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Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It?

Jamie Chung won best actress at the Seattle International Film Festival for her portrayal of a sex-trafficking victim—?a character purportedly based on real life. Eden is a 2012 film about a suburban teenage girl kidnapped from her hometown...Show More Summary

Ayn Rand Reviews Children's Movies

Ahahahahahahahahaha. A sample: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is rightly exploited for her naïveté. She dies without ever having sought her own happiness as the highest moral aim. Show More Summary

'All Speculations Are Equally Speculative': The "Conclusion" Of "Serial"

This morning, Sarah Koenig broadcast the 12th and final episode of "Serial," the podcast that's driven more than 1.5 million listeners wild over the last few months. I am not pleased with it. Are you? Discuss in comments. Meanwhile,Show More Summary

"Thanks for Proving Rick Santorum Right"

Sent this week to I, Anonymous: I was really proud when Washington legalized gay marriage. It was really touching to see couples who had spent years as second-class citizens fighting for their rights. People marched, waged legal battles, came out, refused to be ignored, went to jail and generally fought with dignity and pride for their rights. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Minister Sues Over Alleged Punch from Seattle Police Officer, and Comcast Allegedly Doubles Internet Speeds

VIA JOHN HELMIERE Minister John Helmiere in 2011, after he was allegedly hurt by police during a protest at Harbor Island. Minister sues in federal court over alleged punch from police officer: "A Seattle minister bloodied during a violent...Show More Summary

The Music the CIA Used to Torture Alleged Terrorists

By now we're all aware how our government chose to use torture in attempts to extract information from those they deemed terrorists. Well, it should be no surprise music was incorporated into their techniques of information extraction. In some cases, songs would be played in repetition for hours or days on end, as to drive the prisoner to insanity. Show More Summary

Inslee Rolls Out Plan for a Washington Cap-and-Trade Program

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee wants the state's biggest polluters to pay. California did it. So did nine states on the opposite coast. Now, Governor Jay Inslee has a plan to make Washington State's worst polluters pay for their carbon emissions. It’s about damn time. Show More Summary

Sony Now Says It Will Not Release The Interview In Any Form

s_bukley/Shutterstock Not pictured: Seth Rogen's actual emotional state In the past several hours, this story has developed from pretty intriguing to weirdly interesting to downright fascinating. Variety is now reporting that “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for" Seth Rogen's film The Interview. Show More Summary

The Harvard Exit Is Set to Become Office Space

Kelly O Will this be your next workplace? We knew the Harvard Exit had been sold. We knew that developer Scott Shapiro was behind the sale. But we weren't entirely sure what Shapiro had in mind for the space until Puget Sound Business...Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology: For the Week of Dec 17

FESTA/Shutterstock SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21): "A savage desire for strong emotions and sensations burns inside me: a rage against this soft-tinted, shallow, standardized, and sterilized life." So says Harry Haller, the protagonist of Hermann Hesse's novel Steppenwolf. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Your Sister's Keeper

Originally posted on October 30, 2013. Two years ago, I found a letter in my sister's car informing her that the blood she gave during a charity blood drive had tested positive for HIV. I didn't say anything to her at the time, because it was a really bad time, I wasn't supposed to find out, and I didn't know what to say. Show More Summary

Last Days: Exposed Torture, Impassioned Protest, and More Cosby Creepiness

INSUFFICIENTLY AWESOME? MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 This week of detailed torture, impassioned protest, and yet another batch of allegations against Bill Cosby kicks off in cyberspace, where today a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace...Show More Summary

The Tunnel Project Is Not 70 Percent Done

The Stranger Some people are saying the downtown Seattle tunnel project is 70 percent done. That's bullshit. The tunnel is not 70 percent dug, and the overall viaduct replacement project is nowhere near 70 percent complete. RememberShow More Summary

Sony Is Not Releasing The Interview on Christmas

You're not going to see this movie on Christmas or, probably, anytime soon. (Click to enlarge.) Holy shit. I knew the movie theater chains were a bunch of wimps, but I can't believe Sony caved like this. In light of the decision by the...Show More Summary

I Love Televison: The Only Gift You're Gonna Get!

Black Mirror Do I look rich to you? Do I look like the kind of pee-hole Richie Rich Lamborghini-driving jag-off who can afford to buy all of my readers presents? NO, I DO NOT. That's why this gift-giving season, I'm taking "The Little...Show More Summary

FedEx Loses Enormous, Hand-Cut Setpiece in Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey's Latest Show

Kickstarter. We have an ambivalent relationship with it here at The Stranger. It provides seed money for projects we're interested in—like Jason Webley's Margaret Rucker spectacle at the Moore last weekend—but if we post about one campaign, people expect us to post about all the campaigns. Show More Summary

Innovation Is Perverted: A Talk With Seattle Artist Clyde Peterson, Winner of $25,000 Arts Innovator Grant

Courtesy of the artist Clyde Peterson. Innovator. I don't want to do too much throat-cleary description of Clyde Peterson, the Seattle artist who won one of two $25,000 Arts Innovator Awards this year from Artist Trust. Right over here...Show More Summary

Our Critics' Picks for Today

BOISTEROUS IN-YOUR-FACE POP-PUNK FROM THE '90s The Muffs, The Tripwires, and the Suicide Notes @ Crocodile Boisterous, in-your-face pop-punk from the 90s! Lyrics about dating total duds and other kinds of jerks! Formed in 1991 in LA,...Show More Summary

Most Major American Movie Theater Chains Will Not Screen The Interview After Terrorist Threats

Movie poster for The Interview. (Click to enlarge.) As I told you yesterday, a group calling itself "Guardians of the Peace" has threatened terrorist actions against any movie theater showing the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview, which is scheduled to open on Christmas. Show More Summary

WIN TICKETS to the Second Night of Dancer and Prancer's Xmas Extravaganza!

Hello again! It's time for another ticket giveaway, this time to day two of Dancer and Prancer's joy-filled Xmas Extravaganza with glittery headliners all the way from Oakland: Shannon and the Clams! The second show (happening this Friday,...Show More Summary

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