1. Feast at the Market

  2. This progressive meal/self-guided tour lets you eat your way through Pike Place Market, tasting dishes from Aerlume, Honest Biscuits, Matt's in the Market, the Pike Brewing Company, Red Cedar and Sage, Seatown Market Diner, and other restaurants, capped off with desserts at Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen. Proceeds benefit Neighborcare Health at Pike Place Market Clinic, which provides comprehensive primary healthcare to low-income and uninsured people in downtown Seattle.


  3. Morrissey, Interpol

  4. Sean Hughes once said that “everyone grows out of their Morrissey phase… except Morrissey.” Well, all due respect, etc., but the Wamu Theater will be filled with close to 4,000 people who beg to differ with the late Irish comedian/writer/DJ. The Morrissey phase is a complicated matter, and Morrissey himself doesn’t do much to make it easier, between the increasingly reactionary public pronouncements and the late-period music—most recently the keyboard-y “Spent the Day in Bed” (which is qg, actually)—one strains to love. And yet, the love of Morrissey is not easily renounced, because it tends to be foundational, in a way that is unique among lovers of pop music. It’s the kind of love you might feel you ought to grow out of, but then, without it, like, who would you even be? SEAN NELSON

  5. Taylor McFerrin

  6. The music of Taylor McFerrin isn’t much like what you’ve heard from his dad Bobby, whose own catalog leans heavy into the vocal jazz and scat-driven spectrum, save for ’80s-era hit (and the reason you know him) “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” Taylor maintains his dad’s style of effortless breeziness while exploring the realms of future-soul, post-jazz, and ambient R&B, with shades of hip-hop in the rhythms and funk in the bass lines.

Julian Assange
Julian Assange
(Image by Abode of Chaos)

Before I get started, there is one name that made neither my list of heroes nor of scoundrels, the one person who could make a real difference in Julian Assange's treatment if he'd just speak up, now where did he go? Just two words on that: "Donald Who?"

I think the plight of Julian Assange is one of the most defining issues of our perilous times and the actions people have taken either way and words they have used to comfort or hurt, support or condemn can be considered a shibboleth distinguishing each person's or organization's stance toward tyranny. Some see the danger, while others are befuddled and some even hope to benefit from imposition of a drastic regime for concealing crimes against humanity.

The List

Thus after Mr. Assange's arrest, I began compiling a list of people and organizations who stood up for him. On the other hand, the actions of those attacking him were so outrageous that I created two columns and stuck the latter over on the right (not to be confused with their political stance-the persecution of whistleblowers has been bi-partisan). The list has extended to five pages now. In many cases I didn't write down exactly why they'd made the list, and while I've attempted to organize it, the names are still mostly in the order that I encountered them. Moreover, I haven't had a chance to update it for a while. Any criticisms or suggestions would be welcome.

Most of my sources for this, I must add since I wasn't thinking of publishing at the time, came from links at Rice Farmer's blog https://ricefarmer.blogspot.com/, particularly the sections labelled "Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts" and "War on Julian Assange" in the weeks following his arrest.

Misericordia University recognizes employees for years of servie

October 11, 2019

Misericordia University recently honored staff and faculty for service during the 40th annual Awards Dinner in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Part of the Mercy Heritage celebration, the 61 honorees were recognized for five-year increments of service, including a special recognition for Elaine Halesey of Hanover Twp., professor of medical imaging, who was commended for 35 years of service.

Glenn Bozinski, of Kingston Twp., vice president of Enrollment Management, was honored for 30 years of service.

The university also recognized Jerry Bradford, Shavertown; Dawn Evans, Hanover Twp.; Ronald Hromisin, Dallas; Sharon Hudak, Forty Fort; George Hunter, Mountain Top; Jennifer Luksa, Luzerne; Annmarie Narcum, Dallas, Georgia Young, Exeter, and Metz Culinary Management employees Bonnie Major, Shavertown; and Cindy Mulloy, Dallas, for 25 years of service.

Employees honored for 20 years of continuous service at MU included Grace Fisher, Dallas; Jo Anna Naylor, Shavertown; Tammy Sponenberg, Dallas, and George Young, Exeter.

Being recognized for 15 years of service were James Clarke, Hanover Twp.; Jill Dillon, Mountain Top; Michelle Donato, Plains; Brian Herron, Luzerne; Alicia Nordstrom, Drums; Bernadette Rushmer, Shavertown; Mark Van Etten, Dallas; and Metz employee Paul Hill, Shavertown.

Employees honored for 10 years of service were Alyson Harvey, Harveys Lake; Michelle Hawkins, Bear Creek Township; James Hedglin, Dallas; Matthew Hornak, Dallas; Joseph Redington, Scranton; Sameera Redkar, Clarks Summit; Kathleen Scaler Scott, Flemington, New Jersey; Scott Woolnough, Wilkes-Barre; Anne Zaborny, Drums; and Metz employee Frank Varvaglione, Pittston.

An additional 27 employees were honored for five years of service. They are Catherine Becker, Shickshinny; Jennifer Black, Shavertown; Laurie Brogan, Pittston Twp.; Rita Carey-Nita, Shavertown; Karen Cefalo, Wyoming; Lori Charney, Duryea; Dominick De Matteo, Dallas; Joseph Donahue, Pittston Twp.; Nicola Edwards, Kingston; Matthew Hinton, Forty Fort; Paul Hurn, Trucksville; Kristen Karnish, Nesquehoning; Joseph Krasson, Plymouth; Elizabeth Lipski, Shavertown; Charles Makar, Shavertown; Patricia Maloney, Hanover Twp.

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is a four-part ode to gluttony (first is Comfort, next is Pop! Bubbles and Seafood, then comes the Grand Tasting, and finally, Sunday Supper). Celebrate all things edible and drinkable from Feb 21-24. Seattle Wine and Food Experience
February is nothing if not ambitious—in addition to Black History Month, Valentine's Day, the Lunar New Year, the Oscars, and the Super Bowl, the shortest month of the year packs in tons of other major happenings in Seattle. Below, we've compiled the biggest art and comedy shows, concerts, food events, and other ways to make the most out of the next 28 days, from a Conversation with Zadie Smith to a musical comedy night with Fred Armisen, from Ja Rule & Ashanti to the opening of Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer, and from Noir City 2019 to the Seattle Wine and Food Experience. If all of that isn't enough, you can also look ahead to the rest of this year's big events, see our list of cheap & easy year-round events, or check out our complete Things To Do calendar.



1. Dana Gould
Dana Gould is one of the most inventive, brilliant, and respected comics in the business. He was a writer on The Simpsons for seven years, and has been closely associated with excellent TV, including The Ben Stiller Show and Parks and Recreation. More recently, he wrote an episode of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Netflix reboot and created the IFC horror-comedy show Stan Against Evil. He's acerbic, self-flagellating, and capable of spinning off into elaborate physical set pieces (you'll never hear the phrase "day-old chocolate cocks" the same way again) that shock you with their dark majesty.

William Shatner will make his Grand Ole Opry debut next month.

The Star Trek actor released the country album Why Not Me in August, as a collaborative effort with Jeff Cook of the band Alabama.

It was the first musical release from Shatner of last year, followed up by the Christmas album Shatner Claus, which features appearances from Iggy Pop, Billy Gibbons, and Brad Paisley.