Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Charles Mudede

Stranger Suggests: The Return of Former 206 Poet and Rapper Rajnii Eddins at Wa Na Wari

This Vermont poet is a Seattle institution... Courtesy Rajnii EddinsWhen Rajnii Eddins moved from Seattle to Vermont 12 years ago, I felt that this city had lost a big part of its culture. His...

Slog PM: Link's New Stations Are Working Again, the GOP Pulls Out of Presidential Debates, and Stop Talking to Strangers in Bars for Now

Will Link's new stations become the new escalators? Charles MudedeWhat's to blame for the sharp rise in car thefts? New laws that prevent the police from engaging in very dangerous, high-speed car chases. KOMO reports that thieves now know...

Stranger Suggests at #SIFF2022: In Front of Your Face 🎥

It's SIFF season, baby! Seattle's favorite film fest returns this month with 262 films over 11 days (April 14–24) screening both in-person and online. We're rounding up some of our top picks. You can...

Stranger Suggests at #SIFF2022: Tug of War ⚔️

It's SIFF season, baby! Seattle's favorite film fest returns this month with 262 films over 11 days (April 14–24) screening both in-person and online. We're rounding up some of our top picks. You can...

The Freedom Convoy in Vancouver, BC This Weekend Was the Stuff of Nightmares

"Pro-choice" rapper spitting on the streets of Vancouver, BC. Charles MudedeNot long after arriving in Vancouver, BC on Friday, April 8, I found myself in front of the main entrance of the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront waiting for a cab...

Slog AM: 67% of Voters Considered Leaving Seattle, Five Shot in New York Subway Station, Hotel Covered in Old Seattle Times Headlines Set to...

"So you say that's it, I got to leave this place, I don't care what these people think..." Charles MudedeA recent poll bankrolled by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce provided the Seattle Is Dying army with new weapons...

Slog AM: Cost of Eggs Soaring, Boeing Plane Breaks in Half, Seattle Houses Are Making More Money Than People

Here, homes are for money, not people. Charles MudedeA study conducted by Zillow revealed that house-price inflation (a form of inflation that, like stock-price inflation, apparently has little to no political impact) in most major metro areas surpassed in...

Slog PM: Ketanji Brown Jackson's Confirmation Is a Pyrrhic Victory for Black Spiritual Health, Felled Bellevue Tree Refuses to Go Quietly, Today Is Sun...

Today, coming spring brought passing winter down to its goddamn knees. Charles MudedeI promise to write on one of these days, and hopefully it will be cooler than today (70 degrees?), a new philosophy of property that takes...

Stranger Suggests at #SIFF2022: Nothing Compares ✝️

It's SIFF season, baby! Seattle's favorite film fest returns this month with 262 films over 11 days (April 14–24) screening both in-person and online. We're rounding up some of our favorites. Every day, expect two more recommendations on Slog....

A Piece of Art to Sit Inside of on a Sunny Day

We last wrote about Seattle's Turrell Skyspace in 2019, and we're re-upping that writing today for two reasons. First: in honor of today's weather, which kisses 70 degrees. Second: to raise attention about a 35-minute tour happening at The...

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