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The Top 20 Things to Do This Week

Revisist Almost Live, see majestic, dark folk from Boise, or maybe, just hang with Paul Simon.

 

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The Best Local Records We Heard This May

Despite the onslaught of sad news this month, the local scene kept pumping out gold nuggets.

 

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Home(Less)

Amid Seattle’s homelessness crisis, it’s easy to forget its victims’ humanity.

 

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Macklemore Follies

Poor Ben, he just can’t catch a break!

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Assphalt: Do Pedicab Drivers Make ANY Money?

A reader is perplexed: There are so many pedicab drivers, and so few people taking pedicabs.

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Why the Jungle Sweeps are Bound to Fail

The city’s plan for clearing homeless encampments ignores the fundamental reasons people are there to begin with.

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Jungle Residents Protest Impending Sweep

Some councilmembers agree with them.

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Bite, Sip, Repeat: Uncomplicating Wine with Purple’s Chef Harry Mills

Whether you’re a white or a rosé, wining is never optional with Chef Mills

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City Hall Playbook: Pneumatic Parking and Renter Protections

Coming this week at City Hall.

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King Coal’s Final Fight in Washington

The backers of Millennium Bulk Terminals, a proposed coal-export terminal in Longview, are scrambling to get on the last boat to Asia.

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The UW Trump Movement Is a Perfect Microcosm of the Donald’s Ridiculous Campaign

The “All publicity is good publicity” axiom is alive and well in the burgeoning campus Trump movement.

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Beloved Teacher Belatedly Returns to Garfield Choir

After nearly a year of legal wrangling, Carol Burton is back with her students.

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Housekeepers Launch Ballot Initiative Against Creepy Guests (and Unreasonable Workloads)

The initiative would require hotel housekeepers be provided with panic buttons and create a standard response procedure for hotel management to address acts of harassment or assault by guests.

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Seattle Cleared “The Jungle” In 1994, 1998, and 2003. It Worked So Well We’re Doing It Again.

“This is a friggin’ waste of time and resource. You would have to build a Berlin Wall …to keep people out of there. And an army to patrol it.”

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Report: Seattle African Americans Make 58 Cents For Each Dollar Earned by White Counterparts

The new study ranks Seattle low in terms of paying African Americans and Latinos as compared to whites.

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Is Anheuser-Busch Playing Dirty to Crush Craft Beer in Seattle?

A state investigation found the King of Beers skirting the rules to elbow into Seattle’s famous beer scene.

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Strange Sound: The Steelheads

The baseball team you didn’t know Seattle had.

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Fish & Chips: How Seattle’s Drugged-Up Effluent Is Affecting Puget Sound

Hint—it involves what goes down our toilets.

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Take Heed, Seattle!

Beware of shifty buskers…

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Viggo Mortensen's 'Captain Fantastic' was shot in Goldbar, Sultan, Snohomish, and a Kirkland hospital. Photo by Cathy Kanavy

How to Find Your Way Through the Overwhelming Offerings at SIFF

There’s a kind of madness at loose here, from the sheer number of films (something in the neighborhood of 250 features this year, from 85 different countries) to the variety of events involved.

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Selections for the First Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Our critic selects the best of the fest.

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Carlos Lopez Wins Grand Jury Prize for Sync 2016

The Seattle filmmaker’s 3-D turn distinguishes him in an excellent field.

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Assphalt: Why Does Light Rail Take Sooooo Long

Answering our readers’ burning questions.

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The Top Fifteen Things to Do This Week

Psychedelic witch anime, a maze about racism, conversations about net art, and more.

'Belladonna of Sadness,' the erotic, psychedelic, feminist witch anime you've always dreamed of. Courtesy of Animerama
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RAMZi on the Spirits, Cartoon SFX, and Healing Bird Noises Behind Her Alien Jungle Music

Phoebé Guillemot’s unclassifiable sonic universe is like a safari through a mutant forest.

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Third Place Books’ New Place: Seward Park

With its vaulted ceiling, copious natural light, and burnished-wood glow, Third Place Books new Seward Park branch is a serious contender for the title of Seattle’s Most Beautiful Bookstore.

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Want More Diversity on Campus? Bring Back Affirmative Action.

As long as state law bans state universities from hiring faculty and admitting students based on race, any efforts to improve campus diversity will be done with one hand tied behind the back.

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Paul Allen’s Space-Art Exhibition ‘Imagined Futures’ Captures Our Cosmic Folly

Pivot Art + Culture’s new exhibition, Imagined Futures, is drawn from Paul Allen’s collection of outer-space paraphernalia and art. I expected it to be quirky and nostalgic, and it is. I didn’t expect it to be wryly funny, but it is.

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One Trans Man’s Long Journey to Get the Surgery He Needs

It took a years-long legal battle, a lot of red tape, and a 170-mile drive.

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