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.@Greenpeace climbing ninjas hanging from st johns bridge near cathedral park in #pdx impeding Fennica #ShellNo pic.twitter.com/TFwknCNH4I— Backbone Campaign (@backboneprog) July 29, 2015It goes without saying that a boon of living in a river/port...
From: The Stranger | By: Dirk VanderHart | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Built To Spill played Friday night on the main stage. Nate Gowdy Given that the festival ended 48 long hours ago this post about Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 may already qualify as nostalgia. We invite you to talk a laconic stroll through our scrapbook...
From: The Stranger | By: Sean Nelson & Dave Segal | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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A Brief Encounter with the One-of-a-Kind Writer Maggie Nelson by Rich Smith If you say "Maggie Nelson" to a certain group of literary people, they will get a faraway look in their eyes and start talking about how much her book Bluets changed their life,...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Since the implementation of a service charge, cooks at Renee Erickson's restaurants such as Barnacle have seen a 5 to 7 percent pay increase. Kelly O On May 4, chef Renee Erickson's company Sea Creatures (which owns and operates the Walrus and the Carpenter,...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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This is a very small moment in Julie Alpert's very large installation at Mad Art, Backdrop. JG Are Seattle artists happy about Seattle Art Fair, or resentful it's not really about them? That's what radio arts reporter Marcie Sillman asked me today on...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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"So, uh... when's lunch?" During the closing credits of Kyle Patrick Alvarez's The Stanford Prison Experiment, we see a glimpse of the broader perspective that the film itself declines to show. Essentially a straightforward reenactment of the famous...
From: The Stranger | By: Marjorie Skinner | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Scientists say what's happening in Puget Sound this year is "unprecedented." SB The scientists who gathered at the water's edge at the Shilsole Bay Marina this morning kept repeating themselves: This year is really, really strange. Water temperatures...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Nice one, Portland. But what does your victory against Shell say ABOUT US?. Dave Newman/Shutterstock Thirteen Greenpeace activists are currently dangling off the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, trying to block Shell's search for Arctic oil. This morning,...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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After 25-year-old Rob B Taylor was attacked in Georgetown this spring, Mayor Ed Murray convened a task force on anti-LGBTQ hate crimes. Courtesy of Rob B Taylor This spring, after a rise in hate crimes against LGBTQ people in the city, including an attack...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Last night, Bernie 2016 organized a nationwide rally to support the candidate's presidential run. The campaign estimates that 100,000 supporters from every state in the union turned out at roughly 3,500 meetings, all of which were happening simultaneously....
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Two performers seek shelter from the rain. Brooklyn Benjestorf It may have rained all weekend in Granite Falls, but that did nothing to dampen spirits at the first annual Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival. If anything, the gray skies only served...
From: The Stranger | By: Brooklyn Benjestorf | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The bridge was up around 7 a.m., but the Fennica went back to the dock.What's a multibillion-dollar energy giant to do when 13 mean activists in hammocks block its ship from pressing Arctic plunder? Ask the courts for help, apparently. After Shell Oil's...
From: The Stranger | By: Dirk VanderHart | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Endeavor One's Tom Doyle wants people to "feel the exhilaration of bounding through" some of the world's major cities. Endeavor One, a new Seattle-based virtual reality gaming company composed of AAA developers, has tapped local label Hush Hush to provide...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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joe newtonI have always wanted to have a girls-only sex party, but I'm not sure how I feel about actually organizing one. What's the etiquette if I do organize one myself? Do I need to provide the dildos for people's harnesses? Or just the condoms and...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The suitcase enjoying all of that room to itself is owned by the balding man. Charles MudedeDuring a recent light-rail trip between Columbia City and Beacon Hill, a certain individual gave his stylish suitcase the space of three seats, and as a consequence...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Some of the cast of Emboldened. Playwright and star Reginald Andrè Jackson reclines on the couch as legendary cornet player Buddy Bolden. Courtesy of Freehold Theatre Lab Before Louis Armstrong, before Jelly Roll Morton, there was Buddy Bolden—the...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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You can meet all of the tan, French pilots today at Westlake from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Mary Seton You hear those Blue Angels in the sky? Well, starting around 12:11 p.m. tomorrow, they will be joined by these guys. Try not to be alarmed. It won't mean...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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COURTESY OF DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY There's no law against bad art in New York. So you never know what you're going to get with an art fair, even when there are plenty of big New York galleries showing up. They might bring what's meh, or they might themselves...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Mayor Ed Murray: Taking marching orders from the Seattle Times and turning on his own affordable housing committee. Kelly O After More Than Ten Months of Process by An Affordable Housing Committee HE APPOINTED, and After Initially Supporting His Committee's...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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MAKING IT RAIN: Campaign finance reform Initiative 122, which will be on the fall ballot, seeks to give everyone in Seattle up to $100 in “democracy vouchers.” Opponents have a lot to say about the idea. Is any of it true? A couple weeks back, the...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Is this the Mayor of Seattle, or a Danny Westneat puppet? Kelly O Never mind what you may have thought. The Seattle Times, not Mayor Ed Murray, runs Seattle. The mayor sent out this pathetic press release this afternoon: Today Mayor Ed Murray issued...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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FESTA/SHUTTERSTOCKLEO (July 23–Aug 22): I expect you to be in a state of constant birth for the next three weeks. Awakening and activation will come naturally. Your drive to blossom and create may be irresistible, bordering on unruly. Does that sound...
From: The Stranger | By: Rob Brezsny | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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A few moments after Sam Dubose was shot in the head by officer Ray Tensing. UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI POLICE DEPT BODY CAM The events in Eric Weibel's police report (PDF) for the shooting death of Sam Dubose, a black American, are not the same as those...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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By gazing upon the paint-drying tedium of late-season Mariners baseball, we can see the illusions of modern life for what they are. alens / Shutterstock.com This Mariners season, which started with great hopes of great promise, is at this point, broadly...
From: The Stranger | By: Spike Friedman | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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A Curious Bestiary: Chimeras and Cryptozoology from American Print Makers BEAUVAIS LYONS/DAVIDSON GALLERIES Northwest Psychfest MUSIC July 30–Aug 1, Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) Three days of psychedelic music—a genre that has grown to include...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Let's meet in the morning so we can make a day of it. Like 9, 9:30. First of all, if you've never seen the 2001 cult classic film Wet Hot American Summer, then go watch it right this instant! Seriously, right now. I'll wait. (Are they gone? Good. UNNGGGH,...
From: The Stranger | By: Wm. Steven Humphrey | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Italian composer/vocalist Debora Petrina's oblique and sensual songwriting has won praise from David Byrne and Terry Riley. Seaprog 2015—the only Seattle-based festival dedicated to progressive rock—is gearing up for its third annual edition August...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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A 24-year-old Lakota mother of 2 died while in police custody. Now the family wants answers: http://t.co/nO2RCfs27H pic.twitter.com/i5uQHsRYPh— Simon Moya-Smith (@SimonMoyaSmith) July 28, 2015 Sarah Lee Circle Bear, a 24-year-old mother of a 1-year-old...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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I am a women who finds the occasional woman sexually attractive. It is a physical desire, not an emotional one, and sex for me has always been more of an emotional experience (I get clingy after sex and have no desire for an emotional relationship with...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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After a grand jury watched the video, they indicted officer Ray Tensing for murder. University of Cincinnati Police Dept Body Cam The body cam video showing the killing of Sam Dubose by a cop with the University of Cincinnati Police Department was released...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Charles Smith Wines Jet City: 32,000 square feet, two tasting rooms, and views of Mount Rainier and Boeing Field. Charles Smith Wines Now Open • As Tobias reported, winemaker Charles Smith just opened an impressive—and massive—urban winery called,...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The 32,000-square-foot facility was designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig. Courtesy of Charles Smith Wines The new Charles Smith Wine Jet City is a gargantuan venture—a sprawling, 32,000-square-foot winery with two tasting rooms and facilities to...
From: The Stranger | By: Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Lorena González Courtesy Lorena GonzálezLorena González used to work for Mayor Ed Murray, has the endorsement of former council wet blanket Sally Clark, and has received $700 from the reform-blocking dickbags in the police union, so we went into this...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Election Control Board | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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FEAT 2015 This installation by June Sekiguchi, Within Without, with projection by Spar Wilson, will be part of the exhibition at Galvanize this weekend of Artist Trust 2015 Fellows. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST Art Market, the Brooklyn-based company administering...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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City council candidate Jon Grant and incumbent Kshama Sawant are back with a trimmed down version of their housing plan, and now they've convinced other candidates to sign on. Ansel Herz A group of eight city council candidates running in seven different...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Cecil with his ladies in Hwange National Park. Paula French/www.shutterstock.comZimbabwe is in the news again. The spotlight last fell on the country when the flag of Rhodesia (its former name) was seen on a jacket worn by Dylann Storm Roof, the white...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Protesters packed into the Canadian consulate yesterday to protest the building of oil and gas pipelines through Northern British Columbia across what they say is sovereign First Nations land. Adam Ziemkowski Have You Heard About the Unist’ot’en?...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The art fair starts on Thursday, and is open to the public. You probably know about the Seattle Art Fair happening this weekend at CenturyLink Field, because there’s already an impressive buzz about it for an inaugural event. It’s open to everyone,...
From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The December 6 Black Lives Matter protest: An arrest that day could put a protester—and one cop’s history—on trial. alex garland On the afternoon of December 6, in the middle of a Black Lives Matter march through downtown Seattle, a young man named...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Bloomberg: Residents in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana should toke up while they still can, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” Christie, a Republican campaigning for the 2016...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Remember her? MONDAY, JULY 20 This week of radio triumph, cinema tragedy, and a judicial review of things done by butts kicked off with a plunge into history—specifically, those 79 hours in early June when American culture was dominated by Rachel Dolezal,...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Celebrating Five Years of Bloodlust at Pony, Plus: How Bitch Kraft Stays Fresh by Adrian Ryan WEDNESDAY 7/29 BLOODLUSTIVERSARY It's damn well high time we return our attention to Pony. Don't you agree? It is, after all, the Best Damn Gay Bar in Seattle™...
From: The Stranger | By: Adrian Ryan | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Real Seattle Art Fair Is Out of Sight—As International Art Dealers Flood the City, 100 Local Artists Grab the Mic by Jen Graves "It would be criminal," said Greg Lundgren, Seattle's go-gettingest artist/impresario/glass-tombstone-maker/art-bar-proprietor,...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Can Whitey Morgan Save Country Music from Nashville? Building a Bridge from Punk to Townes Van Zandt (with a Little Help from Spotify)TAGS: music by Joseph Schaefer Whenever you find yourself thinking, "I liked the country music my parents listened to....
From: The Stranger | By: Joseph Schaefer | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Nicki Minaj vs. MTV, the Plot to Kill Lil Wayne, and Other Rap Tabloid Distractions from More News of Killer Cops by Larry Mizell Jr. Word to Dennis Coles: I want you to have a good summer. Hopefully, among other things, a cop doesn't decide to kidnap...
From: The Stranger | By: Larry Mizell Jr. | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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At Marjorie, It's a Dinner Party Every Night of the Week by Angela Garbes Donna Moodie grew up the daughter of Jamaican immigrants in the predominantly black South Side of Chicago. Although there wasn't much space, their house was open to anyone—all...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Hilarity and Tragedy of I Am Chris FarleyRelated Film: I Am Chris Farley by Erik Henriksen Watching Chris Farley still feels weird. Everyone's favorite era of Saturday Night Live tends to be the one they grew up with, and for me, that was the SNL...
From: The Stranger | By: Erik Henriksen | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Hidden Reason Behind Seattle's Skyrocketing Housing Costs by Kathleen Richards Seattle is in the midst of a housing crisis. Politicians are arguing in public debates about rent control. Growth is booming, and rents are skyrocketing. More than 100,000...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathleen Richards | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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What The Matrix Tells Us About the Crisis in GreeceRelated by Charles Mudede In 2011, the economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis posted on his blog an essay, "The Trouble with Humans: Why is labour special and especially targeted...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Gay guy in my early 30s here. Last night, with my boyfriend's permission, I engaged in a kinky hookup/play party with some guys from a kink site. It was amazing! I honestly feel like a new man; I got to explore a part of me I hadn't enjoyed in a while....
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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