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Do You Remember Where You Were When You First Heard the Phrase "What Color Is this Dress?"?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Oh man, I'm so sick of talking about what color the dress is. Robby Macdonell Listen, I hate nostalgia as much as anyone, but before our collective hard drives are wiped clean of the white & gold v. black & blue dress meme imbroglio of '15, two quick things: Thing 1: Dr. Show More Summary

I Get Some Weird Mail, But...

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It took 10 years for someone to send this theater critic flowers to his office—our version of backstage. bk All journalists get weird mail. I happen to get a lot of letters from inmates (years of writing about drugs and prisons willShow More Summary

Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You’re going to need to spend a lot of time alone. JAMES YAMASAKI I recently left a teaching position in a master of fine arts creative-writing program. I had a handful of students whose work changed my life. The vast majority of myShow More Summary

How to Order Wine When You Know Nothing About Wine

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

EVAN HUGHES When I first started working as a restaurant server, I didn't know much about wine. So once, during a slow shift, I decided to educate myself. I started paging through the three-ring binder we kept behind the bar, which was filled with wine information and tasting notes. Show More Summary

How Central District Activists Feel About Uncle Ike's These Days

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

An employee at Uncle Ike's during the first days of the Central District pot shop's existence. Almost as soon as it opened, the store became part of the Central District's discussions about gentrification. Kelly O Central District pot shop Uncle Ike’s has weathered a lot of heat since it opened in September. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: An Update from "To Date Or Not To Date"

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From listening to your podcast, I know you appreciate feedback from the people you have given advice to, so here you have an update from the poor guy who (according to many comments to my letter) was being fooled by a pimp and a prostitute. To...Show More Summary

Funky Drummer Plucks Heavenly Strings: Master Musician Don McGreevy's Aichmophobia

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Aichmophobia by Don McGreevy Perhaps only his closest associates saw this coming, but drummer/bassist Don McGreevy—best known for his drumming with Master Musicians of Bukkake and bass playing with Earth—just released one of the most moving and gorgeous guitar-based records out of Seattle in a long time. Show More Summary

Is King County about to Embarrass Seattle on Paid Parental Leave?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle City Council member Jean Godden and King County Council member Rod Dembowski both want paid parental leave for government employees, like, yesterday. King County Well, Mayor Ed Murray, this is embarrassing for you. Three members...Show More Summary

Leonard Nimoy

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dead. Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Will Maybe Get New Tent Cities, World Will Maybe Get Ebola Vaccine

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This I-5 ledge near a homeless encampment is where a man fell to his death last month. Would he have been safer in a tent city? Heidi Groover Seattle Heard Public Comment on Tent Cities Last Night: As Heidi pointed out on Thursday, homelessness...Show More Summary

The "Woo Girls" Street Artist Is Not Hiding from Anyone

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

“The penis is VERBOTEN,” says John Criscitello, who first came to prominence with a poster of a giant penis that read “Legendary” on top of a Jägermeister ad. Kelly O You're the guy who's covered Capitol Hill in all the smart-ass street art about gentrification. Show More Summary

Old Man Harrison Ford to Resurrect His Role in Blade Runner Sequel

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of my favorite moments in Blade Runner: the drink, the blanket, the balcony, the city. Warner Bros. The big news in entertainment today is that Harrison Ford, who has not made a good a movie in 15 years (after his role as the bad...Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: A Drunk Woman Walks Into a Barbershop

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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Cops Raid Maraschino Cherry Plant in Brooklyn

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Authorities in New York City raided a maraschino cherry plant in Brooklyn looking for environmental violations because illegal runoff from the factory—maraschino red syrup and waste—was turning bees in the area red. When they spotted a false wall in the plant... Show More Summary

Recommended Events and Nearby Snacks for Stoners: Kim Gordon, THEESat, and Ooh, That Semele!

The inexplicably satisfying art of Thomas Albdorf. COURTESY OF PLATFORM GALLERY 'Semele' (OPERA) Through March 7, McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St) Lavish costumes! People painted blue! Sensual fabric everywhere! Greek mythology is so fucking...Show More Summary

I Would Not Have It in a Box, I Would Not Have It with a Fox

Having sex in a box? Okay, so now you can die knowing you've watched a TV show where two people have live sex inside a box. (That was #372 on my bucket list.) The show is called Sex Box, it debuts this Friday, February 27, at 10 p.m.,...Show More Summary

Did XTC Side Project Dukes of Stratosphear Predict The Internet Dress Controversy 30 Years Ago?

Or was it the Rolling Stones nine years earlier? Who are you gonna believe? Mick and Keith or your lying eyes? As in all internet controversies, you'll have to decide for yourself. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Coming Soon: Space-Based Reality Snuff TV!

Skepchick—aka Rebecca Watson—isn't impressed by Mars One: If you’re not familiar, Mars One is the ambitious—to put it lightly—plan to colonize Mars and to pay for it all with revenue from television ads by making it all a reality series. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Hand-Sniffing Girlfriend

Originally posted on December 28, 2011. I'm a straight male in a committed live-in relationship. My girlfriend and I have sex once a week, usually on Saturday mornings. During the week, she is either too tired or too full after dinner. Show More Summary

Seattle Wants More People to Eat in the Streets

After a successful pilot program for parklets (like this one, above, in the Central District), Seattle has made parklets a permanent program. Now the city is launching a similar pilot program for sidewalk seating called Streateries.Show More Summary

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