Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Local Interest / United States / Seattle / Popular


Rare Native American Rock, Folk, Country Music Spotlighted on New LITA Comp

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On November 25, Seattle-based label Light in the Attic will release a collection of ultra-rare songs by Native American musicians, Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985. LITA is calling this 34-track...Show More Summary

Your Robot Band Sucks: Captured! By Robots’ JBOT Reviews Three Robotic Bands

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Captured! By Robots' robotic band is ironically looking more human these days. Captured! By Robots is what happens when you take a misanthropic musician and throw him in a room with a bunch of tools and scrap metal—he builds his own emotionally abusive robotic band. Show More Summary

Reviews of Comic Books About Amnesiac Butchers, Hello Kitty, and the Great Pumpkin

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Julie Delporte's Everywhere Antennas delivers the intimacy of reading someone's journal. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful journals you've ever seen. Antennas tells the story of Delporte's mysterious ailment, which she attributes to wi-fi signals and cell phones and basically modern society in general. Show More Summary

We Asked 12 People at a Gay Bar: What's Your Favorite Queer Film?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O Kyle "The British film Weekend." Kelly O Devin and Jason "Ooh! Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." "I'd say Ma Vie En Rose" Kelly O Jack "My Beautiful Laundrette" Kelly O Bradford and Grant "Desperate Living." "And The Wizard of...Show More Summary

The Lost Lake/Comet/5 Point Guys Are Buying Grim's and The Woods (Really)

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

TIMOTHY RYSDYKE A woman who appears to want to hang herself at The Woods in June of 2012. Jason Lajeunesse, David Meinert, and Joey Burgess have announced their acquisition of Capitol Hill restaurant and bar Grim’s and its upstairs dance club The Woods from Laura Olson of Pterodactyl Group. Show More Summary

Art Spiegelman Brings Jazz and Comics Together at the Moore

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

How do you do a reading from a comic book? Comic books resist performance. Do you read from the word bubbles? The captions? You don't describe the action in the panel, do you? If you project it on a screen, do you just talk about the...Show More Summary

Meinert, LaJeunesse Acquire Ferrari Dealership

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Photo by Jonathan Swift The vehicle showroom will be converted into a lounge/fashion boutique that will sell lifestyle accessories like clothing, local wine and fruit, and $200,000 Ferraris. The entrepreneurial team responsible for revitalizing...Show More Summary

What Are You Doing Today? What Are You Doing Tonight?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Just in time for Halloween, a respectfully-dressed nurse. Terry Gilliam's Unending Imagination: Check out his new film The Zero Theorem at the Grand Illusion tonight. Enjoy An "International Orgy of Literature": When it goes down atShow More Summary

Never Heard of 'Em: Skip Spence

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anna Minard, our city hall reporter, claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we're forcing her to listen to all the records that music nerds consider important. SKIP SPENCEOar(Columbia) Um, I was not aware that music boss nerds were allowed to like just some nice guy playing acoustic guitar and quietly singing dad songs about rivers. Show More Summary

Anne Focke's Penny University Is for Working People

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Anne Focke has recently become interested in the question of work. But first who is Focke? And why is she interested in work? The answer to the first question: Focke is, to use her own words, “an intentional generalist, a matchmaker,...Show More Summary

Dracula Untold: A Superhero Movie About a Good-Hearted Impaler Gone Bad

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Look! There on the ground! It's a bat! It's a sullen schmuck! It's Dracula-Man! Dracula Untold is not a horror movie. It's not even a monster movie. It's a superhero movie. Its formula is ripped off from a thousand other superhero movies, superimposed roughly over the Dracula backstory. Show More Summary

The Mindy Project Goes to Fifth Base (and Drives the Catholic League Batty)

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FOX-TV The Mindy Project one-ups Seinfeld's allusive masterwork "The Contest" by sneaking in the back door. This week's episode of The Mindy Project—Mindy Kaling's rom-com-honoring/rom-com spoofing sitcom set in a freewheeling gynecologist's office—opens in the dark. Show More Summary

To Depart from Pop Art, You Have to Start There in the New Show at Seattle Art Museum

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy Seattle Art Museum Roy Lichtenstein made this 1964 painting to illustrate a Life magazine article describing his artistic process—which people accused of being mere copying. This is the two-week span when all the museums in Seattle decided to open new art exhibitions. Show More Summary

Forbes Says Piketty Is Wrong: American Billionaires are Self-Made

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Forbes Hates Thomas Piketty After Forbes listed the wealthiest 400 humans in the US last week, it turned its guns on the French economist Thomas Piketty, who in the book Capital in the 21st Century claims that advanced capitalist societies...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Tries to Do Damage Control

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of Microsoft Satya Nadella sent an email to Microsoft employees last night saying he supports equal pay for men and women. Satya Nadella Says Women Should Ask for Raises if They “Deserve” It: Following his statement yesterday...Show More Summary

Why the Hell Is a Disbarred Lawyer Allowed to Run for State Supreme Court?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ES JOHN “ZAMBONI” SCANNELL His race against Justice Debra Stephens shows what’s wrong with our system of electing judges. And so it came to pass, in the 125th year of electing judges by popular vote in Washington State, that a disbarred...Show More Summary

And the Ramps to Nowhere Get Their Death Date

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You heard it here 1st. 520 closure wkend of 10/17. Demolishing the http://t.co/974SHUM4mJ @uwbotanicgarden pic.twitter.com/BvXm23ZzHS — SR 520 (@wsdot_520) October 9, 2014 R.I.P. to one of this city's few great self-governing zones, the Ramps to Nowhere. I wrote about them here. Thanks for the tip, Z.P. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Song of the Day is "Invisible Girl" by King Khan and BBQ

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Why? Because they're traveling all the way from Berlin, Germany to play for us this Saturday at the Crocodile! And because, well, Arish Khan is a Superhero! And Mark BBQ has the voice of an angel! And because girls AREN'T invisible! And because, um, in this video... uh, WHO LIKES BIRD POOP? Nobody that's who! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Prom Queen's New Video for "Can't Seem to Cry" is a Milkshake-Laden Fever Dream

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Damn, it's nice to see a local act with some ambition. Prom Queen's Leeni Ramadan and her band have "pulled a Beyonce" (when's that going into the OED?) and made videos accompanying each of the twelve songs on their delightfully Technicolor-hued new album Midnight Veil. Show More Summary

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Tells Women to Have "Faith That the System Will Actually Give You the Right Raises"

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

360b / Shutterstock Microsoft: Shut up, ladies, and we'll give you a raise when we feel like it.™ I had such high hopes for new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. He seemed like a gust of cool air after so many wearying years of Steve Ballmer's humid wheezing. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC