Monday, April 19, 2021

Matt Baume

This Weekend Go Look at a Boat or Whatever

The weather this weekend is going to be so nice I want to make out with it. But rather than trying to figure out how one would go about kissing the weather, exactly, maybe let’s instead do something nice...

If You Like the Earth So Much, Why Don’t You Marry It?

Now you can open your very own fern bar. ibnjaafar / Getty ImagesEveryone talks about Earth Day like they assume the Earth should be saved. But have you considered the counter-argument, that it’s time for Earth to be...

Police Misconduct Soared in 2020, but Olympia Just Imposed New Accountability Measures

If only a database had been there to prevent all this luoman / Getty ImagesCongratulations are in order to the Seattle Police Department, which managed to rack up an impressive 1,880 allegations of policy violations in 2020, a...

This Week’s Comics: The Sexy Side of Goo, Immigrants Fight Back, and Fables from the Pacific Islands

Surely we all remember the strange hyperventilating horniness of the Tom Hardy Venom film back in 2018: What was meant to be an edgy superhero-ish action film lodged into the Internet’s collective libido as a gooey romance, against all...

Rain on Your Parade Will Fulfill Your Fiendish Fantasies

It's a living. Rain on Your ParadeThe sun is out, the weather is fair, and you are a terrible cloud. There’s no mistaking the Untitled Goose Game and Katamari Damacy influence behind Rain on Your Parade, a new game...

Friends Came This Close to Making Chandler Gay

We all know this gay couple. FriendsThis weekend Friends finished filming a reunion episode, slated to appear on HBO Max at some point, which has me thinking about just how close the show came to featuring what could have...

Slog AM: Cops Kill Another Man in Minnesota, Gunman Injures Four in the Central District, and the “White Lives Matter” Rally That Wasn't

Ready to march again like last year? ChrisBoswell / Getty ImagesA cop killed a black motorist a few miles from the Derek Chauvin trial. Police in Brooklyn Center, just a few miles from Minneapolis, pulled over 20-year-old Daunte...

How to Grow Native Pacific Northwest Plants in a Tiny Apartment

This could be your living room. lolostock / getty imagesSpring has sprung, the grass has ris, and anyone wondering where the birdies is should look no further than your local fern gully. With the arrival of nice warm...

Want a Nice Park on Top of I-5? Too Bad, Democrats From the Suburbs Could Block It

We could literally be living in one of those "society if" memes Lid I-5Come, visit beautiful Washington state! Marvel at the gorgeous asphalt! Thrill to the sight of traffic-clogged arterials! DELIGHT in the majesty of Interstate Five, Seattle’s grand...

This Week's Comics: Nuclear Dad, Disco Death, and an Adorable Cat Demon

I was around eight years old, rummaging through old comics that my cousin had left behind in a box, when I came across a ‘70s-era pulp retelling of The Monkey’s Paw illustrated in lurid neon with hysterical characters who...

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Dogwoof Takes World on Hot Docs Hong Kong Protest Pic ‘Faceless’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Dogwoof has acquired world sales rights to “Faceless,” the directorial debut of Jennifer Ngo, ahead of its world premiere at the Hot Docs film...

Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira Join Lucy Hale in AMC, Alibi Series ‘Ragdoll’

Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira will star alongside Lucy Hale in the AMC-Alibi series “Ragdoll,” Variety has learned. The six-episode show, which was ordered to...

Patrick Marleau’s journey from Canadian farmboy to NHL’s 1,768-game recordbreaker

When a 41-year-old son of the Canadian Prairie takes his first shift for the San Jose Sharks on Monday night in Las Vegas, he...

Austin and Kenosha shootings, Chauvin trial, NASA: 5 things to know Monday

Shootings in Texas and Wisconsin leave several deadMass shootings in Austin, Texas and Kenosha County, Wisconsin, this weekend left several people dead. In Texas'...