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Dead or Alive Vocalist Pete Burns Has Died

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal The late Pete Burns radically changed his appearance several times during his 57 years. Pete Burns, androgynous vocalist for the popular UK dance-pop group Dead or Alive, died yesterday, at age 57, of cardiac arrest. Burns,...Show More Summary

Treat Yourself To Three- Four- And Five-Course Meals This Week

You might be eating lunch at your desk right now, and that's okay! But sometimes you want your meals to be a multisensory experience, not just a quick and easy way to nourish yourself. This week's food events include plenty of multi-course feasts where the food is just a small part of the experience. Go forth, and treat yoself: [ more › ]

Walkinshaw vs. Jayapal: 7th District Race Heats Up (Also: Why I'm Ignoring the SECB and Voting Walkinshaw)

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Brady Piñero Walkinshaw kindasorta went negative Pramila Jayapal over the weekend. Jayapal is holding a press conference at 1 PM today to respond to the ad, above, and its companion website As far as negative ads go, this is pretty weak tea, thin gruel, watery cum, etc. Show More Summary

Manhattan Conversations: A Conversation With An NFL Player (Continued)

"With me, it's always a dress," he said. "Dress or jeans?" I asked over the phone. Why did I always wait until ten minutes before I had to walk out the door to figure out what I was going to wear? "Dress. I'm wearing slacks and a button down. Show More Summary

Know Your Ballot: Statewide Races, U.S. Senate

The election is just two weeks from tomorrow. Before getting into statewide races, a recap of the posts starting at the bottom of the ballot: Propositions & Amendments Judges Citywide, State Rep, US Rep Races Some of the statewide races have gotten nasty as we get closer to November 8th....

I want NOTHING for Christmas

tiny disclaimer: this isn’t really a blog post for the world at large, it’s more for my inner circle of people, who I hope do not take this as a personal offense or me lacking gratitude, because by golly that is 100% never my intention. Show More Summary

On 45th Anniversary of "French Connection" release, Det. Sonny Grosso talks about taking Friedkin and his Mother to "impenetrable" Rao's

Sonny Grosso and Judge Eddie Torres -- Monday's at Rao's "Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be..." --Under the Boardwalk, The Drifters In the terrific and recent Vanity Fair story about...Show More Summary

'In Syria we believe in honouring our word': Asma al-Assad speaks about Syrian conflict

‘First lady of hell’ speaks to Russia’s Channel 24 in her first interview in eight years about her ‘pain and sadness’ over conflict as experts say interview is sign of regime’s confidence Her hair was tastefully curled, her makeup flawless and discreet. Show More Summary

King Restaurant In SoHo Charms In The Details

In the modern restaurant, very few things come for free. There's almost never a complimentary, appetite-ruining (but still welcome) bread basket to start the meal. We know the guac is extra. Sometimes, even the reservations cost money. Show More Summary

Changes Will Upend The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, F, Q & S Lines This Weekend

Three baby pandas will soon be ripped from the United States by China, and my heart is broken. To mourn, I plan to spend this weekend watching videos of Bao Bao tumbling through the snow, set to the dulcet tones of Sarah McLachlan. For those of you heartless enough to step outside the confines of your homes, note that there will be some subway changes. [ more › ]

Coffman Opposes Citizenship Path for Immigrants

9News anchor Kyle Clark did an excellent job interviewing U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman Tuesday, and his Democratic challenger Morgan Carroll Monday, pressing them on a range of issues. On immigration, Clark asked Coffman what he'd proposeShow More Summary

DuVernay's 13th & The Racial Politics Of Broken Windows Policing

Last week I watched Ava DuVernay's powerful documentary on the history of racial inequality in the United States, titled 13th after the Constitutional Amendment that, in a seeming paradox, abolished slavery and entrenched racial hierarchy at the same time. Show More Summary

Watch Donald Trump Debate Reagan and Bush at the 1980 Republican Primary

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell Imagine a world where Donald Trump's promise to build a southern border wall was met with silence, not cheers. Or where the slur of "anchor baby" wouldn't be thrown around by a presidential candidate? The Gregory...Show More Summary

What If Donald Trump Were Gay?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Two failed marriages, five children by three different women, multiple bankruptcies, scams (Trump University), ripping people off (contractors and suppliers), bragging about the size of his dick during a nationally televised debate. Show More Summary

YES ON HHH - A Real Chance To Help The Homeless This November

Yes on HHH PSA from Rachel Fleischer on Vimeo. I never turn down an opportunity to speak about homelessness. Growing up in Los Angeles and being profoundly saddened by images of people living on the streets from a young age, my lifeShow More Summary

Photos: Wade Deep Into American History Inside Gorgeous Old Federal Hall

A lot of people might think of Federal Hall as that place Occupy Wall Street used to hang around, or that place where Bane made his last stand against the Batman. But Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site, which was opened toShow More Summary

Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse Probably Definitely Most Likely Opening This Month

The saga of Alamo Drafthouse trying to break into the NYC market is almost at an end: after years of false starts, broken promises, and more delays, the NY Times reported today that Alamo Drafthouse will open for realsies in Downtown Brooklyn on October 28th. Barring any unforeseen incidents, of course. [ more › ]

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