Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 25 - 31, 2012

Vol. 21, No. 21
Venus/Mars (Saturn) 
by Troy Gua
You can find more of Troy’s work at the SOIL Backspace ( through 
Jan 28 and at


The Good, the Bad, and the Fucking Nuts

Here are the bills that we hope will pass in Olympia this year, the bills that we hope will die, and the bills that make us worry about the sanity of our lawmakers.

Love Affair

Finish the Job of Legalizing Gay Marriage by Being Kind

Sources Say

Specializing in Anonymous News with Multiple Sources


The Grey: Liam Neeson vs. Wolves

I Love Television

Ha. I Win.

Albert Nobbs: A Reserved Flirtation with Sexual Politics

Art House

The Conquest: The Rise of Nicolas Sarkozy


I Will Rip Your Soul Apart

Verdi's Rarely Seen Attila Is Good Opera

The Ascension of Mary

Tears, Mirrors, and Flying Furniture in a Play About a Dying Mother


An Epidemic of Words

Can The Flame Alphabet Make You Sick?


Sound Check

Black Breath's Foul Agility

Please Lord, Help Me Get My Shit Together

The Sharpness and Softness of Erin Jorgensen's Redemption

Think Vocal, Rock Global

Pollens Are Seattle's Top African Trance Choral Band

After Triumph

The Hiphop World That Created Wu-Tang Clan Is Not What It Once Was

Up & Coming

Lose your lyrical acrobatics every night this week!

My Philosophy

Wu-Tang, Doomtree, and More

The Homosexual Agenda

Shameless Social and Lisa Koch's Birthday Bash

Poster of the Week

Posters by Julia Salamonik and Shana Cleveland

Chuckletown, USA

Watch Mike Epps's Grandma Threaten to Give You Head

Data Breaker

Beats Antique, Filastine, 10th Annual Laptop Battle, B. Bravo


Spin Cycle, The Sissy Collective, Dana Jewell

Visual Art

The Activation of Corners

The 10th Northwest Biennial Asks You to Take Off Your Pants


The Messy Rebirth of Newt Gingrich

How the Big-Headed, Bullshit-Spewing, Romney-Bashing Elitist Got His Groove Back