Print Edition for the week of
Jul. 23 - 29, 2009

Vol. 18, No. 45

Savage Love

Word of Mouth

New Column!

I, Anonymous

"You're" "an" "Idiot"


Frog Season

French Movies Are Always Better Than Transformers, but This Is Not Always Enough

Lake Tahoe: Life on Pause

Orphan: Your Kid Is Not Special

The Ugly Truth: Ladies, Kill Yourselves Now



The Windmill Movie: Dying to Be an Artist

G-Force: This May Come as a Surprise, but the Talking Guinea Pigs Movie Is Not Good


Penis in Furs

An Interview with Freaky Punk Party Animal Nobunny

This Love Is Fucking Right

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Indie-Pop Perfection

Stereo Depravity

A Sonic Youth Mixtape That Takes the Scenic Way to Yr Skull

Shirtless, Peerless

An Interview with David Yow of the Jesus Lizard

Pop Goes the World

The Long, Strange Trip of (the) Gossip, That's Only Just Begun

Miss Shapes

Micachu & the Shapes Build Their Own Brand of Avant-Pop

Sucker Punches and Fruity Pounding

Future of the Left's Andy Falkous Says Some Things He's Going to Regret

Everything With You

An Extended Interview with the Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Capitol Hill Block Party 2009: The Bands

Party Crasher

The Gods Must Be Crazy

Data Breaker

Relcad and Potato-Finger's Challenging New Discs

It's a Hit

My Philosophy

Block Party and Breakfast Blunts

Poster of the Week

The Score

The New (Old) Turntablism


Saying Good-bye


The Twilight Zone: LIVE!

The L Word's Great-Aunt

Visual Art

Mud on the Leaves and Mud at the Root

Zoe Scofield in the Urban Forest

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Bitches, Bitchez! Why a 30-Year-Old Vulva Can't Do It All

In Art News

Yeah, It Is


The Unsexiest Legislator

Henry Waxman's New Book Should Be Fascinating—It Isn't

Food & Drink

Bar Exam

9 Million Etc.

An Embarrassment of Riches

Dear Seattle: Please Stop Opening Cupcake, Ice-Cream, Chocolate, and Candy Shops

The Happiest Hour

Cafe Venus and the Mars Bar


The Time I Accidentally Killed a Horse

A Confession


Oh, the Places We'll Go

Light Rail Has Shown Me Things I Never Knew Existed

Mysterious Motive

Were the South Park Stabbings a Hate Crime?

How His Garden Grows

Mayoral Candidate Mike McGinn Is Quite Contrary—and His Contrary Positions Are Really Smart

Should Nick Be Nervous?

Political Newcomer Jessie Israel's Brazen Campaign to Unseat Popular Lefty Nick Licata

Last Days


'This Is Me Sometimes'

Linda and Ron's Dad

Capitol Hill Block Party

Candidate Survivor

'St. Nick'

'Lake Tahoe'

BluWater Brunch

Howard Dean

I Love Television

2 Phat 4 TV

Public Editor

The Stranger: A Critical Overview

Drunk of the Week

The Sister-in-Law

Dear Science

Crossword Solution

Nine Across (July 23)

Crossword Puzzle

This Week's Puzzle

Nine Across (July 23)

Illustrated Comment of the Week