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

Savage Love

Gift Parade

I, Anonymous

Thanks, Wanker



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?

Visual Art

Polaroids in Pairs

Mapplethorpe's Souvenirs of Foreplay After the Fact

In Art News

TARL Is the Future


Reviving Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Future of Publishing Is at Third Place Books

Constant Reader

Read All About It

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


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


The Weakest Link

Seattle Truckers Are Getting Screwed in the Global Supply Chain

Police Beat

Dicks at Dick's

Last Days


Murder City Devils


'Twelfth Night'

'Open Roads and Bedside Tables'

Daniel Carroll


'Bad Santa'

'A Single Man'

I Love Television

Christmas Witches

Public Editor

Drunk of the Week

Bad Santa, Part III

Dear Science

Crossword Solution

PC Puzzle (Dec. 24)

Crossword Puzzle

This Week's Puzzle

PC Puzzle (Dec. 24)