Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 24 - 30, 2009

Vol. 19, No. 16
Cover Art: Why I Go Home for the Holidays, by Kelly O



Sonic Bloom

Wild Orchid Children's Grateful Shred

The Best of 2009

A Noncomprehensive, Highly Subjective List of the Year's Best Local Musical Happenings, Offered in No Particular Order

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Party Crasher

Every Day Is Christmas in July

Data Breaker

2009's Top Overlooked Releases

Fucking in the Streets

A Two-Block-Hack Holiday Party at the Showbox

It's a Hit

Overlooked 2009

My Philosophy

Remembering the Fallen, Celebrating the Living

Poster of the Week

Poster by Kenneth Piekarski

The Score

Glitch, a Sonic Snow


The King, the Tyrant

Why Does the Estate of Elvis Presley Hate Freedom?

Food & Drink

Where 7-Eleven Meets Southern India

Dosas, Cigarettes, and General Awesomeness at Chili's Deli & Mart on the Ave

Bar Exam

The Happiest Hour

The University District's Cafe Racer

Chow Bio

Alex Pitts of Avila Restaurant


The Weakest Link

Seattle Truckers Are Getting Screwed in the Global Supply Chain

Police Beat

Dicks at Dick's

Visual Art

Polaroids in Pairs

Mapplethorpe's Souvenirs of Foreplay After the Fact

In Art News

TARL Is the Future


Sugar Rush

I've never smoked cigarettes, I've never smoked pot, I've never had a drink. But I definitely have a substance-abuse problem.

Love Letters to a Wildrose

Seattle's Only Lesbian Bar Turns 25 This Week


Reviving Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Future of Publishing Is at Third Place Books

Constant Reader

Read All About It