• Slog PM: Cliff Mass, Of Course, Says Record-Breaking Heatwave Is Normal; Keep Paws Away from the Hot Pavement; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Believes It's Important to Know America's Racist Past

    Slog PM: Cliff Mass, Of Course, Says Record-Breaking Heatwave Is Normal; Keep Paws Away from the Hot Pavement; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Believes It's Important to Know America's Racist Past
    by Charles MudedeTomorrow Seattle narvikk/gettyimages.com
    And people are still buying cars. Still burning fossil fuels. Today. Tomorrow. The day after tomorrow. And so on. What got us here—record-breaking days of heat in Seattle—has no end in sight. And that is to be expected. Even with 500,000 dead at the time, 74 million Americans still voted for Donald Trump, the main distributor of life-destroying information. This should give you a sense of the mountain (no, mountains) of dead t
  • The Stranger's Summer Movie Mashup Is TOO HOT FOR BURIEN

    The Stranger's Summer Movie Mashup Is TOO HOT FOR BURIEN
    by The Stranger
    Maybe you heard through the grapevine (AKA PRUDES ON NEXTDOOR) that The Stranger was bringing a summer drive-in movie EXTRAVAGANZA to the great, GLORIOUS city of Burien. Our fine film impresarios had an evening full of SEX, BLOOD, and DRUGS planned for our neighbors down south. WELL!We're sad to say we've had to CANCEL that fun little drive-in. The neighborhood pitched a fit, arguing that The Stranger's SUMMER MOVIE MASHUP is TOO HOT FOR BURIEN.
    So. We're taking the show on the r
  • Our Top Eight Recommendations Around Seattle This Week 🏳️‍🌈

    Our Top Eight Recommendations Around Seattle This Week 🏳️‍🌈
    Happy Pride, Seattle!by Matt BaumeThis week, we're all queer, baby: Betty Wetter performs in TUSH! Goddess Briq House hosts Taking B(l)ack Pride! And AMP gets a special dedication! Images courtesy of Betty Wetter/Stephen Anunson; Ms. Briq House/Steven Miller/The Stranger; and the AMP Project.
    WEDNESDAY: SEATTLE GAYMERS REUNITE FOR PRIDELike flowers re-emerging in the spring or eggs vomiting forth endlessly from Birdo’s gullet, social events are once again spilling forth upon your calendar.
  • Our Top Eight Recommendations Around Seattle This Week

    Our Top Eight Recommendations Around Seattle This Week
    by Matt BaumeThis week, we're all queer, baby: Betty Wetter performs in TUSH! Goddess Briq House hosts Taking B(l)ack Pride! And AMP gets a special dedication! Images courtesy of Betty Wetter/Stephen Anunson; Ms. Briq House/Steven Miller/The Stranger; and the AMP Project.
    WEDNESDAY: SEATTLE GAYMERS REUNITE FOR PRIDELike flowers re-emerging in the spring or eggs vomiting forth endlessly from Birdo’s gullet, social events are once again spilling forth upon your calendar. The latest entry in
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  • The Biggest In-Person Festivals and Events in Seattle: Summer 2021 Edition

    The Biggest In-Person Festivals and Events in Seattle: Summer 2021 Edition
    by EverOut StaffThe summer concert series ZooTunes returns to the Woodland Park Zoo's bucolic North Meadow with sets from Naked Giants (pictured), Shabazz Palaces, Tres Leches, and other local acts from July to August. Courtesy of the band
    Regardless of how you feel about Washington State fully reopening at the end of June (maybe you're jonesing for human interaction beyond your immediate pod, or perhaps you're feeling anxious about rejoining the world), it's happening, and with those loosened r
  • New Savage Love: Knowing You

    New Savage Love: Knowing You
    by Dan Savage JOE NEWTON
    I'm a 40-year-old gay male. I live in a big city, in a dense neighborhood. While I've been working from home during COVID, I've been sitting at my kitchen table facing a big window. Across the alley is an apartment with a deck. At one point, I noticed a cute, young, muscular guy outside. I ran into this guy a few weeks later at a neighborhood liquor store. While I was looking at porn one night I was stunned to find his nudes and a link to his OnlyFans. I instantly subscr
  • Sub Missives: A New Stranger Column about Sandwiches!

    Sub Missives: A New Stranger Column about Sandwiches!
    Ken’s Market has a giant library of cheap, quick, luscious sandwiches that wait for you.by Meg van HuygenThis one's a barn burner, folks. Stephen Allen
    Do you know what dumb thing I love and have always loved? Supermarket deli sandwiches. Especially ones that depart from the norm. I'll sometimes smugly brag about not eating fast food, but grab-and-go sandwiches are 100% my fast food.
    This all started at Seattle's Ken's Market in Greenwood in the '80s, where you could get a big, gnarly, che
  • Slog AM: Inslee to Announce Short-Term Extension of Eviction Moratorium, Pro-Democracy Paper in Hong Kong Forced to Shut Down, Seattle's Cost of Living Is Too Damn High

    Slog AM: Inslee to Announce Short-Term Extension of Eviction Moratorium, Pro-Democracy Paper in Hong Kong Forced to Shut Down, Seattle's Cost of Living Is Too Damn High
    by Jasmyne KeimigA report from Rent.com says you need to make $82,240 a year to comfortably live in the city. Hahahahhaaaaaaaaa.Joel Rogers/Getty
    Inslee to announce a short-term extension of the statewide eviction moratorium: According to the governor's office, that announcement and additional details will come sometime tomorrow. Currently, the moratorium is due to expire on June 30 and housing advocates are hoping that the guv' extends it by at least three more months, reports KING 5. Cool! But
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  • Slog PM: Senate GOP Blocks Voting Rights Legislation, Lumen Field to Welcome Hoards of Seahawks Fans, Today Would Be a Good Day to Play "Smooth" by Santana feat. Rob Thomas

    Slog PM: Senate GOP Blocks Voting Rights Legislation, Lumen Field to Welcome Hoards of Seahawks Fans, Today Would Be a Good Day to Play "Smooth" by Santana feat. Rob Thomas
    by Jasmyne KeimigFuck this guy. Alex Wong/Getty
    Senate Republicans are total fuckwads: After the Dems rankled Sen. Joe Manchin to vote in favor of allowing debate on their sweeping new voting rights bill, which would overhaul federal elections, Senate Republican filibustered it today. Presided over by Vice President Harris, the chamber was split 50-50, with no GOP senators crossing the aisle to vote to advance the For the People Act, reports The Hill. This comes after the 2020 election saw the r
  • Death Season Begins at Lake Washington

    Death Season Begins at Lake Washington
    by Charles MudedeSeattle's famous watery grave is ready for a very hot summer.Charles Mudede
    This is a headline and subhead from August 2020, the lockdown year: "King County drownings spike in August before hottest weekend of 2020. On average for the month of August, King County sees two or three drownings. This year, that number is almost double and it's only halfway through the month."King County officials, according to KING 5, attributed this spike primarily to COVID-19 "cabin fever." But the
  • New Savage Lovecast: Those Naughty Ancient Greeks

    New Savage Lovecast: Those Naughty Ancient Greeks
    Episode #765 — June 22, 2021by The Stranger
    A mother in Central America is worried that her son is being a little too risky when he walks home from the beach in women's clothing. When she confronts him about this, he calls her a transphobic, homophobic boomer. Teens! Am I right?
    A woman is afraid that her boyfriend will cheat on her. And yet, she fantasizes that her boyfriend is cheating on her. How can she preserve her self-esteem while indulging her cuckqueen instincts?
    On the Magnum, it
  • Boozy Frozen Drinks to Try in Seattle for Summer 2021

    Boozy Frozen Drinks to Try in Seattle for Summer 2021
    by EverOut StaffCool off with a boozy slushy (or two) from Homer's fried chicken and soft-serve spinoff Milk Drunk. Belathée Photography
    In search of ice-cold refreshment during this week's heatwave? Luckily, there's no shortage of frosty ways to imbibe, including boozy slushies, frosé, and ice pops dunked in bubbly. Below, we've rounded up a selection of places where you can find the good kind of Seattle freeze. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.
    Ba Bar
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  • Economic Recovery Can No Longer Focus Only on Downtown Corporations

    Economic Recovery Can No Longer Focus Only on Downtown Corporations
    My plan for a workers-first economic recovery, and an explanation for why I did not complete Downtown Seattle Association's candidate questionnaire.by Lorena GonzálezMy plan, “Progress for All”, takes a workers-first approach because they are the foundation of a just economic recovery. Courtesy of the Campaign
    I was recently asked to participate in the Downtown Seattle Association’s (DSA) mayoral candidate evaluation process. I respectfully declined to respond to their q
  • Britney: For the Record Is Unstreamable

    Britney: For the Record Is Unstreamable
    by Chase BurnsUnstreamable is Team #FreeBritney. Courtesy of MTV
    Unstreamable is a weekly column that finds films and TV shows you can't watch on major streaming services in the United States.*BRITNEY: FOR THE RECORD
    United States, 2008, 68 min, Dir. Phil GriffinHats off to Scarecrow's Ben Redder for recommending this to us! Courtesy of MTVIt’s high time we reassess the media coverage of celebrities in the 2000s. And a perfect place to start is Britney Spears, whom tabloids and paparazzi m
  • What Makes Disney Villains So Gay?

    What Makes Disney Villains So Gay?
    by Matt BaumeLiterally slay Sleeping Beauty
    Yeah yeah yeah, we all want Simba to emerge victorious at the end of The Lion King; and Snow White to wake up; and Ariel to walk on land; and the prince to marry Aurora, whoever the hell that is. Disney heroes are all very serviceable, but it’s the villains I’d rather spend time with.
    Ursula has the best songs. The Evil Queen has the best cape. Maleficent has the best laugh. Scar has the best quips. Prince John has the cutest underwear. Why
  • The Gay Power of Disney Villains

    The Gay Power of Disney Villains
    by Matt BaumeLiterally slay Sleeping Beauty
    Yeah yeah yeah, we all want Simba to emerge victorious at the end of The Lion King; and Snow White to wake up; and Ariel to walk on land; and the prince to marry Aurora, whoever the hell that is. Disney heroes are all very serviceable, but it’s the villains I’d rather spend time with.
    Ursula has the best songs. The Evil Queen has the best cape. Maleficent has the best laugh. Scar has the best quips. Prince John has the cutest underwear. Why
  • Slog AM: US Behind on Vaccine Promises, Biden to Say Something About Crime Soon, Labor PAC Enters Seattle Mayoral Race

    Slog AM: US Behind on Vaccine Promises, Biden to Say Something About Crime Soon, Labor PAC Enters Seattle Mayoral Race
    by Rich SmithUnions started a pro-González PAC.Courtesy of the CampaignBig money from workers for Lorena González has entered the mayoral race: Labor unions created a PAC called Essential Workers for Lorena and filled it with $150,000, according to disclosure reports. UFCW contributed $50,000 and UNITE HERE Local 8 dropped $100,000. So far, González has raised a little over $300,000. Meanwhile, Colleen Echohawk's consultant, John Wyble, set up a PAC called Progressive Equity
  • Slog PM: City Council Passes Seattle Rescue Plan, COVID-19 Might Shrink Brain, "Heat Dome" Comes to the West

    Slog PM: City Council Passes Seattle Rescue Plan, COVID-19 Might Shrink Brain, "Heat Dome" Comes to the West
    by Nathalie GrahamCouncilmember Teresa Mosqueda's plan to spend the $128 million passed unanimously. Mosqueda acknowledged that this was nowhere near enough money to tackle the issues COVID-19 left in its wake. SHITTY SCREENSHOT OF THE SEATTLE CHANNEL
    Amazon wants 6% of its office workers to fuck off: Amazon has annual targets for "unregretted attrition," which is a fancy way of saying "low performing employees who leave the company." The company drives out these low performers with proprietary
  • The Best Things to Do from Home in Seattle This Week: June 21-27, 2021

    The Best Things to Do from Home in Seattle This Week: June 21-27, 2021
    by EverOut StaffDon't miss live performances from Big Freedia, Mary Lambert, Perfume Genius, and others at this weekend's Seattle Virtual Pride.
    This month's biggest Pride event takes place online this weekend, and there's a slew of other noteworthy virtual events (Pride-themed and otherwise) leading up to it. See our picks for the week below, from book-release parties with Stacey Abrams and Asako Serizawa to a Seattle Dyke March performance showcase. Plus, explore our complete guides to Pr
  • Uber-Hack Christopher Rufo Boosts Jordan Peterson's Bête Noire Cultural Marxism, Rebrands It Critical Race Theory, and Thereby Perpetuates an Anti-Semitic Theme

    Uber-Hack Christopher Rufo Boosts Jordan Peterson's Bête Noire Cultural Marxism, Rebrands It Critical Race Theory, and Thereby Perpetuates an Anti-Semitic Theme
    by Charles Mudede"So, Columbus discovered America. We got to believe that again."Leontura/gettyimages.com
    It basically comes down to this: Jordan Peterson, the Canadian raw-red-meat-eating He-Man himself, reboiled this old piece of cabbage he called Cultural Marxism. It's essentially an attack on the Frankfurt School's influence of what can be generally described as the late-20th century rise of cultural studies in university programs concerning literature, film, sociology, anthropology, and pol
  • The Language of Pride: Reassessing the Labels We’re Given

    The Language of Pride: Reassessing the Labels We’re Given
    by Mx. Dahlia Belle miakievy / Getty Images
    Every year, Pride evolves into something a little new. One thing that never seems to change—and perhaps never should—is the pride we take in our labels. Studs, leather daddies, butch queens, switches, otters, and all the rest: We love them all. Each of these esoteric labels declares our tribal allegiance. These labels belong to us, because they are borne of our collective imagination and limitless creativity.However, for better or for worse
  • Right Now Is an Excellent Time to Look at Black Art in Seattle

    Right Now Is an Excellent Time to Look at Black Art in Seattle
    Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem at the Frye lays out over a century of Black artistic and cultural production.by Jasmyne KeimigDon't you want to just dive headfirst into that sky blue? This is Henry Taylor's "how i got over." Courtesy of the Frye Art Museum In the corner of a gallery in the Frye Art Museum, a sculpture of a mother and child gleams quietly under the space’s bright lights. Made of nutty brown mahogany wood, the mother presses her child into her
  • The Macho Voice in Beer and Army Ads Belongs to This Guy

    The Macho Voice in Beer and Army Ads Belongs to This Guy
    You probably already know Carl Bishop, but you don’t know that you know him.by Matt BaumeCarl as Bandit breaks in the new grill Carl Bishop's Instagram
    You probably already know Carl Bishop, but you don’t know that you know him. You may have heard him in your ear, murmuring about beer or shampoo. He’s urged you to vote for Hillary Clinton, he’s narrated training videos for the Army, he’s informed you about chronic bronchitis medication, and he’s the voice of t
  • The Washington Pride Fest That Takes Place on a Beach

    The Washington Pride Fest That Takes Place on a Beach
    Alki Beach Pride has grown steadily in its own unique way. It’s a tribute to the inherent and increasing diversity of West Seattle.by Mark Van Streefkerk View this post on InstagramA post shared by Alki Beach Pride LGBTQ+ (@alkibeachpride)
    With Washington so close to reopening at the end of June, it’s especially cruel that the pandemic thwarted Pride events for yet another year. Seattle Pride is going virtual again, and with Egan Orion’s PrideFest yet-to-be-announced, the focus
  • Slog AM: More Hot Weather on the Way, Which Cities are the New Seattles, and Can Jeff Bezos Stay in Space?

    Slog AM: More Hot Weather on the Way, Which Cities are the New Seattles, and Can Jeff Bezos Stay in Space?
    by Matt BaumeSee what they did there 400tmax / Getty Imaghes
    Nobody wants to leave the party on the playfield. Night settles sometime around 10 p.m. and still the revelers are laughing, lounging, licking ice cream, and squealing at the sight of rats around the trash cans on Bobby Morris Playfield at the crest of Capitol Hill in this crisp crackling heat. This was a beautiful bright weekend that nobody wanted to end, but don’t worry, the heatwave will stretch out over the next week and into
  • Slog PM: Durkan Extends Seattle Eviction Moratorium Through Sept, SPD Arrests 10 BDS Protesters, Turns Out Those Teen Boot Camps Were Just Trauma Factories

    Slog PM: Durkan Extends Seattle Eviction Moratorium Through Sept, SPD Arrests 10 BDS Protesters, Turns Out Those Teen Boot Camps Were Just Trauma Factories
    by Rich SmithThe moratorium-extender.NATE GOWDY
    Local candidates and orgs pull out of Capitol Hill Pride: Mayoral candidates Andrew Grant Houston, Lorena Gonzalez, Jessyn Farrell, Colleen Echohawk, and city attorney candidate Nicole Thomas-Kennedy pulled out of plans to table at Capitol Hill Pride. Malcontent News has also pulled out. Probably others will pull out as well.Why? Basically because they're not down with the bullshit contained in a letter Capitol Hill Pride organizers Charlette LeFev
  • This Week in Seattle Food News: Jackson's Catfish Corner Returns, Blotto Opens, And a Cake/Plant Shop Arrives

    This Week in Seattle Food News: Jackson's Catfish Corner Returns, Blotto Opens, And a Cake/Plant Shop Arrives
    by EverOut StaffThe venerable Southern restaurant Jackson's Catfish Corner returns to the Central District on Saturday. Jackson's Catfish Corner
    This weekend, on Juneteenth, Jackson's Catfish Corner will celebrate a poignant homecoming as it hosts its grand opening in a new permanent home in the Central District, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, live music by the Marshall Law Band, and appearances from guest speakers. Plus, Blotto brings a corner store with sourdough pizza and natural wine to Cap
  • Seattle Sticker Patrol: The Ballard Buffer

    Seattle Sticker Patrol: The Ballard Buffer
    by Jasmyne KeimigHOT NEW STICKERS!!! 🔥 In the latest installment of our Sticker Patrol video series, I investigate the Ballard Buffer (Thanks, PigBomb!!), the name we call the freak who’s responsible for spray-painting a bunch of the neighborhood’s stickers a gross-ass gray color. What gives!!??!!? Join me in my quest for sticker righteousness, with a surprise appearance from Shakespeare.
    Featuring the music of the one and only Erik Blood ❤️‍🔥㉅
  • SEATTLE RECALLS SAWANT: Recollections of the Embattled Council Member

    SEATTLE RECALLS SAWANT: Recollections of the Embattled Council Member
    Someone spotted her crossing the street. Another person saw her shopping at a grocery store. It turns out Seattle can easily recall this embattled council member.by Nathalie GrahamThese two kids (one is hiding his face) surely recall Sawant.Suresh Chanmugam
    Someone spotted her crossing the street. Another person saw her shopping at a grocery store. It turns out Seattle can easily recall this embattled council member.The recall campaign against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the only s
  • The Best In-Person Things to Do in Seattle This Weekend: Fremont Solstice Arts Week, Triple Door's Return, and More

    The Best In-Person Things to Do in Seattle This Weekend: Fremont Solstice Arts Week, Triple Door's Return, and More
    by EverOut StaffThis year's Fremont Solstice Art Week looks different from the neighborhood's annual solstice parade, but you can still check out stationary floats, go on self-guided art tours, and shop from the Sunday Market. Courtesy Fremont Fair
    A momentous weekend lies ahead, and not just because of Juneteenth, Father's Day, and the summer solstice (although we have plenty of suggestions for ways to celebrate all three). Read on for our full roundup of picks through Sunday, including a Timot
  • My, What a Big Brain You Have! Fucking Flex It for Me by Taking Seattle's Only Pop Quiz! Mmf! Hot!

    My, What a Big Brain You Have! Fucking Flex It for Me by Taking Seattle's Only Pop Quiz! Mmf! Hot!
    by The StrangerThat's a big, big brain. ANTHONY KEO /BRAIN JOLLYGON /4X6/ ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES
    Are you under the impression that you're "smart"? Do you think you're well-versed in what's happening around Seattle? Then prove it to yourself and the world by taking SEATTLE'S ONLY POP QUIZ—a new, weekly quiz chock-full of tough, fun, multiple-choice questions about stories that popped up in Seattle during the past week.
    Last week, we challenged you all to try a little harder by beating your,
  • Recent Unsolved Hit-and-Run Cases in South Seattle Expose the Dangerous Freedom of Cars

    Recent Unsolved Hit-and-Run Cases in South Seattle Expose the Dangerous Freedom of Cars
    The automobile has, from the beginning, been very dependent on a large amount of culturally permitted lawlessness.by Charles MudedeThe woman run over by a huge SUV on June 6 is, the SPD believes, still alive. Charles Mudede
    The thing that should naturally surprise everyone about the hit-and-run incident that claimed the life of a 63-year-old South Seattle cyclist on April 11 is that it's still under investigation.This is surprising (or should be surprising) because (just think of it) 4,000 tons
  • Slog AM: The Real Reason Why Prices for Uber and Lyft Are Now Sky-high in Seattle, Get Ready for a 90-degree Day and an 80-Degree Week, The Seattle-Area Not Likely to Remain the Least AC'd Area in the Nation

    Slog AM: The Real Reason Why Prices for Uber and Lyft Are Now Sky-high in Seattle, Get Ready for a 90-degree Day and an 80-Degree Week, The Seattle-Area Not Likely to Remain the Least AC'd Area in the Nation
    by Charles Mudede"Hot in the city..." iStockphoto / GETTY IMAGESGet ready, baby; this Monday, darling; weather is going to make this a day to remember. The Seattle Times warns that "it's going to get [really, really,] hot around here [the 206, as some rappers call it]. And by hot, we’re talking a whole week of a [sky-roasting] sun and a potentially record-breaking 90-degree day on Monday."
    Not long in the world is this business of Seattle having the smallest percentage (33.7, according to
  • Slog AM: The Real Reason Why Prices for Uber and Lyft Are Now Sky-high in Seattle, Get Ready for a 90-degree Day and an 80-Degree Week, Seattle Not Likely to Remain the Least AC'd Area in the Nation

    Slog AM: The Real Reason Why Prices for Uber and Lyft Are Now Sky-high in Seattle, Get Ready for a 90-degree Day and an 80-Degree Week, Seattle Not Likely to Remain the Least AC'd Area in the Nation
    by Charles Mudede"Hot in the city..." iStockphoto / GETTY IMAGESGet ready, baby; this Monday, darling; weather is going to make this a day to remember. The Seattle Times warns that "it's going to get [really, really,] hot around here [the 206, as some rappers call it]. And by hot, we’re talking a whole week of a [sky-roasting] sun and a potentially record-breaking 90-degree day on Monday."
    Not long in the world is this business of Seattle having the smallest percentage (33.7, according to
  • Slog PM: Supreme Court Rules on Gay Cakes and Gay Dads, Alaska Airlines Reveals Gay Airplanes, Captain America Causes Gay Confusion

    Slog PM: Supreme Court Rules on Gay Cakes and Gay Dads, Alaska Airlines Reveals Gay Airplanes, Captain America Causes Gay Confusion
    by Matt BaumeSupreme Court: No to gay dads, yes to gay cakes.Joel Carillet / Getty Images
    Supreme Court bans gay rights. The court has ruled in favor of a Catholic charity that wants to stop foster kids from going to homes with same-sex parents. The ruling’s unanimous, so happy Pride! The silver lining here, and it’s a thin one, is that it’s a fairly narrow ruling — it could have swung open the door to dismantling other protections, and instead it just cracks the door ope
  • Weekly Watch List: Slow Machine, The Sparks Brothers, and more

    Weekly Watch List: Slow Machine, The Sparks Brothers, and more
    by EverOut StaffA prolific and highly wacky pop duo gets its own doc with Edgar Wright's The Sparks Brothers, playing at various theaters. Focus Features
    When you're not busy hanging out with your dad, celebrating Juneteenth, or ushering in the summer solstice, pop a big bowl of corn and settle in for this week's new batch of movies and shows, from Paul Felten and Joe DeNardo's Slow Machine to the music doc The Sparks Brothers to the new Pixar flick Luca. (We'd also be remiss not to mention last
  • New Comic: How the Pandemic Made Me Rethink Gender

    New Comic: How the Pandemic Made Me Rethink Gender
    by Sarah Mirk[ Comment on this story ][ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Fire up the Grill: It's Time to Roast Some Candidates!

    Fire up the Grill: It's Time to Roast Some Candidates!
    by Stranger Election Control BoardWe grill the candidates so you can focus on grilling the cows. Getty Images
    Hey. Hey. HEY!THERE'S A PRIMARY ELECTION COMING UP, PEOPLE.We know there's a lot of major stuff going on right now, so elections aren't exactly top of mind. The world is reopening. The city is vaccinated. Drag queens are dancing on tables again—in public, for strangers! Fucking Chong the Nomad is performing in-person at Barboza in, like, a handful of days!! The summer is back, baby
  • How We Talk, or Why I'm Not Seeking Vocal Therapy as a Trans Woman

    How We Talk, or Why I'm Not Seeking Vocal Therapy as a Trans Woman
    by Emme Lund SOFTULKA / GETTY
    My voice has always betrayed me. Chronic ear infections as a child meant my Rs and Ls came out flat, so world sounded like wood and runner, run-nah. When I was still in the closet in high school, I thought my voice was too high, effeminate, queer. (People mistook me for my mother on the phone until I was sixteen.) And now, as a thirty-six-year-old trans woman, several years into HRT, my face fully beat, dresses, manicures, and hips that sway, my voice betrays me in
  • This Week in Seattle Events News: Trevor Noah, Best Coast, and More

    This Week in Seattle Events News: Trevor Noah, Best Coast, and More
    by EverOut StaffDaily Show host Trevor Noah will come to the Climate Pledge Arena this November on his Back to Abnormal World Tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 am! Brad Barket, Getty Images for Comedy Central
    After a year of mostly virtual entertainment, IRL concerts and performances slated for this summer and beyond are sure to sell out fast. To help you stay ahead of the game, we've rounded up major-venue events that are newly on sale (like Chastity Belt) and going on sale this week (
  • A Brief History of Jojos, Which Are from the Pacific Northwest and Not the Midwest, Okay?!

    A Brief History of Jojos, Which Are from the Pacific Northwest and Not the Midwest, Okay?!
    Probably Portland. But we can horn in on the glory a little.by Meg van HuygenMmmmmm. Broasted. MVH
    When I was in high school, after class, we’d go to this dark, dusty mini-mart next door that had spooky things like one whole chicken in a can and also a fryer case featuring jojos. They were like 50 cents a pound in 1994, and when you’re a teenager, you can inhale them endlessly, without a single synapse firing in between them, which is what we did. Get a two-pound bag and start crammi
  • Tell Us Something Good, Cookie Couture

    Tell Us Something Good, Cookie Couture
    by EverOut Staff Justin Ortiz
    For a special Pride Month installment of our "Tell Us Something Good" celebrity recommendation series, we talked with iconic local drag queen Cookie Couture, who will be hosting the virtual Tush Pride event next Thursday, June 24. She told us about her favorite fish and chips spot in town, the best HBO shows to binge, and her vision for the future of drag in Seattle. Get to know her more below, then go get tickets for Tush!
    This interview was conducted over email an
  • Slog AM: Congress Approves Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday, Obamacare Survives Third Supreme Court Challenge, Are You Ready for Fecal Fest?

    Slog AM: Congress Approves Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday, Obamacare Survives Third Supreme Court Challenge, Are You Ready for Fecal Fest?
    by Jasmyne KeimigThey also unanimously sided with a Catholic adoption agency that turns away gay couples.Getty/Pool
    The Supreme Court dismisses Obamacare challenge: Thank FUCK. The final decision was 7-2, with Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissenting. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, saying that "Texas and the other states that challenged the law failed to show that they were harmed by it."Despite worries that 6-3 Republican-appointed majority on the Court would lead t
  • Slog PM: Durkan Blames Black Lives Matter for Her Being Such a Shitty Mayor, The Murder Hornets Are Back, Marysville Might Be the Most Cursed PNW City

    Slog PM: Durkan Blames Black Lives Matter for Her Being Such a Shitty Mayor, The Murder Hornets Are Back, Marysville Might Be the Most Cursed PNW City
    by Charles MudedeYes, that is a full moon over the Ebey Slough Interstate 5 bridge in Marysville, Washington. AdamDColeman/gettyimages.com
    Tonight, runners in Seattle's mayoral race (including the big names—Jessyn Farrell, M. Lorena González, Bruce Harrell) will face issues of the greatest importance to our urbanists ("transportation, equity, the environment") in a forum moderated by Publicola's Erica C. Barnett.As for the mayor on the way out? She's blaming the BLM movement for all
  • Seattle Sticker Patrol: Drink Pee Pee

    Seattle Sticker Patrol: Drink Pee Pee
    by Jasmyne Keimig Js
    "Drink Pee Pee"OK, Bear Grylls.JKThis makes me think of one of the most iconic performances I saw live—Amoania performing Mr. Oizo's "De Luca" at Cucchella."Bro Culture Is No Culture"Well... JKI get the sticker, but bro culture is unfortunately very much a culture.
    "Bezos=Greed"Yes. JKHope he has a fun time in space!
    "Joe Exotic for President"Absolutely not. JKI think in a non-COVID timeline, Joe Exotic's presidency would have gained a lot more steam.
    "Thank John for G
  • This Week's Comics: Space Monsters, Factory Life, and a Teen Beast

    This Week's Comics: Space Monsters, Factory Life, and a Teen Beast
    by Matt Baume
    About a decade/entire lifetime ago, I found myself wandering George Lucas’ house in Skywalker Ranch, and spotted a display case containing the golden idol prop from the first Indiana Jones movie. My first impulse, of course, was to find a bag of sand to put in its place (I did not, George, don’t worry).
    As much as I love them, I find it harder and harder to watch those movies as time goes on. That golden idol sequence is so exciting and delightful … until you rea
  • Seattle Art Museum Gets an Overdue Makeover

    Seattle Art Museum Gets an Overdue Makeover
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