Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 12 - 18, 2010

Vol. 19, No. 49

Savage Love

Golden Oldie


Laughter and Forgetting

Todd Solondz Looks Beyond Happiness

Scott Pilgrim's Bonus Life

Edgar Wright's Nerd Explosion Is as Good as the Books

Get Low: The Truth Ain't All That Innerestin'

Tales from Earthsea: FarmVille, the Movie!

The Law: Regarding Gina Lollobrigida's Breasts

The Extra Man: Extra Quirky, Extra Affected, Extra Lonely


Nine Thoughts on The Expendables

I, Anonymous

Ready When You Are


The Name Game

A Survey of Seattle Bands Burdened with Same-Named Competition

Disco From Above

Holy Ghost!'s Heavenly Disco Inferno

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

It's a Hit

A Summer Speed Round of "Post-Dubstep"

Data Breaker

Silent Servant's Vital Techno, Charanjit Singh's Acid Ragas

My Philosophy


The Lonely Forest Release New Music

Sound Check

Chromeo: New '80s PhD

Poster of the Week

Poster by Brian Standeford

The Homosexual Agenda

Gay Rage, No Scents!

Party Crasher

Beach Blanket Baptism at a Mars Hill Church Party

Visual Art

When Art Becomes a Dog Park

The Suburbs Reach a Classic Earthwork

In Art News


Stretch: Neal Pollack's Asshole Is Not That Interesting

"I was trying to not sound like an idiot."

An Interview with Mary Roach About Writing, Reading, and Bodily Fluids

Packing for Mars: Mary Roach Makes Monkey Masturbation Interesting

Food & Drink

The Happiest Hour

Laadla Bar

Knife-Edge Flying

What Makes Re:Public So Good (Despite the Unfortunate Colon)



Our Picks for the August 17 Primary Election

A Heavey Hit

In the Heated 34th District State House Race, It's Come to This: Allegations of Crosstown Carpetbaggery!

Crash Course

North Seattle Lashes Out Against Bicycle Lanes That Would Improve Safety

What's Next for Prop 8

Washington May Benefit from the Federal Case on Gay Marriage

Police Beat

When a Crime Is Racial

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Control Tower

I Love Television

Here Comes the Judge!

Last Days

The Week in Review


Mission Accomplished! The Stranger Declares Victory in Its War on New York City

Some New Yorker Who Wants to Be President of Haiti Also Wants to Govern the French-Speaking Country in English!

Justice Richard Sanders, Victorious, Shows Off a Walrus Penis

The Greatest Day for American Women Since August 18, 1920

Alleged Mom-Abuser Makes Last Stand in QFC

Stephen Gyllenhaal Just Joined Us for Filmmaking Week

Ray Bradbury's Birthday Is August 22nd

Two New Jersey Libraries Ban a Book by Gay Youths

SL Letter of the Day: Before the Bondage Workshop

Obama Coming to Capitol Hill Tomorrow?

John Travolta's John Travolta Sings Album Cover

New-York-Is-Played Letter of the Day

SECB at the Five Point: A Photo Essay (Part 5)

City Considers Apartment and Condo Composting

The Party's Just Starting @ Suzan DelBene's

Those Were The Days

Obama Having Lunch at Unicorn?!?

A Photo Journal of Belltown at 4:00 A.M.

A Whole Movie That's Devoted to Her Breasts

Good Morning! It's Going to be Hot Today. Like, 92° Hot. Here's Something You Can Do Now, to Beat the Heat Later.

"Fuck New York"

Google Tablet on the Way?

Belltown Farmer's Market Tonight

Update from Dino Rossi's Untoasted Hamburger Bun Fiesta in Bellevue

The One Tragedy the Middle Class Can Express With Great Feeling

What a Misunderstanding!

Hate Registration: Charity 102 at Beck University

Hell Has Frozen Over: Book Review Edition

More Layoffs at Borders

Amazon Contributes $60,000 to Local Literary Institutions

Re: The High Cost of a Poor Education

Apple Wants You to Create Your Own Comics

Win Tickets Trouble Dicso's DJ Ira Glass vs DJ Dan Savage Dance Party

Would You Like to See This Guy Take Off Those Clothes and Jump Around Naked in Weird Places?

Waiting, in Her Tennis Shoes

Even When We Lose...

Let's Learn About Sonic Booms

Raquel Welch Is Dreaming of California

Whatever Happened to Tom Green?

Learn to Make Cocktails Like a Pro

How Come Karaoke with Asians Is So Much More Fun Than Karaoke with White People?

Flickr Photo of the Day

The Returns From Key Races in King County

Jazz Shirt

More PYT's @ Suzan DelBene's Party

Giraffes > Unicorns! Who's With Me!?

Mayor Announces Homelessness Review Panel

SL Letter of the Day: None Of Our Business

Rossi on Tonight's Results: Murray "Needs to be in the mid-50s."

Why Conceive a Child When You Can Buy a Doll to Urinate on You?

"I'm not poor white. I'm middle-class white."

Seattle Has Better Disasters Than New York City

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

SECB Regretfully Declares Rumbaugh to Be Toast

Hercules & Love Affair Last Night: "The Gayest I've Seen Neumos Since It Was Arospace. Or Something."

Among the Obama Protesters

Flickr Photo of the Day

It's Primary Election Day! Go Vote!

The Morning News: Suicide Bombings, Shark Attacks, and Shrinking iPads

"What Do I Need for Making a Small Screen Printing Studio and Where Should I Get It?"

New Yorkers Seem to Always Want to Be President

Plastic Bags

Lunchtime Quickie: Yeah, Art!

The SECB's Evening Agenda

Just About to Leave the Office and Learn That Doctors Discovered a Pea Plant Growing in a Man's Lung

And the Chef at Vito's Will Be...

Alvin Greene: The Plot Thickens—with Howling!

SL Letter of the Day: ISO GGG GF

The Ire of Eastern Washington

Kelly O Has Not Been Killed By Juggalos Yet

And Another Thing...

I Have Gay Dead Friends

Rap and Rock Hybrid that Isn't Horrible?

Speaking of Mike Heavey....

Last Night Was the Season Finale of "Work of Art"

Reporting from Inside Obama's Westin Fundraiser: Councilman Tim Burgess

Meanwhile in California

Dino Rossi Sings a Song

Lunchtime Quickie: La Toya Jackson Is High on Life

Pop-Tarts: The Retail Experience

The Morning News: China Beats Japan in Economics, the Beer-Grabbing Flight Attendant Gets a TV Show, and Justin Bieber Proves He Ain't No One to Fuck With

We've Got Better Serial Killers Than New York

Is My Husband Secretly Gay?

The Proudest Boast

The SECB Is Undercover at the Clint Didier Party

Liquor Control Board Cracks Down on Art Galleries

The Source of Those Big Booms

Sticking It to The Man: Internet Edition

It's Never a Bad Time to Celebrate Broadway Danny Rose

Reading Tonight: Elvis and Charles Bukowski

Plus, Bedbugs

Hey, You Forgot Your Half-Eaten Hamburger

Marcee Stone: "Not Giving Up!"

A Ton of Comics Are Coming to Slog Happy

SECB at the Five Point: A Photo Essay (Part 4)

A Casting Director Calls Out Actors Who Work for Free, Directors Who Ask Actors to Work for Free, and the People Behind "Grassroots"

Even More Ham

Photos From Monday Night's Cake Vs. Pie Battle at the CakeSpy Shop

Another Day, Another Negligible Celebrity Assaulted by Sociopathic Clowns

There Go Trashy Paperbacks

Stranger Genius Paul Mullin Gets a Nice Nod from HuffPo

The Morning News

Jubilation for Fitzgibbon

On Building a Scale Model of Manhattan in Puget Sound

Obama Hailed in Madrona as Conquering Hero

It's Hump Day! Have You Started Your HUMP! Film Yet?

What Is Pleasing About this Moment in Time?

Council Will Remove Blockade on Transit Planning

SL Letter of the Day: And Her Cousin Makes Three

A World of Prints, Tomorrow

Holy Shit! Kelly O Is Flying to The Gathering Right Now

The Real Moose Head at 5 Point

How to Have an Art Opening in a Public Park: Tonight

Tonight's Election Results

Hey People Who Are in Charge of Parts of the Internet!

Obama Not Stimulating One Man's Search for Scones

When Critics Knew How to Criticize (Part Six in a Series)

Phone Book Companies Lobby Against Opt-Out Bill as O'Brien Regroups

San Francisco Pushes Drinkers in Streets—What's Stopping Seattle From Doing the Same?

Overheard at After-Work Drinks

Overheard in the Office: NYC vs Seattle Edition

At Obama's Fancy House Party in Denny Blaine

Marriage Equality Restored to California

Mike Heavey Cowers in Secret West Seattle Bunker

The Morning News: Dead Bodies, Liquor Revenues, and Meteor Showers

Lunchtime Quickie: Tom Green vs The Juggalos

An Andy Rooney Moment™: True (Fake) Blood

Remember that Wedding with the VIP Room That Everyone Was Up in Arms About?

The Morning News

Donald Duck Gets Dirty

Reading Tonight: You Can't Beat Mary Roach

SL Letter of the Day: Smitten Kitten

Pandemonium at King County Elections!

Screw As I Say, Not As I Screw

Obama Visit Marred by Pit Bull Attack?

Give 'Em Heck, TV Ad Edition

Facebook Murder

EFF on Verizon/Google Net Neutrality Proposal

Ed Murray Announces He's Running for Congress

Regarding That Negligible Internet Celebrity Assaulted by Sociopathic Clowns

Re: Donald Duck Gets Dirty

The Sequel to The Catcher in the Rye Is Hidden Somewhere Inside

Do You Like the Maldives, Sera Cahoone, Alejandro Escovedo, the Cave Singers, Lucinda Williams, and/or the Swell Season?

Martha Reeves Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It

Rightward Rossi: Today Slamming Federal Funding for Marijuana Research at WSU

Suzan DelBene Is In The Top 2 as of 8:28 p.m.

Making a Case for the Best E-Reader

Presidential Airspace Violated (Hence the Booms)

Great West Coast Newspaper War Update: San Francisco Weekly Loses its Appeal, Still Owes Rival Bay Guardian $22 Million

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Your Real Capitol Hill

And You Know What Else? Our Sweets Are Better, Too!

The Only Thing New York City Has To Offer the World These Days

Technical Tragedy Strikes at Sec. of State's Office

Better Book Titles

Mike Nipper Won't Shut Up About Rod Stewart!!!

SL Letter of the Day: Cool Strap-On Tools

Reading Tonight: Two Embarrassing Readings

New KEXP and Chihuly Museum Expand Proposals to Increase Public Benefits

New York Also to Blame for Patty Murray's Beats

New York City Will Be Underwater Any Day Now, Anyway

"Where's the money for the mosque coming from?"

Non-Victorious Rossi Gives Victory Speech

Today In Simulated Sea Landings

"I was at the Obama lunch and there wasn't a single mention, from anyone at all, of queer people."

Welcome to the Cool Side of The Force

Join Us for Primary Night!

This is Your Grandfather's Star Wars!

You Know What Seattle Has Had That New York Doesn't Didn't?

Reading Today: A One-Woman Book Festival, Plus Crafts

Moose Head for the Office

"You're making your anus special by not wanting it talked about."

Dino Rossi Is Having a Party

Settlement Coming in the Great West Coast Newspaper War?

Currently Hanging: Gerrad Stockdale

More Ham

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

Urban Farming Rules Pass: Your Neighbor May Now Have Eight Chickens in the Yard Next to Your Bed

This Week on the Cover

Slog Commenters Agree: New York City Is So Over

Yesterday Tim Burgess Told Us Who He Voted for In 2008—Now Will He Tell Us Who He Voted For in 2004?

Kalup Linzy: One Week from Today

Mobile Phone Election Night Coverage

People Who Do That Shouldn't Be Allowed Around Children

Sweet Siren Erin Jorgensen and Her Marimba Made a Record!

One More Reason to Love Japanese Culture: The Expression “Forest Bathing.”

Jaywalkers Less Likely to Get Hit by Cars But More Likely To Die If They Do Get Hit

Flint Jamison in Bellevue Tonight

Marriages on Hold During Appeal

DJ Ira Glass, DJ Dan Savage—Advance Tickets On Sale Now

Somebody Just Defaced the United States of America

Into the Wild of Into the Wild

KEXP and Open Platform Firm Up Partnership for Fun Forest Site

Joe Fitzgibbon Is Having a Five-Year-Old's Birthday Party and Refuses to Come Out of His Room

Slog Happy Is Tonight, the Sun Will Be Joining Us

"I'm sitting here with over 1,000 people listening to the President and remembering why I voted for this guy. He makes me so proud to be an American."

Mike Daisey Goes to China So You Can Change the World

Someone Is Serious About Celebrating Lifelong Heterosexual Monogamy—Right, Ross?

Vote, Motherfuckers!

Flickr Photo of the Day

"Fuck the cup—pour it in my hand for a dime."

Rossi Supporters Are Horny for the Stranger Election Control Board

Lilo Jackson Out and About

We Still Love Stan Rumbaugh

That's a Mighty Big Dot, Republicans

Man Ass Makes the Cover of Rolling Stone

No Love For Pakistan

Traffic Report

True Blood: These Things I Believe

Tomorrow Night Is Ladies Night at the Comics Dungeon

Seattle Vs. New York: Let's Talk About Sex

New York Is No Longer the Center of the Literary World; Seattle Is

Text Message from Bellevue

What Guerrilla Architects Would Like to Do With the Olympic Sculpture Park

Who Won't Survive the 34th District Death Match?

The Two Booze Initiatives: What They'll Cost the State

Apple Goes All In to the E-Reading Game

Another Salvo in the War Between Chamber-of-Commerce Capitol Hill and "Your Real Capitol Hill"

Today in Terrifying Spiders

Reading Tonight: Protest Music and Free Sci-fi Books

Ross Hunter and Charlie Wiggins Weigh In

Are You Missing Your Right Boot?

Rod Blagojevich Is Guilty

Ben's So Butch

On Watching The Expendables

So What's the Senate Race Spread Gonna Be?

Seattle Weighs Bi-Weekly Trash Pick-Up

Birthers Are Losing It

The Morning News

Seattle vs. New York City: Summer Weather

Just a Man, and his Ear, in the Shower

Who Made Patty Murray's Beats? A Stranger Investigation Begins.

While We Await the Election-Night Fate of 34th District State Rep Candidate Joe Fitzgibbon...

Full Employment for Pedophiles and Their Enablers

Obama on the Move in Seattle—Waving, Buying a Salad, and Preparing to Speak at the Westin

New Belle & Sebastian Album Announced and New M.I.A. Video!

Not the Next American Hero

Reading Today: He Spoke the Words of Gertrude Stein

Just Another Saturday

"There's more to life than gay marriage. And I would hope that the gays would tell you that."

Re: "Are You Missing Your Right Boot?"

This Is Called "Foreshadowing"

Reading Tonight: Of Water Ghosts and Elvis

Second Installment of the Graffiti Column!!!

On the Passing of a Reporter Who Declined to Wear Fleece in the Newsroom

What Was That BOOM?

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

Rossi Welcomes Obama to Seattle

Lawrimore Project 1.0 Is Over

Also About Summer in New York

Lawrimore Project Is Opening a New Space in Pioneer Square

Dino Rossi's Hamburger Roast Heats Up

Gawker Finally Discovers Charles Mudede, Does It Wrong

Returns for Statewide Races

Opening Tonight: Frankenocchio

Insta-S'mores: CONDEMN OR ALLOW?

Lady Gaga Teams Up With David Bowie!

The State of Hunger 3.4 Million Years Ago

Rossi Swings Through Seattle, Defends Attack on Marijuana

"It's the ugliest, filthiest, shittiest city in the world."

And What Is Brooklyn, Anyway, Except a More Expensive Suburb of Seattle?

Confusion and Conspiracies at the Didier Party

'A partial and subjective inventory' of the Photographs Taken Inside the Superdome After Katrina

New Restaurants: Ballard Update

Mike Nipper HATES Rod Stewart!!!

Cascade Bicycle Club Ranks Cities on Bikeability

Overheard in the Hallways of the Office

New York and Seattle: New York and Art



'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'

12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival

Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx

Chromeo, Holy Ghost!, Telephoned

Woven Bones

'Winnebago Man'

'home | bodies'

Illustrated Comment of the Week