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A Film That Will Make You Want to Move to Iceland

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A fearless lover, criminal, and one-of-a-kind American freakThe surprising thing about Land Ho! is that it should be a bad film. It’s a road-trip flick—practically an advertisement for Iceland’s tourism industry—and it’s about two lonely, old white guys who’re dealing with broken marriages and broken dreams. But the film works! Why? Because... KEEP READING > >

Mitt Romney Splashed with Ice Water, Says "Ha, That Is Cold"

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It's a shame that the word "normcore" wasn't around when Mitt Romney was running for president, because Mitt Romney is so normcore that he's fundamentally a weird guy. Post by Mitt Romney. Paul Ryan, who pours the bucket of ice water on Romney in this video, has previously done the ice bucket challenge. Show More Summary

The New York Times Reports on Mars Hill's Mark Driscoll Problem

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mars Hill Church Once again, this image proves useful. Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll is in the New York Times this morning. The good news for Driscoll? Mars Hill didn't have to pay for his name to appear in the Times this time. TheShow More Summary

A Funny Thing Happened at the Seattle Beckett Festival Last Night

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

First of all, the award for best bio so far in the Seattle Beckett Festival goes to Ray Tagavilla, for this: Tagavilla plays the mute guy in Act Without Words Part I, part of "an evening of short works and rarities by Samuel Beckett"...Show More Summary

Don't Go See the Towering Pile of Garbage That Is Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Josh Brolin is driving a black and white. So noir! The first Sin City film was an example of a very small subset of comic book movies that slavishly adapt directly from the source material, using the comics as storyboards. (The...Show More Summary

We’ve Got to “Police the Police”: Photos from the Local NAACP's Rally for Ferguson

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Blues music played from loud speakers strung across the rolling green lawn, friends caught up in small groups, and children ran through water sprayed from beautiful, cartoonish park fountains. If it wasn't for the signs reading...Show More Summary

The Walrus Accuses Me of Saying Something I've Never Said and Refuses to Run a Correction

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Walrus—"the magazine about Canada and its place in the world"—published a long piece this week by Micah Toub about a number of Canadian sex researchers whose work I follow and admire ("Just Do It: Sex Researchers Have Found a New Way to Keep the Spark Alive"). Show More Summary

German Man Evicted Because His Sling Squeaked All Night

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If only he had some sort of, I don't know, lubricant handy—something he could've applied to those squeaky old chains... [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Morning News: Feds Consider Moving Grizzly Bears into Washington; Seattle Judge Busted

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Adam Van Spronsen/Shutterstock Grizzly bears in Washington State may get a boost from the federal government. Feds Consider Moving Grizzly Bears into Washington: The National Park Service is considering whether to restore grizzly bears in the North Cascades of Washington State, reports the AP. Show More Summary

Tomorrow Night in Music: The Gods Themselves, Crazy Eyes, and Soft Blows

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Okay, I'ma make this easy for y'all! First on deck tomorrow will be the electro stylin's of Soft Blows! Followed by the experi-MENTAL weridos, Crazy Eyes. Full disclosure: I've never seen CE live, but their internet clips offer some proper screwball shit! Headliners are the Gods Themselves. Show More Summary

American Public Schools Projected to Hit a Demographic Milestone This Year

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Andresr / Back to school! This fall—and god, I'm so sorry to have to say it, but "fall" is practically happening this very second—the US looks ready to finally hit a particular landmark in our slow but steady demographic...Show More Summary

Aubrey Plaza Will Eat Your Brain... If You Let Her

A24 The zom-rom-com genre groans and lurches on with Life After Beth, the directorial debut from Jeff Baena, who co-wrote David O. Russell's loopy I Heart Huckabees. Twenty-one-year-old Zach (Dane DeHaan, Place Beyond the Pines) is still...Show More Summary

No, Henry Rollins, Fuck You

This morning Henry Rollins, the former Black Flag singer turned LA Weekly columnist, wrote a piece called “Fuck Suicide.” Judging by the title I expected him to tear into depression, or, better yet, yell about our nation’s troubling lack of mental health care, but Rollins didn’t do that. Show More Summary

This Week's Homosexual Agenda: Sing-Alongs and Sassy Movies

I KNOW! We are the luckiest freaks in the whole wide weeping world! Or at least I am—it's like this week was totally made for me. Like the universe is catering to my every weird little whim! Practically all of my very favorite junk that...Show More Summary

FBI Data Proves That Washington Background Checks Stop Dangerous Gun Sales, Group Says

BILLIONAIRE ELITIST HYPOCRITE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS COMING FOR YER SNACKS, SODAS, AND GUNS! That's the message of a new ad the National Rifle Association will be running in bunch of battleground states. Except, it's not true. But it is funny: No, Bloomberg does not want to ban guns. Show More Summary

In Culture News: High School Production of Spamalot Canceled Due to Gay Content

High School Production of Spamalot Canceled Over Gay Content: Howard Sherman clues us into a controversy in Pennsylvania: Olga Popova/Shutterstock It was first reported by the local television station WNEP on July 1 that the [South Williamsport’s...Show More Summary

Poster of the Week

Here's another example of why Shogo Ota is one of the best poster designers in town. The five artists in Tag 2.0 must make their stylistically dissimilar sets segue from one to the next, so Shogo has drawn them with one continuous line. See more at [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

In the Red Records to Reissue the Intelligence's Caustic Debut LP, Boredom and Terror

In the Red Records Ten years ago the Intelligence released their debut album, Boredom and Terror, and instantly asserted themselves as one of Seattle’s best bands. (The group won the Stranger music Genius award in 2011.) Now you have...Show More Summary

The History and Fluxing Demographics of Ferguson and Our Nation's Suburbs

As many have noted, the city of St. Louis has long been plagued by racism. The police killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests, however, took place in Ferguson, a once affluent suburb of 21,000. The town, and the situation...Show More Summary

Top-Priority Beers at Seattle International Beerfest (It Starts Tomorrow!)

BOTTOMS UP Beerfest's mercifully small four-ounce pours. The Seattle International Beerfest is upon us once again, with Fisher Pavilion becoming a celebration of, in the organizers' words, "rare, hard-to-find, exotic beers"—hundreds of them—from Friday, August 22, through Sunday, August 24. Show More Summary

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