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POOL PARTY! Klara Glosova's Hazmat Suits and Sunny Days

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves The joy of a pool party, trying to download. Klara Glosova's show at Glass Box is up for one more full day, tomorrow from noon to 5. Courtesy of the artist and Glass Box Gallery Klara Glosova grew up in Eastern Europe and saw its revolution. Show More Summary

R.I.P. John Sisko, 1958-2016

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves At right, the artist, teacher, writer, and gallerist John Sisko. Nancy Sisko On May 22, many of John Sisko's more than a thousand Facebook friends began to wish the Seattle artist, writer, teacher, and gallerist a happy birthday. Show More Summary

It Was a Very Bad Week for Tim Eyman

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover It's not the first time a Tim Eyman initiative has been ruled unconstitutional and it probably won't be the last. Eli Sanders In case you missed it, anti-tax initiative peddler Tim Eyman did not have a good week. Let's review: 1. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump "A Small, Insecure Moneygrubber"—and Doesn't Stop There

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Taking 10 minutes to call out Trump. Office of Elizabeth Warren For your lunchtime listening, a continuation of Elizabeth Warren's strong attacks on the Republican presidential nominee: Trump's response? Goofy Senator Elizabeth Warren @elizabethforma has done less in the U.S. Show More Summary

Science News: Kennewick Man Finally Gets a Proper Burial 9,000 Years After His Death, and More on the Greenpeace/UW Fisheries Controversy

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ethan Linck Kennewick Man (The Ancient One) was found in 1996 during hydroplane races on Columbia River. J.D.S/Shutterstock.com Kennewick Man Goes Home: More than 9,000 years after his death and 20 years after being unearthed along...Show More Summary

Writers Sign Petition Against Trump

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith "Is that guy a writer? Get 'em out a 'eeeeeere. I've written books, best sellers actually. And you know what? They were terrific. Not like these lightweights." Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com Have you ever wanted to...Show More Summary

Kathleen Into It—The Julie Ruin Return with the Ominous "I Decide"

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal The new Julie Ruin single pulsates with exuberant menace. Shervin Lainez The Julie Ruin released a gripping new single today titled "I Decide," the first off their forthcoming Hit Reset album (out July 8 on Seattle's Hardly Art Records). Show More Summary

Glass Arriving at Amazon's Biospheres

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede What will happen to our city when one of the most brazenly bizarre buildings in its history is completed? Charles Mudede As the plates of spaceship-grade glass are added to Amazon's biospheres, a strange feeling is slowly coming together. Show More Summary

Fox News' Megyn Kelly No Longer Mad at Trump, Now Mad at Trevor Noah

by Wm. Steven Humphrey I think we can all agree that Fox News' Megyn Kelly's interview with Donald Trump was a big parade of KISS ASS. Which is too bad, because her continuing beef with Trump was Megyn's only real shot at credibility—at least for those who don't buy into Fox News bullshit. Show More Summary

An "Opera of the Mind"—Stuart McLeod’s Music for Guitar Orchestra and Brain Waves

by Dave Segal Stuart McLeod—EEG wiz. Stuart McLeod Stuart McLeod and Brain Trust's May 21 show at the Rendezvous' Jewelbox Theater represents the rare chance to witness Music for Guitar Orchestra and Brain Waves, which is exactly what it says on the tin. Show More Summary

Morning News: Sea-Tac Airport Begins Privatizing Security Checkpoints, Seattle Is Very Good at Road Rage

by Charles Mudede Transportation Security Administration, a unionized agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is underfunded. Arina P Habich/Shutterstock.com Austerity Is Behind the Long Lines at Sea-Tac Airport's TSA Checkpoints: Sea-Tac Airport has hired a private contractor to speed up lines at its security checkpoints. Show More Summary

Developers in San Francisco May Not be Interested in Building Lots of Affordable Houses

by Charles Mudede Average rent on a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is $3,500 a month. welcomia/shutterstock.com San Francisco is about to vote on Proposition C, a measure that would increase the affordable-housing requirement...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Not

by Dan Savage Donald Trump is not a groper... The New York Times cited a deposition from a woman who claimed that Donald Trump groped her under the table decades ago, but the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is certainly not a groper, his daughter said Wednesday. Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther Has Already Become the Best-Selling Comic of This Year

by Rich Smith Marvel's new bard of Wakanda Vulture reports that in one month the first issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther comic from Marvel has already become the best-selling comic of this year: North American retailers ordered...Show More Summary

Horse Lords, Nordra, Bad Luck, and Don Gero Might Have Played the Show of the Year

by Dave Segal Nordra, creator of the best damn anomic threnodies. Dave Segal A Monday night at the humble Hollow Earth Radio headquarters usually does not betoken an experience of monumental importance, but let the record show that on May 16, 2016, such an occurrence took place. Show More Summary

Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, or Naomi Smalls?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Ru Paul Charles: Getting ready to make a difficult choice. s_bukley / Shutterstock.com Personally, my fellow Ru Paul's Drag Race fans, I think Bob the Drag Queen is going to win the crown tonight. But hey, the International...Show More Summary

University of Washington Used "Fight Club" Rule to Conceal KPLU Acquisition Plan from Public

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz One slide describes the Amazon corporation as a model for KUOW, a public radio station. UW Last fall, when the University of Washington and KUOW announced a deal to acquire rival public radio station KPLU and convert it to an all-jazz station, listeners and the KPLU's own reporters were stunned. Show More Summary

Seattle Police Union Goes to Court to Block Release of Officer Photos

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Plenty of photos of officers over on SPD's Facebook page. SPD The Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) has obtained a temporary restraining order blocking the City of Seattle from releasing photos of officers in response...Show More Summary

A Toast to The Toast: I Love You, I'll Miss You, and I Don't Blame You One Bit for Closing

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson May ye be in heaven an hour before the devil knows your monetization metrics! ifong/Shutterstock Today's first bummer came in the form of news that The Toast, a three-year-old blog run by Mallory Ortberg and Nicole Cliffe, will be closing July 1. Show More Summary

Meet Tomoko Mukaiyama, a Badass Pianist Upending the Traditional Composer-Musician Hierarchy in Symphonic Music

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Conceptual artist/pianist, Tomoko Mukaiyama, giving the composer-musician hierarchy the cold shoulder. Ben Van Houten Despite the overenthusiastic name, Sonic Evolution: This is Indie!, which is happening tomorrow at Benaroya Hall, is going to be an intense, gorgeous, multimedia musical spectacle. Show More Summary

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