Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 21 - 27, 2011

Vol. 21, No. 3

Savage Love

Daddy Issues


Shotgun Accidents and Torn Ligaments

Weedeater's Cave Metal Causes Bodily Harm to Weedeater

Third Eye's the Charm

Gearing Up for Escalator Fest's Psychedelic Summit Meeting

Don't Tell the Authorities

Ludovic Morlot Bucks 30 Years of Symphony Complacency

Up & Coming

Lose your aka every night this week!

Sound Check

Jim Rose: American Shock Hero, Provocateur

Data Breaker

Sage Francis, James Blake, and Lou Champagne

My Philosophy

MC Mic Phenom and Qwazaar


All-Ages Shows

Chuckletown, USA

An Interview with Sheng Wang, Seattle Comedy Competition Auditions at Comedy Underground

The Homosexual Agenda

Jinkx Monsoon's Vaudeville, Duran Duran, and Guy Branum

Poster of the Week

Poster by Devon Varmega


Pyromania, Gay Children, and a Talking Chicken

The Deliciously Weird Glee of MilkMilk Lemonade

Chekhov at the Corner Store

The Triumphant Return of Wayne Rawley

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of Sept. 21

Visual Art

Games Artists Play

A Show for You, With You, Without You, Against You at Cornish

Steel Like Sky

The Twisted Memorials and Other Art of Miya Ando


It's a Small World After All

Why Neal Stephenson Doesn't Play World of Warcraft Anymore

Food & Drink

Real Live Italians

Two New Places with Pottery and Pasta

The Happiest Hour

418 Public House

Chow Bio

Jeff Hammock and Mike Ager, Co-owners of the Forge Lounge


Why Ron Paul Will Never Win

Inside a Pizza-and-Conspiracy-Fueled Meeting for the Great White Libertarian Hope

The Stranger's 2011 Genius Awards

See All the Photos Here!


Money Shots

The Dueling I-1183 Ads Are Not About What They Claim to Be About

Mission Omission

What Redmond Pastor Ken Hutcherson Failed to Disclose About His "Christian Values"–Fueled Campaign

Appeasing Neighbors of an Urban Park

Police and Parks Staff Combat Park Violence with Lightbulbs and Foot Patrols

Tax and Mend

State Senator Murray Predicts Lawmakers Will Try to Fix a Broken Budget at the Polls

Mayor Calls for Bike Summit

Cyclists and Drivers Threaten to Join Hands, Sing "Kumbaya"

Seattle's New Batmobile

Civilian Mobile Crisis Team Will Respond to Psychiatric Emergencies

Removing 600 Bus Stops

Bus Service Is Slashed in Pierce and Snohomish Counties

Sources Say

The Political Equivalent of a Colonoscopy

School Board Election Debates

All the Incumbents and All the Challengers Go Head-to-Head at Town Hall on September 28

Last Days

The Week in Review

Worn Out

Leroy's Pimpy Menswear

Sports Blotter


‘Live! From the Last Night of My Life’



‘MilkMilk Lemonade’

Patte Loper


The Canterbury’s 35th Anniversary

Drunk of the Week

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Control Tower

I Love Television

Christina Ricci's Forehead


Savage Love Episode 258

Back To School 2011

The Stranger's 2011 Back to School Guide

Lindy West's Guide to Sex and Dating

Everything You Could Possibly Need to Know—Plus Abortion Stuff!

Christopher Frizzelle's Guide to Coming Out

You're Not Fooling Anyone—You're Gay, Okay?

Bethany Jean Clement's Guide to Immoderate Drinking

Advice About Hangovers, Vomiting, and Generally Going Too Far

Brendan Kiley's Guide to Drugs

Drugs Are Illegal and Dangerous, But if You're Going to Experiment, Here's How to Lower Your Risk of Addiction, Misery, and Death

Grant Brissey's Guide to Music

What to Listen to and How to Talk About It Without Sounding Like a Jerk

Jen Graves's Guide to Wandering Around Looking at Art

How to Get Free Looks (and Sometimes Free Wine)

Paul Constant's Guide to Reading Books

In Five Easy Steps

Goldy's Guide to Being Political Without Being an Asshole

(Not That He Would Know—Goldy Is the Biggest Asshole About Politics on The Stranger's Staff)

Megan Seling's Guide to Landmarks, Parks, and Sharks

A List of Places and Things in Seattle I Wish I Knew About When I First Moved to the City

Bethany Jean Clement's Guide to Food You Might Not Find on Your Own

Five Places to Eat Strange but Delicious Things

Charles Mudede's Guide to Utopia

You Will Never Have It Better Than How You Have It in College

Josh Potter's Guide to Dystopia

A Stranger Intern on Having Just Graduated College and Entering the Job Market Right Now