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Savage Love Letter of the Day: Tiki Torches Aren't Just For Haters

by Dan Savage One of the better retorts to the white supremacists in Charlottesville would be to hold a march with rainbow Tiki Torches. That will put an end to Nazi nonsense. Don't mean to be flippant, but a little panache is called for. Show More Summary

Cult Local Psych-Rockers the Bumps' First Single Gets a 50th Anniversary Reissue

Lakeshore Records releases the album digitally on September 1 and on CD September 22. by Dave Segal The Bumps' radiant debut single is back in circulation, 50 years later. On August 25, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready's HockeyTalkter label and Freakout Records are reissuing a rare 7-inch from 1967 by Monroe, Washington's the Bumps. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Fucking Nazis

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage I'm a woman in her early 30s having sex with a guy in his early 20s. The sex is more than casual as we really care about each other but ultimately have no interest in pursuing a serious relationship. My concern is thatShow More Summary

Seattle Food News: Redhook's Triumphant Return, Seattle Met's Restaurant of the Year, Brunch Moves, and More!

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

All the news that's fit to eat. by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Redhook Redhook's Brewlab Launches in the Pike Motorworks Building The "Grandaddy of Craft" will officially return to its native Seattle on August 17. Redhook closed its Woodinville brewpub to focus on its latest, hippest venture, the Brewlab. Show More Summary

Is Facebook Silencing Black Activists With Racist Bots?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Let's take a tour through Facebook's banning process! by Rich Smith If you've received one of these recently, you might be an activist. Screenshot from Facebook On Thursday morning, Facebook removed a post that Seattle-based black activist and artist Natasha Marin had composed over a year ago. Show More Summary

We Were Given Plenty of Warning That Trump's "Fire and Fury" Threat Was Coming

by Eli Sanders Donald Trump, back when people were trying to warn Americans not to elect Donald Trump. Drew Angerer / Getty Images This is not good. It's also exactly what people from both parties tried to warn Americans about during the presidential campaign. Show More Summary

Everything That's Wrong About The Atlantic's Prog-Rock Diss

Taste is subjective, obviously, but flawed arguments cannot go unchallenged. by Dave Segal The book that triggered one of this century's most maddening pieces of music criticism. In a recent piece in The Atlantic titled “The WhitestShow More Summary

Gamers at Key Arena Vie for $24 Million in Prizes

Dota 2 returns. by Katie Herzog You won't learn this sport in gym class. YouTube The biggest/dorkiest sporting event of the year is taking place at Key Arena this week. The sport—or, to be precise, the e-sport, is Defense of the Ancients...Show More Summary

24 Hours of GeekGirlCon-troversy: Resignation, Allegation, and Withheld Information

The drama is brewing at GeekGirlCon 2017. by Sean Nelson Two attendees of last year's GeekGirlCon. Joshua Weiner Five volunteers from the operations team of the Seattle non-profit GeekGirlCon publicly resigned yesterday with an incendiary...Show More Summary

These Heat Maps Prove Washington Secretly Loves Twenty One Pilots and Maroon 5

Washington has also been caught with having an affinity for Katy Perry and The Weeknd. by Anna Kaplan WASHINGTON LOVES TWENTY ONE PILOTS. The New York Times The New York Times loves maps. At this point I’m sure we’re all familiar with their extensive election analyzing (we will never forget that meter that slowly moved away from Hillary). Show More Summary

Spun Out: 5 Essential Cuts by Local DJ Pezzner

Listen up! by Dave Segal Dave Pezzner: "I love to juxtapose styles and moods. Salsa with techno, atonal periods followed by melodic ones." PEZZNER (Hunt & Gather) Current top 5 tracks:"These are some of my favorites that are in rotation. Show More Summary

You Have Now Lived Through 200 Days of Donald Trump

Trump's major accomplishments have all taken place on the putting green. by Eli Sanders Day 200: Declares he can do the Dougie better than Michelle Obama. Tries. Fails. Mark Wilson / Getty Images And on the 200th day, the lazy boy—"Six...Show More Summary

Back to the Future of Trump TV

Trump TV is straight out of the dystopian films of 1980s. by Charles Mudede Trump TV Trump TV premiered Sunday on the President's Facebook page. The first broadcast featured the soulless Kayleigh McEnany, who was a pro-Trump pundit on CNN until Saturday. Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Recap! Fighting Over “The Spoils of War”

Spoilers, obviously. by Erik Henriksen Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO So far, this is Game of Thrones’ best season—and last night’s episode, “The Spoils of War,” was fantastic. Let’s get into it. Spoilers, obviously. WE BEGIN IN HIGHGARDEN…… where Jaime and Bronn are packing up the Tyrells’ gold. Show More Summary

Jennifer Zwick and the Art of Waiting

by Charles Mudede Charles Mudede This is the last day to see Jennifer Zwick's exhibit The Idea & The Thing Itself. It's large-scale installation is the show's main or immediate attraction. It emerged from the same conceptual universe as Zwick's "I’m Pretty Sure This Is Exactly Right." It's of a hospital waiting room and a chunk of nature. Show More Summary

Better Stephen King Movies to Stream Instead of Going to See The Dark Tower

Watch these, not that. by Erik Henriksen MISERY Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh After years of false starts and empty promises, Stephen King fans finally have a movie version of The Dark Tower! Just one problem: It is not good. If...Show More Summary

Oliver Hirschbiegel's Nazi-Era Movie 13 Minutes Will Not Spawn a Zillion Parodies Like His Downfall

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Why did a mild-mannered cabinetmaker attempt to kill Hitler during a 1939 Munich speech? by Andrew Wright Downfall, director Oliver Hirschbiegel's exploration of Adolf Hitler's final days, succeeded by going deep, fully acknowledging...Show More Summary

Kendrick Lamar for Mayor of Everything

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Is Kendrick Lamar from another dimension? Because it’s impossible for anyone of this earth to be able to flow the way he does. by Amber Cortes It's not too late to write in your votes! (Well, yes it is). OLLIE MILLINGTON VIA GETTY IMAGES Last...Show More Summary

Northwest Psych Fest Solidifies Lineup with the Addition of Lori Goldston and Screens

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This year's Northwest Psych Fest looks like the best yet, by Dave Segal This year's Northwest Psych Fest—which looks like possibly the best yet, helped in part by the appearance of Mexican psych-rock legends Los Dug Dug's, as noted in...Show More Summary

Where They Stand: What Public Officials Have Said About Murray's Alleged Child Sex Abuse

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The “Seattle Process” Was Not Built to Process This by Sydney Brownstone J eff Simpson will never see his day in court. Despite a 1984 Child Protective Services report concluding Simpson suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his former...Show More Summary

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