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Just In Time For Trump, Jobs Are Back to Where They Were Before the Crash of 2008

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede The Matrix is hiring... 20th Century Fox While there was lots of talk about the 1,000 or so jobs that Trump saved with a bunch of promised tax breaks—an approach to job protectionism that if it expands or becomes aShow More Summary

"The Buildings, the High-Rise, Are Not For Us.": Inside the Yesler Terrace Community Meeting

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Yesler Terrace residents have a community meeting every month, and every month, artist DK Pan attends it and documents for an ongoing project. VIDEO STILL In this week's paper, I write about artists who have been commissioned...Show More Summary

Last Night Axl Rose Goaded Guns N' Roses' Mexico City Fans to Bash a Trump Piñata

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Gun N' Roses' Seattle Show. Axl orchestrated another smash hit last night in Mexico—on a Donald Trump effigy. Rich Smith Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose—who wrote repugnant lyrics about "nggers," "immigrants" and "faggots"...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Washingtonians Fleeing Seattle Because of Crowds, Oregon Schools Ban Santa, Tacoma Cop Killed

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede "Too much, too many people..." f11photo/shutterstock.com Three Reasons Why Native Born Washingtonians Are Leaving Seattle Area? "Crowds, costs and the pace of change." Only the second reason is valid; the other two are not. Show More Summary

Why Full-Employment Is Socialism for the Rich

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede These are less machines for living and more machines for absorbing surplus capital. RoschetzkyProductions/shutterstock.com We have never left the shadow of the Great Depression. During this period, which lasted for a decade, capitalism in its 19th century form (called laissez faire) was on the ropes and appeared to be a goner. Show More Summary

The Gods Themselves Skewer "Tech Boys" in Their Byte-ing New Single

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal The Gods Themselves can't tech this bullshit anymore. Michael Doucett In the tradition of recent songs by fellow Seattle groups Nail Polish, Childbirth, and Tacocat bemoaning the negative impact the influx of tech brosShow More Summary

Listen to "Kudzu Mine," Seattle Avant-Rock Greats Diminished Men's Stunning New Track

by Dave Segal A pinnacle of Seattle music, circa 2016. Abduction Records Douglas Arney's new video for Diminished Men's "Kudzu Mine" is a handy reminder that the album from which it originates, Vision in Crime (Abduction Records), is one of the best out of Seattle this year. Show More Summary

"Professor Watchlist" Calls on Students to Expose Professors Who Promote "Anti-American Values"

by Rich Smith "DO MY HOMEWORK?! I beg your pardon, sir, but Donald Trump didn't do his homework before the debates, and look where it got him." dotshock / shutterstock.com Today in proto-Fascistic gestures that would have been dismissed...Show More Summary

You Do Not "Moderate" Marina Abramovi?

by Jen Graves You sit there! Like the donkey. As soon as Seattle Arts & Lectures invited me to moderate a discussion with Marina Abramovi? at Town Hall this month, like a dork I began preparing. I went back to her most famous performances and searched for more obscure works. Show More Summary

Tess Rafferty: "We Live In Grab-Em-By-The-Pussy America Now"

by Dan Savage Aftermath November 2016 from Steve Cohen on Vimeo. Watch. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Morning News: KUOW Calls White Nationalists What They Are, PNW Youth Are at Standing Rock

by Sydney Brownstone This swastika appeared on Capitol Hill after the election. Brendan Ng KUOW Won't Use the Mealy-Mouthed Term "Alt-Right": Alt-right is just another way of saying "white supremacist," KUOW concluded. The movement that...Show More Summary

The Only Upside to the Election So Far Is That Saturday Night Live Is Funny Again

by Christopher Frizzelle If you're sad Kate McKinnon won't be playing Hillary anymore—well, then you were probably thrilled by the cold open on Saturday night, because McKinnon had the first line, and because she's even better at playing Kellyanne Conway. Also, Kristen Wiig hosted—the whole damn thing was so. Show More Summary

Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present Pays Maximal Tribute to Minimalist Icon

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Conrad wanted to make "the heavens crumble" with his music. Sixty Cycle Hum “You hear one second of Tony’s music and you know it’s him.” So says Jim O’Rourke, who goes on to compare the singularity of Conrad's violin playing to that demonstrated by Miles Davis on trumpet and Cecil Taylor on piano. Show More Summary

World Famous Pianist Lucas Debargue Talks Music, Politics and Playing for Putin

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith French musical prodigy Debargue getting his ears lowered in time to make his US debut. Thanks, Rudy's! RS The big story about Lucas Debargue, who is performing Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Seattle SymphonyShow More Summary

The Morning News: Police Chief, County Executive Promise to Defy Trump on Immigration

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole says the department's policies dealing with undocumented immigrants will not change under a Trump administration. City of Seattle "The Policies of the Seattle Police Department Regarding...Show More Summary

Seattle Performer Markeith Wiley Explores Relationship Between Black Artists and White Audiences in It’s Not Too Late

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Wiley, flippin the script. Joseph Lambert As far as I can tell from speaking with him by phone, Markeith Wiley’s It’s Not Too Late, which runs this weekend at On the Boards, presents a meta-theatrical examination of “the...Show More Summary

Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede "Treat the youths right / Instead of putting up a fight / Treat the youths right / Or you'll been playin' with dynamite..." Charles Mudede Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat recently made the argument that Kshama Sawant became part of a strategy by Trump's campaign to suppress votes. Show More Summary

The Future Is Not All Bad

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jessica Fu Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David's awkward and acclaimed HBO comedy show, has begun filming its ninth season. It's been more than five years since its last episode aired. Since then, David has written a Broadway play and starred as Bernie Sanders for Saturday Night Live. Show More Summary

As the States Fell to Trump, Marching Band Chaotic Noise Raged Out on the Streets of Capitol Hill

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As the States Fell to Trump, Marching Band Chaotic Noise Raged Out on the Streets of Capitol Hill by Rich Smith Still reeling. MICHAEL DOUCETT Earlier Wednesday the Stranger wrote about the shocked and angry residents of Capitol Hill—or...Show More Summary

The Dumplings of Your Dreams Are Finally Coming to Seattle

Dough Zone Dumpling House, fresh off Issaquah expansions, gets a permit for the big city Issaquah has seen a lot of love lately from essential Eastside chain Dough Zone Dumpling House, which many consider superior to international competitor Din Tai Fung. Show More Summary

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