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If You're a Seattle Artist (or Only Think You Are) You MUST See Awaiting Oblivion at On the Boards

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Awaiting Oblivion runs Thurs-Sun at On the Boards Tim Summers Tim Smith-Stewart and Jeffery Azevedo’s Awaiting Oblivion: Temporary Solutions for Surviving the Dystopian Future We Find Ourselves Within at Present, whichShow More Summary

Hear the Legacy of the Late, Great Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's Funkiest Drummer

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Funk immortal Stubblefield was one of hiphop's crucial architects. Best known as the drummer for James Brown during one of the godfather of soul's most creatively fertile periods (1965-1970), Clyde Stubblefield died February 18 in his longtime home of Madison, Wisconsin, due to kidney failure. Show More Summary

Walter “Junie” Morrison, Key Member of Ohio Players and Funkadelic, Has Died

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal With Junie Morrison's passing, the world just became a little less ecstatic. Walter “Junie” Morrison—a powerfully expressive soul vocalist and keyboardist for two of the most important funk groups ever, Ohio Players and Funkadelic—has died. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Trump is the Ebola of Politics, GOP State Senator Dinosaur Rossi Wants Darkness to Fall on Light Rail

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Every Fucking Day: Trump considers mobilizing national guard for immigration roundups, memo suggests https://t.co/oiRzxpD8Me— The Guardian (@guardian) February 17, 2017 The news agency AP broke this story, which it obtained from a memo. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Why Is My Gay Son Hooking Up With a Girl?

by Dan Savage I just found out that my 16-year-old son, who's been out since age 11, was making out with a longtime female friend over the weekend and is now confused about it. As am I. I know he's been frustrated that he's never dated, and all his (straight) friends seem to be coupled up right now. Show More Summary

Washington Republican Dave Reichert Votes Against Demanding Trump's Tax Returns

by Heidi Groover Not interested in seeing Trump's tax returns: Republican Congressman Dave Reichert, who represents Washington State's 8th District. office of rep. dave reichert Joining all of his fellow Republicans on the House Ways...Show More Summary

A Valentine's Day Playlist of Love Songs For You Sloggers

by Jessica Fu The Stranger staffers have put our heads together and present our favorite Valentine's Day songs for you to enjoy as you spend today thinking about the people you love. Secretly or publicly, right next to you or 2,800 miles...Show More Summary

Girls Season 6 Premiere Recap: “That’s Sun in Her Pussy!”

by Jessica Fu Riz Ahmed plays a surfing instructor, who becomes Hannah Horvath's new love interest. MARK SCHAFER/HBO The sixth and final season of Girls begins with Hannah’s very first piece getting published in the New York Times. Of...Show More Summary

Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos, Biggest Threat to Public Schools Since the Flu that Went Around Last Month

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Betsy DeVos, perhaps plotting the demise of public education, perhaps thinking of Jesus nude on the beach, perhaps resting in the comfort of a vacant mind, perhaps about to puke. Courtesy of Betsy DeVos A strong, well-funded public education system is our first and perhaps only real hope against the rising, dismal tide of ignorance. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday to the Late, Great Producer J Dilla

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jessica Fu Producer/rapper J Dilla was born on this day, 43 years ago in 1974. The Detroit native rose to fame as the kind-of assistant producer on A Tribe Called Quest's fifth album, The Love Movement, and went on to produce stunning music with Common, Slum Village, and Erykah Badu, among countless others. Show More Summary

R.I.P. Oft-Sampled Orchestral Funk Innovator David Axelrod (1933-2017)

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Axelrod's music—on top of being genius on its own—has been foundational to some of the deepest and greatest hiphop tracks. Producer/arranger/composer David Axelrod—who died yesterday at age 83—was the originator of a spiritual, orchestral strain of funk that made his work among the most plundered by hiphop producers. Show More Summary

Super Bowl LI: Patriots Win, So Evil Won

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Spike Friedman Ugh, fuck this guy. Getty Goddamn it. The goddamn Patriots won the goddamn Super Bowl in goddamn historic fashion, turning around a goddamn 25-point deficit to beat the goddamn Falcons 34-28 in the first goddamn overtime...Show More Summary

RETRACTION: Milo Yiannopoulos Is Not a White Nationalist

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Guys, I got cucked by Milo. Mike Force In a post published to Slog on December 29, 2016, we identified Milo Yiannopoulos as a white nationalist in the headline: "White Nationalist Lands $250,000 Book Deal." That headline was incorrect and it has been changed. Show More Summary

Truckasauras and Shannon Perry Cover the Lead Track from Cult Film Liquid Sky; Proceeds Go to ACLU

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Truckasauras: putting the "art" in catharthis, via Liquid Sky. On their new single, veteran Seattle electronic group Truckasauras cover "Me & My Rhythm Box (Adrian Sings)," the standout track from the nihilistic cult sci-fi film Liquid Sky. Show More Summary

Super Bowl 2017 Is Both a Football Game And a Battle of Good (Falcons) vs. Evil (Patriots)

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Spike Friedman Good vs. Evil Getty Images The Super Bowl on Sunday is probably not a matchup of good versus evil. It’s a matchup of two football teams, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, in the neutral city of Houston to determine who is the champion of this horribly mediocre NFL season. Show More Summary

Here's a Leaked Copy of Trump's Anti-LGBTQ Executive Order

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tricia Romano Windover Way Photography / Shutterstock.com The Nation and the Investigative Fund have received advanced information about Trump's Anti-LGBTQ executive order which would allow discrimination against gay and lesbian, transgender and queer Americans via the veil of religions. Show More Summary

Adam Ant's Seattle Show Still on Despite Death of Guitarist Tom Edwards

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal On January 25, Tom Edwards, 41-year-old guitarist and musical director for British '80s glam-rock superstar Adam Ant, died of suspected heart failure in New Jersey while on a tour of North America. Despite this tragic setback, Adam Ant will still perform on Friday, Feb. Show More Summary

Oh, Look. There's a Dumb Gay Person On the Top of the NYT Homepage.

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Sigh. Mr. Trump’s new immigration policy may be setting off protests around the country and raising eyebrows and objections among allies abroad. But at home, a large portion of the electorate is behind the president. Mr. Show More Summary

Senator Maria Cantwell on Betsy DeVos: "I Will Be Voting NO"

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Yeah, no. Courtesy of Senator Maria Cantwell As Zoë Carpenter said over at The Nation, Betsy DeVos failed her education secretary test last week. During the process, the radical Christian and billionaire revealed her ignorance of common debates in education and of existing federal laws. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Will Trump Assist Seattle If the Big One Hits? Seattle's Airport Is Getting Busier

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Who will rescue me? Maybe not Trump. VITORIANO JUNIOR/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM On January 26, a 9.0 Earthquake Shook the Pacific Northwest Like a Spoiled Brat With a Rag Doll: The following day, January 27, Japan was hit by a wave that appeared to come from nowhere. Show More Summary

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