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Drift Away at Seattle's Top Teahouses

Sip serenely Although Seattle, and, indeed, America, appear to run on coffee, many other cultures in the world typically choose tea — did you know it's actually the second-most consumed beverage in the world after water? Since one of...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Starbucks' New Paid Family Leave Policy Isn't as Groundbreaking as You May Have Heard

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Kristen Picciolo The author, Starbucks barista Kristen Picciolo, had a baby last year. She says the company's paid leave policy, which offers corporate employees more time off than baristas, is inequitable. courtesy of kristin Picciolo My name is Kristen and I am barista at a Starbucks in Medina, Ohio. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Trump's Budget Plan, a Frozen Travel Ban, and an Evicted Local Activist

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Ana Sofia was on the scene to witness the eviction of Omari Tahrir-Garrett from the Umoja PEACE Center in the Central District yesterday. Ana Sofia Knauf Trump's Budget Plan Slices Away Funding for Poor People, Science,...Show More Summary

Guess Who Still Loves Trumpcare? It's Congressman Dave Reichert!

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith ???? Still the one.???? It has been three whole business days since the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the House Republicans' toxic Trumpcare bill, but Dave Reichert is only now getting around to issuing a statement in support of it. Show More Summary

A Grateful Nation Salutes You, Former McDonalds Social Media Manager

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The company says it was hacked... but the tweet was deleted pretty quick. Buttsore Trumpsters immediately added a #BoycottMcDonalds hashtag to their growing collection of buttsore hashtags (#BoycottStarbucks, #BoycottOreos, #BoycottNetflix, #BoycottOscars, #BoycottAmazon, #BoycottApple, etc.). [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Protesters In Nashville Chant "Bless Your Heart" at Asshole Trump Supporter

by Dan Savage This is how Nashville does it: chant "Bless your heart" at Trump supporters until they shut up. A post shared by Megan Seling (@meganseling) on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:14pm PDT And former Stranger staffer and awesome human being Megan Seling posted it to Instagram so we could all enjoy it. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Hawaii Judge Freezes Trump's Travel Ban 2.0 Nationwide; Immigrant Rights Advocates Wait to Hear from Seattle Judge

by Sydney Brownstone "It's our understanding that the judge's decision in Hawaii shuts down the same provisions we were challenging: the refugee ban and the six nation ban," Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said of the Hawaii ruling. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Too Drunk To Swing

by Dan Savage My husband and I are newlyweds who have been together for almost five years. Over the course of our relationship, we have discussed the potential of bringing other partners into the bedroom with us. Recently, we decided to go to an event for couples and single women. Show More Summary

University District Dive-Bar Cafe Racer Is Up For Sale

by Ana Sofia Knauf :( ASK Cafe Racer—a longtime safe-haven for oddballs, musicians, and artists—is up for sale. Kurt Geissel, who has owned the cafe since 2004 when it first opened as Lucky Dog, said family matters and obligations with...Show More Summary

The Trump Revolution That Began With Brexit Ends in the Netherlands

by Charles Mudede The "Dutch Donald Trump" casting his vote for PM. He just lost that election. Carl Court/Getty Images The "Dutch Donald Trump" Geert Wilders just lost the Netherlands election by a lot. The race for prime minister wasn't even close. Show More Summary

On the Blabbermouth Podcast: Trumpcare, Trump Taxes, and the Free Speech Fight at Middlebury

by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Yes, yes, Rachel Maddow had a big 'ol scoop this week about Donald Trump's taxes, but we're going to start this week's show by keeping our eyes on the life-and-death matter of the Republican health care bill. Show More Summary

Sea-Tac Agents Denied an Italian Band Entry Last Week—But Music Promoters Say That This Isn’t a New Problem

by Dave Segal Soviet Soviet: "We became three illegal immigrants and were treated like criminals." felte records On March 8, Italian post-punk group Soviet Soviet were turned away from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and sent back to their native country by customs and border patrol officers. Show More Summary

No Vacancy Is Ballard’s First Dedicated Poke Place

It opens today in Hotel Albatross Are you sick yet of hearing about new places to scarf poke, Hawaii’s mega-hit marinated raw-fish salad? No? Not even after hearing this week that Sam Choy’s Poké to the Max is opening next month in Tacoma,...Show More Summary

What the GOP Healthcare Plan Means for WA: Lost Coverage for 700,000 People, More Uninsured than Before Obamacare

by Heidi Groover Washington Governor Jay Inslee is warning about what Republicans' Obamacare replacement could mean for Washington state. Office of Governor Jay Inslee Washington Governor Jay Inslee continued his attack on Congressional...Show More Summary

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2017 At These 14 Irish Pubs In Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Stark Raving Plaid played at Kells' St. Patrick's Day celebration last year (the 34th annual of which will happen again on Friday), and you can catch the "high-energy, raucous Celtic pub band" this year at the Old Pequliar, Fadó, and the Wilde Rover. Show More Summary

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At These Irish Pubs

14 Parties With Celtic Music, Guinness, Dancing, And A Good Irish Craic by Stranger Things To Do Staff Friday is St. Patrick's Day, and there are more than 70 events happening to mark the occasion. You can see all of your options on our St. Show More Summary

Mr. Gaga Fascinating But Predictable Study of the Reigning Godfather of Modern Dance

by Rachel Gabrielle Heymann Brothers Film The most remarkable thing about choreographer Ohad Naharin is that he didn't start his professional training until he was 22, after his mandatory enlistment in the Israeli Army. Naharin studied...Show More Summary

Is Colin Kaepernick's Pro-Football Career Over?

by Daudi Abe Blackballed or not? HELGA ESTEB /SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Four years ago there was literally a serious discussion taking place that began: “Who would you rather have—Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick?” I for one, as a Seahawks fan, was petrified by this question in light of what I’d seen. Show More Summary

Time Out Discovers What We Already Know: the Re-Bar is Awesome

by Tricia Romano The Stranger Despite valiant efforts during the 1990s, Seattle never became much of a clubbing town. Clubs came and went, but indie rock and (for lack of a better word) grunge were the overwhelming preference of the people. One place has endured. Show More Summary

One Day At a Time

Chance the Rapper Is Our Real President by Ann Romano MONDAY, MARCH 6 In dark days such as these, only one man can save us: Ryan Gosling! Or, y’know... a chubby German Ryan Gosling impersonator. “The Goldene Kamera awards, one of Germany’s...Show More Summary

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