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Leonard Zhukovsky/ShutterstockWe'll be seeing bike share stations like this one in Seattle come September. Puget Sound Bike Share (PSBS) announced today that healthcare nonprofit Group Health will sponsor 15 bike stations in Capitol Hill and South Lake...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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LEVI HASTINGSGOOD MORNING, IT'S TIME TO VOOOOOOOOOOOOTE!!! Today's Election Day! Woohoo, democracy! Wait, you say. It's April. What the fuck? Well, King County residents, it's a special election for you, and this one's about saving Metro bus service....
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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This was the scene during an Earth Day event at Western Washington University on Saturday. The college's president is riling conservatives for saying he wants the student body to be "less white" and better reflect the ethnic makeup of society. It's Glenn...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Courtesy of the artist, Annie Marie MusselmanA GREAT BLUE HERON But nothing casts a shadow on the sky. The spotted fawn on the cover of Finding Trust casts a wary eye at the camera. The fawn is not in a meadow. The closest thing to a green meadow is...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Logan Hill wrote a very interesting piece for Men's Journal about how unnatural the male physique has become in movies over the last decade-and-a-half. (Consider the physical difference between Harrison Ford in Star Wars and Ryan Reynolds in, well, anything.)...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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So the message here is... stick with skiing and by week four you'll get fucked by a centaur in the back seat of his 2014 Subaru Outback? (Click on image to enlarge. Or if you're with One Million Moms, click on image to enrage.) [ Comment on this story...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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MNStudio/Shutterstock.comThe mayor's committee on the minimum wage is set to finally unveil a policy recommendation by Wednesday, come hell or high water. And we keep hearing that what they're most deadlocked over is what kind of compensation would be...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Monday, April 21, 2014
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"Blue Sky Days" Tomas van Houtryve, 2013 (Photographs taken in the U.S. resembling drone strike footage) :: pic.twitter.com/KUL9KTa7b7— Ian Alan Paul (@IanAlanPaul) April 16, 2014Artists are taking up the task of opposing America's drone war. First,...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Monday, April 21, 2014
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This visualization of the growth and expansion of London form nothing to something like a galaxy was created by the theorists at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project: The main goal of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project is to theorize the final home (or...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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New York Times: The Food and Drug Administration will propose sweeping new rules on Thursday that for the first time would extend its regulatory authority from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, popular nicotine delivery devices that have grown into...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Eli SandersA human chain of minimum wage activists, encircling City Hall.City council member Kshama Sawant says she's "not surprised" that the mayor's minimum-wage committee wasn't able to reach a deal today. "I think it's important for people to realize...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Early warning! On August 1st and 2nd, the Sunset Tavern will be hosting two nights of psych adventures ranging from trippy improvisational sax freakouts to psilocybin-altered ambient space jams. Here's what's in store: AUGUST 1Crack Sabbath Fungal Abyss...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It's been a disheartening 24 hours: King County fucked over its own transit system, gun laws are basically disappearing in a couple states, and now Edward Wyatt at the New York Times says: The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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I just heard about the death of the Middle Class guitarist, Mike Atta, last night; I think he was only 53. Details via OC Weekly: Trailblazing punk guitarist Mike Atta died after a lengthy battle with (lung) cancer on Easter Sunday. Atta's band with...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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After the Shameful Defeat of Prop 1, Seattle Could Use a Little Good News: And here it is! The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is bringing back a funding program supporting arts jobs for Seattle arts, cultural and heritage organizations. Arts Mean...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Courtesy of the artist, Robert CampbellWHERE ARE YOU? This man is not on this street. Everyone in the movie is green-screened in. The woman walking back and forth from the fireplace was never in that room. The man holding coffee has never been outside...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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cafepresseseattle.comCafe Presse's salad of zucchini, escarole, pecans, sultanas, and aged sheep cheese with a lemon-garlic vinaigrette. Sometimes people ask me for restaurant recommendations. I always answer, and Slog commenters always have good suggestions...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Levi Hastings The distance between YES and NO tightened ever so slightly today, after about 50,000 more ballots were counted. But, Prop 1 is still losing: YES 45.49% (187,324 votes)NO 54.51% (224,441 votes) Looks like it's definitely time for Plan C....
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Who would've thought that the most surprising book I've read in weeks would turn out to be a Simpsons comic? I got a review copy of Bart Simpson to the Rescue! in the mail last week, and I read it with rock-bottom expectations. I haven't watched The...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Art by Chris Foss / Sony Pictures Classics Jodorowsky's Dune(Frank Pavich, France/United States, 2014, 90 minutes) It's unlikely I'll see a better documentary this year than Jodorowsky's Dune. Or to put it another way, it's unlikely I'll see a documentary...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathy Fennessy | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Well, you’ve got your wish. Tom Smith shot this mini-doc about the Florida-based noise-rock band Harry Pussy, American Classic Rock, in 1993 with the loose change he found under his sofa cushions. Sonically and visually, the production values [understatement...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Chris CollisonStreet art in Kiev. Back in February, soldiers in green camo, who weren't wearing any insignia, appeared in the Crimean peninsula—flanked by pro-Russian groups—and started taking over airports and government buildings. They successfully...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Nina Shapiro at the Seattle Weekly has a great Q&A with Jim Pugel on harm reduction, his international travels, and his time at SPD. It's worth a read. Two questions/answers to note: Why did you decide to step down?I just didn’t think from what...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Yesterday, I was horrified by Avril Lavigne's new video. Today, I'm in love with the new video for Lily Allen's "Sheezus." First of all, it's a delightful video. The animation keeps everything visually interesting, and Allen's literal in-your-facedness...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Mayor Ed Murray's Income Inequality Advisory Committee, the group hashing out a compromise on the minimum wage, had their last scheduled meeting today, and it appears to have concluded without any resolution. Murray just said via press release that he...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS RETURN WITH A REFINED ROCK SOUND (Showbox Sodo) Since the dawn of the ’00s, Drive-By Truckers have been one of America's best and hardest-working bands, releasing a slew of stellar albums and always delivering in full live. With the...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Gay journalist Charles Pulliam-Moore stands in solidarity with his bisexual brothers and despises the "dismissive hetero and homo-fascists" who oppress bisexuals "with their snide remarks and dramatic eyerolls." (The history of the 20th Century would...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Kelly ONight Beats • There's plenty of hilarious stuff in the movie Purple Rain: the performance of Morris Day, the inclusion of Prince's advice-giving cone puppet, the plot-forwarding notion that "no one digs" the Prince songs that fill the soundtrack...
From: The Stranger | By: Joseph Yule Jr. | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Macklemore debuted a salmon-colored Jordan "Northwest King Salmon" shoe a couple days ago, predictably upsetting haters and delighting fans. Plastic-y sports shoes have never really been my thing, but that hot salmon shade is right up my alley. What...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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That's right! Extremely funny writer Dave Eggers and extremely funny writer Maria Semple will appear (in a puff of smoke!) tonight at Town Hall Seattle. You should go. It'll be a free-form conversation about writing and technology and funniness and not-funniness,...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Everyone around here knows that Mars Hill is a shitty neighbor. Remember how they said "God wants" them to take possession of Sound Transit property out in Bellevue? Well, they've pulled the same tricks in Orange County, and the intrepid Warren Throckmorton...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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In the face of Proposition 1's apparent defeat at the ballot, a group called Friends of Transit has announced a new plan to save Metro bus service, one that people have been whispering about for a long time: a Seattle-only tax for Seattle-only transit...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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...now open for business on 16th Ave. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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I must begin this article about the South African rock legend Johnny Clegg by making a confession. This is something that has been on my chest for a quarter of a century. Indeed, there is not a month that passes without the memory of this bad, awful,...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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It's not just Kansas. Republicans are passing more permissive gun laws in Georgia, too: Wednesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new gun law that, among other things, will allow Georgians to legally carry firearms into churches, schools,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Do you know about the Seattle Rock Lottery? It's such a great concept! At 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, 25 hand-picked Seattle musicians will be randomly grouped into five brand-new, single-serving bands. For the next 12 hours, each new band will head...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Andy Marso at the Topeka Capital-Journal says: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation nullifying city and county gun restrictions and ensuring that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms. The governor announced his action Wednesday....
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Dave Eggers and Maria Semple are two of the funniest writers currently living. His latest, The Circle, skewers tech culture. Her latest, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, skewers Seattle culture. Who’s the better... KEEP READING > >...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Maybe it's the part-change coupled with the chorus ("And I'll try to live defeated/Come and see/The good in everything"), which comes at a time when we're tunneling out of a dark period and really starting to see the good in everything, because the spring...
From: The Stranger | By: Grant Brissey | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Two indie book darlings raise money for 826 Seattle. by Christopher Frizzelle Dave Eggers and Maria Semple are two of the funniest writers currently living. His latest, The Circle, skewers tech culture. Her latest, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, skewers...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Seattle mayor Ed Murray's advisory committee on the minimum wage is finally, after lots of churning and surprisingly minimal leaking, expected to release recommendations this week. Perhaps we'll get a comprehensive policy for getting all of Seattle to...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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AH At 8:15 this morning, four masked activists blocked a Microsoft Connector shuttle bus at the intersection of 23rd and Madison for forty minutes, stretching "Gentrification Stops Here" banners across the front and back of the vehicle. The driver nudged...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Kelly OWAID SAINVIL Says this place is his everything. City authorities are trying, again, to shutter the last black-owned nightspot in the increasingly white and gentrified Central District, where the percentage of the population that is black has plummeted...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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As I said in my review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century, a big part of this book's success in the US can be found in the fact that it is written with almost no style or excitement. Lynn Stuart Parramore at Salon:To the horror of conservatives,...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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cm In this police report, we see a police officer making contact with a man on the street ("Hey, you there!") because of a law that is useless and should be abandoned by all big cities: The law that criminalizes drinking in public. I contacted suspect/Gray...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Read the whole new issue of The Stranger over here (or click on the cover)! 1. It's been a while since we've seen a feature from BRENDAN KILEY, but here we are again, with another story about a drug dealer. Kiley has made something of a career out of...
From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Levi HastingsKing County Voters Hate Poor Old Young Disabled People: The numbers for Metro-bus-saving Prop 1 that came in last night do not look good. It's not impossible for late ballots to make up the difference, just incredibly improbable. We will...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NPR take a look at the "divorce rate" among birds: Flamingos, it turns out, are embarrassing. They break up 99 percent of the time. The divorce rate for piping plovers is 67 percent. Ducks do better than humans. Human marriages (American ones) fail at...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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This '60s English group, Dantalian's Chariot, was Hammond R&B band leader Zoot Money and guitarist Andy Somers, AKA Andy Summers (later with the Animals and the Police) outfitted in technicolor and paisley. The group played well known London clubs,...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The minimum wage debate is really all about people. It’s about the guy who works at your neighborhood store, and the woman who takes care of your kids. It’s about making sure that our neighbors, friends, and employees have enough to live on. Ultimately,...
From: The Stranger | By: Remy Trupin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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