Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 24 - 30, 2014

Vol. 24, No. 17
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Savage Love

Only the Lonely

New Column!

Returning Column!

One Hulk's Opinion

Film/TV

Benedict Cumberbatch Can't Quite Save The Imitation Game

WWII Code Breaker Biopic Could Be Wonkier

The Gambler: Wahlberg Is No Caan

Johnny Depp Can't Quite Ruin Into the Woods

Because Meryl Streep, Obviously

Sony Has No Balls and Kim Jong-un Has No Anus, a Review of The Interview

Inside the Film North Korea (or Disgruntled Nerds Pretending to Be North Korea) Won't Let You See

I, Anonymous

Why I Won't Date You

Music

Seattle Hiphop: 2014 in Review

Featuring J. Pinder, Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, and Lots More

Everything Is Still Temporary: A Very Personal Year in Music

Our Intrepid Music Editor on the "Emotional Highlights" of the Past 12 Months

Data Breaker

Best Seattle Releases of 2014

Three Snapshots of Close Encounters with 206 Hiphop in 2014

Seattle May Be Growing, but It's Still a Small Town

Ridiculous Questions for Important Musicians (and Others)

The 2014 Highlight Reel, from Sharon Van Etten to 2Chainz, and Everyone in Between

The Homosexual Agenda

2014, Homosexually

Poster of the Week

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of Dec 24

Theater

Visual Art

How to Tell Your Children They Are Not Artists

It's Time to Have the Talk

Books

Food & Drink

It's Time for Holiday Sweets, Whether You Like Them or Not

The Pros and Cons of Filipino Polvorón, Mexican Capirotada, and Norwegian Krumkaker

Lunchtime!

It Takes a Village to Raise a Sandwich

Where to Eat for New Year's Eve, and a New Grading System for Restaurants

This Week's Eater's Digest

Features

Top 10 Albums of 2014

Top 10 Singles of 2014

Top Ten List Explosion!

Top 10 Music Videos of 2014

Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2014

Top 10 Albums We Would Have Included in Our Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2014 if Our Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2014 Could Have Had 20 Albums in It

Top 10 Albums We're Supposed to Include in Our Top 10 Albums of 2014 That Are Good but They're Just Records—God, You're Not My Real Dad, Anyway, of 2014

Top 10 Albums We Pretended Not to Be Bummed Out By for a Week Then Tacitly Agreed Never to Speak of Again of 2014

Top 10 Artists You Have to Act Like You Take Seriously or Else the Internet Gets All Finger-Pointy and Double-Reverse Fake Snob All Over You of 2014

Top 10 Electronic-Music Albums of 2014

Paul Constant's Top 10 Complaints About Year-End Lists of 2014

Top 10 Jay Z Music Videos from October 1996 to September 11, 2001, of 2014

Top 10 Sexiest Rockstar Attitudes of 2014

Top 10 Songs on Kate Bush's The Dreaming in 2014

Top 10 Butts in "The Year of the Booty," Which Makes Me Uncomfortable, So I Threw in a Token Dude Butt So It Doesn't Seem Like All I Do Is Perv on Lady Butts, of 2014

Top 10 Un-Copyedited Metal Band Descriptions from the Bands' Bios of 2014

Top 10 Shows at Studio 7 I'm Glad I Didn't Attend in 2014 Based on the Lineup Names

Top 10 Lyrics in Beyoncé's "7/11" of 2014

Top 10 Times I Found Myself Worried About Solange Knowles (But Then Immediately Relaxed Because of Course Solange Can Handle It) in 2014

Top 10 Albums and Songs Not Released in 2014 That I Heard for the First Time in 2014

Top 10 Songs Seattle Bars and Cafes Are Hereby Encouraged to Retire from Their Playlists of 2014

Top 10 New-Wave Songs I Didn't Fully Appreciate Until 2014 of 2014

Top 10 Queer Bands/Artists of 2014

Top 10 Words Meryl Streep Sings Differently on the 2014 Into the Woods Movie Soundtrack Than Bernadette Peters Sang Them on the 1987 Into the Woods Original Cast Recording

Top 10 Electronic-Music Shows I Saw in 2014

Top 10 Shows I Wish I'd Gone to in 2014 but I Had Social Anxiety, Excuse Me for Living

Top 10 Least Portable Instruments of 2014

Top 10 Songs I Heard Coming out of Other People's Ear Buds Commuting to and from Sodo in 2014

Top 10 Songs I Heard Played Incessantly on Movin' FM in 2014

Top 10 Songs I Bet My Asshole Neighbor Loved in 2014

Top 10 Songs I Listened to While Reporting on the Meteoric Fall of Mars Hill Church and Pastor Mark Driscoll in 2014

Top 10 Actual Sentences From E-mails Sent by Music Columnist Trent Moorman to Stranger Editors in 2014

Top 10 Releases of 2014 Guaranteed to Stump Shazam

Top 10, No, 15 Times Rolling Stone, in Fucking 2014, Wrote About Led Zeppelin

Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs I Listened to When I Missed Michael Jackson in 2014

Top 10 Comments Pope Francis Made About Music in 2014

The 2014 Kesha Timeline, or, In Like a Ke$ha, Out Like a Kesha

A Timeline of Kesha's Very Bad Year, and a Prediction for the Year in Kesha to Come

News

The Stranger's Staff Argues Over Whether You Should Wear a Bike Helmet

And a Few Doctors and Other Experts Join the Debate

Last Days

Last Days: The Week in Review

Welcome, North Korean Hacker Overlords!

I Love Television

The Year in "JUST SHUT UP"

Drunk of the Week

Xela Del-Campo