Will our spiffy, new failful re-production of the book LOSER be available for sale on the MISCmedia.com site some time this weekend? Mmmmm, it's a possibility!


Today should be the last brutally hot day of the year. Cooler temps show up Saturday.

A "red flag" fire warning's in effect in most of western Washington. (KCPQ)



Archeology students are revealing artifacts from a turn-of-the-last-century Japanese-American village on Bainbridge Island. (KING) (image: Bainbridge Island Historical Museum)



The EPA may impose harsher restrictions on Washington water polluters; specifically on arsenic and mercury that get into fish. (Weekly) 


A judge threw out an initiative campaign to have the City of Olympia impose a local income tax. He didn't rule on the legality of the tax itself, only that it was beyond the scope of what a local initiative could enact. (AP)


While broadcast talk radio becomes ever more immature, a seven-year-old local podcaster shows how to really conduct oneself on a mic (while interviewing many major local figures). (KING)


Firefighters are slow to arrive at a fire "ravaging" the Spokane Indian Reservation, even though they've shown up in force to fight other nearby wildfires. (NWNews/KPLU) 


You may have read the Atlantic piece about "The Racist History of Portland, America's Whitest City." Now, the school district there has banned rap music from being played on school-bus radios. Yep, complaints of racism have ensued. (Oregonian)

A local Native artist is going to open a shop in the Pike Place Market next week. The Market's had spaces selling Native-"inspired" art before, but from white artists/sellers. (SeaTimes) 


The Bothell High School shop teacher who claimed to have been assaulted on campus? He now says he'd made it all up. (KCPQ)


The "restored" Smith Tower has opened, complete with a bar with a $10 cover charge. (KUOW) 

Sound Transit's signing a $17 million lease for the "market rate" portion of the land above the Capitol Hill light rail station. (Capitol Hill Seattle)

Uwajimaya's founding family held on to the old Publix Hotel building for decades; is now reaping its redevelopment. (Daily Journal of Commerce)


The community coalition-written legislation to restrict encampment "sweeps" has landed its first City Council endorsement (tentatively), from Sally Bagshaw. (PubliCola) 


That leaked document about the City's initial contract offer to the Police Guild reveals terms that "fall short of federal benchmarks" in regard to reforms and accountability. (Slog) 


Despite rumors to the contrary reported here yesterday, it now looks like the GOP Presidential candidate WILL be in Washington next week, at a rally in Everett and a private fundraiser in Bellevue. Maybe. Nothing's confirmed yet, either by the campaign or by any rally venue. (Has he been informed that both towns aren't the kind of towns he likes to go to; i.e., they're not almost-all white?) (Weekly)


Erica C. Barnett doesn't like Amazon's planned drive-up grocery pickup store in Ballard. She says it's just another kind of "auto-oriented business," that doesn't contribute to neighborhood econonic health the way pedestrian/transit-oriented concepts do.


"Seattle public broadband hinges on a President Hillary Clinton." (So, I might add, does the survival of humanity itself.) (Crosscut) 

One potential cause of any future Seattle tech-worker slump: tech companies outsourcing more coding to lower-wage countries. That's exactly what promoters in the Ukraine are trying to sell. (PS Biz Journal) 

A Bellevue video-game studio's shutting down; all 64 workers are now idle. (SeaTimes)


Following the WNBA's Olympics hiatus, the Storm's back at home vs. LA tonight.

The Seahawks' third preseason game was a mostly-solid 27-17 victory over Dallas. At Oakland Thursday to wrap up the preseason.

Alas, another three-run lead wasn't enough, as the Mariners lose 7-6 to the White Sox. Series continues thru Sunday.

The resurgent Sounders FC are at Portland Sunday.

Hope Solo's out of the US national women's soccer team for a few months. But will she return ot the Seattle Reign? She hasn't shown for practice since the Olympics. (SeaTimes) 


Seattle Acoustic Festival. (All Pilgrims Church, Fri-Sun)

Steve Miller Band. (Chateau Ste. Michelle, Fri-Sat)

"_IOTA," group dance performance on themes of body and identity. (Founders Theater, Fri-Sat)

"Hola Mexico" film festival. (Ark Lodge Cinema, Fri thru Sept. 1)

"14/48: Outdoors," festival of new plays. (Ross Park, Fri-Sat) 

"Miz Mel's Camp for the Peculiar," murlesque/cabaret show. (Ballard Underground, Fri-Sat) 


"Sound and Vision" series presents Naomi Wachira. (Bellevue Arts Museum, Fri) 

Polyrhythmics. (Freeway Park, noon Fri, free) 

Suicide Squeeze 20th anniversary continues with Minus the Bear, We Will Destroy You, Six Parts Seven, more. (Neptune, Fri) 

SAM Remix. (Olympic Sculpture Park, Fri)

Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick. (White River Amphitheatre, Fri) 

Guided by Voices, Broncho. (Neumos, Fri)

Anomie Belle (CD release). (Crocodile, Fri)

Lushy. (Vito's, Fri) 

"Juyn Juyn Show," multimedia percormance/dance event. (Duwamish Waterway Park, Fri) 

Black & Brown Solidarity Block Party and ALLI Showcase. (Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Fri)

"Whiplash's Camp Vicious," Scouting-themed burlesque. (Rendezvous, Fri)

"Hair and Space Museum," sound-art performance. (Waterfront Park, Fri) 

Eric Frye, Raica, RM Francis. (Chapel Performance Space, Fri) 

Industrial Revelation, Kyle Craft. (Mural Amphitheatre, Fri)

Sara Gazarek Trio. (Triple Door, Fri) 

Parquet Courts. (Showbox, Fri)

Night Boss, Nail Polish, Casual Hex. (Rancho Bravo Tacos, Fri)

Jim Basnight & the Mobettes, Knast, Knights of Trash. (Funhouse, Fri)

Jerry Garcia tribute night. (Nectar, Fri)

"Make Space" zine release party. (The Factory, Fri) 

"La Petite Mort's Anthology of Erotic Esoterica." (The Conservatory, Fri) 

"Purse First," with Bob the Drag Queen from "RuPaul's Drag Race." (Neighbours, Fri) 

Film "Labyrinth." (Occidental Square, Fri)

Film "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." (Cal Anderson Park, Fri) 


Second annual Freak Out Weekend, with the Primate 5, Jim Basnight, Jerry Miller, Sellwoods, Mean Reds, more. (Darrell's, Sat-Sun)


Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Young MC, more. (Marymoor Park, Sat) 

Chastity Belt, So Pitted, Happy Diving. (Neumos, Sat)

Seattle Phonographers Union. (Salmon Bay Park, Sat) 

Readings by David Schmader, Jenny Zhang, Sarah Galvin, more. (Nevertold Casket Co., Sat)

"Diggin Deep," 12-hour dance party. (Monkey Loft, Sat) 

Diarrhea Planet, Hounds of the Wild Hunt. (Tractor, Sat)

Sustainable Ballard Festival. (Ballard Commons Park, Sat) 

Problem, Choice, Cam the Mac, more. (Nectar, Sat)

Film "Jurrasic World." (LeMay Car Museum, Tacoma, Sat)

Magnetic Fields "69 Love Songs" tribute night. (Conor Byrne, Sat) 

"Nudestock," annual "nude rock and blues experience." (Tiger Mountain Nudist Park, Sat)

KURB's Moonlight Night Market. (South Lake Union Saturday Market, Sat) 

Bruce Taylor reading from "Kafka's Uncle and Other Strange Tales." (Couth Buzzard, Sat)

"Joey Jewell's Sinatra at the Sands." (Triple Door, Sat) 

2016 Pizza Crawl, with live bands. (Various spots, Sat) 

Drive Like Jehu, Hungry Ghost. (Showbox, Sat) 


Vibrations Festival. (Volunteer Park, Sun)

Belly. (Neptune, Sun)

Belltown Crush Block Party, benefitting Plymouth Housing. (Bell Street Park, Sun)

"Egyptian Cabaret Dance and Hypnotism" with Maitress Zurbano. (Rendezvous, Sun) 

"Swapping Dead 5," film-memorabilia mart. (Scarecrow Video, Sun)

"Exterminator City 6," underground comix market. (Push/Pull, Sun) 

5 Seconds of Summer, Hey Violet, Roy English. (White River Amphitheatre, Sun) 

Melissa Etheridge. (Snoqualmie Casino, Sun) 


(H.L. Mencken):

"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.”


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