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Palestinian Human Rights Sign Yanked Out of Washington Delegate's Hand: "This Is Almost Like Racism"

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Look at this: democrats.gif pic.twitter.com/3LMBYvXU7I— Matt Bors (@MattBors) July 28, 2016 This happened during the roll call yesterday by the Washington State delegation, as the state's Democratic Party chair, Jaxon Ravens, was speaking. Show More Summary

Last Night at the DNC: Live-Slogging Hillary Clinton's Speech

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by The Stranger Hillary Clinton campaigning in Washington state in March. Alex Garland Hillary Clinton formally accepts the Democratic nomination tonight after a week of convention proceedings. Stranger staffers will be live-reacting...Show More Summary

The O'Jays Tell Trump Campaign to Get Off Their "Love Train"

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal The O'Jays (Walter Williams, Eric Grant, Eddie Levert), justifiably repulsed by Republicans hijacking their music. The Trump campaign used and appropriated without permission "Love Train" by soul-music group the O'Jays, and the band's members are not at all happy about it. Show More Summary

Mr. Robot Recap: Trump, Hackers, and Why Things Finally Get Interesting in Episode Three

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede This scene between the hero of Mr. Robot and his sister recalled something the 19th century German philosopher Hegel once said about the erotic bond between a brother and a sister. USA Network Yesterday, the Republican...Show More Summary

One of the Cinematographers for Beyonce's Lemonade Will be a Judge for This Year's Local Sightings

by Charles Mudede 206, are you ready for Khalik Allah? He is coming to town, coming to see what we are made of. Courtesy of Northwest Film Forum Khalik Allah, the photographer and filmmaker who directed the gorgeously hypnotic FieldShow More Summary

It's Mick Jagger’s 73rd Birthday. It's Okay to Admit You Like Him.

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson Cold Italian pizza seeks lemon squeeza. Northfoto/Shutterstock We've been living in Keith times for a while. It’s odd to consider just how unfashionable it has become to appreciate Mick Jagger over the past couple decades, though it’s not hard to see why. Show More Summary

Why the Black Mainstream Has Embraced Black Lives Matter but Ignored the Destruction of Public Housing

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Black Lives Matter because it's also a middle-class issue? Charles Mudede Yesterday, Michael Jordan shocked America by making a political statement. He informed the public that he is "deeply troubled by the deaths of...Show More Summary

Sara Porkalob's The Dragon Lady Is Worth Your Time, But the DNC Conspiracy Theory Layercake Is the Best Theater Happening Right Now

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Sara Porkalob's theatrical engagement with an empty chair is about 30 times more impressive than Clint Eastwood's performance at the 2012 RNC. On Thursday I saw Sara Porkalob's re-worked and fully formed version of her solo show, The Dragon Lady. Show More Summary

The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong"

by Ansel Herz "We’re willing to not only run for dog catcher but also go to the mat for a ballot position to do it." Green Party Dan Savage, the other day: Where are the Green Party candidates for city councils? For county councils?Show More Summary

Six Candidates Who Are More Exciting Than the Old White Dudes on Hillary's VP Short List

by Matt Baume What a wild duet. Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com According to "reports," which are never inaccurate, Hillary Clinton's spending two days cloistered at home to make her VP choice, and it's down to two snoozers. There's Tim Kaine, a senator whose most interesting fact is that he learned to be an ironwelder when he was a child. Show More Summary

Metro Bus Ad Reminds Seattle That It's Very Close to a Very Large Concentration of World-Destroying Weapons

by Charles Mudede Metro ad says we live next to lots and lots of the most powerful death machines in world. Charles Mudede It only takes Seattle 20 miles to find its complete opposite, the naval base at Bangor. The city is about life (its growth, its needs, its hopes, its forms of sociality and means of reproduction). Show More Summary

Melania Trump's Speechwriter Apologizes, Offers Resignation, and Gets to Keep Her Job

by Christopher Frizzelle The Trump campaign issued this letter earlier this morning: A few thoughts... 1. Good for her for owning her mistake and fessing up to it. It's not easy to do that. The cascade of implausible denials in the first 24 hours after the speech suggested it would never happen. Show More Summary

Trump Is Officially Nominated, Roger Ailes Is Officially Being Fired from Fox News, and Did You See the Seattle Times?

by Christopher Frizzelle Trump supporters photographed last month in New York City, where Fox News head Roger Ailes is currently in the process of being fired. a katz / Shutterstock.com Too much news is happening. It's making me queasy. Show More Summary

Republicans Officially Nominate Donald Trump for President

by Heidi Groover Well, it happened: Make it official: The Republican Party has nominated Donald Trump for president. And now the New York billionaire has completed a remarkable rise from political outsider to major party nominee forShow More Summary

From Skatetown USA to Trump’s RNC: Scott Baio’s Path to Glory, A Video Retrospective

From Skatetown USA to Trump’s RNC: Scott Baio’s Path to Glory, A Video Retrospective by Sean Nelson If his work in Skatetown USA is any indication, Baio is certain to be a commanding public speaker Tinseltown/Shutterstock If you're of...Show More Summary

Sloucher's Certainty EP Is a NW Indie Pop Classic. Free All-Ages Release Show Tonight at Rancho Bravo

by Sean Nelson Those guys? I remember when they were playing on the patios of taco restaurants! -You, in 10 Years Some records, you know within a minute or two of pressing play that you're in the presence of an extraordinary talent.Show More Summary

Summer Synth Spectacular—“Modular on the Spot” Infiltrates Gas Works Park July 16

by Dave Segal The noise of summer. Shawn Shirey Most synth-based music performances happen indoors in dark clubs or within cramped art spaces. By contrast, Modular on the Spot, a traveling event takes place Saturday July 16 (6 pm-9 pm) at Gas Works Park, brings these wild sounds into the outdoors, where synths every rarely bleep or gurgle. Show More Summary

Mike Pence as Trump's VP: Good News for Indiana, Bad News for the Rest of us

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume "Hey, you're pretty hot, you wanna be my VP?" Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com Looks like we're going to be stuck hearing a lot about Mike Pence over the next few months — the rumor mill has him slated to be announced as Trump's running mate at a press party tomorrow morning. Show More Summary

What's Bernie-or-Buster Kshama Sawant Going to Do Now that Bernie Sanders Has Endorsed Hillary Clinton?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant at a Hillary Clinton rally in Seattle earlier this year. HG Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant will not vote for Hillary Clinton. She has insisted on that for months and...Show More Summary

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