Seattle Is Suddenly a City of Winners

The Seattle I grew up in is not the type of city that wins Super Bowls. I mean that literally (it has never happened before), but also figuratively. Our last great success, grunge, was essentially the monetization of marginalization, of being a miserable white loser. Microsoft is a bunch of nerds proving their worth… » 2/03/14 6:00pm 2/03/14 6:00pm

YES: Lupita Nyong'o Wins at the Critics' Choice Awards

The amazingly talented and all-around wonderful Lupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress at the Critics' Choice Awards last night, proving that there's at least a glimmer of justice in this cruel and capricious universe. Her acceptance speech, as one would expect, was great. » 1/17/14 10:50am 1/17/14 10:50am

Man's Stunning Rendition of 'Wuthering Heights' Moves World to Tears

For the love of all that is holy (i.e. for the love of Kate Bush), this dude singing "Wuthering Heights" in its original key is one of the most beautiful things you will ever EVER witness. It's haunting, it's stunning, it's everything a Kate Bush fan could possibly dream of beyond dancing in a field with Kate Bush… » 1/09/14 10:30pm 1/09/14 10:30pm

Health Insurers Are Idiots, Possibly Evil

One of the biggest political debates going on in Congress and amongst the Presidential candidates is about health insurance and what to do about the entirely dysfunctional fucking system. Republicans favor things like deregulations and tax breaks and whatever, and use the specter of universal coverage to gin up their… » 11/09/07 5:00pm 11/09/07 5:00pm