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Apple Unveils Bigger iPhone and New Smartwatch

Apple Watch will be available early next year, starting at $349— The Verge (@verge) September 9, 2014 America's favorite purveyor of finely-sculpted gizmos vibrating in your pants held...Show More Summary

Perrier Water Comes Out of the Closet

Whoa, gay water just got a lot gayer. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Tonight in Music: Esmé Patterson and Tobacco

LET'S HEAR FROM THE LADIES: ESME PATTERSON'S REVISIONIST AMERICANA My Young Man by Esmé Patterson (Tractor) The namesakes of Townes Van Zandt's "Loretta" and Dolly Parton's "Jolene" may have had their own bones to pick, but they never got a chance to express them. Show More Summary

Carpenter Who Led Hunger Strike at Tacoma Detention Center Could Face Deportation

Courtesy of Maru Mora Villalpando TACOMA'S NORTHWEST DETENTION CENTER Veronica Noriega, the spouse of a man held within, is on hunger strike in this makeshift camp outside. Inside the nondescript gray buildings of the Northwest Detention...Show More Summary

Apples and Pears, Made into Delicious Alcohol!

Pro tip: Don’t call it “hard cider.” For some reason, cider aficionados (who are suddenly numerous) look down on this. Maybe we just call non-hard cider “apple juice” now? In any case, don’t let the fact that it’s trendy keep you away from the deliciousness... KEEP READING > >

In Culture News: Miami Beach Excess, a Police Officer Assailed by Cups, and Brad Pitt's War

Photo by Carlos Cruz/Courtesy Frye Art Museum STORM OF CUPS AND CONTROVERSY Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin installed the piece that was supposed to be at Bumbershoot at the Frye Art Museum instead. 'It was never about the blood': It was about being treated with respect by the hosting institution, Nicholas Galanin said. Show More Summary

Susan Robb Is Going from Mexico to Canada Like No Artist Has Gone Before

SUSAN ROBB takes pictures on the trail constantly. The morning walk was sunny. Shorts weather. But during lunch in a pine clearing, clouds showed up, and the temperature got so cold so quickly that snowflakes appeared on Susan Robb's arm. Show More Summary

Ferguson City Council Promises the Impossible: It Will Not Need the Revenue From Traffic Fines and Fees

According to HuffPo, in 2013, Ferguson, a predominantly black suburb of St. Louis, and the recent site of a controversial shooting of a black youth and a protest that was suppressed with military-grade weapons and vehicles, has onlyShow More Summary

The Bird-Feeding in Cal Anderson Park Is Out of Control

The other day in Cal Anderson Park, I saw this: The all-bread diet. And it made me think of this thing by Lindy West: Old People Who Think Pigeons Are Their Best Friends Listen, old people. Pigeons do not love you. Much like robots and the British, pigeons do not have the capacity to feel love. Show More Summary

Experience Music Genius Tomorrow (Plus Free Drinks!)

The Frye Art Museum will be open after-hours tomorrow for the The Stranger's Night of Genius in music! Charles Mudede and I will be hosting a night of music listening, conversation, discussion, and drinking with 2014 music Genius nominees Erik Blood, Amber Kai Morgan and Garrett Kelly, and Industrial Revelation. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Drivers Don't Understand the Cycle Track, Customers Don't Want Amazon's New Phone

Dominic Holden This is the Second Avenue cycle track that opened yesterday. There are lights for cyclists and lights for cars—lights that are supposed to tell vehicles when they cannot turn into the bike lane. However, moments afterShow More Summary

David Bowie's Stunning 3-Song Set on SNL December, 1979

I was so stoked David Bowie's 1979 Saturday Night Live performance made the record-nerd rounds once again; the clip is stunning. Uh, and, YES, that IS Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias backing up Bowie! The three songs they perform are “TheShow More Summary

Tunneling Machine Moves Three Feet, No One Rejoices

WSDOT Someday this giant hole will be full of humans using a functional transportation system funded by taxpayer dollars. Or, you know, it won't. It's been a while since we checked in with Bertha, Seattle's giant tunnel-boring machine. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: You Can't Please Everybody

I'm a cis straight woman, writing in because of the DDD/PPP advice for sharing your kink with a new partner that you recently rolled out, and also sort of because of the "Anal Entitlement" SLLOTD Mistress Matisse answered for you in July. Obviously I wouldn't want to lie and say DDD is going to work every time, but it can work spectacularly well. Show More Summary

Records Show Council Stripped Out Funding Pledge from Bike-Safety Legislation

DH HOT AIR Council Member Tom Rasmussen, speaking, won't commit to funding the city's bicycle safely plan. To the right, Mayor Ed Murray and Council Member Sally Bagshaw also won't commit to fully funding the plan. This morning on Second Avenue—which is infamously dangerous for cyclists—city officials proudly inaugurated a new bicycle track. Show More Summary

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

Kelly O MAN ATTEMPTS TO REMOVE SHIRT WHILE SINGING, becomes sloth. Kelly O: "I'm gonna go see queercore punk band Sashay tear up Chop Suey's Dragon Room on Wednesday at 9 pm, at their cassette-only release party for their new album America's...Show More Summary

Jazz Beautified by Japanese Traditional Koto Music

Before you go to this show, you should visit It’s filled with wonderful posts about the artist, Chris Kenji Beer, and his aesthetics, which are all about the impermanence of beauty: the falling petals of cherry blossoms, carp in a pond, leaves animated by a breeze, the water flowing over an... KEEP READING > >

Tonight in Music: Owen Pallett, Scott & Charlene's Wedding and Melted Toys

OWEN PALLETT'S ORCHESTRAL OMNI-POP (Neumos) It’s interesting to note the phonetic similarities between Owen Pallett’s surname and the word “polite,” as his compositions (from string arrangements for other bands to film scores and his own orchestral pop) tend toward the elegantly pleasing and inoffensive. Show More Summary

BenDeLaCreme's Terminally Delightful Sold Out, So They've Added Another Show

You love her, you really love her. As you know if you've already read Schmader's interview with BenDeLaCreme, the RuPaul's Drag Race Star is coming home (WE ARE HOME!) to do a run of shows this weekend. As sometimes happens when you're a really good performer and you've just been on national TV, BenDeLaCreme's show has sold out. Show More Summary

Ferguson, Austerity, and the Decline of Police Work in the US

The thing about the Ferguson incident that might need more of our attention is that the officer stopped Michael Brown not because of the robbery at the convenience store but because he was jaywalking. What this brings to light is what police work is really about in this and other municipalities—generating revenue from tickets. Show More Summary

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