Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 17 - 23, 2009

Vol. 19, No. 2
Cover Art: Whistle Chair Fight by Kim Scafuro. Visit www.scafurious.com to see more of Kim’s work.

Film

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Greedy Fucks Deserve to Die

Bright Star: Jane Campion Ruins Keats

The Informant!: Good Ol' Soderbergh

The BQE: Sufjan Stevens's Ode to a Freeway

Jennifer's Body: No Surprises

The Burning Plain: Family Values

Art House

Revanche

Concessions

Nobody Puts Cancer in the Corner of Patrick Swayze's Pancreas

Music

Optimo DJ Makes Passionate Love to Your Ears

JD Twitch's Vinyl Weighs a Ton and Is Worth a Mint

We Love Reunion Shows

Ten Years Later: The Get Up Kids' Something to Write Home About and the Decline and Fallout of Emo

Data Breaker

Junk Culture's Raw Sampledelia and Seattle-Style Techno

It's a Hit

Party Crasher

Party to Extinction

My Philosophy

Sequel Summer 2

Poster of the Week

Poster by Irene Barber

The Score

Kafka, Knocks, Pings, and Brutal Smears

Underage

Grand Hallway's Promenade in the Great HallUnderage

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

Pregnant Deliver the Loud

Theater

Circus of Pain

A Fantastic New Play at Balagan Theatre

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill: Lady Sings the Blues (to Whitey)

Dead Man's Cell Phone: Bury the Lead

Theater News

The Culture Candidate

Food & Drink

This Is Not a Review of Tavern Law

Bar? What Bar? Artifice, Ice Cubes, and End-Stage Capitalism

Bar Exam

Undersea Dream: Jelly Bar

The Happiest Hour

Cafe Flora

Chow Bio

Dante Rivera

News

No Way Out

A Gang Member and Murder Suspect Says He Wants a New Life

Open Bigotry Meets Open Government

Why the State Must Fight to Release the Names of the Signers of R-71

Too Beautiful to Litigate

KIRO killed Luke Burbank's radio show, but it will live on—online. The question: Who owns the on-air failure?

Visual Art

What Are You, Yellow?

War Breaks Out at the Wing Luke Asian Museum

In Art News

Visible Human Project

Books

There Will Be Blood

Stephen Elliott's Search for a Self to Discover

Because You Have To

How to Become a Writer (Hint: It Involves Writing)

Constant Reader

Thinking About Books Again

Feature

The Stranger's 2009 Back to School Guide

The Things No One Else Will Tell You by the Only Newspaper in Seattle That Isn't Ridiculous and Irrelevant™

How to Be a Person: General Knowledge

How to Be a Person Who People Want to Sleep With

How to Be a Person Who Isn't a Failure