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Looking for Something to Read at Alderwood Mall? Try Urban Outfitters by Paul Constant The most interesting thing about malls is what you can't find in them. There's never a good hardware store in a mall, for example, outside of Sears. For some insane...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Ho-Ho-Holy Shit: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Is Fucking INSANE! by David Schmader Kirk Cameron's new film begins with a confession. Dressed in a festive sweater, sitting beside a roaring fire, the man who still looks like the all-American rascal...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I'm a straight guy in his early thirties. About six months ago, my wife and I went out on the town to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we came home, we started fooling around, but a combination of too much alcohol and not enough sleep meant I...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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JGThis is the new lobby at Tacoma Art Museum. The Haub wing is the ground floor, admissions desk straight ahead. Predock is up top. Earthy versus ethereal. Just a handful of years after Tacoma Art Museum wildly celebrated the building it commissioned...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Brendan KileyThis was the scene on Capitol Hill last night. In Response to the Grand Jury Decision That Officer Darren Wilson Wouldn’t Be Charged in the Shooting Death of Unarmed Teenager Michael Brown: A couple hundred protesters took to the streets...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathleen Richards | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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City of SeattleSeattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant says she "fought for each and every improvement" to Mayor Ed Murray's budget proposal, but that the final product was still "fundamentally unjust." The other day we told you about all the good...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Monday, November 24, 2014
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• An anonymous street art protest continues (remember the "mystery penis" and "Be A Legend On CAPHILL" pieces?) This time a less phallic statement appeared on a new Capitol Hill development, addressing the seemingly progressing class war the Pike/Pine...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Monday, November 24, 2014
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"What the hell are you doing here? Already? It's not even Thanksgiving yet!"Kelly O"Bitch! I'm sometimes on the scene, right after Halloween!!! So suck it! What newspaper did you say you work for, again?" "What do you think of Black Friday? Of capitalism?"...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In addition to the most toxic discourse I've ever seen, this week has also inspired some of the most breathtaking dumbness the internet has ever hosted. It's time for a Slog poll: Which of these things is the dumbest? 1. This Donald Trump tweet about...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I've written about the mighty Barabara Lynn a couple times in recent years; I showcased her sides, a killer dancer, "I Don't Want A Playboy" and the downer "This Is The Thanks I Get." Y'all, I gotta say I fucking LOVE her, like, every song she sang is...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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My recent scouting expedition inside the 1.3 million square feet of Alderwood Mall yielded precisely two objects intended to be original art. They are color photographs in black frames, in the hallway leading to the women's bathroom at Macy's. One features...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Off-Duty Santa Billy Joe James Pardon me for asking, but are you Santa Claus? Yes. My name is Billy Joe James. I live in Woodinville. I Santa for Arthur & Associates Photography. This is my twelfth year. [He's carving Santa Claus Christmas tree ornaments...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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You may be wondering why this week's entire issue takes place in a shopping mall 17 miles away from The Stranger's spiritual and physical home. It's a fair question. If you've looked at a newspaper, magazine, TV channel, or website in the past few hours,...
From: The Stranger | By: Sean Nelson | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Best Actor nominee Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side These were announced yesterday, when America was busy with other stuff, so allow me to direct you today to the full list of nominees for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The New Yorker's next cover is incredible. http://t.co/aCtcI2lilI pic.twitter.com/kLD9u1Aglz— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) November 26, 2014 I've seen a whole lot of commentary online about people who had to unfriend people over racist Facebook rants...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Click bait! My editors tell me you love it, and you can’t get enough of it! (Confidential to your grandma: “Click bait” is the term for online stories begging to be “clicked,” usually accompanied with sensational headlines, such as “The Top...
From: The Stranger | By: Wm. Steven Humphrey | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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It looks like Canada's Bill Cosby could be going to jail: Canadian broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and formally charged with four counts of sexual assault, Toronto police announced on Wednesday. He has also been charged with one count of...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Public debt is bad? We are mercilessly eating the future of our children? We must reign in spending right now or else the worst ever will happen? We need in power those who are committed to fiscal responsibility? According to Bloomberg, however, the...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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City of SeattleCouncil Member Sally Clark was in a collision with a bicyclist in 2012. The incident has now become the subject of a $2.5 million claim against the City of Seattle. About Council Member Sally Clark's collision with a bicyclist: "Seattle...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Cienna MadridThe scene of the alleged crime in Occidental Park. When Seattle police officers arrived at McCoy's Firehouse in Pioneer Square on March 15, the suspect they were looking for was a stereotypical boogeyman in American society: A black man...
From: The Stranger | By: Cienna Madrid | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Inside the Secret World of a Mall Preparing for Black Friday by Eli Sanders [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Inside the Super-Regulated World of the Mall Kiosk Attendant by Krishanu Ray "This should be its own genre," muses Malachi Raine. He's describing the experience of hearing two different piped-in soundtracks—one from the mall's speakers and the other...
From: The Stranger | By: Krishanu Ray | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Our Food Critic Ate Three Mall Meals in One Day and Felt... Proud? by Angela Garbes [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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How Stevie Wonder Helped Cure My Mother’s Cancer, Literally (Sorta), and Other Miracles by Larry Mizell Jr. If y’all don’t mind, I’d like to take this time and space to thank Mr. Stevland Morris—the world-famous entertainer known as Stevie...
From: The Stranger | By: Larry Mizell Jr. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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From: The Stranger | By: Alex Garland | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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1. If you missed it, here's the Brown family news conference on the Ferguson grand jury decision: 2. Tonight, ABC News will air an interview with Darren Wilson. George Stephanopoulos has already reported that Wilson says he has a clean conscience over...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Via David Roberts. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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ORIGINAL POST 11:26 AM: Two protests are happening right now in Seattle. One group of protesters are marching in the University District, and another are just gathering in the Central District. Eli Sanders is on the scene at Mt. Calvary Church in the...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Kelly OThis is one of the amazing photos that Kelly O took last night. Click on the photo to see the rest of them. Sometimes, following Yes You're Racist on Twitter can be very uncomfortable. (If you're not familiar with the conceit, it's a Twitter feed...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Michel Faber says he respects Christianity even though he finds it “preposterous and insubstantial.” You can feel a subconscious life seething beneath the narrative in Michel Faber's The Book of Strange New Things. This is a book of secrets, only...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Not long after Ferguson prosecutor Robert McCullough announced that Officer Darren Wilson will not face trial for fatally shooting the unarmed Michael Brown, rapper Killer Mike hit a St. Louis stage to perform with his duo Run the Jewels, and kicked...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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bkDesmond Gullette and Gina Ojeda I met Desmond Gullette and Gina Ojeda near the blockades the Seattle Police Department had set up around its precinct station on 12th and Pine in advance of the Ferguson solidarity demonstrations. We started talking...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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This is insane: The St. Louis County prosecutor's office said Monday afternoon that the grand jury deliberating whether to charge Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting had reached a decision and it would be announced...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Rena Schild / Shutterstock.comThe grand jury's decision is said to be coming at 6 p.m. If you're looking for up-to-date news from reporters on the ground in Ferguson, the L.A. Times is posting live updates (with some unfortunate auto-play ads running...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Cairo, Egypt psych-rock group the Invisible Hands are led by Alan Bishop, the former Seattle-based member of Sun City Girls and current co-boss of Sublime Frequencies, specialists of exposing far-flung, amazing music to Western ears. Bishop’s Egyptian...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Having been away from the online world for the past week, I didn't notice until just now that my question was featured (and answered) in this past week's column. I am so honored! I kind of want to show everyone I know... and absolutely no-one at the...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Dusty Lips are and amalgamation of the Dusty 45s and the Country Lips. And Eurodanceparty USA is comprised from members of "Balkan-inflected brass band Orkestar Zirkonium, the global-folk-pop duo the Lonely Coast, the Eastern European Jewish folk-punk...
From: The Stranger | By: Grant Brissey | Monday, November 24, 2014
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This morning, J.J. Abrams announced that the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will only be 88 seconds long. He also announced that it would be showing in select theaters this Friday. Then, Disney revealed that the trailer would be showing...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Fifteen years ago, give or take a week, I was riding the number 15 bus from Pioneer Square to Interbay and I caught the guy across the aisle checking me out. Being young and naive, I politely engaged in conversation with him, and it turned out that we...
From: The Stranger | By: Anonymous | Monday, November 24, 2014
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R. Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.comFerguson, Missouri, August 15. The New York Times has the news, though no time has yet been announced for the verdict. We reported on Seattle's plans for the grand jury decision last week and this morning. [ Comment...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Monday, November 24, 2014
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At Gorditos Healthy Mexican Food (213 N 85th St, 706-9352) in Greenwood, they serve something called the burrito grande ($9.30). It's not healthy. Well, that's not fair. It's a perfectly healthy meal if, like 99 percent of the population, you choose...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Carve Me Off a Chunk of White Meat If you live in the immediate future, then you already know that the new holiday show, “The Anita Goodmann Experience Turkey Sandwich” is prominently featured in the Homosexual Agenda that doesn’t come out till...
From: The Stranger | By: Adrian Ryan | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Saturday night/Sunday morning around 2am an attack occurred outside Sam’s Tavern at 11th Ave. and E Pike Street, sending a man named Lawrence to the ER for surgery. Crybaby Studio owner Leigh Stone gave an account: Some drunk dudes were basically trying...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Yesterday, President Obama said he thinks Hillary Clinton would be a "formidable candidate" if she decides to run for president in 2016, and that if she won, she would make "a great president." He also said he thinks the American people want a president...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, November 24, 2014
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I designed this graphic a week ago for the Seahawks because I knew this was going to happen. What’s more insufferable than, “I told you so?” Nothing. Try to think of something more insufferable. You failed. I told you so. Just to recap, I told...
From: The Stranger | By: Spike Friedman | Monday, November 24, 2014
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It's the headline of the day, it's all over my Twitter feed, and it's up on every news blog: Police: Woman Saying She's 'Ready For Ferguson' Shoots, Kills Self By Accident Here's TPM's writeup: St. Louis police were investigating an incident in which...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, November 24, 2014
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imagemaker/ShutterstockThe former GOP senator will soon be a former secretary of defense. "The first national security casualty of Obama’s midterm elections defeat": Defense secretary Chuck Hagel, whose firing/departure will be officially addressed...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Monday, November 24, 2014
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CM Genesee Park Off Leash Area: A dog thing you would't understand...The thing that is always astonishing to me is how calm even the busiest dog parks are. The dog clearly becomes another animal when it enters a space that's shared with other dogs. The...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Monday, November 24, 2014
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I hate to sound grim early on a Monday, but English newspaper, The Independent, reports the Monty Python song, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is the top song played at funerals in the UK; WAY TO GO, ERIC IDLE! Also, someone has been keeping...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Monday, November 24, 2014
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