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

Vol. 21, No. 16

Savage Love

Good Friends


Random Remembrances While Watching Sting at the Paramount

It Was So Boring My Mind Drifted Back to a Bunch of '80s Pop Stars, a Stadium in Zimbabwe, and Two Swedish Girls

Cloud Burst

Cloud Nice Envelop the Earth in 2011

Up & Coming

Lose your underrated talents every night this week!

Genital Hospital Are More Than Just Good Old-Fashioned Pun

Sound Check

Nacho Picasso Is Dipping for Renaissance Cheese

Wounded Lion's IVXLCDM Makes Art in the Garage

Chuckletown, USA

A Little Ham for the Shut-Ins

Data Breaker

Best Electronic Music of 2011, in Six Tiny Slices

My Philosophy

Dyme Def Have Returned from Space with Yuk the World

The Homosexual Agenda

Everything Electric, Cool Yule, and Xmess

Poster of the Week

Poster by Sacha Maxim


Holiday Tunes from Swamp Meat and Forrest Friends


Vague and Permanent Discontent

Watching A Christmas Carol with Occupy in Mind

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of Dec 21

Visual Art

Robin Held Is Leaving the Frye

Will Her Position Be Cut?


In Defense of Cookbooks

Unlike Porn, Some Things Are Best Printed and Left on Your Kitchen Table

How Richard Dawkins Stole Christmas

Ruining the Holidays with a Children's Treasury of Atheism

New Column!

Christopher Hitchens “Nonplussed” at Finding Himself in Heaven

Food & Drink

Eat at the Blind Pig

Chalkboards and Sturgeon Where Sitka & Spruce Used to Be

Chow Bio

James Stofleth (Host) and Tori Brewster (Baker): Highline’s Cake-arokee

The Happiest Hour

Ravioli Station


Am Night Before Christmas

Poem by Hulk

Moss, Meth, and Mount Rainier

All I Want for Christmas Is to Forage in the Woods for Decorations


What Is SPD Thinking?

By Resisting Orders from the Department of Justice, Stubborn Cops May Be Inviting a Federal Lawsuit

Video Evidence

Pushing Back Against Claims of Police Brutality, SPD Reveals Footage of Protesters Throwing Stuff at Cops

Don't Donate to the Salvation Army

Those Bell-Ringers Are Raising Money for an Anti-Gay Organization—Donate Somewhere Else

Bag Ban Passes

Corporate Grocery Stores Could Be Key to the City's Latest Attempt to Restrict Plastic Bags

Sources Say

News Approved by the Dear Leader

Last Days

The Week in Review


Savage Love Episode 271

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Drunk of the Week

O Tannenbaum!


Silent Reading Party


Burke Artifact ID Day

Forever Young: The Films of François Truffaut

‘The Beat Is the Law’

The Off Hours Reading

Kate’s Pub Happy Hour

Seattle Symphony Plays ‘Doctor Atomic’

Dear Science

What Is Snot?

Worn Out

Anna Telcs: Sexy Cult Wear