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Food and Identity in Beyoncé's "Formation"

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"I got hot sauce in my bag." There's a lot I could say about "Formation," the new Beyoncé song and video that she dropped on Saturday, just before her performance at last night's Super Bowl. For now I'm going to leave most of that to...Show More Summary

Black Sabbath at the Tacoma Dome: The Super Bowl of Rock Shows?

20 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Am I crazy, or was yesterday's Black Sabbath show in Tacoma—part of their final (last-ever!) "THE END" tour—just perfectly perfect? I was worried about Ozzy, as he'd been canceling concerts for health reasons—but the 'Prince of Darkness' was more energetic than I've ever seen him. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Introvert Dumps Extravert

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Gay male in my late twenties here. I recently ended things with a guy I had been dating for about two months. Our relationship started as a strictly sexual one. We're both involved in the kink scene in our city and have interests that align in a particularly great way. Show More Summary

A Map That Covers 500 million Light-Years and Contains 100,000 Galaxies

The Most Detailed Map to Date of Our Place in the Universe from Futurism on Vimeo. Yes, there are so many galaxies, too many stars, and even more planets. Such scales and numbers always stagger the imagination. Nevertheless, I stillShow More Summary

Liveslogging the No-Trump Fox News Debate

Welp, here we are again, but there's something different this time. Something less orange, less misogynistic, less flatulent. Oh, I know: there's no Trump! Ahhhhh. It's like taking a vacation from the asylum. Except not too much of a vacation, because it's on Fox News and it's for Republicans. Show More Summary

You Need to Hear the First Two LPs by A Frames, Seattle's Best Rock Band of the '00s

A Frames' end-times music remains some of Seattle's best post-9/11 rock. After a delay due to backed-up pressing plants (a chronic problem exacerbated by dubious major-label reissues), S.S. Records finally re-released on wax A Frames' first two classic albums in January. Show More Summary

Have You Seen the Cover of the Stranger This Week?

I'm in love. JAMES YAMASAKI This cover is the best cover I've seen since I started working at the Stranger last summer. My soul laughed when I saw the two bright-eyed Amazonians zipping up a hill on Solowheels, yoga mats clutched tightly to their sleeveless North Face fleeces, Starbucks cups held high like two Statues of Liberty. Show More Summary

Mike and the Melvins Attain Beak Heaviness on Godhead Collab "Chicken n Dump"

Cute band alert: Mike & the Melvins. Sub Pop Not only are godheadSilo back on the live front after a long hiatus (at Chop Suey January 29), but their bassist Mike Kunka's long-incubating collaboration with LA metal deities Melvins is finally ready to enter your godforsaken earholes. Show More Summary

Prepare to Tolerate Seattle Vice, the Cheesecake Factory of Vaudeville

This is Tanya Brno, one of two people worth watching in Seattle Vice. The wobbliness of this pole heightened the tension in her insanely good pole routine. She moved so powerfully and precisely, it was as if she were a single muscle....Show More Summary

David Bowie Said, "Look Up Here, I'm in Heaven," and I Looked Up and Saw This

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It was startling. Christopher Frizzelle Last night, on my way out of the office, I called up Blackstar on Spotify—it's okay because he's dead—and went straight to "Lazarus." This is the song Sean Nelson was listening to when he learned that Bowie had died. Show More Summary

Seattle Black Lives Matter Organizer: Macklemore's "White Privilege II" Can Spur a Dialogue, but Dialogue Is Not Enough

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Credit:Timothy Aguero Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based Black Lives Matter organizer, poet, and lawyer. She worked with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their new single, White Privilege II—a sequel to 2005's White Privilege. She can beShow More Summary

City of Seattle Invests in the Development of Central District’s “Africatown”

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Africatown seems to be slowly but surely coming to fruition in the Central District. Africatown If you live in Seattle and you're not familiar with the idea of Africatown, well, you should be. Think Chinatown, but for African-Americans and African immigrants in the historically black Central District. Show More Summary

Why It's Misleading to Say the 62 Richest People Have the Same Wealth As Half the World

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Much of the money the global rich have does not exist on this planet. Tyler Olson/shutterstock The story presently making the rounds in business and economic news is that 62 extremely rich people have as much wealth as 3.5 billion people. Show More Summary

Stranger Media Empire Expands: Our Very Own Dave Segal Has the Cover Story in the New Issue of The Wire

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sir Richard is but one of the Bishops in Dave Segal's Wire cover story If you're the right kind of music nerd, you will be delighted to learn that the cover story in the February issue of UK music magazine The Wire is written by theShow More Summary

Jimmy Fallon Doing Bob Dylan Doing "Hotline Bling" Is AMAZING

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jimmy Fallon's impersonation of Bob Dylan is always spot-on—but this example tops them all! Taking Drake's "Hotline Bling" and giving it the Dylan treatment is more than just hilarious (which it certainly is), it's also now my favorite Bob Dylan song ever. Show More Summary

An Appetite Suppressant Courtesy of the Trump Campaign

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

And just in time for lunch. ThinkProgress: In an apparent bid to land on the military's torture playlist, three young girls on Wednesday performed a creepy song and dance routine in honor of Donald Trump at a scheduled rally in Pensacola, Florida. Show More Summary

Oscar Nominations for 2016: Hollywood Versus Wall Street

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Steve Carell saying either "buy, buy, buy" or "sell, sell sell" in The Big Short. PARAMOUNT PICTURES The nominations have arrived, and there are three main points to make. One: Creed, a film by the talented black American director Ryan...Show More Summary

Will Chief O'Toole Fire Seattle Police Officer Adley Shepherd?

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dash-cam video shows SPD officer Adley Shepherd punching Miyekko Durden-Bosley in the face on June 22, 2014. Watch video of the incident here. SPD Steve Miletich at the Seattle Times reports: Seattle police Officer Adley Shepherd has...Show More Summary

The New Washington State Poet Laureate Is Funny at Interviews

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Nice sweater, Tod Marshall, new poet laureate for Washington State! Amy Sinisterra Governor Jay Inlsee has laid the laurels upon the head of Tod Marshall, author most recently of Bugel, a fine book of poems that came out a few years back on Canarium. Show More Summary

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