The Life and Death of Ivan the Gorilla: Who was taken from the jungles of West Africa as an infant in 1964, who arrived in Tacoma "frail and sick" after being lost in transit, who watched JP Patches on TV and was displayed at the Tacoma B&I store for 27 years before, a cause celebre, he was moved to the zoo in Atlanta. Ivan died Monday under anesthesia for a regular checkup.
The Salmon Are Back: Chinook, on their own, have found their way back to where the Elwha Dam kept them from going until it was dismantled earlier this year. A symposium-full of scientists is celebrating nearby.
When A Writer Calls for Killings: Another columnist's opinion on why The Guardian's hire of Republican operative Joshua Treviño as a columnist goes too far. Among those Treviño pre-hire-Tweeted that it was fine to kill: Alice Walker.
It's All in the Photograph: A black South African is sentenced to life in prison for killing a white supremacist. The judge says the act was "not racially motivated."
Rising Nationalism Is Reflected in the Disputed Islands of the East China Sea: "An opinion poll last October...showed a growing wariness, with more than 70 percent of Japanese saying they do not have 'friendly feelings' toward China."
Cheryl Chow Comes Out: The former Seattle City Council member, teacher, principal, and school board member wants to take the chance to say two things at once with the small amount of time she has left—she has brain cancer, and she hopes you'll be able to come out, too. "I was afraid for 60 years and those 60 years were wasted," she says.
Why Have So Many Americans Broken Up With Church in Recent Years?: Two writers debate it. One says, they're ideological slackers. The other says, they have gay friends.
This morning's video is from a recent workshop in Memphis of Seattle choreographer Amy O'Neal's new show, which will open in October at Velocity. The piece began with her wondering about gender, race, and the use of her ass. Video here (otherwise it will auto-play on you.)