Seattle Needs a Bus Driver Appreciation Week: Dominic Holden has a good suggestion.

Dance Clubs, Not Fight Clubs: Is a pattern developing?

The Two Faces of Richard Conlin: He's unbearably smug, but he could be the hero we need.

This Week in Racist Neighborhoods: Trying to force "young thugs" out, and a super-racist comment thread about Wallingford.

Maybe Don't Sell Realistic Guns to Children: Kelly O goes to a rodeo and sees something disturbing.

Fuck You, Putin: Dan Savage keeps on top of the happenings in Russia.

Thank You, Pugel: The interim police chief takes a stand against the federal ban on needle exchange funding.

The Question of Our Time: "When I get up into my hammock, can someone hand me my burrito?"

Words and Pictures: What it's like to attend the Genius Showcases for Visual Art and Literature.

Don't Bet Against Cienna Madrid in a Cookie-Eating Contest...if she's competing against mice, at least.

Some of You People Are Wrong: A Slog investigation into tipping.

Stoner Fight! Can't we all just get along?

Neddy Is a Good Name for an Award: Here are the winners. One is a Genius Award shortlister this year.

"When I say this art exhausts us, I am not necessarily being pejorative." Rebecca Brown's Ring Cycle Diary is awesome.