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The Best Movies Playing at SIFF Cinema Egyptian in October, According to Us ENTER THE DRAGON Playing: Fri Oct 3 at 9:30 pm Director: Robert Clouse Stars: Bruce Lee, Bob Wall, Jim Kelly, Shih Kien Things That Really Happen in This Movie: There's the melancholy...
From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Egyptian Movie Theater Reopens This Weekend! Let's Take a Moment to Look Back at Its Past Here's What's Changed and What Hasn't By Charles Mudede The most loved movie theater in town reopens this week. The place was dead and dark for more than a...
From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Kelly & Cal: Ex-Rocker Trapped in Suburbia by Bethany Jean Clement Kelly used to be cool. She used to be in a band inspired by Sleater-Kinney called Wet Nap; her husband used to be an artist. Now she's trapped in suburbia with an infant and the soundtrack...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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How Do You Make Art About Incarceration? by Jen Graves In black-and-white surveillance videos projected on the wall, you see 42 prisoners at once, each in his own 8-by-10-foot cell. It's a grid that's like a hive. Some prisoners lie still on the bed...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Natalie Merchant's Motherland Album Cover Provides the Answer to the Question: What Is the Meaning of Life? by Charles Mudede Let's return to Motherland. We have been here before many times. We will return to this wondrous place again and again. It is...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Joy and Heartbreak of Intertwining Memoirs by Transgender Teenagers by Paul Constant Perhaps you remember this story when it made the rounds on the Huffington Post and various TV shows in the summer of 2013: Two transgender teenagers from Oklahoma,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Until about 24 hours ago, I was celibate for over two years. (I'm a guy.) Despite some rare and brief moments of loneliness, I really didn't mind it; I'd get high, ride my bike, write music... I was fulfilled in ways I never had time for when I was dating,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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How was your lunch? As good as that ramen looks above? Starting one week from today, Miyabi 45th will be serving house-made ramen at lunchtime every Wednesday. Miyabi 45th is Wallingford's "Japanese gastropub," where chef Mutsuko Soma makes very good...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Thank you, drag queens, for leading the charge. After another meeting with a coalition of San Francisco drag queens led by Sister Roma and represented by San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, today Facebook reversed its plan to delete all accounts using...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Candidates are like dresses and it's really all about which one makes you feel pretty. Right, girls? Rick Snyder is the incumbent Republican governor of Michigan. Women might want to take this into account before voting for this douchebag saying yes...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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ARIES (March 21–April 19): As I hike through the wilderness at dusk, the crickets always seem to be humming in the distance. No matter where I go, their sound is farther off, never right up close to me. How can that be? Do they move away from me as...
From: The Stranger | By: Rob Brezsny | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Forget Spartacus—we are all Vaseline Dion, Della Catessen, Blanche Davidian, Talullah Bunkbed, Wilma Fingerfit, Iona Trailer, and every other hilarious drag name you can think of. Hello, everyone following the saga of Facebook's weird plan to erratically...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Joe Newton A straight male friend practices sounding and has for years. He has some medical questions. I am a pediatric nurse, so he brought his concerns to me, but the questions are totally outside my area of expertise. Nothing emergency-room-worthy...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Delicious Lao chili fish with sticky rice by Gillian Anderson This Lao/Thai restaurant has the goods. Their crispy fish in chili is a whole fish smothered in a tangy caramelized garlic sauce. Choose some tasty pieces and put them on your sticky rice—it’s...
From: The Stranger | By: Gillian Anderson | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Tickets for HUMP! 2014 have been on sale for less than an hour and 1500 tickets are already gone—before we could even post an announcement about tickets going on sale to Slog and Twitter! So, yeah, HUMP! tickets are going fast, porn fans! Don't wanna...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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HERE'S WHAT'S CHANGED AND WHAT HASN'T By Charles Mudede The most loved movie theater in town reopens this week. The place was dead and dark for more than a year. During that time, we were left to imagine the ghosts that lazily haunted its huge and empty...
From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Surely you know what the reading party is by now, but just in case you're new: Everyone shows up at 6 pm and sits in that room and reads to themselves while a musician plays music and waiters bring you things. The music tonight is Paul Matthew Moore...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Rumor is that Facebook is about to back down and let drag queens, trans folks, and porn performers use their stage/chosen/actual names, not their given/legal names. And, yes, Ello had something to do with Facebook's reversal. As Kathleen said in her...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Any technology that governments and corporations are using, artists should be using, too—if for no other reason than to draw attention to what those governments and corporations are doing. (Artists, also, often expand the capabilities of a given technology...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The instigating ad was shared by Savage on Slog on Monday: And as the Daily Banter reported yesterday, "The New “#IAmARepublican” Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion." A sample of the offerings: Find a zillion more and get in...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Conservative panties are bunching in conservative cracks—that's all the action conservative cracks get—and this time it's over Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, which take teach-don't-white-wash and build-on-what-advanced-placement-students-have-already-learned...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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bkYesterday, FBI director James Comey answered questions for 30 minutes with local law-enforcement chiefs standing silently behind him. During his whistle-stop press conference in Seattle yesterday afternoon, FBI director James Comey said he keeps the...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Kelly ONo more permits for aPodment-style buildings, at least for now, thanks to a court ruling. Microhousing in the Balance: The war on small apartments continues. The city has stopped permitting aPodment-style building, CHS Seattle reports, after a...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Back in early spring I heard rumblings via a Music Flim Web blog post there was an attempt to put together a documentary film about the raw and incendiary '80s Texas punk band, the Dicks!! At the time it seemed like most of the raw film was sorted, but...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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ESWashington State Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens wrote the McCleary decision. Because we're very pro the idea of jailing the entire state legislature, the Stranger Election Control Board had a lot of questions for Washington State Supreme Court...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Election Control Board | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Aphex Twin's Syro Blurs the Lines of High and Low Culture by Kyle Fleck For the 1984 film Amadeus, Tom Hulce got an Oscar nomination for playing Mozart, and his portrayal is a stunningly idiosyncratic take on the legendary composer. Instead of trotting...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus Is Out, and Here's an Interview with the Always-Awesome Renee Erickson by Sara Dickerman Renee Erickson gently pulls at the strings of restaurant culture and makes it all seem more relaxed, with a sense of generous ease....
From: The Stranger | By: Sara Dickerman | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Spin the Story of Hiphop Using Afrika Bambaataa's Sacred Vinyl Collection by Trent Moorman Afrika Bambaataa's vinyl collection is a hiphop mother lode. The 40,000 records, now archived at Cornell University, house a musical...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Macefield Music Festival Hits a Growth Spurt by Todd Hamm Last October, it took a passionate group of Ballard-area promoters, venue owners, and personalities to sweep the Macefield Music Festival together from the scattered ashes of Seattle Weekly's...
From: The Stranger | By: Todd Hamm | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Pacific Aggression: Addicted to Social Networking by Kathy Fennessy The second narrative feature from Shaun Scott, a 2012 Stranger Genius Award nominee in film, is an odd affair—awkward at times, but utterly original. The dual narrative revolves around...
From: The Stranger | By: Kathy Fennessy | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Liberator: The Rise and Fall of Simón Bolívar by Charles Mudede I will begin by admitting that I'm deeply attracted to the star of this film, Edgar Ramirez. He is a Venezuelan who seems to speak every major European language fluently. In 2010,...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Seattle Polish Film Festival Provides Best of the Polish Best by Charles Mudede Polish cinema is a very rich cinema. It has, after all, given us Chinatown, by way of Roman Polanski. This year's Seattle Polish Film Festival joins Martin Scorsese Presents:...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Lose Your Freaky, Arty, Metallic Knockout Punch Every Night This Week! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Advanced Style: Independent and Stylish Older Women by David Schmader Living, as we are, in the age of Kickstarter and iMovie, we as a culture would do well to coin a term for documentaries of nebulous quality about subjects of endless fascination. (My...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Relax, Everybody: The Movie Gone Girl Is Just as Good as the Book by Paul Constant It's hard to discuss the plot of Gone Girl without venturing into spoilers, but that's all right—the plot of Gone Girl doesn't really matter. I can already hear some...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Malay Satay Hut Is Closed, Plus Six Openings and More by Bethany Jean Clement NOW CLOSED: Open for many years (except when there was a fire there back in the day), Malay Satay Hut in the ID has finally closed forever. At the Redmond branch—which remains...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Love During Wartime in a Blessedly Unsappy Mary's Wedding by Brendan Kiley For Mary's Wedding, an intimate play for two actors about young love and death during WWI, designer Brian Sidney Bembridge has turned West of Lenin into a barn. Audiences sit...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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To continue with the marijuana theme on the blog today—look at these happy folks in the CD gettin' weeded for the first time!—I thought about posting a weed-positive anthem, but there are so many of them. Too many of them. Instead, let's listen to...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello (aka the Nightwatchman) attacked Seattle establishment 5 Point Cafe on Twitter Sept. 26 after being denied a "special room" (a room that doesn't actually exist, fact fans) for his entourage, because...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Kelly ORyan, left, (who waited in line overnight) "First time smokin' weed?! Ha! That was more like when I was twelve... I'm here because this is incredible. Where I just moved from—in Florida—you go to prison for weed. Here, you just waltz right...
From: The Stranger | By: Kelly O | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Since it was first published to the internet last night, I've watched the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice some half-dozen times. It's a truly great trailer: I can't stop thinking about all the things...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The Washington Post is reporting that a case of Ebola has been detected in Texas. Newt Gingrich will feel vindicated... and then all the facts will come out and it'll most likely turn out to have nothing to do with illegal immigration or ISIS. [ Comment...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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We got a tip last week from Doug Nellis, who said he took this photo on September 25th at the Ship Canal Trail across from Fisherman's Terminal near Interbay. It shows a giant orange sign, surrounded by a fortress pylons, smack dab in the middle of the...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Firefighters on scene of building fire at 400 block of N 35th St. Heavy smoke and flames from building. Prepare for traffic delays in area— Seattle Fire Dept (@SeattleFire) September 30, 2014Slog tipper Steve Geluso (via crackerjack reporter Krishanu...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"This is the first case of Ebola confirmed in the United States." [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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CFKay Hendon, who has lived in the Central District half a century, says, "I'm glad to see what's coming about in this vicinity." The first person in line at the Central District's first legal recreational pot store was Ryan Elbrecht, 35, who moved to...
From: The Stranger | By: Christopher Frizzelle | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Kelly OThis is Manao Thai Street Eats, new on Capitol Hill. Of course. NOW CLOSED: Open for many years (except when there was a fire there back in the day), MALAY SATAY HUT in the ID has finally closed forever. At the Redmond branch—which remains open—they...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Seattle's second pot store, Uncle Ike's, is NOW OPEN right where the Philly Cheese Steak used to be at 23rd and Union. The space has also been the Beehive Bakery and Med Mix, as well as the site of two murders and an August 2013 arson. Things hopefully...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Miljan Mladenovic / ShutterstockThe White House: Do not enter! The good news is Americans are reaching out to politicians. The bad news is Americans are reaching out to politicians by breaking into the White House. This morning, Secret Service Director...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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pbcRobert Reich onstage at Town Hall on Saturday. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich spoke at Town Hall over the weekend as part of Working Washington's ongoing Reclaiming Prosperity lecture series. At the lecture, Reich said he wanted to personally...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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