Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 3 - 9, 2010

Vol. 19, No. 39

Savage Love

Religious Reason

New Column!

Everything Is Still Fucked!


A STIFF Kick in the Pants

Here's What STIFF Should Do to Make Us Care

Fucking It Up

Sex and Marriage in A Rational Solution


Get Him to the Greek

The Dirty Truth

An Interview with Hugh Hefner

I, Anonymous

Ms. Misogynist


Slow Dazzle

A Nonchalant Survey of Tortoise's Greatest Non-Hits

Ahead to the Past

Delorean's Vintage House Echoes

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Who Is It?

Original Space Neighbor Specs One's gRAPhics

Fucking in the Streets

Highlights from the Sasquatch! Festival

My Philosophy

JFK's Inaugural Address

It's a Hit

Updating the "Hardcore Continuum"

Data Breaker

Deru, Free the Robots

Poster of the Week

Poster by Jonathan Horn

Party Crasher

The Secret to Great Photography


Hollow Earth Radio Needs Your Help

Visual Art

The Meaning of Trees

A Giant Wooden Kite That Can't Fly

In Art News

Art and Reality TV, Sitting in a Tree


A Four-Ring Family Circus

You'll Want to Marry The Lonely Polygamist

Constant Reader

Hey Kids—Depressing, Serious Comics!

Food & Drink

Killer Barracuda

South of the Border on the Edge of Belltown

Bar Exam

The Resurrection of the Admiral Benbow

Chow Bio

Seamus MacKenzie, Sous-Chef at Luc

The Happiest Hour

The Living Room at Capitol Hill


Dino Rossi’s Baggage

He’s Back—This Time Running Against Patty Murray for U.S. Senate—
and He’s Dragging Around More Junk in His Trunks Than Ever Before

What'choo Talkin' 'Bout, Everyone

The Short and Angry Life of Gary Coleman

Worst Popes Ever

A Brief and Completely True History of the Catholic Church


Is It Actually Green?

A Proposed Biomass Incinerator Next to Puget Sound Is Being Promoted as "Carbon Neutral," but the EPA Isn't So Sure

My Daughter, Her Hair, and the Seattle School District

A Few Thoughts About My Daughter Getting Ejected from Her Class at Thurgood Marshall Elementary Last Week

Trying to Have It Both Ways on the Gays

Swing-District Congressman Dave Reichert Casts Conflicting Votes on Gays in the Military

Police Beat

The Human Condition



Illustrated Comment of the Week

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Control Tower

I Love Television

Gay in That Way


'20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' with Stephin Merritt

Delorean, Teengirl Fantasy, Big Spider's Back

'The Architect and the Urn'


Cassandra Wilson

Tracy Morgan

'Mugabe and the White African'

NW New Works

Last Days

The Week in Review


Your First Look at Seattle's Police Chief Finalists

Flickr Photo of the Day

Every Child A Wanted Child

Reading Tonight: About Obama's Mom

SL Letter of the Day: Product Placement (Hint: Place Product Directly Under Your Creativity, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent)

GUYS! My Fave Hockey Announcer Ever, GUYS!

Golden Girls' Rue McClanahan Dies

Tonight! Don't Stay Home! It's Filled with Spiders!

In Tomorrow's Paper

Required Reading: Roger Ebert on White Racists and Whitewashed Murals

Apple Announces iPhone 4

Robbery at Gun Point on East Madison Street

Week in Review

U.S. Citizen Among the Gaza Flotilla Dead

This Is a Great Idea for a Series of Books

Contract Hit

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Nefarious Turds

Instead of Chihuly Museum, How About Rightful Duwamish Takeback?

7-Word Sounders Match Review

Here's a STIFF Film You Should See

Twitter Update

Today in Dads Embarrassing Their Unwitting Sons on the Internet

Dino Rossi's Web Site: Still No Issues.

Should You Donate Money to Help with Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts?

Emails Like This...

Black Velvet. Weeping Jesus. Dream Catcher.

One More Reason the Newspaper Industry Is Dying

American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi

Gary Coleman: Was It MURDER???

McGinn Calls for a Parking Tax Hike

Competing Bids Announced for the Seattle Center Site

A Rossi Bump Since Declaring?

Overheard in the Office

SIFF Review: Countdown to Zero

Big Art Weekend

SIFF Review: Secrets of the Tribe

Pot Initiative Looks Dead, Backers Shoot Venom at Political Players

Morning News: Adult Breast Feeding, Jihad Tourism, and Humpback Whales (No Relation)

Happy National Doughnut Day

Republican Don Benton to Drop Out of Washington Senate Race?

The Sims Meets Minority Report

Lindsay Lohan's Clean Living

Longer Helen Thomas

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

Mandatory Retirement Ages

Late Arrival: Control Tower

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

Perfect Almost Perfect, or Holy Shit—More Baseball on Slog!

Lunchtime Quickie: Today in Teen Werewolves

Victims of the Deepwater Horizon

Reading Today: Extreme, in More Ways Than One

Painter of Light Bankruptcy No Longer a Metaphor!

Seattle's Teachers: Not as Church-Mousey as You Think

Reading Tonight: Don't Think of Sarah Palin

Giant Magnet Hires Executive Director

SIFF Review: Centurion

Police Guild Backs Off Endorsement of Out-of-Town Chief

Dogs and Human Sociality

It's Candidate Filing Week!

Soccer Mayhem

Today in "YEEEEEE-HAW!"

The Final Get Loweded Is Tomorrow Night

Today In Delicious Gaming

Books on the iPad Are Popular, More or Less

SIFF Review: Waiting for Superman

Artists to Show Their Ideas for the First Hill Streetcar Line

Murder the Internet

County Transportation Chair Says County Won't Pay Cost Overruns on Tunnel

New Restaurants: Vegan, French, Fatty's, and Tons More!

Today In Christian Warriors

Man In T-Shirt

Reading Tonight: All God's Fishes Gotta Eat

Russell Brand & Jonah Hill: The Stranger Interview

Summer Adult Art Class: A Puget Sound Art Dredging

That Gay McDonald's Ad

Lusty Haiku of the Day

Elton John, Rush Limbaugh, Trading Your E-mail for a Black Mountain Song, Lesbian Tacos, Lady Gaga, and Having the Word "Indian" in Your Band Name

The Gay Wedding Mafia in Malawi

The Pros and Cons of the Three Men Who Want to Be Police Chief

School Muralists in Arizona Asked to Lighten the Skin Tone of Their Subjects

Why Isn't This Man In Prison?

How Does It Feel to Be an Olympic Star?

Sarah Palin: Who's To Blame For Oil Spill In Gulf?

Born, Live Three Weeks, Die in the Teeth of a Dog...

Reading Tonight: A Night for Downers

Fight the Gay Lifestyle...

Cats Are Not Dogs

Reading Today: Economic Optimism, Ho!

Lunchtime Quickie: Sex In The City 2's Biggest Fan

Lindy West on the Worst Popes Ever

Reading Today: Soul of a Citizen Bicyclist

BREAKING: Gay Men Skinnier, Lesbians Heavier

Landlords Grouse About New Housing-Inspection Law

Street Treats Coming to the Streets of Seattle This Afternoon

SPD Restricts Access to Incident Reports

Under 40 Is the New Under 30

Murray vs. Rossi on Offshore Drilling: An Emerging Contrast

On Publishing Juvenilia

Top Chef Sad Trombone

The World's Worst Industrial Accident

" Jesus Christ. We broke the ocean."

Attention, Sounders Fans

First Thursday Artwalk!

Gee... I Wonder...

A New Clip from Twilight: Eclipse AND Justin Bieber Shaking Hands with a Puppy! ARE WE IN HEAVEN OR WHAT???

Overly Fishy Reasoning

It's Happy Hour O'Clock!

James Joyce Is Too Dirty for the iPad

Ken Griffey Jr...

The Name of the Next Ship Headed for Gaza?

Seattle Police Unions Back Braziel as Seattle's Next Police Chief

Indulging A Giant Woman Fetish

Reading Tonight: The Next James Bond (Writer)

Amazon Europe Forces Used Booksellers to Play Ball


The Future of Death in Seattle

Upon This Cock I Will Build My Church

I Never Trusted You, Falkor!

That's a Lot of Drugs

SL Letter of the Day: Engaging Question

'Dying for Our Sins'

Third Season of Whale Wars Starts Tonight!

The Best And Worst of Last Night's Police Chief Forum

In Case You Missed George W. Bush

Flashback to a Flashback: Revisiting the Famous Artist in the Unmarked Grave

Lady Gaga Deep-Throats a Rosary

Lunchtime Quickie: Stuff White People Like...

Morning News

The Transformation of Roy Ashburn

Study: Teenagers Are Having Sex, Using Condoms

Laughter Is Contagious

Seattle Center Refuses to Release Names of People Judging Chihuly Museum

Also Reading Tonight: Bill Ayers

Currently Hanging: Claudia Fitch

On Finishing One Day

Wait, Is That "Don't Tread on Me" Yellow That Rossi's Wearing?

One Last Word on Sasquatch, Courtesy of Lindy West

SL Letter of the Day: The Non-Monogamously Inclined

That Wall Across the Street

Do The Piss Freaks...

Republican Senate Candidates Dodging Kitsap Forum

The Most Diplomatic Seattle Artist Ever

Getting It Right in Germany, Getting It Wrong in Italy

Bomb de Terre

Slog Happy! Thursday!

The Morning News: Wikileaker Is Turned in By a Former Hacker, Oil Is Gushing at a Faster Rate Than Ever, and Obama Talks About Kicking BP's Ass

First Same-Sex Marriage Performed in Portugal

Man Jumped in Lincoln Park for Bus Fare

Should Newspapers Show Pictures of Drag Queens?

Fucking Evil

Finally: Interim Police Chief John Diaz Speaks

Ladies' Night: Whitman, Fiorina, Lincoln, Haley, and Angle Win Their Primaries

Reading Tonight: Bottled Water and Other Science Fiction

On Extending Unemployment Benefits, Rossi Takes a Walk

Pop Life! At Hidmo!


Larry Craig On Last Night's Daily Show

Fucking Crows

Reading Tonight: That's a Bonobo Handshake, All Right

For Those of You Who Are Annoyed That You Can't Read the Complete Works of Ron Paul on the Kindle:

What He Said

Seattle Artist Nko Seriously Injured in Bike Accident

Guns: An American Tragedy

Meanwhile In California

Rubbed the Wrong Way in Kirkland

Lunchtime Quickie: Stuff White People Like, Part II

SIFF Review: Leaves of Grass

If You Have a Sense of Humor, Spend the Night with Matt Smith

Good Samaritan Law Goes Into Effect Next Thursday

Free Architectural Advice from a Stranger Genius!

Listen Up to the Sherpas!

Seattle Seahawks Rookie Caught Stealing Top Pot Doughnuts

That Not-So-Fresh Feeling One Gets Sometimes

Reading Tonight: Be More Irrational

From Zoo to Doolymoog

Enough With the Foot-Sex, Already!

The Morning News: The Oil Leak Still Isn't Fixed, Jim Joyce Might've Changed Baseball Forever, and the Kid Suspected in the Disappearance of Natalee Holloway Is Now Suspected of Murdering a Different Woman

The Capitol Hill Block Party Line Up Announcement

This Week's Cover

Jupiter, the Protector of Life Near the Core of the Solar System

"Dan Savage's Wild Kingdom"


O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Groups Blast City Council for Scuttling Tunnel Cost Overrun Debate

Are You Ready for Next Wednesday Night?

Morning Music, Some New and Some Old, and the Gayest Thing Happening in Town Tonight

Reading Today: Spice and Journalism

Prepping for the Exit Interview with Michael Darling

A BAN on Plastic Bags in Seattle

If There's Anything Better Than Drag Queens Competing Against Each Other....

Dino Rossi's Web Site: No Issues.

Ladies and Gentlemen, There Is Now a Drink Special at the Reading Party

Reading Today: The King of the World

The Bilderberg Group Is Real

Learn Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Recycling

Discrimination Is Always Wrong

KEXP Confirms Bid for Seattle Center Site

Lunch Date: One Day

Meat, the Competition

Today in Lady Gaga's Unoriginality!

I Don't Smoke Crack in Your Toilet—Please Don't Poop in My Alley!

Study: Lesbian Parents Raise Better Kids

Get Your Ass off The Couch (And Then Fall on Some Ice)

Pilot Cameras at Cal Anderson Park Seemingly Breed More, Unaccounted-for Cameras

Wednesday Comics Is Awesome

Who Could've Predicted That the Founder of the Minutemen Was a Dangerous, Gun-Waving Maniac?

Reading Tonight: Brother of Zach

Today in Anonymous Social Agony; or, The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions

How Not to Win Sympathy for Israel

A Troop of Mudedes

Another Day, Another Animal Rant

Bikes + Lake Union Streetcar Tracks = Lawsuit

Facebook Picks Downtown for Seattle Office

Councilman Seeks to Put Brakes on Transit Master Plan

Library Board President Will Not Seek Reappointment

What Does the Next Chief Think About the SPD Restricting Access to Police Records?

Re: The Savage Love iPhone App

"Savage Love" vs. "Dear Abby"

All the Bad Novels You'll Ever Desire, for Free

So Many Primaries!

It's Primary Day


"Where do drag queens get that lipstick?"

Judge: Teachers Have a Right To Privacy

The Sound of Summer and the New Gallery at the Henry

SL Letter of the Day: Lots of Catholic Girls LOVE Sex

Today in the Basic Care and Handling of Baby's Faces

Today in Nerdgasms: Darth Vader Corsets

The Bunker Under City Hall

Via Tribunali: Going National

Gay Couple Reunited

Mayor Won't Sign Loyalty Oath on Tunnel

The Savage Love iPhone App

Tim Killian Will Handle Council Relations for Mayor

Sandwich Immortality!

Britta Johnson: The Art of Holding Something in Your Hand Right Before It's Trash

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Catholic Criticism, Predictable Chickens, Annoying Drunks

SL Letter of the Day: Should a Squirter Pay for a New Mattress?

The Seattle School District Responds

A Book of Last Words, from Beginning to End

Meh: A New Book by a Seattle Museum Director About Digital Photography

"Take This And Eat It"

Not Depressed Enough Yet?

Currently Hanging: Stephen B. Nguyen

Baseball bottoms and tops. . .

Seattle's Police Chief Finalist Ron Davis

Borderline, Feels Like I'm Going to Lose My Mind...

The Daily Show on South Carolina Governor's Race

In My Mailbox This Morning

Want to Earn Your Happy-Hour Booze the Unpleasant Way?

The Morning News: The Oil Cap Is On (and It Appears to Be Working... Kind Of), Joran van der Sloot Has Been Arrested for Murder, and the "Barefoot Bandit" Has Been Offered $50k to Surrender

Having a Bad Morning?

That's Captain America, All Right

The Morning News: Ladies Prevail in Primaries in Arkansas and California, Barefoot Burglar Doesn't Want Your Money, and BP's Stock Price Tumbles Further

Reading Tonight: Islam and Zines

City's Top Judge Gets Lowest Rating

Morning News

Reading Today: Book Reading Hell and Sexy Comics

Headline of the Day: Up with Grumps!

Dear Seattle Art Museum Leaders, Trustees, and Donors: Here's What Not to Do

Reading Tonight: The Spit Heard Round the World

Little Trigger Happy There, Kim Jong-il?

Would You Like One of These Men to Make You a Drink?

"Fatigued Fister on the DL"

Who Dun it?

Alleged Parking Lot Gunfights and Devious Train Tracks

Sex and the City 2: A Poll

Who Needs "Dude Science" Anyway?


Coming Soon To Joni Balter's Column

Lunchtime Quickie: The Best New Dance Move Ever Invented

The Blagojevich Trial Begins

Tonight! Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke

Barack Hussein Obama