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bikeriderlondon/ShutterstockFREE through Sunday at Key Arena, thanks to Seattle/King County Remote Area Medical. As The Seattle Times reports, "500 volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses and other health professionals" are volunteering their...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com"Hey guys! I got an idea. You know bad stuff? What if we, you know, didn't do it?" Yesterday, Rand Paul gave a foreign policy speech at the Center for the National Interest. His team had been hinting at something...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, October 24, 2014
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ESWashington State Supreme Court Justice Charles Johnson, left, and challenger Eddie Yoon, right. (Yoon had some interesting advice on healthy living for the SECB.) The story of how Justice Charles Johnson landed on the Washington State Supreme Court...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Election Control Board | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Birdman is a glorious run-on sentence of a film, a bizarre but welcome transformation in the career of cowriter/director Alejandro Iñárritu, and the platform for maybe three career-best performances. It's also a frustrating work of art that repeats...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Yes, this is it; I've been told this is the end of the line for local group NighTraiN (or at least they're taking "an indefinite hiatus"). If this truly is THE END, I expect these women, tonight, are gonna cut their shit loose on YOUR caboose!! Lordy,...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Make:Jazz that fucks with punk, soul, pop, rock, and hiphop. Are:Enthusiastic headbangers. Performed:The catchiest tune of the year, "Saying Goodbye (to Rainbow Socks and Hair Dye)," at the Genius Awards. One night while watching D'Vonne Lewis playing...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Just a little 1970s Canadian vampire porn by Paul Constant I haven’t seen Sexcula. But then, that’s kind of the point: Not many people in the world have seen Sexcula. Luckily, we have the Grand Illusion to deliver little-viewed wonders like this...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Elise BakketunDon Giovanni (Mark Walters) carousing with an unnamed lady (Rosetta Greek). Mozart’s Don Giovanni tells the story of a charming, attractive, and seductive serial rapist. He is a heartless womanizer whose conquests both he and his servant...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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carroteater/ShutterstockIN WASHINGTON STATE, criminals can avoid background checks by purchasing their weapons at gun shows. Initiative 591 is put forward by gun nuts and aims to preempt Initiative 594, which we've endorsed. It tries to do this by outlawing...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Election Control Board | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley sitting in a car in Seattle. Here, let me explain why....
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The group, Blue Cheer, were a long-haired biker band from San Francisco active in the late '60s/early '70s. Y'all Slog Outers not in the know—these guys are mostly remembered for their Top-20 version of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues." Also, they...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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I’m an 18-year-old straight girl who's pretty new to sex, and I've been having a lot of trouble staying aroused. I’ll be with my boyfriend and I’ll be really turned on and not at all stressed; but if either of us touches my clit for more than a...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Ryan Where: Bastille and Rumba Buy Him A Shot Of: Fernet Ask Him To Make You A: Tiki drink. “I like lighting stuff on fire,” Ryan says. What He’s Doing When He’s Not At The Bar: “I’m usually going to bar or playing...
From: The Stranger | By: Brooklyn Benjestorf | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Bazillion Points Before he became co-owner of Sub Pop Records with Jonathan Poneman in 1986 (and a bit after), Bruce Pavitt was a prolific music critic/essayist, with a special focus on the Northwest. During the ’80s, he published nine issues of the...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Friday, October 24, 2014
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That's Slade Gorton, a can of Four Loko, and me, in 2010. Memories! Dearest Slog, I have not left myself sufficient time to fully express my feelings for you, nor for The Stranger as a whole. It's been six years (full-time, with a good spate of freelance...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Kelly OErrr, rather, write a haiku about the feelings you have about THE FANS of the Seattle Seahawks. Here are some samples, to get your poetry-brain fired up: Football what the fuck?It's just a big waste of time12th man is a sham Give each team a ball:They...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Friday, October 24, 2014
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David Thewlis entered cinema with a big bang in 1993. True, his acting career started in the late '80s, but it was his performance as Johnny in Mike Leigh's 1993 masterpiece Naked that made him a star. The movie opens with Johnny raping a woman in what...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I have this problem with science fiction anthologies where I can't read them all at once, or even from front to back. I like to take my time with them, bat them around for a few months, soak in the theme. This is a perfectly acceptable way to read a...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Is:Still in shock that she won. Makes:Performances, installations, photographs, videos. Flips:Social norms in performances until you barely recognize them. The morning after C. Davida Ingram won the 2014 Stranger Genius Award in art, her mother texted...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We'll update this post as we know more, but for now The Everett Herald is reporting that "gunfire has been reported at Marysville Pilchuck High School" and the school is on lockdown. The Seattle Times says "there are reports of as many as six people...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ask any one of the scores of people packed into the Lit Crawl after-party at the Hugo House last night what their favorite part of the evening was, and you'd hear a different answer every time. For such a well-attended event—hundreds of people spread...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ji Ji LeeKitten and Lou, reporting for duty. Tonight, PBS continues its Great Performances series with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!, in which the smooth old singer and the flamboyant young singer team up to tackle selections from...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Tornado: Fer Gregory; Eclipse: Juergen Faelchle; Hail and Double Rainbow: Sarah2/All images from ShutterstockYesterday the region saw a tornado, rainbows, hailstorms, eclipse, not to mention rain, thunderstorms, and some lovely fall sun. As KING5 asked...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Friday, October 24, 2014
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CMRaining like never before...One of the reasons I settled in Seattle is because the city has very little weather. Chicago is a great example of a city that suffers from too much weather in the winter and the summer. This fact was the main source of...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Damon Shadid / Seattle Municipal CourtChallenger Damon Shadid, left, and Seattle Municipal Court Judge Fred Bonner. Whoa, Damon Shadid is innnnnnnnntense. This guy is ready for whatever municipal court can throw at him (including that ceramic mug Judge...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Election Control Board | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Another huge theft of a Northwest musician's gear took place this week. The Port Angeles storage unit of Mike Kunka (former bassist in the great and super-heavy Kill Rock Stars/Sub Pop band godheadSilo, as well as Enemymine, Dead Low Tide, and Smoke...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Years ago, right after my husband separated from his now ex-wife he entered a "friends with benefits" relationship. He was pursued by a woman, and given how vulnerable and terrible he felt at the time, it wasn't long before he "gave in." From the get...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Electronic music heads are kicking up a lot of internet dust and digital froth over the release of Berlin producer Objekt's just-released debut album Flatland. With good reason: it's a sleek, laser-guided torpedo of a thing, with sonic design that borrows...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I wrote about a short Line Out entry regarding matrix messages last year called The Message of the Matrix. It was a fun bit nodding to the silly messages some groups scratched into the dead wax of their records, but today's post has to do with what the...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Thursday, October 23, is Lit Crawl, the busiest night on Seattle's literary calendar. The Crawl includes 22 events spread all over Capitol and First Hills over three "phases," from 6 to 6:45 p.m., 7 to 7:45 p.m., and 8 to 8:45 p.m., before concluding...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Garfield walkout over loss of teacher pic.twitter.com/eoLeyIIBu7— Melissa Westbrook (@WestbrookMel) October 23, 2014 According to the Seattle School District, this coming Monday is the deadline for making a final decision on whether to adjust staffing...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ben Popper at The Verge says Amazon's third quarter earnings results are in, and they're not very good. Amazon announced an "operating loss of $544 million," which Popper says is more than twenty times the loss at this time last year. (It's not all bad...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Becky GarrisonA demonstrator outside Mars Hill's Bellevue church this August. As Paul Constant once noted, the answer to sensational headlines that are framed as questions is almost always no. But last week, former members of Mars Hill Church reported...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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SDOTTHE LATEST DESIGN PLAN for the cycletrack, which would run along Westlake Avenue North, connecting Fremont to South Lake Union. Some people really, really treasure their parking spots. Among them are the so-called Westlake Stakeholders, a group of...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ryan Boudinot, the local author who has volunteered to serve as executive director for Seattle's bid to become an official UNESCO City of Literature, posted a letter to the new Seattle City of Literature website asking for your help. For a few reasons,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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THURSDAY 10/23 BROWN DERBY SCREAMS Hulloooomosexuals! Now, I am not going to sit here and sprain my typey little fingers trying to convince you how flip-flapping brilliant and hilarious Ian Bell and his mad Brown Derby players are. If you were born with...
From: The Stranger | By: Adrian Ryan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Image Courtesy of Julia MarquandJulia Marquand executed a now-infamous hollaback, using social media to (1) shame the man she said groped her, (2) get other women to tell their stories, and (3) get the Seattle Police Department to respond better than...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kelly OALSO, WTF IS MUTTON BUSTING? (According to event organizer "Tommy G," it's the answer to what's ailing American children.) “Tommy G” is the king of mutton busting, and he says the unusual sport will save America’s "bubble wrapped" youth....
From: The Stranger | By: Patrick Hilsman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Androromantic, alloromantic, demiromantic, gyneromantic, lithromantic, zucchini—it will all be on the final, people. Bone up. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Donte Peace On any given day, plowing through my inbox(es) feels sort of like being Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone—looking for jewels, ducking Danny DeVitos, machete-hacking through the underbrush (not the same underbrush, mind you, that Michael...
From: The Stranger | By: Larry Mizell Jr. | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Trove is a little confusing. Brought to you by chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, who also run Seattle's beloved Joule and Revel, the 4,000-square-foot space is a quadripartite project, divided into Trove Parfait, Trove Noodle, Trove Bar, and Trove...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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JGThis is Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at work, on a video playing at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. She likes polka dots, and lives across the street from her studio, in a mental institution. Jackson Pollock is at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A discussion with an architect of urbanism by Charles Mudede Back in the 1970s, the architect Jaime Lerner initiated in the Brazilian city of Curitiba a form of urbanism that is still with us today. Bogotá, for example, owes much of its current success...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Creates: Animated nonfiction films that leave your head buzzing. Has made work about: Whales, swingers, originality, Thanksgiving, and the man who killed John Wilkes Booth. Got a call: Right before the Genius Awards from his dad, saying, "You're not...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Monkey Business Images/ShutterstockNOT SO FAST, universal preschool pushers. Here's an argument in favor of Prop 1A. The Seattle League of Women Voters, the NAACP of Seattle/King County, Working Washington, and the Economic Opportunity Institute say...
From: The Stranger | By: Sally Soriano | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Modern Hiker: This morning, our friend Rebecca at Calipidder alerted us via a Facebook post to a woman named Casey Nocketwho had traveled to the west coast from New York for a few weeks. Ms. Nocket had been enjoying her time in the outdoors so much that...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Andrey Armyagov / Shutterstock.com Listen up, Kirk Cameron: it's a JACK O'Lantern, not a JESUS O'Lantern. One of the favorite tricks of evangelical organizations trying to force religious influence onto American society is to loudly yell, “Christians...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' panties are in a twist over humanity's inability to properly respect their twisted panties. To help remedy the situation, the Church has released a video, which contains "more detailed information about...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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