Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 28 - Apr. 3, 2012

Vol. 21, No. 30
Digital Special Edition
American Gothic by Luke Haynes. See more of Luke’s work at Vermillion through April 7 ( and at

Savage Love

Boys, Boys, Boys

New Column!


The Landlord from Hell

The Raid: Redemption: Is a Run-on Sentence of a Kung Fu Movie

Art House

Kati with An I

I Love Television

Dear Jeff Foxworthy

Angry Young Boy

There’s a Bike-Ridin’ Kid in The Kid with a Bike!

Impossible Perfection

Even If You Hate Sushi, You Must See Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Spring Film Calendar

Everything Happening in Film This Season

I, Anonymous



Hot Snakes Strike Again

Never Lose That Feeling

Raise an FX Pedal (or Two) to Swervedriver's Fuzzed-Out Rock Maelstrom

Up & Coming

Lose your modernized take on the genre every night this week!

Sounds of Yesterday

This Week: Silly Killers

Sound Check

The Ting Tings' Stripped-Down, Club-Sparked Sound

What Killed Mozart

The Search for the Saddest Notes in the Requiem, Western Music's Morbid Masterpiece

My Philosophy

Trayvon Martin, Hiphop, and America

Chuckletown, USA

Comedian Neil Hamburger Talks Internet Dating, Bow Wow Wow, and Retirement

Data Breaker

Yuksek, X-Bit 1 Chiptune Showcase, Caspa, Emancipator

The Homosexual Agenda

Phyllis Stein and the Broadway Grill

Complaints Box

Why Doesn't Anyone Write Murder Ballads Anymore?


Babysitter Watch Over Smoldering Ennui, Rodrigo y Gabriela Joined By 13-Piece Orchestra

Poster of the Week

Poster by James Scheall

Charles Mudede Picks Up the Telephone

Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner Answers

Spring Classical Calendar

Everything Happening in Classical Music and Opera This Season

All That Jazz

A Guide to Jazz Clubs in Seattle

Some of That Jazz

What I'm Most Looking Forward to This Spring


Overlong and Overwrought

A Bitter New Play About Seattle

The Lineup

Interviews with a Ballerina, a Modern-Dance B-Boy, and the New Director of Velocity

White Man's Early Light

The History of Puccini's Madame Butterfly Is the History of Sex Tourists Being Scumwads

Now You Can Die Happy, Stephen Hando

A Morbid Way of Praising Amazing Artists

Spring Performance Calendar

Everything Happening in Theater and Dance This Season

New Burlesque Breaks the Routine

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of March 28

Visual Art

Obsessive, Crawling, Joyful

The Five Decades of Alden Mason

Anatomy of a Painting

A Guided Tour of Cranach the Elder's The Judgment of Paris

Gilded Turds

The Yum and the Yuck Bump Uglies in Alwyn O'Brien's New Show

In Her Pants

Forty years after the rise of feminist art, Seattle artist Lynn Schirmer discovers something shocking.


The Walrus Heads on the Arctic Building

Spring Art Calendar

Everything Happening in Art This Season


A Multitude of One

Elizabeth Ellen Breaks Herself Up Into Sharp Pieces in Fast Machine

More Anecdotal Evidence

Spring Readings Calendar

Everything Happening in Readings and Lectures This Season

Literary Map of the Olympic Peninsula

Food & Drink

Chinese Food and Cake

The Weird and Wonderful Regent

Happiest Hour


Now Closed

Recent Restaurant RIPs

Le Good-Bye

If You Possibly Can, You Should Go to Le Gourmand Before It Closes Forever

Chow Bio

Rich Fox and Allen Macleod, Managers, Macleod's Scottish Pub


"Wonderwall" Is the Moneymaker

Derek Erdman Interviews Four Buskers and a Security Guard

Preschooling Olympia

High-Quality Early Education Pays for Itself. So Why Won't Lawmakers Fund It?

Geniuses: Where Are They Now?


A Short Story by Sherman Alexie


Meet Greg Nickels

He Wants to Be the First Democrat to Capture the Secretary of State's Office Since 1956

Here's the Kicker

A Head-Kicking Cop Gets Off the Hook and the Cop Union Scores a Political Victory

Running from Office

Can a Staffer for an Anti-Gay Senator Get Elected in Seattle?

The Clash

One Hundred Punks Protest Demolition of Their Favorite Bar

A Starbucks Boycott Backfires

How an Anti-Gay Group Made Coffee Lovers of Us All

Sources Say

I’m Not a Faggot, I Swear!

Drunk of the Week

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Last Days

The Week in Review


Savage Love Episode 285


Satellite: Party at the Space Needle!

‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’


Elvis Costello and the Imposters

'Sandbox Radio Live: Episode Four'

‘The Cabin in the Woods’

Sister Spit

Jeff Mangum

‘Making Mends’


‘The Salt of Life’

Text From South Lake Union

Jimmy John's Delivers Pickles