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The movies that haunt Us

How to survive a horror movie. The nuance Seattle is Dying may have missed. And when does political tolerance become political silencing?

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How to date horror movies when you hate horror movies

When you heard Jordan Peele’s Us was coming to theaters, were you more excited for a) tickets; or b) spoilers and the Wikipedia synopsis? Some people love horror movies, but some of us loathe them. But they’re becoming cultural juggernauts – what to do if you can’t avoid them? UW Medicine psychologist Kristen Lindgren and cultural critic R. Eric Thomas have some ideas.

Vianna Davila on Seattle's cycle of homelessness and incarceration

When Seattle is Dying’s executive producer Matt Markovich came onto The Record a few weeks ago, he voiced a frustration he says many people have: why are people who commit crimes allowed to simply be released back onto the street? Seattle Times’ Project Homeless reporter, Vianna Davila, wrote a story looking at the cycle of homelessness to incarceration and back.

Political tolerance, or papering over the issues?

Reporter Amanda Ripley wrote a piece for The Atlantic Magazine about the least politically prejudiced place in America (Watertown, NY, if you’re looking to move). But, says former mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver, sometimes tolerance is a code word for respectability politics.