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My Whole Life I've Been Asked if I'm a Girl or a Boy

"I made a conscious effort to dress and behave like the guys who dated the women I was attracted to." Kelly O When I was 5, my family moved to a new house off Aurora on 115th. My dad invented a game in which the house was a ship, I was a sailor, and he was the captain. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Hot Weekend Coming, Plus a Big Supreme Court Decision Upholding Obamacare Subsidies

Weekend temperature forecast: 80s and 90s. Kelly O Gonna Be a Hot Pride: "The Puget Sound area is sizzling its way toward its warmest June on record, with weekend temperatures forecast to reach the low 90s," the Seattle Times reports. Show More Summary

Supreme Court: Awaiting Decision on Marriage and Obamacare

Up and out of bed and at the computer at 6:45 AM because today—like so many other days before it this month—could be the day. The way SCOTUS releases decision is fun and makes for suspense, but also totally ridiculous for a public institution in 2015.— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 25, 2015 Have to agree with Chris. Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology for the Week of June 24

FESTA/SHUTTERSTOCK ARIES (March 21–April 19): During my regular hikes along my favorite trails, I've gotten to know the local boulders quite intimately. It might sound daft, but I've come to love them. I've even given some of them names. Show More Summary

In Writing News: T.S. Eliot's Bunch of Bullshit, Chee's Essay on the Buckleys, and Seattle Readings Galore

The Oxford English Dictionary credits T.S. Eliot with inventing the word "bullshit." shpock / • Did you know that T.S. Eliot invented bullshit? Or least the OED credits him as being the first to use it. In an article you may have missed in The Atlantic, Karen Swallow Prior talks about T.S. Show More Summary

Cover Your Buttholes—Here Come the Animals!

Hold on to yer butt(holes). Question: Do you despise "humanity"? Then boy-oh-boy-oh-boy, do I have a television show for you! It's called Zoo, and it's debuting Tuesday, June 30, at 9 p.m. on CBS. What's it about? Ohhhhh... nothing all that interesting... Show More Summary

A Video of Light Rail Train Taking 3 Minutes to Travel from Capitol Hill to the University District

University Link light rail train testing from Sound Transit Video on Vimeo. This is what happens when you make a tunnel for trains: it opens ahead of schedule, under the budget, and fucking works. No form of transportation is more irrational, more costly, and more stupid than the car. Show More Summary

Not Your Parents', But Your Hip Grandparents' Go-Go's

I got it! The motif is Shirt Stripes vs. Pier Pillars. Well known pop group the Go-Go's had one of the HUGEST '80s hits, right? Their smash "We Got The Beat" became an instant and timeless anthem in 1981. It spent three weeks at No. 2 the Billboard Hot 100. Show More Summary

The Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee Loses Its Confederate Flag

Courtesy CBS As more and more states debate over what to do with that racist historic relic (aka the Confederate flag), there's one place you won't be seeing it anymore... on top of the General Lee. One of the most famous TV cars inShow More Summary

If You're Against Sex Work, You're a Bigot

This isn’t about me, it’s about you. the stranger I should start an essay like this by telling you about how great sex workers are, how important sex workers' rights are. I should "create sympathy in the reader" for anyone who takes their clothes off and performs sexuality. Show More Summary

Celebrate Legendary Composer Terry Riley's 80th Birthday with These 5 Classics

Bow down to the master minimalist, 80 years young today. It's innovative minimalist composer Terry Riley's 80th birthday today. While it is optimal to celebrate this American legend's music every day, you should probably devote more time than usual to it on this auspicious occasion. Show More Summary

The Seattle Police Department Is Considering Predictive Policing

Can body cams predict problematic officer behavior? SPD There are few things sexier to the corporate world than big data algorithms. As us plebes continue to upload more finely detailed pictures of ourselves online—with much of thatShow More Summary

New Restaurants in Capitol Hill and Rainier Beach, Local Breweries Win Awards, and Thai Curry Simple's Pop-Up Dinner

Rainier Beach's Stone House Cafe: adorable buildings and a beautiful view of Lake Washington. Stone House Cafe Now Open Naka, a kaiseki-inspired restaurant from chef Shota Nakajima, formerly of Sushi Kappo Tamura, opens today at 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Reminder: Tonight at Town Hall, I Will Interview Stephen Witt, Author of How Music Got Free

You can download this e-book on the Pirate Bay if you want. Those with an interest in music, or the music business, or computers, or writing, or reading, or books, or any combination of the above mentioned may want to come to Town Hall...Show More Summary

One of the Sexiest Trees on Capitol Hill Loses Roots to the Construction Boom

That's one of the four roots the tree lost because of a new development. Charles Mudede Part of an email I recently received from Jana Ekdahl made me a little proud, and another part made me a little concerned. The proud part had to do with a piece I wrote in 2009 about the sexiest trees in Seattle. Show More Summary

Sarah Silverman and Lewis Black Back Bernie Sanders

Sarah Silverman yesterday... I'm loving @SenSanders. He says what he means & he means what he says & he's not for sale.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) June 23, 2015 Lewis Black today... Anyone who has listened to Black do stand-up knows he is not one easily enamored by politicians or presidential candidates. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Says He's "No Wallflower," Plans to Announce White House Bid by Next Week

Chris Christie can make it home with one headlight, but it might take a couple days if he uses the Fort Lee bridge. Christopher Halloran / Chris Christie plans to announce his official run for the presidency in the coming days, reports Politico. Show More Summary

After Testy Meeting, Community Police Commission Decides, For Now, to Seek Consensus With Mayor on Reform Package

This is Kevin Stuckey, who represents of the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) on the Community Police Commission. He threatened to quit the commission today over its attempt to bypass the mayor's office on police reform legislation. Show More Summary

Mitski Talks About Her Breakout Album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Her First Seattle Show (Sat June 27), and More

Mitski is playing The Funhouse at El Corazón this Saturday, June 27. I didn’t know anything about Mitski Miyawaki—who goes by her first name on stage—before I heard Bury Me at Makeout Creek in the fall of 2014, so I was startled to learn that she had two previous albums. Show More Summary

Your Complete Guide to Gay Pride 2015!

Kelly O There are a billion things to do at Pride, so click here to learn about EVERY SINGLE DAMN ONE OF THEM!

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