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Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines

One of the big summer TV events on the horizon is M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines on Fox, and here's the new trailer. Shyamalan—or as I like to call him, "Plots McTwisty"—has fallen out of favor with many of us, but this news series...Show More Summary

Republican Political Group Calls Jeb Bush "Unelectable," Posts Video of Jeb and Hillary Clinton Acting Chummy

The fact that Jeb Bush once said a kind word about Hillary Clinton renders him unfit for elected office, a Republican group argues. American Spirit / Shutterstock.com I'm relieved to see that not everybody on the Republican side is embracing Jeb Bush. Show More Summary

Spokane Councilman Blames Contagious Diseases on Illegal Immigrants

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Councilman Mike Fagan is also a climate skeptic. Screenshot from Vimeo The Spokesman-Review reports that Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan, who is a health board member, expressed on his Facebook account serious doubts about the use...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Symphony Orchestra Has Won Its First Grammy, and a Second Cop Has Been Taken Off the Streets

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle Symphony French conductor Ludovic Morlot is music director of the Seattle Symphony. Seattle Symphony Orchestra Won Its First Grammy Yesterday, After 18 Previous Nominations: They won it for John Luther Adams’ "atmospheric and revolutionary piece" Become Ocean, recorded at Benaroya Hall. Show More Summary

[VIDEO] Mike McGinn on How Seattle's Need for Agreement Slows Political Progress

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O In an interview recorded shortly after he lost reelection, Mike McGinn says the city's politicians are too focused on the "illusion of agreement." In a video interview featuring Mike McGinn and former Stranger news editor Dominic...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Captain Beefheart

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today is Captain Beefheart's 74th birthday and, normally, as I'm a gushy Beefheartist, I'd be getting gushy and whatnot, right? Well, I'm also a MST3K/Riff Trax fan and I just discovered my Beefheart and Riff Trax worlds collide over...Show More Summary

Finally, a Use for Your Old Nintendo Power Glove

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dillon Markey, an animator for Robot Chicken among other things, converted an old Nintendo Power Glove into a Bluetooth animation tool. Both awesome and ridiculous... but mostly awesome. Playing with Power from Ava Benjamin on Vimeo. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Innovation Is Perverted: A Talk With Seattle Artist Clyde Peterson, Winner of $25,000 Arts Innovator Grant

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of the artist Clyde Peterson. Innovator. I don't want to do too much throat-cleary description of Clyde Peterson, the Seattle artist who won one of two $25,000 Arts Innovator Awards this year from Artist Trust. Right over here...Show More Summary

Fighting To Make the Woman Unlikeable: An Interview With The Babadook Director Jennifer Kent

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

By now, you’re likely to have heard or read about The Babadook, the smart, sleek, and properly scary Australian horror film about a single mother, her oddball son, and the picture book that rips into their life like a waking nightmare. Show More Summary

A Brief Interview with Daniel Riddle of Hitting Birth, the Best Band on No Seattle Comp

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On Soul Jazz Records’ new compilation No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-1997 (featured in this week’s Stranger), no group sounds odder or more out of step with that time’s prevalent sound than Portland’s Hitting Birth. Show More Summary

Ho-Ho-Holy Shit: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Is Fucking INSANE!

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Kirk Cameron has a confession to make: "I...love...CHRISTMAS!" In this week's film section, I wrote a thousand words about Kirk Cameron's amazing new movie Saving Christmas, covering how the film's tagline—"Putting...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day is King Khan's "Gone Are The Times"

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From Arish Khan: "In light of the recent happenings in Ferguson, I would like to send my deepest sympathies out to all Americans who must live under such injustice. On the cover is a mugshot of a young Malcolm X, imagine what would have happened if he hadn't been murdered at such a young age. Show More Summary

Dusty Lips, Eurodanceparty USA, and Prom Queen Play a Benefit for YouthCare Tomorrow Night

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dusty Lips are and amalgamation of the Dusty 45s and the Country Lips. And Eurodanceparty USA is comprised from members of "Balkan-inflected brass band Orkestar Zirkonium, the global-folk-pop duo the Lonely Coast, the Eastern European Jewish folk-punk revivalist project Nu Klezmer Army." I have seen the Lonely Coast before and they are delightful. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Profile & Courage

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a 31 year old hetero male and I've been with my wife for about 9 years, married for 4. We recently made a mutually driven decision to become poly and have been growing into this for about two months. So far so good. In my younger...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is: Intelligent Hoodlum's "Grand Groove"

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Back in the day, when DJ Riz Rollins had a popular residency on Friday night at the Rebar, he never failed to blend this hiphop classic with the source of its funky sample, "Remind Me" by Patrice Rushen?. A tune about a woman worshiping...Show More Summary

UK Post-Punk Legends the Pop Group to Play Neumos March 12

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

One of the most sonically and lyrically revolutionary bands from the UK's post-punk movement, the Pop Group, will be playing Neumos March 12, 2015. It's their first-ever Seattle appearance. The Pop Group's combustible combination ofShow More Summary

The Track of the Day Is Afrocop's "Worlds of Wonder"

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

What Seattle's Afrocop have done here is to reimagine Can's “Vitamin C”—a subliminal slab of shuffle funk and a B-boy favorite for years—as a space-jazz odyssey. In doing so, they (Noel Brass Jr., Andy Sells, Carlos Tulloss, and Doug...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Comes With a Question: Do People Still Love Marilyn Manson?

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Here's the first song released from his newest album, The Pale Emperor (due out on January 20th.) Sounds like he's mellowing out. Though a "Seven Day Binge" sounds a lot like a "Dope Show," now doesn't it? I love his new press photo. No signs of aging... Biz 3 Publicity [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Local Musicians Band Together to Pay Tribute to The Last Waltz and Help Rain City Rock Camp for Girls

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Several Seattle musicians have been rehearsing like mad to take on one of roots rock’s sacred cows: The Last Waltz LP by the Band. They’ll be paying tribute to it November 23 at the Tractor Tavern. (If you haven’t seen Martin Scorsese’s...Show More Summary

Republican Calls Net Neutrality "Obamacare for the Internet"

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Today, President Obama announced an interesting new plan to preserve net neutrality: Basically, he wants the FCC to recognize the internet as a utility. As Jacob Kasttrenakes at The Verge explains, "This means that internet providers...Show More Summary

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