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Gentrification Is Not Easy in the Terrific Little Men

Gentrification Is Not Easy in the Terrific Little Men by Kathy Fennessy I ra Sachs's lean but potent film is the kind of story that works wonderfully well on its own, but it's actually the third in a trilogy about relationships and real estate involving New Yorkers of varied generations (he wrote all three with Mauricio Zacharias). Show More Summary

The New Ben-Hur: Same Chariot Race, Way More Jesus!

The New Ben-Hur: Same Chariot Race, Way More Jesus! by Andrew Wright T he trend toward perpetual remakes and reboots is a growing pox upon Hollywood. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, someone taking another crack at Ben-Hur isn’t the worst idea in the world. Show More Summary

Hubris, Cocaine, and the Bad Boys of War Dogs

Hubris, Cocaine, and the Bad Boys of War Dogs by Ben Coleman L ike black licorice or the PT Cruiser, Jonah Hill is divisive. I have friends who can’t get enough of his potty-mouthed braggadocio, and others who only watch his movies on the off chance there might be a scene where he gets punched in the face. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: What Reuven Carlyle Got Wrong in His Critique of ST3

by Rich Stolz The author, OneAmerica Executive Director Rich Stolz, says State Senator Reuven Carlyle's argument against ST3 creates a false choice between transit and education. Sound Transit In 2012, Puget Sound Sage, OneAmerica, and Transportation Choices Coalition came together to form the Transit for All Coalition. Show More Summary

Casino Shenanigans and More News From the Raging Dumpster Fire of the Trump Campaign

by Christopher Frizzelle The news that this POS casino in New Jersey got a humungous tax relief after Chris Christie took office is only one of the few crazy Trump stories today. f11photo / Shutterstock.com 1) Trump's Taj Mahal casino...Show More Summary

No. Do Not Do It. Do Not Put This in Your Mouth. No Matter What.

by Christopher Frizzelle I did what you told me to do, Sloggers. I bought it and I tried it. I hate you. I had a bad feeling about this, but rather than trust my instincts, I put it up for a vote, Slog-style. I am chagrined to report that you readers forced me to try Campbell's Chunky Spicy Chicken Quesadilla soup. Show More Summary

Is Netflix's The Get Down Any Good?

by Ned Lannamann Netflix's late-summer dominance of TV culture continues after the huge success of their Stranger Things, when last Friday the ubiquitous streaming service debuted The Get Down. It's the much-hyped and rather expensive...Show More Summary

Another Great (and Great Big) Exhibition Coming to Seattle Art Museum in 2017

by Jen Graves Yayoi Kusama's Souls of Millions of Light Years, coming to Seattle next summer. Courtesy of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors promises to be one of the landmark exhibitions in American...Show More Summary

The Morning News: City Light CEO Was Under Investigation When Appointed, Excessive Heat Watch Issued

by Heidi Groover This guy. Seattle Channel Jesus Christ, Larry Weis Again? Seattle City Light's new CEO—who is the highest paid employee on the city payroll—faced backlash when he was appointed because of his iffy environmental record. Show More Summary

"The Victorians" From Port Townsend Refused Entry From B.C.'s Butchart Gardens For Being Themselves

"The Victorians" from Port Townsend, Sarah and Gabirel Chrisman were denied entry to famed Butchart Gardens near Victoria B.C. because of how they were dressed. by Tricia Romano The Dream of the 1890s is alive in Port Townsend. Sarah...Show More Summary

Riding a Solowheel Into Fights Over Light Rail and Affordable Housing, This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast

by Eli Sanders Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! How did it come to pass that Stranger writer Rich Smith found himself shirtless, save for a leather harness, while racing a leather daddy on a Solowheel? At 1:21,...Show More Summary

EOD: Oh Man. We Really Feel For You, Olympic Pole Vaulter Hiroki Ogita

by Jennifer Campbell This is going great! There is perhaps not a better Venn diagram representation of these, the Olympics of GIFs, than the moment Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita was knocked out of contention by his own penis. The resultant gif combines the physical pain, humiliation and defeat common to so many Olympic viral moments. Show More Summary

56 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week

Baby Goats & Brews, Fantastic Fishes, And More Unusual Events Between August 16-21 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have already recommended 25 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 22 best concerts, but there are still hundreds more events happening. Show More Summary

Secure Scheduling Is Seattle's Next Big Labor Fight

Up Next in the Fight for Secure Scheduling: More Debate, More Misinformation, and a September Council Vote by Heidi Groover H ere's the thing about $15, the revolutionary minimum wage Seattle passed in 2014, setting off a domino effect...Show More Summary

Today in Stupid: "No, No, No," Says Trump Advisor. "I Said Clinton Should Be Executed, Not Assassinated. God!"

by Jennifer Campbell IMPORTANT clarification from Trump Veterans co-chair Baldasaro He thinks Hillary should be executed not assisinated pic.twitter.com/lPOpKRBzTW— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 16, 2016 Trump advisor has Al Baldesaro...Show More Summary

Council Passes "Grand Bargain" Legislation to Require Affordable Housing in New Apartment Buildings

by Heidi Groover In the midst of a construction boom, how should the city make sure some of all the new apartments going up are affordable? STEVE ESTVANIK/SHUTTERSTOCK Do you ever look around at all these new buildings and expensiveShow More Summary

I Dislike Drones More than Most People But I Must Admit This Is a Good Use for One

by Christopher Frizzelle Something new I've seen on @CNN this week: Seamless use of live aerial drone video during a correspondent's segment https://t.co/henChdAL08— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 16, 2016 H/t. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Last Chance Presidential Election Tips for Donald Trump

Last Chance Presidential Election Tips for Donald TrumpRELATED CONTENT: Should I Vote for Hillary Clinton? A Flowchart | Should I Have Voted in the Recent Primary? A Flowchart | Guest Editorial: Let Me Put One in Your Rump by Stranger...Show More Summary

We Saw Your Car Signs, Your Ass Crack, Your Benghazi Shirt, and Your Public Make-Out Session

We Saw Your Car Signs, Your Ass Crack, Your Benghazi Shirt, and Your Public Make-Out Session by Stranger Staff DIY DUCT-TAPE SIGNAGE ON THE FREEWAY We were cruising down I-5 near the exit for Highway 18 when your DIY bumper stickers stunned us. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous

I, Anonymous: I'm Too Busy Loving My Amazing Sex-Filled Life to Be Mad at You for Calling Me a Slut by Anonymous I pass by you midday on Sundays while you're smoking alone against the wall of the bar. A few weekends ago, I smiled and said hello, and you responded by calling me a slut. Show More Summary

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