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I'm a 31 year old hetero male and I've been with my wife for about 9 years, married for 4. We recently made a mutually driven decision to become poly and have been growing into this for about two months. So far so good. In my younger years I had an easy...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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DJ Zach plays to that huge room known as "Seattle." Yesterday on Slog, we reported about Subtronic, the latest electronic-music show to air on KNDD The End (107.7 FM). (KNDD used to broadcast a similar-themed program called Ultrasound.) In that post,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Life is pain, even in the gorgeous French Alps. What starts as a perfect family vacation—one spent skiing pristine mountains, chatting in restaurants, laughing with friends—goes hideously awry in Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund's darkly hilarious and/or...
From: The Stranger | By: Erik Henriksen | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Whiplash is so great that I cannot convey the greatness of it in a single still image from the film. This has been a spectacular autumn for dark films. We've seen a few movies with a family-unfriendly vibe gain a remarkably large audience. Nightcrawler...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(The Seattle Public Library is hosting a write-in on Monday, November 24th from 5 to 8 pm. Gabriela Frank will be on hand to answer questions, offer writing advice, or talk about her experiences as a public novelist. The event is free. Find the rest...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Orhan Cam / Shutterstock.comBy this time next year, these streets will be overflowing with shit. It's been a rough month for the relationship between the three branches of government. The Supreme Court announced that they're closing in on Obamacare....
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, November 21, 2014
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CMThis is what an actual economics degree looks like.Another bad consequence of the long reign of neoclassical economics is that so much intellectual energy (in the form of mathematics) has been wasted in challenging its key (and obviously ridiculous)...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Northfoto / Shutterstock.comA KING 5 investigation shows "there are few consequences for banks that fail to comply" with Washington's Foreclosure Fairness Act. Banks Get Away With "Bad Faith" Negotiations: An investigation by KING 5 finds that under...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Dig this fast-paced, Farfisa-led, kinda sad, garage track; it's interesting to hear the guitarist using feedback efficiently for fills, 'cause guitar feedback in 1967 was pretty uncommon to hear on any record that hoped to make the radio. Hailing from...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Today the University of Washington is scheduled to receive a collection of unique instruments created by avant-garde composer/inventor Harry Partch from 1930 to 1974 (the year of Partch's death). They will be stored near the percussion studios at Meany...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Ansel HerzThe second of HALA's public meetings, held last night at the Garfield Community Center. People give a shit about Seattle's affordability crisis. Enough to pack a room and talk housing data with city officials on a cold Thursday evening after...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Kelly O If someone accuses you of something pretty nasty, is it better to ignore it—or should you retaliate? And what if your retaliation comes in the form of t-shirt? Read more! >>>...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Friday, November 21, 2014
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This is really something: A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Music festivals are a nightmare. They're the big-box retailers of culture, designed to accommodate teeming hordes of wasted twentysomethings in Native American headdresses who wanna party first and listen to music second. But, as anyone who has been...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Yay! It's another installment of Jimmy Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" in which celebrities (like Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears, Lena Dunham, and more) read the meanest, stupidest—though sometimes cleverest—tweets about them. Pay strict attention to Chloë...
From: The Stranger | By: Wm. Steven Humphrey | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Senator Rand Paul, ever the sensitive thinker on matters of race, has compared President Obama's plan to offer citizenship to nearly five million immigrants with America's World War II-era Japanese internment camps. Watch this video and pass it around:...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, November 21, 2014
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As the Dude abiding in The Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges bowls against the jumpsuit-clad antagonist, Jesus Quintana. When Jesus says, "We're gonna fuck you up," Bridges replies, "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." It's a line that...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Evan Bush at the Seattle Times writes: "Sam Burke hopes to open a marijuana store at 15th Avenue and East Republican Street in Capitol Hill. The proposed store would replace a veterinary clinic next to the Hopvine Pub and across the street from Caffe...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The sun is down and the glow of the computer is up for me to interview two legendary electronic artists via Skype. For 20 years, I've heard about them and read about them, but I've almost never been able to find their works—until I walked down the...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Chris Ladd writes the GOPLifer blog at the Houston Chronicle and he believes the 2014 midterms were a complete disaster for one of our political parties—and it's the Democratic party. Yes, Republicans took the Senate and some governors' mansions and...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Randy Miramontez/ShutterstockA dozen-plus rape accusers say the darnedest things. In last week's Last Days: The Week in Review, words about the Bill Cosby rape allegations (and the 77-year-old comic's bizarre responses to said allegations) filled the...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Friday, November 21, 2014
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ICYMI: The full text is here. The pants-shitting meltdown is here. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Washington State PatrolThe driver of this 1976 Toyota pickup was killed after his vehicle rolled over several times and slammed into a fence three miles from Issaquah. There Were at Least Three Car Crashes Last Night, Two of Which Were Fatal and One...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Callan Berry Callan Berry [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Callan Berry | Friday, November 21, 2014
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I hope you will take the time to read this. I have some suggestions that I doubt you will take seriously, along with some very important questions and comments: 1. I thought of a term that you might popularize: "Vanilla Cupcake," to describe an especially...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, November 21, 2014
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According to the Rap Dictionary, "[t]he term 'Fuck Boy' originates from Atlanta, GA. It is used to mean a weak man who can't get right." The Online Slang Dictionary defines a fuck boy as "a male who tries to be something that he knows nothing about."...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Friday, November 21, 2014
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City of Seattle It's been three weeks since Mayor Ed Murray shouted at Anna Minard (*sniff* miss ya, dude) about gender pay equity. Don't remember what exactly set the mayor off? It was Anna's reporting on his budget proposal, which didn't include any...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Friday, November 21, 2014
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4:50 PM If Ted Cruz is right, President Obama will declare himself monarch of America in about ten minutes. Exciting! You can watch Obama's speech right here: We already know that what Obama will propose tonight will potentially protect more than four...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, November 21, 2014
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"Anybody know what QUEFF-FING is?" I love these ladies and this video. Smoke it, up G-Mas! Also, a related bonus picture of my Aunt Roach, after the jump... Cover Photo by Kelly O [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Friday, November 21, 2014
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On November 15, KNDD (107.7 The End) debuted its EDM-oriented radio show Subtronic. Hosted by DJ Zach, Subtronic airs every Saturday from 10 pm to midnight. It departs from The End’s usual alternative rock™ playlist with an emphasis on big-name electronic-music...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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It feels vulgar and wrong to just lay out up-and-down judgments of movies like this, but I guess in a world where people quote Rotten Tomatoes aggregate scores to each other like they’re scientific facts, it’s not so bad by comparison. Let me tell...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Motown great Jimmy Ruffin passed away Monday, November 17. He was 78. There has been no official cause of death yet listed, but he had been in ICU, perhaps with pneumonia, in a Las Vegas hospital since October. Ruffin was born in Collinsville, Mississippi,...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Welcome to the first—and hopefully the last—installment of HRC Co-Founder Watch. Willamette Week via Joe My God: Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Terry Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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In this video, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is the first Democrat to announce the formation of an exploratory committee in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination: And oh my God it's just so boring. In very broad language, Webb promises to...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Near the dawn of the '80s, Sugar Hill Records chief Sylvia Robinson was trying desperately to sign a rap group, but she couldn't find any that were interested in actually going into the studio—until then, rap had been a strictly live phenomenon, existing...
From: The Stranger | By: Larry Mizell Jr. | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Choreographer Tere O'Connor doesn't want to tell you a goddamn story. Unlike in traditional ballets or more contemporary dance polemics, he doesn't afford his audiences the safety net of preordained plots or moods. His choreography is not trying to communicate...
From: The Stranger | By: Melody Datz Hansen | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The re-refurbished Cinerama is a marvel, inside and out. "I have seen things you people wouldn't believe," says replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, which screened at the Cinerama in 1982. Thirty-two years later, I can say something similar about my...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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American Spirit / Shutterstock.comBy Ted Cruz's logic, Ronald Reagan is "lawless," "defiant," and "angry." Tonight at 5 pm Seattle time, President Obama will announce his plan to fix "our broken immigration system" through executive orders. (I'll be...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Everett Collection/ShutterstockThe ridiculously gifted writer, performer, filmmaker, and producer was a perennial force for artistic good. Eli mentioned it in The Morning News but it deserves a follow-up: Mike Nichols—Emmy-, Tony-, and Oscar-winning...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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"> The paper of record has released the latest in its series of Google Maps-sponsored 36 Hours In... travel videos for a city, and Seattle winds up looking a lot like all the other cities in the series (Nashville, Glasgow, Nice, Madrid). This probably...
From: The Stranger | By: Sean Nelson | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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CMThe machine orders the buyer to work.What do self-checkout machines tell the worker in a supermarket? What is their ultimate message? The answer can be found in a lecture, "Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism," delivered just over a...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Working WashingtonSocrates Bravo, left, and Kadra Osman, right, were arrested yesterday along with Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant and one other person. They were part of a protest aimed at getting $15 an hour for SeaTac Airport workers. About...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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James Yamasaki We often don't know who gets them, why they were created, and what we get in return. Why is Olympia keeping this secret? Continue reading »...
From: The Stranger | By: Darwin BondGraham | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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BREAKING: Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant has just been arrested in @AlaskaAir protest: pic.twitter.com/f7xn0fg1vQ— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) November 20, 2014 Saying Alaska Airlines is trying to "block the $15/hour minimum wage" from being...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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I am a bisexual male in my early twenties who until recently was in the closet. I have been exploring my sexuality for only the past year or so and I didn't want to label myself and open Pandora's box of oppression in the American south before I knew...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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FESTA/Shutterstock SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21): Many people use the terms "cement" and "concrete" interchangeably, but they are not the same. Cement is powdery stuff that's composed of limestone, gypsum, clay with aluminosilicate, and other ingredients....
From: The Stranger | By: Rob Brezsny | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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You know why? 'Cause Kill Rock Stars just this week re-released Bratmobile's Pottymouth on bright-pink vinyl. The first pressing in more than 10 years! F$%CK YOU! What's so cool about being cool? We're not in junior high school! Rather be dead than cool....
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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News from Woodland Park Zoo: Woodland Park Zoo announced today that it will phase out its on-site elephant program and continue to move forward with its mission of saving animals and their habitats through conservation leadership. “We remain committed...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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As you undoubtedly know, I maintain very strict Thanksgiving traditions, and they are as follows: sleep until 2 p.m. Drain the remaining liquor bottles in my cabinet and howl, "Closing liquor stores for Thanksgiving is NOT what our forefathers intended!!"...
From: The Stranger | By: Wm. Steven Humphrey | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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As everyone who plays even the smallest part in modern society on earth is painfully aware, Disney's Frozen has made more money than has even been invented yet, both in box office and branding. From the New York Times Magazine:Disney said earlier this...
From: The Stranger | By: Erik Henriksen | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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