Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 16 - 22, 2010

Vol. 20, No. 2

Savage Love



I’m Still Here: Joaquin Phoenix Allows Himself to Be Shit On

Alerte Spoiler!

Charles Mudede Gives Away the Ending of Mademoiselle Chambon

Film That Will Make Your Life Better This Fall

The Town: Ben Affleck Isn't Taking Any More of Your Shit

Art House

The Harimaya Bridge

Alpha and Omega: Children, Revolt!

Easy A: Jesus Freaks, 1. Fake Hooker, 0.

Concessions: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

I, Anonymous

Fuck Me for Loving You


Album Review Revue

Five New Releases to Be Happy About This Month

Bell Epic

Pantha Du Prince's Beautifully Melodic Techno Takes a Toll

Music That Will Make Your Life Better This Fall

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

Cold Cave's Cold Comforts

It's a Hit

New Singles from R. Kelly, the Vaselines, and Superchunk

Data Breaker

Debacle Festival: Roasting Harshmellows on an Open Pyre

My Philosophy

Shabazz Palaces, AKrish, and Eighty4Fly


Screeching Weasel Taught Me Everything I Know (About Insulting People)

Poster of the Week

Found-Art Poster

Party Crasher

Ikeapocalypse at the Broadway Grill

The Homosexual Agenda

Why Must Fringe Die?

Sound Check

FileJerks: Big Bang Theory

Food & Drink

Bells and Buddha Jokes

The Practically Secret, Really Great Indian Restaurant on Pine Street

Bar Exam

Pub Legitimacy and the Market Arms

Chow Bio

Daniel Gale of Bad Monkey Bistro

Happiest Hour

Victory Lounge


Honorary Political Genius: Tim Harris and Real Change

For Turning Seattle's Scapegoats into an Unassailable Political Powerhouse (While Growing a Newspaper as Other Newspapers Are Dying)

Political Genius Shortlist: Dwight Pelz, C. R. Douglas, Sally Bagshaw

DADT Battle Comes to Washington

Police Face More Heat Over Killing

Public Bikes in West Seattle

Public Bicycle Project Launches in West Seattle

A Rash of Necklace Crimes, Part Three

Public Editor

Drunk of the Week

I Love Television

New Fall Shows: I Need More Thumbs

Dear Science

Last Days

The Week in Review


Four Finalist Teams Compete to Design the Waterfront Tonight

Teachers' Union Lashes Out At School Board Even as It Approves Contract

Third Poll in a Week Puts Murray Ahead of Rossi

Remember in November: State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders, Tea Party Featured Speaker

Americans Getting Gayer for the Gays

Baltimore Can Do It

With Terror As With Comedy: Timing Is Everything

Who Will Think of the Children! And the ER Doctors? And the Batshit Rightwing Lunatics?

Majority Says: Gay Families Are Families

Seattle, Meet Your New Archbishop

The Rise of the Tea Women, Part One

A Very Good Idea for Reading and Plane Travel

Local Political Blogger Wins Extremely Prestigious Journalism Award

So... How Was Your Flight?

The Market Arms in Ballard: Pro or Con?

Screaming Oprah—Now Auto-Tuned for Your Pleasure


Maher on O'Donnell: Come On My Show Or I'll Show More Clips

Give 'Em Hope

Council Raises Parking Taxes, Creates Citywide Tax District

"All Faggots Must Die"

Redefining Corn Sugar

SAM's Unintended Stealth Marketing Campaign

Williams Protestors March on City Hall, Deliver List of Demands to Mayor

Sales Tax and the Internet

For Slog Readers in Illinois...

The Thoughts, Actions, and Marks of the Artist Versus A Piece of Pristine Foamcore: The Story of Tim Hailey's Noelle's Tara Donovan

Pend Oreille v. Seattle and the Triumph of Socialism

Seattle Libraries May Get Anonymous $500,000—On One Condition

Second Poll in a Week Puts Murray Up by Nine

Sometimes I Fear That I Have Lost My Ability to be Shocked by Anything

Lunch Date: The Tree

DADT: Today In Farce Advocacy

Re: Sex Can Sell Anything

Lunchtime Quickie: Oh Snaaaaaap!

Constantine Threatens to Cut 71 Positions from Sheriff's Office

Gregoire, Responding to Revenue Shortfall, Demands Across-the-Board Cuts of 6.3%

All Right, I Finally Started Watching Glee

What Has Christine O'Donnell Given Birth To Exactly?


Get Your Reading Muscles Ready

Reading Tonight: What About the Kids? What About the Time Machines?

The True Spirit of Christianity

Acerbic Council Says MOHAI Will Get All the Money

Honorary Genius: Tim Harris

School District Changes Policy To Include Bloggers At News Conferences

Regarding My "Feeble Attempt at Class Warfare"

Clinton on the Tea Party

Win Free Passes to Decibel Festival!

It's the Middle Class, Stupid

The Genius Awards in Photos

Wit's End

This Tea Party Is Canceled

Where Are You Reading Slog?

Human Rights Commission Calls Citizen Review Panel for SPD

School District Refuses to Let Blogger Ask Questions at Press Conference

A Toast: Seattle's First Distillery Since Prohibition Opens Tomorrow

Open Platform Fights Chihuly Recommendation

Reading Tonight: Not Eating Animals, Not Writing Novels

Don't Call Me, I'll E-mail You

Mayor Says MOHAI Loan Is a Bad Deal

What He Said

Pot Use Is Up; Pot Arrests Are Up

It's Just Raining Here

Conceptuel: The French Project

Police Beat: The Living and the Dead

SL Letter of the Day: Share And Share Alike

Tomorrow Is a Brighter Day: Enter the Future of Salmon

Defeat 1098 Spokesman on Leaked Ad Script: "It's factual."

Oprah's Next Book Club Book is Freedom (for a Dollar More)

Ask a Genius!

Reading Today: Dragons and Whiskey

Panel Leader Defends Chihuly Museum Recommendation

Currently Hanging: John Bankston

What's the Best/Worst Entertainment You've Ever Witnessed at a Wedding

"Why Don't You ______________?"

Don't Look Down

The Morning News

Part of the Problem

Female Writers, Commercial Writers, and Book Reviewers

Meanwhile in Spokane/Headline of the Day

Where's the iWatch?

The Tiniest Piece of Meat and the New and Very Famous Vegan

The Morning News

Unfinished David Foster Wallace Book Gets a Release Date

Currently Hanging: Roger Shimomura

The Morning News

Youth Pastor Watch

What She Said

The Big Political Controversy in Germany?

Cougar Robs Bank

Angry, Snipping, Factually Inaccurate, Certain of Himself John McCain Is Back

America Is Not Heading Toward Soviet Socialism but Chinese Capitalism

Panel Recommends Chihuly Museum for the Seattle Center

Guns and Butt, Er...

It Sucks to Be Me

Thanks, Grandma

Chihuly Museum Advocates Are Making Their Support Known... How About You?

Maybe Apple Will Get Newspaper Subscriptions Right, This Time

What He Said


Mike Nipper Recalls the Trauma of Seeing a Screeching Weasel's Penis!

If It Happened to a Democrat...

Oh, Goody.

New in Booze

Blockbuster As You Know It Is About to Go Away

Mayor Makes a Final Case for MOHAI Money

The Tea Party Loves and Accepts Other Religions

The Morning News

The History of Capitalism and Some

Overheard in the Office: See? All You Had to Do Was Ask

"Hey There, Stranger" on TBTL

A Few Things That I Want to Tell You About!!!

On Earmarks, Plouffe and Murray Disagree

"Lovable Little Fluff Balls"

I Oprahfied Myself!

Spider of the Day: Dock Spider

Three Kinds of E-Books

The True Spirit of Capitalism

Today in Internet Achievements

Missing Police Beat?

The Back of the Head Of The Person Sitting In Front Of Me On This Flight

Hello Storm, Obama Calling

Seattle Center Might Withhold Panel's Recommendation for Fun Forest Site

Will the Council Override McGinn on MOHAI?

Glenn Beckwatch: Glenn Beck Declares Victory

Lunchtime Quickie: Does the World Really Need Tourettes Karaoke?

Fierce Advocacy Watch

The Betty Bowen Goes to Ellen Lesperance

Sarah Palin Drinks Obama's Milkshake

Stay Classy, KFC

There Are No Adults on Craigslist Anymore

Town Hall in North Seattle, Tonight!

Best Buy CEO Says iPad Sales Have Cut Laptop Sales by Half

SL Letter of the Day: Consumed With Guilt

Who Put the Shot-Up Copy of Dianetics on My Desk Over the Weekend?

All I Can Say Is

Thank You for the David Plouffe Questions

Is Christine O’Donnell a Gift from God?

Do You Suffer From Indecision?

Chuck Klosterman Tries the iTunes Model

Seahawks Open Thread

Define "Counseling Session"

KC Executive Proposes Cutting All Human Services From the General Fund

Fierce Laziness Would Be Fine, Too

Packed House for City Council's Hearing on Williams

Who's Underneath This Fake Mustache!?

Portland and New York Are Better Than Seattle

Now You're Just Tormenting My Phobia

DADT Battle Comes to Washington

Man Reunited with Birth Mother!

Why Does Marijuana Cost More in Seattle?

Seattle Wants to Be America's Copenhagen

Plouffe on DADT: "We are on a clear pathway, here, to repealing it."

Licata and Activists Trying to Save Waterfront Trees

Good F-ing Design Advice

Morning News

Ice Cream, Santa Cruz-Style

Reading Tonight: A Real Live Journalist, a Good Novelist, and Important Local History

Worm In Man's Eye Dodges Laser

Today in News That Makes Me Want to Vomit

Forecast: State Revenue Down $1.4 Billion

Reading Tonight: The Creator of Dexter

So Long, Buckaroo

The Basket Case for Marriage

Roma and Burqas: Out(laws)!

Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars

Will Seattle's Next Archbishop Be an Anti-Gay Doctrinal Conservative?

Did Captain Marvel Just Call Me a Homo?

God 1, Fat Daniel Baldwin ZEROOOOO!


Where Are You Reading Slog?

Leaked Anti-1098 Script Decries "Tax on the job creators"

Bill Gates (the Younger) Will Vote for I-1098

Mayor McGinn Is Answering Your Questions Right Now in Questionland

Fashion Is Treated as a Craft, Not an Art

Spoiler Alert

Driving Billy Lucas to Suicide Wasn't Enough

Retaining Affordable Housing Requires More Construction

When Marc Maron Met Ken Mehlman

Dave Segal's Nocturnal Emissions!

Roberto Maestas, R.I.P.

The Morning News

Lunchtime Quickie: Japanese Vagina Bubbles

The Rise of the Tea Women, Part Three

Murray, Rossi, and Cantwell on DADT

I Believe the Children Are the Future

A Little Riddle

2010 New York Tornado: The Video

Is Anything Counter-Intuitive Anymore?

The Rise of the Tea Women, Part Two

Shabazz Palaces at the Stranger Genius Awards

City Chooses James Corner Field Operations For Waterfront Redesign

Drafting Superman

On the Enthusiasm Gap

Using Washington's New Revenue Shortfall to Argue Against Five Ballot Initiatives

Elizabeth Warren

Being Gay In Indiana Kinda Sucks—But Should It Suck Harder? Let's Vote!

GOP Blocks DADT Repeal

New Poll: Every Single Ballot Measure Under Fifty Percent

I Sat Through Three Hours of Waterfront Presentations So You Didn't Have To

Bethany Storro Attacked Herself with Acid

Rossi, on the Catwalk

Survey Says...

Three-Alarm Fire Consumes Abandoned Sunny Jim Plant in SoDo

Meanwhile in Mexico, the Only Newspaper in Ciudad Jurez That Has Continued to Cover the Drug War Is Now Pleading with Drug Gangs

FLOTUS Is Coming to Town

David Plouffe on Dino Rossi: "He's lying."

Murray Hails Passage of Small Business Bill, Laughs at Rossi's Opposition

Garfield High Overcrowded Under New Assignment Plan

KEXP Objects to Chihuly Recommendation

Beer Sends More Bucks to Block Booze

More Doda Busts in Canada

Asked and Told: Senior Obama Adviser Responds to Angry Slog Commenter's Question

Thought you'd want to know

Mayor on Chihuly: I'll Do What the Public Wants

Overheard on Intraoffice Email

Fuck Those Guys

SL Letter of the Day: He Gets His Kicks Below the Waistline, Sunshine

British Surveillance and the Dog With a Limp

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

SuttonBeresCuller Free Talk Tonight

Week in Review

A Word on Getting Into the Genius Awards

Yet Another Poll Shows Murray Leading Rossi

Lady Gaga's Repeal DADT Speech from Portland, ME

Big Shakeups at DC Comics

Chief John Diaz Shuffles Police Command in Response to Outcry Over Williams Shooting

The Specter of Pornography at Calvin College

J'ai Testé Pour Vous: La Boulangerie

What Happens Next with the Chihuly Museum

The Morning News

Will City Try to Borrow Millions from MOHAI?

Watch the Senate Debate DADT Repeal Live

Something Like Seppuku in an Anchorage Park: Given Afterwich Give

SL Letter of the Day: In a Word...

Giant Lazy Snake Needs a Bath!

Reading Today: A Hot-Sauce-Addicted Poet

For These Small Business Owners, Choice in Rossi-Murray Race Is Clear

Obama Stare Down

J’ai Testé Pour Vous: Belle Epicurean

Welcome to the Book-Reviewing Business, Kid


Pantha Du Prince

Martin Creed

White Hills

'The Lady with All the Answers'

Stranger Genius Awards

'I'm Still Here'

The French Project

Oktoberfest at Pair