Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 1 - 7, 2012

Vol. 21, No. 48
Photo by Kelly O

Savage Love

Sex Etiquette

New Column!


Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry: Always Interesting, Never Insightful

Art House

The End of an Empire

Dark Horse: History Is Written by the Losers

Ruby Sparks: Building the Perfect Girlfriend (with Your Brain)


The Total Recall Remake Needs More Drugs

I Love Television

Honey Boo Boo of the Apocalypse

I, Anonymous

Squirm, Bitches


Please Eat Me

An Oral History of the Greasiest Punk Fest That Ever Was

John Cameron Mitchell Wants to Dance with Somebody

The Star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Director of Shortbus Brings His Queer Dance Party Mattachine to Seattle—One Night Only!

Up & Coming

Lose your rabid goblin every night this week!

Sound Check

Strong Killings Sip Apertifs, Think Funyuns

The World Was Their Öyster

Five Things About that Band that Wrote "(Don't Fear) the Reaper"

What's Crappening?

News, Reviews, and Puke

My Philosophy

The Physics, Nipsey Hussle, Flavr Blue, Elzhi,

Data Breaker

Substrata 1.2 Fest, Parallels, dBridge

The Homosexual Agenda

John Cameron Mitchell and the Mattachines

Never Heard of 'Em: Brian Eno

Poster of the Week

Posters by Dax Anderson and C.M. Ruiz


Fang Island, Zechs Marquise, Sharon Van Etten, Tennis


How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rent?

The Aging Musical Gets a Makeover

Heaving Bosoms in Cellblock Three!

The Femme-sploitation Prison Satire of Kittens in a Cage

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of August 1

Visual Art

Solar Power

On Seattle's Unrequited Love for the Sun


Enemies Foreign and Domestic

Dave Eggers and Ben Fountain Have Written Two of the Best Novels of the Year (So Far)

Tell Me More

And What Do You Do with Your Spare Time, Neal Stephenson?

Food & Drink

Happiest Hour

Mestizo Tequila Lounge and Grill

Going Out for Pizza

Ballard's Stylish New Outpost for the Great American Unifier

Chow Bio

Nick Simonton, Owner of Nick’s Off Market


Fear and Loving

Macklemore and Marriage Equality

The Domestication of Downtown

What the New Target Will Do to Second and Pike


Endorsements for the August 7 Primary Election (PLUS CHEAT SHEET!)

Vote Or We'll Kill You

Runaway Train

Eighteen dirty, noisy, car-stopping coal trains a day are barreling toward Seattle. And there may not be anything we can do to stop them.

Will the Bike Lobby Abandon the Mayor?

They Say That Under McGinn, Seattle Is "Slipping Behind" on Cycling Improvements

SPD's Big Job Opening

The City's Next Priority Is Choosing a Trustworthy Monitor to Oversee the Cops


The New Tax Form That Might Spell Doom for Romney

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Last Days

The Week in Review


Savage Love Episode 302


‘The Imposter’

The Royal Room


Savage Love Marriage Equality Burger

‘Farewell, My Queen’

Linda’s Fest

‘The Queen of Versailles’

Trainwreck: Bad Celebrity Memoir

Slideluck Potshow

Text From South Lake Union

Hidden Halfway Houses