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AEGLive Attempts to Feed the Bumbershoot Beast via "Discovery and Exploration"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Utterly sensible headliner choice Death Cab for Cutie. Josh Bis If you care about Bumbershoot arts festival—held at Seattle Center this year September 2-4—you may have noticed a shift in content in 2015. That was the first,...Show More Summary

You Still Feel Like Home, Artist No Touching Ground Tells Seattle

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Amelia Bonow & Dorli Rainey, by No Touching Ground at Glass Box Gallery. JG Straight ahead when you walk in the gallery door, you're faced with the life-sized cutout portraits of Amelia Bonow, the young Seattle woman leading...Show More Summary

The Puget Sound Anarchists Are Not Just Anticapitalist. (And Some Other Reactions to the May Day "Riot Porn" Video.)

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders May Day 2015. Alex Garland I agree with Ansel that there's some seriously selective editing going on in the Puget Sound Anarchists' "riot porn" video. (Which is a bit ironic given the annual post-May Day concerns thatShow More Summary

German City Tries to Prevent Idiots With Cell Phones From Winning Darwin Awards

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Caption: "Die Stadtwerke Augsburg haben zunächst an zwei Straßenbahn-Haltestellen Bodenampeln installiert - so soll es vor allem für abgelenkte Handynutzer mehr Sicherheit geben!" Translation: "The Augsburg City Transport...Show More Summary

Morning News: Economy Not Growing Fast Enough, Mayor Murray Hates Bikes, Boehner Calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede SkyTrain in the suburbs of Vancouver, B.C.. Charles Mudede Vancouver's Evergreen Line Will Be in Service in 2017: SkyTrain, the second-longest urban rail system in the Pacific Northwest (it has 42 miles of track, Portland 60), is to complete a new line, Evergreen Line, early next year. Show More Summary

DEA Approves Studying Pot for PTSD, Rabbi Approves Pot for Passover, and the UN Still Disapproves of Pot

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue The War on Drugs rages on. Pot Activists / Shutterstock DEA Approves Studying Pot Use for Vets with PTSD The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) finally gave the nod for a study to measure the effectiveness of pot as a treatment for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, reports Leafly News. Show More Summary

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Bryant Is Emcee-ing a Cinco de Mayo Party

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Update below. Here is the very uncomfortable South Sound Republicans' event flier: Perhaps not the greatest year to have a cactus in a sombrero advertising a "Fiesta Mexican Buffet" in celebration of the Republican party. Show More Summary

Why My Favorite Things Tours Are My Favorite Things

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves For several years now, Seattle Art Museum has quietly been doing My Favorite Things tours. I'm not sure whose idea they were; maybe Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the former head of education at SAM, now at the Met; they started...Show More Summary

Game of Thrones: Tear Down That Wall!

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Grr, honor, grr, brother, grr... zzz. I'm a late adopter. Didn't get a cell phone until after everyone else on earth was on their third, resisted taking questions via email for Ye Olde Sex Advyce Column for a long tyme, and didn't start watching Game of Thrones until the fourth season was underway. Show More Summary

The Artist at the Frye? Yeah, He's One of the Directors on Beyonce's Lemonade

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves That would be Kahlil Joseph. Two earlier works... Shabazz Palaces - "Black Up" from WHAT MATTERS MOST on Vimeo. Shabazz Palaces - Belhaven Meridian from WHAT MATTERS MOST on Vimeo. I haven't seen the Beyoncé film but I hear Joseph's segment takes place underwater, like the start of his Flying Lotus piece Until the Quiet Comes. Show More Summary

On the Day Prince Died, Negativland Co-founder Richard Lyons Also Passed Away

by Dave Segal Richard Lyons with the 1968 Estus Pirkle LP "If Footmen Tire You What Will Horses Do?," which he purchased at the Pleasant Hill Salvation Army in 1982. Samples from this became the 1987 Negativland track "Christianity Is Stupid," with a video version by Negativland made in 2004. Show More Summary

AP, Billboard, and BBC Are Now Reporting that Prince is Dead at 57

by Sean Nelson Prince Rogers Nelson, 1958-2016 Courtesy Warner Brothers Records Three reputable news outlets have reported that a publicist has confirmed that Prince has died at the age of 57. No causes of death or any other details have been reported, but it apparently happened this morning. The unthinkable news is apparently true. Show More Summary

Science News: How Monarch Butterflies Fly to Mexico and Back, How Blobs May Become All We Know

by Ethan Linck A University of Washington mathematician developed a model that offers an explanation for how monarch butterflies know how to fly from Canada to Mexico. Manuel M Almeida/shutterstock.com On the Internal Compass of Monarch...Show More Summary

Rebirth of the Slick—Digable Planets Reunite Again for Tour

by Dave Segal Digable Planets: blowin' out the mind dust yet again. Light in the Attic Records Via Consequence of Sound Grammy-winning jazz-centric hiphop group Digable Planets—featuring Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, Mary...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Girthless And Mirthless

by Dan Savage I’m a 22-year-old straight cis woman. I was raised Unitarian and went through years of the OWL sex ed program growing up. So, my sex education has been very liberal and very thorough. I’ve been taught that size doesn’t matter, and I know it’s because only the first two inches of the vagina have concentrated nerve ending, etc., etc. Show More Summary

Savage Love

Women on the Verge by Dan Savage I've been aware of my emetophilia since a very young age and have always kept it private. No need to tell me about the health risks, I'm aware, and I've only ever indulged this kink through videos online. Show More Summary

“It’s Been a Long Time Coming” Admits State's Chief Pot Regulator, Announcing Pesticide Reform

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue The state is going to start conducting its own tests on pesticides, with help from the Department of Agriculture. Cannabis/Shutterstock The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, which has spent the better...Show More Summary

Craven German Leader Okays Prosecution of German Comedian To Placate Asshole Turkish President

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The Guardian: The German chancellor has authorised the prosecution of comedian Jan Böhmermann for reading out an offensive poem about the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Angela Merkel insisted her government’sShow More Summary

"FACE of Amazon" Group Says It's Starting a Unionization Drive for Amazon Workers

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone The Amazon Employees Internationally Organized Union, or AEIOU, has begun collecting signatures online. Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com People claiming to be former and current employees of Amazon are starting a unionization...Show More Summary

Influential Minimalist Composer/Experimental Filmmaker Tony Conrad, 1940-2016

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal A drone supreme: Tony Conrad was minimal to the max. One of the most galvanic minds in the worlds of minimalist composition and experimental filmmaking, Tony Conrad died April 9 at age 76. The cause of death has been reported as pneumonia, but Conrad had been suffering from prostate cancer, as well. Show More Summary

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