Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Matt Baume

An Old Witch's Four Rules for Halloween

I put a spell on you. Old Witch“I think what makes Halloween so gay is it’s that time when you can get away with stepping outside the norms,” says Old Witch, Seattle’s iconic horror drag queen and host of...

Seattle's COVID Cost-Cutting Nearly Caused Thousands of Pounds of Food to Rot

Quite a haul. City FruitSeattle, we came so close to losing our entire fruit harvest for the year. “We had to close our office earlier this year because of a funding crisis, and not knowing if we would have...

This Week’s Best Comics: Time-Traveling Smugglers, A Sexy Super-Ant, and How to Make Your Words Look Good

It was a great philosopher of the late 20th century who, pondering the rippling effects of one’s decisions, asked aloud, “Did I do that?” Okay actually it was Steve Urkel, but anything can be philosophy if you want it...

Paul Lynde: The Gay Uncle at the Center of Halloween’s Strangest Disco

Halloween specials have a mixed history on television. There are a handful of great, iconic ones — the It’s the Great Pumpkin, old episodes of Roseanne, about 60% of the Treehouses of Terror on The Simpsons — and then...

Naked Oscar Isaac Is But One of the Many Pleasant Visuals in Dune

A family outing. DuneI did not go to see Dune for the laughs, which is why I was startled to find that the movie ends with one of the funniest cinematic jokes I’ve ever seen. After two and a...

This Week's Comics: A Lighthouse in Space, Monsters in the Dark, and a Darn Cat

I read exactly the wrong thing a couple of years ago when I got a copy of Heart of Darkness. I was planning to read the Joseph Conrad story that inspired Apocalypse Now, but I didn’t realize that the...

Stranger Suggests: You Should Watch Seattle Filmmaker Wes Hurley's New Potato Movie

THURSDAY THROUGH NEXT WEEK: SEATTLE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL Seattle’s screens light up for the next 10 days with a Queer Film Festival overflowing with talent from around Seattle, the country, and the world. Screenings will be online and in...

Twitter Shuts Down Sexy Gay Art Project

Farewell, Lurid Digs.Frederick Woodruff woke up last Thursday to find that Twitter had wiped out a project he’s been working on for nearly twenty years. “I went to do a post one morning and it was like, ‘your account...

Slog PM: Trump Secrets to be Exposed, SDOT Wants You to Move Your Car, and New Accusations Against a Seattle Cop

Always in the news. Lester BlackWelcome to day 275 of January 6th. The White House just blocked an attempt by Trump lawyers to withhold documents related to the right-wing attack on the Capitol, which means that soon the National...

Here's the Science Behind Why Furries Hate Lindsay Lohan's Furry NFT

The art in question.I’ve never seen a group of people so unanimously in agreement as the furry fandom as they expressed collective dismay over Lindsay Lohan shilling for canine NFTs. In case you missed the news last week: Lindsay...

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