Print Edition for the week of
May. 7 - 13, 2009

Vol. 18, No. 34

Savage Love

Bliss Con

New Column!

I, Anonymous

You Literally Stink


On Screen

Star Trek: Almost as Good as Wrath of Khan!

On Screen

The Limits of Control: Jim Jarmusch's Existential Spy Thriller

On Screen

Goodbye Solo: Global Cinema in the American South

On Screen

Lymelife: Ticked Off in Suburbia


Quotes of Girlfriends Past


Album Review

The Vaselines: Enter the Vaselines

Strange Brew

The Extrafine Grind of Local Hiphop Duo Fresh Espresso

Shoegays Rock and the Pop Narcotic

Erik Blood's Sonic Valentines to the World

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

Three Shows vs. My MBV Hangover

Album Review

Magik Markers: Balf Quarry

Data Breaker

Dietrich Schoenemann and Erictronic

It's a Hit

New Singles from Slumberland Records

Party Crasher

Celebrity Monsoon

My Philosophy

Rude Rejuvenation

Poster of the Week

The Score

Bollocks on the Pulitzer


POP425 Showcases the Eastside's Emerging Talent

New Column!

Eat a Bag of Dicks, by American Idol's Taylor Hicks


Why Not Us?

Two of the country's smartest, weirdest, sexiest festivals happen in small cities: Portland and Austin. Seattle has no excuse.

Visual Art

Communication Breakdown

A Recent Debacle in Olympia Illustrates How Not to Pick Public Art

In Art News

The American Prospect


New in Books

Karate Bride Kicks Poetry's Ass

New in Books

Subway Art: A Giant, and Great, Artifact

New in Books

Love as Always, Kurt: The Secret Vonnegut Is the Public Vonnegut

Food & Drink

The End of Baconmania

Our Long Coronary Nightmare Is Almost Over

Bar Exam

American Frontier

The Happiest Hour

Charlie's Bar and Grill


Conspicuous Consumption

How I Became the Sort of Person Who Can Eat 23 Spring Rolls in Two Minutes


Gone the Way of the SUV

Malls Have No Place in Seattle's Urban Landscape


What We Learned from the Swine-Flu Panic

A Stranger Q&A with King County Executive candidate Fred Jarrett

Concrete Jungle

Mariners Claim Parking Lots and Overpasses Are Parks and Open Space

A Stranger Q&A with King County Executive candidate Ross Hunter

Last Gasp

Conservatives Opposed to the Domestic-Partnership Bill Make It Official

First to the Panic Button

The Kirkland Start-Up That Sounded the Swine-Flu Alarm

Re: Circulation

What Do the New Seattle Times Circulation Numbers Mean?

In the Hall

East End Boys

Last Days

The Week in Review


Flight of the Conchords

'This American Life—Live!'

'Goodbye Solo'

The Vaselines

'High Living'

Stranger Gong Show

Iain Pears

Giant Magnet International Variety Show

I Love Television

Farewell, Sweet Mustache

Control Tower

Kink Bloopers

Drunk of the Week

Crossword Solution

To the Nines (May 7)

Crossword Puzzle

This Week's Puzzle

To the Nines (May 7)

Illustrated Comment of the Week