February 27, 2003 · VOL. 12, NO. 24

FRONT OF BOOK Letters: A full page this week, as last week's disastrously sour issue inspired much fiery letter writing.... Last Days: Brilliant, as usual (though the humorous quip about the musical group Great White borders on bad taste).... NEWS Lazy and uninspired "journalism." Also, when will The Stranger's writers realize that nobody but them enjoys their continual slaps at their competitors?... SHORT FEATURE After receiving a rather unnecessary drubbing by Josh Feit in last week's issue, author Sherman Alexie is given a chance to respond. Thankfully, he puts Mr. Feit properly in his place. Behold, Josh! This is what real intellect looks like!... FEATURE Finally a feature that does not outstretch the realms of a Stranger writer's intellect, as U.S. foreign policy and looming war have done in the past few weeks.... FILM Didn't read.... BOOKS Rather sleep-inducing.... ART Didn't read.... THEATER Too gay.... FOOD One suspects Min Liao would give a rave review to a pile of gruel if it was served to her in a restaurant.... MUSIC Didn't read.... ETC. It's My Party: Didn't read.... I Love TV: Mr. Humphrey's gloating about predicting the outcome of the program Joe Millionaire would be entertaining if it weren't so pathetic.... Nightstand: A "new" column by Christopher Frizzelle, the writer kidnapped from The Stranger's competitor, the Seattle Weekly, last week. How long will it take for The Stranger's famous ineptness to infect Mr. Frizzelle? The best estimate is two to three weeks.... Control Tower: Didn't read.... Savage Love: Excessively filthy this week, even by Dan Savage "standards".... Celeb I Saw U: Too gay....