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Did You Mistakenly Sign a $15 Minimum Wage Referendum and Want to Withdraw Your Signature? Turns Out, You Can. Here's How.

wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comDid you get suckered into signing a petition you didn't mean to sign?As you hopefully are well aware, Seattle's city...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Obama Offered Hit Off a Joint in Colorado

Around the time the prez warded off a man in a horse mask, this happened: "Asked him if he wanted...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

New Book Future Days Looks Back on Krautrock's Vast Influence

British writer David Stubbs' Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany (Faber & Faber) joins the small pile...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

What's Crappening? News, Reviews and Cats

NOT NEW ORDER • Opening for the Notwist on Saturday night at Neumos, Anticon Records mainstay Jel looked like Jeff...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Interviews with Three Black-Market Marijuana Dealers

MARY, 60, MARIJUANA SALESWOMAN FOR 20 YEARSWhy did you start selling marijuana?Well, I was a single working mom with a...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Claiborne Richardson Wants Pictures of a Kid's Cock

.@ManassasCityPD - you left "Making Kiddie Porn" off your profile. That's what yer famous for, guys. @CityofManassas pic.twitter.com/vg9sWttolw— Dan Savage...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Archie McPhee Freaks Out President Obama, Hits the Big Time

A horse head mask created by beloved Seattle novelty shop Archie McPhee creeped the hell out of President Obama yesterday:...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Argentina To Face Germany In World Cup Final

Argentina just smashed Netherlands in a penalty shootout. Highlights here. I missed the game, but this tweet captures my feelings...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania County Clerk's Gay Marriage Stay

This is great news: "Justice Alito has denied the application for stay in 14A19; Theresa Santai-Gaffney v. Deb Whitewood, et...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Building a Community Only to Watch It Fall Apart: Razing the Bar Documents the Final Days of the Funhouse

K.C. FennessyI got a full moon Ryan Worsley's documentary, which premiered at SIFF in May, is a celebration of the...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

This Week's Hiphop Roundup, Courtesy of My Philosophy

JURASSIC 5 If I recall correctly, my first show as a 21-year-old was at Neumos—well, it was at Moe's to...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Governor Inslee Tries to Have It Both Ways On Protecting Washingtonians From Cancer, Pleases No One

Levi Hastings Do you eat fish? No? Okay, do you drink water? Are you a human being who lives in...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Tonight in Music: Jurassic 5, the Dutchess and the Duke and Ceremony!

JURASSIC 5'S GOLDEN-AGE KNOWLEDGE (Showbox at the Market) There was a moment when it seemed that LA’s massively talented Jurassic...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

"If We’re Serious About Reducing the Number of Guns in Our World, Then We Also Have to Reduce the Number of Guns in Our Movies."

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt pose with their very special guest star, guns. We get a lot of e-mailed submissions...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Utah Takes Gay Marriage to the Supreme Court

Reuters: Utah will appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court over last month's ruling by a regional appeals court that...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Patricia Lockwood Is So Much More Than—Ugh—"The Poet Laureate of Twitter"

(Patricia Lockwood reads at Elliott Bay Book Company tomorrow night at 7 pm. The reading is free.) Patricia Lockwood's Motherland...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

The Cinema of Lonely Americans

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia is a completely insane movie, an overstuffed ensemble of dying old men and child prodigies and...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Did You Recently Donate Three Human Skulls to the Bellevue Goodwill?

If so, the King County Medical Examiner would like a word with you... The skulls were dropped off in June...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

I Hope Y'all Heads Are Having Some Killer Good Hangs With Ms. Mary Jane

Since I pretty much only listen to "old music," recorded by now-dead people, it should be no surprise I listen...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Baseball Commentator Inspires Internet Conversation About Anti-Semitism and Texas Slang

Slog tipper Pete sent along video from last night's Mariner's broadcast. According to Vine user Andrew Phares, it sounds as...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Judge Orders Boy to Have an Erection, Let Cops Take Photos

kieferpix/Siri Stafford/Thinkstock Why the fuck would a judge order a teenage boy to get an erection and let cops take...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Unbearably High, Obsessed with the Obvious, and Anti-Newsworthy: Questions to Guide Your Reading of The Stranger

Read the whole new issue of The Stranger over here (or click on the cover)! 1. In the internet age,...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

The Morning News: International Violence, Campus Rape, and a Scripture-Spewing Tripper

Alexander Tihonov/ShutterstockLike this, only naked, and tripping on acid. War-Like Activity in the Middle East: "Palestinian militants have fired more...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

The Real Brazilian Tragedy

The sad thing about these pictures is that they only communicate the fatal scale of the destruction when it's too...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

If Kids Got Raped At Denny's As Often As They Get Raped At Church...

...it would be against the law to take your kid to Denny's. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Rachel Maddow Shreds Tucker Carlson

"For Tucker is an honorable man..." — a rough paraphrasing of Maddow on Tucker Carlson last night. Great stuff on...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Photos from Yesterday's Historic Pot-Selling

By Malcolm Smith: Malcolm SmithTHE WAIT outside of Cannabis City, Seattle's only pot store. Malcolm SmithTHE MEDIA from all over,...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2014  |  Slog

Dear Marijuana Packaging Manufacturers—Allow Me to Offer My Proofreading Services

After taking a close look at the package of cannabis Dom bought during today's marijuana bonanza, I saw only one...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Why It's Worth Paying More for Legal Pot

I bought a bag of marijuana today at Cannabis City, Seattle's first legal retail pot store, just after they opened...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

In Culture News: Not-Technically Baywatch, Robin Thicke Bombs, and Writing Tips from Pam Houston and the CIA

Let's Talk About Talking: The Hugo House just posted Pam Houston's Word Works talk from January on YouTube in its...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Interview with a Manager at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver

CMChris Stipe says the place used to be a jewelry store. "The business will be good for the economy," he...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Today Washington Tackled One Drug Bogeyman—So What's Next?

Prison / Shutterstock.comAs activists repeatedly pointed out during this legalization process, the US is the world's largest jailer. Congratulations, Washington...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Loose Box of Smallpox Virus Found in NIH Storeroom

WaPo: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that employees at the National Institutes of Health found some...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Dear Seattle: How High Are YOU?

Are you high enough to really enjoy this video of a hedgehog's birthday party? (Or are you so high that...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Now That It's Legal, You Should Stop Smoking Pot

When I was in my teens and early twenties, I didn't much enjoy pot. It always made me completely incompetent...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Tokin' of Appreciation: A Survey of the Best Pot-Smoking Songs

Back in 2012, when Sleep's mighty Dopesmoker album was reissued, The Stranger ran a survey of songs that will enhance...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Amazon Offers Hachette Authors One Hundred Percent of E-Book Sales

Yes, the Amazon/Hachette dispute is still going on, and it sounds like Amazon is trying to win Hachette's authors over...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

SL Letter of the Day: Legal Highs

Damn you, Dan. This letter could be from me. Except... We are married 21 years, and have two beautiful children...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Announcement for Filmmakers:!

Check it out: The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival, which is happening between October 10 and 13th this year,...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Attack of the 90's: Korn and Ilk Invade the White River Amphitheatre

(White River Amphitheatre) If Nirvana killed hair metal, then At the Drive-In rang the death knell for nü metal. But...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

Cupcakes Are Not Over

One lousy chain serving up shitty corporate cupcakes goes under and Gawker and the Wall Street Journal rush to pronounce...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

What Does It Look Like When You Buy Legal Weed in Washington?

Dominic is now racing back to the office from Sodo, and between the million-degree heat and the fact that he...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2014  |  Slog

In the Skin: Houston Musicians Share the Stories of their Tattoos

There’s no rule that says if you make music you have to have a tattoo, but the reality is that a lot of people who play music have ink on their bodies. We sat down with four local musicians and a couple of tattoo artists to talk about their relationship with their ink. They come from different backgrounds and play different types of music, but they’ll share a common bond, one that will stick with them a lifetime.
Houston Press  |  Angelica Leicht  |  07-09-2014  |  Music

Wild Utah

The fight over lands in Southern Utah is shaping up to be the next Sagebrush Rebellion.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Eric W. Trenbeath  |  07-03-2014  |  Features

How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

Goodnight moon. Goodnight room. Goodnight Lionel in the room. —Susan Anspach
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  07-06-2014  |  Commentary