Monday, June 27, 2022

Charles Mudede

The Political Economy of Urban Beauty

It's SIFF season! 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.Vanishing black...

The Mystery of The Grand Illusion Is Finally Solved

When a smoke was a smoke... The Grand Illusion at The Grand IllusionJean Renoir's The Grand Illusion is, of course, up there with films like Citizen Kane, M, The Godfather, Third Man, and so on. Though made only two...

Slog PM: Mayor Harrell Hunts for New Police Chief, Most Households in Seattle Now Make Over $100K, Tonight Is the Last Night to See...

The bird beef happened here... Charles MudedeThere is a South African rap track I really like to play now and then. It says: "Sleep is for the rich." Fair enough. The poor can't sleep because for them it's either...

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Was a World-Class Institution Long Before Seattle Became a World-Class City

A pro. Charles MudedeOn a cold and rainy late-fall night, I walked down an alley toward the door for one of Seattle's most prestigious cultural institutions, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley. The year was 2010. My wife and I had dressed...

Slog AM: FDA Authorizes Fourth Jab for People over 50, Trump's Calls on Jan 6 Are Missing, Expect Spring and a Beautiful Sunset Today

Will today do a better sunset than yesterday? Charles MudedeWhat are we going to do about all of this lawlessness on I-5? Our liberal politicians, it seems, are just too soft when it comes to the criminals who rule...

You Have High Gas and Food Prices Because of the Man. I Have the Proof

Because the talk about inflation and high gas prices is endless, we can assume that it's pretty much empty. What is of much greater importance, and never makes the headlines, or has little political value for both the mainstream...

Slog PM: Concrete Truck Drivers Say Bosses Offered Another Bad Deal, Mayor's Bus Stop Closure Is an Attack on Public Transportation, Seattle Is Ready...

Not I-5, so it must be hell on earth. Charles MudedeWho is still saying no? The concrete delivery drivers in our neck of the woods. The man has got to do more before they get behind the wheel again....

The Automat, a Documentary About How the Suburbs Killed Good Food for the People

Good food for the people... The Automat, Seattle Jewish Film FestivalUtopias are easier to find in the past than they are in the future. This, I think, is the source of The Automat's greatness. The documentary, which impressively runs...

Slog AM: Boeing Is All Sad About the Crash in China, Republican Claims Black Supreme Court Nominee Is Soft on Child Porn, Expect a...

The new busiest be here... Charles MudedeA note on the students who yesterday protested the premature termination of Washington's mask mandate: What it revealed is how the right always in the end gets what it wants. In this case,...

“Seattle Is Dying” Is the Sequel to Escape from New York

The year is 1997. And all of the inveterate criminals of America are spending life in Manhattan, which has been transformed into a gigantic maximum-security prison. This is how the US dealt with a 400 percent increase in crime....

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