Friday, July 1, 2022

Matt Baume

Stranger Suggests: Shroom Embroidery

As a wide Tumblr post once observed, a fungus cannot be killed in any way that matters because it represents decay as a form of life. What better subject would you want for a...

This Week’s Comics: A Dream Hunter, an Inescapable Town, and an Absolutely Dreadful Attempted Art Project

I’ll never be able to recreate the range of emotions that must’ve wandered across my face when I opened a package a few days ago to find a graphic novel entitled Mr. Colostomy. The title alone produced waves of...

First Their Home Burned Down. Then Came the Contracts

Residents say Seattle Property Management Associates urged them to re-enter unsafe units. SPMA declined to talk to The Stranger about the fire or its aftermath. TipsterThe fire started around 4:30 am on Friday, February 25, but that was...

What's Next for Washington's Public Transportation Projects?

Cheers! Transit advocates Jamie Pedersen (cool sweater), David Hackney (cool beard), Liz Berry (cool sneakers), and Marko Liias (left early) Matt BaumeLast night saw a major milestone for Seattle Subway — their first in-person event of 2022, and an...

Is Onde a Game? Toy? Sperm?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=QiB8lIxEklk You are a musical little sperm, dancing your way through hypnotic rhythms toward a nice egg in these trying times. Okay, I’m not 100% sure that this game is actually about...

Slog AM: A Possible Solution to SDOT's Bike Lane to Nowhere, Purim Ends Tonight, and Beware the Ghost of Anita Bryant

Congrats to Rep. Liz Berry, one of Seattle Subway's Riders of the Year honored last night at Optimism Brewing. Matt BaumeHappy Transit Operator Appreciation Day. On Friday, tip your hat to your bus driver, ferry captain, and streetcar conductor....

What Will It Take to Get Statewide Housing Reform?

Lawmakers failed to make major changes this year. LESTER BLACKIn 1940, the earliest date for which the US Census has housing data, the average rent in Washington for a two-bedroom was $22 per month. Adjusted for inflation, that’s...

Yes Yes Yes, the Weather Is Starting to Get Very Nice This Month, but Have You Considered: Video Games?

OUT TODAY: TUNIC https://youtube.com/watch?v=ioxlKDOYOcM You are an adorable fox with a sword and shield, wandering around an island chopping grass and finding treasure. Climb blocky platforms, swing at equally adorable monsters, decipher clues...

This Wednesday: Transport into the Future with Seattle Subway

Oh sure, any old subway can travel through space, but can yours travel through time? (Well, technically, yes, because we’re all traveling forward through time.) This community meetup promises to blast attendees into the...

A Top Pick Tonight: Miss Texas 1988 Teaches Sex-Ed at Optimism

A new species of dinosaur just dropped: The Clitaurus, a fetching (imaginary) creature with some particularly tender sensibilities. Clitty is the star of Clitaurus Chronicles, a sex-ed picture book for readers interested in learning...

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