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Slog PM: First Hill Radiation Spill Is a Real Mess, Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Goes Viral, Stamp Away Andrew Jackson This Weekend

by Chase Burns I'm not saying the First Hill spill is like Chernobyl but I'm not not saying it's like...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

A $400 Dollar Emergency Would Overwhelm the Budgets of Nearly 40 Percent of Americans

by Charles Mudede Can I afford this mistake? James Woodson/gettyimages.comA survey conducted by the Federal Reserve found that nearly 40...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

The City Council Candidates Vying for Bezos Bucks, Young Democrats Diss Sawant, and More City Council Election News

Here's the latest news on City Council election news. by Lester Black Lester BlackWho wants to be the chamber candidate?...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Minimalistically Majestic "The Colour of Poison" by Seattle Heavy-Rock Icons Earth

Earth's "The Colour of Poison" bears a gnarly guitar riff that should be carved into Mount Rushmore. Check out the...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

I Wish I'd Had Booksmart in High School

by Elinor Jones Annapurna Pictures Booksmart is about Molly and Amy (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever), two accomplished girls who...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

Reader Advice Round-up: Cremasters, Huzzbenns, and Abortions in Georgia

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: His...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

SDOT Recommends Spending up to $420 Million on a New Magnolia Bridge

The city released a new study on what to do with the aging Magnolia Bridge. by Lester Black An artistic...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

What's Going on with Bumbershoot 2019?

Maybe Cardi B dropped out? by Jasmyne Keimig “B”umbershoot 2019 Lineup coming Friday. You’ll like it. pic.twitter.com/AUXmPaObbX— Bumbershoot (@Bumbershoot) May...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

Director Ying Liang Returns to Familiar Territory (Chinese Authoritarianism) but Adds a Personal, Humorous Touch in A Family Tour

by Andrew Wright While attending a film festival in Taiwan, an exiled-from-China filmmaker (Gong Zhe) takes the opportunity to secretly...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

A New Restaurant from the Chef Behind Il Corvo and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: May 24, 2019 Edition

News and events for foodies: May 24 Edition by Julianne Bell Il Corvo fans tired of waiting in line for...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

Stuffed Offers an Intriguing and Surprisingly Not Morbid Peek Into the World of Taxidermy

by Gillian Anderson Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy in Los Angeles working on a subject.This is one of those documentaries...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

Democratic Sen. Guy Palumbo Resigns to Become a Lobbyist for Amazon

He's resigning his senate seat a year early to be a lobbyist for Amazon. by Rich Smith Have fun in...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: California Wants Dogs to (Legally) Get High, Theresa May Resigns, Elon Musk Paid Himself $2.3 Billion Last Year

by Timothy Kenney What kind of strain do you think these fuzzballs like? HEDGEHOG94/GETTY IMAGESSeattle Department of Transportation has congestion...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Jayapal Wants to ITMFA, Colorado Caps the Price of Insulin, I'd Let Jeff Bezos Take Me to Mars

by Chase Burns Coming soon: Techies. NASADo our future space colonizers have a future up on the red planet? Scientists...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

The Vinyl Frontier: The Time NASA Shot a Record into Outer Space

by Ned Lannamann NASA / JPL - CALTECHIn 1977, NASA sent two Voyager probes out into space, and during the...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Next Time, Pack Some Etiquette with That Camping Gear

by Anonymous STEVEN WEISSMAN We knew camping on Memorial Day weekend would be busy, so we planned ahead: We chose...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Sea-Tac Traffic Congestion Is Expected to Get Worse This Summer and Your Car Is the Problem

Take the light rail! by Nathalie Graham Step 1: Stop driving your car to the airport. stevecoleimages/Getty ImagesIf you thought...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

The Stranger Is Hiring a Digital Ad Operations Coordinator!

by The Stranger The Stranger is hiring for a Digital Ad Operations Coordinator! What the hell is this you may...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 82 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: May 24-27, 2019

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Elaina Friedman Panicking because you don’t know what to do for...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

25 Non-SIFF Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: May 23–27, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Even when Booksmart reminds you a little too poignantly of high school, it's a...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Chastity Belt Is Back, Baby!

by Jasmyne Keimig These sleepyheads play the Clock-Out Lounge tonight with opener Red Ribbon Courtesy of Hardly Art/Carley SoletherThe always...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Tiny Idiot Indulges in Holy Drivel: A Q&A with Seattle Comedian Derek Sheen

A Q&A with the great, manic Seattle stand-up Derek Sheen in advance of his next album, which he's recording at...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Sexually Inexhaustible Husband Expects Too Much From Completely Exhausted Wife

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I’m a 35-year-old straight woman married to a 42-year-old straight man...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Seattle’s Newest Craft Beer Brand Is Coming for Rainier

Can a local beer compete with Rainier and Bud Light? by Lester Black Chris Smith, Dan Martinez, and Seiky Huerta...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Aladdin Is Loud, Cheery, Tacky, and Vacuously Good-Natured

by Ned Lannamann Will Smith’s genie is flabbergastingly weird. DISNEYIt could have been worse. Disney's live-action remake of 1992’s Aladdin...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Historic Seattle Makes a Preliminary Offer to Buy The Showbox and Save It From Demolition

A nonprofit has made a preliminary offer to try to purchase the historic Showbox venue. by Lester Black Preservation or...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: Whale-Watching Captains Sue San Juan County Activists, Washington Is a Sanctuary State, Forest Service Won't Reimburse California Firefighters

by Timothy Kenney Just in time for wildfire season. ARISHARAY / GETTY IMAGESSan Juan whale-watching boats sue activists over proposed...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Sun Shines on World Goth Day, Amazon Shareholders Vote Down Employee-Backed Resolutions, The Big One Is Coming (Eventually)

by Chase Burns Seattle, someday. Claudiad / GettyU.S. acknowledges another migrant child died under government care: A 10-year-old girl from...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Ari Hoffman Is "Not an Expert on Climate Change," Still Has Lots of Opinions

Ari Hoffman isn't certain what really causes climate change, but he's pretty sure the homeless are a big contributor. by...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Neal Stephenson Interview: Tech Moguls, Brain Science, and Fall: or, Dodge in Hell

by Suzette Smith HARPER COLLINS / AUTHOR PHOTO BY BRADY HALLNeal Stephenson is one of the great authors of contemporary...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Flash Deals: We Have Exclusive Discounts for These Upcoming Seattle Events!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff See masterpieces by George Balanchine, Jose Limon, and Price Suddarth at the Pacific Northwest...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Deadwood: The Movie Takes You Back to the Mud, Back to the Blood

by Erik Henriksen WARRICK PAGE / HBO “That left-cheek ass-blister’s a percolating son of a bitch,” mutters Calamity Jane, shifting...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Man Who Has It All Risks Losing Everything in Italian Crime Thriller, The Invisible Witness

by Charles Mudede It's a locked-room mystery with a twist. The Invisible Witness is a standard thriller, true, but it’s...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 54 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

by Stranger Things To Do Staff The hilarious, Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon will return to Seattle next May...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Seattle's Gargantuan Wealth Has Made It a Super-Sad City

by Charles Mudede The so, so sad city... CinematicFilm/gettyimages.comWhat American cities can learn from Seattle is an A-list corporate community,...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Hilarious Rap Battle "Woke as Me" by Wry MCs Open Mike Eagle & Phonte

On the satirical "Woke as Me," wry MCs Open Mike Eagle and Phonte provoke more LOLs per minute than in...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

He Loves Having His Balls Sucked But It Hurts And That Sucks

by Dan Savage I'm a straight guy and I'm really into having my balls sucked—it's one of my favorite things...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Some Karmic Justice Amid the Latest Trump Tantrum

by The Stranger Episode 199 finds a little bit of uplifting news amid the latest Trump tantrum, then talks about...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Grateful Dead Drummer Announces His Own Line of Weed. Big Surprise.

by Josh Jardine mindyourheadcannabis.comCelebrity endorsements of cannabis may be irritating (looking at you, then quickly looking away, Post Malone) or...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Some Karmic Justice Amid the Latest Trump Tantrum

Episode 199 of the Blabbermouth podcast by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Dan...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Memorial Day 2019 Weekend Festivals

Hood Canal Shrimpfest, Northwest Folklife, and More Events from Vancouver to Vashon by Stranger Things To Do Staff Memorial Day...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Study Shows CBD May Be Effective for Opioid Treatment

by Katie Herzog Smells good, looks great, might help people get off heroin. SEASTOCK/GETTY IMAGESCBD is everywhere. It’s in dog...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Stevie Stiletto Isn't Dead

He's past his prime and he's pissing blood. But Jacksonville, Florida punk legend Ray McKelvey is still chasing the spotlight.
Folio Weekly  |  John E. Citrone  |  08-02-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Why Guinness is Great

Guinness is more than a drink to Ireland—it is part of the country’s legacy.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kathleen M. Mitchell  |  03-15-2013  |  Food+Drink

Fight or Flight

Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-28-2005  |  Reviews