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Christians, Including Pastor’s Son, Arrested at Picnic Near Tehran

A Christian and four Christian converts were arrested on August 26, 2016 by the Intelligence Ministry near Tehran, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.  “The five individuals and their wives were having a picnic in Firoozkooh [90 miles east of Tehran] when Intelligence Ministry agents entered the private garden. The arrested individuals were […]

Bumbershoot's Highs and Lows: From Tyler the Creator's Hectoring Raps to Reggie Watts' Buttery Soul

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Tame Imapla fans at Memorial Stadium, going to heaven. Josh Bis Content warning: There are as many Bumbershoot recaps as there are Bumbershoot attendees. Here's another one to file in your memory banks/confirm your biases/boil...Show More Summary

“Why the UN’s Excuses For its Aid Fiasco in Syria Fail to Convince,” By Reinoud Leenders

Why the UN’s Excuses For its Aid Fiasco in Syria Fail to Convince By Reinoud Leenders @ReinoudLeenders for Syria Comment – Sept. 3, 2016 Judging from the UN’s comments on its aid agencies’ conduct in Syria, business will go on as usual –too bad if it throws a lifeline to the Syrian regime. Show More Summary

Mailman Accused Of Tossing 759 Pieces Of Mail So He Could Pick Up His Daughter

It's hard to find good childcare in this city, and it's even worse if you've got a boss who won't let you be flexible with your schedule. Enter one one Queens postal worker who got desperate at the expense of his deliverees—he (allegedly) tossed 759 pieces of mail on Fridays so he could pick up his daughter. Show More Summary

After Cocks Not Glocks Protest, Pro-Gun Activist Makes Video Depicting Murder of College Student

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Students launch sex toy demonstration on college campus to protest gun law: https://t.co/WQmUZ54jqo #CocksNotGlocks pic.twitter.com/PgImpp5g43— Women in the World (@WomenintheWorld) August 24, 2016 Last week, college students at the University of Texas at Austin protested a new law allowing concealed handguns in classrooms. Show More Summary

Jill Stein Accidentally Flies to Cincinnati Instead of Columbus to Give Speech

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Hello Cleveland! I mean Cinci! I mean Columbus! Where am I? Why am I trapped in this white room? COURTESY JILL STEIN FOR PRESIDENT From The Columbus Dispatch: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was scheduledShow More Summary

Gatcha(pon)!

I need some silly this week. Let’s do this. Roughly once a month I make the bold statement: “THIS. This is the best gatchapon that could possibly exist. I no longer need to buy gatchapons once I have bought this particular gatchapon.”...Show More Summary

Cute Alert! The Kids from Stranger Things Talk About Kissing! EWWwwWW!

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Wm.? Steven Humphrey Guess who showed up on The Tonight Show last night? The freaking adorable kids from Netflix' Stranger Things (Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Finn Wolfhard). And the primary topic of conversation? Callously leaving Barb in the upside down place, and Mike and Eleven's smooch scene. Show More Summary

Medical Records Reissues Steaming Coils' Long-Lost Demented Pop Masterpiece Breaded

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal A most eccentric strain of LA's musical underbelly in the '80s. Medical Records During avant-pop group Steaming Coils’ brief but fruitful existence in LA's underground-music scene in the latter half of the '80s, they released three very peculiar albums. Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Season 10, Class In Session, Dragoncon, Tennant In Texas, Power of the Daleks

This week is relatively quiet with news about Season 10.  It is however a busy week in the UK as Victoria, the new series starring Jenna Coleman, premieres in the UK. There’s some Big Finish happenings as well as some David Tennant news too. Show More Summary

Here Come the Mummies…to Dragon Con and City Winery Atlanta

Even if you’ve heard of Here Come the Mummies, you don’t really know the band. That’s because the funk-rock outfit comprised of a rotating cast of about a dozen musicians has a tightly wrapped secret —...

Trump Rally Post-Mortem 2: On Reflection, Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Trump Rally Post-Mortem 2: On Reflection, Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. by Sean Nelson Never trust anyone who says "trust me" this much. Nate Gowdy You only go to a Donald Trump rally for one reason: to see how afraid you need to be. I went to the Donald Trump rally in Everett yesterday, and here was the answer I got: very very very very very afraid. Show More Summary

Does Doty's Enthusiasm for Palin Relate to Her Backwards Worldview?

I've been trying to convince journalists to find out why state senate candidate Nancy Doty thinks Sarah Palin gave a "Spot on" speech in Denver, in which the former Alaska governor raved about Donald Trump. (Here's a funny video to emphasize...Show More Summary

Review: They Drink It In The Congo

3 weeks agoEngland / London : Londonist

A juicy -- but not not thirst-quenching -- reflection on the troubles in The Congo.

Death Cab Are Garbage Pail Kids. Tacocat Are Comic Book Characters. Seattle Rock Is Still All-Ages.

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson It's no Oozy Suzy, but Death Cab got off easy compared to Morrissey. People in bands are forever claiming to be doing it for "the kids," but two of Seattle's best loved bands have recently doubled down on that commitment by getting captured in caricature form. Show More Summary

We're Going to the Trump Rally Tonight. Here's How to Follow Along

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Sure, more of this, great. JOSEPH SOHM / shutterstock This shit again. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is back in Washington today to whip his supporters into a frenzy about immigrants, refugees, and Hillary Clinton's failing health. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Last Days of August

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge is another competitive one, with most of the city’s newspapers clearly in the hunt to be considered the winner, each taking different approaches to summarizing the world and capturing this week’s championship. Show More Summary

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