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by Ned Lannamann Throoooones! Last night’s episode was as thrilling and heartbreaking as the HBO show has ever been in all of its five-and-a-half seasons. That didn’t make last night's final scene any easier to watch, mind you. But we all knew what...
From: The Stranger | By: Ned Lannamann | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Crypticon, Lindy West, Rain Fest, And More Picks For May 23-29 by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our arts critics have recommended the best events in every genre—from literary talks (including New Yorker staff writer William Finnegan and...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Eight pot delivery couriers face charges after a sting operation in April. Gavel / Shutterstock.com Satterberg Changes Tune on Pot Delivery Prosecutions In the wake of Seattle’s recent crackdown on illegal pot delivery services,...
From: The Stranger | By: Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Campy Draper JoJo brings light to a world of darkness. I assume. Courtesy of ABC Since the last season of The Bachelor ended back in March, an empty stretch of time has loomed over me. An era of darkness wherein no love, excitement, or spectacle existed....
From: The Stranger | By: Campy Draper | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Dan Savage A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on May 23, 2016 at 8:27am PDT Josh Marshall implores journalists to do their jobs: With Trump again making rape accusations against his opponents husband, it's really incumbent on reporters...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Eli Sanders Beloved by racists, sexists, and anti-Semites! Windover Way Photography / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump's candidacy isn't just emboldening ugly expressions of racism and sexism. NYTimes reporter @jonathanweisman is retweeting antisemitic...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Jen Graves Model of a cluster bomb used in Vietnam War. Matyas Rehak/Shutterstock The Vietnam War was a photographic war. In 1972, John Berger wrote that the "Photographs of Agony" that came out of it were so shocking that they were "utterly discontinuous...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Sydney Brownstone Meanwhile, the US House of Representatives only wants to fund Zika control if it can take away funding from the emergency Ebola response. Tommyphongphan/Shutterstock They now have to wait three weeks to find out whether the virus...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Monday, May 23, 2016
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50 Places in Seattle That You're Taking for Granted by edited by Rich Smith You're devastated when your favorite bars, shops, and restaurants close. We know because we've read your 10-paragraph Facebook eulogies about how "necessary" and "vital" and...
From: The Stranger | By: edited by Rich Smith | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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SIFF Films You Can See by Light Rail by Charles Mudede This year's Seattle International Film Festival has three theaters (SIFF Cinema Egyptian, Pacific Place, and Ark Lodge) that are easily accessible from Link stations (Capitol Hill, Westlake, and...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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X-Men Apocalypse Plays Catch-Up by Bobby Roberts It's never really stopped being 2003 in the X-Universe. Even as the X-Men films skipped across timelines in decade-long leaps, they've carried with them the same faint air of apology—a low-level hum...
From: The Stranger | By: Bobby Roberts | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The Church That's Helping Fund I-1515 Tells Evangelical Christians "It Ain't Over" by Sydney Brownstone "It ain't over," Pastor Jay Smith told his congregation at a recent Sunday morning service at the Cedar Park Church in Bothell. Smith, a smiling,...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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We Saw You Taking a Selfie in the Street, Arguing About Fashion at a Dairy Queen, and Being Bloodshot Outside the Beyoncé Show by Stranger Staff THE STATE ON YOUR LEG There it was, the state of Washington. It rose from your black boot in much the same...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Staff | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Proposal to Allow Bans on Pot Shops in Alcohol Impact Areas Is a Ridiculously Bad Idea by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Senator Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) recently added another bill to his already impressive list of idiotic, regressive policy ideas: allowing...
From: The Stranger | By: Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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2016 Stranger Genius Award Nominee Barbara Earl Thomas by Jen Graves Drawer, painter, and sculptor Barbara Earl Thomas was the first artist we told this year that she'd been nominated for a Stranger Genius Award. Here's her reaction, photographed outside...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Campy Draper Most of these dudes will be dead before the year is out. Courtesy of ABC Hello Bach-fam! Can I call you that? No? Well after watching The Bachelor with me last season my wife has decided to go hang at her friend’s house to watch The...
From: The Stranger | By: Campy Draper | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59am (PT) on Tuesday, May 31st Three lucky winners will each receive a pair of weekend passes the the 2016 Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show, June 3rd-5th at the Tacoma Convention Center. Enter HERE. [ Comment...
From: The Stranger | By: Taffy Marler | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Jen Graves The unsinkable Susie Lee, artist and CEO of Siren. Look, starting your own company is grueling. Starting your own tech company as a woman—gruelinger. Now imagine you're a woman and an artist with no business background, and your app wants...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Stranger Election Control Board There's an election today? Why yes, there's an election today! Sean Nelson The Republican presidential nominee is already a foregone conclusion and the Washington State Democrats already used the March 26 caucuses to...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Election Control Board | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Dave Segal Ahleuchatistas explode your notions of what a guitarist and a drummer can do. Dave Segal For too long, the guitar-drummer duo format’s been defined by garage-rock-turned-dad-rock outfits like the White Stripes and the Black Keys....
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Rich Smith Kevin Lin as Lin Bo, a conceptual artist who may or may not be who he says he is. John Ulman When you walk into the lobby of the Bathhouse Theater to see Caught, which is something you're going to want to do, you'll see art curated by Xiong...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Charles Mudede The reign of Courtney Sheehan at Northwest Film Forum has began. Julio RamírezEight or so months after the departure of Lyall Bush, the Northwest Film Forum has a new executive director. It is Courtney Sheehan, who has been with the...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Ansel Herz The city's Youth Voice Youth Choice program on Instagram, too. Seattle.gov City Council Member Tim Burgess:Last year the City launched a youth-focused participatory budgeting process, where Seattle youth will get to choose exactly how to...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Wm. Steven Humphrey Some exciting news for screen lovers from the Netflix blog: From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar. What does this mean for you? Probably...
From: The Stranger | By: Wm. Steven Humphrey | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Ana Sofia Knauf In case you've been plugging your ears and doing your best to ignore all things Election 2016 (and really, who could blame you?), Washington state's presidential primary ballots are due today. After all, this dumb primary costs state...
From: The Stranger | By: Ana Sofia Knauf | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Rich Smith "Is that guy a writer? Get 'em out a 'eeeeeere. I've written books, best sellers actually. And you know what? They were terrific. Not like these lightweights." Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com Have you ever wanted to be on a longlist...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Sean Nelson See also: fire Julia Karo/Shutterstock Jody Rosen, one of my favorite writers about anything, has written a very good piece about the rise of the word "everything." You ought to read it, if you are into reading smart, funny things about...
From: The Stranger | By: Sean Nelson | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Sydney Brownstone What the hell is going on in the City of SeaTac? cdrin / Shutterstock.com Former SeaTac City Manager Wanted to Create a "Tactical Map" of the City's Muslims: Donny Payne, a military vet and former Seattle police officer with no prior...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Heidi Groover Is two weeks enough time to relocate all 200-400 people living in the homeless encampment known as the Jungle? City of Seattle Less than a week after Mayor Ed Murray's administration announced their plan to sweep the large homeless encampment...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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by Christopher Frizzelle "Another debate? With Bernie? Hosted by Fox News? Uh... I'm good." a katz / Shutterstock.com "Hell no" is not an actual quote. Nor is "I'm good." The actual statement from camp Clinton, just released, says: We have declined Fox...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Dan Savage Originally posted on December 24, 2014. I am a straight male who has never been in a romantic relationship. I am not a virgin, but every romantic relationship I've tried to pursue has ended in disaster. A few things you should know about...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Dave Segal The new Julie Ruin single pulsates with exuberant menace. Shervin Lainez The Julie Ruin released a gripping new single today titled "I Decide," the first off their forthcoming Hit Reset album (out July 8 on Seattle's Hardly Art Records)....
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Christopher Frizzelle A few more details about this live-action Beauty and the Beast below. • Emma Watson will be playing Belle. • Lucas Wilson will be playing Gaston. Here is a video of him saying, "I eat five dozen eggs every morning....
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Matt Baume "Thanks, morons!" lev radin / Shutterstock.com Climate change is real — but only when it provides a convenient reason for protecting the business interests of Donald Trump. Here's the backstory: in 2014, Trump acquired a golf course...
From: The Stranger | By: Matt Baume | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Jen Graves Barbara Robertson—she of the Goya PTSD—sent me an email with the above image at the end of last week. The email read, "So much better working with the Hogarths...only debtor's prison, syphilis, betrayal and eventual insanity! Charming...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Dan Savage Josh Marshall at TPM takes a long, hard, unnerving look at this weekend's polls: There are two clear things we can draw from these polls. The first is that there's a very real chance that Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Heidi Groover Earlier this month, Bill Bryant told the Seattle Times he'd rather talk about "issues germane to the governor’s race." DON WILSON/PORT OF SEATTLE Over the weekend, Washington State Republicans got together in Pasco for their state...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Ansel Herz Dolla dolla bills y'all. Seattle.gov Council President Bruce Harrell and members Tim Burgess, Sally Bagshaw, and Mike O'Brien report net-worths of more than $1 million. That's according to recently-filed financial disclosure forms, which...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Dan Savage This week's Youth Pastor Watch is dedicated to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, an officially designated anti-gay hate group. Perkins, in an attempt to broaden the reach of FRC's hate, has branched out into attacking...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, May 23, 2016
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by Ana Sofia Knauf Flames engulfed the frame of an under-construction house in Capitol Hill this weekend. Dan Savage Capitol Hill Fire: An under-construction house on 20th Avenue East caught fire early Saturday morning. Neighboring houses were also threatened....
From: The Stranger | By: Ana Sofia Knauf | Monday, May 23, 2016
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