Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Matt Baume

This Week’s Comics: A Queer Kitchen Love Story, Teen-Stealing Aliens, and My Hero Academia Conquers the World

It’s fine to be a pop-culture dabbler, enjoying little bits and pieces of whatever media floats up to your side of the lifeboat, but there’s also a great pleasure in being a specialist — picking one massive property and...

What You Should See at the 2022 Seattle International Film Festival

It'll be something like this, but with a lot more masks. (Here's SIFF's COVID policy, in case you're wondering.) SIFF 2019Movies are back, baby! The 48th Seattle International Film Festival starts this Thursday and runs until April 24. This...

ICYMI: It's Your Last Week to See These Great, Beautiful Disney Gowns at MoPOP

Good evening, ladies. Matt BaumeYou never know where heroes or villains might develop, but Robert Maxheimer, Exhibitions Manager at The Walt Disney Company, saw it happen at the D23 Expo in 2019. At that year's fan expo, Disney had...

Dynasty’s Journey from Gay Panic to Gay Pride

The TV show Dynasty featured a gay icon (and her son). DynastyShoulderpads! Evil schemes! Putting on high fashion to go brawl in the mud! The '80s soap opera Dynasty was all about rich people behaving badly, their dreadful behavior...

Stranger Suggests at #SIFF2022: The Ghastly Brothers 👻

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,...

This Week’s Comics: A Cursed High School Swim Team, Alice in Wonderland Does Drugs, and Spider-Punk

Behold, the Spider-Man that THEY don’t want you to see! And by THEY I mean annoying old white guys who can’t bear the thought of any media that isn’t all about them. From the kind of person who brought...

Slog AM: Hello, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Update: Confirmed. ANNA MONEYMAKER / GETTY STAFF Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gets confirmed today. For tedious procedural reasons, it’ll require two votes this morning, and then the whole shebang should be complete by the afternoon. Follow along here. UPDATE:...

New Games This Month: A Cat Cafe, Spinning Puzzles, and Adventures in the Snow

Come, let us celebrate the arrival of spring in the traditional manner, by skipping off to a cat cafe in Northern Sweden while furiously rotating every object in our path. There’s a big beautiful...

This Friday: Two Dumbasses at The Neptune

While we sit around waiting for Zefram Cochrane to be born, what better way to wile away the years than with a live podcast recording of The Greatest Generation, a casual often-tipsy exploration of...

Stranger Suggests: Entertainment the Whole Family Can Enjoy (By “Family,” We Mean Manson)

Don’t even THINK of bringing wire hangers to this wild weird reimagining of the queer cult classic, starring a mischief of west coast drag stars. Peaches Christ and Heklina deign to schlep up to...

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