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Bradford Young Illuminates the "Color Below the Color" of Selma and A Most Violent Year

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Two good films, one great cinematographer. Selma opens with an intimate moment between a great man and a great woman. The man is Martin Luther King Jr., played by David Oyelowo, and the woman is his wife, Coretta Scott King, played by Carmen Ejogo. Show More Summary

BREAKING: #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Blocking Highway 99

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last protester has been cleared from 99. @SeattlePD did its thing calmly and professionally, as far as I could see. pic.twitter.com/daRCeXjBoC — Ansel (@Ansel) January 20, 2015 Officer D. Fitzgerald asked me if he could read the protesters' press release. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Worst. Sex. Ever.

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Straight chick, 32, fairly vanilla. Met a handsome dude, 37, seemed to have a good head on his shoulders. Outside the sheets he was perceptive, seemingly emotionally intelligent, funny, and considerate. Went on several dates before fucking. Once we were in the sack, it was obvious that all he knows about sex, he learned from internet porn. Show More Summary

Proof That We Need Martin Luther King Jr. Day Now More Than Ever

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

1. Woah pic.twitter.com/sz6802Wl9j— Rod TBGWT (@rodimusprime) January 18, 2015 In case you think the above image is Photoshopped, here's a link to an Arkansas Times blog post about Arkansas's shared observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Enjoy the Burritos, You Lazy-Ass Christian

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

To the fat, sign-toting, come-to-Jesus man who "works" downtown: I must commend you. You have discovered your true calling, and that calling is free food. Twice now, I've witnessed your master's humble servants, who would not deign to offer charity to the sea of broken men and women surrounding you, deliver foil-wrapped goods to your very self. … KEEP READING>>

My Philosophy: RIP Chop Suey: The Dirty Version

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

KELLY O CHOP SUEY In 2003, I moved from my miserable basement apartment on 26th and Cherry in the Central District to a slightly less miserable basement apartment on 13th and Republican on Capitol Hill. That week, I read in The Stranger's...Show More Summary

Things to Do Tonight

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

1) Patti Smith knows exactly who she is, and who she always was. She performs tonight @ Moore Theatre. 2) A 35-mm print of the Lubitsch classic from 1940 stars Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan as coworkers who unknowingly fall for...Show More Summary

This Is What Qwest Field Looked Like After the Seahawks Won the NFC Championship Game

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Tons more after the jump... I think even these brave cheesehead sisters had fun! All photos Kelly O [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

MLK Day Marchers Switch Front Pages of the Seattle Times with the Seattle Crimes, a Newspaper Dedicated to Black Lives

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ansel Herz The Seattle Times gets a name change and a new front page, thanks to Black Lives Matter marchers. Extra, extra, read all about it! This just in from Ansel Herz, who's covering the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day rally at Garfield High School: Seattle Black Lives Matter protesters are distributing modified versions of the Seattle Times. Show More Summary

Yesterday's Seahawks Game Very Much Like Last Year's Super Bowl

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Is this the Seahawks' witch doctor? Because yesterday's game was all about magic. Last year, I watched the Super Bowl at Shewaber. It was the Seahawks against the Broncos. It was the "Bud Bowl, Weed Bowl, Hash Bowl." It was over in the first quarter. Show More Summary

Maged Zaher's New Anthology, The Tahrir of Poems, Collects Seven Poets from the Arab Spring

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

KELLY O MAGED ZAHER Local poet (and 2013 Stranger Genius of literature) Maged Zaher describes the birth of his new anthology of Egyptian poets as "an act of friendship." In 2010, he befriended Cairo poet Ibrahim El-Sayed, and the two began exchanging poems. Show More Summary

President Obama and Mitt Romney Go Head-to-Head on Poverty

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On Friday evening, Mitt Romney addressed the Republican National Committee's winter meeting in California, repositioning himself as a lifelong warrior against poverty and insisting that Republican leadership is needed in the "post-Obama...Show More Summary

Heroic Seahawks Are Going to the Super Bowl After Journeying Into the Heart of Darkness

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Seahawks advance to Super Bowl XLIX with a 28-22 win over the Packers. Box score: http://t.co/qK3qmUYSzu pic.twitter.com/yJeowgYY1b — ESPN (@espn) January 18, 2015 Much as we here at the Stranger predicted, the Seahawks are headed...Show More Summary

Sex Toy of the Day

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It's called the "vajankle," it's NSFW, and roughly 30,000 "Savage Love" readers sent me the link this morning. This is a click-through-at-your-own-risk/impossible-to-unsee scenario. You have been warned. (And, hey, if sawn-off limbs with vaginas embedded in them is your thing... YKINMKBYKIOK, dude.) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Morning News: It's MLK Day, Something Happened in Football

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ansel Herz Marchers led a #BlackLivesMatter protest in early December starting at Garfield High, where today's MLK Day march will begin. It's MLK Day: Go do something! Workshops start at Garfield High at 9 am, a rally starts at 10 with speakers at 11, and a march leaves at noon. Show More Summary

The Biggest Film for the MLK Weekend Is About a Sniper

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CM With the power of your imagination, replace the poster for the MLK movie with the one for the JFK movie. Yes, imagine that. Imagine if it dawned upon the studio behind American Sniper, a biopic about the "most lethal sniper in American...Show More Summary

City Employees Plan Walkout for Police Reform on Tuesday

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Part of a flier circulated Friday at City Hall advertising an employee walkout on Tuesday. A group of city employees plan to walk off the job for half an hour on Tuesday in support of nationwide police reform. In part, it's a show of solidarity with Congressional staffers who walked out in Washington, D.C., last month. Show More Summary

Things To Do Today or Tonight (For Those Who Are Not Busy With Seahawks-Related Business)

1) West Coast hiphop bonafides with E-40 and Nacho Picasso @ Showbox. 2) A conversation about the future of local cinema The Harvard Exits @ Northwest Film Forum. 3) Catch the mysterious, eclectic contemporary composer Byron Au YongShow More Summary

An Insufferable Seahawks Championship Game LIVESLOG

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS The Seahawks are playing the Packers at 3pm with nothing on the line except for a trip to the Super Bowl. Which is to say EVERYTHING IS ON THE LINE. I'm watching from Williamstown, Massachusetts (Why? It doesn't matter!)...Show More Summary

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