Paul Constant
Seattle
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Books editor and political reporter at The Stranger. 2009 ID Spring Roll Eating Champion.

Jan 15, 2015 Paul Constant commented on A First Look at KEXP's New Home at Seattle Center.
@6: Agreed! Troy is awesome.
Dec 29, 2014 Paul Constant commented on Your Tag is Okay, Though.
I like that tag a lot, even though it got the Beck song "Debra" stuck in my head for what I expect will be the next ten to twenty years.
Dec 8, 2014 Paul Constant commented on The City Council Has Lots of Questions About That Sinking Soil.
@5: Nah, we're pro-tunnel now. We thought it would be funny to switch sides.
Nov 21, 2014 Paul Constant commented on This Will Cheer Up Depressed Democrats: "No Republican candidate has a credible shot at the White House in 2016".
Jesus, Dan! I thought you and I were on the same page when it comes to jinxiness!
Nov 20, 2014 Paul Constant commented on RIP Mike Nichols.
I loved the film adaptation of Primary Colors so much. It's way better than the book; it's a seriously underrated political film.
Nov 12, 2014 Paul Constant commented on Sean Nelson, The Stranger's New Arts Editor, Answers a Few Questions.
@7: Oh, shit! You guys, we forgot to hire reporters! Thanks for reminding us, Warren. We'll get right on that.
Oct 20, 2014 Paul Constant commented on What You're Not Wearing: 2014 Genius Awards Edition!!.
@1: We all get paid, but thanks for your concern trolling/advocacy.
Jul 22, 2014 Paul Constant commented on Don't Listen to the SECB—Vote for Jess Spear.
@7: We've never made any secret of the fact that we are just over a dozen human beings, and we sometimes make mistakes. (We turn over one entire issue a year to listing our mistakes in full, public view.) And we're talking about this disagreement in full view of the public, which a lot of media outlets simply wouldn't allow.

And the SECB has always been open to any staffer willing and able to take the time to take an issue seriously. Not all of us are able to do this at any one time, due to putting out a blog and a weekly paper and an arts quarterly. It's an imperfect system, but it's one we've used for as long as I've been here, and it's mostly worked. When there are disagreements—and there are disagreements—we want to let our readers know about it, and that's what we've done here. This post is part of the whole SECB system.
Jul 22, 2014 Paul Constant commented on Don't Listen to the SECB—Vote for Jess Spear.
@1, @2: Nobody was vetoed. It was an up-or-down vote, and Chopp won the SECB's endorsement. Like it says up top, some of us had too much going on at the time to attend the SECB meetings. Now that the endorsement is out, we wanted to make our dissent known. Slog is for conversations. We're having a conversation.