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John Hodgman Used Instagram to Weigh in on John Roderick, Seattle Times, and #Rockergate

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You may have thought this subject ended with my phoned-in Slog post shortly before Memorial Day Weekend, but no! Sometime Stranger contributor John Hodgman (aka this guy) had some thoughts as well. Part one re @johnroderick A video posted...Show More Summary

Outlawed in His Own Country, Kenyan Artist Jim Chuchu Comes to Seattle

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FROM THE 'PAGANS' SERIES BY JIM CHUCHU The Nairobi artist calls his 2013-2014 photo series "A reconstruction of future-past anonymous African deities, their devotees, and forgotten religious rites." This and other photographs from Pagans are showing at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. Show More Summary

Vanessa Place Is in a Fight Over Gone with the Wind's Racism, But It’s Not the Fight She Says She Wants: An Interview

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For years, literary provocateur Vanessa Place has been tweeting language and images related to Gone with the Wind. Earlier this week, she was fired from a committee selecting authors for a 2016 writing conference. Patrick Greaney IsShow More Summary

Two Unarmed Black Men Suspected of Stealing Beer Shot by Police Officer in Olympia

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Olympian reports that last night, around 1 a.m., two black men alleged to have attempted to steal beer from an Olympia Safeway, were spotted, confronted, and then shot by a police officer. The men are in their 20s and reportedly are brothers. Show More Summary

For the First Time in History, a Dinosaur Fossil Has Been Discovered in Washington State

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington's new pride and joy: a portion of a dinosaur's femur. mpt Washington State has its first dinosaur fossil, you guys!!! Today Burke Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Dr. Christian Sidor and University of Washington Department...Show More Summary

Dave Goodbye: Five Notable Performances by Seattle Musicians on Letterman's Show

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Michele Paccione / Shutterstock People are still buzzing about Bob Dylan's beautifully somber interpretation of the jazz standard "The Night We Called It a Day," which he performed last night on Late Show with David Letterman, whichShow More Summary

The Unnerve of It All—Colin Dawson's Spooky New Daisy Heroin Video

Tenet: "a psychedelic experience erupting from the womb of the digital void." Stickers guitarist Colin Dawson returns in his Daisy Heroin audio/visual guise for a subliminally spooky trip into the hidden corners of your subconscious—on some questionable magic mushrooms. Show More Summary

Don't Worry, Kathleen, Drones Are Not Allowed in Seattle Parks. (I Found Out the Hard Way.)

A drone above a "grassy field" in Seattle. Which is NOT ALLOWED if the grassy field is in a Seattle park. Amehime / Shutterstock.com Kathleen's understandably pissed that her glorious Sunday picnic in Magnuson Park was interrupted by drones. Show More Summary

In Music News:Taylor Swift and Kanye's Billboard Debacles, Nicki Minaj's TIDAL Exclusive, and Janet Jackson's New Album

"Oops, did I promote this video too much?" FashionStock.com / Shutterstock.com • Who watched the Billboard Music Awards last night? (Yeah, me neither.) Apparently, Taylor Swift's budding relationship with Calvin Highest Paid DJ in the...Show More Summary

It's Finally Happening! Here's Everyone Who's Running for City Council This Year, and What to Expect in Each Race

Districts are here! Full map below. The Stranger It's finally here! Today is the filing deadline for this fall's first-ever city council district elections, which means we now know who is actually running and who was pretending to run...Show More Summary

In Writing News: Werner Herzog Shares His Diary, Franz Wright Is Dead, and Artist Trust's Grant Deadline Is Monday

"Shall I make this out to Timothy, or to the bag of bone dust your body will become?" taniavolobueva / Shutterstock.com • Do you have a good Werner Herzog impression? Of course you do. You’re great. (If you don’t, watch this for three...Show More Summary

Bellingham Filmmaker Bill Badgley on His Documentary About Atypical Girls/Punk Mavericks the Slits

Not many albums fused punk and reggae with more verve and nerve than Cut. Hard to believe, but there's never been a documentary film about the Slits, the radically unconventional, female-centric, first-wave British punk group... until now. Show More Summary

Gentlemen Take Polaroids DJ Night Brings the Melodrama

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Gentlemen Take Polaroids: "Experience the peaks and troughs of emotional and sonic extravagance and excess" every second Monday at Rendezvous. Seattle abounds with DJ nights (that Portlandia sketch about them isn't so much satire asShow More Summary

Santorum Will Make a Splashy Announcement on May 27

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Who got Santorum all over this podium? Ryan Rodrick Beiler / Shutterstock.com Good news, joke writers: You can take your santorum jokes out of cold-storage and start thawing them out. The man with the name that launched a thousand cringes has clearly set a date for his presidential splash: May 27. Show More Summary

Lindsay Hood Is The Stranger's New Music Editor, and Emily Nokes Will Be a Columnist

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lindsay Hood, formerly of New York City, has lived in Seattle for five weeks. You have probably noticed Lindsay Hood writing about music news up on Slog all the time lately. And recommending new things to listen to. And moments from now you will see her review of the Sleater-Kinney show last night at the Showbox. Show More Summary

Now That Ben Carson Is Running for President, Let's All Laugh

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We are not a monolith! Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com Real-life Key & Peele skit Ben Carson is running for president! Huzzah! The famed neurosurgeon with the inspiring rags-to-riches story of growing up with a single motherShow More Summary

A Talk With Cary Moon and Others at Hedreen Gallery Tonight

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

She is staring at and worried about the future of Seattle... Virginia Wilcox At 6 p.m. tonight, Cary Moon will discuss her manifesto Seattle Spring at the After Seattle exhibit at Hedreen Gallery. I will also have a conversation about Seattle with local businessman Dave Meinert. Show More Summary

Whoa! Have You Seen the New Seattle Arts & Lectures Lineup?

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It was impossible to watch Baltimore last week and not think of Claudia Rankine’s book, Citizen: An American Lyric, the latest printing of which features this dedication page: Claudia Rankine's Citizen is the first book ever to be simultaneously...Show More Summary

Video: Seattle Police Burn Seattle Times Reporter's Foot With a Flashbang Grenade

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A flashbang grenade explodes next to Seattle Times reporter Paige Cornwell (ducking, on the left). Alex Garland On May Day, Seattle police threw dozens of flashbang grenades—what the department calls "blast balls"—into crowds of protesters. Show More Summary

The 2015 HUMP Tour Comes to Seattle!

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

First things first: Um... I had nothing to do with the creation of the above HUMP! promo video. It's very well done—it's great, actually. Andy Blubaugh is an amazing filmmaker. But all that shit about how sexy I supposedly am? Blurgh. Show More Summary

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