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Slog PM: A New SDOT Director, a Port Orchard Tornado, Cher Boycotts Facebook and Google

Climate change hurts salmon's sense of smell, Flynn sentencing postponed, Trump's fake charity by Nathalie Graham One man to rule...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Will KEXP's NHL Collaboration Bring Krautrock to the Key Arena?

KEXP is partnering with the NHL in Seattle to curate all of the music at the future professional hockey games...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Soundgarden's Surviving Members to Play Jan. 16 Reunion Show in LA; New Chris Cornell Box Set Already Sold Out

Soundgarden's three surviving members will reunite on Jan. 16 for a Chris Cornell tribute show in LA, with MC50's Marcus...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Savage Love

Her butt is sending the wrong signals. by Dan Savage I'm a kinky single woman who keeps attracting the wrong...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology

December 19–25 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Consumer Reports says that from 1975 to 2008, the average number...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

The Sex Is Great But the Flags Are Red

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I live in a small town with slim BDSM pickings. I'm...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

New Savage Lovecast: Doggity Style!

Episode #634 — December 18, 2018 by The Stranger Hey baby. Are you ready to get your freak on? Yeah,...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

How to Win the War on Christmas

Christmas should be celebrated once every four years. by Katie Herzog Ian Dyball/Getty It is, perhaps, ironic that the people...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

89 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Dec 18-23, 2018

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Maybe Steven Spielberg Is to Blame for Alice Walker's Anti-Semitism

by Charles Mudede The Color Purple, the MovieMany of us recently discovered that the famous black American novelist Alice Walker...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Facebook and Google Pay $455K to Settle Political Ad Lawsuits in Washington State

Attorney General Bob Ferguson brought the lawsuits, which arose out of Stranger reporting. by Eli Sanders Washington Attorney General Bob...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

The Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet Is Great. The 50th Anniversary Reissue? Not So Much.

by Ned Lannamann It’s been a banner year for memorializing a banner year in music—specifically, 1968: The latter months of...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Bumblebee Review: For the First Time in Over 30 Years, Playing with Transformers Is Fun

by Bobby Roberts In the early 1980s, President Ronald Reagan lifted restrictions on advertising, making it possible for Madison Avenue...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Chill Anti-Big-Oil Screed "Shell No" by Seattle Native Funk Group Khu.eex'

Seattle Native funk group Khu.eex' go to Worrell on their new anti-Big-Oil screed, "Shell No." by Dave Segal Khu.éex', "Shell...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Clarinet Virtuoso Kinan Azmeh Premieres a New Concerto with the Seattle Symphony

by Leilani Polk performs Wednesday, February 6, at Benaroya Hall. ">Kinan Azmeh performs Wednesday, February 6, at Benaroya Hall. CONNIE...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

It's Day 18 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

The Top 10 Seattle Music Releases of 2018

Check out a survey of the top 10 Seattle releases of 2018. by Dave Segal 01 Terror/Cactus, Impulsos (self-released) Seattle—nay,...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Slog AM: Celebrate Our Orca Task Force, Michael Flynn Will Be Sentenced Today

by Michael Bell It's time for your initiation into the task force. RIEGSECKER/GETTYIMAGES.COMSaving the baby salmon: In a move to...
The Stranger  |  12-18-2018  |  Slog

Slog PM: Gonzaga University Has Been a Haven for Abusive Catholic Priests, Enough Evidence to Indict Trump, I Feel Like This Lily

It's so wet out, Stephen Miller's fake hair, gun control is safe for now by Nathalie Graham Gonzaga didn't realize...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Seattle Sex Workers Call for the City to Decriminalize Sex Work

It would be a good way first step in helping to end violence against sex workers. by Rich Smith Everyone...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Nearly 140 Years Later, the Brave Character Who Inspired Modern Theater Gets Her Sequel

by Chase Burns A Doll's House, Part 2 makes its PNW debut at Seattle Repertory Theatre on March 15. Cassandra...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Your Ultimate Guide to Where to Eat Out for the 2018 Winter Holidays in Seattle

Your Ultimate Guide to Where to Eat Out for the 2018 Winter Holidays in Seattle by Stranger Things To Do...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

When Fox News Says You're an Unindicted Co-Conspirator...

by Eli Sanders Judge Nap, you too??? Mark Wilson / Getty ImagesIt happened today on Fox News, so there's a...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

The Trans Comedian Who Got Married in a Denny’s

by Dave Segal She’s also a DJ and a vegan. “But I’m a bad vegan,” she says, pointing to the...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Happy Birthday, Jesus. Here’s Your PNW Grateful Dead Album.

Make a Seattle Dead Head happy this December with some songs recorded in Seattle 44 years ago. by Lester Black...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Navigating Politics at the Dinner Table

by Ciara Dolan Talking about politics during your holiday meal might not look so cozy, but that doesn't mean you...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Why It's Impossible for this Wallingford Home to Be Green: Its Owners Are Asking for $2.1 million

by Charles Mudede This looks really green... peart/gettyimages.comHere is exactly why most green certifications are bogus. They tend to focus...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

The Death of Tumblr Highlights Congress's Real Priorities

A bill that led to "adult content" disappearing from Tumblr? Passed. A bill to prevent future election interference on social...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

When He's Not Playing Guitar in Loads of Rock Bands, DJ M.F. Cake (Kurt Bloch) Spins Blazers from the '60s and '70s

You know Kurt Bloch for his raucous guitar playing in tons of rock bands over the last 40 years, but...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Updating Your Self-Care Regimen

by Jenni Moore Treat yo self. chee gin tan / GettyEver since the 2016 election, self-care has been a part...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Obamacare Ruling Likely to Be Overturned

There's almost no chance this ruling holds. by Katie Herzog HABesen/Getty ImagesWhat's that saying? "Everything is shittier in Texas"? On...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

The 63 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Dec 17-23, 2018

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

The 31 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Dec 17-23, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Burien rapper Travis Thompson has the makings of a hometown hero. Hear him rap...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Fresh Off His Fourth Consecutive Political Defeat, Dino Rossi Spotted at Disneyland

Rossi enjoyed an athleisurely stroll through the happiest place on Earth this weekend. by Rich Smith Rossi enjoyed an athleisurely...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Seahawks Let Plucky 49ers Have Fun Day for Once

by Spike Friedman Ferocious and relentless: Chris Carson rushing with the ball Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesThe Seahawks lost an overtime thriller...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Yes, There Are Black People in Portland

But where is Aminé? by Jasmyne Keimig Duh. Ciara Dolan“YES, THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN PORTLAND” warrants a laugh. Not...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

It's Day 17 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Tumblr Is Dead

Starting today, a new adult content ban will make “images, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals” or “female-presenting...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

Slog AM: Redmond Is Diversifying Faster Than Seattle, Twice as Many High School Students Are Vaping This Year

by Michael Bell She makes this look cool, but it's not cool. Being hip is being healthy! licsiren/Getty ImagesRedmond's rapid...
The Stranger  |  12-17-2018  |  Slog

It's Day 16 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-16-2018  |  Slog

It's Day 15 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2018  |  Slog

Slog PM: Burke-Gilman's Missing Link to Remain Missing, the Boy Scouts are Filing for Bankruptcy

Ex-Trump aide wants a Congress seat, two men crushed to death by truck, the gig economy works sometimes by Nathalie...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2018  |  Slog

Avenging an Angel

Oklahoma residents have wondered for nearly 25 years who killed Debra Sue Carter -- three men have been found guilty, but all three convictions were thrown out.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Scott Cooper  |  05-31-2006  |  Crime & Justice

What It Means to Myth New Orleans

One of the Crescent City's biggest challenges is overcoming inaccurate reports and stereotypes that formed in the immediate wake of Katrina.
IND Media  |  Katy Reckdahl  |  08-23-2006  |  Disasters

Emo Expert in Hipster Playground

Greenwald's pastiche of emo tropes, dime-store Freud and corny similes adds up to the equivalent of an overly earnest late-night blog post.
The Village Voice  |  Akiva Gottlieb  |  01-18-2006  |  Fiction