• How to Get Your Box of Free Seattle-Grown Fruit (and Help with the Harvest)

    How to Get Your Box of Free Seattle-Grown Fruit (and Help with the Harvest)
    Free food, outdoorsy activity, and helping those in need — it's a rare win-win-win.by Matt BaumeThe city's bounty. Courtesy of City Fruit
    It sounds too good to be true: Free fruit, locally harvested, available to anyone who wants it? Yup, and it’s thanks to the smattering of fruit trees across the city. Take a walk around Seattle and you’ll see apples and figs and pears and grapes and berries dangling tantalizingly from the foliage. Somebody’s gotta pick and eat them.
    Tha
  • Officers’ Reliance on “Less Lethal” Munitions Leave Portlanders With Lasting Head Injuries

    Officers’ Reliance on “Less Lethal” Munitions Leave Portlanders With Lasting Head Injuries
    These injuries are particularly concerning.by Tuck WoodstockA Portland police officers carrying a "less lethal" weapon during a July protest.MATHIEU LEWIS-ROLLANDThis article was originally published on our sister publication The Portland Mercury's blog Blogtown, where you can find ongoing coverage of Portland's protests related to the killing of George Floyd. —Eds.
    In the early hours of July 25, Mac Smiff was standing in Portland's Lownsdale Square, tweeting a photo of the protests, when
  • New Savage Lovecast: Mistress Velvet Commands You...

    New Savage Lovecast: Mistress Velvet Commands You...
    Episode #719 — August 4, 2020by The Stranger
    Our opening COVID-19 "sexcess" story is extra special this week. You will never think of Tollhouse cookies the same way again.
    Don't you hate it when your brother-in-law steals your underpants, and uses them to jack off? This little sordid story only gets worse.
    On the Magnum, meet the dominatrix who forces her clients to read Black feminist theory. Mistress Velvet and Dan discuss performative wokeness, allies vs. accomplices, and the transforma
  • Emails from Readers of The Stranger About Our Primary Endorsements

    Emails from Readers of The Stranger About Our Primary Endorsements
    "You make me laugh with your witty and smutty but so right-on remarks."by Christopher FrizzelleLast night while walking to drop off my ballot, I met Debo the dog, whose owners were doing the same thing. Photo by Christopher Frizzelle
    You have already voted, right? You got that done days ago? Sealed the ballot in its envelope and dropped it, no stamp needed, in one of these ballot drop boxes spread throughout King County?Wait, you haven't? You haven't voted yet? What is WRONG with you? The Strang
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  • Is the Coin Shortage Forcing You to Put Off Laundry?

    Is the Coin Shortage Forcing You to Put Off Laundry?
    by Rich SmithYet another thing to worry about.Courtesy of Isaac OrganistaWashington tenants face a looming wave of evictions, sky-high rents, sign-censoring property managers, a slow and unresponsive legislature, and a handful of other COVID-related and non-COVID-related indignities. Now, on top of all that, some must spend their spare time hunting for spare change.Last month, Beacon Hill renter Issac Organista and his girlfriend headed down to Olympia on a day-trip. He was excited to get out of
  • Primary Election Cheat Sheet: It's Your Last Day to Vote!!!

    Primary Election Cheat Sheet: It's Your Last Day to Vote!!!
    by Stranger Election Control Board
    Want more information about these candidates and issues? Read our full endorsements here.
  • Slog AM: Tropical Storm Isaias Batters East Coast, Trump's Attacks on Voting Are Apparently Backfiring, It's Election Day!!!

    Slog AM: Tropical Storm Isaias Batters East Coast, Trump's Attacks on Voting Are Apparently Backfiring, It's Election Day!!!
    by Rich SmithYou have until 8:00 p.m. today to drop this bad boy in a mailbox or a dropbox.RS
    HAPPY ELECTION DAY:Today is the last day to vote in Washington's 2020 primary election. If you haven't voted yet, then do yourself a favor and read our endorsements, fill out your ballot accordingly, and drop that puppy in the mail or in a conveniently located dropbox TODAY before the 8:00 p.m. deadline. No need to worry about postage! Don't have a ballot or an envelope for some reason? Print one out. N
  • A Message to the City from Orlando Morales

    A Message to the City from Orlando Morales
    He's a proud son of Skyway. Never heard of Skyway? Watch this.by The StrangerOrlando is the director of education and engagement at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Courtesy of Orlando Morales
    Good morning. It's Tuesday, August 4, and for today's message we turn to Orlando Morales, who in addition to his work at the 5th Avenue Theatre is also a musician and urban gardener.As he says in his message, he's a proud son of Skyway. "If you're new to the city, maybe you're a little unfamiliar with my neighborho
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  • Slog PM: It's All Downhill for the Boomers, Trader Joe's Resurrects Trader José, When Is Biden Announcing the Fucking VP?!

    Slog PM: It's All Downhill for the Boomers, Trader Joe's Resurrects Trader José, When Is Biden Announcing the Fucking VP?!
    by Chase BurnsWe'll all be with Abbie Hoffman eventually. Jasmyne Keimig
    Two GOP Senators don't support filling a vacant Supreme Court seat before Jan. 21, 2021: Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Chuck Grassley now say it would be “a double standard" and that they “couldn’t move forward with it" if McConnell tried to push a Supreme Court justice nomination before the next inauguration, violating the party’s 2016 standard. McConnell disagrees. (This is all assuming th
  • What You Should See at the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair

    What You Should See at the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair
    by Jasmyne KeimigLa Vaughn Belle's The Swarm series will be on view at Phylogeny Contemporary for Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair. Courtesy of Phylogeny ContemporaryLast week, it was announced that over 40 Seattle galleries had come together to participate in the new Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair (SDAF), a month-long event to make up for the COVID-canceled 2020 Seattle Art Fair.As opposed to hauling and hawking wares in an air-conditioned stadium for the weekend, SDAF will take place over the co
  • Richard Chiem Is the *Special Guest* at the Reading Party on August 5

    Richard Chiem Is the *Special Guest* at the Reading Party on August 5
    He's the author of the novel "King of Joy."by Christopher FrizzelleRichard Chiem, wearing a mask, just like you should be doing. The party happens every Wednesday at 6 pm PST. Photo by Richard Chiem
    There are still some states in the continental U.S. not mandating masks. And unfortunately, the states in the continental U.S. are all connected.
    However long this nightmare lasts, we're keeping the Silent Reading Party going, and we're continuing to spice things up with *special guests.* This Wednes
  • Seattle's COVID-19 Crisis Not Big Enough For the Mayor

    Seattle's COVID-19 Crisis Not Big Enough For the Mayor
    We are stuck with a mayor who believes the pandemic can be handled with the same economic and policy tools that don't work even during normal timesby Charles MudedeSeattle must wait for the mother of all emergencies before it spends its emergency funds.400tmax/gettyimages.com
    There are many criticisms that can be leveled at the City Council's COVID-19 relief package, the most obvious of which is it's not ambitious enough. It's only $86 million. It needs a lot more money going in a lot of differe
  • Seattle's COVID-19 Crisis Not Big and Terrible Enough For the Mayor

    Seattle's COVID-19 Crisis Not Big and Terrible Enough For the Mayor
    We are stuck with a mayor who believes the pandemic can be handled with the same economic and policy tools that don't work even during normal timesby Charles MudedeSeattle must wait for the mother of all emergencies before it spends its emergency funds.400tmax/gettyimages.com
    There are many criticisms that can be leveled at the City Council's COVID-19 relief package, the most obvious of which is it's not ambitious enough. It's only $86 million. It needs a lot more money going in a lot of differe
  • The Primary Is Tomorrow: Statewide Turnout Is High, King County Is Still Lagging

    The Primary Is Tomorrow: Statewide Turnout Is High, King County Is Still Lagging
    by Nathalie GrahamEvery election, I set up a voting booth in my house just like this to really spice up the experience. HILL STREET STUDIOS/ GETTY
    The primary election is tomorrow. Have you voted?
    Primary voter turnout is usually low. Primary turnout during a global pandemic? Well, I can't say I have high hopes. But, as of last week, statewide voter turnout was 7.6 percent higher than it was at that point before the primary in 2016.
    Still, this election matters. The president is trying to discre
  • What Would a World Without the Post Office Look Like?

    What Would a World Without the Post Office Look Like?
    Today's post-apocalyptic doom-thinking comes courtesy of the 1997 film The Postman.by Matt BaumeOur only hope. The Postman DVD cover
    Republicans are gutting the Post Office for parts right now, and there may come a time when the USPS is just … poof, gone, replaced by a system of private carriers that’s as pleasant, affordable, and trustworthy as our private healthcare system.I won’t particularly miss the grocery store flyers, or the newsletter that I get every few months from,
  • The 38 Best Things to Do in Seattle This Week: August 3-6, 2020

    The 38 Best Things to Do in Seattle This Week: August 3-6, 2020
    by Stranger EverOut StaffGet reacquainted with the classic Disney Channel show The Proud Family in its brand-new iteration (which is slated for Disney+ soon) on Thursday as part of the NAACP's virtual Arts, Culture & Entertainment Festival. Disney+
    A new week in Phase 2 means a mixed bag of events happening virtually, in-person (modified to accommodate physical distancing, of course), and, sometimes, a combination of both. We're here to guide you through our top picks in every genre—fr
  • New Grant Fund Moves Money From Big Conglomerates to Local Small Businesses

    New Grant Fund Moves Money From Big Conglomerates to Local Small Businesses
    Here's another possible lifeline that could keep your favorite neighborhood shop from closing.by Matt BaumeHere's another possible lifeline that could keep your favorite neighborhood shop from closing. It's supported by... Comcast? CINDY ORD/GETTY IMAGES
    Once upon a time, many months/a lifetime ago, Seattle had one of the highest concentrations of locally-owned small businesses in the country — over 100,000 of them here in town. That worked out to two and a half small businesses for every
  • The Stranger Endorses Kirsten Harris-Talley

    The Stranger Endorses Kirsten Harris-Talley
    by Stranger Election Control BoardLegislative District No. 37
    Representative Position No. 2Kirsten Harris-Talley is the real deal. She’s the whole package. You may remember good ol’ KHT from when she filled in at the Seattle City Council during the budget process after Mayor Ed Murray resigned in disgrace. She was a progressive force in that process, directing more than $400,000 toward human services. She also bravely re-introduced the head tax, which would have helped pay for housin
  • The Stranger Endorses Marko Liias

    The Stranger Endorses Marko Liias
    by Stranger Election Control BoardLieutenant GovernorSen. Marko Liias bills himself as the progressive in the race. And he is. But mostly because the other options are a handful of washed up Republicans and retiring U.S. House Rep. Denny Heck.
    During his time in the Senate, Liias floated a bad car tab fix, voted along with the rest of his colleagues to create a giant premium tax loophole for big business, and sponsored a bill to enrich predatory payday lenders. But we forgive him these trespasse
  • Slog AM: Best Pens Letter to City Council, Durkan Vetoed COVID Relief Plan, California Burns

    Slog AM: Best Pens Letter to City Council, Durkan Vetoed COVID Relief Plan, California Burns
    by Jasmyne KeimigSeattle Police Chief Carmen Best wrote a letter to Seattle City Council after demonstrators showed up at her Snohomish County home this weekend.David Ryder/GettyLOL—Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson buys the XFL: The professional football league loved by sleezebags enjoyed their first season since 2001 for five weeks before shutting down and filing for bankruptcy this year due to the pandemic. The league was originally founded by WWE chairman Vince McMahon and it looks like it'll
  • A Message to the City from Ebo Barton

    A Message to the City from Ebo Barton
    The award-winning poet shares their work.by The StrangerEbo is a poet, artist, and educator. Courtesy of Ebo Barton
    Good morning. It's Monday, August 3, and today's message comes from an artist who believes in the power of language as a tool for revolution.Ebo Barton is a Black and Filipino, transgender and non-binary poet and educator. Their work touches on political issues from a personal point of view and often is birthed from the struggles of living in the identities that they are. Their mos
  • Breathless Is Unstreamable

    Breathless Is Unstreamable
    And Richard Gere flashes his peen a few times.by Chase BurnsRichard Gere is extremely chaotic in Breathless. Courtesy of MGM
    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: Richard Gere serves dick in Breathless, Jim Carrey serves spon-con in Copper Mountain, Soderbergh's horny 4 digital in Full Frontal, and toes fuck in Abnormal Family.If you're thinking: "Unstreamable? In this pandemic?" Scarecrow Video
  • Slog PM: Horse-Cops for Sale, Murdered Murder Hornet, PLEASE VOTE

    Slog PM: Horse-Cops for Sale, Murdered Murder Hornet, PLEASE VOTE
    by Jasmyne KeimigPlease! Send in your ballots this weekend! CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLEDon't forget to fucking VOTE: The election is TUESDAY. Read our endorsements and vote how we tell you.
    The first Asian giant hornet has been caught in a trap in Washington state: The so-called "Murder Hornet" was found in a trap set near Birch Bay in Whatcom County. The next step for the Washington State Department of Agriculture is to search for nests using infrared cameras and set more traps so they can catch one
  • James Coburn Keeps It Cool at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics

    James Coburn Keeps It Cool at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics
    by Chase BurnsActor James Coburn, monologuing on a ski cliff.Screenshot of White RockIn acknowledgement of the 2020 Olympics, which would have kicked off in Tokyo last week, the Criterion Collection is streaming its monumental collection 100 Years of Olympic Films on their streaming platform, the Criterion Channel. The collection includes 53 films and covers 41 editions of the Olympic Games, from Stockholm in 1912 to London in 2012. Every weekday until next Friday, I'll highlight a different mom
  • Gay Misérables Encore Streams a Week from Tonight!!

    Gay Misérables Encore Streams a Week from Tonight!!
    Did you get your ticket yet? Do it.by Christopher Frizzelle
    The Stranger is innovating like crazy as we try to respond to life in the stupidest fucking year of the stupidest fucking country on earth!
    One of the crazier—and by crazier, I mean MOST AMAZING—things we've tried so far is Gay Misérables, a completely ridiculous streaming theater spectacular that actually has nothing to do with Les Misérables.*We just thought it was a funny title for a show for Pride weekend f
  • A New Molly Moon's, Milk Drunk on Beacon Hill, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 31, 2020 Edition

    A New Molly Moon's, Milk Drunk on Beacon Hill, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 31, 2020 Edition
    A New Molly Moon's, Milk Drunk on Beacon Hill, and more food news you can use.by Stranger EverOut StaffAnother beautiful summer weekend is here, which is perfect timing for spots like Hotel Sorrento and Matt's in the Market to reopen for outdoor dining. On top of that, this weekend brings the new walk-up soft-serve and fried chicken sandwich window Milk Drunk to Beacon Hill and the fast-casual Vietnamese spot Mai’s Kitchen to Capitol Hill. Read on for all that and more of the latest food-w
  • Let's Have a Quarantine Kiki

    Let's Have a Quarantine Kiki
    More people than ever in the ballroom scene are recording their lives and documenting their art.by Matt BaumeOne to watch. Screengrab from Kiki
    Looking for an uplifting watch this weekend? Consider Kiki, a 2016 documentary that’s considered an unofficial sequel to Paris is Burning. Kiki, available on Hulu and Amazon, picks up where earlier docs left off, painting a portrait of New York’s drag and ballroom and voguing scene. It’s also somewhat unique in that it was made in close
  • Black Lives Matter Protests & Resistance Events in Seattle This Weekend: July 31-Aug 2, 2020

    Black Lives Matter Protests & Resistance Events in Seattle This Weekend: July 31-Aug 2, 2020
    by Stranger EverOut StaffLocal organizations like King County Equity Now will band together for the Umoja Parade March & Day of Unity this Saturday, which starts in the Central District and ends in Jimi Hendrix Park. Mike Scaturo via King County Equity Now Coalition
    With the continued lack of justice for Black Americans killed by police, the fight against structural and institutional racism in Seattle and across the US is very much alive. As you're filling out your ballot for next week's Pri
  • The Visionary Supper Club Happening at Paragon

    The Visionary Supper Club Happening at Paragon
    A fun way to enjoy dinner and a show, but safely.by Christopher FrizzelleEvery two weeks they're doing dinner and a show that works brilliantly within the restrictions presented by the coronavirus.Photo by Christopher Frizzelle
    The whole idea of going out for dinner to a restaurant with live music is out of the question these days. Or is it?
    At Paragon—a restaurant on top of Queen Anne Hill that has a new chef, relatively new owners, and a stage for musicians to perform on—they are t
  • The 49 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: July 31-Aug 2, 2020

    The 49 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: July 31-Aug 2, 2020
    Virtual Seafair Weekend, a New Quarantine Book Club, and More Top Picksby Stranger EverOut StaffWith the number of COVID-19 cases increasing across the state, it's more imperative than ever that you wear a mask and keep your distance at the in-person events listed below (like the Umoja Parade March & Day of Unity and the Beacon Hill Walkabout Party). With that in mind, there are also lots of great events happening that don't require leaving your house, from Virtual Seafair Weekend to Welcome
  • The Stranger Endorses Sherae Lascelles

    The Stranger Endorses Sherae Lascelles
    by Stranger Election Control BoardLegislative District No. 43
    Representative Position No. 2
    There is no way longtime former House Speaker Frank Chopp is going to lose this seat. This straight, white, cisgender mustache has been representing the queerest district in the state for 25 years now, and he’s just too well-connected, too well-funded, too powerful, and too mustachioed to go down.
    But if there’s anybody prepared to replace him—and to hold him accountable in the meantime&
  • Portland Police Temporarily Barred From Live-Streaming Protests

    Portland Police Temporarily Barred From Live-Streaming Protests
    by Blair Stenvick BLAIR STENVICK
    This article was originally published on our sister publication The Portland Mercury's blog Blogtown, where you can find ongoing coverage of Portland's protests related to the killing of George Floyd. —Eds.
    A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the Portland Police Bureau's (PPB) livestream video of nightly protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
    Shortly after protests began two months ago, PP
  • Slog AM: Protests Have Not Increased COVID-19 Spread, Dems Reject GOP's $600 Extension, Wildfires Are Back

    Slog AM: Protests Have Not Increased COVID-19 Spread, Dems Reject GOP's $600 Extension, Wildfires Are Back
    by Charles MudedeLil Red Takeout and Catering is black food doing the right thing. Charles Mudede
    Gov. Inslee Says: Protests have not increased the spread of of COVID-19 in Seattle. This has nothing to do with how Inslee feels about the protests. It's an observation backed by "strong evidence." But why doesn't COVID-19 spread as easily in a Black Lives Matter protest than does at, say, a Trump rally? Inslee guess is it's the almost universal use of face masks by protesters. Nothing of the kind h
  • A Message to the City from Northwest Center & Best Buddies

    A Message to the City from Northwest Center & Best Buddies
    In collaboration with Seattle Symphony.by The StrangerNorthwest Center and Best Buddies created this message in partnership with Seattle Symphony. Above is Matthew Decker, a symphony percussionist. Courtesy of Seattle Symphony
    Good morning. It's the last day of July. We made it through July!To celebrate, today's message is an extra special collaboration between Northwest Center, Best Buddies, and the Seattle Symphony. Northwest Center is a leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and
  • Slog PM: Major League COVID, Dog COVID, Airborne COVID

    Slog PM: Major League COVID, Dog COVID, Airborne COVID
    by Chase BurnsThis thing gets around. UNSPLASH/ CDC
    Welp, let chaos reign: "A deadlocked Senate leaves DC for weekend without acting to extend $600-per-week expanded jobless benefit."
    Some of us are doing just fine: "Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Facebook reported surprisingly healthy quarterly financial results, defying one of the worst economic downturns on record."
    Amazon has performed particularly well: I wonder what could've helped them post $5.2 billion in profits in the last quarter...The f
  • Currently Hanging: James Turrell at Pace Gallery

    Currently Hanging: James Turrell at Pace Gallery
    by Jasmyne KeimigThe form angels take when greeting you at the Gates of Heaven. Or what you see when taking your shoes off in Kendall Jenner's foyer.Courtesy of Pace GalleryI've admittedly only seen a James Turrell piece in person once—shout out to "Light Reign" at the Henry Art Gallery—but I've long yearned to see more of his lightworks in real life just to bathe in the colorful light radiating out his yonic portals. And my desire to experience a Turrell piece is somewhat quenched b
  • Freddie Mercury at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

    Freddie Mercury at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
    by Chase BurnsFreddie Mercury died less than a year before the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, but his song "Barcelona" played a memorable role. Screenshot of "Barcelona"In acknowledgement of the 2020 Olympics, which would have kicked off in Tokyo last week, the Criterion Collection is streaming its monumental collection 100 Years of Olympic Films on their streaming platform, the Criterion Channel. The collection includes 53 films and covers 41 editions of the Olympic Games, from Stockholm in 1912 to L
  • The Stranger Endorses Gael Tarleton

    The Stranger Endorses Gael Tarleton
    by Stranger Election Control BoardSecretary of StateWashington needs a Secretary of State who will keep our elections fair, accurate, and free from shadowy networks of hackers with admittedly cool handles. But we also deserve someone willing to defend our voting system against attacks from our very own President, and someone who will campaign hard to continue expanding voting rights in Washington. Rep. Gael Tarleton is the only candidate in this race who will do both.
    Tarleton worked as a senior
  • Washington State Must Forget About Balancing the Budget and Spend, Spend, Spend

    Washington State Must Forget About Balancing the Budget and Spend, Spend, Spend
    by Charles MudedeGovernor Jay Inslee needs to be spending not cutting.
    This is the question I asked Governor Jay Inslee during a Stranger Election Control Board meeting on July 1: Has Washington considered running a large budget deficit during and after the pandemic? Inslee, predictably, said the state was required by law to maintain a balanced budget. He also said this as if it were the most obvious thing to say. The state should keep its books in order in the way the moon must orbit the earth.
  • New Report: Camping Could Save the Economy/Our Lives

    New Report: Camping Could Save the Economy/Our Lives
    For the economy, for your health, and for the planet, go outside and stay there.by Matt BaumeFor the economy, for your health, and for the planet, go outside and stay there. Rich Smith
    So, you want to save Washington’s economy? Well then get out of town and go jump in a lake.A new report from Tacoma nonprofit Earth Economics shows that prior to the pandemic, people spent $26.5 billion on outdoor recreation in Washington; and with new research indicating that outdoor activities are much saf
  • The Best Movies to Stream This Weekend in Seattle: July 30-Aug 2, 2020

    The Best Movies to Stream This Weekend in Seattle: July 30-Aug 2, 2020
    Black is King, The Fight, and More Top Picksby Elaina FriedmanThis week brings the brand-new Kerry Washington-produced ACLU documentary The Fight, the last chance to stream Sean Baker's brilliant iPhone-renderedTangerine, and more opportunities to see ongoing films like Romola Garai's feminist horror Amulet. Plus, Saturday marks the beginning of a new month, which will bring with it lots of new releases on Netflix, Hulu, and other national streaming platforms. Read on for all of our top picks fo
  • The Best Movies & TV Shows to Stream This Weekend in Seattle: July 30-Aug 2, 2020

    The Best Movies & TV Shows to Stream This Weekend in Seattle: July 30-Aug 2, 2020
    Black is King, The Fight, and More Top Picksby Elaina FriedmanThis week brings the brand-new Kerry Washington-produced ACLU documentary The Fight, the last chance to stream Sean Baker's brilliant iPhone-renderedTangerine, and more opportunities to see ongoing films like Romola Garai's feminist horror Amulet. Plus, Saturday marks the beginning of a new month, which will bring with it lots of new releases on Netflix, Hulu, and other national streaming platforms. Read on for all of our top picks fo
  • For the Third Time, Groups Ask Inslee to Keep the Lights On

    For the Third Time, Groups Ask Inslee to Keep the Lights On
    by Nathalie GrahamYolanda Matthews from Puget Sound Sage asks Gov. Jay Inslee to "lessen the burden" on low-income families.Screenshot of Puget Sound Sage's Facebook Livestream
    While Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the statewide eviction moratorium through October 15, he still hasn't extended the moratorium on utility shut-offs. Activists from environmental justice groups Puget Sound Sage and the Sierra Club delivered a utility shut-off notice to his front step today to punctuate their request: ext
  • Expert Says Cops Are Wrong About a "Firework" Damaging the East Precinct

    Expert Says Cops Are Wrong About a "Firework" Damaging the East Precinct
    Something made a hole in the East Precinct's wall. But what was it?by Matt BaumeWho did this? Seattle Police Department blotter
    The plot thickens around the “explosion” or whatever it was at the East Precinct last weekend. After something/someone caused damage to the building, the cops declared the protest a riot. But what exactly was the nature of the damage and where did it come from? Police will only say that the investigation is ongoing, but they’re claiming it was a &ldquo
  • These 17 Annual Seattle Festivals Will Hold Virtual & Socially Distanced Events This August

    These 17 Annual Seattle Festivals Will Hold Virtual & Socially Distanced Events This August
    by Stranger EverOut StaffWe may still be physically isolated, but events like the Northwest Film Forum's interdisciplinary film program A Poetics of Living: Biomimetic Blueprints, premiering August 15 as part of the Seattle Design Festival, give us something to look forward to. Northwest Film Forum via Facebook
    If you're spooked by the ghost of festival season that looms over outdoor amphitheaters and waterfront parks, we've got news for you: Some of Seattle's most beloved annual summer events a
  • Jimi Hendrix Park Finally Hits Its Stride

    Jimi Hendrix Park Finally Hits Its Stride
    Jimi Hendrix Park feels like a veritable oasis in comparison to pepper spray and blast balls.by Gregory ScruggsJimi himself. GS
    “This is not your typical Barnes and Noble poetry reading.”
    With that scene setter, Alchemy Poetry’s Ebo Barton stood under the red butterfly-shaped sculpture adorning the stage at Seattle's Jimi Hendrix Park earlier this month and laid out some audience participation ground rules—yes, it’s ok to clap, snap, and cheer—for Poets in the
  • In the Black Lives Matter Summer of 2020, Jimi Hendrix Park Finally Hits Its Stride

    In the Black Lives Matter Summer of 2020, Jimi Hendrix Park Finally Hits Its Stride
    Jimi Hendrix Park feels like a veritable oasis in comparison to pepper spray and blast balls.by Gregory ScruggsJimi himself. GS
    “This is not your typical Barnes and Noble poetry reading.”
    With that scene setter, Alchemy Poetry’s Ebo Barton stood under the red butterfly-shaped sculpture adorning the stage at Seattle's Jimi Hendrix Park earlier this month and laid out some audience participation ground rules—yes, it’s ok to clap, snap, and cheer—for Poets in the
  • The Stranger Endorses Chris Reykdal

    The Stranger Endorses Chris Reykdal
    by Stranger Election Control BoardSuperintendent of Public SchoolsChris Reykdal, the current Superintendent of Public Education, needs to keep his job. In the face of COVID-19, Reykdal has been responsibly closing schools, navigating remote learning when 735,000 Washingtonians don’t have internet access, providing meals for the kids who relied on school for getting fed, and much more.
    Reykdal does not have an easy job ahead of him this year, especially as it becomes clearer and clearer tha
  • Slog AM: Herman Cain Dies of COVID, Trump Ponders Election Delay, Explosives Found in Van From Weekend Protests

    Slog AM: Herman Cain Dies of COVID, Trump Ponders Election Delay, Explosives Found in Van From Weekend Protests
    by Jasmyne KeimigHerman Cain is dead.Win McNamee/Getty Images
    Herman Cain has died of complications related to coronavirus: He was 74. The former Republican presidential candidate, who was briefly considered by President Donald Trump for the Federal Reserve, was hospitalized on July 1, two days after he was diagnosed with the virus.As CNBC notes, less than two weeks before he tested positive for the 'rona: Cain attended Trump's controversial Tulsa rally sans mask or social distancing. Cain's tea
  • A Message to the City from Maged Zaher

    A Message to the City from Maged Zaher
    The poet reads a little.by The StrangerMaged Zaher is a poet. Photo by Kelly O
    Good morning. It's Thursday, July 30, another beautiful day in a city in crisis, in a country in crisis, in a world in crisis. But like we said: Good morning!Today we turn to the poet Maged Zaher, who won a Stranger Genius Award in 2013. Maged was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He has lived in Seattle since 1995 and published half a dozen books of poetry and translations.
    We reached out to see if he would read us a

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