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Get Stupid Fresh Tomorrow Night With the Author of the Hiphop Bible Check the Technique

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A book for the real geek headz of hiphop... At the opening of one of the truly great and original hiphop tracks of the '90s, Dr. Octagon's "3000," we hear the echoed last four words of a seedy conversation between a woman and her doctor:...Show More Summary

Yes, You Should Vote for Hillary "Just" Because She’s a Woman

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A female commander in chief will radically challenge stereotypes that paint girls and women as soft, vulnerable, and unable to fight back. kisa kuyruk/Shutterstock In an effort to assert the pretty obvious fact that Hillary Clinton is...Show More Summary

US Senators Are Trying to Pull a Fast One With a New Trade-Related Bill

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Port of Seattle is one of the largest container ports in the US. Charles Mudede Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden, the senior Senator for Oregon:“I'm proud this bipartisan bill creates what I expect to be unprecedented transparency in trade...Show More Summary

Former City Council Members, Space Needle Family's Howard Wright Among 44 Applicants for Vacant Council Seat

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The eight remaining council members, led by council president Tim Burgess, will soon choose someone to replace Sally Clark through the end of the year. City of Seattle In his quest for an "experienced caretaker" to fill the city council...Show More Summary

Some Serious Manspreading on a Metro Bus

People standing, man manspreading on the 9. Charles Mudede Should Metro follow the example of Metropolitan Transportation Authority and wage a war on a behavior that is, to begin with, ugly and hogs space on a bus seat? The ethics of public transportation are not those of our society as a whole. Show More Summary

What to Look Forward to Now that Hillary's Officially Running

Oh, how we laugh. Rich Koele / Politics is full of surprises, so let's cherish those few certainties that we know we can always count on: Barack Obama will always be a nerd; Joe Biden will always have hungry glint in...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Walter Scott's Death, Bertha's (Resolved?!) Overruns, and Vancouver Island's Fukushima Radiation

Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrating outside CenturyLink Field in December of 2014. Ansel Herz Video Captured a White Police Officer Shooting a Black Man in the Back as He Was Running Away: Walter Scott was 50 years old, "apparently...Show More Summary

The Video that Shows a Cop Shooting Unarmed Black Man in the Back has Echoes With the Film Strange Days

A police officer in the movie Strange Days shoots unarmed black man. 20TH CENTURY FOX The video that, according the New York Times, resulted in Officer Michael T. Slager being charged for the murder of a work-class black American, Walter...Show More Summary

Why Eating Bones Lead Me to Marxism

The Mudedes and an aunt visiting Niagara Falls. My Uncle And then one day, I asked myself: Why do the ?Kung, a member of San people, live in the desert? Why would, when I thought more deeply on the question, anyone live in the desert...Show More Summary

Long-Lost World-Fusion Classic by Seattle’s Radio Chongqing Revived by Taiwanese Label

Radio Chongching by Radio Chongching Back in 1999, the Seattle trio Radio Chongquing released a self-titled album of rarefied beauty and grace. It forged intricate tapestries of eerie, otherworldly atmospheres and abounded with exotic percussive timbres and exquisitely wrought trumpet calligraphy. Show More Summary

The Morning News—Let's Do All Good News, K? The San Juan Island Ferries Are Killing It, and We Don't Live in California

A ferry between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. The way you get onto this ferry changed recently. San Juan Island Ferry / Shutterstock Are You Aware of How Long It Used to Take to Get from Anacortes to the San Juan Islands? It's only 10 miles and it used to take... Show More Summary

Tonight at Northwest Film Forum: Vernae, A Performance-Installation Rite for The Rite of Spring

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A moment at the Vernae residency at Tieton. Courtesy of Ethan Folk Tonight, on this Good Friday, the Northwest Film Forum will host a double sacrifice—Vernae, an hours-long performance-installation with a 30-minute dance film inspired...Show More Summary

25 Things I Learned At Burgerama in Southern California

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I know a Prius or Car2Go is better for the environment, but if you show up at a music festival in this, well... YOU WIN. Kelly O Burgerama is a festival curated by the excellent Burger Records label. The actual hamburgers at the fest were dry as hundred-year-old pieces of cardboard, and I firmly believe Burgerama should team up with In-N-Out instead. Show More Summary

An Apology For Anyone Who May Have Watched Saturday's Sounders Match

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I feel the need to apologize for Saturday’s Sounders match, which ended in a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas. Let’s be clear: it’s not the fact of a tie that was the problem, nor even the lack of scoring. 0-0 draws take a bad rap, but contrary...Show More Summary

Seattle Driver Blocking Bicycle Lane to Cyclist: "I Literally Don't Give a Fuck About Anything You Say"

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The driver parked in the cycle track, right in front of a sign telling her not to. YouTube This situation escalated quickly. SDOT In a video posted on Reddit (see below), a car driver appears to be parked directly in front of an official...Show More Summary

What Do Plastic Bags Want to Tell Their Makers?

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This plastic bag wants to tell its maker, a New Yorker, something. Anna May Dutton A passage in Timothy Morton's Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World recently lead to my discovery of Ramin Bahrani's masterpiece...Show More Summary

Seattle Band Theoretics Beat Up Vangelis's "Blade Runner Opening Theme"

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle quintet Theoretics have remixed Vangelis's grandiloquent main theme for Ridley Scott's classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner, bolstering the chugging rhythm with staunch backbeats and mostly dispensing with the first 90 or so seconds of atmosphere-setting and brass fanfares. Show More Summary

The First Part of the Bertha Rescue Mission Involved a Little Drama, a Lot of Waiting, and Plenty of Symbolism

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Workers watch the first part of Bertha rise from the ground after more than a year of being broken. Alex Garland After nearly two years of being underground, and after more than a year of being stuck, the world's largest tunnel-boring...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Oso One Year Later, Jean Godden's "White Guy Talk-a-Like" Opponents, and Home Pot Grows

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Oso mudslide on March 22, 2014 killed 43 people. Kelly O It's Been One Year Since the Oso Landslide: On Wednesday, the state Legislature awarded the Medal of Valor to the communities hit by the disaster. Now, those communities are bracing for the attention and emotions that'll come with the anniversary on Sunday. Show More Summary

Male Strippers at El Corazón: Boob Grabbing, Boxer Briefs, and Zero Penis

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last weekend, we went to a male strip show. At El Corazón. Let that sink in for a second. The Ultimate Males "Sex You Down Tour" was advertised as A LADIES NIGHT FOR LADIES—aka the kind of strip show men are not encouraged to attend....Show More Summary

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