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Slog PM: McConnell Writes for the Washington Post, How to Flee the Big One, Goodbye Cancer House

by Chase Burns Step on the crack and you'll break your mommy's back. STEVECOLLENDER/GETTYSeattle will replace the Cancer House: Fire...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Who Knew Deconstructing Impossible Standards of Masculinity Could Be So Funny?

We should all aspire to be gentleman traitors. by Rich Smith It's a group dip, people. Kegan MarlingIt's rare to...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Modern Love's Sketches of Romance Are Mostly Beige and Boring

by Ned Lannamann Tina Fey and John Slattery hash it out. CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS/AMAZON STUDIOSThis is a busy weekend for television...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

All of Studio Ghibli's Films Are Unstreamable (For Now)

by Chase Burns Hayao Miyazaki must be one rich dude after his HBO Max deal. Getty Images/ Dan Kitwood Welcome...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Living with Yourself Is a Double Stuf Oreo Where Paul Rudd Is the Crème

by Ned Lannamann NetflixPaul Rudd started trending on Twitter today, which seemed to alarm a lot of people, who weren’t...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Devendra Banhart on the Maternal, Vanity, and How to Compose a Set List

by Jasmyne Keimig Everyone's favorite freak-folk rocker is playing the Moore tomorrow. Courtesy of Grandstand/Lauren DukoffTomorrow evening, Devendra Banhart will...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Why Foraging, Capitalism, and Toxic Mushrooms Are a Bad Combination

by Charles Mudede Don't mess with death mushrooms... Mantonature/gettyimages.comPatch reports that a University of Washington gardener found no less than...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers Movie The Laundromat Is... Fine

by Erik Henriksen Claudette Barius / NetflixSteven Soderbergh's put himself in a weird position. The insanely prolific, insanely diversified filmmaker—sometimes...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

They Think You're Dumb

Man, what's with this scowling brown immigrant? She must be the reason for all our problems. by Rich Smith Man,...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Disorienting, Puntastic Dub Gem "Here Come the Warm Dreads" by Lee "Scratch" Perry and Brian Eno

Track of the day is "Here Come the Warm Dreads," a disorienting dub summit meeting by studio legends Lee "Scratch"...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Postpartum Sex, Miss Manners, Slightly Less Gay Friends—Reader Advice Roundup!

Savage Love Letter of the Day — Reader Advice Roundup by Dan Savage This week's Savage Love Letters of the Day:...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

A New Bar Inside Batch 206 Distillery and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Oct 18, 2019 Edition

News and events for foodies: Oct 18 Edition by Julianne Bell This week, a new cantina brings queso burgers, Mexican-influenced...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Pain Patients Are Collateral Damage in the Opioid Epidemic

by Katie Herzog An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. hsyncoban/Getty In 2017, over 70,000 people died from...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Knife Knights' Medieval Futurism

Another fine Earshot Jazz billing showcasing the festival's adventurous side. by Gregory Scruggs Knife Knights: musical badasses, in chainmail. OCNotesApparently...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

HBO's Watchmen TV Show Has the Volatility of Kerosene

by Ned Lannamann Regina King in HBO's Watchmen. Mark Hill/HBOHow you react HBO’s Watchmen will likely depend on what type...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 92 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Oct 18-20, 2019

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Elaina Friedman Panicking because you don’t know what to do this...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Is Unnecessary, but I'll Take It

by Jenni Moore Walt Disney PicturesAs I entered the theater to see Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, I tried to come...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: An All-Female Spacewalk, a Basement of Blood, and Turkey's Cease-Fire Violation

by Nathalie Graham If anyone calls this "making HERstory," I will scream. Stocktrek Images/GettyNavigation Team under fire: The team that...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Studio Ghibli Will Stream, WeWork Is Troubled, Trump Is Worse Than Hitler?

by Chase Burns Kiki's Delivery Service is flying on to one of HBO's 10,000 streaming platforms this spring. Courtesy Studio...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Pot Stock Profits Are Going Up in Smoke

by Josh Jardine Darren415/Getty ImagesUntil recently, there was much ado about investing in the “Green Rush” of cannabis stocks. Those...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Blood-Splattered Zombieland: Double Tap Is a Comedy Sequel That Actually Works

by Ben Coleman Jessica MiglioThe problem with comedy sequels is that it's hard to tell the same joke years later,...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

38 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Oct 17–20, 2019

Zombieland: Double Tap, An Autumn Afternoon, Kill List, and Other Movies Worth Watching by Joule Zelman This weekend, watch award-winning...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Every Unstreamable Film We've Blurbed (So Far)

by Chase Burns Last updated on Friday, Oct. 18.Andrew on Twitter was wondering if we had a list of all...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

58 Major Events to Know About in the Seattle Area This Weekend: Oct 18-20, 2019

by Stranger EverOut Staff Celebrate our sister city of Reykjavík at Taste of Iceland activities throughout the weekend, including a...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Pike Brewing Turns 30, Meaning It’s Time to Say Thank You

Charles and Rose Ann Finkel have made beer in America better. by Lester Black Rose Ann and Charles Finkel pictured...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Bill That Would Require Alcohol-Detecting Devices in All New Cars Should Become a Law

by Charles Mudede kali9/gettyimages.comA bill on Capitol Hill sponsored by Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), the Reduce...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Republican Donors Are Pouring Money Into Egan Orion's Campaign

Five Trump donors have maxed out in donations to Orion. by Rich Smith What do Egan Orion and Donald Trump...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: A Blissful Cover of Jazz Legend Alice Coltrane's "Sivaya" by L.A. Bassist Sam Wilkes

Track of the day is L.A. bassist Sam Wilkes's heavenly cover of jazz legend Alice Coltrane's "Sivaya" from her 1977...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

His New Girlfriend Doesn't Want to "Scare Him Off" With Her Kinks

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage My girlfriend and I are both avid listeners of your podcast...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

The Top Halloween 2019 Events in Tacoma & the South Sound

From Evil Dead 2 to Frighthouse Station by Stranger EverOut Staff...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Spooky Movies to Go See This Halloween Season

From Parasite to The Lighthouse to Hocus Pocus by Stranger EverOut Staff Seattle is a great place to be a...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Seattle Times Not Sure If Seattle's Secretive but Booming Million-Dollar Condo Market Has Had an Impact on the City's Economy

by Charles Mudede irina88w/gettyimages.comThe Seattle Times, article "Report spotlights how some owners of high-end Seattle condos conceal their identities," makes...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Viva la Physical Media! It's Almost International Independent Video Store Day!

Party at Scarecrow Video on Saturday and bid on us! by Jasmyne Keimig This crow in a suit could be...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

AD: Big Climb 2020

Climb the Columbia Tower to raise funds to fight blood cancers. Registration open NOW by Stranger Things To Do Partner...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

To Take on Trump, Liberal Seattle Must First Take a Look at Itself

by Shaun Scott Jeff Bezos: has deep pockets, doesn't like taxes. ALEX WONG / STAFF To many, the weekly freeway...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Elizabeth Warren vs. the World

by The Stranger Episode 218 talks about the latest Dem debate, Elizabeth Warren's alleged untruths, a problematic CNN town hall,...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: Rep. Elijah Cummings Has Died, UK Reaches Brexit Deal, More Witnesses Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

by Nathalie Graham Bye-bye, Britain. Royalty-free/GettyUS Representative Elijah Cummings is dead: The Maryland congressman died Thursday from longtime health complications,...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Amazon's Big Load Inspires a Surge of Sawant Donations, I'm Back from Vacation, It's Time to Vote

by Chase Burns I surfed this floatie back to Seattle.A dramatic White House meeting regarding Syria and Turkey: Nancy Pelosi...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2019  |  Slog

I Ran Against Egan Orion. Here's Why I'm Endorsing Him.

by Logan Bowers Logan Bowers, pictured here not riding a Solowheel. RYAN CAVANAUGHRunning for Seattle City Council here in District...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2019  |  Slog

Where to Celebrate Diwali 2019 in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff GETTY/MURALINATHDiwali, the fall Hindu festival of lights that avows the triumph of good over evil and...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2019  |  Slog

Phil Tavel Is Running on His Business Record, But Only Part of It

by Rich Smith Not exactly the guy you want overseeing....anything, really. Lester Black Phil Tavel, a lawyer and frequent right-wing...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2019  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 25 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

by Stranger EverOut Staff Catch pop up-and-comer Hayley Kiyoko at Showbox Sodo in March. Courtesy of the artist via FacebookWe...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2019  |  Slog

The Mutual Benefits Fallout for South Florida Politicians Is Still Coming

The practice of legislators recommending lobbyists is odious. They are supposed to be agents of the people, not lobbyists for lobbyists.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Bob Norman  |  02-03-2009  |  Politics

What the McGreevey Mess Means for Closets and Corruption

New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey's revelation that he is gay was a momentous event that, sadly, could have only happened out of shame, not pride. The days when a married pol announces "Yep, I'm gay" just because he feels like it are as far away as Michael Jackson begging the FBI to chaperone his next date.
The Village Voice  |  Michael Musto  |  08-18-2004  |  Politics

I Don't Smoke Pot ... but I Want It Legalized

I grew up believing the U.S. was the most free country in the world. But today, tens of thousands of Americans are behind bars for non-violent marijuana offenses.
Providence Phoenix  |  Valerie Vande Panne  |  01-09-2014  |  Drugs