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I'll get right to the point: I added [the above] photo of one of my bookshelves to my online dating profile and I would like it if other people started doing the same thing. I'm trying to start a movement here. Maybe you can help me spread the word?...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, August 29, 2014
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hxdyl/ShutterstockAccording to airline executives, you can fit 25 human beings in this photograph alone. There's been a lot of air rage over reclining airplane seats this week. This is, needless to say, stupid. If you're on a daytime domestic flight,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Image courtesy Attorney General's OfficeAttorney General Bob Ferguson gets his day in court (of course, he gets a lot of days in court).A small city in Washington State is legally justified in banning pot stores, even though pot stores are legally allowed...
From: The Stranger | By: Dominic Holden | Friday, August 29, 2014
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CREEPOID'S MAGENTA-HUED SLUR-GAZE Wet by Creepoid (Barboza) Hypothesis: There can never be too many bands biting My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. The louche, insanely distorted rock that MBV pioneered on that 1991 album deserves to be emulated and mutated...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A cyclist was killed in this morning's commute after being struck by a vehicle on the notoriously-dangerous-for-cyclists 2nd Avenue, confirms Seattle Police Department spokesman Sergeant Sean Whitcomb. He says he's working to get more details. I'll update...
From: The Stranger | By: Dominic Holden | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Bumbershoot Announces a Few Music-Lineup Alterations: Here are some last-minute changes to the Bumbershoot musical lineup. First, guitarist Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine) will replace Jessica Pratt Monday at the Pavilion Stage at 4:15 pm. Second, the ensemble...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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'WELL, THAT'S A LOT OF INTERESTING QUESTIONS THERE' That rusty-colored sculpture on the left sure looks like a steel installation by the artist whose Wake is a centerpiece of Olympic Sculpture Park. People on Lopez Island talk about Paul Allen; he just...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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THE EVOLUTION OF LITTLE DRAGON'S ELECTRONIC POP (Showbox at the Market) Little Dragon began as a classily louche, luxuriously low-key electro-lounge act, with singer Yukimi Nagano's breathy voice cooing sweet anythings over retro-futurist triphop beats....
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Rejoice in the first day of Bumbershoot! We saw so many bands at the misty grounds of the Seattle Center today! Almost all of the bands there were to see! (At least that's what it felt like!) This post will be updated with reviews and photos as they...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Bumbershoot’s musical lineup is exceptional this year, one of the best in recent memory. While Sunday’s bill is slightly more loaded with greatness, Saturday is no slouch, either. Highlights include... KEEP READING > >...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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NINE INCH NAILS' STARK INDUSTRIAL POP (White River Amphitheatre) "Every day is Halloween with Nine Inch Nails." Throughout the ’90s and early ’00s, this was my standard line on the art of Trent Reznor. I appreciated the drama and power of the music,...
From: The Stranger | By: Kyle Fleck | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The problem with F. Scott Fitzgerald is he didn’t do stand-up comedy. In her new novel, Great, comedian Sara Benincasa reimagines The Great Gatsby as a contemporary lesbian love story told by the teenage daughter of a cupcake... KEEP READING > >...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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PIPER FERGUSONGreg DulliThe Afghan Whigs' new album, Do to the Beast, lays out like claws of an aged, mangy city. Up close, structures are corroded and crumbling. From a distance, though, The Beast becomes a magnificent thing, a marvel of rock and darker...
From: The Stranger | By: Trent Moorman | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Your War Metaphor Is Backwards: There is no "War on Cars," but bicyclists are dying in the streets. Still, we're excited about the new bike share program. The Return of Officer John Marion? If so, this man deserves a greatest-hits compilation. Was It...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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bumbershoot.comSo, like, are all of the Wu-Tang members going to be there tonight? Bumbershoot is starting soon! Are you stoned enough? Do you have stylish rain gear? (Something something joke about the festival living up to its name!) Most importantly,...
From: The Stranger | By: Emily Nokes | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A book launch with stand-up comedy by Paul Constant The problem with F. Scott Fitzgerald is he didn’t do stand-up comedy. In her new novel, Great, comedian Sara Benincasa reimagines The Great Gatsby as a contemporary lesbian love story told by the...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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While The Stranger's arts nerds are getting ready to spend the weekend at Bumbershoot, gaming nerds know this weekend is also PAX Prime, our big local gaming convention. If you're looking for up-to-the-minute PAX news and reviews, The Stranger's own...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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This message from Portland-based Platinum Records Lights and Sound owner Ali Tabatabaie appeared yesterday on its Facebook page. To all my Seattle peeps - after twenty years we finally lost our lease at the Seattle Platinum Records. While we look for...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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No, there isn't a word missing from that headline. LET'S is the art collective (comprised of Andy Arkley, Peter Lynch, and Courtney Barnebey) featured on the cover of The Stranger's guide to Bumbershoot 2014. Go check them out! (Also here.) [ Comment...
From: The Stranger | By: Aaron Huffman | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Yeah, we already said this today, but we're seriously excited, so: BUMBERSHOOT IS THIS WEEKEND! pic.twitter.com/pW2Ju9NUC5— Bumbershoot (@Bumbershoot) August 26, 2014 Dave Segal: "Spending Saturday through Monday at a little festival known as Bumbershoot....
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Staff | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Click to enlarge: the Rhino Room's new menu (In da Club sandwich! Haha). Remember how exciting it was that the Rhino Room was serving food from the great Ma'ono? And how it was from noon to 10 p.m. every day, and you could get a huge Hawaiian plate lunch...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Todd HammWhile listening to Sweden's Little Dragon play an in-studio performance on KEXP yesterday, I learned that their name was a reference to the tantrums that lead singer Yukimi Nagano used to throw in the studio. She is a spark plug—or was; Nagano's...
From: The Stranger | By: Todd Hamm | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Twitter user Steve Johnson posted this video from Smith Tower where Uber's Seattle headquarters is located, this afternoon: As Taylor Soper at Geekwire reports: Here’s a statement from Uber in regard to today’s protest: "Uber offers individuals the...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Friday, August 29, 2014
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PHOTO BY TIMOTHY O'CONNOR AND TIA WHITELAST SATURDAY A dancer faces her desire to interact with the empty, locked buildings at Discovery Park in a performance by Seattle artist Tia Kramer called Five Silent Structures. If you've ever been to Discovery...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Friday, August 29, 2014
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TONIGHT: BLACK FRIDAY FETISH AT THE EAGLE Let’s focus on the sleaze at hand: Tonight, the Eagle is throwing the Black Friday fetish party, and you definitely want to be there, you big whore. Now! There was a time, not long past, in which the raunchy...
From: The Stranger | By: Adrian Ryan | Friday, August 29, 2014
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John KellyCrater have a reservoir of talent.When Stranger music Genius Award nominee Erik Blood drops a hint, you pay attention. On Twitter recently, he posted, “Crater. Act like you know.” That was all it took for me to explore this mysterious entity....
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Some folks are unhappy that the actor playing the trans parent in Amazon's Transparent—Jeffrey Tambor—isn't trans. I can certainly appreciate their frustration; I recall being really, really annoyed that William Hurt played the lead gay character...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Who knew there are, or were, phone apps to measure a feller's ding dong?! The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure...
From: The Stranger | By: Mike Nipper | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Boise writer Christian Winn’s short-story collection Naked Me is only the second title from new local publisher Dock Street Press. It’s a book that knows how to win your attention, from its nipple-festooned cover to the story about a group of poker-playing...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Courtesy of the University of PennsylvaniaDon't tell mom the babysitter's dead.Today's news: dinosaur babysitter! Analysis of a group of Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis fossils suggest that one dino in the group was providing daycare: A new examination...
From: The Stranger | By: Mary P. Traverse | Friday, August 29, 2014
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COME THIRSTY, TOO Genius nominee C. Davida Ingram performed Come Hungry at the Bridge Motel in 2006. We'll talk about it at the Frye on Wednesday. A painter, a photographer, and a performer walk into a bar... and you have the Genius Art Showcase at the...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Hulllooooomosexuals! As I ever-so naughtily teased your sexy butts in this week's The Homosexual Agenda, the sometimes bearded-lady freak phenom from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 (and arguably the third hottest guy on that season—after Ben and Courtney,...
From: The Stranger | By: Adrian Ryan | Friday, August 29, 2014
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It's the first week of Pastor Mark Driscoll's six-week "extended leave" and things are still happening at a pretty fast clip over at Mars Hill Church. Yesterday, Warren Throckmorton published a letter from 9 current church elders asking Driscoll to agree...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, August 29, 2014
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From Neil Steinberg's column in today's Chicago Sun-Times: You know what I admire about bigots? And I’m not referring to the merely prejudiced, mutter-out-of-the-corner-of-their-mouth bigots, but the real wackos, the warped, scary, neo-Nazi, open Klansman,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Courtesy of the artist and Bryan Ohno GalleryKLARA GLOSOVA From the 2014 series Life on the Sidelines, watercolor paintings from the perspective of standing on the sidelines of kid soccer games week in and week out. Good art has proved time and again...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Friday, August 29, 2014
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CHRIS BENNIONAngels in America in Seattle, with Marya Sea Kaminski above, Adam Standley below. Have you read Rebecca Brown's remarkable, arguably heretical essay on Angels in America yet? You really should. The Seattle production continues through September...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A reading of an attention-grabbing short-story collection by Paul Constant Boise writer Christian Winn’s short-story collection Naked Me is only the second title from new local publisher Dock Street Press. It’s a book that knows how to win your attention,...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, August 29, 2014
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COURTESY OF THE ARTISTSYOU WON'T BE SEEING THIS AT BUMBERSHOOT Each coffee cup was inscribed with the name of a man of color extrajudicially shot by a police officer in the last few years. It was by Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin, working under the joint...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Yeah, this isn't going to end well. Sometimes it seems as though the default position for filmmakers putting together a horror movie these days is to go with a found footage format. And that's a shame, because found footage films only work when there's...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The special board at the Sweet Pea Cafe in Tallahassee, Florida. Definitely dropping by the next time I'm in town, Rachel! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A Tale of Two Nine Year Olds: The single mom in South Carolina who let her nine-year-old daughter play in a park alone while she worked at McDonalds—play "alone" in a popular park where 40 other kids were playing—was arrested, charged with felony...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, August 29, 2014
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risteski goce / Shutterstock.comThe future. It's coming for you.Quick, it's 6:00 a.m., someone help me come up with a lede better than "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a drone!" Nobody? Okay, well, we're going with that. Yesterday evening, Alexis Madrigal...
From: The Stranger | By: Anna Minard | Friday, August 29, 2014
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My wife and I have been married for four months. We've never been truly sexually compatible. I don't mean to sound crude or macho, but she is rather petite and I am a girthy. Added to that, she really doesn't have much of a sex drive (once a week, and...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, August 29, 2014
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"Just now I rode by the site of the original Red Robin," says Slog tipper DOUG. "Though it's been closed for years, the building remained. Until today. Now it's just toppled wood siding, piled like a plate of bottomless fries." [ Comment on this story...
From: The Stranger | By: Dan Savage | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Photo via Seattle.gov.Chief Kathleen O'Toole says, "I have questions about who knew what when, and why I wasn’t informed." A Seattle Police Department investigation that began last month into an officer who wrote most of the city's marijuana tickets...
From: The Stranger | By: Dominic Holden | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Kelly O Chop Suey, long a home of adventurous music and comedy shows, as well as host for the Mo’-Wave Festival and Black Weirdo parties, is for sale. According to Zillow, the current price is $99,950. Monthly rent for the club on 14th Ave. and E....
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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KILLER MIKE "At the bottom of our news tonight, there's been a new animal aimed at falling off the face of our Earth. Yes—young black teenagers are reported to be the oldest, and the newest, creatures added to the Endangered Species List. As of now,...
From: The Stranger | By: Larry Mizell Jr. | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Audacity of Taupe pic.twitter.com/3EC7NN0By8— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) August 28, 2014 My Twitter feed this afternoon was full of outrage over President Obama's sartorial choices. At a press conference today, Obama wore a suit that has alternately...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Kelly OOLD-SCHOOL VERSUS NEW BALLARD Ivar’s, the Seattle classic, above. Ethan Stowell has a new fish 'n' chips place in Ballard called Chippy's. Fish 'n' chips there cost—GASP OH MY GOD I KNOW!!!—$14 to $18. But when's the last time you went to...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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"Imagine what we would feel and what we would do if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police during a traffic stop as black drivers, instead of the other way around," Hillary Clinton said at a (presumably very white) tech conference...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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