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For Today

Roger Shimomura: Pop Goes the Melting Pot

PubliCalendar regulars might remember Seattle-based artist Roger Shimomura as the host of last week's Hirabayashi Place Preview Party. Known for giving superheroes and stereotypes his unique pop-art spin, Shimomura takes Town Hall Wednesday evening to share how his art melds themes like politics, ethnicity, and identity to craft critically-acclaimed yet controversial works.

Roger Shimomura: Pop Goes the Melting Pot, Wed, July 15. 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Thursday

Technology’s Impact on ‘The Next World War’

Are technological advancements in national security changing our future for better or for worse? Spoiler: In the future, drones are still terrifying and awful. National security expert August Cole predicts cyber war, hack attacks, and drone strikes on the horizon. On Monday evening, he’ll reflect on his time as a defense industry reporter for the Wall Street Journal and provide insights on the technology of warfare. 

Technology’s Impact on ‘The Next World War’, Thurs, July 16, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for July 20

Sawant and Licata Debate in Favor of Rent Control in Seattle

With average rents in Seattle’s neighborhoods ranging from $1,063 to $1,871 per month and 47 percent of tenants feeling burdened by rent rates, rent control is the cause celebre for local lefties. Council members Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata will argue why Seattle needs rent control. Developer lobbyist and supply-side zealot Roger Valdez and Ellensburg Republican state representative Matt Manweller will try to challenge Seattle's conventional lefty wisdom on this academic issue.

Debate: Rent Control in Seattle? Mon, July 20, 6pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free

 

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