Seattle Woman Killed By Police, Charleena Lyles, Is the Latest Black Life That Apparently Doesn’t Matter
30-year-old Charleena Lyles called the police yesterday morning to report an attempted burglary in her fourth-floor unit at Brettler Family Place apartments in Seattle. When the two white police officers arrived, they ended up shooting her. She was pregnant, and already the mother of three children. She was also black.Read More
Angry Sports Fans Lash Out at Majority-Female Council
The Seattle City Council recently voted down a land use ordinance that all but made the construction of a basketball arena impossible. As it turns out, the voting came down along gender lines, and considering the fact that the City Council is made up of a majority of women, the response to the vote has been incredibly, well, misogynistic.Read More
In a shocking yet somehow unsurprising display of absolute ignorance, a group of conservative trolls has started encouraging men to go into women's restrooms and locker rooms in a sort of twisted demonstration against the protections currently in place for transgender people.Read More
Celebrate Valentine's Day with some good old all-American cannibalism.
This story's just like the label says: the Seattle Aquarium has cancelled their yearly Valentine's Day octopus mating demonstration because they were afraid the male octopus, Kong, is way too big and might eat his mate instead.Read More
Strong argument for East Coast living here.
In honor of Terminator Genisys' release on Blu-Ray today, we're excited to share some exclusive art by Annemieke Loomis Hutchins.Read More
Everyone wants Natasha!
This weekend, a bunch of geeky women, frustrated by the erasure of Black Widow from Age of Ultron merchandise and the hemming and hawing surrounding a Black Widow film, took to the streets in seventeen cities all over the world in a Black Widow Flash Mob designed to raise awareness about the fact that there's a large demand for female characters like Black Widow in the sci-fi/fantasy/genre community. Check out the photos below!Read More
No, officer, I don't know why you pulled me ooOOH COOL RANCH
In a stunning turn of events that sounds like something out of the best Axe Cop storyline ever -- even better than the one when the Ninja Moon Warriors hunt down Vampire Moon Baby Kid-- Seattle police officers are planning to hand out bags of Doritos to attendees of Hempfest, along with information about the state's new pot laws.Read More
No, it's not exactly Netflix grade. But then again, you're not paying for it either.
Want streaming video on your computer but don't love paying for services like Netflix or Hulu? Well good news, skinflint -- if you live in Seattle that is. Seattle Public Library just announced a new service that allows patrons to stream videos and music through a service known as Hoopla for free.Read More
Seattle Driver Sets New Record for Animal Cruelty by Locking Dog and Pig in Sweltering, Poop-Filled Car
Technically, the car probably wasn't poop-filled before the driver locked these two poor animals inside it.
Well, this is as good a day as any for your annual PSA reminding you not to leave your beloved pets locked in the car this summer. This friendly reminder is spurred on by a gruesome 911 call in Seattle reporting a dog and a pig locked in a car in the midst of the city's heat wave. It gets worse, though. When police responded to the call, they found both animals inside the car, the inside of which was smeared with feces. That was probably mostly the dog, though, as reports indicate that the large pot-bellied pig in the car was dressed to the nines in a pair of sweatpants.Read More
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read
Congratulations to the Seattle Public Library for making the world's longest domino book chain to promote their Summer Reading Program and successfully blowing my mind in the process. The library is careful to assure us in its YouTube video description that none of the 2,131 books used "were harmed during the filming of this video." Darn skippy. Libraries are the best. (via: io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Seattle, Washington is already known for its incessant rainfall and having the honor of being labeled the cradle of all things grunge that defined the '90s generation, but soon it will be adding another feather in its cap once the city will be known for playing host to a sophisticated broadband network. Responding to the citizens' desire for better broadband service, Gigabit Squared (GB2) -- a broadband developer based in Washington -- and Seattle mayor Mike McGinn announced an agreement in which the city will be working closely with the company to build a "fiber-to-the-home/fiber-to-the-business broadband network" (FTTH/FTTB), providing an unparalleled service aimed to benefit Seattle's numerous institutions as well as its residents.Read More
And Fansplosions Abound
Seattle's Lake City library has been fighting a particularly contentious fight lately, upholding patrons' right to watch pornography on library computers. Well, not that specifically, but rather the right of patrons to access whatever content they like on the library's unfiltered Internet content, LOLcats and porn alike. Naturally, there have been some complaints about the pornography, but things have been astoundingly civil so far.Read More
Is Twitter the right forum for an inane list of police complaints generated over the course of a day? Many Seattle residents are considering this question in the wake of an experiment by the Seattle Police Department, who tweeted out all the calls they received for 12-hours the way they would go out on a typical police scanner. The Police Department was trying to show citizens what a typical day of emergency calls coming into the department was like. The social media platform seemed like a good way to reach a lot of people. The only problem was that the police didn't tell any of their twitter followers what they were doing.Read More
Together At Last
While promoting their movie Super, about a man who becomes a real-life superhero, actor Rainn Wilson and director James Gunn were visited by actual real-life superhero Phoenix Jones. The panel took place at Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con, so the city's resident plebian crimefighter thought he'd stop by with fellow crimefighter Pitch Black to compare notes with Wilson. (Bleeding Cool)Read More
Have you seen this masked man, Seattle? First reported in November, a man wearing an exceedingly well-made superhero costume has been stalking the streets of Seattle, looking for crime to fight. Like in Kick-Ass, except real. He calls himself Phoenix Jones, and apparently, he has actually prevented a crime.Read More
A remarkable thing happened in the Seattle area earlier this week: When a Boeing engineer named Duane Innes was driving to a baseball game, he saw a pickup truck driving erratically, with the driver slumped over the wheel. With the truck barreling towards a busy intersection, Innes used "basic physics" to save the life of the other driver, who turned out to be an 80-year-old man passed out due to circulatory problems.Read More