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John Renbourn, left, one-fifth of folk-rock greats Pentangle, passed away at age 70. After writing last week's obits for the Soft Machine/Gong's Daevid Allen and Free's bassist Andy Fraser, I'd hoped to get at LEAST a week off from writing about anyone...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Friday, March 27, 2015
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“Void,” by Julian Callos—Acrylic and gouache on Rives BFK mounted on panel. 11.75 x 11.75″ $850 You know the city's gone Comicon crazy when even the high-end galleries are talking in bubbles and panels. Roq La Rue joins the geek parade with One...
From: The Stranger | By: Sarra Scherb | Friday, March 27, 2015
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I hope I can get your opinion on my current situation. I'll try to be as concise as possible. I'm a 26-year-old woman. Three years ago I had a threeway with my 35-year-old fiancé and this nice girl he knew from high school. Let's call him "Bob" and...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Anyone making minimum wage at the University of Washington won't get a raise come April 1, when the city's new law takes effect. Denise Lett/Shutterstock The City's Largest Employer Has No Plans to Raise Wages on April 1: The University of Washington...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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SEIU 775 President David Rolf rallied Saturday to celebrate minimum wage increases that will begin Wednesday. CHS.com/Alex Garland This had to be the happiest minimum wage rally ever, right? People chanted "Hip hip hooray! Seattle's getting a raise!"...
From: The Stranger | By: Alex Garland | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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If this doesn't look good to you, you're probably racist. THINKSTOCK Brought to You by Tree Top® Real Fruit from Real People™So hang on a second. Let me see if I heard you correctly. What I heard you say—and forgive me, my hearing isn't what it...
From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Ed Murray, Seattle's first gay mayor, doesn't want to spend your money in Indiana. Alex Garland Mayor Ed Murray announced today he'll issue an executive order next week prohibiting all "work-related and city-funded" travel to Indiana and will ask all...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Actor-turned-director Frank Whaley’s fourth feature is one of those low-budget chamber pieces—the title comes from a composition for string quartet—that plays more like a short story than a film. Jonathan Nossiter made a virtue out of that brand...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathy Fennessy | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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My boyfriend of almost three years broke up with me before Thanksgiving. But now we are trying to work things out. He is my first and only, I love him dearly, and I want to spend the rest of my life with him. He is a Gemini, he has been with countless...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Lizard Boy director Brandon Ivie (left) and composer/star Justin Huertas (right) in rehearsal, making musical-that-isn’t-a-musical theater magic. Courtesy of Brandon Ivie Tonight, Seattle Repertory Theatre begins previews for Lizard Boy, the first...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Joe Buckets said he was playing the crocodile xylophone (left) this afternoon outside SPD's East Precinct office to protest how police are "trying to push me off the Hill." Ansel Herz Last Friday, Dave Segal wrote about Joe Buckets, a street drummer...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Leave it to up-and-coming local techno crew secondnature to bring in another fantastic Swedish techno artist—one Varg, who follows in the steps of last year's appearance by Abdulla Rashim (by the way, Varg and Rashim collaborate as Ulwhednar). He'll...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Will Governor Inslee end up signing a budget that doesn't have a tax on carbon polluters in it? Governor's Office/Flickr Well, this is a little awkward. House Democrats introduced a budget proposal today that does not include Governor Jay Inslee's much-discussed...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The Belle and Sébastian bond is pretty hard to resist. The Scottish pop band Belle and Sebastian took their name from the title characters of this film, the boy and his dog featured in Cécile Aubry’s 1965 book (which previously spawned a live-action...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathy Fennessy | Friday, March 27, 2015
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You want to more of these rail lines heading out to Ballard, West Seattle, and even Tacoma, Everett, and Bellevue, so we don't have to waste our lives sitting in traffic? Even if you don't think you do. You do. joyfuldesigns / Shutterstock.com Yesterday,...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Ben Santer, an atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has had his work targeted by climate-change skeptics. JON ELSE Back around 2003, three years before An Inconvenient Truth, Harvard geoscientist and historian of science Naomi...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Indiana's governor went ahead and signed an anti-gay "religious freedom" bill that essentially—effectively, expressly—legalizes discrimination against LGBT people in that state. There has been some fallout already. There will be more. [ Comment on...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, March 27, 2015
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BREAKING: Amanda Knox 'tremendously relieved and grateful' after Italian court overturns conviction.— The Associated Press (@AP) March 27, 2015 [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, March 27, 2015
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“So earthly and carnal that it wraps all the way around and becomes spiritual.” Nudity's "White Hot Gold" starts with dripping, scalded noise. A tape reel bends. Drums drop in and drive alongside guitar chords. Then the riff hits and you bust through...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Friday, March 27, 2015
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In just two days, Broken Lizard has raised more than $2 million on Indiegogo, thus ensuring that they'll make Super Troopers 2. I was going to write "(hey, remember those guys?)" after "Broken Lizard" in that sentence, but clearly, people do remember...
From: The Stranger | By: Erik Henriksen | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Six Greenpeace activists on a recycled Russian firefighting vessel are following Shell's rigs as they cross the Pacific Ocean. Vincenzo Floramo/Greenpeace Port commission meetings tend to be pretty boring. Lately they've been getting more interesting—especially...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Jean Godden, Tom Rasmussen, and Sally Clark have changed their minds on homeless encampments. Next week, the city council is going to vote on a bill to legalize three new homeless encampments in the city. There is still one big question lingering about...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Clocking Out, Episode 1. BrAt82/Shutterstock For now we're calling this new Friday podcast Clocking Out, and in our first episode we cover a lot of ground with the help of Knute Berger, Sydney Brownstone, Heidi Groover, Ansel Herz, and Charles Mudede,...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Friday, March 27, 2015
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I hope this young pothole, which is near my house, will grow up to be big and strong. Charles MudedeIn the age of the hyperobject we call global warming, we need a reevaluation of our values. A hyperobject, a term coined by the ecological philosopher...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Jean Godden is in—and Mayor Ed Murray is with her. Heidi Groover Did You Think City Council Member Jean Godden Was Going to Retire? Sorry, She Isn’t: Heidi Groover was at Godden's reelection campaign kickoff last night and reports the event was "held...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Friday, March 27, 2015
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From: The Stranger | By: Callan Berry | Friday, March 27, 2015
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My, the "Blog-o-sphere™" sure has been buzzin' today with THE BEST NEWS EVER! Everyone's favorite roustabouts—Van Halen—are touring our United States this summer, and with none other than the first, and ONLY Van Halen frontman, David Lee Roth....
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Joe NewtonI found this in an online sex ad: "Straight guy with an addiction to massive cocks in my ass." This "straight guy" went on to mention his girlfriend. Can a person really identify as straight while wanting to be fucked by men? I understand that...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The great part about a poster like this is how—weeks or months from now, after the elements have had their way with it and newer posters have come and gone—bits and pieces of these mesmerizing stripes will peek through the layers of paper, cling...
From: The Stranger | By: Aaron Huffman | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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That escalated quickly. SDOT The car driver, as the cyclist points out, appears to be parked directly in front of the equivalent of one of these official signs, at right, telling drivers to "please" not to park in the cycle track. Reached via Reddit,...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Lisa Nakamura is now serving her gnocchi at Gnocchi Bar on Capitol Hill. Gnocchi Bar Now OpenGnocchi Bar, from chef Lisa Nakamura, is open for business on the corner of 12th and Pine on Capitol Hill. The restaurant takes its inspiration from the handmade...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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On this nearly cloudless day in Seattle, why not spend a little time with Phillip Glass and Terry Teachout's illuminating new essay on the 78 year-old composer—one of the few known beyond classical circles besides Aaron Copland—in Commentary magazine....
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Here's the first look we've gotten at Maggie, a movie in which Abigail Breslin plays a zombie and Arnold Schwarzenegger plays her dad. It definitely looks like a movie in which Abigail Breslin plays a zombie and Arnold Schwarzenegger plays her dad! That's...
From: The Stranger | By: Erik Henriksen | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The Sweet Life of Barrels: Seattle Brewers and Distillers Find New Inspiration in the Oldest of Vessels by Angela Garbes I'm standing in the barrel room of Captive Spirits Distilling in Ballard (1518 NW 52nd St, 852-4794) with distiller and owner Ben...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Lamar couldn’t provide a better soundtrack for this particular moment in American history. "Just think, if niggas decide to retaliate," warned the prophet Ice Cube in the spring of 1990. "It ain't wise to chastise and preach, just open the eyes of...
From: The Stranger | By: Larry Mizell Jr. | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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A shitty governor makes a shitty place even shittier by signing some deeply shitty legislation into law. Confused by these "religious freedom" bills that are popping up all over? Matt Baume explains it all for you... This is the backlash—but it's also...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Marseille prosecutor states that the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately crashed the plane. William Perugini/ShutterstockAlmost as soon as I heard about the Germanwings Airbus crashing into the Alps, I became suspicious,...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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NYT: The chief Marseille prosecutor handling the investigation of the crash of a Germanwings jetliner said on Thursday that evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the co-pilot had deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The blue areas on this map show where three homeless encampments would be allowed under the mayor's proposal. Some on the council want to add in the yellow areas, too. (Click to enlarge.) A city council effort to allow homeless encampments in residential...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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