Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 2 - 8, 2010

Vol. 20, No. 13

Savage Love

Macho Drama

I, Anonymous

Drive-by Douchebaggery


Laughter and Screams

Buy Toy Story 3 for Your Anti-Socialist Children

The Warrior’s Way: Wang Dang, Sweet Wu-Tang


A Friend Indeed

On October 24, Sub Pop's Andy Kotowicz passed away following a tragic car accident, leaving behind a wife and daughter—this week, the artists he worked with remember him.

He's Gained Control

Peter Hook Is Overjoyed to Bring You Unknown Pleasures

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

Let's Have a Toast to the Mad Rads

It's a Hit

Six (or Five) Songs from the Vaults

Data Breaker

Pop Surgery, Josh Wink, and N-Type

My Philosophy

The Best Weed Rap Currently Available, and Mad Rad

Sound Check

John McLaughlin: Miles Davis Raga


My Current Musical Obsession

Poster of the Week

Poster by Jonathan Horn

The Homosexual Agenda

The Dandy Warhols, Lick, and Just Another Wasted Christmas

Party Crasher

Of Course You Realize This Means War


Pagan Christmas

John Osebold's Mountain and Seattle Rep's Dancing at Lughnasa

Visual Art

Epics and Ghosts

The Big, Great Landscape Sculptures and Stories You've Never Heard Of


Between Two Poles

A New Translation Adds to Walter Benjamin's Duality

Food & Drink

Primo for the People

Stromboli Under a Crystal Chandelier

Happiest Hour

Taqueria Tequila

Chow Bio

Campbell's Limited-Edition Harvest Orange Tomato Soup


Five Rough Drafts

A Few Articles I Tried to Write That Didn’t Pan Out

Meet This Year's Strangercrombie Charities

Childhaven and Downtown Emergency Service Center will split the money. Here's why we chose them.


Declaring War on the Liquor Board

Our State Liquor Rules Are Ridiculous, Inefficient, Prudish, and a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars

Last Call for Later Bar Hours

Governor Quietly Kills Seattle's Push to Extend Drinking Hours Past 2:00 a.m.

Control Tower

Snagging the Elusive Hot Bi Babe

I Love Television

Hassling the Hoff

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Last Days

One Day at a Time


And it Just Keeps Getting Worse...

Today in Bad Ideas That Are Sure to Annoy Me One Day

Your New Favorite Curry Shack

Christopher Frizzelle Hates Freedom!

An Eloquent Call to Action, With Email Addresses

Rudolph the Skull-Punctured Reindeer

Connecting the Dots Between the Capitol Hill Hatchet Murder and State Budget Cuts

Now Open: Showa, Din Tai Fung, More Street Food, Etc.!

A Good Sign from the 9th Circuit?

Tron: Legacy, Celebration, and Disney's Knack for Pervasive Fakeness

A Fair from Afar, Seattle Edition: Pictures of Aqua and More!

Bear Jew vs. Bear Jew

Seattle Responds to Smithsonian Censhorship

Morning News: U.S. Loses World Cup Bid, Willie Nelson Allegedly Smokes Pot, SPD Twitters like a Teen

So You Say You Want to Buy an E-Book Locally?

The Thomas Kinkade Census

Silence Equals Death: Will the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, and the Frye Join In the Protest?

The Morning News

The Man of Our Hour: Julian Assange

Memo to Anyone Who's Thinking of Resting Their Weight on the Back of One of Those Sturdy-Looking Chairs at Town Hall and Leaning Forward

DADT Developments

The Town That Disney Built

Colbert Offers Relationship Advice to the President

A Fair from Afar: So Much Art His Face Hurts

Why Are Bartenders Always Fucking Up Your Vodka Soda/Tonic?

Amazon Drops WikiLeaks

Robots are Taking Jobs Away from Hard-Working American Meth Heads

The Morning News

Dear Democrats...

Morning News: Army Vet Allegedly Stalks Religious Freaks, Christmas's War on Trees, and Job Skills for Drop Outs

Bishop Eddie Long: The Plot Thickens...with Mediation!

The Forrest Gump of Crown Hill?

The Weirdest Book News from Yesterday

Savage on Olbermann

Today: Arraignment for the Accused Capitol Hill Hatchet Murderer

The Ball, the Boys, and the Big Dogs

MMmmmmmm Chocolate Milk....

Life on Earth

Stupid, Stupid Baby

WSDOT and Rasmussen Will Respond to Recent Tunnel Forum

Megashark vs. Crocosaurus vs. Urkel... ON WHOM DO YOU WAGER?!?

Elizabeth Edwards

Today in Conservative Compassion: Disinviting Islam, and Against AIDS Relief

Empire Strikes Back

Here Comes the Google eBookstore

Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson Is “Dead Serious” About Legalizing Pot Next Year

A Critical Overview of This Week's Stranger

Today in Mug Shots

SL Letter of the Day: Do We Invite The Daughter's Ex For Christmas?

Guernica Tonight!

Cornish Has A New President

GOP Hack Tells Starving American Kids to Eat a Banana

An X-Mas Present for Mr. Whiskers!

The Morning News

The Town That Disney Built, Take Two

Solomon Georgio to Headline the Comedy Underground!

SL Letter of the Day: Just Walk Away

Hey, Richard Conlin, You Cowardly Piece of Shit

Battle Over Skyscraper Signs Today

E-Comics to Follow the Google Books Model?

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: GGW, Free E-Books, and Soulless Thieves

Special Session Coming This Month

God Damn, That Mad Rad Show Last Night Was Fun

Get Your Ass Off the Couch: Historical Soliloquies and Punk Rock Flea Markets

Nigeria Charging Cheney With Corruption

The Morning News

Sometimes Bigots will pay a political price

New From FCKH8: "You bully your kid, you bury your kid."

Reagan Dunn, Budget Whiz

Catching Up with the Quaids

Gift Cow

The End of Obama

The Sky Over Seattle Is Beautiful Right Now

Super Meta Boy

Hide Your Kids From the TSA Is Down Right Now

The Would-Be Robber Who Cried "Rape!"

Do You Make Delicious Cocktails? Do You Like $100 Bills?

Today Is World AIDS Day

This Week's Caperin': People Yell at Derek Via the Internet!

Judging the Bodies

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Too Early?

The Gigabyte Cache of Secret Documents

Another Reason Justin Bieber is Better than You...

Lunchtime Quickie: And Now, A Very Special Song About Strangercrombie

Dear Steve Martin, Please Stop Talking About Art Please!

Nicely Done, Reuters, Nicely Done

And on World AIDS Day, A Gay Portraiture Show Is Censored in D.C.

The Morning News

Wikileaks Poison Pill

Burgess Bill Would Declare Stickers Grafitti

Mad Rad's New Album The Youth Die Young

The Special Relationship Between Censorship and The Gay Thing

Here is John Waters Giving Justin Bieber a "Reach Around." That is All.

Titus Tonight at Central Cinema

Charles Mudede on Translation

Turn the Lusty Lady into the Next ConWorks?

"I never said that and I don't believe it." (Or: Justice Sanders Contends His Race Comments Were Taken the Wrong Way)

Currently Hanging: Roy McMakin

Is Polaroid About to Meet the Digital Age?

Lunchtime Quickie: Ch'Arms, Like Spanx for Your Arms

Susan Philipsz Won the Turner

We Don't Need More Vitamin D? Even on a Day Like Today?

The New Head of the Republican National Committee Will Probably Be White

Don't Be a Selfish Jerk This Holiday Season

Here's Your Chance to Grill the Mayor on the Tunnel

Bring it On: Hackers Attack Swiss Bank that Froze Assange's Account

Is Legal?

Marvin Zindler, We Hardly Knew Ye

Look Who's Publishing!

Tunnel Cost Overrun Initiative Will Be Filed Thursday

The Birds of Seattle

SIFF's New Home

Civil Unions Approved in Illinois

WikiLeaks Donations

WikiLeaks Hysteria

Last Night's ArtWalk Was Great. Tomorrow Looks Good For Art Too.

A Few Minutes with the New Cornish President

Empire and the General Intellect

Christianity Today

Manhattan Man Complains of Vandalism

What You Missed at Last Night's Tunnel Talk: Transit Options and a Cost Overrun Initiative

So Let Me Get This Straight, City Council: Street-Level Stickers are an Illegal Eyesore, But Billboards on Skyscrapers are a Beautiful Moneymaker?

Kentucky's Batshit "Creation Museum" Is Subsidized By Taxpayers

Christmas Tree Kitty Cat? Yew are Sooo Ba-yad!

Last Night in Ballard, an Angel Band and a Stunning Voice

Shorter Dominic Holden: Tom Rasmussen Is a Coward and a Liar

Required Reading: Krugman on the Moral Collapse of the Obama Administration

Wikileaks Spurred by Homosexual Agenda

John McCain: Bigot, Liar, Asshole

D.C. Director Says, Well, It Wasn't Really Censorship. (?!??) Go Tacoma Art Museum. And Will the BLATANT Censorship Be Reversed?

Snow Brings Racist Snowmen to Idaho

The Protester Banned for Life for Wearing the Video Around His Neck in Protest at the Smithsonian

Re: Today Is World AIDS Day

"That is not compromise. It is capitulation."

It's Hard Out Here for a Tourist

Scott Brown Goes for DADT Repeal, Republican Heads Explode

ACLU and More than 30 Organizations Formally Ask Federal Prosecutors to Investigate SPD for Misconduct

Flyover Videos of the Stadiums for Qatar 2022

No Discipline for Officer Who Punched Jaywalker

Tell the Smithsonian to Stop Censoring Art

The Big [Surprise] Payback

Message Received. But What Does It Mean?

A Rampage on 2nd Avenue

Justin Bieber's Hot New Pedo-stache!

My Public Stigmata

Newt Gingrich's 12-Step Plan

A New Site to Micro-Fund Individual Artist Projects

Love and Other Drugs: Jake Gyllenhaal Naked, You Guys!

Today in Elegant Neologisms

Lunchtime Quickie: Drugs, Drugs, Drugs

How the Kvetch Stole Chanukah

Hey, Seattle! Move In!

Toy Story 3 Is Anti-Socialist Propaganda

The Hill That Was Saved Just to Tell You A Story: Duwamish Hill Preserve

The Downtown Tunnel Will Cost $2.8 Billion, but Will Move Fewer Cars Than the Ballard Bridge

Traffic Report

Woman Barricades Herself In Roosevelt-Area Apartment

Lazy Blogging: Girls in Underwear Edition

Mudede on Toy Story 3: The Battle Rages On!

History Art: Gloria's Cause at On the Boards

Lunchtime Quickie: Traffic Report, The Spokane Washington Edition

Tonight on KCTS: Biking Across China

Another Person Gets Shot by a Seattle Cop

Required Reading: Andrew Sullivan On the Smithsonian's Cowardice and Bill Donohue's Hatred

U.S. to Host World Press Freedom Day in 2011

You Should Go See John Layman at Comics Dungeon This Sunday

Lemurs Eat Thanksgiving Dinner!

A Fair from Afar: Today in Miami

Glenn Beckwatch: Terrorist Math

Hitchens on the TSA

Seattle Is Ignoring Its Biggest Redevelopment Project, Which Could Replace Dozens of Three-Story Buildings with Skyscrapers

Where Are the Democrats on That Pledge to Let the Bush Tax Cuts Expire?

Finally, Somebody Has the Balls to Defend the Rights of Money

Seattle Wins National Novel Writing Month Again

Do You Want to Hear All of Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Played at the Same Time?

SL Letter of the Day: How Do I Get Mom To Come Out?

Required Reading: Clay Shirky on WikiLeaks

Follow the Prop 8 Hearing Live at 10 AM

Just Wanted to Let You People Know...

University in Tennessee Fires Coach for Being a Lesbian, Having a Partner, Starting a Family

Gird Your Loins for Strangercrombie!

Bristol Palin Urticates Olbermann

The Corruption of Afghanistan

Obama's Talking to You, Slog. You Hate His Compromises? Here's What He Thinks of Your Complaints

Matt Briggs and the First Iraq War

Who's More Popular than Barack Obama?

Would You Pay a $5 Toll to Cross the 520 Bridge?

Sometimes You Just Crave a House the Size of Your Armpit

Please Ignore the Human Spam

Amazon Under Fire for Dropping WikiLeaks

Big Week for the Big Dead Man

Tunnel Debate On—Are The Stranger’s Fee-Fees Hurt?

"You Be Like, 'Maury, I Am Not the Father of That Baby,' and Post-Structuralism Be Like, 'You Are the Father of That Baby'"

Bad Shit's Going Down in Texas

George Lucas Is On the Way to Becoming the Evilest Person in Cinematic History

Reading This Week: Comic Books, Dueling Teddy Roosevelt Readings, and Some Excellent Small Press Authors

I Fondled a NookColor

Do You Want to See and Hear Michael Cera Play Bass for Mister Heavenly?

Aberdeen School District Says Harrassed Student "Feels Safe in Our Schools"

Tonight Is Art Walk

Assange Speaks Out

You Get a Dickens! You Get a Dickens! Everybody Gets a Dickens!

Police Back Plan to Let Felons Withhold Criminal Records on Rental, Job Applications

Nate Silver on the Bush Tax Cuts

My Favorite Things At This Weekend's Urban Craft Uprising

Name This Band: Special Guy-Playing-Bass-in-a-Swamp Edition!!!

For Some Reason, I Watched Skyline

Not Finished Yelling About Brave New World and the Seattle Public Schools?

Under Sharia Law All Gay People Get Ponies

Lieberman Suggests Prosecution of New York Times, Too

Man Arrested for Giving White Facial on Thanksgiving Day

This CNN Reporter Is So Cringeworthy, She Makes the Artist With the Camera IN HIS HEAD Look Normal

What Does it Take to Get You to Go Out on a Sunday Night?

"Good place to view decked-out holiday houses?"

Someday, Slog, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me...

Iran's Lady Problem

They Haven't Found the Gay Gene Yet

Michael LaRosa, in Court on Murder Charges, Gets Sent for a Competency Evaluation

Glenn Beckwatch: George Soros Probably Caused His Indigestion, Too

Wunchtime Qwickie: Andwoo The Wittlest White Supwemissist

Michael Cera Play the Bass in a Real Band! Bret Michaels Shaves His Armpits! Burl Ives's Detached Head! The Intelligence Makes it Back From Tour Alive!

Rasmussen Will Debate After All

The Great Wall of Shame

Twittering to the White House: Ron Paul Is Right?

Chinese High-Speed Train Breaks World Record

Glenn Beckwatch: Credit Where It's Due

Week in Review

Sarah Palin = Michael Vick?

Capitol Hill P-Patch Needs YOU!

To the Critics of My Critique of Toy [Tea Party] Story 3

"Favorite cheap and easy craft projects?"

Rome Started Falling Right About the Time The Romans Stopped Feeding Christians to Lions, Right?

Swiss Bank Attacks Assange

Mayor Will Announce Chihuly Decision by End of Year

It's Time to Give Rural Republicans the Government They Demand

Life By Other Means?

Mistreating WikiLeaks

It's Cocktail O'Clock in Questionland

Make Straight Marriage Compulsory

Our Man in Mexico City

What He Said


Dear Science: Experimenting on Your Baby

Savage Love Episode 18

Savage Love Episode 50

In/Visible: The Exit Interview with SAM's Contemporary Curator

Dear Science: Economic Collapse

Savage Love Episode 13

Savage Love Episode 45

Savage Love Episode 72

Dear Science: Man's Best Friend

Savage Love Episode 8

Savage Love Episode 40

Savage Love Episode 35

Savage Love Episode 67

Setlist: July 18, 2008

Savage Love Episode 3

Savage Love Episode 30

Savage Love Episode 62

Setlist: May 9, 2008

In/Visible: In Neverland: Marc Dombrosky's Trip

In/Visible: Paul & Richard, The Podcast

Savage Love Episode 25

Savage Love Episode 57

Savage Love Episode 216

In/Visible: Titus Kaphar, Pushing His Own Damn Boat

Savage Love Episode 20

Savage Love Episode 52

Dear Science: All About Pot

Savage Love Episode 15

Savage Love Episode 47

Savage Love Episode 74

Dear Science: Behavior Modification

Savage Love Episode 10

Savage Love Episode 42

Savage Love Episode 37

Savage Love Episode 69

Setlist: August 1, 2008

Savage Love Episode 5

Savage Love Episode 32

Savage Love Episode 64

Setlist: May 30, 2008

In/Visible: The Morisons: It's Not About What You Have, It's About What You Know

In/Visible: Finding Robert Mapplethorpe in a Box on a Shelf

Savage Love Episode 27

Savage Love Episode 59

Dear Science: Stem Cell Liberation

In/Visible: Art and the American Way: SAM Curator Patti Junker Talks

Savage Love Episode 22

Savage Love Episode 54

Dear Science: Why Are There Homos?

Savage Love Episode 17

Savage Love Episode 49

Savage Love Episode 76

Dear Science: Detecting Bias

Savage Love Episode 12

Savage Love Episode 44

Savage Love Episode 71

Setlist: August 22, 2008

Savage Love Episode 7

Savage Love Episode 39

Savage Love Episode 34

Savage Love Episode 66

Setlist: July 11, 2008

Savage Love Episode 2

In/Visible: Tannaz Farsi: Art, Iranian Revolution, and Forgetting

Savage Love Episode 29

Savage Love Episode 61

Setlist: May 2, 2008

In/Visible: Alice Wheeler: I Tried to Contain Myself But I Escaped

Savage Love Episode 24

Savage Love Episode 56

Dear Science: Traffic

Savage Love Episode 19

Savage Love Episode 51

Dear Science: Traveler's Sickness

Savage Love Episode 14

Savage Love Episode 46

Savage Love Episode 73

Dear Science: Sex and Drugs

Savage Love Episode 9

Savage Love Episode 41

Savage Love Episode 36

Savage Love Episode 68

Setlist: July 25, 2008

Savage Love Episode 4

Savage Love Episode 31

Savage Love Episode 63

Setlist: May 16, 2008

In/Visible: The Teaching Artist

In/Visible: Stelarc: The Man with the Ear-Arm

Savage Love Episode 26

Savage Love Episode 58

Dear Science: Glowing Green Mice

In/Visible: Corin Hewitt: The Desire and Anxiety of Reproduction and Decay

Savage Love Episode 21

Savage Love Episode 53

Dear Science: Nuclear Energy

Savage Love Episode 16

Savage Love Episode 48

Savage Love Episode 75

Dear Science: Eugenics

Savage Love Episode 11

Savage Love Episode 43

Savage Love Episode 70

Setlist: August 15, 2008

Savage Love Episode 6

Savage Love Episode 38

Savage Love Episode 33

Savage Love Episode 65

Setlist: June 6, 2008

In/Visible: Josh Faught: Sculpture Is An Imperial Force

Savage Love Episode 28

Savage Love Episode 60

Setlist: April 25, 2008

In/Visible: Making Art While Nervous: The Plein-Air Prisons of Buddy Bunting

Savage Love Episode 23

Savage Love Episode 55

Savage Love Episode 1


Hot Buttered Rum


John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension

'Guernica' Talk

Benefit for the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation

'Die Hard'

'Vs. the Matador'

Chris Hedges