This Week on Slog
Saturday, March 25
The week that was to become Slog’s finest started with Eli Sanders’s chilling post at 10:10 am on Saturday morning. At the same time, Stranger news writers Thomas Francis and Josh Feit were assembling facts at the crime scene, and Megan Seling was monitoring the internet for related information. Corianton Hale and others shot and uplaoaded photos as the media descended on the neighborhood. We posted everything we knew, as we learned it, and Slog functioned as our info clearinghouse, hive mind, and point of connection to each other and the larger community in the hours after the murders. At 5 pm, Megan found a first-hand account of the massacre online and Tom reported the facts from the police chief’s press conference. Megan linked to nwtekno.com’s list of the suspected dead, and Josh Feit worried about what this could mean for the city’s teen-dance laws. Saturday night, Stranger staffers convened at the Editor-in-Chief’s house to debrief and to console each other.
Sunday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 29If you were one of the minority who weren’t glued to this blog all week (when Slog captured the most eyeballs in its history), I recommend starting here and scrolling up through the dozens of posts that eventually painted a clear picture of what happened in that blue house on East Republican. The accompanying comments threads, in which people mourned, speculated, raged, debated, offered support to one another, and joined us in trying to make sense of the events of Saturday morning, are also worth a read.
Thursday, March 23On Thursday, Slog’s smorgasbord nature returned. As the city continued to wonder about the killer’s motive, several psychics, Eli Sanders, and random crazies weighed in. Josh Feit criticized the Seattle Times’ editorial calling for a thorough review of Seattle’s teen-dance rules. And Christopher learned that he’s not THAT gay.
Friday, March 24Today David Schmader linked Montana’s vivid new anti-meth campaign with Whitney Houston’s current, alleged drugged-out existence. Annie Wagner recommended a movie showing tonight, Kim Hayden got very excited about Peruvian llamas, Dan Savage pitched a fit about bad service at the Harvest Vine, and Megan salivated about Slither.