Print Edition for the week of
Feb. 4 - 10, 2015

Vol. 24, No. 23

Savage Love

What Would You Do?


Boobs, Booze, and Black People Hair: A Very Thorough Review of Black or White

If You Don’t Like Spoilers, Don’t Read This Review. (If You Don’t Like Kevin Costner, Go Ahead.)

The Best Part of Jupiter Ascending Is the Paperwork

The Wachowskis Deliver a Dumb, Pretty, Maddening Mess of a Space Opera

Concerning Violence: A Documentary About the How the Oppressed in Africa Put a Hurt on Their Oppressors

Seventh Son Is the Worst Kind of Fantasy Film

A Checked-Out Julianne Moore and a Kind-of-Fun Jeff Bridges Anchor the Most Forgettable Movie You’ll See This Month

The Duke of Burgundy: Let's Play Master and Servant

Play: A Movie About Bad Black Boys in Sweden

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: SpongeBob Still Exists. He Shouldn't.

I, Anonymous

Zero Stars


I Tried to Interview Ariel Pink, but I Interviewed Zach Galifianakis Instead

We Also Discussed Nikki Sixx's Soul Patch

The Beautiful, Whole-Note Simplicity of the Great Jeffrey Osborne

They Don’t Make ’Em Like Him Anymore

Never Heard of 'Em

Throwing Muses

My Philosophy

Black History, Black Worth, and Boosie

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners

Zulu Throwdown, Improv Music, Chocolate, Booze, and Claymation

Scene and Heard

Music News from the 206 and Beyond

The Homosexual Agenda

Data Breaker

Poster of the Week

Poster by Chelsea Wirtz

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of Feb 4


Beyond the Fringe (Festival) with Locally Grown

Low-Tech, Low-Budget, Lo-cal Theater

Visual Art

Art and Labor Converge in Rodrigo Valenzuela's Future Ruins

Deconstructing Seattle's Construction Boom


Finally, a Novel About Bigfoot That Really Gets It Right

The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac Is Shame-Free Magical Realism

Food & Drink

The Unassuming Splendor of Pop Pop Thai Street Food

From Secret Sauces to Rose-Colored Soup, Pop Pop Serves Dishes You Won't Find Anywhere Else in Seattle


A Menu Full of Turkish Delight

Eater's Digest

New Restaurants in Ballard and Capitol Hill, Chef Edouardo Jordan to Open Salare in Ravenna


When a Jury with No Black People on It Puts a Black Man Away for the Rest of His Life

King County Has a Diversity Problem in Its Jury Selection Process, and Lovett Chambers Believes It's the Reason He'll Die in Prison

If a Black Man Kills a White Cop, Can He Ever Get a Fair Death-Penalty Trial?

New Research Suggests That the Jury-Selection Process Results in More Racist Juries

My Family's Connection to Our Town, One of the Most Misunderstood Plays Ever Written

P.S. Strawberry Theatre Workshop's Production Is the Best I've Ever Seen


Everyone in Olympia Has a Pot Plan

But the One Gaining Traction Is Terrible

Officer Cynthia Whitlatch's Conduct Shows SPD Needs Systemic Reform

But Negotiations with the Union Aren't Promising

Last Days

Last Days: The Week in Review

Taciturn Athletes, Rap-Related Fatalities, and a New Addition to the Pantheon of Awesome Seattle Losers

I Love Television

Looks Good/Won't Be Good