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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016

So the Mariners did indeed win a home series. Now, we've got to point our thoughts and karma toward the Golden State Warriors, so they can defeat the Thucking Funder for the sake of all that is right in the world.

WEATHER

Partly cloudy; a chance of showers starting Friday.

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STATE OF THE ARTS

Now we know what'll replace all the hanging cars in the Seattle At Museum's main lobby. It'll be a 100-foot-long version of John Grade's (currently 50-foot-long) sculpture "Middle Fork." It's shaped like an old-growth hemlock, and assembled from thousands of "reclaimed" cedar pieces. It means SAM will FINALLY have a major "showpiece" work by a local artist! (Daily Journal of Commerce)

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I HAVE THE POWER!

Sixty percent of greater downtown Seattle lost electricity from 11:30 a.m. to just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. People were stuck in high-rise elevators; traffic lights were off; ferry docks and light rail trains were disrupted. Riders were stuck on the Great Wheel. Generator-powered food trucks took a lot of the lunch biz away from temporarily shuttered restaurants. City Light says equipment at two different substations failed almost simultaneously. (KING) (PS Biz Journal) (KIRO-FM) (Slog) 

One guy serenaded a woman stuck in an elevator, with a ukulele he happened to have in his office. (KIRO-TV)

VANISHING SEATTLE

If you're a REAL Seattle old-timer, you're probably confused by the current Stranger's feature story on "50 Seattle places you're taking for granted." At least one of them (Sunday's restaurant) hasn't existed since the 1980s (i.e., before the Stranger existed). At least one other (the "Slug Hole, buried beneath Linda's") never existed.

O GIVE ME A HOME

Mayor Murray now says sweeping/clearing The Jungle will take a lot more than the few weeks he'd originally said it would. (Slog) 

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw wants the City to wait on the sweeps, at least until enough shelter beds can be secured. (KUOW)

Rents in Seattle went up 11 percent in one month (highest in the country), due to financial speculation as well as supply-n'-demand. (Curbed Seattle via Slog) 

GONE FISHIN'

State and tribal leaders are close to agreements about salmon fishing in Puget Sound-area waters. That means recreational fishing will start up within weeks. (KING)

WHAT'S PAST ISN'T PAST

A U Mass prof explains the Kennewick Man controversy in the larger context of "quandaries around human remains." (TheConversation.com)

THE RACE IS ON

The student sit-in at SU's Matteo Ricci College is now in its third week, and gaining support among some faculty members. (KUOW)

SOUTH OF THE BORDER

Portland's police chief was on a hunting trip when his .22 rifle went off and struck a friend in the back. But at first, the chief suggested to a deputy that the friend had accidentally shot himself. He's now on "paid administrative leave." (Oregonian) 

VIOLENCE

A still-uncaught serial killer/killers has/have murdered dozens of women and girls, mostly indigenous, along a single rural B.C. highway. (NYT)

SEATTLE TIMES SHRINKAGE WATCH

Kathy Best, the SeaTimes' chief editor the past three years (and co-managing-editor for several years before that), is quitting to work for The Missoulan in Montana. Her main reason: she wants to principally be a journalist, not a business manager/budget cutter.  (PS Biz Journal) (Slog)

MS BEHAVIOR

Microsoft's laying off 1,850 people (mostly at ex-Nokia facilities in Finland), as its smartphone endeavors continue to disappoint. (KCPQ) 

R.I.P.

Ed Miles, 76, was a UW prof and a leading exponent of climate-change science. (SeaTimes) 

Stan Naccarato, 88, was the Tacoma AAA baseball team's general manager for 20 years. He played major roles in keeping the Rainiers from getting moved, and in getting the Tacoma Dome built. (KCPQ) 

SPORTS

The Mariners demolished an injury-depleted Oakland squad 13-3, winning a home series for once. The homestand continues vs. Minnesota starting tomorrow.

The Storm's at home vs. Washington tonight.

The UW has had a female athletic director before, but now it's got both a female AD and a female president (the first time a "power conference" school has had both at once). (KING) 

TONIGHT

Woody Guthrie tribute with John Doe, Sera Cahoone, Bill Frisell, Shelby Earl, and more. (Benaroya Hall)

Posies "secret pop up show." (Location TBA)

"The Colors of Boulder in the Summer," short film by Seattle filmmaker Jon Behrens. (SIFF Uptown)

Marcin Paczkowski "solo composition recital," involving "accelerometers and live computer music." (Chapel Performance Space)

"The Naked Magic Show." (Moore, thru Sat)

Telesterion. (Studio 7)

Geoff Dyer talks with David Shields about "Traveling for a Purpose." (Town Hall) 

"Caught," play by Christopher Chen about a recently imprisoned Chinese dissident artist. (Bathhouse Theater, thru June 12)

"Psycho Beach Party," parody mash-up of '60s beach movies and '80s slasher flicks. (Eclectic Theater, thru June 11)

"Centrum Vintage Jazz and Blues," benefit concert for the Port Townsend Blues Festival. (Triple Door)  

Merle Haggard tribute night. (Neumos)

"Ignite Seattle 30," with five-minute presentations about public speaking and education. (Town Hall) 

"Twisted Flicks" series presents a comic re-dubbing of film "The Magic Carpet" with John Agar. (Jet City Improv, thru Sat)

Vocalpoint Seattle presents "Sing, Sing, Swing!" (Broadway Performance Hall, thru Sun) 

KAFKA, WNDFRM, R-Pal. (Kremwerk)

The Coup, DJ Seabefore. (Crocodile) 

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(W.B. Yeats, “Never Give All the Heart”):

“…Everything that’s lovely is but a brief, dreamy, kind delight.”

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