Friday, January 8, 2021

Your Guide to a Socially Distanced Weekend in Seattle: Veganuary, New Gallery Shows, Seahawks Playoffs, and More

Make an appointment at MadArt to see Parable of Gravity, a collection of futuristic sculptures (like the suspended aluminum asteroid pictured here) by Seattle-based...

The DC Insurrection Lays Bare the Fiction of America

The actions of rioters showed a need to hold on to a vision of the country that’s at odds with reality. Fiction is a useful...

A Virus Variant Spreads, Vaccine Efforts Accelerate, and More

Catch up on the most important updates from this week. US numbers continue to worsen, vaccine efforts accelerate worldwide, and researchers examine a new virus...

Pelosi says she spoke to top military leader about curbing Trump's power to launch a nuclear attack – live

Key events Show 2.19pm EST14:19 Biden introduces nominees to lead commerce and labor departments 2.05pm EST14:05 Biden offers sympathy to family of fallen Capitol Police officer 1.56pm EST13:56 Rioter from viral...

Technology

Our 29 Favorite Black Friday Smart Home and Kitchen Deals

We're spending more time in our houses than ever. Let us help you out with robot vacuums, smart dog...
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The Last, ‘Ultra-Cold’ Mile for Covid-19 Vaccines

Two vaccines are nearly here—but their unusual storage requirements could deprive the rural areas that need them most. A tech fix might be coming. The...

The Glitched-Out Sound and Spontaneous Rise of 100 Gecs

On this week’s episode of Get WIRED, we’re lending our feed to The Pitchfork Review for a conversation with the figureheads of hyperpop. It would...

Can Disaster Movies Survive a Pandemic?

Two new disaster movies, Greenland and Songbird, came out this month. Whether they succeed or not may change the genre’s fate.  This spring, when it...

The Hollow Earth Theory Isn't So Funny Anymore

Owen Egerton, director of horror movies such as Mercy Black and Blood Fest, is also a talented novelist. In his recent book Hollow, a...

Cyberpunk 2077 and the Meaning of Its Deadly Dildos

In lots of video games, sex toys are repurposed for violence. What's the deal? Push past the beaded entryway of room six at the No-Tell...

Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

The administration’s nomination of Antony Blinken is a good start. But mending the damage of the past four years will require a complete reorientation. The...

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Aston Villa v Liverpool: FA Cup third round – live!

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WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years

A pop-up notification has alerted the messaging app's users to a practice that's been in place since 2016. Since Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, users...

Indian Street Food Specialist Spice Waala Opens Its New Ballard Location

With Seattle restaurants closed for indoor dining through at least January 11, there are many places in the city still upping their takeout and...

Right-Wing Lawmaker Tells Followers to “Dress Like You're Going to Church” for Sunday's Rally in Olympia

Wear your Sunday best to Sunday's insurrection, boys. YINYANG/GETTY Following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and another near the Washington Capitol Building in Olympia,...

Burntout resolutions: retaking control of yourself when the world is chaotic

Whether you are dealing with holiday plans upended by border closures, further lockdown orders, or frightening scenes of disorder in the US – the...
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Entertainment

30 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week (Nov. 28-Dec. 4)

Woof — it’s been a long week. If you feel like you’ve been working like a dog — or...

'Sick And Scared': MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle Reveals She And Her Family Have COVID-19

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle revealed to viewers Monday that she and her family are recovering from COVID-19. After opening her...

Happy Thanksgiving To One And All!

Friends, I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving today! It’s undoubtedly going to be a different...

Disney Has Some Major Marvel And Star Wars Projects Planned!

Fans of Disney, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars had an embarrassment of riches to pour over yesterday....

Here's Your 2020 Christmas Playlist With The Best New Holiday Tunes

Sick of the same old Christmas songs, over and over and over again?   This holiday season is already shaping up...
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Culture

‘As an Australian it will affect you. It’s your land as well’: Indigenous tourism’s new online travel agency

If you need to know how to quickly take the itch out of a swollen mosquito bite or find a crystal-clear, low-risk place to...

Interrailing at 50: reliving our backpacking days … in style

It’s 2am on a Monday in the Oosterbar nightclub in Amsterdam, and Dolly and I are looking at each other more than a little...

Experience: I found the man who shot me, 46 years later

I’d just got myself a chocolate milk and was on my way to pick up a Sunday paper when I saw a Chevy with...
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On the Eastside

Firefighters take control of Eastern Washington blaze that prompted FEMA help

Firefighters have contained 50 percent of a brush fire that spread across thousands of acres in Eastern Washington on Tuesday, shutting down Interstate 90...

Beginning of the End for Convention Place Station

Demolition work at Convention Place, as seen on Saturday This week, crews started demolition work along the 9th Avenue wall that runs along the edge...

Op-ed: Bicyclists should support I-1631, Protect Washington voter initiative

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following op-ed is written by Chris Covert-Bowlds, M.D., a person who bikes, is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and...

Biking on 2nd Ave downtown is up 37% as bike share and bike lanes expand

The number of people biking on 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle is up an average of 19 percent year-over-year since the July 2017 launch...

An early look at the Bellevue light-rail tunnel

Employees and machines from Atkinson Construction finished digging Sound Transit’s future light-rail tunnel in Bellevue this week from East Main Street to Bellevue Downtown...

Sunday Open Thread: Hong Kong’s Expensive Housing

To put Hong Kong in perspective, imagine the entire population of the state of Washington in a territory slightly larger than King County’s urban...

Enjoy Food

Indian Street Food Specialist Spice Waala Opens Its New Ballard Location

With Seattle restaurants closed for indoor dining through at least January 11, there are many places in the city still upping their takeout and delivery game, or making their debuts in a challenging environment. Here’s a running list of...

TEDxSeattle is back for another year

TEDxSeattle is back for another year of inspiring talks on Saturday, November 21st – this time in a new entirely virtual format that is...

Smoked Meat Sandwich Favorite Martino’s Plans Phinney Ridge Return

After a four-year hiatus, one meat-lover’s spot in Phinney Ridge is planning its comeback. Martino’s — which served up much-coveted tri-tip sandwiches for years...

Lauded Rubinstein Bagels Opens Its New Cafe Near the Spheres

After more than a year of planning, Rubinstein Bagels has opened its new cafe inside the Via6 luxury apartment building at Sixth Avenue and...

Where to Order New Year’s Day Brunch in Seattle

Willmott’s Ghost in South Lake Union has a selection of mimosa and spritz kits. | Willmott’s Ghost/Instagram After such a trying year, it’s understandable that...

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Your Guide to a Socially Distanced Weekend in Seattle: Veganuary, New Gallery Shows, Seahawks Playoffs, and More

Make an appointment at MadArt to see Parable of Gravity, a collection of futuristic sculptures (like the suspended aluminum asteroid pictured here) by Seattle-based artist Casey Curran. It's currently under construction, but you can visit to see the work in progress, then make another appointment for after February 12...

Podcast #62: Iconic Parking Lots

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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on the Possibility of Progressive Legislation in 2021

Seattle's Congresswoman. JOHN BOAL We'll have to wait for all the votes to be counted, but on Friday afternoon Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal felt confident...

Recredentialed: Hundreds of WA doctors are stuck working survival jobs | Bellevue Reporter

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a series examining the hurdles immigrants and refugees with professional credentials face in Washington state. — Athanasios Siopis...

7/4/18: Open America Thread

Mike Leake vs. Garrett Richards for 1 of 162 marbles. Hello. Happy Independence Day. Today we celebrate the day the Mariners broke free fro—no, the...

Bentley stolen; Bentley bandit steals purse | Bellevue Reporter

Feb. 3 Fraud: At 2 a.m. an individual was trying to sell furniture on Craigslist. Unknown subjects sent three checks for much more than the...

Scientists find perfectly preserved ancient foal in Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists have found the carcass of an ancient foal perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The fossil discovered in the region...

The Best Things to Do from Home This Week

As you continue to quarantine at home, count on our latest roundup of picks for ways to stay entertained without venturing into the germy...

Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state | Bellevue Reporter

The orders are an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

A Very Brief History of the Seattle Police Department's Greatest Hits

At last, homelessness is solved Nathalie Graham Congratulations to the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and the Seattle Police Department on finally solving homelessness this...

25 COVID cases linked to Salish Lodge | Bellevue Reporter

Pubic Health is urging anyone who visited the lodge to monitor for symptoms or get tested.

Seattle weekend traffic and transit: Special Olympics, Seafair, and the Ship Canal Bridge

What’s blocking up traffic this weekend—and how to ride transit to it (or around it) Another weekend, another whole list of things that could disrupt...

Century Links 7/5: Who Will Step up in 2018?

Read! king5.com | Film Breakdown: Jarran Reed set to break out with improved pass rush As the NFL continues to evolve into a more pass-happy league,...
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US News

Oregon State upsets rival No. 11 Oregon with fourth-quarter rally, capped by last-minute TD

CORVALLIS, Oregon — From a thick fog emerged clarity. Oregon's playoff dream is dead, and Oregon State has finally breathed some life back into the...

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns securing deal is 'looking very, very difficult'

Boris Johnson has warned that securing a deal at an imminent Brexit summit in Brussels will be “very difficult” but backed “the power of...

Prepare stories and invite a dog: eight tips for surviving a Zoom Christmas

Set up a ‘Zoom room’ in your homeYour laptop screen will be a window into your soul this holiday season, so take advantage of...

Weatherwatch: conjuring up snow to protect glaciers

During the summer of 2019, tourists were stopped in their tracks by a haunting melody ringing out across the Swiss Alps. Performed by two...

Business

Retailers brace for flood of returns from online shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge surge in online shopping during the pandemic has been a savior for retailers, but it comes at a...

Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19, government funding law taking effect

The massive, year-end catchall bill that President Donald Trump signed into law combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending...
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Health

Start 2021 outdoors with these First Week Hikes

A New Year’s Day outdoor tradition in Massachusetts has been reimagined due to the coronavirus pandemic: the state’s First Day Hikes program has been...

Religious school retreat led to coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus tore through a religious school retreat in Wisconsin over the summer, fueled by a lack of proper mitigation measures. Although...

White House admits report that listed 'ending' COVID pandemic as Trump accomplishment was 'poorly worded'

The Daily Beast Ex-Overstock CEO Says He’s Put Together an ‘Army of Various Odd People’ to Save Trump Former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne left behind a...