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Mayor Seems to Think If Hookah Lounges Switch to “Steam Stones,” They’ll No Longer Be a Public Nuisance

19 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Hookah on—for now. Roman Rybaleov/Shutterstock Late-afternoon Friday news dumps aren't just for the Washington State Department of Transportation. Mayor Ed Murray's office sent out a press release at 4:36 p.m. announcing in painstakingly...Show More Summary

Hillary Compares GOP Candidates to Terrorists. Good for Her.

ISIS and the GOP do have one thing in common: religious extremism. kisa kuyruk / Shutterstock.com At a campaign event in Ohio yesterday, Clinton blasted GOP candidates for their positions on women's health issues. She criticized Rubio...Show More Summary

It Takes a Certain Amount of Balls to Release a Song Like MC Mike Stallion's “My Small Penis”

Mike Stallion, courageously spittin' fire about his shortcomings. Mike Stallion might be the bravest man in rap. In a genre where artists often boast about their XXL dicks and sexual prowess, he's dropped a new track called “My Small Penis,” in which he laments his lack of length, girth, and therefore, worth. Show More Summary

Federal Judge Calls The Stranger's Reporting on SPD "Inflammatory," but It's Clear He Learned from It

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is Judge James Robart—the final word on SPD reform. He wore the same red bowtie in today's hearing. USCourts.gov In this week's The Stranger, I wrote about how local police reform advocates are raising questions about the federal oversight of the Seattle Police Department—in particular, about the degree of civilian oversight. Show More Summary

Rachel Lark Talks "Warm, Bloody, and Tender," Period Sex, and How I Wound Up Smeared With Blood In Her New Music Video

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rachel Kramer Bussel interviewed Rachel Lark for Salon about her new music and her new role as "the poster girl for period sex." A sample... What would you say to women who are categorically against period sex? I would be interested in why. Show More Summary

A Rally of Loners: (Ayn) Rand Paul at Town Hall

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I spoke with these young supporters after the rally. They liked Paul's "common sense solutions." Jack Dorito The crowd of about 500 felt small in the sun-blasted auditorium at Town Hall, which holds more than twice that many. I expected to see row upon row of cane-shaking elderly people in cowboy boots lining the pews. Show More Summary

At the Smoke Farm Symposium, Artist John Criscitello Talked About Tech Gentrification—and Some Tech Guys Talked Back

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of Criscitello's street-art paintings discussed at this year's Smoke Farm Symposium. John Criscitello At last weekend's Smoke Farm Symposium, something unexpected happened. Artist John Criscitello, who's become one of the most elegantly...Show More Summary

Lawrence Lessig Wants to Hack the Presidency

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If he can raise a million bucks in two weeks, Lessig will run for the presidency. His platform's one plank: make elections more equitable. George Koroneos / Shutterstock.com You might know Lawrence "Larry" Lessig if you've recently taken...Show More Summary

Political Correctness Is Not the Enemy, Donald Trump Is

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last week, he said, "I'll use the phrase 'anchor babies'" to talk about the children of undocumented immigrants. During the first Republican debate, he said, "I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct." Albert H. Show More Summary

Punk Place Market: Stooges Tribute/KEXP Benefit Show Raw Power Was Raw, Powerful (But Coulda Been Louder)

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

KEXP DJ Troy Nelson's view of the swarming crowds Troy Nelson A huge crowd swarmed to Pike Place Market Sunday evening to witness Raw Power, a makeshift group of four Seattle rock luminaries, perform a rooftop set of seven songs by the Stooges, the legendary Michigan proto-punk band. Show More Summary

The Gods Themselves' New Album, Pink Noise, Is A+ XXX Dance Rock

Seattle's the Gods Themselves bring a glittery swagger to a rock scene largely devoid of it. There's a helluva lot going on this Saturday, including the Summit Block Party on that Capitol Hill street, Six Organs of Admittance's Hexadic...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Is Coming to Seattle Next Week at 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. on a school day? Come on, Rand. There better be bloody marys. Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com The junior senator from Kentucky is holding a rally at Town Hall next week, presumably to announce his surprise at the fact thatShow More Summary

10 Frames from DJ Dan's Set at Aston Manor

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DJ Dan with his good friend George. Brooklyn Benjestorf Northwest native and house music veteran DJ Dan played a riveting set to a hungry crowd Wednesday night at Aston Manor in SoDo. Wall to wall house heads: Pressha and Vagabond Superstar get down to the jams. Show More Summary

Cameron Esposito: Another Queer Ex-Catholic Standing With Planned Parenthood

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Cameron Esposito Stands with Planned Parenthood - NSFW from cameron esposito on Vimeo. Click here to donate to Planned Parenthood. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupted Jeb! During a Town Hall in Las Vegas

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Instead of trying to relate to BLM activists by pointing out that Jeb! interrupts himself every time he uses his own logo, he briefly pointed to his record of "empowering" people as a governor of Florida and walked offstage without offering any closing remarks. Show More Summary

Emerging New Fetish: Ovipositors Getting Their Oviposit On

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Vice on the "emerging fetish" of aliens laying silicone eggs in your butt and/or twat: VICE: Hey, Lone Wolf. Most readers probably aren't familiar with how Ovipositors function. How do you explain them to people? Lone Wolf: The idea is to replicate the act of being impregnated with eggs. Show More Summary

In Her Own Words: The Political Beliefs of the Protester Who Interrupted Bernie Sanders

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Marissa Johnson, left, on Saturday at the Bernie Sanders rally in Westlake Plaza. Yesterday, Johnson spoke to the podcast This Week in Blackness about her motivations and political beliefs. Alex Garland The roar of internet response to what happened in Seattle on Saturday surprised even one of the activists behind the action. Show More Summary

This Seattle Times Op-Ed Got Everything Wrong About Sex Work

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In a Seattle Times op-ed co-authored by Seattle city attorney Pete Holmes, opinions are presented as facts and bogus "statistics" are used to justify the continued criminalization of sex workers. The Stranger As a sex worker in a country...Show More Summary

Adult Swim's Singles Series Debuts Eerie New Song by Shabazz Palaces

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If you think this image is weird and dark, wait till you hear the song! On the early Shabazz Palaces track "Gunbeat Falls," MC/producer Palaceer Lazaro raps, "The beat will always save us." But on the Seattle avant-hiphop group's new...Show More Summary

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