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Medical marijuana will soon be folded into the recreational marijuana system created under Initiative 502. Atomazul/Shutterstock Governor Jay Inslee today signed a lengthy reform bill that will radically change the way medical marijuana is bought and...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Lover of Aquinas. Slayer of demon sheep. Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock According to The Wall Street Journal, on May 4th, Carly Fiorina plans to join the practically thirteen million Republicans who are vying for the party’s presidential nom....
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Adam One and Sensei 23 put finishing touches on their pieces in the Still Life with Sex Toys round of Face Off Alison Douglas The 13th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival opened last night with short films, kinky photo-ops, live performances, and over...
From: The Stranger | By: Sarra Scherb | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Meet the SPD's new tech boss, hired away from Amazon and originally from Scotland: Gregory Russell. SPD Last month, Seattle police chief Kathleen O'Toole announced the hiring of Gregory Russell, a former vice president at Amazon, to the SPD's IT department....
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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What, Santorum worry? Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com Rick Santorum, you clever fink. You just pulled off the slimiest campaign maneuver of the election season, and you haven't even declared your candidacy. My hat is off to you, sir. I raise...
From: The Stranger | By: Matt Baume | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Mike Bonanno (real name: Igor Vamos) of the Yes Men pretending to be vice president of Shell's public relations. A few very vocal people in the crowd didn't recognize the artist/satirist. SB If you walked past the Seattle Central Community College campus...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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That prison there—those two triangles—is where the Unabomber, the Oklahoma City bomber, and the underwear bomber are incarcerated. It's the highest-security prison in the country. First of all, have you noticed that the New York Times Magazine has...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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I'm a big proponent of nontraditional music venues, and an auto repair garage sounds like just about the coolest one you could ask for. This is Repair Revolution's inaugural show......
From: The Stranger | By: Aaron Huffman | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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William Wingate was arrested last summer for "walking in Seattle while black." SPD William Wingate, the 70-year-old military veteran who was arrested last July by Seattle police officer Cynthia Whitlatch as he walked through Capitol Hill using a golf...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Despite its stunning cinematography and sweeping score and grand ambitions, Legends from the Sky is a film that still needed a bigger budget. But as the former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld once said: “You go to war with the army you have, not...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, April 24, 2015
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'60s experimental jazz and, well, really anything goes, record label, ESP-Disk label founder Bernard Stollman passed away this week at age 85. He had been fighting colon cancer and pneumonia. Stollman's ESP-Disk label began in 1963, after he released...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Garek Druss performing Music for the Celestial Din at Hedreen Gallery in 2013. Bruce Clayton Tom Over the last seven or so years, Garek Jon Druss has been a crucial member of Seattle’s underground-music scene, as well as being part of performance-art...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A bus approaches Third Avenue and Pine Street, an area where police say they've made more than 100 arrests. Kyle Stokes This week, at the direction Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle police rounded up and arrested more than 100 suspected "drug dealers and thieves"...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Just thinking about guns. Sweet, sweet guns. United States Senate Hey, did you know there are Democrats who aren’t Hillary who are running for president this election? No, I’m not talking about those weird mole people who run every election with...
From: The Stranger | By: Ijeoma Oluo | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Seattle Art and Performance is Seattle's Only Arts Magazine™, and the next issue comes out on June 10. If you're an artist or performer or arts organization or bookstore or whatever that would like your spring event(s) listed in the next Seattle Art...
From: The Stranger | By: Krishanu Ray | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Thanks to Sean Nelson, Amazon's 2013 recruiting video "Life in Seattle" is taking on a life of its own. The people at Sub Pop wasted no time making their own recruiting video. And now the producer and rapper Spekulation, who made something of a splash...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Originally posted on October 23, 2013. My girlfriend snooped on my browser history the other day specifically to see what porn I had been looking at. I've told her I look at porn a few times a week, and she said she didn't mind. She asked me what type...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The best thing about Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life is the creation sequence—the big bang, the formation of galactic clouds, the blaze of newborn stars, the cooling of the planets, and so on. Yakona, a film by Paul Collins and Anlo Sepulveda,...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Prison is not just about paying debts to society but making big profits for a few in society. f8grapher/ShutterstockIn a Channel 4 post about three Cleveland black men who were freed (on bail) late last month after spending 18 years in prison for a crime...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Blabbermouth: Episode Three of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. BrAt82/Shutterstock Rent control, anyone? Or how about no housing market at all in Seattle? This week on Blabbermouth we put former Tenants Union Director Jonathan Grant and Smart Growth...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Friday, April 24, 2015
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This is basically what the state legislature looks like now. Governor's Office The State Legislature Has to Go into a Special Session: As we've been telling you, things in Olympia are a shitshow in so many ways. Now, since lawmakers couldn't reach a...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Friday, April 24, 2015
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From: The Stranger | By: Callan Berry | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Uh oh: I just jindaled. Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock Despite the fact that Bobby Jindal governs a state that yearly hosts a boa-festooned Carnivale full of people dancing naked in the streets and rubbing rainbow glitter in all available orifices,...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Had your grandparents gone real deep into pop vocal music, I bet they might have turned up a Henri Salvador record or two, but otherwise, in the US, I'd reckon he's quite unknown. Salvador was French, by way of French Guiana, and spent his exceptionally...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A selection of Polaroid photos taken at Lost at the Roller Disco, held last Friday at Southgate Roller Rink.Lost in Time: Simon Endry (pictured here with Martha Linhoss) co-hosted a classic 70s roller disco alongside Lost Boys DJ/producer crew at Southgate...
From: The Stranger | By: Brooklyn Benjestorf | Friday, April 24, 2015
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EX MACHINA Not pictured: himbos. From Daredevil to Game of Thrones to Avengers, genre movies and TV shows are currently dominating culture—and they've brought some issues with them. Combined with Hollywood's longstanding sexism, it's kind of a perfect...
From: The Stranger | By: Erik Henriksen | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Joe NewtonI'm an American woman living abroad and have started a relationship with a wonderful man from a Middle Eastern country. We are having a great time exploring what is a foreign country for both of us. The looming issue is sex, of course. He is...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Ted Cruz is totally ok with gay people. No homo. Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com If you were unfamiliar with the fact that the Clintons basically roll around in foreign money all day, now’s a good time to read up. The New York Times has published...
From: The Stranger | By: Ijeoma Oluo | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Housing activist Josh Farris says Bruce Harrell has contributed "to building Seattle into a playground for the rich." Courtesy of Josh Farris Josh Farris, an Occupy Seattle organizer and housing activist who was part of a group that blocked the eviction...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Disgraced designer John Galliano isn’t mentioned in Frédéric Tcheng’s thrilling documentary Dior and I. Instead, it begins with replacement Raf Simons’s arrival. Filling in the hole, Simons has just eight weeks to produce his debut collection...
From: The Stranger | By: Marti Jonjak | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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This was taken at around 8:15 p.m. at Tuesday night's Mariners game. Courtesy of David Perk Maaaaaybe it wasn't the thrill he was looking for. A spectator at Tuesday night's Mariners game caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a crude oil unit train...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Daniele Pinto in a short film, How Do You Like My Hair?, that screens at NFFTY Screenshot from Vimeo The directors of the films I have seen in this year's National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) are from around town, around the country, and...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Director Brett Morgen: "This is just my experience with the materials." Libby Denkmann HBO’s new documentary about Kurt Cobain, Montage of Heck, premiered in Seattle last night at Cinerama. I’m still sorting out how I feel about it, but it certainly...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathleen Richards | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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You've obviously seen the now-notorious Amazon.com HR tool, "Life in Seattle" which is sort of the 16 Points on the Cultural Revolution of corporate recruiting videos. Well, now another cherished local business has responded with its own celebration...
From: The Stranger | By: Sean Nelson | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Council member Kshama Sawant has no time for the apolitical. She wants to know where city council finalists stand on rent control and the Black Lives Matter movement. Kelly O The process of replacing Sally Clark on the city council has been weird from...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Starting May 4, diners will no longer tip servers and bartenders at Renee Erickson's the Whale Wins, Walrus and Carpenter, and Barnacle. Brooklyn Benjestorf Renee Erickson Eliminates TippingThis week, chef Renee Erickson, along with business partners...
From: The Stranger | By: Angela Garbes | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Morgan Parker gives you the feels and the laughs. Kwesi Abbensetts In its early years, Poetry magazine threw its weight behind the Imagist movement, which included now canonical poets like William "Red Wheelbarrow" Williams, Ezra "the Fascist Sympathizer"...
From: The Stranger | By: Rich Smith | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The timing couldn't be better. WaPo: A record-high 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage and a similar share say individual states should not be allowed to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, according to a new Washington Post-ABC...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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In Portage Bay, one family is accused of feeding crows too generously, drawing massive amounts of bird poop and scenes out of "The Birds." redpip1984/Shutterstock War of the Portage Bay Crows: "In the Portage Bay neighborhood in Seattle, crows have been...
From: The Stranger | By: Eli Sanders | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Holy moly!! Dig this DEEP New Yorker feature, "The Man Who Broke the Music Business", which traces the digital file sharing underground's ascension to its eventual collapse. Turns out, most of the leaked new releases were sourced from one guy, Lydell...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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fESTA/ShutterstockTAURUS (April 20–May 20): I usually have no objection to your devoted concern (I won't use the phrase "manic obsession") with security and comfort. But there are rare phases in every Taurus's life cycle when ironclad stability becomes...
From: The Stranger | By: Rob Brezsny | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Have you read Sydney Brownstone's excellent piece about the gigantic Arctic drilling rig that's headed for Seattle? You should. That Polar Pioneer is a frickin' MONNNNSTER. I went with Sydney to Port Angeles to take photos while she did reporting. Greenpeace...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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ABBA, aka Sweden's pride, aka the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. 'Emily Ann Pothast: Works on Paper' ART Through May 10, Cairo (507 E Mercer St) The artwork of Emily Ann Pothast explores beautifully psychedelic and...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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The Prancing Elites are determined to win over the haters. Okay, everybody... on three: One... two... three... REALITY SHOWS EAT DONKEY BOTTOM! Grrrr, I hate reality shows sooo much. Yes, I'll allow that some reality shows provide a certain grotesque,...
From: The Stranger | By: Wm. Steven Humphrey | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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I've been reading your column for years (19 years?), and I love it. "Savage Love" has been a major part of my coming to terms with my sexuality after a very religious upbringing. And I hate to complain about something that probably seems pretty minor,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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The earth, today. On Earth Day. bk Each April 22 is, apparently, another excuse to circulate this wretched story about Ira Einhorn—the emcee of the first Earth Day rally in 1970 (he claimed to be the event's co-founder) who was later imprisoned for...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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THE LITTLE PRINCE I hope he dies of thirst. A shining, gold-plated example of a thing that adults think kids like but that in fact kids do not like is The Little Prince. Countless children have been forced to suffer though the brutally false profundity...
From: The Stranger | By: Erik Henriksen | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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I'm hoping that this holy-grail album by Gil Mellé is at the Big Dig. One of the highlights of record collectors' year, the Big Dig Record Show happens Saturday May 16 at Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar (3 pm-7 pm, $3; early entry at 1 pm, $10). The...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Do people really 'do a thing' today? What should we be doing? I dropped off a bag of clothes at Value Village this morning. At least that's a little something. Did you notice Value Village's installation at Westlake Center this past Saturday? I had no...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Legally binding Slog poll time! Who should replace Sally Clark on the Seattle City Council? City of Seattle In its rush to replace Sally Clark, Seattle City Council members met in a closed-door session Friday to talk about the 43 applicants for the job....
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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