Thursday, July 29, 2021

Seattle

Slog PM: Please Let Drones Replace Fireworks, Oprah Winfrey Might Have Only Visited the Orcas Island Home She Just Sold for a Pretty Penny...

I saw the gate of this sprawling Orcas Island property in real life once. The same might be true for its former owner, Oprah Winfrey. Charles MudedeWelcome to the age of mask confusion. Rich Smith writes: "At a press...

The Evolution of Mic Capes

Our sister paper, the Portland Mercury, originally published this article. For more Portland-related stories, follow Jenni and the crew over at Blogtown. North Portland-raised rapper Mic Capes established himself years ago as one of the city’s most promising hip-hop...

This Week's Comics: Superhero Chef, Space Mysteries, and Hot Horny Angels

I hope you’re ready for a hot take about Austin Powers, a movie franchise that is nearly as old today as the time period that it references. I recently attempted a rewatch of the films, because they feature briefly...

Letter to the Editor: “I found that the end of the internet is either…”

1) On the N 80th Ave overpass, or 2) Set to happen on December 2, 2021. Either way, big news. ~ David ...

The University District's Old Methodist Church Gave Us the Greatest Rubble Ever

University Temple United Methodist Church made a masterpiece of Seattle rubble. Charles MudedeThe rubble pictured above amounts to probably the most impressive ever produced during Seattle's nearly decade-long construction boom (or doom, for those feeling Vanishing Seattle). Its existence...

Washington Recommends Masking in Indoor Public Places Regardless of Vaccination Status, in Line With CDC Guidelines

Inslee called the new surge of the delta variant a "5th wave." Lester Black At a press conference Wednesday morning, Governor Jay Inslee said Washington will continue masking up in schools and will also "ask people to consider...

Seattle's Prom Queen Is So Lucky, She's a Star

The Seattle-based band Prom Queen is releasing a five-song EP of Britney Spears covers. Courtesy of Prom Queen/Ernie SapiroBefore she headed her band Prom Queen, Seattle-based musician Leeni Ramadan worked for a singing telegram company where part of her...

New Savage Love: Crabs

JOE NEWTON I’m a gay male in my forties and I’ve been married to my husband for nine years. There was some mild infidelity on his part (exchanging photos and flirting via text with another...

Slog AM: Trump-Endorsed Candidate Loses in Texas, Capitol Hill's H Mart Will (Probably) Open in the Fall, R.I.P. Arthur

We'll miss you, Arthur. Courtesy of PBSArthur is over :'( The beloved and extremely memeable PBS children's TV series will officially end its 25-year run in 2022. Though the show will still be available to watch on PBS...

Summer Sipping: Ultimate Libations To Celebrate The Season

Three cheers to summer! In the PNW, we wait longingly for blue skies and sunny days to show up. This time around, we got ourselves a hot, hot summer, and then some! Record-breaking highs (thank you, global warming!) necessitate...
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Phantom Warships Are Courting Chaos in Conflict Zones

The latest weapons in the global information war are fake vessels behaving badly.On September 17 last year, the largest...
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Covid Is Pulling the Plug on Beloved Japanese Arcades

Once home to vibrant live competitions, gaming centers have been bleeding out since before the pandemic. Lockdowns could leave them KO'd for good.On January...

China Cracks Down On Its Tech Giants. Sound Familiar?

Companies like Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent were once regarded with national pride. Now they’re being slapped with fines and other penalties.China’s Ministry of Industry...

A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part III

Joy and pain, harmony and discord, organization and chaos—there’s no single way to define Black Twitter’s complex, ongoing legacy.By the end of the Obama...

Mental health memes are everywhere – can they offer more than comic relief?

Life and styleMental health memes are everywhere – can they offer more than comic relief? Relatable jokes about trauma can help people feel less...