A Conversation With Nikkita Oliver, the Seattle Mayoral Candidate Whose Activism Spawned a Movement

On August 1, the city of Seattle will hold a primary election to decide the top two candidates advancing to the city’s mayoral race in November. With nearly two dozen candidates declared, the field is rather crowded—though it was made slightly less in May, so when incumbent mayor Ed Murray announced he would not be…

Women In Major Cities Across the U.S. Protest Trump and Pussy-Grabbing at #GOPHandsOffMe Rallies

At rallies across the United States today, women will call for GOP leaders to un-endorse Donald Trump and reject his racist, xenophobic, pussy-grabbing rhetoric. In New York, protesters dressed in black amassed outside Trump Tower early this morning, shouting, “GOP, hands off me!” and “Donald thinks he runs this town,…

Six Women Claim a Seattle Man Posed as a Female Porn Recruiter in Order to Have Sex With Them

A number of young women in Seattle are saying they’ve been approached on Facebook by someone named “Deja Stwalley,” a woman claiming to be a porn scout trying to shepherd girls safely into the industry. Stwalley, the women say, told them that there’s potential to make a lot of money—but a private and un-filmed…

Celebrity Visitors of Seattle Children's Hospital on December 23, 2015, RANKED

Today, Chris Pratt, Russell Wilson, and Ciara visited Seattle Children’s Hospital, where they met “great kids and parents” who, for reasons beyond their control, will have to spend the holidays away from home. It’s a kind gesture, taking time away from the more glamorous elements of celebrity to bring a unexpected…

Sleater-Kinney Returned to the Pacific Northwest & I Cried (A Review)

“There are more books at this show than any other one I’ve worked,” the door guy at the Showbox remarked immediately after checking both mine and my friend Sonya’s bags. We looked at each other and laughed. That pretty much summed up the crowd for the second of three sold-out Sleater-Kinney shows in Seattle—the very…