Saturday, December 5, 2020

‘Women feel they have no option but to give birth alone’: the rise of freebirthing

On the morning of 3 May, Victoria Johnson prepared to give birth at her home in the Highlands. One by one, her three children...

Sabrina Ghayour's vegetarian Christmas recipes

It’s easy for vegetarians to feel short-changed at Christmas. I created this vibrantly coloured, subtly spiced, sweet and savoury pastry number with them in...

5 takeaways from 'Macho' documentary: Hector Camacho 'had a lot of demons'

One word that keeps coming up is "demons." "He had a lot of demons," says Showtime boxing analyst Steve Farhood of the late Hector "Macho"...

Technology

'Antiquated process': data regulator on obtaining Cambridge Analytica warrant

The information commissioner has criticised the “antiquated process” that led to Facebook getting hold of Cambridge Analytica’s servers before...
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Spoil Your Cat Over the Holidays With Our Favorite Gear

Between litter boxes, beds, scratchers, and trees, cats require a lot of supplies. These are our picks.

The 13 Best Gifts for the PC Gamer in Your Life

It’s dangerous to go alone! Take these.

The 9 Best Smart Speakers With Alexa or Google Assistant

Chatty assistants from Google, Amazon, and Apple are popular. But which one is right for you? There are dozens of smart speakers on the market,...

Our 100+ Favorite Cyber Monday Deals Still Available Today

We combed through every Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal we featured this week. These deals remain—for the moment. Cyber Monday is officially over, but...

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Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns enters NBA season with heavy heart: 'I've seen a lot of coffins in the last seven months'

The pain remained visible both with Karl-Anthony Towns’ voice and body language. The Minnesota Timberwolves star has spent this past year grieving the passing of...

Pink Flamingos Is Unstreamable

Eat it!! Courtesy of Pink Flamingos Unstreamable is a weekly column that finds films and TV shows you can't watch on major streaming services in...

Slog PM: DACA Is Back, Culp Sticks Around, Japan Mines Prehistoric Space Rock for Universe Secrets

Free us from ignorance, ancient asteroid. ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI/Getty Images Delay costs for the Tokyo Olympics could reach $2.8 billion: The figures are in line with...

Where to Get Christmas Trees, Holiday Wreaths & More Festive Plants in Seattle: Winter 2020 Edition

The new winter wonderland light display at Carpinito Brothers will make all your Instagram friends jealous. Carpinito Brothers EverOut is The Stranger's new website devoted...

New Travel Rental Website BiznTrip.com Looks to Support Renters and Owners Alike

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking for ways to satisfy their travel bugs without compromising their safety...

Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett: COVID-19 'kicked my butt'

Myles Garrett’s body ached. His head ached. He had a fever. His eyes hurt. He was coughing and sneezing and lost his sense of...
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Entertainment

George Clooney Says He And Amal Made A 'Dumb' Parenting Mistake With Their Twins

George Clooney doesn’t mind admitting when he’s made a mistake. During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday, the...

Laverne Cox Wants To Reframe Narrative Around Transgender Rights With New Project

Leave it to Laverne Cox to shine bright amid both a pandemic and a politically divisive moment for the...

Gloria Estefan Reveals She Caught COVID-19, But Has Since Recovered

MIAMI (AP) — Singer and businesswoman Gloria Estefan said on Wednesday that she spent much of November in isolation...

Hollywood News® Quote Featured In “Our Friend” Trailer!

Whenever a flick debuts at a film festival and then takes a year to come out, people can suspect...

Season Four Of “Big Mouth” Debuts A Trailer

If you’re like me, you’re a rather massive fan of the Netflix show Big Mouth. Not only is the...
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Culture

Turkey's out – this Thanksgiving, we're having side dishes for dinner

Few people know this, but the perfect meal was discovered in New York in 2005.It was a frigid night on the Upper West Side...

The plight of pubs now facing last orders | Letters

John Harris fails to acknowledge the significant changes that I have witnessed as a pub regular for the best part of 60 years (Britain’s...

The BAME women making the outdoors more inclusive

The British countryside being the preserve of the white middle classes is a perception that is backed by stark figures, with ethnic minorities often...
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On the Eastside

VIDEO: 34th District Democrats make their State Senate endorsement…s

(Standing-room crowd at 34th District Democrats just before State Senate endorsement vote) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor The endorsement for the open 34th District State...

Ballard filmmakers win 7 Emmy awards, festival this Saturday night

The talented students at Ballard High School’s Digital Filmmaking Program took home the hardware at the regional Emmy awards. And just in time, too. The...

Handcuffed Kirkland man dies after jumping off Highway 520 bridge

A 31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence jumped off the Highway 520 bridge early Friday and died, according to the...

Countdown continues! Who you’ll see at Morgan Junction Community Festival on Saturday

The weekend gets ever closer and so does the 2018 Morgan Junction Community Festival, 10 am-4 pm Saturday at Morgan Junction Park . Tonight,...

Could an earthquake emoji save lives? Experts seek a universal symbol for ground shaking

The emoji for volcanic eruptions has been getting a lot of exposure on Twitter and other social media in recent months, with Volcán de...

Developer of electric motors for aircraft plans Redmond HQ and engineering shop

A startup company developing motors for all-electric aircraft will set up a new headquarters and engineering facility in Redmond. MagniX chief executive Roei Ganzarski said...

Enjoy Food

The Future is Now: Eureka! Restaurant Group is the First Brand in the US to Debut Industry Leading Dining Technology

Eureka! embraces the future of hospitality with the launch of a ground-breaking, full-service contactless restaurant experience Eureka! Restaurant Group (Eureka!), the all-American brand with the cult following for its highly regarded 100% American craft whiskey, beer, and cocktail program paired...

Long-Awaited Communion Brings Seattle Soul Food to the Central District

On December 5, chef Kristi Brown’s highly anticipated new restaurant, Communion, officially opens in the Central District. It’s a celebratory event for the restaurant,...

Which Restaurants Are Still Open at Sea-Tac Airport During the Pandemic?

In early November, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory encouraging Washingtonians to avoid all non-essential travel (and noting that those who cross state...

Franz Bakery Gives Back with its 9th Annual Spirit of Giving

Franz Increases its Spirit of Giving Program for 2020 Franz Bakery has run the Spirit of Giving program for the past eight years by providing...

The 2020 Eater Seattle Gift Guide

It’s been a long, difficult year, but the holidays are now upon us, and sending thoughtful gifts to loved ones should make the winter...

Seattle News

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Fatal traffic collision at 15th and Market

A pickup collided with a pole and a utility box at Ballard’s busiest intersection just after midnight on Friday morning, killing one of the...

We Need Your Support

This past week I was contacted out of the blue by someone who’d newly returned to Seattle, found an old post of mine here...

Olympia Quietly Helps Affordable Housing

Before and After (Mt. Baker Housing/Mithun Architecture) Transit and Urbanism advocates are used to a defensive crouch when hearing news from Olympia. But buried in...

AG Ferguson takes actions to respond to coronavirus | Bellevue Reporter

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has taken two actions to protect consumers during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Ferguson’s office announced March 4 it would...

West Seattle scene: Friday night rainbow

Thanks to Carolyn Newman for sharing the colorful view, seen against the clouds to the east. While the sky’s looked foreboding in that direction...

It's Almost #GivingTuesday—Here Are Some Worthy Causes You Can Donate To

Brown Bear Carwash is partnering with PAWS to raise money for animal rescue and have you EVER seen ANYTHING so PRECIOUS??? PAWS So this is...

Last Call: Donate to STB

Friends, I was struck by something I heard Chris Hayes say on a recent podcast, in the middle of a conversation about the tumult...

West Seattle post-4th of July scene: Solstice Park fireworks debris

As the annual “fireworks are illegal but the law’s not enforced” discussion rages on, the fact of the matter is that fireworks don’t just...

Curbed Seattle pocket guide: Summer 2018

Seattle places and buildings that you just have to see or experience right now Summer in Seattle is the city’s best-kept secret, because when the...

Smoke rolling back in for the weekend

Just when Seattle thought the haze was over, it rolled back into the city Thursday night to smoke up the weekend. Some residents took to...

High-density neighborhoods like Ballard absorbing most of Seattle’s growth

It certainly feels like Ballard is growing faster than other North Seattle neighborhoods. Now there’s visual data that shows that Ballard is absorbing a...

Oregon man gets jail time for harassing Yellowstone bison

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man who said he and his buddy were on a “last hurrah” tour through national parks before he...
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US News

COVID has turned breathing into a deadly event and all of us into potential serial killers

If I hold my breath when I hug my parents, will that spare me the Greek tragedy of killing them? This mental toll will...

Dr. Jha: Delay in presidential transition 'unconscionable' for COVID vaccine rollout

Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha is continuing to raise alarm over the toll President Donald Trump’s inaction on a...

Biden set to announce his economic team led by Janet Yellen, who face a dark winter outlook, split Congress

President-elect Joe Biden is set to unveil an all-star economic team Tuesday to tackle a darkening winter outlook as the USA struggles to dig...

Coronavirus updates: Los Angeles issues stay-at-home order; US hits 13 million cases; Ohio State coach tests positive

A national surge in COVID-19 cases continues as the United States recorded its 13 millionth case on Black Friday, a day typically marked by crowds...

Business

Dow closes above 30,000 points for first time ever on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

ALEX VEIGA and DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP November 24, 2020 | 5:00 PM The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday...

Donald Trump Jr. doing 'very well' with virus, tweets Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing “very well” in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus. A...

Here's how much PPP money Tom Brady's company received

Federal data published this past summer showed that Tom Brady’s lifestyle company TB12, Inc. received somewhere between $350,000 and $1 million in forgivable loans...
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Health

'Safer than your local grocery store': How the Pentagon kept the virus at bay as the White House struggled

The COVID-19 outbreak sweeping through the White House, most recently among the staff of Vice President Mike Pence, has underlined the fact that in...

Coronavirus vaccine dilemma: Who gets it first?

The news of two effective coronavirus vaccine candidates puts a spotlight on a key question looming since the early days of the pandemic: Who...

Pfizer vaccine could be key to conquering COVID-19 — but don't throw away your mask yet

On Monday, Pfizer announced in a press release that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in study...

Rapid testing could 'drive the epidemic toward extinction'

WASHINGTON — Cheap coronavirus tests that ordinary Americans can administer at home, without either a prescription or any medical expertise, could significantly drive down...