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The bad side: Last week, a group of refugees at a Hungarian registration camp decided to break and run into the wide open country. A blond woman filming this desperation stuck out her leg and tripped a middle-aged man carrying a boy. The man gracelessly fell and tumbled in the grass. The camerawoman filmed their humiliation with chilling indifference.

Seattle Council Members Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata have introduced a resolution asking the state to lift its ban on rent control. This morning, their idea will be discussed at city hall. Kelly O. It would not actually create rent control in Seattle. Even though the concept hasn't yet gotten any serious council consideration, it has been getting plenty of talk. These folks are surely still renting — just somewhere other than Seattle.

Also in the march was Wingate's attorney, Vonda Sargent, farthest left. Heidi Groover. Community organizer Noel Frame argues that progressives need a statewide strategy to win popular votes for more school funding. These Seattle Parents Definitely Want a Strategy: "While Seattle teachers and district officials were still deep in negotiations Sunday, a small group of parents gathered at a Phinney Ridge coffee shop to discuss the underlying issues of the strike that had delayed the start of school," Paige Cornwell reports. Sherman wanted to clarify that he was not the author, but he also shared his thoughts on a variety of topics, including police behavior, violence in black communities and why more athletes should use their platforms to speak out.

Today, they'll start doing the same before their fellow council members. City of Seattle. More than three months after Seattle Council Members Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata introduced a resolution asking the state to lift its ban on rent control, the resolution is finally getting its first discussion at the city council. As time dragged on over the summer, Sawant and Licata claimed that their colleague, John Okamoto, who chairs the council's housing affordability committee and opposes rent control, was intentionally trying to delay or block the resolution. But after Licata threatened to try to reroute the resolution to his own committee, Okamoto finally scheduled it for today at a.

Fairly or unfairly, wrongly or rightly, all eyes are on Trump this evening. Fiorina has promised to give him the business. Paul has threatened to out the billionaire as a fake conservative. Will Trump keep his cool like he says he will, or will it be a bloodbath? Other burning questions: Will Carly Fiorina repeat her command performance in the first debate? Will Rubio do well again and reap no benefits in the polls? Will Jeb! Find out now:. Ben Carson is repping the Lord tonight. Once more, I step aside Lord, let your voice resonate above all.

Trump looks like he's talkin' shit. When you hear their overbearing brags, you know it's a sign that they are not really confident in themselves. They overdo the vanity because they're trying to compensate for their feelings of inadequacy. In the coming weeks, I expect you to express a more lovable kind of self-glorification.

It won't be inflated or arrogant, but will instead be measured and reasonable. If you swagger a bit, you will do it with humor and style, not narcissism and superiority. Thank you in advance for your service to humanity. The world needs more of this benign kind of egotism. Wingate was using a golf club as a cane as he walked, but Whitlatch claims he swung the golf club at her and that dashcam video will prove it.

The dashcam video shows no such thing. Sergeant Joe Lam screens the arrest. Wingate spends the night in jail and later calls it the "most miserable night" he's experienced. Prosecutors at the City Attorney's office file a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of a weapon against Wingate, based on the SPD's report of the incident. On the advice of a public defender, Wingate agrees to an order of continuance as a way of settling the charge. Essentially, he was admitting guilt and pledging not to commit any crimes for the next two years. Whitlatch sends a message to the city attorney's office inquiring about the outcome of the case, unsuccessfully pressing prosecutors to file an obstruction charge against Wingate.

She accuses him of being a "black racist" in response to comments he made on a post by Officer David Oreiro about protests in Ferguson. The OPA advises that Whitlatch undergo supervisory counseling. Troubled and angered, former State Representative Dawn Mason posts to her personal blog about the arrest of Wingate, explicitly alleging that Whitlatch has a "race bias. Will Santorum be able to come from behind? Welcome to the second of eleven serenity now Republican debates scheduled for this primary season! Despite the unfortunate time slot, the relatively reasonable number of candidates on the debate stage will allow the speakers time to answer their questions more fully.

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Willison and Sophie Brookover are taking over the show this week! The Dames …. Aphra Behn's The Rover debuted in to great acclaim. This week, we talk about why a play about the sexual adventures of …. This week's choices include quantum pants, Coffee Boy, and Dick Van …. Terry Tempest Williams' When Women Were Birds is about the power of words, the power of nature, the power of women, and the power of silence.

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Stephen King's It deserves most of the praise it gets - it's an incredibly long, incredibly detailed book that tells two long intertwined stories and a bunch of short ones besides, and in one section it made Andrew …. Along the way, we …. Le Guin and The Forbidden Words …. Widely regarded as one of the best, and most important books, of the last half-century, Toni Morrison's Beloved is an unflinching examination of how ….

This week's book manages to combine eerily accurate biology with a Margaret Atwood-esque dystopia, a potent mixture that you need to read to believe. Miller, Jr. It's one of those books where it's as fun to chew on the turns of phrase as it is to find out what happens, which is …. Odd's fish! It's time to reveal the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, the hero of Baroness Emma Orczy's novel. No seriously, we're going to tell you who he or she is. Other spoilers during our Reign of Terror ….

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To answer these questions and more, we invited on friend of the show Margaret H. Willison to talk The Cuckoo's …. Welcome to the wild world of movie novelizations! This week, we read Todd Strasser's mostly faithful novelization of the hit family comedy …. We're back to finish the fight - this week we take on the third and final book in EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. It's not that a book about a BDSM relationship complete with graphic sex scenes can't be good, …. This week we're going around the world -- in 80 days, no less! Well, actually, Andrew read Jules Verne's classic globetrotting adventure Around the ….

But it does get more and more absurd the deeper you dive into Joseph Heller's Catch Join us for a discussion of potato tips, alternate podcast titles, double binds and logic traps, and the …. Flannery O'Connor was a master of the Southern Gothic short story. Her characters are vivid, her turns of phrase equal parts memorable and chilling. These stories make you laugh, make you cringe, and sometimes make you …. Every once in awhile you read a character study about a character who is uniquely unpleasant to study—such is the case with John Kennedy Toole's A …. It is historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, ….

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Join us for the second installment in our four-part journey down to Mordor with J. Tolkien and his Lord of the Rings series. Craig's sister …. The follow-up-slash-first-draft, Go Set a Watchman, …. There's a reason why words like "Orwellian" and "thoughtcrime" have stuck in the public consciousness for more than 65 years, and that reason is George Orwell's A denser, more complex read than Orwell's also-famous …. This is the first entry in our four-part journey down the J. Tolkien rabbit hole that so many of you wanted us to journey down.

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We hope you like awesome horses and sobbing cowboys, because this week special guest host Casey Johnston is walking us through Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. It's a kind-of-subversive western that blends cowboy …. What happens when you mix the Russian Revolution with a bunch of farm animals and more than a dash of …. Have you read Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, or seen the major motion picture currently in theaters? Because if not, you probably should turn back: we're …. Michael Chabon is no stranger to genre fiction. He has a Lovecraftesque alter ego.

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His …. And I'll bust youse in de jaw if you don't lay off kiddin' me. This week we wanted to go to the source material and read the original memoir, not just to …. This week, we take another run at Jane Austen. This week's book, Tracy Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring, is historical fiction that purports to tell the story of the painting of the same name. If that's not a good elevator pitch for a book, we haven't heard …. Robin Sloan's debut novel, Mr. Penumbra's Hour Bookstore, tackles the literary world's imminent digital future with an adventure tale that Andrew describes as "like a Dan Brown book but good.

Tina Fey is a prolific, talented, outspoken comedian with a track record to rival the best in the business. William Shakespeare's reputation is basically secure at this point. He was hugely influential, his works are widely studied, and although he's over …. Winner of the ….

In honor of Children's Book Week, we each decided to read a Dr. Seuss book for this episode—that's right, Andrew had somehow managed to avoid the Lorax, and Craig knew nothing about the Places He'll Go. Seuss himself is …. What if superheroes were real? Would we still revere them so much? Or would they be too frightening for us to handle, too unstable for us to ….

Mark Twain is an incredibly prolific, incredibly distinctive author. This week's read is just a short story and it's one of Twain's first major …. Justin Cronin got his start publishing quiet but moving "literary" fiction. Tell the Wolves I'm Home, author Carol Rifka Brunt's first novel, is multi-faceted: it's about different kinds of love. It's about siblinghood, and …. For the two of you who aren't familiar, it's …. What is it like for an American author to set a story in a sleepy Irish suburb? Will our …. We double-dip a bit in this week's show, reading two short stories and proving that you don't have to have a ton of time to read something thought-provoking.

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No plot, no characters, no setting. Beckett, a Nobel Laureate, is …. Another Hunger Games movie is right around the corner, but you just can't wait. You need to read a heartwarming tale about tweens and teens who are all dropped down on an island by a repressive government and forced to …. Hell is sheeple, hot cocoa, interventions, mannequins, French pronunciations, and gin. Also, hell is other people. Or so wrote Jean-Paul Sartre in …. We tried something a little different this week—instead of reading a novel or play, Andrew read Kio Stark's crowdfunded handbook Don't Go Back to ….

Did you know that Stephen King's The Stand isn't a taut legal thriller? It's just one of the many things that Andrew and Craig learned about the book this week!

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Special guest Giaco Furino walks Andrew and Craig through …. The relationship between interior evil and its effect o one's external appearance isn't new to the show, but it's explored pretty explicitly in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. A much darker affair than The …. What's there to enjoy about a year-old tragedy? Is it the ekkyklemas? The god-chariots? Or is it the protagonist so wounded by her husband's …. Andrew wanted something short and funny for his selection this week, and he got it in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. It's up for debate whether Wilde actually meant to say anything with this farcical ….

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Jekyll and Mr. Well, not really. We're back from our hiatus, and to kick the rust off we're diving right into a thorny discussion about race, sexuality, and poverty with Alice …. Milne's famous bear is almost ninety years old. The first collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories was published in , yet many of us first …. Max Brooks' World War Z, soon to be a not-awesome-looking motion picture, takes an interesting approach to the zombie apocalypse story: it's told …. When you talk about a witch-hunt, you aren't normally referring to sane, procedural, and fair trials. You're talking about a fear-driven investigation driven by suspicions rather than facts, where personal agendas can ….

Ernest J. Breaking a three-show "books from circa " streak, Andrew tackles Jeffrey Eugenides' Pulitzer Prize winning Middlesex, a tale of love, incest, …. Wells' classic "scientific romance" The War of the Worlds is perhaps the earliest known example of Martian invasion fiction. Of course, it's more than just early science fiction. Wells uses the invaders to put …. You've probably seen the movie, but have you read the book? What makes a good ghost story? If you said creepy children, gothic architecture, and unreliable narrators, then Henry James has you covered The Turn of the Screw.

This week Andrew mangles words, Craig gets lost in …. Good science fiction uses fantastical characters, locations, and technology to comment intelligently on problems that we face in the real world, but …. How would you and your family react if you awoke one morning changed into a huge bug? In our kafkaesque discussion of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, …. What book could possible be more overdue for a read than Beowulf, one of the oldest extant works of Anglo-Saxon literature?

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