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It’s Punks vs. Skinheads in Green Room

by Kathy Fennessy There’s a moment in many horror movies when the director breaks from the main story to show how the monster got so monstrous. Then they return to the action, but the stakes are raised, because the bad guy isn’t as faceless as before. Show More Summary

The Mourning Papers: A Quick Guide to Some of the Best Writing About Prince's Death and Life

by Sean Nelson The grounds outside Prince's Paisley Park estate/studio Shorewood Photography/Shutterstock If there is comfort, beyond songs and memories, it comes from the depth and breadth of the writing that has followed the dreadful...Show More Summary

Earth Day in Seattle Is Finally All About the City's Commitment to Environmental Justice

by Sydney Brownstone Mayor Ed Murray stood on the banks of the Duwamish River this morning with the advocates who are changing the way Seattle approaches the environment. SB Three minutes into the mayor's Earth Day press conference, I noticed an acrid taste in the back of my mouth. Show More Summary

Last-Minute Plans: 56 Free, Cheap, And Easy Things To Do This Weekend in Seattle

Artsy, Foodie, Geeky, Cultural, and More Picks For April 22-24 That Won't Cost More Than $10 by Stranger Things To Do Staff This weekend is looking promising for procrastinators, with lots of entertainment options that don't require advance planning and won't cost more than $10. Show More Summary

Poetry on Buses Is Back: Now Available on Trains!

by Rich Smith The theme for this year is "Your Body of Water," which was selected by poet Jourdan Keith. Submissions open up on May 15 and will close on September 30, so get crackin' on a new poem about water. Poetry on Buses If you're looking for a neutral place to rest your eyes on a crowded bus, you only have a few options. Show More Summary

TMZ Says Prince Overdosed on Percocet Six Days Ago

by Sean Nelson The prescription painkiller suspected to have been a factor in Prince's death TMZ has reported that Prince's plane landing last week was hastened by the great artist having overdosed on percocet. Speculation has naturally...Show More Summary

Report: Tar Sands Shipping in the Salish Sea is a "Recipe for Disaster"

by Sydney Brownstone The author of a new report on tar sands in the Salish Sea says that increased shipments could be the "final harpoon in the back of our endangered resident killer whales." Happy Earth Day! Monika Wieland/Shutterstock If...Show More Summary

National Poetry Month is Coming to a Close, But It's Not Too Late to Celebrate

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Tickets are still available for a performance featuring Aimee Mann and Billy Collins tonight in Tacoma. Mark J. Smith / Shutterstock It's National Poetry Month, because April is, as T.S. Eliot said, full of people breaking up with each other and new spiders. Show More Summary

On the Day Prince Died, Negativland Co-founder Richard Lyons Also Passed Away

by Dave Segal Richard Lyons with the 1968 Estus Pirkle LP "If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do?," which he purchased at the Pleasant Hill Salvation Army in 1982. Samples from this became the 1987 Negativland track "Christianity Is Stupid," with a video version by Negativland made in 2004. Show More Summary

Bauhaus Ballard’s Reopening is an Unwelcome Surprise for Former Baristas and Employees

by Ana Sofia Knauf Bahaus Ballard is back in business. Angela Garbes Bauhaus Ballard reopened on April 15, surprising many of the coffeehouse’s fans. There were murmurings in the community when a mysterious sign appeared on the coffee shop’s door two weeks ago, announcing its imminent return. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Salivates Over Toilet Troubles

by Matt Baume Imagine what it would sound like to have Ted Cruz slowly licking his lips right next to your ear. Trevor Collens / Lately, mainstream America's been having a kind of wake-up about trans people. That's mostly...Show More Summary

Why Placing Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill Might Be Like Naming a Street After MLK

by Charles Mudede Harriet Tubman Statue in Harlem, New York. Stockelements/ Yesterday, I stated that placing the real American hero Harriet "Moses" Tubman on the $20 bill was not a great idea because money is the root of so much evil—slavery, war, the destruction of the environment, and so on. Show More Summary

There Will Be No Blabbermouth This Week. Go Listen To Prince Records for an Hour Instead

by Sean Nelson This is what it sounds like when doves mourn. Bruce MacQueen/Shutterstock Eli Sanders is on vacation, and asked me to sub for him as the host of our weekly podcast, Blabbermouth, this week, which I am always very happy to do. Show More Summary

Police Reports Illustrated: Capitol Hill Man Plays With Fire

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Seattle Arts and Lectures Will Bring Helen Oyeyemi, Timothy Egan, Ross Gay, Among Others for Their 2016/17 Season

by Rich Smith British fiction writer/playwright Helen Oyeyemi is one of the many writers to look forward to hearing at SAL next season. Piotr Cieplak SAL just announced a partial list of writers they're bringing to town next year. As...Show More Summary

If the City Won't Tax Businesses to Fund Labor Law Enforcement, Unions Will Take It to the Ballot

by Heidi Groover What good is a higher minimum wage if we're not doing enough to make sure businesses are paying it? City of Seattle It's no secret the city's Office of Labor Standards is understaffed and overburdened, making it hard for that office to educate people about Seattle's many worker-friendly labor laws and enforce those laws. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Concerns About Lead in Seattle Water Pipes, Shop Owners Worry Viaduct Will Collapse on Them

by Ansel Herz The concerns center on "gooseneck fittings" common in older homes. photosthai/Shutterstock Seattle Public Utilities Concerned About Lead in Water Pipes: Seattle residents are being asked to "run tap water for two minutes before drinking, if the water hasn’t been used in the last six hours," Capitol Hill Seattle reports. Show More Summary

23 Movies You Should See This Weekend

Shakespeare, Elvis, Marco Collins, And More Celebrities At The Movies From April 22-24 by Stranger Things To Do Staff If the thought of the rain coming back this weekend makes you want to retreat into a movie theater, we've got you covered. Show More Summary

Photos from the Indigenous People's Rally and March Against Tribal Disenrollment Earlier This Week

by Alex Garland Earlier this week, people took to the streets to protest tribal disenrollment, as Sydney Browntone wrote about here on Slog. I recommend clicking on this audio I recorded while you look at the photos. 2016-04-18_12_08_16_ ? Indigenous people from throughout Washington march through Seattle streets to protest tribal disenrollment. Show More Summary

Idiots Expect World to Care that they Don't Want Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

by Matt Baume Ben Carson: never-ending source of words, often assembled into sentences. louise wateridge / Hey everybody, aren't you all clamoring to know what creepy doctor Ben Carson thinks about the pictures on American currency? As you have surely heard by now, Harriet Tubman will be replacing Alexander Jackson on the $20. Show More Summary

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