Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 9 - 15, 2010

Vol. 20, No. 14

Savage Love

Sixy Jackoffpot


The Dark Side of Pink

Bitches, Ballet, and the Birdbrained Ending of Black Swan


The Chronicles of Narnia Made Me an Atheist

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale: Rampant Consumerism

I, Anonymous


Fringe Music Central

Wall of Sound Celebrates 20 Years of Expert Music Curation

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space

Tame Impala Take on the Horizon

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

Fucking in the Streets

Tit Pig: Slam Dancing and Shit Talk

It's a Hit

New Songs from Ray Jr., Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the Mountain Goats

Data Breaker

2010 Laptop Battle, imneye's Neo-Illbient Mutations

My Philosphy

Dam-Funk, Big Freedia, and "Sissy Bounce"

Sound Check

Mark Gajadhar: The German-Girl-with-Bass Story

Poster of the Week

Poster by Small Horse Studio


My Favorite Fugazi Song Is Also My New Favorite Band

The Homosexual Agenda

Big Freedia and Dickslap

Visual Art

A Cubist Take on a Cubist

Twelve Know-Nothings Look at Picasso


Constant Reader

I Found It at the Movies

Food & Drink

Please Calm Down

Yes, I Know What Xiaolongbao Is, and Yes, I Have Eaten Xiaolongbao in Bellevue, and No, I Wouldn't Bother

The Happiest Hour

In the Red


Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

I Love Television



Last Days

The Week in Review


In/Visible: The Past Is Back

In/Visible: Doing It Right

Dear Science: Dear Science: The Inner Workings of HIV

Setlist: September 14, 2007

Setlist: April 18, 2008

In/Visible: Love and Loss

In/Visible: Behind the Story

Dear Science: Just How Green Are Hybrid Cars?

Setlist: August 10, 2007

Setlist: March 14, 2008

In/Visible: Sculpture Study Group, Part 2

In/Visible: Dandelion in America

In/Visible: When Museums Sell Their Art: The Tackling of a Taboo

Setlist: July 6, 2007

Setlist: June 1, 2007

Setlist: January 18, 2008

In/Visible: Encyclopedic Bushwacking

In/Visible: Betty Tompkins: On Making Fuck Paintings Since 1969 (NSFW Image Included)

Setlist: April 6, 2007

Setlist: December 7, 2007

In/Visible: Better Living

In/Visible: Sam Davidson of the Long View and the Bowties

In/Visible: Artists of the Apocalypse Speak

Setlist: February 16, 2007

Setlist: November 2, 2007

In/Visible: Living with It

In/Visible: City of Film

In/Visible: Hey Dario, I Just Got Your Woolly Mammoth Hairs In, Give Me A Call

Setlist: Setlist

Setlist: September 28, 2007

In/Visible: Touching the Tiepolo

In/Visible: Support Responsible Abstraction

Dear Science: Eating Brains = Bad

Setlist: August 24, 2007

Setlist: March 28, 2008

In/Visible: Why the Usual Suspects

In/Visible: Exposed to the Elements

In/Visible: Art in Obama America: So How Will Art Change?

Setlist: July 20, 2007

Setlist: June 15, 2007

Setlist: February 8, 2008

In/Visible: Lawrimore Project

In/Visible: What Mimi Gates Loves

In/Visible: An Artist Becoming: Caleb Larsen

Setlist: May 4, 2007

Setlist: December 21, 2007

In/Visible: Furry

In/Visible: Wade Kavanaugh: Making the Regrade Reappear

In/Visible: Isaac Layman: Making Photographs Out of Nothing at All

Setlist: March 9, 2007

Setlist: November 16, 2007

In/Visible: Consider the Iron

In/Visible: The Black Art Show of Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Setlist: January 19, 2007

Setlist: October 11, 2007

In/Visible: Art, Guts, and Guns

In/Visible: Happy Ending Machine

In/Visible: Heaven Early

Dear Science: Dear Science: Which Way Is Greener?

Setlist: September 7, 2007

Setlist: April 11, 2008

In/Visible: Low Resolution

In/Visible: What You See Is What You See?

In/Visible: Going Out of Plumb

Setlist: August 3, 2007

Setlist: March 7, 2008

In/Visible: Sculpture Study Group, Part 1

In/Visible: Hooked on Paper

In/Visible: Roger Fernandes: An Artist His Ancestors Would Recognize

Setlist: June 29, 2007

Setlist: May 18, 2007

Setlist: January 11, 2008

In/Visible: A Walking Sculpture That Will Talk to You, Maybe Lie to You

In/Visible: Wandering Storyteller Marooned in Seattle: Alec Soth at the Sorrento

In/Visible: Leo Berk and the Cave

Setlist: March 30, 2007

Setlist: November 30, 2007

In/Visible: Course of Empire

In/Visible: How Does It Feel Winning the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards?

Setlist: February 2, 2007

Setlist: October 26, 2007

In/Visible: Slow Concrete Abstraction

In/Visible: Operation Enduring Freedom

In/Visible: The Artist Running the Artist-Run Zine

Dear Science: Dear Science: Raw Milk

Setlist: September 21, 2007

In/Visible: Roots & Branches

In/Visible: A Roman Art Tour

Dear Science: Electricity: Friend or Foe?

Setlist: August 17, 2007

Setlist: March 21, 2008

In/Visible: Eric Fredericksen

In/Visible: Photographs for Underneath a Freeway

In/Visible: The Artist Who Would Like to Redesign Seattle's Street Grid

Setlist: July 13, 2007

Setlist: June 8, 2007

Setlist: January 25, 2008

Savage Love Episode 217

In/Visible: The Most Promising Young Painter in Seattle

In/Visible: Dias, Riedweg, and the Art of Figuring Out Where You Stand in the World

Setlist: April 20, 2007

Setlist: December 14, 2007

In/Visible: Comeback Kid

In/Visible: Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn: Vaudevillians of the Apocalypse

In/Visible: Oliver Herring: The Man Who Says Yes to Everything

Setlist: February 23, 2007

Setlist: November 9, 2007

In/Visible: New Curator in Town

In/Visible: Blue Tarp and Bovine

In/Visible: Fever Dreams

Setlist: Setlist

Setlist: October 5, 2007

In/Visible: Even the Dreadful Martyrdom

In/Visible: The Disillusioned Photographer

Dear Science: Dear Science: Faking it

Setlist: August 31, 2007 Bumbershoot Show!

Setlist: April 4, 2008

In/Visible: Making the Scene

In/Visible: Threesome

In/Visible: Those Indian Paintings: Now Hear from the Curator Who Discovered Them

Setlist: July 27, 2007

Setlist: February 29, 2008

In/Visible: Body Building

In/Visible: On Style

In/Visible: Lawrence Weschler: The P.T. Barnum of the Mind

Setlist: June 22, 2007

Setlist: May 11, 2007

Setlist: December 28, 2007

In/Visible: Verbist

In/Visible: Mary Temple and the Doubting Zone

In/Visible: Sweden's Feeling Sinister

Setlist: March 23, 2007

Setlist: November 23, 2007

In/Visible: Low Budget and Without Permission

In/Visible: Stefano Catalani: Inside a Once-Infamous Museum

Setlist: January 26, 2007

Setlist: October 19, 2007

In/Visible: Magic Mountain


Get Your Ass Off the Couch: Pine Wreaths and Wikileaks

Were You Thinking of Driving to Bellevue for Xiaolongbao?

It's Almost Cocktail O'Clock!

Slog Poll: Big News for the Seattle Center!

The Light Rail Tunnels Are Not Like the Deep-Bore Tunnel

Assange and his Accusers

Get Your Ass Off the Couch: Convo, Malaria, and Whatever You Want

Case of the Mondays? Strangercrombie Can Help!

A Fair from Afar: Miami's Over, Bitchez!

Skyscraper Signs Could Attract New Employers

Google Thinks You Are an Idiot, Not to be Trusted with a Computer

Make Sure Your (Public) New Year's Eve Party Gets in Our Calendar

A Universe Sans God

This Is How You Update a Logo

Lunchtime Quickie: Hey, Politico-Correctos! He's Keeping His Racism In His "Joke" Drawer, Okay?

Best Thing I Learned This Week?

And THIS is How You Kill a Zombie

A Joke Perfected

How Many Kindles Has Amazon Sold?

LA MOCA Whites Over A Commissioned Mural Depicting Coffins With Dollar Bills Draped Over Them Instead of Flags

In Case You're Wondering...

Global Obama

Ferris Observation Wheel Bound for Seattle Center

Michael Moore Posts Assange's Bail (But Assange Remains in Jail)

If the Seattle Center Is So Cash-Strapped, Why Is It Kicking Out Paying Tenants?

Today: Free Fries Friday (With Santa!)

Sudanese Stupidity

Life Is Odd

Get Your Ass Off the Couch: Toxic Toys and Healthcare Fat Cats

This Week in Film: Chronz of Narn: V of the DT

Mark Madoff Found Dead

All I Want for Christmas are Two Eighth-Row Seats to This

State’s Chosen Team Would Dig Wider Tunnel than Anticipated

Police Beat: The Return of the Bus Tunnel Attack

Stephen Colbert Proves Steve Martin Can Talk About Art Without Being Boring

A View of the Capitol Hill Light Rail Construction

"Who makes the best portobello mushroom sandwich in Seattle?"

"Don't that poster look dusty."

Required Reading: Frank Rich on Homophobia at the Smithsonian—And In Washington D.C.

Conlin Capitulates to Anti-Sign Crowd

CA DMV Employee Sends Hateful Letter to Home of Trans Woman

Today in Ways to Cut Another $4.6 Billion from the State Budget

The Morning News

Sexy Santa

Is a Lack of King County Prisoners a Financial Problem or a Reason to Celebrate?

Required Viewing: Count Spirochete

Today in "Another Bieber Mystery Solved!"

Smart People and Cheap Booze Tomorrow at Havana

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

Strangercrombie: THE THINGS YOU CAN GET!

Activists, Housing Authority Dispute Study on Razing Low-Income Homes

Kyle Johnson's Portraits of Seattle Project

SL Letter of the Day: Sitting On a Secret

Turn off That Rap "Music"!

"Anybody know where to find a good NYC-style deli?"

A Paid Right-Wing Activist Made Our National Museum Censor Itself

Anti-Piracy Author a Pirate

New York Times Miscellany

Reading This Week: Bring on the Locals

This Is Sweet


The Fresno Bee on Butt-Gate

"Obama's Worst Nightmare"

Cupcakes, Ice Cream, and Bears, OH MY!

Both Parties Agree: School Lunches Suck

The Amazing Rape-O Presents... "Wack Your Pack!"

Assange and the Exposure of Global Power

Tablets Are the Future of Comics

Jonathan Golob Thinks I Am an Idiot

Get Ready for a Miley Cyrus-Inspired Salvia Boom

Confidential to Coke & Pepsi: For Five Million Dollars The Stranger Will Drop Its Support Of Soda Taxes Too

Senator Murray Calls Failure of DADT Repeal "Shameful," Cantwell Calls It "Disappointing," and Obama Says He's "Extremely Disappointed"

Athletic Trainer Allegedly Examined Testicles of Healthy Athletes


Wikileaks Uncovers North Korea's Poor Taste in Music!

Publish a Book, Commission a Revenge Rap, Invest in Your Political Future

Strangercrombie Is the Nobel Prize Winner of Holiday Shopping

Fuck Susan Collins

"This Chapter of Freedom Is Brought to You by Preparation H"

Effin' A! The Strangercrombie Bonanza Continues

Currently Hanging: Wang Huaiqing and the Nobel

Gun-Crazy Country

Christian Pick-Up Lines: "I'm the big brother, she's the little sister, I'm there to tease her."

Best Google Image Search Ever

Fascist? There's an App for That!

Today in the Creepy Elf

Sexy, Sexy... Cliff Mass?

Four People Fighting Over One Fish

Metrodome Roof Collapses

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Is Filibustering—For Real—Barack Obama's Tax Capitulation

German Doctors Create MRI of Baby Being Born

Re: The Scare-Mongering, Diseased-Anus-Mongering HIV Prevention Ad That's Pissing People Off

Careful, State Legislators, or People Will Start to Think You Can Do Everything This Quickly

Holmes Won't Prosecute Cobane for Stepping on Suspect and Threatening to "Beat the Fucking Mexican Piss Out of You, Homie"

Collateral Damage

"People will indeed die as a result of some of these cuts."

Biblical Guidance For Rape Victims

Warhol Foundation to the Smithsonian: Put the Video Back Up Or We're Not Giving You Any More Money

Good Morning. Over the Weekend Lawmakers Cut $700 Million from the State Budget

In Case You Thought You Couldn't Love Bea Arthur Any More

Week in Review

Ugly Xmas Sweater? You've Just Been Out Uglied!

I'm Just Glad Somebody Is There for Afghan Women

Jonathan Lethem Versus "Rowdy" Roddy Piper

Today in Book Reviews

Flickr Photo of the Day

The Age of Incompetent Terrorists

A Year of Brunch at the Skylark Cafe

Sen. Bernie Sanders, American Hero

Giving City Dwellers Something (More) to Feel Smug About

Wine, Women, and Songs: ALL FOR YOU!

LIVE: Tunnel Bids to Be Unveiled (and the Winner Is...)

HIV Prevention Campaign From Mars

The Animals of Enumclaw

SL Letter of the Day: An Email Exchange

Caperin': Derek Erdman Loses His Records to Floodageddon 2010!

Chihuly Museum Wouldn't Mitigate $1 Million Debt Owed to Seattle Center

'Do You Think of Yourself as Brave?': One Artist Asks Another, Who Doesn't Answer

Nativity Camel Crushes Church-Goers, and... STOP LAUGHING YOU GUYS!

This Is Why People Pirate Movies

Capitalism's Man of the Year

The Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Now With Sexy-Sexy Firemen and Sexy-Sexy Toys

Rango: It's Like High Noon... with Lizards

The Morning News

Strangercrombie: The Pioneer Square Edition

Whatever Happened to Public Access TV?

"Wanna see my cock now, faggot?"

I'm With Constant

The Happiest Hour: Phinney Ridge's In the Red

Why Does the Seattle Times Hate Working People?

School Board Keeps Brave New World on the Curriculum

Imagine Waking Up to the Headline That the Leader of Your Country Has Been Running a Criminal Organization That Kills People for Their Organs

Christianity Today

Traffic Report

There Are Still Some Democrats In Washington D.C.

The Morning News

Oh, How McGinn Lervs Chihuly

Lunchtime Quickie: Austria Rules, Germany Drools

Morning News: Floods, Nazis, and Swindlers

A Drink Driver

SL Letters of the Day: Other Possible Explanations

Flickr Photo of the Day

"Craggy! We Were Only Taking the Rolls to See a Show at the Palladium. What's All the Hubbub About?"

Stolen Labels

One Anti-Tunnel Campaign Calls the Kettle Black

"You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."

Where Are the Candy-Coated Mini Junior Mints?

Every Wonder What a Shoshone Cemetery (with Graves Made of Metal Bedframes) Looks Like?

Re: Metrodome Roof Collapses

Lunchtime Quickie: CNN Is Full of Shit

Officers of the NYPD Beat Woman Because of Dog Poop

Pick One

An Abstinence Education

Microsoft Gives Criswell a Run for His Money

No DADT Vote Tonight/Fuck Susan Collins, Part 2

Cary Moon's Excellent Comments on the Tunnel—And Her Call to Go Back and Study Surface/Transit

The Morning News

Proof That My Dusty Twitter Account Isn't Alone

Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: French Foreign Legion Merchandise

A Profile in Courage

"Have You Tried Turning It Off and Then Turning It Back On?"

Lunchtime Quickie: Why Do Russians Have So Much More Fun

Strong Statement, Plan of Action by Museum Director

Man Tazes Convenience Store Suspects Acting Belligerent

Things That Came Out of the Mayor's Mouth

Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional

Flickr Photo(s) of the Day

It Is an Exciting Day for Science!

Public Employees Agree to Three Percent Pay Cut

DADT Repeal Fails

What Are the Best Album Covers of 2010?

WikiLeaks Saga Gets the Taiwanese Animation Treatment

If You Think People Will Die Because of Saturday's Budget Cuts, Just Wait Until January

Are They Running? And What Does It Mean?

Twittering to the White House: Newt Gingrich's Twitter Freakout

First Ever Museum Wing Devoted to the Art of Smell

It's the Lord's Day. Buy! Buy! Buy!

SL Letter of the Day: Love Means Never Getting To Say...

SL Letter of the Day: Bring the Pain

Ron Paul Can Officially Boss the Fed Around Now

That's One Way To Save Threatened Tuna Species

It Gets Better: Openly Gay Soldier Edition

Dogs Only Want One Thing for Christmas...

Tim Minchin Puts Your Depressing, Gray Morning in Perspective

Richard Holbrooke Has Died

Currently Hanging: Wynne Greenwood

Don't Click This Link!

The Tea Party In Power

Peanut Butter Snickers... FINALLY.

Not Funny? Olympia Law Firm Apologizes for Mocking Justice Sanders's KFC Outreach

DADT Repeal Back On?

Listen to Taylor Momsen, Girls

For the Jew Who Has Everything: Handerpants!

The Scare-Mongering, Diseased-Anus-Mongering HIV Prevention Ad That's Pissing People Off

New Tunnel Initiative Called "Waste of the Taxpayers' Money and Trees"

'Rape' Vs 'Coupling'

Traffic Report

"Where'd My Strangercrombie Donor Badge Go?"

Required Viewing: Rachel Maddow Interviews Author of Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Law

Only the Good Die Young? Seattle Tops Region in Life Expectancy

Deep Space

Doctors Seemingly Cure Patient's HIV with Stem Cells

Stephen Colbert, Art Critick: Eric Cantor, in Censorship Threat, Was 'exploding our preconceptions of what it means to pander'!

2022 World Cup: Get Ready for Dry and Sexless Good Times

Steal of the Day: Arrested Development DVD Box Set!

Re: Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional

The New Times

This Month's Slog Happy Is Going to Be the Best Slog Happy Ever!

Charlie Crist Pardons Jim Morrison's Florida Indecent Exposure Conviction

On Theodore Roosevelt, WikiLeaks, and Fantagraphics

Japanese Cats Work Too Damn Hard

Half-Orphan Boogies Down on Today Show

A Few More Reasons to Love Australia (Besides the Fact They Don't Give a Shit)

SL Letter of the Day: Control Issues

"She's a good mom."

Chernobyl Soon Open for Business

The State Department Can Kiss My G2

Another Comic Strip Bites the Dust

One Last Push, Slog!

Why Do Republicans Hate the Heroes of 9/11?

It's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Cinemas in Distress, Santas in Costume, and Laurelhurst

Watching Operation Payback

Am I a Dick for Thinking This Reads Like an Onion Article?

A Souvenir for Savage from the Dominican Republic

ALCU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Harassed Student

Lunchtime Reading: A New Story from George Saunders

Real Steel Trailer, Guys! (Wherein Robots Beat the Shit Out of Each Other)

Is Sarah Palin a One-Hit Wonder?

The Morning News

Reason #7,416 Why Thin Lizzy Is Awesome

What? You Haven't Browsed Strangercrombie Yet?

Dem Suckiness or American Stupidity?

Where's that Queer Youth Space?

"The move went a little too far."

Death of the Day: Arbre du Ténéré

Morning News: Rain, Climate Change, and the Fourth Estate

The Frye's Response to the Smithsonian Censorship

City Losing $500,000 Annually on Pacific Place Parking Garage

Conservative Christians Are Always Saying That If We Allow Gay Marriage and Let Gays and Lesbians Serve Openly In the Military Then One Day Everyone Will Be Gay and Then the Human Race Will Go Exinct

Now the Tables Have Turned

The Mystery of King County's Excess Jail Space

The Emotional Illiteracy of the Wealthy: People With Money Can't Read People

These Would Be the Exact Same Republicans Who Demanded a $700 Billion Tax Cut For the Rich?

The Primal Light

It Is Time to Bid on Strangercrombie

Do You Have Your Slog Happy Gift Ready?

Breaking News: Kids Snorting Nutmeg to Get High!

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

You Guys! Strangercrombie Is So Important This Year

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds Are Divorcing

Double Dream Hands!

Gun-Crazy Country

Welcome Seattle's Newest Bookstore: Paper Hammer

Teens Are Now Smoking More Pot than Cigarettes

James Franco Seduces Himself

Glee's Brittany the Next Buffy?!? WHAT?

In the Mood for Kayaking?

Stupid, Stupid Baby: WAKE UP YOU STUPID BABY!!

Black Swan, White Swan, Zombie, Crucifix: Cris Brodahl at SAM

Germans Have Issues

Mudede Is Under Cyberattack

The Law of the General Economy

Derek Erdman on a Craigslist Exquisite Corpse!!!

Seattle Pinball Museum

The Movement of the Mad Madoff Money

Mike McGinn, on Message About the Tunnel