Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 22 - 28, 2010

Vol. 19, No. 33

Savage Love

All Apologies


Creative Destruction

Ajami Starts with a Shove and Ends with a Shovel

Oceans: I Literally Learned Nothing

Nutting Up

Single Motherhood and The Back-Up Plan

You’ve Been Losered, Bitch

Six Paragraphs About The Losers, in No Particular Order


Chick Flicks

I, Anonymous

Battered and Fried


Is She Wierd

The Return of Jenn Ghetto's Sad-Bastard Solo Act S

This Is Rocket Science

Wehrwolve's Highbrow Star Trekking

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

The Understated Majesty of the xx

It's a Hit

New Singles from MGMT, Lady Gaga, and More

Data Breaker

Rave on It's Hyper, Happy Glow Shtick

My Philosophy

E-40, State of the Artist, WD4D, and More

The Score

Cranky, Suspicious Peter Garland: The Real Thing


Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band News (and More!)

Poster of the Week

Poster by Shana Cleveland

Party Crasher

Celebrating 26 the Frida Kahlo Way


Dance: 10, Book: 3

Music Saves the Day in 5th Avenue's On the Town

Show Stopper at the Seattle Rep

An Iliad So Intense, One Lady Begged It to End

Burlesque Box

Bad Motor Booty

Visual Art

A Q&A with Mayor Mike McGinn

What Kind of Art Does Your Mayor Actually Like?

Are You Our Guy?

What Mike McGinn's Mayoralty Means for the Arts


Winning the Race

A Review of a White Man's Overview of a Black President's Life

Made for Walking

Strolling Around Manhattan with Two Poets

Constant Reader

A Block Party for a Bookstore

Food & Drink

Hot Lunch

Discussing Student Food, Chicken Nuggets, and Reality TV with the Head of Seattle Public School's Nutrition Services

Chow Bio

Jason Stratton of Spinasse

The Happiest Hour

Sluggers Bar & Grill


The Landscape of Irony

Hanford Site is not just a radioactive catastrophe. It's an ecological paradise.

Death and Graffiti

A Tour Through a Tomb in Sodo—and What It Has to Do with Banksy's New Movie


Brave New Waterfront

Fresh Blood Brings New Life to a Decadelong Debate on What to Do with the Waterfront

Keeping the Machine Broken

Beating Back a Flawed Aggressive-Panhandling Bill Entailed Beating Conservative Money—Again

Mystery Man

How Republican Dino Rossi's Refusal to Declare His Candidacy Hurts Him and Helps Patty Murray

Illustrated Comment of the Week

Crossword Puzzle

Three Beers (April 22)

Crossword Solution

Drunk of the Week

A Caption Contest!

Public Editor

Stranger Public Editor and OSHA Board of Governors Member (Retired)

Control Tower

I Love Television

Stephen Hawking Gets More Tail Than Me


Chauney Peck


Emerald City Soul Club Presents: Talcum

Key Lime Pie at the Night Kitchen

Neil Innes


'The Eclipse'

Sherman Alexie and PEN Authors

Last Days

The Week in Review


The Week in Shoplifting

43rd District Dems Oppose Aggressive Panhandling Bill

Now That's a Financial Reform Speech

Not the SL Letter of the Day

The Alleged Banksy at the Harvard Exit: I'm A Doubter

Chicken Cannibalism

Superintendent Tim Gallagher Resigns from Seattle Parks Department

Is That a Tiny Horse?

What Do You Do More: Sex, Dancing, or Photography?

The Opera Gloves Come Off In Pennsylvania

No "SL Letter of the Day" Today

Opening Today on Capitol Hill: Cheese, Glorious Cheese!

What He Said

Ideology Today: Graffiti and the Oppression of the Middle Class

Slog's New Mascot?

Youth Pastor Watch

Garbage Strike Already in the Can

Bruce Harrell Slams Seattle Times for Claiming That He Doesn't Understand Public-Safety Problems for Women

Boobquake, Art Edition

This Saturday: The Stranger Gong Show

Blood On Your Handset

Lunchtime Quickie: Today in Retro "Viral" Videos

What The Hell Happened To South Park Last Night?

This Is How You Celebrate Earth Day

Senator Kline to Mediate Ex-Felon Housing Dispute

Mary Kay Henry, California Nurse Organizer, Will Be New SEIU Chief

Battle of the Funny Words

What If Tea Party Protesters Were...

The Morning News

Seattle Parks and Recreation Knows How to Creep Things Up

Garbage Strike Standstill

The Morning News

SL Letter of the Day: Another Satisfied Customer

Flickr Photo of the Day

Your New Sushi Superhero: Super Dave*

White House Backed Away From DADT Repeal Days After President Promised to Scrap Policy "This Year" In His SOTU Address

KING 5 Takes Money in Exchange for Editorial Content

Reading Today: Walking and Talking

New Restaurants and Bars: Benbow, Bisato, Burgers, and More

One Less Republican Challenging Murray

Reading Tonight: Him Again?

How'd That Happen?

Courtney Love Killed by Pit Bull

Dan Savage Will Start Answering Questions at Noon

Porn for SEC

Aggressive Solicitation Isn't a Women's Issue

Get Your Ass off the Couch

What Will Become of Lawrimore Project?

Poll: Voters Want to Create Income Tax for the Rich, Fix Regressive Taxes for Poor and Middle Class, and Eliminate the B&O Tax for Small Businesses—So Why the Hell Hasn't the Legislature Done It?

Currently Hanging: Ellen Ziegler

Required Listening

Boobquake, Art Edition

Maybe You Should've Thought About How Your State Was Still Reeling From The Recession...

"Like it or not, you can't just quit."

Ruining Your Afternoon

Slog Commenter Book Report: Enigma Goes Mad for The Book of William

State Sen. Darlene Fairley Calls It Quits, Says, "Life Is Too Short"

Flickr Photo of the Day

WTF Mariners and Arizona suggestion . . .


Today in Absurd: IHOP's Latest Enfattening Effort

All the Supreme Court's Friends (And a Question: Why Isn't the Seattle Times One of Them?)

Something's Coming, Something Good...

Check Out Professor Mark Kleiman Talk About How to Reduce Crime and Reduce Punishment Tonight at Town Hall

This Week in the Music Section: Wehrwolve

Democratic Source Slams Not-Yet-Published King 5 Poll That Allegedly Shows Rossi Beating Murray

Boobquake, Art Edition

McKenna's Chances Before the Supreme Court? Hard to Call.

This Happened to Me Last Night.

Currently Hanging: Adam Satushek

Pretend to Drink This Broken Glass for Mummy, Darling

Brave New Waterfront

Lunchtime Quickie: Pony vs. Girl vs. Ostrich vs. Dad

Your Sunday Sermon

Boobquake, Book Edition


Novella Review: A Happy Man

How Much Do You Want an iPad?

Your Purell Won't Save You from E. coli

'The Art of Marketing Art in the Age of Total Economic Annihilation'

The Stranger Gong Show: The Countdown Continues

Boobquake, Art Edition

M's, current and former

SL Letter of the Day: It's After The Dump

Where Did All the Funnybook Porn Go?

So That's What That Huge Kaboom Was About

Where's My Jetpack?

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Creeps and Robbers

Giant Baby Made Out of Meat

Cussing at Amazon, Kissing Their Readers

Arizona Plates? Your Papers, Please.

Bill Gates Sr. Thinks Petition Signatures Should Stay Secret, Doesn't Much Like the Initiative Process Anyway

Bread and Circuses

Belgian Priest Admits Abuse, Resigns

State Income Tax Campaign Refiles Initiative—But Still Gathering Signatures For Now

The First Pill Designed to End Premature Ejaculation

Why Doesn't He Call It "Salog?"

You Should Read the New Issue of n+1

Lunch Date: The Slap

The Morning News: Trash, Tea, and Taxes

Make Your Own E-Books

Dead-Slogging the Mariners in Chicago

The Morning News

Paul F. Tompkins Coming to Re-Bar

The Boycott Last Time

Tomorrow is a Brighter Day: Tron for Real

SL Letters of the Day: False Rape Accusations Are Inexcusable

A Muslim Leader in Kenya Might Force Football Fans to Cross a Crocodile-infested River

A Far Cry from Woodward & Bernstein

Christian Sex Advice: Think of Your Spouse as a Filthy Toilet...

Dan Savage Comes to Questionland Tomorrow

Today in the Increasingly Violent Messages from the Far Right

Man Robbed at Machete-Point Next to Lake Union

It's the Weekend: Get Your Ass Off the Couch

Mayor Says We Don’t Necessarily Need to Hire More Cops to Improve Public Safety

Three SPD Officers Selected as Semifinalists for Seattle's Next Police Chief

You're a Lucrative Intellectual Property, Charlie Brown

The Good News

I'm Glad Charles Burns Is Not a Photographer

You Should Only Be a Little Excited That California May Legalize Marijuana in Seven Months

The Morning News: Fungus, Oil, and Crazy

"Recipe Suggestions for Coffee and Booze Drinks?"

Herding Porcupines

Found in the Office

Um... South Park...

Currently Giving Her Show Away: Chauney Peck

Reading Tonight: LOLZ and PENs

Five Sentences from My Review of The Losers

Boobquake, Art Edition

Currently Hanging (and Spilling): Catherine Grisez

Glenn Beckwatch: He Should Try to Trademark Nazism

Intolerant Islamist Douchebags...

Lusty Lady Announces Going-Out-of-Business Play Day Bash

Council Chides Mayor for Delaying Police Hiring

Don't Click on this Link!!!


Useless Books I Have Gotten in the Mail, Part 21: Emails from an A**Hole

Reading Tonight: Shut Up!

Correction: The Seattle Times Comany Did File an Amicus Brief Defending Washington State's Public Records Act

Cumulonimbus Clouds Over Africa

From the Front Lines of Crazy

Who's the Better Festival Meme?

Boobquake, Art Edition

Chimps and Death

Spaghetti and Meatball Cake: The Wrongness

Today in Regrettable Improvised Desserts: The Muddy Jungle

Reading Tonight: Ignoring Greil Marcus on Van Morrison

Need to Relax?

The Joni Balter Drag Race Challenge. (Or, I Accept!)

This Week in The Stranger

"That Night We Made Love Now Officially Cost Me $325 in Parking Tickets and a Stolen Bicycle Wheel. Totally Worth It."

Classic Funnies

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Zombie Raccoons Are Going to Eat You

Today in Immigration, Civil Rights, Arizona, and the Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles

You're Doing E-Books Wrong

Week in Review

Toronto Market Forces Strikes a Blow for Sexual Morality

Reading Tonight: Obama Fantasy-Land and a Hip Hop Salon

The Morning News

Mississippi Goddamn: High School Erases Lesbian Student From Yearbook

What Is Dino Rossi Up To?

This Week in the Music Section: The Return of Jenn Ghetto, S, and Carissa's Wierd

Shut Down! Baja Fresh in Bellevue

Save the Date: Verse Chapter Verse on Friday, May 14th

"Great old school tween movie?"

Lunchtime Quickie: Today in White Lady Christian Rap

"Could a Significant Earthquake Set Off Mt. Rainier?"

Reading Tonight: Of Steinbeck and Hoboes

Harry Wappler, RIP

Catholic Church Stonewalls Maine TV Station on My Excommunication Status

Meanwhile in Kentucky

Seattle Center Opens Public Bidding Process for Chihuly Museum Site

Boobquake, Art Edition

Cities Have Graffiti

Microsoft's PR Department Must Be Shitting Their Pants Right Now

Window Washers Dangling, 35 Stories Up, in Downtown Seattle

What He Said

Everybody Knows That Chris Ware Is a Genius...

Slog, Meet Your Future Babies

A Simple Priest Rapist

Get Your Ass off the Couch

This Week in Film: Ajami

Smoked Out

No Excuses Now!

This Week in Film: Oceans

Tomorrow: Rob McKenna's Big Day in Court on Behalf of Washington's Open Records Act

Today in Random Video Mashups

Does Poster Giant Suck?

Restore Stephen Baldwin!

Weird, Neat

It's All Over Except the Legislating

The King 5 Poll on Murray vs. Rossi

Just In Time For Spring: Free Gardening Advice

A Study on Black Empathy

"This is Alabama. We speak English."

This Week in Reinventing the American Musical

Something Called the NFL Draft Starts Today

Please Don't Blow Up Slog!


Children's Hospital Expansion Deadline Passes Unchallenged

GetEQUAL Strikes Again

Today, and Yesterday, In Mariners' History

What Is Elisa Hahn Wearing in this News Segment?

Reading Today: Autism and Poetry

Aspiring Career Criminal Busted For Robbery of Criminally Stupid Pit Bull Owner

What's Worse: Sock-Puppetry, or Blaming Your Wife for Sock-Puppetry?

Arizona & Virginia: First They Came For The Blah Blah Blah...

E-Cards and Metal Detectors

Two Black Eyes and a Conflicted Heart

McGinn: Don't Break This Promise Again

City Attorney Pete Holmes Asks State Supreme Court to Withdraw AG McKenna's Anti-Health-Care Lawsuit

New Favorite Thing This Hour: Cheesebush!

The Columbia River and Wonderous Humans

Ken Hutcherson vs. The Day of Silence

Tax the Rich

Call Me Old Fashioned...

What You See If You Go to Revolution Muslim's Website

Because Owning a Bookstore in Pioneer Square Isn't Hard Enough...

Boobquake, Art Edition

I Do Go On

Comedy Tonight to Benefit Vera Project

We Haven't Forgotten About You, Itawamba Agricultural

Worship Pastor Watch

Now This Is Going Up on the Wall Outside Our Office

Mayor's Veto Will Hold With Burgess on Vacation

Best New Chef: Jason Stratton of Spinasse

Boycott Arizona

Lunchtime Quickie: Today in Lousy Communist Cockroaches

Seattle Times Angry That McGinn Ignores Them

Those Wacky Thieves

Our Graffiti Is Better Than Your Graffiti

We Can Haz Banksy?

And Arizona Strikes a Blow for Stupidity, Police-State Tactics, Racial Profiling...

Boobquake, Art Edition

Crying Is Toxic for Baby Brains

Public Hearing on Citywide Budget Cuts Tomorrow

Americans: Economy Still Bush's Fault

The Path Forward: An LGBT Leadership Town Hall

The Stranger Gong Show: The Countdown Begins

It's a... Russian!

The Morning News

Final Boss Level: Supreme Court

A "Savage Love" Letter From Arizona

Scalia to Those Who Want to Keep Petition Signatures Secret: What Happened to "Civic Courage"?