post this past Friday, but at currently the goods still have yet to be delivered. So, as I've been sitting here waiting for said materials, I've been keeping distracted busy by watching Wattstax. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Dude, Take My Free Advice!

My wife and I went through a long-distance period when we were still dating and she went away to school for awhile. Because we could only see each other infrequently, during the down times I would use porn as a masturbatory aid rather than build up my sexual frustrations. Show More Summary

California to Allow Dogs Into Restuarants

This is interesting:With a swipe of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown has ensured Sutter can tag along to some bars and restaurants. Assembly Bill 1965 makes it easier to bring your pet next time you dine out or grab a drink. The bill permits...Show More Summary

SDOT Director Nominee Scott Kubly: "War on Cars" Narrative Doesn't Reflect Reality

AH Scott Kubly looks southward from 38th floor office at Seattle's Municipal Tower. He's seen two serious accidents from his window in recent weeks. On July 2, Mayor Ed Murray nominated Scott Kubly to be the new director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, replacing Peter Hahn, who resigned last year after Murray's election. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Has "Cost New Jersey Taxpayers Billions" in Privatized Pension Scam

L.E.MORMILE //Shutterstock Where'd all the money go, Chris Christie? Every so often, Republicans bring up the idea of privatizing Social Security, of "investing" that money into Wall Street as a way to strengthen the economy. The idea was shot down when George W. Show More Summary

Tonight in Music: Jack White and Madeleine Cocolas

A REINVIGORATED JACK WHITE HITS THE PARAMOUNT (Paramount) To say that Lazaretto, Jack White's second solo album, is the best thing he's done since the White Stripes will sound like high praise to those charmed by the busman's holiday...Show More Summary

Join Me for the 2014 Genius Literature Showcase This Wednesday!

Kelly O G. Willow Wilson My favorite part of The Stranger's annual Genius Awards season is not the awards ceremony itself. Don't get me wrong—I love the big glamorous party at the Moore Theatre, with its booze and its music and its pageantry. Show More Summary

Grapefruiting? Is There Anything Straight People Won't Do?

NSFW: I say: no special rights for people who would ruin a blowjob by incorporating a grapefruit. Tips on appling, lemoning, green peppering, poundcaking, and cabbaging... after the jump... [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Late Seattle Producer Rick Parashar Remembered by My Goodness

On August 14, Seattle producer Rick Parashar died of natural causes at age 50. A mainstay at London Bridge Studios, Parashar enjoyed phenomenal success at the controls of records by popular grunge acts like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, as well as with releases by Dinosaur Jr., Brandi Carlile, and many others. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Ignores Questions About Ferguson

Kelly O Hillary Clinton autographing a book at University Book Store in June. CNN says Hillary Clinton was asked to comment on Ferguson after a book signing on Sunday. After signing more than 700 books at Books & Books in Westhampton...Show More Summary

The Man Who Murdered Photojournalist James Foley Identified

He's a rapper from London: According to The Times of London and other sources, "John" is believed to be Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old man from London, who went to Syria to join Islamist forces last year. His father, Adel Abdel Bary, is an Egyptian-born man who is accused of taking part in the 1998 U.S. Show More Summary

A Deep Documentary about National Treasure George Takei

George Takei is a national treasure, and this loving documentary does him right, sharing the Takei family’s story of surviving US internment during World War II, unpacking the homoerotic significance of Star Trek’s Sulu, and giving us a lovely gawk... KEEP READING > >

Watch Mark Driscoll Ask Forgiveness from Mars Hill Church

You read about this in the Morning News, but here's the video of yesterday's announcement by Pastor Mark Driscoll that he's taking at least six weeks off from Mars Hill Church while the church's board investigates the many charges against him. Show More Summary

The Ice Bucket Challenge: All Fun and Games (and Money Raised for an Important Cause) Until Somebody Gets Dead

The Guardian: The death of a teenager who drowned in a quarry is being linked to the ice bucket challenge craze. Cameron Lancaster, 18, died after disappearing under the water at Preston Hill quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, on Saturday.... Show More Summary

Crazy Anti-Gay Preacher Turns Left, Turns Right, Calls For Amendment to US Constitution That Would Jail Gay People

There's so much stupid here that I don't know where to start. I'll let someone else tackle the notion that jailing gay people will somehow put a stop to gay sex—even straight people have gay sex in prison—and just tackle this one: "They've agitated for laws giving them special protections available to no one else." Blah blah blah. Show More Summary

OH NO! The Erotic Bakery Is Closing

heeroticbakery.com Good night, sweet boob/penis/vulva cake shop. After almost three decades in Wallingford—since 1986—the Erotic Bakery, Seattle's source for explicit cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more, is closing at the end...Show More Summary

Youth Pastor Watch

ALABAMA: "A Southern Baptist church in Alabama pledged to cooperate with police following the arrest of a former youth minister charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 16 and urged anyone with knowledge about the case to come forward. Show More Summary

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