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The Morning News: Ignore the Report About How $15 an Hour Is Hurting Seattle's Poor, Weekend Heat Breaks Records

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Seattle, the capital of the fight for living wages. Charles Mudede The Report About How $15 an Hour Is Hurting Seattle's Poor Will Get Lots of Attention Today: It's already the top story at the Seattle Times, and has...Show More Summary

RuPaul's Drag Race Recap: A Very Inspiring Finale During A Very Uninspiring Time

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

RuPaul's Drag Race ended on a high note... but did anyone watch? It's Pride! by Chase Burns YouTube Note: I wrote this last night and then went out to party for Pride. I left it for morning to make sure it's not a belligerent rant. It's...Show More Summary

Tomo Nakayama’s Preternaturally Pretty New Single Offers Solace from a "Broken World"

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tomo Nakayama calls the album "the most personal record I've made, in a lot of ways." by Jake Uitti Tomo Nakayama: "'Bright and Blue' describes forces that are out of your control, whether it's by distance or death or just differences...Show More Summary

The Morning News: GOP Senators Unveil Secret Health Care Bill, Seattle Police Guild Wants More Money for Officers Wearing Bodycams

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf As Rich put it the other day: "These mother fuckers are effectively trying to sentence millions of people to death." MARK WILSON / GETTY U.S. Senate Republicans Release Trumpcare Bill to Gut the Affordable Care Act,...Show More Summary

Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy Passed Away Today in Las Vegas

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede "Getting closer to God in a tight situation..." One of the greatest rap tracks ever made is Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones (Part II)." One of the greatest hiphop albums ever produced is Mobb Deep's Hell on Earth. Both were released between 1995 and 1997. Show More Summary

Tomorrow: Senator Al Franken on the Blabbermouth Podcast!

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Senator Al Franken will be on The Stranger's Blabbermouth podcast on Wednesday. Subscribe to the show for free right here! Drew Angerer / Getty Images It was a question from Democratic Senator Al Franken that got Jeff Sessions into potential perjury trouble over his Russia connections. Show More Summary

Al Franken Will Be on the Blabbermouth Podcast This Wednesday!

by Eli Sanders Senator Al Franken will be talking to The Stranger's Blabbermouth podcast this Wednesday. Subscribe to the show for free right here! Courtesy Hachette Book Group It was a question from Democratic Senator Al Franken that got Jeff Sessions into potential perjury trouble over his Russia connections. Show More Summary

Spun Out: 5 Essential Cuts Selected by Local DJ Riz Rollins

by Dave Segal "We dance because we cannot fly. I'm just trying to help." Andi Dean DJ RIZ ROLLINS (KEXP; Board of Deacons) 1. Tinush, "Struggle (feat Aretha Franklin)" 2. LTJ Xperience feat. Joe Bataan, “Ordinary Guy” (Irma Records) 3. Show More Summary

Iconic Moments from Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race and the Smarmy Fan Art They Inspired

by Chase Burns She has been missed. I'm not going to recap the season nine reunion this week. A reunion is a recap, so it seems redundant to recap a recap. To be upfront, a recap is a boring concept anyhow. Its name suggests it will somehow recount everything that happened in an episode. Show More Summary

Album Review: CAN's The Singles Captures the Sublimity and Goofiness of Rock's Greatest Band

by Dave Segal Halleluwah! Future days are here again. Mute/Spoon CANThe Singles(Mute/Spoon) 5/5 stars Think of how many rock bands have existed on Earth. Millions, right? In my lengthy tenure on the planet, I've heard tens of thousands—at least. Show More Summary

Patty Murray Calls Out Senate Republicans' Secret Obamacare Repeal Strategy

by Eli Sanders Senator Patty Murray to Republicans: hold a damn hearing on your secret Obamacare repeal bill. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Maybe you saw Senator Claire McCaskill demanding that Senate Republicans actually hold a hearing before they try to repeal Obamacare. Show More Summary

Live: Let's All Watch Jeff Sessions Get Grilled Together!

by Eli Sanders Testifying in public today for the first time since January 10. Win McNamee / Getty Images As Attorney General Jeff Sessions begins his public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee (at 11:30 am Pacific, streaming...Show More Summary

Who Is Lord Buckethead, and How He Exposed the UK Prime Minister's Hatred of Democracy

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Click on image to play YouTube Video You can't miss the moment. It is filled with the prime minister's face. Theresa May, who is wearing the exact same red dress she wore four months ago when visiting Donald Trump at...Show More Summary

You Should Probably Spend Your Weekend at Pacific Northwest Ballet

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Pictures at an Exhibition is among the program highlights. by Rich Smith The backs of ballerinas during Balanchine's La Source, which kicks off a trio of incredible ballets closing at PNB this weekend. Angela Sterling The region's premier ballet haus has quite the weekend planned. Show More Summary

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. PJ Harvey, Tricky, Mommy Long Legs, and More

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal PJ Harvey magnanimously balladeers to benefit Lebanese children. Seamus Murphy PJ Harvey & Ramy Essam, "The Camp" (label). The cause may be more compelling than the music here, but the music's still pretty damn nice. English...Show More Summary

Prom Queen Gets Funny as a Bunny

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Celene Ramadan (aka Prom Queen) has a new creative persona—a big, white, joke-telling rabbit. by Jake Uitti Performing as Snax, Ramadan dresses in a pajama-like bunny outfit complete with big round head and floppy ears. She’s at The Pink Door June 10. Show More Summary

A Farewell to Seattle's Badass Ballerina

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Your last chance to see the best Black Swan in the business—Carrie Imler—is coming up this Sunday at Pacific Northwest Ballet's Season Encore by Megan Burbank T he first time I saw Carrie Imler perform, she was Flora, queen of the flowers...Show More Summary

Food News: Esquire Names Barnacle One of the Nation's Best Bars, Soda Tax Bubbling Up, RGB Open in U-Village, and More!

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Barnacle's luscious, irresistible countertop jamón serrano. No wonder they made the list. Sea Creatures Barnacle Makes Esquire's Top 24 Bars List Renee Erickson's companion bar to the Walrus and Carpenter, Barnacle, has been named one of Esquire's top 24 bars nationwide. Show More Summary

Spun Out: 5 Essential Cuts Selected by Local DJ Reverend Dollars

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Reverend Dollars, a radical force for good in Seattle's QTPOC music scene. Hope Bailey Seattle seemingly boasts as many DJs as it does Starbucks outlets. In an attempt to keep tabs on the most interesting of them (DJs, not corporate coffee shops), we offer this new Slog feature, Spun Out. Show More Summary

Trumps Attack of London's Brown and Muslim Mayor Is Racially Motivated

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Click on image to play YouTube Video of London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan This is the headline on CBS News's website: "Trump slams 'political correctness,' London mayor in wake of attack." We can expect that other major news websites in the US will have similar sounding and very misleading headlines for this story. Show More Summary

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