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posted Friday, July 30, 2021 - Volume 49 Issue 31

Spotlight on Julia's casts shadow
Drag performers leave venue over labor dispute

by Josephine Baird - SGN Contributing Writer

Julia's on Broadway, a popular Capitol Hill restaurant and bar and home to Le Faux Productions, is under scrutiny after the July 9 release and reposting of an "urgent message from the Queens of Julia's" directed to the performance community and patrons
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Merck announces clinical success for once-a-month PrEP tablet
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Pharmaceutical giant Merck has announced successful clinical trial results for its new medication, islatravir. The drug is being investigated as both a treatment for HIV and as a form of PrEP.

Merck announced the results of an ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial at the virtual 11t
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Transgender activists take on the Big Sky State
by Lindsey Anderson - SGN Contributing Writer

Montana, the land of big skies, big elk, and big prejudices, has always stood as a conservative force in the United States, but with newly elected Gov. Greg Gianforte, the state seems to be running backward when it comes to Transgender rights and is now facing a new legal battle.
Can Can Culinary Cabaret opening new Post Alley venue
Glitter Gala is first up on August 5

by Carter Hemion - SGN Contributing Writer

On August 5, Can Can Culinary Cabaret, now located in Post Alley but featuring familiar talents, opens for the first time in months. Staff and guests are looking forward to the reopening, starting with the Glitter Gala.
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Pacific Music Works' intimate, pastoral Schubertiade
by Sharon Cumberland - SGN Contributing Writer

AN DIE MUSIK: A SCHUBERTIADE
PACIFIC MUSICWORKS
THE HORSES' YARD, MADISON VALLEY
JULY 25, 2021


Pacific Music Works is known worldwide for its masterful performance of Early Music and Baroque masterworks, but this past Sunday, a group of
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Green Knight is a legendary journey into the impenetrable unknown
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Staff Writer

THE GREEN KNIGHT
Theaters


For those expecting a massive Arthurian adventure, with clashing swords and thundering horses filling the screen, David Lowery's The Green Knight will likely come as something of a major disappointment. The Ain't Them Bodies Saints
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Ambitious Old is a horrifyingly ambiguous morality play
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Staff Writer

OLD
Theaters


At an exclusive tropical resort, Guy (Gael García Bernal) and Prisca Capa (Vicky Krieps) have come to the island with their 11-year-old daughter Maddox (Alexa Swinton) and six-year-old son Trent (Nolan River) to enjoy what may be their last vac
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Entertaining Tournament of Champions plays to a semi-satisfying draw
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Staff Writer

ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Theaters


Determined to take down the Minos company after what its murderous escape room did to them, survivors Zoey Davis (Taylor Russell) and Ben Miller (Logan Miller) head to New York thinking they've discovered its
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Blunt and Johnson charm, yet Jungle Cruise remains a rudderless romantic adventure
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Staff Writer

JUNGLE CRUISE
Theaters / Disney+


Jungle Cruise is an obvious attempt on the part of Walt Disney Pictures to recapture the magic that helped transform Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl into a worldwide box office smash. It is also a sem
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Phinney Books: The joy of community
by Lindsey Anderson - SGN Contributing Writer

If you're making a trip to the Phinney district and looking for something to do, odds are locals would point you in the direction of Phinney Books. The little neighborhood store has been a staple of the community for nearly two decades now.

Originally Santoro's Boo
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Readying to Rise calls attention to the experiences of a Black journalist from South Seattle
by Hannah Saunders - SGN Contributing Writer

READYING TO RISE
MARCUS HARRISON GREEN (essayist); SONYA GREEN AYEARS (introduction)
© 2021 VertVolta Press
$15.99
191 pages


Have you ever wondered what it is like to grow up in South Seattle as a person of color? Could you imag
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The Natural Mother of the Parent a compelling memoir of nonbinary parenthood
by Terri Schlichenmeyer - Special to the SGN

THE NATURAL MOTHER OF THE PARENT:
A MEMOIR OF NONBINARY PARENTHOOD
KRYS MALCOLM BELC
© 2021 Counterpoint Press
$26.00 / higher in Canada
304 pages


Giving birth is so common that it's done in the US nearly eleven thousand times a
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Zoe Hana Mikuta is breaking barriers with Gearbreakers
by Lindsey Anderson - SGN Contributing Writer

For avid readers, the last year and a half might have felt familiar, like a scene from a beloved fantasy or sci-fi novel, the kind where brave children and young adults are tasked with rising up in the face of an oppressive, post-apocalyptic world. 2020 may have even left some want
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A chance to fall in love when the lights go out
by Terri Schlichenmeyer - Special to the SGN

BLACKOUT
DHONIELLE CLAYTON, TIFFANY D. JACKSON,
NIC STONE, ANGIE THOMAS,
ASHLEY WOODFOLK, AND NICOLA YOON
© 2021 Quill Tree Books / Harper Collins
$19.99 / $24.99 Canada
256 pages


Obviously, there was a mix-up. There was
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A variety of adult true-crime books emerge from the shadows
by Terri Schlichenmeyer - Special to the SGN

ADULT TRUE-CRIME BOOKS
(c) 2021 (various publishers)
$16.00 to $29.00
various page counts


If you can't get enough of the chills inherent in real-life murder and mayhem, why not read some great new true-crime books?

Steppi
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Pixar's trailer for Turning Red highlights representation during Disability Pride Month
by Hannah Saunders - SGN Contributing Writer

On July 13, Pixar released the trailer for Turning Red, an upcoming animated fantasy film about a 13-year-old girl, Mei Lee, who transforms into a giant red panda whenever she becomes overstimulated.

Although the trailer was only about two minutes in length, it quickl
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10th Circuit Court upholds Colorado anti-discrimination law
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A federal appeals court has ruled against a web designer who sued to overturn Colorado's anti-discrimination law on the grounds that it violated her First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

In a July 26 ruling, a three-judge panel of the 10th US
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National news highlights
by Daniel Lindsley - SGN Contributing Writer

West Virginia: Trans girl will run in girls' cross-country
LGBTQ Nation reported July 22 on a West Virginia judge's order to allow a Transgender girl to join her school's girls' cross-country team. Sixth-grader Becky Pepper-Jackson, the girl in question, sued the sta
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International news highlights
by Daniel Lindsley - SGN Contributing Writer

Budapest: Pride march against homophobic laws
Reuters reported July 24 on a Budapest Pride march against a new law in Hungary that bans the subject of homosexuality in the country's schools. Thousands turned up for the event, with one attendee calling the new law a "d
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Vancouver Pride Festival returns for hybrid programming this weekend
by Renee Raketty - SGN Contributing Writer

Vancouver Pride is here, and, if you're anything like me, you're probably sad you can't be there in person. However, you don't have to miss all the fun. This year's hybrid festival includes over 60 events, including many online.

About the pandemic and upcoming event, K
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The Games have begun!
Highlights, setbacks, and historic accomplishments at the gayest Olympics ever

by Janice Athill - SGN Contributing Writer

The 2020 Olympic Games are finally underway, and they have proven to be both groundbreaking and nail biting! The first gold medals have been won, history has been made several times
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