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Naturopath Busted by the State for Medical Marijuana Authorizations: "I'm Not Settling—I Didn't Do Anything Wrong"

Today, the Department of Health is holding a disciplinary hearing for a 74-year-old naturopath who gave a marijuana authorization to an undercover agent. Kelly O At this very moment, in a nondescript-looking office building in Kent,Show More Summary

We Are Proud... Spotlights the Uncomfortable, Necessary Discussion of Race, Privilege, and Power in Theater—and Elsewhere

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… is a squirm-inducing pressure cooker of a play about one multiethnic (and very unhappy) theater ensemble. TANYA IZADORA There is something unnerving, almost neurotic, about watching a play with the house lights up, when the performers can see the audience, and the audience can watch itself. Show More Summary

Male Strippers at El Corazón: Boob Grabbing, Boxer Briefs, and Zero Penis

Last weekend, we went to a male strip show. At El Corazón. Let that sink in for a second. The Ultimate Males "Sex You Down Tour" was advertised as A LADIES NIGHT FOR LADIES—aka the kind of strip show men are not encouraged to attend....Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Occupational Hazard

Originally posted on November 27, 2013. How stupid would it be to sleep with my boss's gorgeous 18-year-old son? My boss has become a mentor to me. He and his wife have welcomed me into their home, which includes their aforementioned son, a high-school senior. Show More Summary

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's New Show StarTalk Looks AH-MAY-ZING

There's a new player in the late night talk show game, y'all! The show stars your favorite brainiac astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and its called StarTalk (National Geographic Channel, debuting April 20, 11 pm). It's based on his...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Seattle's Latest Overindulgent Food Craze—Totchos

Tin Hat’s “World Famous Flatliner” version of totchos is a mountain of deliciousness. Kelly O If you've heard of totchos, it was probably only in the past few months. If you haven't yet run across this modification of the classic nachos, using middle-school favorite tater tots in place of tortilla chips, you likely will soon. Show More Summary

Six Questions Seattleites Should Ask Governor Inslee on Reddit Today (Plus One Question That Will Definitely Get Asked)

Would u rather... Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Jay Inslee will be answering a Reddit AMA at 1 p.m. today. Here are some questions, oh, I don't know, somebody might want to ask him: 1. Are you opposed to Arctic drilling? 2. Will you call on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to reject all Arctic drilling? 3. Show More Summary

No Other Road: A Reflection on The Book of Nightmares and the Death of Poet Galway Kinnell (1927–2014)

Galway Kinnell, 1927–2014. RICHARD BROWN Everyone in line at the cafe was staring at the screen of a phone. I was scrolling through the Times, trying to kill some time, waiting. That's when I saw it: "Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87," the headline said. My eyes welled with tears. Show More Summary

Mayor Murray Announces Members of a New Task Force on LGBTQ Hate Crimes

Ed Murray is Seattle's first out gay mayor. His response to a reported rise in anti-LGBTQ hate crimes on Capitol Hill: a new task force. Alex Garland As Sydney reported Wednesday, in response to recent crimes against LGBTQ people across...Show More Summary

The Morning News: The Backlash Against the Starbucks #RaceTogether Campaign, Income Inequality in King County, and a Gubernatorial AMA

Thinks it's now serving the solution to America's race problem? Rob Wilson / The #RaceTogether Backlash: First of all, what is #RaceTogether? Starbucks says it's an attempt at a national conversation on race—particularly between Starbucks baristas and Starbucks customers. Show More Summary

Here's What You Need to Know About Seattle's New Way to Elect City Council Members

Get to know your districts, people. L isten, I get it. It can be really hard to care about local elections. Especially when they're still months away. Especially especially when you don't totally understand what's happening. I'm here to help. Show More Summary

Don't Forget to Remember Tom Jones's Killer TV Show

I can't help but to rehash this bit I wrote about a few years back, as I've spent most of today watching kickass clips of Tom Jones's TV Show, This Is Tom Jones. GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY! I forget all about his pop hits like "Green Green Grass Of Home" and "It's Not Unusual" when I hear him cookin' with rhythm AND blues! The man really could holler. Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology for the Week of March 18

FESTA/SHUTTERSTOCK ARIES (March 21–April 19): You're entering a time and space known as the Ad-Lib Zone. In this territory, fertile chaos and inspirational uncertainty are freely available. Improvised formulas will generate stronger mojo than timeworn maxims. Show More Summary

The Mayor Wants You to Fund a Huge Property Tax Levy for Transportation. Here’s What It’ll Buy.

Here are the projects the city plans to fund with $900 in property taxes over the next nine years. (Click to expand.) Mayor Ed Murray stood in a tiny park on Capitol Hill this morning to announce a massive property tax levy that’s likely to appear on your ballot this fall. Show More Summary

The High List: Felt-a-Thon, Rare Air, and More!

Wind Burial live will be an epic experience. WINDBURIAL.COM Video/Yoga ART/YOGA Thurs March 19, Henry Art Gallery (4100 15th Ave NE) This free (with gallery admission) and open-to-the-public yoga class happens every third Thursday at...Show More Summary

Space Needle Workers Deliver New Petition Asking for Wage Increases

Michael Hall, far left, lives with his parents and commutes two hours to work at the Space Needle because he can't afford housing nearby. Joshua Kelety Earlier today, more than 50 Space Needle workers and supporters gathered in front of the landmark with signs and a megaphone to ask their bosses for a raise. Show More Summary

TV Families That Are Far Worse Than Yours!

Coach Taylor and Lindsay Weir have dark-ass secrets in Bloodline. Are you currently absolutely furious with your drunk sibling who has only two objectives in life (getting even drunker and cramming her hand down your boyfriend's pants)?...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Sobbing Isn't Sexy

Originally posted on December 11, 2013. I'm a straight woman who loves my boyfriend, but sex isn't a priority for me. His sex drive, on the other hand, is ridiculous. He gets very upset when I don't have sex with him and accuses me of not being interested in him anymore, which isn't the case. Show More Summary

DJ Risk One Needs Your Help, and Raz Simone Name-Checks the Prince of Peace

Jesus feels vaguely dissed by Raz. This week, I mean last week, I mean the time since last we spoke, has been the weirdest ever and it's only Wednesday. GOP senators go around the president to talk shit to Iran. A horrifying racist frat chant goes viral, causing heads to roll and asses to be handed—and somebody manages to blame it all on rap. Show More Summary

Chris Estey's EMP Pop Con Submission Whips Up Interest in Dominatrixes' Music

Depeche Mode serve a masterful role in many doms' sessions. Ivica Drusany/ The EMP Pop Conference returns to its namesake architectural wonder April 16-19 (the event is free, but you should register to ensure getting entry). Show More Summary

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