Print Edition for the week of
May. 6 - 12, 2010

Vol. 19, No. 35

Savage Love

Round Up


Cultural Relativism Makes Me Uncomfortable!

Lindy West Cannot Lie: She Would Be the White Baby

Iron Man 2: More Iron, Less Fun

Art House

Breath Made Visible at NWFF


It Came from 1996!

The Secret in Their Eyes: Love and Death and Not Making Out

I, Anonymous

You Skinny Bitch


Gas Giant

The Sight Below's Uncontainable Ambient Atmospheres

Brevity's Rainbow

Unnatural Helpers' Quick-Tease Garage-Rock Act

Further Away

An Extended Interview with the Sight Below

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

Sleepy Eyes of Death and Feral Children

It's a Hit

New Singles from LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A.

Data Breaker

Dosh’s Weird Beat Science, Monster Planet’s Odd Ambience

My Philosophy

A Fresh Dose of Vitamin D

Poster of the Week

Sasquatch! Poster Show

The Score

Rare as Hell: Two Brand-New Operas

Party Crasher

Eating Steak and Destroying the Planet on Earth Day


Ben Barnett's New Band Blunt Mechanic


We Stink!

A Choreographer Reviews The Stranger's Dance Coverage

Theater News

Lauren Weedman Uses Herself as a Punching Bag

Visual Art

Loving 'Fleeting Beauty: Japanese Woodblock Prints'

With Just One Suggestion to Improve the Show at SAAM

In Art News

The Hand-Wringing About SAM

'James Ensor and Georg Baselitz' Fight it Out at SAM

It is a Rout; Ensor Is Declared the Winner


Meet Your New Neighbors

Hotbed of Gay Sex, Meet Hotbed of Literature

Constant Reader

I am Chuck Palahniuk's New Novel

Food & Drink

There's No Wrong Way to Eat Dessert

Poppy's Dana Cree Is a Magical Human Being

Bar Exam

The Secret Identity of Kristos on Eastlake

Chow Bio

Green Tea at the Japanese Garden

The Happiest Hour

The Owl N' Thistle


To Be or Not to Be?

More people die of suicide in King County than from traffic accidents or murder, but no one likes to talk about it. A few words about the history, meaning, and practice of suicide, from third-century Christian death cults to the Aurora Bridge.


Supreme Ironies

Anti-Gay Bigots Get Smacked Down by a Conservative Supreme Court Justice and a Republican Politician During the Arguments over the R-71 Signatures Case

Chief Concern

South Seattle Leaders Want a Changing of the Guard in New Police Chief

In Other News

Drunk of the Week

Drunk of the Week*

SAMMY! The Dwarf's Last Ride

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Crossword Solution

Down and Around (May 6)

Control Tower

The Naked Truth Is Not Online

I Love Television

Stephen Hawking Gets More Tail Than Me

Last Days

The Week in Review


My Birthday Is Coming Up...

Republicans on Why Terrorist Watch List Members Should Get to Keep Their Guns

Speaking of Mothers Day....

Let's Not Chew This One Up and Spit Him Out

Court: Rekers' Anti-Gay Testimony Not "Credible" Even Before He Got Caught Hiring Male Hookers

Can You Think of a Single, Itsy, Bitsy, Teensy, Weensy Defect In the Constitution as Originally Conceived?

A Big Day for Truthers

NASCAR Is Boring

My Teenager Is Innocent...

Headline of the Day

Re: The Ultimate Distillation of Tetris Evil: Hatetris

Lunchtime Quickie: Today in Stupid American Tourists


What Does Obama See in Elena Kagan?

Today in Technology, Tablet-Shaped and Otherwise

Parks Department Downplays Volunteer Park Land Use Fight

Werner Herzog Reads Where's Waldo

Currently Hanging: Jason Dodge

You Should Watch Peacock

The Decapitated Obese: A Small Sampling

Please Do Not Engage in Sock Puppetry, Authors...

Not to say I told you so. . .


Required Viewing: The Daily Show on Immigration and Cinco de Mayo

Morning News: Hugo Chavez, Tea Party Activists, BP Oil All Rage Against the Machine

Vashon Island Woman Allegedly Attacks King County Sheriff; Witnesses Tell a Different Story

Unlikely Bedfellows

The Return of the Horse Judge

Who I'm Hating Most Right Now

This Week in Film: Babies

And Unto Us a Name Is...Um, Picked

Never Heard of Her, Don't Care What Her Deal Is, Wouldn't Piss On Her If She Was On Fire...

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

And the Winner Is...

Cupcake Royale Cupcakes Now Available Via AmazonFresh

Second Initiative Filed to Dismantle Statewide Monopoly on Liquor Sales

Betty White on SNL

Unto Us a Child Is Born!

Semi-Literate Former Gold Prospector Given Own Cable News Show

Dick Cheney and the Oil Spill

What Would Slog Ice Cream Taste Like?

Re: Is Graffiti Ruining Your Life?

The Best Question to Ever Be Asked on Questionland!

Word to the Wise: If You Drive Your Car Until the Little Light Comes on and Tells You Your Car Is Almost Out of Gas, and then You Keep Driving It Anyway Until It Burns Up All the Gas in the Gas Tank and There's None Left, Your Car Will Stop Running.

We Pause Now For This Imported Message

Suspect Believed Responsible for Prolific Bank Robberies Now in Police Custody

Get Your Ass Off the Couch


Silversun Pickups Are Coming to Seattle July 31st

Last Night a Musical About the Home Life of The Stranger's Editorial Director Opened in New York City

Perhaps It Was Intended to Inspire a Moment of Quiet Introspection

Farewell, Bounty of Free Parking

Is Graffiti Ruining Your Life?

Neoliberalism, Ideology, and Pop Life at Hidmo

Reading Tonight: Opera, Plummeting, and Highsmith-like

You Haven't Lived Until You've Heard Andy Rooney Say "Lady Gaga"

Morning News: Ethnic Chauvinists, Giant Squid, and Environmentalists Work to Change Their Public Images

About That Simpsons "Tik Tok" Lip Dub

"Whatever lifts your luggage, George."

Police Will Reject Applicants with Enlarged Penises

Reading Today: David Sedaris

Maddow On Rekers

Sacrifice to the Lottery Gods?

K-Strass and Zip Zap, LLC

Literary Hero Baseball Shirts

Mothers Day

How Did Your Cinco de Mayo End?

Rekers' Rentboys: How Many Well-Hung Skeletons Are In His Closet?

Obama Intros Kagan

White Power in Vancouver, WA and Rose City Antifa

Sixth Grade Gaga

YES. (A Thing Is Occurring at the Sculpture Park.)

Facebook Is Coming to Town and Is Hiring

Google Chrome Is Fast

Reading Tonight: Ralph Nader Wants You to Buy His Book

While In Galesburg, IL...

Lunchtime Quickie: A Big Sword Makes "It" Look Easy

Armed Robbery in Wallingford Area

The Horrors of Regulation

The Main Criticism Against Mudede

Today in Softcore Child Porn

PooTrap™ Finally!

GOP on Kagan: She Had the Gall to Quote Thurgood Marshall

Morning News: A Contrite Pope, Police Brutality, Demonic Peaches, and Other Fine Examples of When to Trust Your Gut

Flickr Photo of the Day

Add This to Your First Thursday List

Traffic Report

Human Centipede Does Not Appeal to Me...

Need Help Making Sense of the Music Industry?

Who's Playing the Capitol Hill Block Party?

Jon Stewart: Yes, Kagan Is Just Like Miers...

A Dancer/Theater Person/Artist Rips Us a New One

Today In Homonyms

While We Were Not Thinking About the Stock Market This Morning...

Slog Happy Ice Cream: The Poll

Lena Horne

Homemade Nutter Butters

Afternoon Vicarious Adrenaline Rush

SL Letter of the Day: One Year Later...

Frank Frazetta

Goodnight, Sweet Prince

Man Allegedly Instigates One-Sided Bar Fight Over Spilt Booze

If You Know How to Read, You Should Come to the Reading Party Tonight

Polls, Polls, Polls

SL Letter of the Day: You'd Better Sit Down

This Week in The Stranger

iDouche Redux

A Big Box of Hair

Does Your Computer There Have a Mouse? Do You Like to Click on Things?

George "Rentboy" Rekers Talks To Teens About Sex!

Brunch at the Twilight Exit

The Five Thousandth Corn Dog*

You Guys Are Never Gonna Guess Who Made Fortune Magazine's "Ten Most Accountable Big Companies"

Case Closed

George "Rentboy" Rekers Lifts His Own Luggage

You Don't Say

Against Fan Fiction

Borders Gets In On This Whole "E-Book" Thing

Welcome to Seattle!

Are E-Books a Two-Horse Race?

Brand-New Restaurants: June and Luc

Winning the War on Drugs

Rekers' Rentboy: We Had Sex, Rekers Is Gay

SL Letter of the Day: Good Question!

Sarah Palin, "Your a rino!"

Initiative Would Renovate Key Arena to Woo NBA Back to Seattle

Local Women's Rights Advocates Weigh in on Kagan Nomination

Joe the Plumber...

Finding a Place in the Church

Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Up, Everything-Else-Sales Down

The Ms. Pacman of Language Columnists

The Morning News

iBooks Down, Kindle Up

Mayor McGinn Swings for Non-Car Transit

On Loss, and Regretting Something You Lost, and Putting That Regret into Perspective

Reading Tonight: Swing a Stick, Hit a Great Novelist

The Miracle of Birth

American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses a Kinder, Gentler Form of Female Genital Mutilation

SL Letter of the Day: Guys and Dolls

'Kurt' Press Preview Is Today

Noodle King Action Shots

Sen. Murray Joins Effort to Make Oil Companies Like BP Pay More for Spills

Police Chief Search Down to Nine Candidates

"We're Going to Need A Bigger Piranha Fighting Boat."

What's Wrong With a Black Person Adopting a White Baby?

Don't Forget About Nashville

Compromised Position

Lunchtime Quickie: Way to Blow the Forecast

Latest Poll: Murray Beats Rossi by 17 Points

Required Reading: Brendan Kiley on Suicide, the Aurora Bridge, Other Common Methods, Men vs. Women, Whether Suicide Is Actually a Sin in the Christian Tradition, Assisted Suicide, and More

Twit of the Day


Gay Rights Groups Do The Right Thing

Pope Admits That the Greatest Enemy of the Catholic Church Is the Catholic Church

Police Misconduct Tape: Q13 Says It Is "Committed to Doing Better"

Mayor McGinn Vows to Veto Any Bill That Puts City on the Hook for Tunnel Cost Overruns

Victim Beaten with His Own Cane, Still Thwarts Four Georgetown Car Jackers

Ya Hear That, Grandpa!?

Mayor to Gov: You Said State Would Pay for Tunnel Cost Overruns

Map of the Day: Seattle Vice

Slog Happy Is This Thursday, With Free Ice Cream!

Reading Tonight: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Lunchtime Quickie: People Are F*cked

Required Viewing: Colbert on George "Rentboy" Rekers

Some Couples Have Very Different Understandings

Seattle U Professor Denied Job Over Sexual Orientation

Gun Owner Kills Intruder

The Secret Identity of Kristos on Eastlake

This Is Only the Second-Dumbest Political Ad I've Seen All Day

Today in Great Opening Sentences; or, Happy Birthday, Pill!

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

This Is a Shameful Admission That Will No Doubt Follow Me to the Ends of the Internet...

The New British Government Seen Through the Eyes of Boris Johnson

June 5

The Morning News

Map of the Day: Seattle Suicides

This Does Not Bode Well for Body Scanners and Privacy

Barack Obama Has a Deep-Seated Hatred of White Male People...

Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners

Today in Neck Snapping Science Experiments

Ways To Scar Your Children

Graffiti or Tag?

How a Post About Shabazz Palaces Turned into a Discussion about the Importance of Pitchfork and the Relevancy of Music Criticism in General

Reading Tonight: Here Be Dragons

The Russians Are Coming

Home Owners Fighting to Keep Park Land as Private Backyards

The Ultimate Distillation of Tetris Evil: Hatetris

Congressman Expected to Introduce Bill to Clean Up Dirty Trucking Industry

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Jilted Lovers, Serial Masturbators, Cross-dressing Robbers

The Morning News

David Sedaris Is Incredibly Funny

"Can anyone tell me how to make a Zorba the Greek Omelette?"

Name This Band: Special Haircut Edition!

You Should Read iZombie

The Morning News

Did Q-13 Fox Suppress Police Brutality Video?

'A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter' in Action Again

What Roger Valdez Said About HIghways

Parks Department: There's No Easy Solution to Volunteer Park Encroachments

About That Heroic Drug Bust in Pioneer Square

Pope o' the Mornin' to Ya!

Jenna Bissell Has Two Mommies...

Tonight in Witches Who Are Also Teens

Getting Dead, Socrates-Style

Congressional Dems Promise Investigation Into Port Trucking Problems

Go See Lauren Weedman Tonight

Celebrate the New CakeSpy Shop Tomorrow!

You Cannot Iron Out These Brain Wrinkles Once They Are Formed

Out With the Cheesy, In With the Vegan

The Criminal Produces Crime

Seattle's Next Police Chief Narrowed to Interim Chief Diaz and Two Californians

Bill Murray Reads Poetry to Construction Workers

Bonus SL Letter of the Day

Libraries Can Filter Web Content for Adults, State Supreme Court Rules

Reading Today: Snacks for Teens, the Immigrant Experience, and Other Thrizzles

Officer Being Investigated for Misconduct Apologizes

You Can't Escape Superhero Movies

Dan Fanelli Can Spot a Terrorist. Can You?

We Might Not Want To Kick All The Illegal Immigrants Out of the Country Just Yet

Creepy Baby Roomba

Can They Blame This On Gay Marriage?

Gabbin' with Sally Blogshaw

On Europe's Trillion

The Return of the Prodigal Gun

Cheyenne Jackson



Rimini Protokoll

Einar and Jamex de la Torre

Michael Kupperman

Starfucker/Pyramiddd, Truckasauras, Copy

'Willy Wonka' in Smell-O-Vision!

Monsoon Crab Feast

'We Used to Get So High'

Crossword Puzzle

This Week's Puzzle

Down and Around (May 6)