• Man Plays Trumpet, Gets Tackled by Cops

    Man Plays Trumpet, Gets Tackled by Cops
    by Nathalie GrahamSorry for the foggy picture :( This was on about hour five or six of streaming. Nathalie Graham
    Yesterday's protest was peaceful for hours until it wasn't. At about 11:30 p.m. agitators from the crowd started chucking water bottles at the line of Seattle Police Department officers and National Guard members. After someone threw a traffic cone, shit got real. The National Guard condensed behind their riot shields, SPD threw flash bombs, tear gas was deployed, and protesters scat
  • Savage Love: Blinders

    Savage Love: Blinders
    by Dan Savage JOE NEWTONHere goes: I’m a 32-year-old gay male and I have trouble staying out of my head during sex. I feel like there may be many issues. The one non-issue is everything works fine on my own. When I’m single or “available,” I am OK. Let’s be honest: I'm a slut and I enjoy it. But when I invest in someone, when I’m trying to have an actual relationship, the sex suffers. With a partner I care about I feel nervous. I feel small both mentally and p
  • Inslee Extends Statewide Eviction Moratorium Through August 1

    Inslee Extends Statewide Eviction Moratorium Through August 1
    But there's some modifications to consider.by Rich SmithGood news, for now, for renters in need of relief.JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGES
    As expected, on Tuesday Gov. Jay Inslee extended the statewide eviction moratorium through August 1. The new proclamation maintains key features of the previous order, which banned all residential evictions for failure to pay rent, prohibited landlords from charging late fees on missed rent, and froze residential and some commercial rent hikes. People living in cars
  • Slog AM: Seattle Police Use Tear Gas, Durkan Announces Several Day Curfew, Noted Bigot Loses Primary

    Slog AM: Seattle Police Use Tear Gas, Durkan Announces Several Day Curfew, Noted Bigot Loses Primary
    by Jasmyne KeimigThe scene on the frontline of the protest on Capitol Hill last night. Seattleites have finally found a use for their umbrellas! Courtesy of Nathalie GrahamLast night was the second night of protests on Capitol Hill, fifth night of protests over the death of George Floyd in the city: A crowd of thousands packed the Pike/Pine corridor for over five hours, calling for the end of police brutality against Black people while facing a line of police and National Guard along 11th next t
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  • Slog AM: Fifth Night of Protests in the City, Seattle Under Several Day Curfew, Inslee Extends Eviction Moratorium

    Slog AM: Fifth Night of Protests in the City, Seattle Under Several Day Curfew, Inslee Extends Eviction Moratorium
    by Jasmyne KeimigThe scene on the frontline of the protest on Capitol Hill last night. Seattleites have finally found a use for their umbrellas! Courtesy of Nathalie GrahamLast night was the second night of protests on Capitol Hill, fifth night of protests over the death of George Floyd in the city: A crowd of thousands packed the Pike/Pine corridor for over five hours, calling for the end of police brutality against Black people while facing a line of police and National Guard along 11th next t
  • A Message to the City from Jennifer Nelson

    A Message to the City from Jennifer Nelson
    "We have to change this system. We have to."by The StrangerJennifer Nelson is the principal clarinetist with the Pacific Northwest Ballet orchestra. Photo by Jim Barker
    Good morning. It's Wednesday, June 3, and there's so much tension in the air, we wanted to stir in some beauty.
    Here to play Bach on clarinet is Jennifer Nelson, whose playing you've probably heard before, if you go to musicals at the 5th Avenue or the Paramount, or if you saw the national tour of Phantom of the Opera.
    She's also
  • Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: Danusha Laméris "Small Kindnesses"

    Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: Danusha Laméris "Small Kindnesses"
    by Rich SmithSmall kindnesses by @DanushaLameris pic.twitter.com/5IRSFev8S1
    — Marie Lazzaretto (@BooksPajamas) June 2, 2020I came across Santa Cruz County poet laureate Danusha Laméris's "Small Kindnesses" in a Twitter thread of favorite poets by black writers posted by Luther Hughes, founder and Editor-In-Chief of Shade Literary Arts, "a literary organization focused on the empowerment and expansion of literature by queer writers of color."You can find the poem in her new collectio
  • Slog PM: A Fifth Day of Protests; Durkan Will Meet with Organizers Tomorrow, Can't Say There Won't Be Tear Gas Tonight

    Slog PM: A Fifth Day of Protests; Durkan Will Meet with Organizers Tomorrow, Can't Say There Won't Be Tear Gas Tonight
    by Chase BurnsThe police line at the east precinct last night. Rich Smith
    Seattle Times has apiece on Omari Salisbury, the livestreamer and journalist who captured the moment when police grabbed a purple/pink/fuchsia (the color is hotly debated) umbrella from protestors in Capitol Hill last night, setting off a series of events that would ultimately be declared a riot by police. “There was no sense of de-escalation," said Salisbury to the Times. “The police are the professionals. The
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  • Currently Hanging: Luis Vela LP on Your Freakin' Phone

    Currently Hanging: Luis Vela LP on Your Freakin' Phone
    by Jasmyne KeimigPharrell (captured by Luis Vela LP) next to this weird, cute plant of mine in my house. Jasmyne KeimigDuring the pandemic, I've been using this column to point out some of my favorite murals located around my neighborhood that you can walk past to get your fill of form and paint while many art spaces are closed down. But this week, with the, you know, citywide curfew mandated by Mayor Jenny Durkan due to the protests, I thought it best to bring some art into your home. Never say
  • The Amazon Tax Is Back on the Menu

    The Amazon Tax Is Back on the Menu
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    The end of the Tax Amazon stalemate is in sight. While Gov. Jay Inslee extended the proclamation on the Open Public Meetings Act that caused the whole drama between Councilmember Kshama Sawant, her legislation, and the rest of the council, he also made some changes that could clear a pat
  • George Floyd and the Cop Accused of Killing Him Worked at the Same Club

    George Floyd and the Cop Accused of Killing Him Worked at the Same Club
    We can certainly expect this new development to expose more surprises about Chauvin down the line.by Charles MudedeThe Black CatastropheBig Joe/gettyimages.com
    It took a few days to get my head around what I saw and heard of George Floyd's death. I watched the life leave his body. I heard him crying for his mother. I saw his head roll about like a broken doll as he was uselessly lifted onto a gurney. He did not pass away in the ambulance. He died on the street. His head pinned to the concrete.
    I
  • Lisa Herbold Wants to Prevent SPD from Covering Badge Numbers

    Lisa Herbold Wants to Prevent SPD from Covering Badge Numbers
    "The fact that the mourning bands are placed right over the badge numbers is simply not acceptable."by Christopher FrizzelleThe city council member says, "The fact that the mourning bands are placed right over the badge numbers is simply not acceptable." Seattle City Council Flickr
    Of the ten most common complaints filed with the Seattle Office of Police Accountability in the last four days, one of the most common is the public's objection to Seattle Police Department officers covering up their
  • The Stamp Act Riots of 1765

    The Stamp Act Riots of 1765
    Behold, a stirring tale of America's debt of gratitude to the act of beheading government officials in effigy.by Matt BaumeAh, America's rich tradition of religious tolerance. Library of Congress
    Rioting has been an American pastime since before America existed, and it’s heartening to see patriotic Seattlites participating in a tradition that dates back to before the country’s founding. In this new series, we’ll celebrate some of history’s greatest riots, drawing inspirat
  • Delete Your Black Square Post

    Delete Your Black Square Post
    The call to amplify Black voices and movements turned into non-Black people amplifying their own willing silence.by Jasmyne KeimigPlease do me a favor and don't post this black square on your Instagram.Courtesy of WikiquoteLate last night and early this morning, a flood of black squares filled my Instagram feed. The posts were part of Blackout Tuesday, a "social media movement" (a.k.a. chainmail) meant to visually symbolize a moment of silence taken in honor of George Floyd, a Black man killed b
  • Delete Your Black Square

    Delete Your Black Square
    The call to amplify Black voices and movements turned into non-Black people amplifying their own willing silence.by Jasmyne KeimigPlease do me a favor and don't post this black square on your Instagram.Courtesy of WikiquoteLate last night and early this morning, a flood of black squares filled my Instagram feed. The posts were part of Blackout Tuesday, a "social media movement" (a.k.a. chainmail) meant to visually symbolize a moment of silence taken in honor of George Floyd, a Black man killed b
  • How Protesters Around the World Shield Themselves From Tear Gas and Pepper Spray

    How Protesters Around the World Shield Themselves From Tear Gas and Pepper Spray
    You never know when you'll need an umbrella.by Matt BaumeProtesters protect the crowd with umbrellas on Capitol Hill. Omari Salisbury / phloating_man on Reddit
    You’ve probably seen the video by now: A line of protesters faces a line of cops on Capitol Hill, an eye-catching purple umbrella held toward police as a shield. There’s no sign of aggression until a cop decides he wants the umbrella; there’s a short tussle; and then the police let loose the chemical agents against the c
  • Slog 10:54 AM: The Soul of the Nation, Tear Gas and Mace, Carole Gets the Tigers

    Slog 10:54 AM: The Soul of the Nation, Tear Gas and Mace, Carole Gets the Tigers
    by Chase BurnsPriorities. Bellevue on Sunday. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images
    Every weekday, Slog AM highlights a wide range of stories we think you should read, but Rich was at the Capitol Hill "riot" until midnight last night so we made today's Slog AM about a single story we thought was important: that purple pink umbrella. To make up for the topics we skipped, here's a round-up of some other headlines from the morning. I'm still writing Slog PM later today, so let's call this... Slog 10:54
  • New Savage Lovecast: Why Does Dr. Barak Keep Returning to the Show?

    New Savage Lovecast: Why Does Dr. Barak Keep Returning to the Show?
    Episode #710 — June 2, 2020by The StrangerA remote-controlled buttplug? In the bath? This pandemic is getting pretty fun!
    A woman asks a question that so many of us are also wondering: is it safe to be romantically intimate with someone who has already recovered from COVID-19? When? Dan brings on the intrepid Dr. Barak to answer, and as usual hits him with a gnarly second question just to make the good doctor squirm.
    Are you a parent? Have you had some challenges raising your kids? Is your
  • Slog AM: Police Pepper Spray Protesters Over Pink Umbrella, Escalating Fourth Day of Police Brutality Protests

    Slog AM: Police Pepper Spray Protesters Over Pink Umbrella, Escalating Fourth Day of Police Brutality Protests
    “See you tomorrow,” one protester yelled to another. “Every day,” the other replied.by Rich Smith11th Ave. and Pine St. on Monday evening. The crowd held their hands up, chanting, "Hands up, don't shoot!" RS
    A fourth day of protests demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality escalated quickly Monday evening after an officer snatched a pink umbrella from the hands of a demonstrator standing in front of a police barricade on 11th Ave. and Pine St. on
  • A Message to the City from Erin Jorgensen

    A Message to the City from Erin Jorgensen
    "Black lives matter, and I hope you have a good morning."by The StrangerErin Jorgensen plays the marimba.Courtesy of Erin Jorgensen
    Good morning. It's the second day of June, another day in this rat race founded on slavery, and people have fucking had it.For something soothing after another long night, we turn to the artist Erin Jorgensen.She begins by talking about the need to "dismantle this demonic, murderous presence of racism that's present in every aspect of American life."
    She adds, "It's
  • Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "Timeline of Events on May 30th, 2020" by SPD Public Affairs

    Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "Timeline of Events on May 30th, 2020" by SPD Public Affairs
    A cop poem.by Rich SmithArm of the law LESTER BLACK
    On Monday afternoon the Seattle Police Department released a timeline of events reported on the police scanner last Saturday, when 10,000 people showed up downtown to mourn the loss of George Floyd and to protest police violence against black people in general.In an italicized passage that precedes the timeline, the cops' comms staff is careful to qualify the information as "an initial" and "not comprehensive" timeline of "major events" that re
  • Slog PM: Seattle's Fourth Night of Protests; Trump Calls Protests "Acts of Domestic Terror," Vows Military Action

    Slog PM: Seattle's Fourth Night of Protests; Trump Calls Protests "Acts of Domestic Terror," Vows Military Action
    by Chase BurnsA sign from Sunday's peaceful march in Seattle. Chase Burns
    Inslee just announced he's extending the statewide eviction moratorium: He made the announcement during a presser on tonight's fourth night of police brutality protests. More from The Stranger's Rich Smith:
    As for his position on the protests: Until a reporter for the South Seattle Emerald asked him to, Inslee didn't address multiple accounts of violent police behavior captured on video over the weekend. The Seattle Office
  • SPD Officer Jared Campbell Was Not Deploying Pepper Spray

    SPD Officer Jared Campbell Was Not Deploying Pepper Spray
    Activists pointed their finger at the wrong cop.by Christopher FrizzelleOfficer Jared Campbell was not involved in this pepper spray incident, according to Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, who chairs the public safety committee. SCREENSHOT FROM EVAN HREHA'S VIDEO
    In response to the social media furor over the last two days calling for the firing—or worse—of Seattle Police Department officer Jared Campbell following an incident involving pepper spray and a kid, today Seattle C
  • The 40 Best Social Distancing-Friendly Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 1-4, 2020

    The 40 Best Social Distancing-Friendly Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 1-4, 2020
    Savage Love Livestream, a Virtual La Fonda Concert, and More Top Picksby Stranger EverOut StaffIn addition to supporting black-owned businesses in Seattle, educating yourself through anti-racism resources, and donating to social justice causes, here are our picks for the best social distancing friendly things to do this week on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms—from Dan Savage's Savage Love Livestream to The Moth StorySLAM, and from a virtual Nectar concert with La Fonda to
  • The 39 Best Social Distancing-Friendly Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 1-4, 2020

    The 39 Best Social Distancing-Friendly Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 1-4, 2020
    Savage Love Livestream, a Virtual La Fonda Concert, and More Top Picksby Stranger EverOut StaffIn addition to supporting black-owned businesses in Seattle, educating yourself through anti-racism resources, and donating to social justice causes, here are our picks for the best social distancing friendly things to do this week on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms—from Dan Savage's Savage Love Livestream to The Moth StorySLAM, and from a virtual Nectar concert with La Fonda to
  • The 38 Best Social Distancing-Friendly Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 1-4, 2020

    The 38 Best Social Distancing-Friendly Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 1-4, 2020
    Savage Love Livestream, a Virtual La Fonda Concert, and More Top Picksby Stranger EverOut StaffIn addition to supporting black-owned businesses in Seattle, educating yourself through anti-racism resources, and donating to social justice causes, here are our picks for the best social distancing friendly things to do this week on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms—from Dan Savage's Savage Love Livestream to The Moth StorySLAM, and from a virtual Nectar concert with La Fonda to
  • Inslee Addresses Police Brutality Protests as Fourth Day of Uprising Commences

    Inslee Addresses Police Brutality Protests as Fourth Day of Uprising Commences
    General Bret Daugherty is asking people to "remain calm" and not "run around with weapons."by Rich SmithLike other executives, Inslee reiterated his understanding that people are "justifiably outraged" at the police killing of George Floyd. JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGES
    As a crowd gathered in Westlake Park for a fourth day of protesting against police killings and racial injustice, Gov. Jay Inslee held a press conference in Olympia along with Washington Adjutant General Bret Daugherty of the Nationa
  • How to Protect Yourself From Tear Gas

    How to Protect Yourself From Tear Gas
    What mask works best? Should you wash with water or milk? What are the long term effects of exposure? We know surprisingly little about tear gas.by Matt BaumeDowntown Seattle during last Saturday night's protests.Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty ImagesAs we move into the fun summer months, now is a perfect time to refresh your wardrobe with the season’s hottest swimwear, accessories, and gas masks. Whether you’re out for a relaxing canoe ride, jogging with the kids in the park, or protesti
  • So How Are Biden and the Other 2020 Dems Handling Things?

    So How Are Biden and the Other 2020 Dems Handling Things?
    What a great opportunity for a leader to step forward! Anyone? Anyone?by Matt BaumeBiden doing candidate stuff. Olivia Raisner, Digital Director for the Biden campaign
    Hey, whatever happened to Joe Biden? Is that guy still running for President? Well what do you know, yes, he is, and today he suggested that the police ought to be shooting unarmed protestors in the leg instead of the heart. Yes that is exactly the reform everyone’s looking for, nailed it.Though his name may not have come ac
  • Seattle City Council Members Respond to Weekend's Demonstrations

    Seattle City Council Members Respond to Weekend's Demonstrations
    by Nathalie Graham"This is personal for many of us and many of us are survivors of this system of oppression," Council President Lorena González said. Screenshot of the Seattle Channel
    The Seattle City Council spent the bulk of its Monday morning briefing responding and reacting to the weekend's protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the extreme use of force in policing nationwide.The fallout from the demonstrations was punctuated over the weekend by empty
  • Black Lives Matter: A Resistance & Solidarity Guide

    Black Lives Matter: A Resistance & Solidarity Guide
    Resistance Events, Black-Owned Restaurants, and Other Ways to Stand Against Racismby Stranger EverOut StaffThe death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man strangled by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, is by no means an isolated incident of racist violence against black and brown people in America at the hands of law enforcement (see: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others). Below, we've rounded up ways to peacefully protest racist
  • Seattle Police Still Using the Knee-on-Neck Hold, Proven Deadly in the George Floyd Case

    Seattle Police Still Using the Knee-on-Neck Hold, Proven Deadly in the George Floyd Case
    The cop isn't just using force, the cop is becoming nothing but this force.by Charles MudedeWhen being a cop becomes being a knee. MattGush/gettyimages.com
    This is one moment from the Black Lives Matter demonstration in Seattle that received national attention: A Seattle Police Department officer forces his knee on the head of one suspect who is being handcuffed, and then, a moment later, he forces his knee directly on the neck of a second suspect. Horrified bystanders repeatedly yell at the off
  • Black Lives Matter: A Guide to Resistance Events, Black-Owned Restaurants, and Other Ways to Stand Against Racism in Seattle

    Black Lives Matter: A Guide to Resistance Events, Black-Owned Restaurants, and Other Ways to Stand Against Racism in Seattle
    A Guide to Resistance Events, Black-Owned Restaurants, and Other Ways to Stand Against Racism in Seattleby Stranger EverOut StaffThe death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man strangled by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, is by no means an isolated incident of racist violence against black and brown people in America at the hands of law enforcement (see: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others). Below, we've rounded up ways to peac
  • Joe Biden Vows to Create Federal Police Oversight and Fight Racism

    Joe Biden Vows to Create Federal Police Oversight and Fight Racism
    Biden asks for ideas about fighting structural racism.by Christopher FrizzelleBiden on the verge of thinking of some really good ways to fight institutional racism. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
    In Slog AM today, I asked: "Where is Joe Biden?" Outraged commenters leapt to his defense, saying where he was this weekend. I meant where is he on the subject of reparations, not where is he physically on the planet. But OK guys, thanks for letting me know where he was standing and speaking on S
  • San Francisco's Oldest Queer Bar Closes, Survived by Many Widows

    San Francisco's Oldest Queer Bar Closes, Survived by Many Widows
    The Stud, San Francisco's oldest LGBT bar, has closed.by Chase BurnsThe Stud left behind many widows. Here's "Mark's mom," I think, wearing Stud merch in honor of the bar's brick-and-mortar closing. Twitch screenshot
    The Stud, San Francisco's oldest LGBT bar, has closed. After 54 years in business and 33 years at their current location, the bar's owners couldn't afford their steep rent as they faced an indefinite closure due to COVID-19. The bar has been a colorful alternative to San Francisco's
  • Slog AM: Three Days of Protests and Clashes with Police as Fury Over Racism Boils in the Streets

    Slog AM: Three Days of Protests and Clashes with Police as Fury Over Racism Boils in the Streets
    Still no denial from SPD, still no soothing words from mayor about kid allegedly Maced.by Christopher Frizzelle"After this person was sprayed, the situation quickly started to deteriorate."Photo by Nic Mayorga
    The person who took this photo: Describes the events right before and right after it at the end of this post.
    Fury over racism and injustice leads to three days of protests in Seattle streets. Here's a recap of Saturday and a recap of Sunday.There were also demonstrations in Bellevue yeste
  • A Message to the City from Brangien Davis & Daniel Spils

    A Message to the City from Brangien Davis & Daniel Spils
    They made a music video for you.by The StrangerBrangien is a writer and editer. Daniel is a musician and vacuumer. Courtesy of Brangian Davis and Daniel Spils
    It's June. We made it to June. The world is in chaos because people just cannot take this shit anymore, but we have to find little things to celebrate, and one of them is: We made it to June.
    To empty our minds of everything else for a moment and fill them with a clever version of a famous rock song, we turn to Brangien Davis and Daniel Sp
  • Thousands Gather for a Third Day of Protests in Seattle

    Thousands Gather for a Third Day of Protests in Seattle
    A crowd of around 100 turned into a crowd of over 1,000 marching for Black lives in a third day of protests.by Rich SmithA crowd of around 100 turned into a crowd of over 1,000 marching for Black lives in a third day of protests.CB
    Sunday evening I-5 was shut down north of Pike St. and south of Seneca St. due to a protest against police brutality, which started earlier in the afternoon in the Chinatown-International District.At 4:20 p.m. Seattle Police threw blast balls into a crowd of approxima
  • Mayor's Office Releases Statement Regarding “Use of Mace by SPD”

    Mayor's Office Releases Statement Regarding “Use of Mace by SPD”
    "Multiple reports regarding the use of mace by SPD officers," mayor's office acknowledges.by Christopher FrizzelleWe asked the mayor for comment on this video captured by a protester. SCREENSHOT FROM EVAN HREHA'S VIDEO
    In response to The Stranger's request for comment on the video that protesters allege shows a kid who's just been maced by SPD, mayor Jenny Durkan's office provided the following statement.
    The statement, from mayor's office spokesperson Kelsey Nyland, begins:The Seattle Police De
  • The Low-Tech Gear That Kept Hong Kong Rioters Safe

    The Low-Tech Gear That Kept Hong Kong Rioters Safe
    Traffic cones, umbrellas, lasers, and other low-tech gear that kept rioters safe in Hong Kong.by Matt BaumeTear gas contained in a traffic cone.
    Of course I don’t have to tell you that riots can be a force for good, since we’re about to enter an entire month dedicated to heroes who resisted police oppression. But they’re also dangerous business, especially when the Goliath to your David is armed with military gear and feels emboldened to engage in all-out violence against you.
  • Kid at Seattle Protest Was Allegedly Maced by Cop

    Kid at Seattle Protest Was Allegedly Maced by Cop
    Protesters say she was Maced by SPD while protesting in the streets.by Christopher FrizzelleProtesters say this kid was Maced by an officer right before the video below was taken. Screenshot from Evan Hreha's video
    Protesters allege that this kid was Maced by a police officer while protesting in the streets of downtown Seattle today.The protesters say the officer who Maced this kid is J Campbell, according to images of his uniform provided to The Stranger. The video appears to show various peopl
  • Seattle Protests for George Floyd Shut Down I-5, Durkan Announces Curfew, Inslee Activates National Guard

    Seattle Protests for George Floyd Shut Down I-5, Durkan Announces Curfew, Inslee Activates National Guard
    Demonstrators took the fight against police brutality to the freeway.by Rich SmithDemonstrators took the protest against police brutality to the freeway.CB
    After hours of demonstrations and speeches calling for justice for George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis earlier in the week, on Saturday afternoon police and protestors clashed near Westlake downtown.
    Police say protestors threw water bottles at officers, prompting the cops to fire flash bangs and tear gas into the crowd. "Th
  • Seattle Protests for George Floyd Shut Down I-5, Durkan Announces Curfew

    Seattle Protests for George Floyd Shut Down I-5, Durkan Announces Curfew
    Demonstrators took the fight against police brutality to the freeway.by Rich SmithDemonstrators took the protest against police brutality to the freeway.CB
    After hours of demonstrations and speeches calling for justice for George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis earlier in the week, on Saturday afternoon police and protestors clashed near Westlake downtown.
    Police say protestors threw water bottles at officers, prompting the cops to fire flash bangs and tear gas into the crowd. "Th
  • Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "RIOT" by Gwendolyn Brooks

    Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "RIOT" by  Gwendolyn Brooks
    by Rich Smith
    In the spring of 1968, James Earl Ray's assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. sparked uprisings across the country. Protestors in Chicago, tired of putting up with racist bullshit every second of their lives, burned and looted the west side for over two days, racking up millions in property damage and leaving at least nine dead.At that time, Haki Madhubuti, then don l. lee, was running a magazine called Black Expressions. According to D.H. Melhem's Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetry and t
  • Slog PM: Killer Cop Charged With Murder, Inslee Sets New Guidelines, Chase Was on KUOW

    Slog PM: Killer Cop Charged With Murder, Inslee Sets New Guidelines, Chase Was on KUOW
    by Jasmyne KeimigChase Burns chatting with Mohammed Kloub of Crosscut and Kevin Schofield of SCCI on KUOW's Week in Review with Bill Radke Screenshot by Jasmyne KeimigYour real Slog PM daddy, Chase Burns, was on KUOW's Week in Review this afternoon: Listen here to Chase talk about crop circles and Kanopy while host Bill Radke plays a cute clip of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
    Trump is ending our nation's ties with World Health Organization saying China has "total control" over the specialized agen
  • A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila Is Unstreamable

    A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila Is Unstreamable
    That's probably a good thing.by Chase BurnsCheeky? Or alt-right?Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for MAXIM
    Unstreamable is a weekly column that finds films and TV shows you can't watch on major streaming services in the United States. This week: Tila Tequila invents the intellectual dark web in A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, a wealthy man's son is kidnapped in Ransom, a helicopter almost crashes into the World Trade Center in The Hot Rock, and a woman gets the hottest phone sex call of a
  • Spanking Spouses, Creepy Creepers, Lousy Lovers — Reader Advice Roundup!

    Spanking Spouses, Creepy Creepers, Lousy Lovers — Reader Advice Roundup!
    Savage Love Letter of the Day — Reader Advice Roundup!by Dan Savage
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  • Washington Re-Opens Gradually, Seattleites Can Get Haircuts

    Washington Re-Opens Gradually, Seattleites Can Get Haircuts
    by Nathalie GrahamHaircut small talk advice: "How do you feel being a frontline worker?" ZORAN ZEREMSKI/GETTY IMAGES
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  • This Week's Seattle Takeout & Delivery News: Manny’s Cans, Caffe Vita Reopens, Another Farmers Market Returns, and More

    This Week's Seattle Takeout & Delivery News: Manny’s Cans, Caffe Vita Reopens, Another Farmers Market Returns, and More
    by Stranger EverOut StaffGeorgetown Brewing's wildly popular Manny's Pale Ale is now available in cans! Buy a case or two at the brewery or try your luck at your local grocery store, knowing that all proceeds will be donated to relief programs for service industry workers. Georgetown Brewing Company via Facebook
    As far as your appetite is concerned, there's a lot to be excited about this week. We've rounded up newly reopened spots offering takeout and delivery, new specials, and other stuff you
  • A Drag Performer's Guide to the Creative Prompts in Lady Gaga's Chromatica

    A Drag Performer's Guide to the Creative Prompts in Lady Gaga's Chromatica
    Heterosexuals are provisionally allowed to read this article.by Matt Baume View this post on Instagram Please sir, may I have your stupid love? #dragqueen #drag #dragmakeup #makeup #mua #makeupartist #stupidlove #ladygaga #seattledrag
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    Hello, beauties. As you know, Lady Gaga has released her new album of creative prompts for your drag shows, and as we’re all cooped up indoors right now, you’re in a perfect

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