Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 29 - May. 5, 2010

Vol. 19, No. 34

Savage Love



Tehran Rock City

Basements, Beats, and Beatings in No One Knows About Persian Cats

Roman Holiday

Four Grannies, a Motorbike, and the Bearable Lightness of Being

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Don’t Fall Asleep!!! But Good Luck Not Falling Asleep

I, Anonymous

Beware of Grandpa


Another Greener World

Eluvium Drops a Balm on You

Revisionist History

Everybody Was in the French Resistance... Now! Correct the Mistakes of Pop Music

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

More Sputtering Praise for Los Campesinos!

It's a Hit

New Singles from Andrew W.K., the HotRats, and Shelby Lynne

Data Breaker

New Releases by FlyLo, Prins Thomas, Mark Van Hoen, and Vex'd

My Philosophy

Remembering Guru of Gang Starr

The Score

A Big Week: 35 Crashing Chords and a 12-Hour Concert

Poster of the Week

Leonardo Hartomo

Party Crasher

The Jobless Skool Kids Can Now Afford Booze!


Something Endearing and Something Evil


Arid, Extra Dry

"Awesome" and the Underdeveloped West

One Week, Four Dances

Sex, Death, Party, and Forgery

Burlesque Box

Begging and Stealing with Ben DeLaCreme

Theater News

The Stranger's New Pay-for-Play Theater Coverage

Visual Art

Where's All the Arts Patrons At?

Lawrimore Project's Troubles and the Struggle to Be Extraordinary in Seattle Art


Constant Reader

An Untoward Destination

Deleted Scenes

Elaine Pagels on the Gnostic Gospels and Why the Catholic Church Causes Pedophilia

Ten-Word Book Reviews: Comics!

Food & Drink

Sorrow at the Dojo

Dumpling Disappointment Is Extra Disappointing

Chow Bio

Pat McCarthy of DeLaurenti's

Happiest Hour

Downtown's Gothic Noc Noc


The Kinktrepreneurs

Seattle's Other Urban Craft Uprising

What Are You Doing? Fashion & Style Edition

The Stranger walks in on an underwear maker, a window dresser, a dressmaker, a stripper, some nightlife freaks, a satanic-apparel designer, a buyer at Crossroads, a dead-person's-junk salesman, and others.


Payday Pushback

Immigrant Workers and City Leaders Prepare to Take On Wage Thieves

Pay for Play

KING 5 Takes Money in Exchange for Editorial Content

Tax Me, I’m Rich!

An Interview with Bill Gates Sr., Promoter of Income Taxes for the Wealthy

Crossword Puzzle

Covering All the Bases

Crossword Solution

Covering All the Bases

Dear Science

Public Editor

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

I Love Television

Disasters, Death, and You


'American Psycho'

Lauren Weedman

The Stranger Gong Show

Los Campesinos!


Seattle Erotic Art Festival

'An Iliad'

Washington Hall House Party

Last Days

The Week in Review


For Your Stomach's and Your Ears' Consideration: Free Food, Free Show

The Internet Is Made of Cats

Jennifer Coolidge Coming to the Triple Door

ACLU and Host of Other Legal Groups to Sue Over Racial Profiling Law

Seattle Erotic Arts Festival

Carissa's Wierd Reunion Scheduled for July 9th at the Showbox!

The Villain Owns the Art

Real Change Move to Pioneer Square Set for May 21

The Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal Gets a Sex Tape

The Spy Who Pretended to Love Me

Gregoire Unveils Her "Preferred Alternative." (Or, "520 is Ready for Light Rail. Light Rail is Not Ready for 520.")

Lunchtime Quickie: Today in Bad Taxidermy

In Case You Missed It...

City Council May Boycott Arizona

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Murder, Suicide, and Theft

The Morning News

Keep Digging, Arizona

RIP Leslie Buck

I Missed The Stranger Gong Show Last Weekend

Acting Parks Superintendent Has Cancer

Where Is Seattle's Embarrassing 1970s Side?

Lunchtime Quickie: Screw Lions, Squirrels are King

Clearly a Lover, Not a Fighter

Flickr Photo of the Day

Open Up: Seattle Erotic Art Festival Is On

The Morning News

This Is A Test

Happy Star Wars Day!

City Budget Hearing—Live!

Catholic Priests: They're Not All Child Rapists

ArtsJournal Hacked

What He Said

What If You Threw An Anti-Gay Rally...

Where Do You Drink Before Going to a Mariners Game?

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Northwest Noir: The Son of Satan Lives in Oregon

Give a Mushroom, Win a Pizza

Arizona: The Hits Keep Coming

The Morning News

Reagan Dunn's Big Gay House

GOP Lawmaker Caught Looking At Porn During Abortion Debate

Jason Wilson Wins a James Beard Award, Finally

Keep Digging, GOP, Keep Digging...

"Go black people!!"

This Man Is Not Happy With Gregoire's 520 Plan

This Is Me in Five Years

Muni Court Throws Tantrum Over Budget Cuts

Keep Digging, GOP, Keep Digging

It's Not The Dog, It's The Owner

Clip Art of the Day

The iPad Inspires a Few Dozen New Book Pirates

Isn't It Awful When The Authorities Stereotype A Breed Like That?

Black Comedians I Have Seen at the Airport: A Retrospective

The Problem With Seeing Pollution

Happy 50th Birthday, the Pill

Today in Fast-Food Advertising Copy

Dino Rossi's Latest Problem: Unpaid Taxes

The Morning News

Gold Star Comment

Lynn Redgrave...

Thirty Business Groups Unite Against City Tax Hikes, Call for "Efficiencies"

Lunchtime Quickie: What's German?

This Week in Film: The Back-Up Plan

Dear Parents of Students Enrolled in a Publicly-Funded "Private" Catholic High School In Canada

Have a Drink, Eat a Hot Pepper

Amazon Plays Rough With Penguin

SL Letter of the Day: When Does The "Friends Rule" Kick In?

Look at These Amazing Photos of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Exploding

The Morning News

A Fundraiser to Consider

Meanwhile in Florida

Oklahoma, Florida, and Nebraska: Aggressively Attacking Women's Rights

Exercising Your Lady Bits

You Should Dance So Good

The Morning News

Mysterious Email of the Day: Fail? or Big Win?

Color Theory

The Politics of the Los Suns

Ideology Today: Wall Street's View of Right and Wrong

This Saturday at the Crocodile: The Stranger Gong Show!

A Few Words on Seattle Police Chief Contender Anne Kirkpatrick

Killing iPad Killers

Flickr Photo of the Day

This Week in Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Deep Thought

Do You Want to Raise King County's Sales Tax?

John Mayer Thinks He's a Taste-Maker

Currently Hanging: Eli Hansen

Think I'll Wait a Bit Before I Put That Diamond-Encrusted Ring on Craigslist

May Day Rally In Support of Progressive Immigration Reform

Youth Pastor Watch

You Have No Privacy on a Kindle

Is Every Right-Wing, Anti-Gay Christian Bigot Sucking Off Rent Boys?

The Arts Politic

Lunchtime Quickie: In Finland, They Have Haaawt Cats

Reading Today: You Are the Griddle/I Am the Meat

Pretzel m&ms!! Or: Dear m&m's, You Are Forgiven

Big, Bad Meatpackers

Are Video Games Art?

This Weekend in Fuck Yeah

Stone Age Funnies

A Dead Mother and Her Dead Babies

Here Comes Our 51st State?

Comic Sans Is a Cancer: City of Seattle Edition

Mockery Has a Role To Play, Nick

A Charitable Donation in Ayn Rand's Name

Reading Tonight: Mostly Good Titles

Meet George Reker's Luggage Lifter

The World of Ahmadinejad

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

What's for Dinner Tonight?

Currently Hanging: Sean Alexander

Oh, Oops! The Best Thing Ever Happened!

Um... Because He Comes In Them?

This Saturday Night: The Stranger Gong Show

Slog Commenter Book Report: Enigma's Cavalcade of Comics

Seattle Erotic Art Fest 2010, in Photos

White Comedians I Have Seen at the Airport: A Retrospective

Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Truck on Sidewalk

Bad Man of the Day

Point Break Tonight at Central Cinema


Reading Tonight: One "G" Silent, One "G" Loud

YO YO YO! Joseph Ducreux!

Flickr Photo(s) of the Day

Reading Tonight: Stranger-related Events Everywhere!

SDOT Reassesses Burke Gilman Trail's Missing Link

The Morning News

You Learn Something New Every Day

This Week in Film: No One Knows About Persian Cats

Cascade Bicycle Club Takes the Green Bike Project to SE Seattle

A Few Thoughts on Free Comic Book Day

Rape Victim "Collaborated" With Rapist

SL Email Exchange of the Day

Laura Bush Feels Guilty (No, Not About That)

All You Other Large Irish Viking Necklaces Need to Step Off

Week in Review

Do People in New Orleans Really Need More Character-Building?

Reading Tonight: The Doctor and the Fisherman

How Many Nuclear Warheads Does the U.S. Have?

SL Letter of the Day: The Leverage You Have

Teens and Sexting in Illinois

If You're a Writer, You Might Want to Know About These Upcoming Events

Friskies: Now Featuring LSD

This Has Been Everywhere Today—Except Slog

Lunchtime Quickie: Honest to Goodness Gotdamn Honesty

Today in Anonymous Gratitude to Foxy Public Servants

Depressing Book News

Prosecutors Won't Seek the Death Penalty for Isaiah Kalebu in the South Park Rapes and Murder

The New York Times Takes a While to Get the Joke

The Pope Is Really Very Seriously Thinking About Maybe Someday Kinda Sorta Apologizing To All Those Kids His Priests Raped (Some With His Help)

"Are There Third Pronouns in Foreign Languages?"

They Like To Gripe About Mean Atheists...

SL Letter of the Day: This One's For The Normal Guys

This Will Be a Reasonable and Organized Discussion

Must Like Cheerios

A Review of the Blurbs on the Box of the DVD Release of The Descent Part 2

Kleenex Hand Towels: That Sound Is Trees Crying

Guilty: The New York Police Officer Who Allegedly Shoved a Critical Mass Rider

The Immediate Meaning of Shanghai Expo 2010

New Logo of the Day

Jizzy Tissues or Germy Donuts: Which Is Grosser?

Alleged Times Square Bombing Failure Identified

Film Footage of a Five-Year-Old Flannery O'Connor (Plus Some Crap about the Tony Awards)

Leaving Arizona

Glenn Beckwatch: The Beginning of the End?

Pay for Play: The Response

America Is Writing Its Own Self-Help Book

The Stranger Gong Show 2010

Sally Bagshaw—Blogger!

A Perfect Space for Words and Ten Word Book Reviews

Port Trucking Reform Finally Reaches Congress

I'm Starting to Feel Bad for Toyota

The Best Shopping List in The History of the World


Mr. Stickney Goes to Washington. (And Furiously Calls Out The Stranger on the Steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.)

Drill, Baby, Dr... Oh, Wait.

Headline of the Day

Andrew Keating, Still Beating

Seattle Center Master Plan Designers to Evaluate Chihuly Museum and Other Public Proposals

Reading Tonight: The Angle of the Dangle

SL Letter of the Day: You Gonna Eat That?

Not His Preferred Alternative: The Mayor's Response to Gregoire's 520 Bridge Plan

"A White Male in His 40s"

Did You Buy a Lottery Ticket at the South Broadway Foodmart in Everett Last November?

Street Vendors = Street Safety?

Corey Haim...

Gay Couples and Families Included In Immigration Reform—For Now

Today in Ancient Rumors

Today in Arizona

It's a Mystery

"How to Write Like Lindy West"

Anti-Arizona Protests

The End of the Seattle Mystery Bookshop Sign Dispute

Greenwood Arsonist Pleads Guilty

Poisoned Kids Meds: Not Just for China Anymore

2012: Nerdvana!

One Way to Plug an Undersea Oil Leak: Nuke It.

Finance Director Sets Targets for City Budget Cuts: “We are looking at a bunch of really bad choices.”

Gold Star Comment

John Paul Stevens's Final Question

Reading Today: Get Your Free Comic Books

Mother's Day is 6 Days Away...

Whatever Lifts Your Luggage, George

Today in Anonymous Dissing of the Goddess

Reading Last Night: On the Shame of Being From Arizona, and Murdering Rats

Where Are You Safer: At Church Or In A Strip Club?

A Dog Owner's Lament

Cat Stevens Will Not Be Adjusted!

What Are You Doing? Overseen in the Office Edition!

Council Will Seek Funding for Streetcar Extension to Aloha Street

So It Looks Like Sex Toys Are "Natural" Too

This Thursday's Artwalk (INCLUDING FREE PARKING!)

The Time Has Come to Discuss the Finale of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 2

All You Other Really Old Pieces of Wisconsin Toast Need to Step Off

"It's the Problem in the Marriage Bed No One Likes to Talk About..."

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

Good Luck With That

Tomorrow Is a Brighter Day: Future Offshore Wind Farm

Modern and Contemporary Curator Leaving SAM

Gawker's Guide to Boycotting Arizona

Headline of the Day/Today in Bowels

"Make It Work..."

Good News for Patty Murray

Pope o' the Mornin' to Ya!

Glenn Beckwatch: He's Right...and Right

Today in Things That Would Have Made Jesus' Life Much More Pleasant

How Do You Convince Frank Blethen That an Income Tax Is a Good Idea?

Radical Environmentalist Blew Up Oil Rig

Feminist Sympathizing For Dummies

Currently Hanging Out in Questionland

It's Not About Politics, or Religion, or the Economy

Today in City Press Releases That Could Really Use a Dose of Comic Sans

From Foreclosure to Terror

Doe v. Reed: Inside the Oral Arguments

This Weekend: The Things Your Mouth Wants You to Do

Microsoft Aborts Rumored iPad Killer

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Red Flag

Is Apple the New Microsoft?

He's A Middle-Aged Man...

What Are They Feeding Those (White) Kids?

McGinn Will (Personally) Boycott Arizona

Your Post-Lunchtime Game Diversion

Gregoire on McGinn (And McGinn on Gregoire)

The Internet Is Made of Cats: UPDATE

The Huge Star Coming Out In the May 5 Issue of People...

Bare-Breasted Women Tearing Up Tyranny (Again)

Google to Start Selling E-books This Summer

You Gotta Love the Soda Industry Flacks