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I am on vacation for another week. But I've invited Dr. Lori Brotto to handle the Savage Love Letters of the Day. Dr. Lori Brotto is a clinical psychologist and sex researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. You can follow her on...
From: The Stranger | By: Dr. Lori Brotto | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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THE QUEST... to attract the drooling nerd demographic. Frankly, I don't understand why you guys enjoy "hate watching" shows. (The term apparently means that you despise the mechanics of a particular show, but you can't stop watching for reasons you can't...
From: The Stranger | By: Wm.™ Steven Humphrey | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Via Brendan Kiley Sarah Palin represents that rarest of cases: She's a political figure who has spent every last dime of political capital that she earned through her half-term as governor of Alaska and as a failed vice presidential candidate. Politically,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Femen, Bare Breasts, and the Ukraine by Paul Constant span class="dropcap"> When a young woman bares her breasts in public to protest something—a breast-feed ban, cruelty to animals, spousal abuse—people get really angry. Some find it distasteful,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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SAM's First-Ever Big Northwest Modernism Show Is... Okay by Jen Graves Should you go to Seattle Art Museum's big Northwest modernism show? Yes. Any rooms, anywhere, containing 44 paintings by Morris Graves and 29 by Mark Tobey should not be lonely, and...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Cinerama to Renovate, Again? The investment company, Vulcan, owned by our city's prince, Paul Allen, announced today that its palace to the art of moving pictures, Cinerama, will be closed starting on August 4th "for some exciting renovations." Their...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, August 1, 2014
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After pleading guilty to federal arson charges in May, Musab Masmari today was sentenced to a decade in prison for setting fire to Neighbours nightclub during a packed 2014 New Years party attended by some 700 people. No lives were lost in the arson,...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Friday, August 1, 2014
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The least productive Congress in American history fucks up again! Huffington Post says: The House abruptly removed a bill from its schedule that would provide $659 million in funding to address the ongoing border crisis, after initially planning to vote...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The Frye Art Museum is putting in a pollinator garden—neat! Future pollinator gardens outside the @FryeArtMuseum! To be planted by @GardenHotline & @seattletilth this Saturday. pic.twitter.com/9TZpL2IICz— the Garden Hotline (@GardenHotline) July...
From: The Stranger | By: Gillian Anderson | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Seattle Municipal ArchivesSTILL CAN'T TRUST 'EM The Seattle City Council, in 1900, at Kinnear Park. Opponents of this year's Proposition No. 1 argue that the measure gives too much power to people like this. (Click to enlarge.) Early on, proponents of...
From: The Stranger | By: Carol Fisher | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The wit and vim of Love as Laughter. Before moving from Seattle to Brooklyn 14 years ago, Love as Laughter's Sam Jayne had a rehearsal space at the Institution on Western Avenue between Vine and Cedar. It was one of the larger rooms, a grimy den up a...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Released in 1988, John Carpenter’s They Live is the rare movie that becomes more and more relevant with every year. When Rowdy Roddy Piper’s drifter uncovers an alien conspiracy to keep us complacent through vapid media and the... KEEP READING >...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Consumerist brings this story from the wild lands of Michigan. She said: She tells WNEM.com that a zookeeper allowed her into the cage with the big cat over the weekend, and that the guide told her “yeah,” when she asked if she could pet it. But...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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On Tuesday, I told you about ReaganBook, the new social network for conservatives. ReaganBook's biggest selling point was that it could be a home for conservatives who have been flagged for hate speech after posting anti-gay tirades on Facebook. "They...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Activists protest single driver trains and oil/coal by rail in #Seattle @jdubspear @Ansel pic.twitter.com/BlQRDGGEr0— Alex Garland (@AGarlandPhoto) July 31, 2014 In a statement ahead of this afternoon's protests, Council Member Kshama Sawant said:...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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LUCINDA WILLIAMS' IRREFUTABLE SONGBOOK (Woodland Park Zoo) On September 30, the great American songwriter Lucinda Williams will release her 11th album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, and it is highly likely that fans at tonight's Woodland Park...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Universal PicturesTHE POWER OF THE FUNK Chadwick Boseman (James Brown) and Nelsan Ellis (Bobby Byrd) in Get on Up. The title promises a biopic about a sex machine—and that's certainly part of it—but Get on Up could just as easily have been called...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathy Fennessy | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Paul Fell / Shutterstock.comWILL THIS BE YOU ON SATURDAY? Could we stop by and say hey? In an effort to figure out what, exactly this Seafair is, The Stranger would like to attend one of these Lake Washington "log boom" parties we've been hearing about....
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Andre Seewood recently posted a provocative piece about Lucy, a movie that stars Scarlett Johansson, and was reviewed favorably by Paul Constant. Seewood basically points out that Hollywood has yet to make a film that comes even close to the true story...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Dave McNary at Variety says: Freestyle Releasing, which generated strong grosses for “God’s Not Dead,” is offering up a challenge next Valentine’s Day to “Fifty Shades of Grey” with faith-based romance “Old Fashioned.” “I wanted to...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Chris Parypa Photography / Shutterstock.comPretty good choreography. When I was a closeted, obese, acne-covered 15-year-old, my dad and three brothers and I drove from Los Angeles to Seattle to visit my grandma, who lived in Bellevue. We did the drive...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Elliot Njus at the Oregonian writes: "The Portland City Council on Wednesday gave its OK for Portlanders to rent out one or two bedrooms in their home," after they've paid $180 for a permit, been inspected by the city, and notified their neighbors. Airbnb...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Now-Again Records The Heliocentrics are one of the most interesting groups currently drawing inspiration from the shadowy world of library music, a realm in which elite, versatile studio musicians cut tracks to spec for TV, film, ads, and radio interstitials....
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The restaurant is Tallulah's; the video was made by Belief Agency; the music is by Shenandoah Davis. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I am on vacation for another week. But I've invited Dr. Lori Brotto to handle the Savage Love Letters of the Day. Dr. Lori Brotto is a clinical psychologist and sex researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. You can follow her on...
From: The Stranger | By: Dr. Lori Brotto | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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It almost seems silly now, but when I was young I actively avoided contemporary pop music. I thought contemporary, "new," music was "a nice try," but not worth my time; I listened to '50s music almost exclusively. Anyway, as I was so willfully ignorant,...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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An ’80s movie that makes you look hard at the mindless consumer you are by Paul Constant Released in 1988, John Carpenter’s They Live is the rare movie that becomes more and more relevant with every year. When Rowdy Roddy Piper’s drifter uncovers...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Have you ever danced with wild abandon to the sounds of a 330-pound bearded Italian man wearing lipstick, bondage gear, and fishnet? A man with a sexy-smooth falsetto voice not unlike androgynous 1970s disco superstar Sylvester? What if I told you this...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Italian disco music that might cause an earthquake by Kelly O Have you ever danced with wild abandon to the sounds of a 330-pound bearded Italian man wearing lipstick, bondage gear, and fishnet? A man with a sexy-smooth falsetto voice not unlike androgynous...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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spirit of america / Shutterstock.com George W. Bush's biography of George H.W. Bush will be published on November 11, 2014. Hillel Itale writes: According to Crown, the book will cover the elder Bush's whole life and his influence on his son, from George...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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By virtue of Marc Maron's podcast, I was made aware of the recently dropped lawsuit against Adam Carolla and other podcasters filed by Personal Audio LLC, which by most accounts is an East Texas shell company whose only product is litigation. If you're...
From: The Stranger | By: Grant Brissey | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Filipinos told to leave Libya after the beheading of a construction worker and the gang-rape of a nurse: "The Philippines has dispatched its foreign secretary to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino construction worker...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Kelly OOVER THE PAST TWELVE YEARS there's been a significant drop in gays living in Seattle's "gay neighborhood." The FYI Guy at the Seattle Times quantifies what a lot of people have been sensing: Census data show the number of same-sex couple households...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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James YamasakiSMART METERS They’re coming to Seattle, and some people are terrified. It all seems pretty straightforward: Seattle City Light is planning an upgrade of the city's electric meters, those little gray boxes on the sides of buildings that...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Seattle Police Department chief Kalthleen O'Toole has launched an internal investigation into an officer that personally wrote nearly 80 percent of tickets issued this year for smoking marijuana in public, The Stranger has learned. The tickets had been...
From: The Stranger | By: Dominic Holden | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Dick Wagner, the hugely talented guitarist/vocalist who played on several important records by Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, and Peter Gabriel, among others, and who led Michigan psych-rock group the Frost and the Bossmen, died today in Arizona of respiratory...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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facebook.com/10BarrelBrewingCompanyDO NOT OPEN THE SWILL. Stranger beer columnist Andrew Hall says, "File under self-fulfilling prophecies": — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Voluntary Swill Recall10 Barrel Brewing Company is conducting...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Haaretz:CNN reported Wednesday that the United States has agreed to an Israeli request for several types of ammunition as the ground battle in Gaza is entering its third week. According to CNN, the items being bought are 120mm mortar rounds and 40mm...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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HIPHOP'S POWER COUPLE REIGN OVER SAFECO (Safeco Field) Thirteen years ago, you could glimpse Destiny's Child in the "H to the Izzo" video, Bey texting Hov "smiley faces after all of her phrases" in "Change Clothes." The "new Bonnie and Clyde" kept it...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Stranger's sister publication down in Portland, The Portland Mercury, is looking for an arts editor. "FINALLY, A JOB FOR YOUR USELESS ARTS DEGREE," as the Merc's editor puts it. If you're interested, here is everything you need to know about how...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Chris Parypa Photography/Shutterstock.comFrom NPR News, an outrageous story about affordable housing in New York City: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is under fire for signing off on a building plan that allows a new luxury high-rise...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Green Plate Special is the great after-school/field-trip/camp program that gets local middle-schoolers into food-growing and cooking. Right now, Capitol Cider is making a special appetizer featuring produce grown by GPS students, and also serving a......
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Seattle rated the best place for millennials to buy a home: "Inventory is on the rise in Seattle, where the number of homes for sale is up 13% between May 2013 and May 2014. It’s also a city many people between the ages of 25 and 34 have been moving...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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If you missed Knute Berger's piece on Nell Pickerell, it's worth a read: She was a young woman in her early 20s who lived by her wits. She could fight like a man, and looked great in a suit, tie and derby. She smoked, drank and ran with a rough crowd....
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Bigmouth Strikes Again—a Review of Morrissey's Latest by David Schmader The first thing you hear is an ominous buzz, which is soon overlaid with a careful percussion pattern. Then—glory hallelujah!—the clouds part with a heavenly glissando, and...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Have Your Own Philip Seymour Hoffman Film Festival! by Charles Mudede BOOGIE NIGHTS: This movie about the LA porn world in the 1970s made Philip Seymour Hoffman a star. It is remarkable that he was able to stand out—it's packed with great performances...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Amazon Speaks: Unless they've got a new product to sell, Amazon only speaks directly to the public when it absolutely has to. Which means the Hachette/Amazon dispute has gotten really ugly. After months of not talking about specifics, Amazon posted a...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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First Draft: American Sour Beer Education by Andrew Hall The last several years have seen sour beers—those made to taste tart and acidic, and which nearly went extinct from lack of demand over the course of the 20th century—explode in popularity,...
From: The Stranger | By: Andrew Hall | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Real Alabama Ghost Music of the Pine Hill Haints by Bree McKenna Once upon a time, during a fateful South by Southwest a few years back, I was stuck in a situation where my band's van was toast and we were not able to buy a new one or finish the...
From: The Stranger | By: Bree McKenna | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Art from the Japanese Internment Camps at Bellevue Arts Museum by Jen Graves Under Executive Order 9066, Rose Sueoka could not get her clothes clean enough. After she scrubbed them in the shared, makeshift latrine of her hastily erected prison, the clothes...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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