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by paul constant

Logan Hill wrote a very interesting piece for Men's Journal about how unnatural the male physique has become in movies over the last decade-and-a-half. (Consider the physical difference between Harrison Ford in Star Wars and Ryan Reynolds in, well, anything.)...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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It's been a disheartening 24 hours: King County fucked over its own transit system, gun laws are basically disappearing in a couple states, and now Edward Wyatt at the New York Times says: The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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After the Shameful Defeat of Prop 1, Seattle Could Use a Little Good News: And here it is! The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is bringing back a funding program supporting arts jobs for Seattle arts, cultural and heritage organizations. Arts Mean...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Who would've thought that the most surprising book I've read in weeks would turn out to be a Simpsons comic? I got a review copy of Bart Simpson to the Rescue! in the mail last week, and I read it with rock-bottom expectations. I haven't watched The...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Yesterday, I was horrified by Avril Lavigne's new video. Today, I'm in love with the new video for Lily Allen's "Sheezus." First of all, it's a delightful video. The animation keeps everything visually interesting, and Allen's literal in-your-facedness...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Everyone around here knows that Mars Hill is a shitty neighbor. Remember how they said "God wants" them to take possession of Sound Transit property out in Bellevue? Well, they've pulled the same tricks in Orange County, and the intrepid Warren Throckmorton...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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It's not just Kansas. Republicans are passing more permissive gun laws in Georgia, too: Wednesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new gun law that, among other things, will allow Georgians to legally carry firearms into churches, schools,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Andy Marso at the Topeka Capital-Journal says: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation nullifying city and county gun restrictions and ensuring that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms. The governor announced his action Wednesday....
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Dave Eggers and Maria Semple are two of the funniest writers currently living. His latest, The Circle, skewers tech culture. Her latest, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, skewers Seattle culture. Who’s the better... KEEP READING > >...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Welcome to Planet Seattle: It's Earth Day! The day we celebrate the planet we live on. The day we realize that the earth is all there fucking is. The coolest picture you will see of Seattle today (and probably the whole year) is related to the whole...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Avril Lavigne has never been an icon of artistic integrity. At her best, she sang relentlessly catchy mall-pop. At her worst...well, at her worst, there's the video for her new song, "Hello Kitty." Avril Lavigne is turning 30 this year. That's all I...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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...is now out of print. It is the world’s most definitive work on the most global language, but the Oxford English Dictionary may be disappearing from bookshelves forever. Publishers fear the next edition will never appear in print form because its...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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There's a problem with the Great Walmart in the Sky: Online sales taxes are discouraging people from shopping on Amazon, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University. Regular online shoppers living in states that implemented a tax...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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On his monthly radio call-in show, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie repeated his stance on legalized marijuana. (He's against it.) "For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Slog got all excited about the idea of powdered alcohol yesterday, but it seems like we popped the corks on the powdered champagne bottles a little too soon. CNN's Logan Whiteside says: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol's...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Soon to Be On the Boards: Stranger Genius Award-winning contemporary performance center On the Boards has just announced its 2014-15 subscription series. Among the offerings: new work from venerable NYC theater artist Richard Maxwell, Detroit's "interactive...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Carolyn Kellogg on the Jacket Copy blog reports that the estate of David Foster Wallace has issued a strongly worded statement against The End of the Tour, a movie based on Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky's interviews with Wallace. Jason Segel...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Miranda Blue at Right Wing Watch says the white nationalists at VDARE are complaining, again, about anti-immigration Republicans stealing their ideas: Now, another VDARE writer is upset that more and more immigration reform opponents are pushing another...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Dante D'Orazio at The Verge writes: A new product that's somehow been approved by US regulators makes booze as discreet as a packet of sugar. It's called Palcohol, and it transforms a shot of vodka or rum into a pocketable pouch of powder. Tear it open,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 21, 2014
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KIRO's Graham Johnson just tweeted this: Breaking: WSDOT now estimates Bertha won't resume tunneling until March 2015.— Graham Johnson (@GrahamKIRO7) April 21, 2014 Bertha has moved four feet since December of last year. WSDOT last estimated that the...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Asshole the first: The sci-fi community was in an uproar over the weekend after the Hugo Award nominees were announced. A writer named Theodore Beale, who uses the pseudonym Vox Day, was nominated for Best Novelette. Ceilidhann at Bibliodaze explains...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 21, 2014
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In a story headlined "Rick Perry’s extreme makeover," Politico's Katie Glueck writes: It’s impossible to exorcise the memories of 2012. But Rick Perry is going all out to present a new and improved version of himself — the swaggering big-state...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Ehrenreich has her critics—I thought her Nickel and Dimed was fairly condescending to working-class people—but even those critics must admit that she’s a gifted essayist and a relentless, curious thinker... KEEP READING > >...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 21, 2014
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A writer who doesn’t believe in God tries to find him anyway. by Paul Constant Barbara Ehrenreich has her critics—I thought her Nickel and Dimed was fairly condescending to working-class people—but even those critics must admit that she’s a gifted...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 21, 2014
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