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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

As the days get ever more equinox-ical, MISCmedia MAIL remains here to brighten your life.

WEATHER

Hey! Just in time for back to work (and perhaps school), sun and temps in the low 70s are back!

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WASN'T THE FUTURE WONDERFUL?

Our pal Jim Demetre has a whole essay about the socio-cultural implications of that beloved piece of minor cinematic fluff, "It Happened at the World's Fair." (image via elvisblog.net)

Back in the actual Century 21, Space Needle workers picketed Monday, as part of a years-long dispute with the tower's private owners. (KPLU)

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LABOR PANES

We still don't know whether or not Seattle teachers will go on strike Wednesday. (KING)

If the school year does start late, it will at least give extra time to clean up the damage done to two West Seattle schools by weekend vandals. (KOMO)

BUMMER! SHOOT!

About 80,000 people attended Bumbershoot this past weekend, despite highest-ever prices. Corporate music-festival promoter AEGlive, which had an option to pull out after this year, says it will stick around for a 2016 festival. But, as Paul de Barros puts it, it just wasn't "Bumbershoot as we know it." De Barros suggests that the city plan a real arts festival, something more like the funky and friendly Bumbershoot of old. 

ON THE HILL

Fire struck the 39-unit Boylston Hotel apartment building early Monday evening. At least five people were injured. The building, which offers weekly rates and had been authorized for sex-offender rentals, was bought last spring by a developer, along with several neighboring tracts. All residents are being temporarily relocated by the Red Cross. (Capitol Hill Seattle) 

Ex-bookstore owner Michael Wells is stepping down as head of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. Will the next person primarily represent local small businesses or be the voice of real-estate interests and chain stores? (Capitol Hill Seattle)

O GIVE ME A HOME

One surviving low-income building in South Seattle is set to be razed so a private school can build a new parking lot. (KIRO-TV)

SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT

Lloyd's of London says Seattle has more to fear from a stock-market crash than from an earthquake. (PS Biz Journal)

THE RACE IS ON

A self identified "white, cis gendered female, queer playwright" says it's no secret that "Seattle theater has a race problem." Not just in casting but across the line.

TWO WHEELS GOOD

Knute Berger looks back to when Seattle was "a bicyclist's city," when the bike was "the first populist city-building transport alternative."

ECO

The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium has lost more than half its population of sea stars, due to a "wasting aquatic disease." (News Tribune)

Waste Management plans to barge contaminated soil taken from the Port of Bellingham across the Duwamish River, from a processing facility to a freight yard. (The soil will eventually go to landfills.) The Duwamish River Clean-Up Coalition isn't amused. (KING) 

VILLAGE OF THE DAMMED

Two Yale researchers believe we should remove more hydroelectric dams, but "keep the electricity" by putting solar and wind farms in the former dams' lake beds. (via CS Monitor)

R.I.P.

Judy Carne, 76, was the "Sock It To Me Girl" on "Laugh-In" for two years; then spent many years battling both typecasting and drugs. (Variety)

Martin Milner, 83, was a Seattle native who starred in "Route 66" and "Adam-12," two TV series with lots of driving scenes. I always thought his publicity photos should all have been cropped in the shape of a windshield. (AP)

Candida Royalle, 64, was a porn actress turned producer/director, specializing in "for women" adult videos. She also designed sex toys and received a doctorate in human sexuality. (Wikipedia)

SPORTS

After winning five straight, the Mariners fell 3-0 to Texas at home. The series continues tonight.

Storm at Minnesota tonight.

TONIGHT

Author Daniel James Brown reading from new young-readers edition of "The Boys in the Boat." (U Book Store)

Wavves with Twin Peaks (the band) and SWMRS. (Neptune)

"U Rock," live-band karaoke. (Hard Rock Cafe)

Tokyo Police Club, the Hollers. (Neumos)

Anna Popovic. (Jazz Alley)

Too Slim and the Taildraggers. (Nectar Lounge)

"Late Show with Stephen Colbert" premiere. (KIRO-TV, 11:35 pm)

INSIDE

Here are potential color and monochrome back designs for the promo postcard/flyers we're going to print.

(To check out the front-side design, check out last Friday's newsletter.)

 Lemme know what you think of them.

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Boris Pasternak, "Doctor Zhivago"): 

“Only the solitary seek the truth, and they break with all those who don’t love it sufficiently.”

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