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by Dan Savage I've been single now for a little over a year and a half, after getting out of a ten-year marriage. For most of this time I've been low-key FWB with a super hot and reasonably kind and communicative guy friend of mine. Now I've moved to...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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by Leilani Polk oscars.orgLast week's big awards show was the Grammys, this week, it's the Oscars. (And after that, we promise there aren't going to be any award shows for a while). While it's not a huge weekend for premieres, there are definitely some...
From: The Stranger | By: Leilani Polk | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Dan Savage Joe Newton I am a straight married man. My wife and I have a 4-year-old and a 3-month-old. We've just started having intercourse again. For Valentine's Day, we spent the night in a B&B while grandma watched the kids. We had edibles,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Thousands of Miles and Nine Time Zones Away... There's No Escaping the News from Home by Dan Savage I'm walking through Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on the last day of January, looking for someplace to get tea. I realize my dark-blue passport is still...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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by Dan Savage We can't let them build a four-story building in front of that four-story building! Capitol Hill Seattle reports... [Another] big real estate deal appears primed to remake part of the neighborhood. CHS has learned that property on a key...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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by Dan Savage Journalist Laurie Penny was embedded with Milo and his collection of lost boys just as the wheels came off his "Dangerous Faggot" tourbus. It's a long, furious, and furiously intelligent piece. Go read the whole thing. I wanted to respond...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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by Jessica Fu Craig Blankenhorn/HBO This week’s episode of Girls is the show at its most evocative. “American Bitch” is bottle episode directed by Richard Shepard, the same director who did both “One Man’s Trash” and “The Panic in Central...
From: The Stranger | By: Jessica Fu | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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by Leilani Polk The plot continues to thicken like some sort of swampy quicksand narrative that keeps pulling you deeper and deeper until it drowns you with foul and grainy sludge. Today, Politico revealed a leaked copy of the draft for the GOP's proposal...
From: The Stranger | By: Leilani Polk | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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by Charles Mudede A winning smile in the must-win movie Moonlight Moonlight—an indie film by a black director, Barry Jenkins, that examines the world and life of black and gay man, Chiron—is nominated for eight Oscars. This film is, in my opinion,...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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by Sydney Brownstone Matt Hickey, pictured above, violated multiple state consumer protection laws when he ran a decade-long fake porn scam. Jason Redmond If you never respond to a lawsuit that's been filed against you, the people suing you can win by...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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by Ana Sofia Knauf Aneelah Afzali, far right. Jack Storms In just four days, President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union address in Washington, DC. During his first month in office, Trump has expedited the Dakota Access Pipeline, revoked...
From: The Stranger | By: Ana Sofia Knauf | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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15 Oscar Watch Parties With Prizes, Cocktails, Popcorn, And Other Perks by Stranger Things To Do Staff The Oscars are this Sunday, February 26, at 5:30 pm PST. Whether you've watched all the nominees in preparation, you're interested in whether the not-so-white...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Bars where you can watch the Oscars with prizes, drinks, and other perks. by Stranger Things To Do Staff The Oscars are this Sunday, February 26, at 5:30 pm PST. Whether you've watched all the nominees in preparation, you're interested in whether the...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Dave Segal Timm Mason (bass) and Tim Alexander (drums); saxophonist Skerik is out of sight, in more ways than one. Dave Segal “Damn!” said a guy behind me in an awestruck tone at Sunset Tavern last night after local supergroup Sound Cipher finished...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Dan Savage NY Daily News: The White House ramped up its war with the press Friday afternoon, barring multiple outlets including the Daily News from getting to ask questions as it let in a select few for a briefing from Press Secretary Sean Spicer....
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, February 24, 2017
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The Week in Weed for February 24, 2017 by Amber Cortes Spicer: We're Coming for Weed Aaron P. Bernstein It was shaping up to be a pretty fun week in weed—a new drive-thru pot shop being proposed in Colorado, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg dropping pot...
From: The Stranger | By: Amber Cortes | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Dan Savage My girlfriend and I have been together almost three years and we've always had trouble sleeping together. Not intercourse, but restful sleep. We share a queen size bed on nights we spend together and neither one of us is blameless. We're...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Seattle events that won't cost more than $10 happening Feb 24-26, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Procrastinators, we have good news: Even if you didn't plan your weekend far in advance, there are still lots of cheap and easy entertainment options...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Marc Mohan The Red Turtle is the latest movie from Studio Ghibli, and if there’s one thing film critics are more tired of than that Inception trumpet blare, it’s explaining what Studio Ghibli is every time they release a movie. So look...
From: The Stranger | By: Marc Mohan | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Beatrice Leverett A Seattle Indivisible #ResistTrumpTuesday rally. Stan Raucher Ed Note: This guest editorial is from Beatrice Leverett, a longtime Seattle resident, fourth-year medical student at the UW School of Medicine, and member of local resistance...
From: The Stranger | By: Beatrice Leverett | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Corina Zappia Xôi bọc bánh tráng is a Vietnamese sweet sticky rice cake flavored with coconut. SUZI PRATT Sometimes I dream about sitting in a big tub of rice pudding. It just seems like a nice thing to do. I imagine the milk or coconut milk...
From: The Stranger | By: Corina Zappia | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Lester Black The weed farm Nate Gibbs owns is relying on the earth’s natural processes. Lester Black It only takes a moment for Nate Gibbs to find what he's looking for. He brushes aside a rotting orange rind and uses his fingers to pull back a...
From: The Stranger | By: Lester Black | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Andrew Wright No subject should be off-limits for filmmakers willing to take a plunge. The degree of difficulty, however, tends to increase sharply with the weightiness of the premise. Dark Night takes an extremely provocative topic—a seemingly...
From: The Stranger | By: Andrew Wright | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Charles Mudede White supremacist terrorism is not covered the same as Islamic terrorism. BRENDAN NG What you will not find in Trump's Twitter feed: Mention of the 51-year-old white man charged with the murder of a brown person in a triple shooting...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, February 24, 2017
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From: The Stranger | By: Callan Berry | Friday, February 24, 2017
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by Charles Mudede The state the White House hates. gmc3101/gettyimages.comWashington State On a Collision Course With the White House: And it will be a massive crash as the differences and disagreements between this state and that president are so numerous....
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Picks For Feb 23-25, From Oscar Nominees To Film Festivals by Stranger Things To Do Staff Before the 89th Academy Awards (and first-time host Jimmy Kimmel) honor the best films of 2016 on Sunday, head to the movies this weekend to see one of our critics'...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Ciara Dolan Weyes Blood plays Sunset Tavern with Fatal Jamz tomorrow night. Named after Southern Gothic novelist Flannery O’Connor’s book Wise Blood, Weyes Blood (aka Los Angeles musician Natalie Mering) plays anti-Americana that feels all too...
From: The Stranger | By: Ciara Dolan | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Ana Sofia Knauf This shit again. Courtesy of Doug Nellis Slog reader Doug Nellis noticed something strange when he went to take a ride in a nearby car2go: The Smart car had a neo-Nazi sticker slapped onto its bumper. The sticker appeared to have been...
From: The Stranger | By: Ana Sofia Knauf | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Heidi Groover Republican Dave Reichert held a Facebook Q&A instead of a town hall. Viewers reacted with emojis as they watched the live feed. KCTS Free from the annoyance of having to listen directly to the voters he works for, Republican Congressman...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Dan Savage Politico: White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that he expects states to see “greater enforcement” of the federal law against marijuana use, a move that would be at odds with a growing number of states’ decisions...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Charles Mudede The future of the factory in Sleep Dealer... Maya EntertainmentThe cinema of this millennium's first decade gave us three great science fiction films: District 9, Children of Men, and Sleep Dealer. The last two weren't box-office hits,...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Christopher Frizzelle Skyler Volpe, in her first national tour, does a good job singing the part of Mimi. Carol Rosegg I have a friend who's a millennial and who likes the movie version of Rent. I give him endless crap for it, so naturally he's the...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Eric D. Snider Get Out is a feature-length version of the not-quite-joking sentiment among African Americans that the suburbs, with their overwhelming whiteness and cultural homogeneity, are eerie twilight zones for Black people. Far from being a...
From: The Stranger | By: Eric D. Snider | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Katie Herzog This is a city that loves its public media. Nearly every cab driver around town seems to listen to All Things Considered on repeat, and in addition to KUOW and KEXP, we also have KNKX, the newly independent radio station that plays bird...
From: The Stranger | By: Katie Herzog | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Rich Smith Here at the Hear our Voice's Rally oursidw @davereichert's office in Issaquah. If you think there's not bike orgs here you're drunk. pic.twitter.com/VZhEoaTSBI— Rich Smith (@richsssmith) February 23, 2017 We're outside of GOP Congressman...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Events From Feb 23-March 4 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 28, and there are lots of opportunities to let the good times roll in the coming days—from a Cajun tasting menu at Tilth to free New Orleans-style music...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Sydney Brownstone "If [the White House] thinks they're going to jerk away the state's Medicaid money because we won't become mini-ICE agents, they're wrong," Inslee said. TVW After four weeks of chaotic, rapid-fire executive orders from the Trump...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Willie Fitzgerald CHLOE AFTEL We're only a month in, and already Donald Trump's presidency seems like something George Saunders would concoct: a regressive, hyper-capitalist fever dream in which language is hilariously corrupted, fairness is thrown...
From: The Stranger | By: Willie Fitzgerald | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Rich Smith "This could be us but you're scared," says 400 of Reichert's constituents who hosted an empty chair town hall in Cashmere, WA on Monday. Michael Nash In a little sit 'n' chat interview with KIRO, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-8) finally...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Upstream, the "SXSW for the PNW" music festival unveils a Seattle-heavy debut lineup. by Amber Cortes Upstream Music Fest + Summit Upstream Music Fest and Summit, the latest cultural offering from Seattle's favorite billionaire Paul Allen, has announced...
From: The Stranger | By: Amber Cortes | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Chase Burns All the world's a stage, and all the models are merely playaaaas. Acting! It's easy. All you have to do is cry, right? Well, Episode 12, And Action, teaches us that acting is actually, like, a lot more than crying and being pretty. Acting...
From: The Stranger | By: Chase Burns | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Sydney Brownstone Anti-trans activists are targeting Washington students like Myles Peña, pictured above. Come to a rally in Tacoma this Saturday to support trans students and their families. SB Washington Lawmakers Slam Trump's Attack on Trans Students:...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Dan Savage NYT: President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Rich Smith Episode 89 talks about the potential upcoming mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, Milo Yiannopoulos's bitter end/beginning, and constituents speaking up at town halls across the country. It was a dark week for liberty with a few...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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From Brazilian Carnaval at The Crocodile to The Great Royal Room Mardi Gras Celebration by Stranger Things To Do Staff
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Rob Brezsny PISCES (Feb 19–March 20): What would your best mother do in a situation like this? Please note that I'm not asking, "What would your mother do?" I'm not suggesting you call on the counsel of your actual mother. When I use the term "your...
From: The Stranger | By: Rob Brezsny | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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by Charles Mudede 2017! Another number. The Running ManThe Running Man was made in 1987 and is set in 2017. And how did this second-rate science-fiction movie picture the way things would be in the time we are now in? How does The Running Man's 2017...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue A bagel with smoked steelhead trout. Dunbar Room Unlike every other writer that reports on this brunch, I refuse to make the obligatory jazz puns. The brunch has live jazz, yes, but if you can't resist calling it "jazzy" or saying...
From: The Stranger | By: Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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by Ann Romano Ben Affleck: Trapped... like a Bat! ! GETTY / STUART C. WILSON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Welcome back to One Day at a Time, dears—where the news cycle has been dominated for months by a disliked dimwit charlatan who, impossibly, has amassed...
From: The Stranger | By: Ann Romano | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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