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A Chastity Belt Concert, Opera on Tap, Rom-Coms at Capitol Cider, And More by Stranger Things To Do Staff If you've been putting off making Valentine's Day plans, you probably won't be able to get fancy dinner reservations, but it's not too late to make...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Four Stranger Writers Share Memorable, Love-Smothered Meals by Stranger Staff The Chicken for Two at Le Pichet It happens to everyone. You are in love with someone. This person is not in love with you. Maybe it makes no sense for you to be in love with...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Staff | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Michael Moore Has Got Some Opinions on Where to Invade Next by Ben Coleman Michael Moore is a filmmaker I associate with high school, the same way members of the previous generation like to name-drop John Hughes and then never shut up about him. The...
From: The Stranger | By: Ben Coleman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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This isn't a robot, this is alleged human being Marco Rubio. Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.comWell, America's finally noticed that there's an election happening, which means that the race is gradually becoming more and more American. By which I mean, overflowing...
From: The Stranger | By: Matt Baume | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Apple is one of the most valuable corporations in the world, according to Wall Street. Hadrian/shutterstock.comThe Guardian claims that Apple's new iPhone software, iOS 9, has a program that breaks (or bricks) a phone if it receives repairs from a non-Apple...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Monday, February 8, 2016
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Albert H. Teich/ShutterstockAn Anti-Muslim Billionaire and a Socialist Just Won a Presidential Primary: "We are going to start winning again, and we are going to win so much, you are going to be so happy," Donald Trump told supporters....
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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To Stop All This Conservative Bullshit, Democrats Have to Take Back the State Senate by Heidi Groover Jay Inslee stood before a group of reporters wearing an orange tie and a scowl. "Folks," the Democratic governor said on the morning of February 8,...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Washington State Legislature Kills a Proposal to Make It Easier to Charge Police Officers by Ansel Herz There is an extraordinarily high bar to criminally prosecute police officers when they kill someone in Washington State—one that the legislature...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Deep Sea Diver's Waiting Is Nearly Over by Sean Nelson As we enter the second half of February, it's worth noting that several hundred full-length albums have already been released in 2016, and several hundred more have already been announced. Though...
From: The Stranger | By: Sean Nelson | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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We Saw You Plunging Nearly Naked into the Water in Viking Helmets, Joking at a Juice Bar, and Hiding Your Dog's Shit by Stranger Staff NEARLY NEKKID AT GOLDEN GARDENS We saw a bunch of you, men and women, get undressed under a blue tent with a banner...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Staff | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Garth Greenwell's Brilliant Debut Novel, What Belongs to You, Is All About Gay Sex and the Desire for Intensity by Christopher Frizzelle My first impression of Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You was that the writer had a headlong relationship with...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Deadpool Is Lots of Fun, but It Does Not Achieve ImmortalityRelated by Ansel Herz Deadpool was the guy who the comic-book writers at Marvel created back in 1991, by setting aside the traditional superhero archetypes and letting their creativity flow,...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Stoners Who Called the Cops on Themselves, the State That's Opening a Drive-Through Dispensary, and More Marijuana News by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue This Is Still the Best Thing Ever It's been a few weeks now, but ICYMI, two guys who were trafficking...
From: The Stranger | By: Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Senate Republicans' Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Are Unlikely to Pass—But the Damage Is Already Done by Sydney Brownstone State senator Steve O'Ban (R-Pierce County) cracked open a can of carbonated something before settling into his vice chair's seat...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Two New Art Shows Foreground the Secret Language of Black Abstraction Against a White Background by Jen Graves There's a secret black language on display at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, put there by the New York artist Steffani Jemison. Hieroglyphs painted...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Seattle Times: 'Bout that racially coded action! lev radin / Shutterstock.com Exactly one week after writing about this whole debacle, there's this: Another questionable @SeattleTimes headline: @MoneyLynch's retirement announcement "wasn't classy."...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Even though only 9 percent of the votes have been counted, his lead is so decisive all the networks have already called it. a katz / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump, who has never run for office before, just won the first official primary in the presidential...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Stock photos of college students are surprisingly diverse. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock The youth are not to be trifled with. Today, a group of Seattle Pacific University students, alumni, and supporters launched an incredibly detailed, strongly-written...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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My new girlfriend blurted out the other week that she had a cuckold past with her ex-husband. She told me when I was recounting a party I had attended and noted that it appeared a threesome would occur with one guy and two girls. (It was just an observation.)...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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TPM: A campaign spokeswoman for Donald Trump said Tuesday said her candidate "single-handedly brought back freedom of speech" when he repeated a woman calling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) a "pussy." In an appearance on CNN's "At This Hour With Berman and Bolduan,"...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Food trucks and carts in downtown PDX. Joshua Rainey Photography/Shutterstock.comPortland is really freaking out about a massive development that will not only completely change its downtown but remove or relocate a number of beloved food cart lots....
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Rick Araluce's meticulously recreated Great Northern Tunnel, and its back side at left. As I write this, I'm perched in a Pioneer Square cafe that sits directly above the southern portal of the Great Northern train tunnel. The tunnel runs through downtown...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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If you're anything like me, you either binge watch television shows online or watch small chunks of them while you eat your pathetic lunch, but if you WERE watching The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night on your magical television box, then you...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Bernie Sanders is not the same as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Sanders is not a neoliberal. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com The key and devastating idea in Thomas Piketty's masterpiece Capital in the Twenty-First Century, an idea that...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Underground Producers Alliance has given its first Andreas Robbins Scholarship to Seattle unconventional MC/producer DoNormaal (aka 24-year-old California transplant Christianne Karefa-Johnson). Master Musicians of Bukkake keyboardist, UPA member,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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NYT: Mr. Rubio, who is seeking to win over conservatives, is seldom asked about gay rights at his campaign stops. But courting voters in a crowded New Hampshire diner on the eve of the primary is an unpredictable business. The voter, who identified himself...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Jay is not pleased. WALEG Governor Inslee Cancels Regular Meetings with Senate Republicans: After Jay Inslee's HulkSMASH side made an appearance at a Monday press conference dealing with senate Republicans abrupt firing of state transportation secretary...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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I’m a 30 something, married female. I had figured I was bi since high school, but had never had the opportunity to really put theory into practice. Well, about 6 months ago I met a married woman and, with the consent of both of our husbands, we hooked...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Matt Remle, a local Native American activist, displays his message against disenrollment in Lakota: átȟaƞiƞ šni, which means "to make invisible, to vanish." stopdisenrollment.com A group of indigenous activists based in Seattle launched an online...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Don't miss 2155: An Exploration of Afrofuturism in Performance Art at Gay City this weekend. This week, our arts critics have recommended the best events in every genre—from K. Tsianina Lomawaima's talk about Native Americans and sports team mascots...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Irish wolfhound and its master strolling near South Lake Union. Charles MudedeWhat could this ever mean? A beast that's long associated with the British aristocracy and its white American master happen to be a block away from Amazon's headquarters, the...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Please enjoy these pictures from last Saturday's 2016 Polar Plunge, benefiting the Special Olympics of Washington. Freezin' for a reason! And uh, puttin' the FUN back in fundraiser! Also, brrrrr… Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly O Kelly...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Angry Jay. WALEG At a morning press conference following the abrupt firing of state transportation secretary Lynn Peterson by senate Republicans last Friday, Governor Jay Inslee displayed a side of himself rarely observed in public. He ripped senate...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Erin Pike is the solo performer of That'swhatshesaid, a collage play that uses only female dialogue from the most-produced plays in the country. Tim Summers If you haven't been following this story: On Friday, theatrical publishing giant Samuel French...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Monday, February 8, 2016
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"I got hot sauce in my bag." There's a lot I could say about "Formation," the new Beyoncé song and video that she dropped on Saturday, just before her performance at last night's Super Bowl. For now I'm going to leave most of that to scholars and critics...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Pramila Jayapal is a state senator from the 37th District. Jayapal and Miriam Yeung (not pictured), both Asian immigrants, say a Republican-supported sex-selective abortion ban will do particular harm to Asian-American women. Heidi Groover This week,...
From: The Stranger | By: Pramila Jayapal | Monday, February 8, 2016
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The ninth annual Debacle Fest will happen May 13-14 at the acoustically rich Columbia City Theater, it was announced today. Always one of the most distinctive spectacles of the experimental-music year, Debacle Fest showcases an array of styles (noise,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Donald Trump's face looks like the belly of a labrador retriever after it just got out of a lake. a katz / Shutterstock.comThey're willing to fight in a war zone, but there are limits to what soldiers are willing to put themselves through. Appearing...
From: The Stranger | By: Matt Baume | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Some are saying some are saying the Snickers ad that ran during the Superbowl commercial is anti-trans. What say you, Slog? [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Marshawn Lynch is out of here. lev radin / Shutterstock.com Marshawn Lynch Says Goodbye with a Tweet Depicting Shoes: "Lynch’s time in Seattle is over — the star running back announced his retirement on Twitter on Sunday night during the fourth quarter...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Monday, February 8, 2016
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"Cease and desist" is what he said. Tim Summers On Friday night the executive director of licensing and compliance for drama publishing titans Samuel French sent Gay City Arts executive director Fred Swanson a cease and desist order. The order called...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Am I crazy, or was yesterday's Black Sabbath show in Tacoma—part of their final (last-ever!) "THE END" tour—just perfectly perfect? I was worried about Ozzy, as he'd been canceling concerts for health reasons—but the 'Prince of Darkness' was more...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Monday, February 8, 2016
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