Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 15 - 21, 2010

Vol. 19, No. 32

Savage Love

Judgment Day


You Kill Like a Girl

Kick-Ass Almost Kicks Ass


I Can't Stay Mad at You, Rotting Corpse Arm!

Art House

Barking Water

Death at a Funeral: Comedy About Death Signals Death of Comedy

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky: Breaking the Enchantment

The Life of the World to Come: For Mountain Goats Superfans Who Have Never Seen the Mountain Goats

The Joneses: It Would’ve Made Great TV

I, Anonymous


Careering Again

John Lydon and the Unlikely Rise of Post-Punk Pioneers PiL

Happy When Skies Are Gray

Dark Time Sunshine's Rupturous, Voluptuous Vessel

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

Record Store Day vs. the Internet, Round Three

It's a Hit

New Singles from Mark E and Umek

Data Breaker

Mutant-Techno Invasion by Akufen and Stephen Beaupré

My Philosophy

A Fuck-Ton of New Local Hiphop

The Score

A Jazz Explosion and an Organ Improvisation

Poster of the Week

Poster by Lisa Dank

Party Crasher

Eschewing Bubble Rules, Playing Flaming Tetherball


Sub Pop Wants to Give You Free Money


Phoning It In

Watching Theater in Second Life

Yoshimi Meets the Rocketeer

A Poppy Dance-Play About Forbidden Love and Robots

Visual Art

Text Message from Pennsylvania

The Secret Life of a Jeff Koons Sculpture in a Town of 6,000


The Art of Photographing Photographs


Constant Reader

Cartooning About Art and Commerce

The Silent-Reading Party

On the Unexpected Sexiness of Many People Quietly Reading and Drinking in Public

"Making art does become a war of attrition"

James Sturm on Teaching Cartooning, Cofounding The Stranger, and How Comics Aren't Disposable Anymore

Food & Drink

Super Dave's Super Sushi

He's Got What You've Been Looking For

The Happiest Hour

The Lookout on Capitol Hill


The Law that Targets "Strange" People on the Street

How Homeless People Became Pawns in City Council Member Tim Burgess's Fight for Power, Money, and Control of City Hall


Mad Haters

Angry Tea Partyers in Yakima want to distance themselves from the man who allegedly threatened to kill Patty Murray. But he sure sounds a lot like them.

Police Beat

And the Lord Said, “Smoke Some Crack Tonight”

Crossword Puzzle

This Week's Puzzle

Pencil Men (Apr. 15

Crossword Solution

Pencil Men (Apr. 15

Dear Science

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

I Love Television

Torn Between Three Lovers


Growing, Eric Copeland

Rebecca Skloot


Sean Johnson

'Demolition Man'

Tamarind Tree

Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke

Block Party for Elliott Bay

Last Days

The Week in Review


Baseball. . .

Typography Fail

Why I Love A General-Interest Bookstore with a Good Art Section

Part Of The Problem

Return to the Nexus of Art and Nature

Texas Protects Traditional Marriage...

Jeff Smith on De-Bone-ing a School Library

Trans Student Suspended from Same School in Mississippi That Canceled Prom, Later Hounded Out of Town

SL Letter of the Day: Just The Way You Are

Culinary Revolution in Georgetown

It's Like 1984 All Over Again

Lunchtime Quickie: Canadian Kid Kissing

The Morning News: McGinn, Bisexuals, and a "Fuck You" Choir

Do You Want to Get Totally Annoyed?

Useless Books I Have Gotten in the Mail, Part 20: Girlfriends Are Lifesavers

Do You Like Free Books? Do You Like Booze?

Inside Seattle's Guatemalan Book Dealer Gang Epidemic

New iPhone Model Leaked, Probably Real

Mayor McGinn Will Veto Aggressive-Soliciation Bill if Possible

Beached Whale In West Seattle

Betting on Physical Books

The Moral Majority in Africa

Freshly Ground Black People: "Why Anyone Would Be Offended, We Don't Know"

Reading Tonight: We've All Been Raptured to Book-Heaven

Lunchtime Quickie: Shake Weighting

Good News for the Catholic Church!

Key Bank Robbed at Fourth Avenue and Union Street Earlier Today

Parents Against the Chihuly Museum

Mitt Romney: Man of the Tea-ple?

Are Soundgarden Playing a Secret Show Tomorrow Night?

Roy Ashburn Gets Hard Time

Celebrate 420 by Getting Smarter!

How's That Hatey, Crazy Stuff Working Out For Ya?

Tahoe 911 Bomb Squad

Opposition to Aggressive-Solicitation Bill Keeps Growing

Talkin' Trash With Kathy Lambert

SL Letter of the Day: CL Wanker


Today in New Publishing Models, Part 1

Is Barbara Kingsolver "affraid to make such white-day robberies?"

But Will She Sue?

Scent of a Woman

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

The Morning News: British Anti-Semites, Barfy New Jerseyites, Self-Righteous Cilantrophobes

The Morning News: Catholic Shame, Nazi Hate, and Gay Triumph

Reading Today: Cartoons and Suicide Notes

Hung On The Cross

D.C. Approves Marijuana Distribution Centers

The Closing and Hosing of John Grade's 'Elephant Bed'

On the Eighth Day, God Tagged the Universe

Anybody Here Care About Hockey?

Confronting the Competition

Suicide Isn't Funny

Lawmakers Slam Burgess's Aggressive-Solicitation Bill

This Guy Gets To Decide Who's On the Human Rights Commission?

Polling the Tea Party

Required Reading for Readers

This Week in The Stranger

Jade Pagoda Building: An Empty Shell No Longer

Before the Vote

The Morning News: Goldman, Going Big, and Going After Sin

Today in Planning Ahead

First Class, Bitches!

Perfect Weather for Sitting by a Fire

Big Day in Baseball History

Putting Our Bodies On The Line

It is 10:00 a.m. You May Now Go Buy a Book.

Bitches: Is There Anything That Isn't Their Fault?

The Twibary of Congress

O’Brien Will Vote Against Aggressive-Solicitation Bill

Breaking: Bike Missing Wheel

What are Some Good Examples of Typical American Cuisine?

Jack Herer, R.I.P.

Required Viewing

Line Out is Crazy Today

SL Letter of the Day: Sheet Storm

LOST Tarot


Flickr Photo of the Day

Call Me Quagmire

Currently Hanging: Eli Hansen and Oscar Tuazon

This Shit Is Starting To Freak Me Out

Fran's, Intl.

Hitler Sought Jesus-Powers

The Real Question about the Mariners Slogging this Year

"When they got them out they were dead."

Mike Huckabee's Very Bad Week

46th District Democrats Vote Overwhelmingly to Oppose Burgess's Aggressive-Solicitation Bill

Crime in the Age of the Global

DADT and Military Intelligence

I Get Letters

Metro Natural!

Where Are the Best French Fries in Seattle?

Leg Wrestling in Fremont

Rape a Child...

This Week in Film: Kick-Ass

Frigid Wallabies

BREAKING: Mariner Has a Penis

Are You Packed with $300 Worth of Talent?

Reading Tonight: Constraints and Book Clubs

Lunchtime Quickie: Heg Eyes!

The Week in Alleged Booze Heists

Good News: Greg Lundgren to Re-Open Vito's on Madison

The Spy Who Flunked Me, Cont.

Janice Langbehn on Anderson Cooper

So That's What a Random Assault Onboard a Metro Bus Looks Like

Gabourey Sidibe Hosts SNL: The Promos

The Swedish Evening News: Stuff Happens

Dear Oddfellows...

Dear Science: The Origins of Democracy and A New Meaning of Kissing

Deputy Mayor Fujii to Resign

An Unfunctional But Ornamental Race

Octopus Attack with a Happy Ending*

This Week in the Music Section: Johnny Rotten...A Hippie?

Where Are The Marching Bands?

Groups Unite to Demand Funding for Bike, Ped, and Transit Improvements

Today in Anonymous Relationship Advice

It's 4/20: Come See a State Supreme Court Judge, a State Senator, the City Attorney, and a Defense Lawyer Talk About How to Legalize Pot

Obesity is Structural

This Is Pretty

Reading Tonight: Decide Between John Edwards or Barack Obama

Tomorrow Night at Central Cinema: Strangercrombie Made Good

Lobbyist for Taxi Companies Pleads the Fifth, UPDATED

Is There An IQ Test You Have To Fail In Order To Adopt a Pit Bull?

It's Tax Day: What Did You Pay / Get Back?

Tonight: Lunatic Farmer Joel Salatin Tells You What's What

History in the Making, or Libertarians Make Sense for the First Time Ever!

Queer Youth Space: "Not Shackled to the Grant"

What I Did on Spring Break

A Win-Win for McGinn

The Morning News

Sally Bagshaw Holds Up Public Bidding on Chihuly Museum Site

Sonoma County Officials: Clay Assaulted Harold

Mad Haters

The Morning News: Crushing, Greening, and Heckling

On Gay Superhero Parties, Superhero Misogyny, and a Disappointing Ass-Kicking

Money From Stalin Funds the Tea Party Today

Elderly Gay Couple Forcibly Separated, Abused, Robbed By County Officials in California

Reading Today: A Bad Author and a Good Poet

I'd Go To This If I Could

You'll Never Get Away From Me

Re: Currently Hanging: A Bronze Sculpture Without a Label (That I Could Find)

Foster Parent Agency in Maryland Discriminates Against...

Good Job, Amazon

Legal Experts: Aggressive Solicitation Bill Unconstitutional

The 1.7 Million Dollar Man

Do You Tip When You Get Take-Out?

Say It Ain't So, 'Mo

I Wish It Were April Fool's Today

Inaccurate Reporting in The Stranger? An E-mail Exchange With Rob McKenna Spokesperson Janelle Guthrie.

4/19 Truthers!

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

Mr. Microphone Controls the Party Bitchez, Ya Heard?

Meaningless Statistic

Lunchtime Quickie: Japanese Critter Kissing

Looks Like Fun

Proposed Income Tax Would Discriminate Against Domestic Partners

The Morning News

This Week in Film: Am I Right?

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

The DADT Protest, The White House Freakout

Bumbershoot's New Economy Ticket

Aggressive Soliciation Bill Appears Dead

Headline of the Day

More Horse Sex

This Week in the Music Section: Vessels and Bosoms!

This One Smells Like an Erotic Thriller

Scott Baio Vs. Lesbian Shit Asses: It's On

Bad Anonymous News

Depressing—But Required—Reading

Confidential to the City Council

Today in Book-Banning: Funnybook Edition

President Orders U.S. Hospitals to Recognize Gay Relationships

Aussie Racism Is Alive and Twittering

Three District Democratic Groups Vote to Oppose Burgess's Bill

The Trustworthiness of Beards

City Leaders Consider Lawsuit if Aggressive Soliciation Bill Passes

Up There

The Straight Dope About Pot

The SEC Strikes Back

A Review of Last Night's Soundgarden Reunion Show

Reading Tonight: Weird Science

Dan, You're Worrying About the Wrong Fault Line

Meanwhile in Portland

Note to Architectural Photographers

Why They're Hollering

Mike O'Brien: He Opposed Panhandling Penalties When He Ran for Office But Now Says He Will Vote for Them

Mayor McGinn Sure to Veto Anti-Panhandling Bill, Force Council to Vote Again

Tonight in Jokes: Rory Scovel at the Comedy Underground

Currently Hanging: Carl Jung's Mental Break, Or Art for When You're Stoned at the Bookstore

Meanwhile in Oklahoma

Flickr Photo of the Day

Organized Crime and Books: It Gets Worse

The Future of Books

America's Most Powerful Union President to Resign

Hillary for SCOTUS? Bill Approves.

What He Said

You Have to Read Dominic Holden's Piece This Week About How Homeless People Have Become Pawns in Tim Burgess's Fight for Control of City Hall

How Much Did President Obama Pay in Taxes?

Seattle Gets $20 Million for Energy Conservation

Repent: Coronal Mass Ejection Heading Our Way

Courtney Love Is Dead

Multigenerational Households Are Up, Retail Sales Are Up

A Preview of What Rob McKenna's Going to Argue at the U.S. Supreme Court Next Week

Council Member Rasmussen Overrides Tunnel Concerns Raised by Local Advocates

Didn't Get Tickets to Tonight's Sold Out Soundgarden Show?

The City Wants to Hear from the Under-30 Crowd

Blaming the Lithe, Limber Victims

Now That We've Established There are Some Hockey Fans in the House...

Virtually Theater

Alex Chilton Didn't Have Health Care

What Is Your Checklist for Last Night?


This Week in Film: Death at a Funeral

Mike O'Brien Is a Pushover

Flickr Photo of the Day

The Spy Who Flunked Me

Let's Be Honest.

Preferable to Catholic Priest Ken

Lunatic at Large

DADT Protesters Heckle The President at a Fundraiser in DC

Rainbows Are Possible

Mike O'Brien vs. Mike O'Brien

Week in Review

Today in New Publishing Models, Part 2

Today in Mariners' History

Currently Hanging: A Bronze Sculpture Without a Label (That I Could Find)

Supreme Court Scraps Ban On "Crush" Videos

Who Will Lead SEIU? Challenger Gains Momentum Against Stern Favorite

It's Not the Crime, It's the Cover Up

Illustrated Comment of the Week