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Imprisoned Spiritual Leader Facing the Death Penalty Again for His Personal Beliefs

Imprisoned spiritual thinker Mohammad Ali Taheri has again been tried for the charge of “corruption on earth” despite being cleared of the same charge in 2015, his sister Azardokht Taheri told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). If convicted, the founder of the banned Erfan-e Halgheh spiritual group could be issued the death penalty. “We […]

Iranian Catholic Converts Arrested in Northwestern Iran

Two Iranian Catholic converts have been arrested in their home by the Revolutionary Guards in West Azerbaijan Province, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “At 7 a.m. on February 20 (2017), two plainclothes intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) entered the home of Christian converts Anoohe Rezabakhsh and her son […]

The 49 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: March 6-12, 2017

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Stranger's arts and culture critics' picks for March 6-12. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already chosen the 19 best concerts this week, but now it's our arts and culture critics' turn to pick the best events in their areas of expertise. Show More Summary

Reader E-Mailbag: Objections About The Great Wall Review, Ashamed Former Husky Speaks Out

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Leilani Polk The Great Wall's Nameless Order. Universal The latest collection of e-mailed letters to the editor includes two readers who took umbrage with Sean's review of The Great Wall, and another from a former Husky who's not so happy with the political climate at his alma mater. Hi, this one is for Sean Nelson. Show More Summary

Anti-Bicycling Sign on Rec and Park Property, Golden Gate Park

TweetMeesa thinks, “HOW WUDE!” IDK how official these signs are. (Suppose they were ginned up by the RPD, but I didn’t see the typical coding letters what most SFGOV signs have.) Anyway, such riding is not allowed, per KRON 4’s world-famous Stanley Roberts

The Morning News: Arlington Eagle Dies of Lead Poisoning, Seattle's Transit Fastest-Growing in the Nation, Sound Transit Taxes Are Good For You

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede "This is the future that liberals want." Charles Mudede An Arlington Bald Eagle Has Died From Lead Poisoning: On the penultimate day of a presidency that grows brighter by the minute, Obama placed a ban on "lead ammunition...Show More Summary

Review: Violinist Beilman debuts with ASO; Spano leads on Adams’ energetic “Harmonielehre”

On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of music by Theofanidis, Sibelius and Adams, led by music director Robert Spano with violinist Benjamin Beilman as featured soloist. The program will be repeated Saturday evening at Symphony Hall. Show More Summary

David Chang's Last Austin Meal, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — If chef David Chang’s had to pick out his last meal on Earth, it would take him on a tour of the world’s best spots, including a stop at Franklin Barbecue for its brisket:...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage A woman recently wrote in about her friend who went on an OKCupid date and the date went through her underwear drawer overnight without her permission. I said the friend probably got pervy with this guy, wanted to tell her friend about this guy's kink, but was too embarrassed to admit that she played along and possibly got into it. Show More Summary

The Celebrities We Deserve As Presidential Candidates In 2020 (And Beyond)

Up until November 9th, the idea of one of our brave celebs running for president, and winning, only seemed likely in toothless late-period Robin Williams movies. Now an actual stupid reality host who watches too much TV is president and amNewYork has suggested other slightly less dim celebrities could run. Show More Summary

America's Next Top Model Recap: That Face, Mother!

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Chase Burns $100,000 for the first girl who reads Drew Elliot for how orange he looks. CBS Television Distribution. Collage by author. On the season premiere of America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks said the winner of ANTM will embody...Show More Summary

Alec Baldwin Starts Fight With Other Fake Trumps For Some Reason

Fresh off the announcement that he's writing a fake presidential memoir as Trump, Alec Baldwin appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to talk about his daughters, his new movie Baby Boss, the possibility of him hosting the Oscars, and of course his Trump impression. Show More Summary

Edit Your Life Episode 72: Minimalist Parenting

Many of you have gotten to know me and Asha as podcasters, but what you might not realize is that the inspiration for the Edit Your Life podcast came from the book we wrote together in 2013 called Minimalist Parenting. In Episode 72,...Show More Summary

Xscape confirms reunion, planning new album and tour

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Fans clamoring for an Xscape reunion finally got their wish when the ladies confirmed to V-103’s Big Tigger that they are indeed back together and suggested they’re ready to work on a new album and...Show More Summary

Looking to Understand the Mind of Steve Bannon? Watch His Documentaries

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Looking to Understand the Mind of Steve Bannon? Try Watching His Documentaries by Sean Nelson W ell before the National Day of Patriotic Devotion, on which the 45th president's inauguration was cheered by a crowd of dozens of admirers,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Trump's Speech and a Local Effort to "Trump-Proof" Seattle with an Income Tax

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover "Presidential" in that he said the usual racist stuff while reading from a teleprompter. getty images Donald Trump Gave His First Address Before a Joint Session of Congress: "There’s a banality to this class of political...Show More Summary

Opinion: Trump needs a lesson from Jimmy Carter

President Trump delivered a fine, effective speech before Congress Tuesday night, and given the post-speech poll numbers, he won’t be ranting anytime soon how the pollsters…

The SFPUC’s Marketing of Its Adulteration of Our Water Supply is Pretty Amazing

TweetWell let’s take a look at what ppl who don’t get paid by the SFPUC to crow about the SFPUC and see what they say about Frisco’s vaunted (“amazing,” they call it) Hetch Hetchy water. Oh, we’re down there around #33 or so, betwixt Pittsburgh and a town even more corrupt than ours. (I’m sure […]

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