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Ansel HerzPATTY MURRAY Has been a badass from the very beginning—and is now trying to roll back the Hobby Lobby decision and its assault on women's rights.Let's get one thing clear in the face of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, says Senator...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Irafael/ShutterstockAs children fleeing violence in Latin America stream over the border by the thousands, the Los Angeles Times reports: Immigrant advocacy groups sued the federal government on Wednesday for what they say is a failure to provide legal...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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GREP HOAXThis photograph of Patricia Lockwood was not taken last night, but it's way better than my blurry cell phone pictures, so for the sake of this Slog post you should just swap the tree in the background out with Elliott Bay's reading room. You...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, July 11, 2014
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I reported a bit ago on Senator Patty Murray's proposed bill that would reverse some of the awfulness of the Hobby Lobby ruling by saying, simply, that for-profit corporations can't deny health care benefits to their employees. It's being called the...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Courtesy of Scott JonesRIP, Francis Michael “Midnight Mike’’ McEnerney, "the mad, knife-wielding professor of skid row ." Earlier this week, Midnight Mike, a longtime affiliate of the Lusty Lady peepshows and legend of old Seattle, passed away....
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Friday, July 11, 2014
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…in 1972. His name is Jim Gaylord, he'd done nothing wrong, and in fact what got him into trouble was something we would all agree was the right thing to do. He listened and tried to be supportive to a gay student who was on the verge of committing...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Friday, July 11, 2014
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GLITTERBANG Glitterbang's neon-green electropop scatters roses on the dance floor. Songs off their album Occasionally, Love Is War are emotive, sexed, disco-teched, and dreaming. Joey Veneziani and Nicki Boedigheimer have become Seattle's preeminent...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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THe StrangerWESTWARD You cannot argue with the greatness of this. Westward on Lake Union Westward's interior looks like Wes Anderson designed it, which might be a bit much for some people—the diorama-fantasia shaped like a ship behind the bar is really,...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW'S FLOWERY SHOEGAZE (Crocodile) When it’s done right, shoegaze rock can elevate you to some of the loftiest, most blissful mind states to which humans have access. Philadelphia group A Sunny Day in Glasgow frequently have achieved...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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This weekend pop punk criminals Masked Intruder are in town—they're playing El Corazon tomorrow night—so I asked them to make a crime-ridden playlist exclusively for Slog! The band chose some of their favorite songs about breaking the law, including...
From: The Stranger | By: Megan Seling | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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World-class reissue label Light in the Attic moved into a large warehouse last year, which can double as a live venue. Now it presents the inaugural Summer Spectacular. The lineup features Black Angels singer Alex Maas playing solo, badass pianist Overton...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Where better to celebrate the 119th birthday of noted American genius/misfit/geodesic-dome-fetishist Buckminster Fuller than at Ada’s Technical Books? Many of Fuller’s ideas may never have hit the mainstream—I want my Dymaxion house, damnit—but...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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aguaverde.comLet's talk about the view—but not this view. Agua Verde on Portage Bay Let's talk about the view. Not the view of the canal connecting Lake Washington to Lake Union, or the sunshine twinkling on the cyan waves of Portage Bay. Not the leafy...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Staff | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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An event that shows why the world needs more Bucky and his geodesic domes by Paul Constant Where better to celebrate the 119th birthday of noted American genius/misfit/geodesic-dome-fetishist Buckminster Fuller than at Ada’s Technical Books? Many of...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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A warehouse of beats, singers, records, and food to eat by Dave Segal World-class reissue label Light in the Attic moved into a large warehouse last year, which can double as a live venue. Now it presents the inaugural Summer Spectacular. The lineup...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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It's Too Motherfucking Hot: Here's how to survive 90-degree temperatures in Seattle. Reefer Madness: Slog went crazy for legal pot this week! Here's where you can smoke. Here's what the pot packages look like, although they need a little work. Here's...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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20th Century FoxCaesar: badass with a heart I went to see 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes out of curiosity more than anything else. I'd never heard of the director, but he'd assembled a solid cast, so I thought, "What the hell" (I was also fond...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathy Fennessy | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Ryu KasaiCLAUDE YOUNG High & Tight aren't the most prolific promotional crew in the city, but they may be the most consistent with high-caliber bookings. H&T score another coup with Detroit techno DJ/producer Claude Young. Back in 1996, Young...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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The Top 5 Reasons to Enjoy LARVETSI-5 highway travel between Cali and Seattle, you need snacks. You’re bored of trail mix. Bugles are solid and tempting, but they’re sort of crack rock. And 3 Musketeers? No, especially with sun beating through the...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Rob Where: AQUA by El Gaucho Buy Him A Shot Of: Cheap whiskey—usually Jim Beam—and a Miller High Life. Ask Him To Make You A: Manhattan, or you could mix it up. “I like it when people give me components that they want...
From: The Stranger | By: Brooklyn Benjestorf | Friday, July 11, 2014
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The Top 5 Reasons to Enjoy LARVETSI-5 highway travel between Cali and Seattle, you need snacks. You’re bored of trail mix. Bugles are solid and tempting, but they’re sort of crack rock. And 3 Musketeers? No, especially with sun beating through the...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Friday, July 11, 2014
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THE FABULOUS DOWNEY BROTHERS From modest beginnings as a sidewalk sale 32 years ago, the West Seattle Summer Fest has grown into a full-fledged fam-friendly happening with three days of music, art, beer, food, and face painting (so essential)—all in...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Um, I don't want to brag or anything, but... Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Go's Taught Me How to Be Punk http://t.co/fb4A04smCg via @mseling LOVE THIS— Belinda Carlisle (@belindaofficial) July 11, 2014 !!! <3 *starry eyed emoji* <3 !!! [ Comment...
From: The Stranger | By: Megan Seling | Friday, July 11, 2014
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The hugely gifted bassist Charlie Haden, who played a key role in Ornette Coleman's pioneering free-jazz groups and had a long, fruitful run with pianist Keith Jarrett in the '60s and '70s, has died after a prolonged illness. He was 76. Besides his involvement...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Friday, July 11, 2014
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What do some @SeattlePD officers think of @CityAttyPeteH buying legal marijuana? This was posted at the West Precinct pic.twitter.com/UFKldv4PZ7— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) July 10, 2014 On Thursday, KIRO Radio's Brand Kruse ran this story about the city...
From: The Stranger | By: Dominic Holden | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Since the news broke that Amazon is trying to get permission to test its drone fleet in Seattle, I've been spending some time reading comments on various reports, to see what the reaction is. There are a few distinct categories of commenters: The luddites,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, July 11, 2014
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THE EASTERN-INFLUENCED PSYCH OF PETER MATTHEW BAUER (Barboza) Many critics loved erudite New York indie-rock band the Walkmen, but not this one. Sonically speaking, they struck me as one of the blandest acts of the ’00s. I saw them perform once in...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Ermahgerd, ermahgerd... Check out this sneak peek of a new cabaret style theater piece called "Ms. Pak-Man: Multiple Lives!" to be performed at Re-Bar on September 4th, 5th, and 6th. If the performance is even half as funny as this frickin' video, it's...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Kelly OMadison Beach sounds pretty good right about now. It's going to be hotter than Hades in Seattle this weekend—the National Weather Service is shouting out an EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH—and we Pacific Northwest natives are already TOO HOT and VERY...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Friday, July 11, 2014
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It takes a while to get going, but this "review" really builds to something quite special. (The weird thing is, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is actually pretty good.) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Fourteen years ago, the world met Michael Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay, a sprawling novel about two Jewish cousins in 1940—one a nervous New Yorker, the other a magician who fled Nazi-occupied Prague—and their rise to comic-book glory. The novel...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Friday, July 11, 2014
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We need more Maureen Taylors to call TV reporters on their sensational bullshit. Check the MSNBC anchor's eyebrows at the 3:36 mark: I cannot find any evidence, including from reporter Hank Winchester or his station WDIV, to back up his assertion that...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Megan SelingBossy toothpaste.Yesterday, while picking up some allergy medicine and cat litter, some toothpaste started telling me how to live my life. It told me to "be dynamic" and "be inspired," which inspired me to dynamically tell that toothpaste...
From: The Stranger | By: Megan Seling | Friday, July 11, 2014
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I don't use rideshare apps, so someone will have to enlighten me. Is this the Uber of parking, the Lyft of parking, or the Google Plus of parking? MonkeyParking, an app that lets people bid on public parking spaces, said Thursday it will suspend its...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Yesterday, we learned that Todd Akin retracted his apology for his dumbass comments about legitimate rape. Today, Politico has run a collection of quotes from Republicans trying to distance themselves from zombie Todd Akin and his stupid, stupid beliefs:...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, July 11, 2014
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A play based on the Moby-Dick of the McSweeney’s generation by Brendan Kiley Fourteen years ago, the world met Michael Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay, a sprawling novel about two Jewish cousins in 1940—one a nervous New Yorker, the other a magician...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Look, it's an ape riding a horse. If that doesn't get your attention, I don't know what to tell you. You can count me among the thousands of people who were astonished to discover that 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes was actually a good movie....
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, July 11, 2014
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The man who is alleged to have killed the these people (two adults and four children—one of the adults was his ex-wife) is also said to have history of domestic abuse and had a "protective order against him."Utah police said Melannie Haskell [ex-wife...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Harry Hu/ShutterstockDIRECTING TRAFFIC So fun you'd break the law to do it? Middle East Update: Gaza death toll tops 100, Lebanon gets in on the action. Cured/Not Cured: "A baby girl in the US born with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Friday, July 11, 2014
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In case you missed the news, this is gonna be a year unlike any other in the last eight: It’s the first time since 2006 there won’t be an Eyman anti-tax, anti-spending or anti-mass-transit measure helping drive the state’s politics. It's looking...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Friday, July 11, 2014
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In other news... If you Google "Claiborne Richardson," the first result is now @fakedansavage's post "Claiborne Richardson Wants Pictures of a Kid's Cock."— Ari Cohn (@AriCohn) July 11, 2014 Proof here. The second part of the conversation about teens,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Eli SandersDRONES OVER SEATTLE: Is this about to become an everyday sight? NBC News says: Amazon has officially requested that the FAA allow the company to test drone-based package delivery in its own backyard. In a letter published at Regulations.gov,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Behind the World Cup: Arcade Journal, the only architectural magazine in the Pacific Northwest (that is not a good thing), has just posted an excellent essay called "The Limits of Favela Chic." It is by Lisa Sturdivant, a young and Seattle-based urban...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, July 11, 2014
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If you're looking to fill some gaps in your burgeoning collection of Ennio Morricone soundtracks (and who isn't?), you'll now have a better chance of scoring the master musician's Veruschka (1971), Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene (1970), and...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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COURTESY MKNZ'HARD KNOCKS' AT CAIRO It's a group show including the artist MKNZ, who made this poster. Go to Cairo to see Hard Knocks. While you're down there on Mercer and Summit, you may as well stop at the art show at Summit Inn after that. (An art...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Look, you probably owned a Limp Bizkit CD. Maybe you were thirteen and your ears were blinded by hormones and angst; or maybe your little brother's friend left a copy in the backseat of your Corolla, so you just held on to it in case he wanted it back,...
From: The Stranger | By: Todd Hamm | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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On the 4th of July, Majority Report posted a video titled "The Insane Things Said at the 1st Annual Men's Rights Conference." In the video, Majority Report contributor/comedian/hilarious Twitter user Matt Binder calls out the men's rights movement for...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Associated Press: Police in Virginia on Thursday backed off efforts to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old to prove a sexting case against him. Police and prosecutors faced a wave of criticism following news media reports that they had obtained...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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I am on vacation. Please enjoy this golden oldie from October 31, 2012. I have a problem with a guy I like and his porn habits. I know you've answered a lot of questions about porn, but I don't think you've answered one like mine. The problem is I used...
From: The Stranger | By: Nancy Hartunian | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Gizmodo clued me in to the existence of the Swash, a kind of home-dry-cleaning device. It's a very tall, very thin chamber that freshens up your clothing, one piece at a time. It will apparently cost $500, but the catch is that you'll need special dry-cleaning...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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