Print Edition for the week of
May. 20 - 26, 2010

Vol. 19, No. 37

Savage Love

Bearded Lady

New Column!

Whoa, The Horror


180° South: The Joy Is in the Journey and the Barf Is in My Mouth

Shrek Forever After: Ogre Midlife Crises Are Just as Boring as Human Ones


An SNL Movie That Won't Make You Want to Throw Yourself Off a Freeway Overpass

False Hope

The Systemically Anti-Choice Mother and Child

I, Anonymous


What Does Genius Sound Like?

The Stranger Genius Awards Recognize Music—at Last

Heaven Ain't Happening

The Secular Spiritualism of Pearly Gate Music

Caffeine Buzz Band

Head Like a Kite Roast to the Occasion

Fucking in the Streets

Block Party Rumors and Penetration at the Unicorn

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

It's a Hit

New Singles from RuPaul, Northern Portrait, and Distance

Data Breaker

A Story of Rats' Tailspin Drones

My Philosophy

New Releases from the Physics, Avatar Young Blaze, and Canary Sing

The Score

Chopin Is Better Than You Knew

Poster of the Week

Poster by DNA Designlab

Party Crasher

The Sexiest Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Party Ever


News, New Records, and Something for Headbangers


Money Talks

In Modern Literature, Are Bankruptcy Woes the New Sex Scene?

Food & Drink

Bar Exam

Lust at Fonté

Seattle's Sandwich District

Is Pioneer Square Big Enough for Salumi, Tat's, and Delicatus?


Cops in the Newsroom

More Q13 Employees Claim That Station Executives Are Shaping News Coverage to Appease Seattle Police

Flirting with Change

Mayor McGinn's Best Candidate for Seattle's Next Police Chief Isn't from Seattle

Onward Christian Censors

A New Conservatism in the Seattle Archdiocese Has Catholic High-School Teachers Scared

Police Beat

Good Writing Means Good Police Work

I Love Television

System-Wide Shutdown

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Last Days

The Week in Review


Happy Earth Day!

Kids These Days

Youth Pastor Watch

The End of Our Planet

Was There a Back-Room Deal in the 46th?

Here Is a Video of a Baby Otter Learning How to Swim

A World Without Rape...

Tom Carr Appointed City Attorney of Boulder

The Morning News: Chinese Suicides, Racist Bones, and the Last Lost Video You Ever Need to Watch

A Crash Involving a Bee Truck

I Really Only Have One Thing to Say About Lost.

SIFF Picks of the Day: The Freebie, The Oath, Mugabe and the White African

The Morning News: Scientists Create Synthetic Life, Rand Paul Still a Jackass

This Week in The Stranger

Cops in the Newsroom

McGinn Says Legal Opinions Prove His Point

SL Letter of the Day: A Straight Mess, a Gay Mess, Or Just A Mess Mess?

Who Is Pastor Jeff Owens?

Bear Man Fined for Feeding Bears

Lindsay Lohan Continues to Distinguish Herself

Sitka & Spruce Reopens in One Week!

Life in the Walled Garden

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

"Where is the best Lost finale watching party going to be in Seattle on Sunday?"

Public Safety Tax Measure Appears Dead

The Great C.H.U.D. Siege of 2010: Day 2

The Penultimate LOST Discussion Group... COMMENCE!

BREAKING: Free Pillow and Some Other Crap

Council Fails to Override Veto

What's Twisting Maggie Gallagher's Panties Today?

There Will Be a Small-Press Fair This Weekend

LOST: The Casting Tapes

Slog Babies 1, Asshole Spider, 0

Today in... GAHHHHH!!

The Guns of Kingston

Brittany Murphy's Husband Is Now Also Dead

County Inaction on Tax Measure Would Cause Layoffs of 82 in Sheriff's Office, 36 Full-Time Prosecutors, and Add Costs

Flickr Photo of the Day

The Morning News: Pollution, Draw Mohammed Day, and Rand Paul

Gulf of Mexico: Plan B Sounds Pretty Weak Too

Do You Want to See the Long Winters for Free?

The Stuff in Her Hair

Another Prom Story

Youth Pastor Watch

Justin Bieber Walks Into Glass Door! EEEEE!! HAHAHA! EEEEE!!!

Gulf of Mexico: This Just Keeps Getting Better

"You Better Get Out of Here Before I Cut Your Dick Off."

Things Are Looking Grim For Nikki Haley

Haley Blogger/Banger: Out With It Already, Dude

Reading Today: Marking Twain

There Is No Morality Without Religion

Malawi Is Jailing Gays Who Want to Get Married, China Is Jailing Straights Who Want to...

Look, if You Don't Know How to Spell "Banana," Just Admit It.

What Are You Reading? And What Are You Doing After Work?

A Good Look at Women in Sports

The Next Battle in the Great West Coast Newspaper War: June 11 at the California Court of Appeals.

One Day We'll Live In a World Where...

Reading Today: Two Big Book Events and a Reading

Forty Protesters Downtown Are Trying to Be Arrested to Draw Support for Immigration Reform

BREAKING: Chefs Smoke Pot, Pot Makes Food Taste Better

Lunchtime Quickie: And They Will Teach the Bears Marital Martial Arts

The Tea Baggers Are Patriots Concerned About Massive Federal Deficits...

Overheard on the Bainbridge Ferry

SIFF Picks of the Day: Castaway on the Moon, Air Doll, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

SL Letter of the Day: A Timely Inquiry

Reichert: Voting for the Environment Only to Hold Swing District

Today in Things Tila Tequila Enjoys Snorting

For One Shining Moment, Stranger Commenters Cared More About Music than Sex

Part One: Deception in the Animal Kingdom

"I'm trying to remember an absurdly specific and long word." (Or: Questionland is the smartest place on the planet.)

Would You Live with a Man Who Tracks His Bowel Movements?

Neoliberalism and Ideology

Today in Attempting to Render the Entire Gulf of Mexico Lifeless

Rossi Launches His Campaign to "Restore the Dream"

The Penitent Man Should Be Ashamed of Itself

Greenwood Woman Robbed of Everything But Her Dignity

Google Wants Your Face

Enter Artificial Life

Gay Couple in Malawi Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison...

Lunchtime Quickie: 7-Year Olds Dance to My Boyfriend's Back

Weather Report

Reading Tonight: Pavement and Land

Rally for Real Change Tonight in Pioneer Square

Tea Dummies

Savage Is Answering Your Questions Today in Questionland

Killer Commute

SL Letter of the Day: A Referral

Gay Couple Enters Crass Win-Your-Dream-Wedding Contest...

Good News for Books, Great News for E-Books

Jeff Owens: I've Changed My Mind! Please Don't Kill The Gays!

Game Changer: An Accomplsihed Athlete with a Vagina

Unemployment Claims on the Rise Again

Who Should McGinn Pick for the Next Police Chief?

Human Centipede: The Game

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

The First-Ever World Poutine Eating Competition, or: BARF

LOST: As Summarized By Cats

LOST: The Return of Evil Ben

Who's Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

Flickr Photo of the Day

Dino Rossi On Gay Rights

And Bristol Palin Shall Lead Them

SIFF Picks of the Day: Turtle: The Incredible Journey, Cyrus, Holy Rollers

Flickr Photo of the Day

Cliff Mass TLDR

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill from Outer Space

Because You Can't Spell "SIFF" Without...T

Lindsey Lohan's Drinking Problem

Fergie's Downfall

Dan Savage Is Answering Your Questions Now!

What Percentage of the Electorate In Kentucky Is African-American?

Reading Tonight: Classical Music and Almond with a Side of Rock

Does Conlin Accept McGinn's Debate Challenge?

Take a Drink...

The Morning News: Fighting Gays, Evil Beavers, and Lying Mayors

Female Politicians Don't Have Sex Scandals...

The Morning News

Joni Balter Gets It Wrong

Who Should Win the First Annual Stranger Genius Award For Music?

Today in Dumb Ideas: Atheist Superhero Edition

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Coyotes, Car Theft, and Naked Death Threats

A Tiny Increase in Independent Bookstores

Future Youth Pastor Watch Inductee?

Reading Tonight: Playing Rock and Roll and Playing Cards

The Pocket Altar Boy

Is it a C.H.U.D., or Did We Open the Gate?

Learn Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Cheese

New Restaurant and Brewery to Open at Pike & 10th in Eight Months or So

A Possible Meaning of the Tesla and Toyota Deal

What's for Lunch?

Whatever Lifts Your Luggage, Boys

Making Star Wars Even More Retro

The E-book Wars, in Convenient Puppet Form

Just a Picture of a Baby Humboldt Penguin, That's All

Washington Poll: Murray (Just Barely) Beats Rossi

Seattle's Latest Fancy Restaurant Casualty: Union

Drug Task Force Seizes Pot Petitions

Idiots and Guns

"Gulf Oil Leaks Could Gush for Years"

Sorry, LOST! Mr. Belvedere Wins Again.

Bill the Butcher Responds, Sort Of

Black Hair and White Racism

Nerd Quote of the Day

Cantwell's Dissent

Paging Richard Conlin: The Mayor Is in. Town Hall Is In. We're In. Are You Coming to Your Debate?

Twice-Divorced, Four Children By Two Different Women...

One Day, This Will Help Explain Our Culture to the People of the Future

Victim Foils Robbery By Shaming Suspect

Do You Love Wine and/or Cheese?

The Trans Community Will Understand...

An Asian Girl With a Blond Doll Found Wandering the Streets of Vancouver

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Cocks in the Yard, Dicks in the Field

The App Bubble Cometh

A Last Word On My Daughter

Lunchtime Quickie: Insert Blonde Joke Here...

The War Is Making You Poor Act

The Spilling Trend

Finance-Overhaul Vote Possible Today

A Criminal HIV Transmission

Sex Sells Hollywood

SIFF Picks of the Day: The Actresses, Air Doll, Mount St. Elias

A French Thriller for Sunday

What's Going on at QFC?

SPD Opens Investigation into Allegations That Officers Colluded With Q13 to Suppress "Mexican Piss" Video

Burning Beast 2010 Tickets on Sale Now!

O'Brien Threatens to Vote Against the Downtown Tunnel Contract

Regarding Mark Twain

R.I.P., Cursive

McGinn Foresees Tax-Hike Measure

Another Way to Criticize the Critic

Another "Family Values" Politician Flames Out

Currently Hanging: The De La Torre Brothers

"When are people going to stop getting fired?"

Who Peed the Bed?

Today's Washington Poll: What We Think About Gays, Arizona, Taxing the Rich, and More.

Lust at Fonté: "I've had several threesomes," the lady said.

Winning the War on Drugs

Constance McMillen Update: Constance Is Out, Westboro Is In, Mayor Is Clueless

Match Book: So You've Given Up Cable

The Walmart iPhone: A Deal with the Devil?

City Attorney on Tunnel Cost Overruns: "The City Cannot Be Forced to Pay"

Gay Couple From Washington State Victims of Probable Hate Crime in Oklahoma

Week in Review

BP, Coast Guard Accused of Blocking Press

Tonight: Free Pot at Town Hall!

What's Patty Murray's Message Now?

KOMO: Rossi to Announce This Week That He's Running Against Murray.

The Morning News

Weekend Calendar: No Stuff, Free Stuff, Cheap Stuff

Wear Clown Shoes. Get the Giggles. Blow Come Out Your Nose. Just Be Careful You Don't Look At All Dignified When You're Having Sex.

It's True: Brasa Is Closed

Will There Be a Color Kindle?

New Pioneer Square Blog: La La La La La It Can't Hear You!

LOST: It's Almost Over!

Chicken Run

Immigration Rally: A Sign of Victory or Defeat?

Live: Town Hall on Pot

Meanwhile in Georgia

"Communism Theory."

One For The Sales Department

Lunchtime Quickie: Fun with Tattoos!

Flickr Photo of the Day

Traffic Report

Deepwater Horizon Progression

A Reminder to Stop at the Bookstore Before You Head Home

Constance McMillen vs. The Lying Douchebags Who Run Her Former High School

A Religious Education

Shelton Residents Take On Wood-Burning Power Plant Slated for Their Town

Re: A World Without Rape...

Rand Paul: The Fresh New Face of the Right White Wing

More Resident Evil Than Resident Evil, More Silent Hill Than Silent Hill

The Language of Cuts

White House Admits What Everyone Else Already Knows

Overheard at the Dinner Table

Britain to Malawi: Free Those Men Or Risk Losing Aid

Council Won't Overturn Mayor's Veto

Going Rogue: Palin Tweets for Didier

Your Money Is No Good at the Apple Store

The Most Influential Twitterers

"A Commercial for Abortion"

A Fine, Gory Start to Your SIFF

Reading Today: War, Bleak Short Stories, and a Brilliant Cartoonist

Google TV

My New Favorite Porn Site

Lusty Haiku

Re: Today the Stranger Suggests Full Tilt Ice Cream

The German Soul Kitchen

Conlin Refuses to Debate McGinn on Tunnel Cost Overruns

LOST: Discuss

Neither Rain Nor Gloom of Afternoon Will Keep These Democrats from Hitting Rossi

Four Teabaggers on the King County Council

If You Like Cheap Books...

The Morning News: Gushing Sludge, Magic Islands, and Dead Boobz

Urgent Question! Help!

Currently Hanging

More On Criminalizing HIV Transmission

Some Thoughts on Time and the 19th Century

The Twittered End

SL Letter of the Day: Feelings

Whatever Lifts Your Luggage, Cato Institute

Overrated, Underrated, or Rated: Handjobs

Oopsie! Who Peed the Bed?

Rand Paul Distances Himself From Rand Paul

ACLU Calls to Remove Surveillance Cameras in Cal Anderson Park

Traffic Report

Unleash the Beastesses

DADT: Meetings at the White House, Promise from Pelosi, And What You Can Do To Help

Rally Today for Canadian Targeted for Politics

Pac Man on Google!

"If I'm going along a street without a bike lane should I ride in the parking lane or always stay to the right in the travel lane?"

"Can you recommend a book for my mother?"

The Winner Inside Me...

The Winner Inside Me

Owens Family Values

I, Anonymous: Fuck You, Bike to Work Day People!

Lunchtime Quickie: Are Brains Sexy Enough to Sell Cars?

Overheard in the Office

New G.O.P. Election Site Built with Help of Microsoft

Dino's Dodging Days Are Over

Headline of the Day

How Do You Make a Competitive Eater?

Police Refuse to Arrest Protesters

Broadway Grill Likely to Get New Owners


'Into the Void: The Battle of the Martyr as Told by Ingres'

'love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death'


'The Freebie'

Shaun Scott

SIFF Opening Night

Full Tilt Ice Cream

Tim Johnston