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by paul constant

Kelly OWill this be your next workplace? We knew the Harvard Exit had been sold. We knew that developer Scott Shapiro was behind the sale. But we weren't entirely sure what Shapiro had in mind for the space until Puget Sound Business Journal's Marc Stiles...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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You're not going to see this movie on Christmas or, probably, anytime soon. (Click to enlarge.)Holy shit. I knew the movie theater chains were a bunch of wimps, but I can't believe Sony caved like this. In light of the decision by the majority of our...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Movie poster for The Interview. (Click to enlarge.)As I told you yesterday, a group calling itself "Guardians of the Peace" has threatened terrorist actions against any movie theater showing the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview, which is...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Anna Jedynak / Shutterstock.comThis photo of the capitol building in Havana was taken on December 2, 2013—52 years after America launched its program of isolation. The news that President Obama has called for the United States to "normalize relations"...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Writing About Shopping: Women in Clothes and A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy Defy Stereotypes with Confession, Conversation by Paul Constant Clothing makes authors uncomfortable. Most every novel I've read that takes place in part at a shopping...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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When I first heard about the plot of The Interview, I made a joke about how it would be kind of silly if World War III started in part because of a Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy about assassinating Kim Jong-un. And the film has caused an international...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Originally published in 1989, Richard McGuire's six-page black-and-white comic "Here" offered a definitive demonstration of comics' secret weapon—the ability to transcend time. The reader's perspective in "Here" focused on a single corner of a single...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Here's the first paragraph: The grand jury witness who testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel a cop before charging at him “like a football player, head down,” is a troubled, bipolar Missouri woman with a criminal past who has a history of making...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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This morning, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tweeted the 19 most anticlimactic words in the English language: "I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States." That tweet, couched in the...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Kelly OSeattle loves books enough to support smart, forward-thinking bookstores like Ada's Technical Books, and there's a whole new generation of physical book-lovers coming of age.1. In case you missed it yesterday, I'd like to point out that the Sunday...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, December 15, 2014
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The StrangerDeep-fried plantains: I’ll fight you if you tell me they’re not good. If the counter person at Bongos Cafe (6501 Aurora Ave N, 420-8548, bongosseattle.com) is sick of answering questions about the closing of Paseo, he sure doesn't show...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, December 15, 2014
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American Spirit /Shutterstock.comI have seen the boogeyman and he is us. Even most reasonable Republicans recognize that Dick Cheney is not an admirable figure. Some of them admit to a begrudging respect for the man, but there was very little agitation...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, December 15, 2014
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