Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 19 - 25, 2015

Vol. 24, No. 51
from their “Mad World” series, currently on view at the Factory / Lauren Max & Naomi Rincon

Savage Love

The Boyfriend Experience

New Column!

An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

From David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and Supreme Leader (Earth Division) of the Church of Scientology, Inc.


Finally, a Portrait of the Artist as a Teenage Girl

A Complex, Empathetic Adaptation of the Controversial Graphic Novel

Jellyfish Eyes Is Not for Those Whose Appetite for Japanese Popular Culture Is Not Inexhaustible

Brando's Penis Had Its Own Agenda

Listen to Me Marlon Offers a Privileged View of a Legend's Thoughts

Evel Is Straight Outta Butte, Montana

The Future Will Recognize The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet as Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Best Film After Amélie

I, Anonymous


My Philosophy

RIP, Sean Price

I, Anonymusic

Folk Taylor Swift

Mackned's Fifth

West Seattle Rapper's Latest Is Low on Serotonin, Lean on Lust, and Laced with Venom


Sister Kate's "Black Bottom"?

A Five-Minute Dance Performance Raises Temperatures and Questions

Cancel Your Plans and Go See the Funny, Sexy, Warm Revival of Pippin at the Paramount

Visual Art

Mary Anne Carter's Broadsides Do More Than Illustrate Poems

She Says She's Not a Poet, but Her Work Begs to Differ


Felicia Day: Less Weird Than She Thinks She Is (Actually)

The Buffy Actor's New Memoir Is Fascinating, but Not for the Reasons She Thinks

Octopuses Are Not Aliens

Nick Lane's New Book Explains Why

Food & Drink

The Man Behind the Menus

Yadesa Bojia Designed a Flag That Once Hung Behind Muammar el-Qaddafi. Now He Designs Menus for Some of Seattle's Ethiopian Restaurants.


An Interview with Mattathias Schwartz About “A Massacre in Jamaica”

The New Yorker staff writer talks about trying to accurately report the details of a massacre officials don’t want to discuss.

Person of Interest: Anastacia Tolbert

writer, performer, poet

The Making of a Memorial to an Unknown Number of People Killed in Jamaica

Ebony G. Patterson talks about her artwork made in response to the bloodiest day in Jamaica since its independence, prompted by a US extradition attempt gone horribly wrong.


Hey Seattleites, Stop Trying to "Save" Seal Pups

Every Year, Misguided Good Samaritans Snatch the Animals from West Seattle Beaches (It Usually Doesn't End So Well)

City Proposes a Massive Overhaul of Its Labor Laws

The Most Controversial Piece of a New Bill Would Close an Important Loophole for Low-Wage Workers—but Will the Business Community Stop It?

Last Days

Last Days: The Week in Review

Struggling Campaigns, Introspective Comics, and an Amazon Story for the Ages