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


Drunk of the Week

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

I Love Television



Last Days

The Week in Review


Setlist: April 18, 2008

Setlist: August 10, 2007

Dear Science: Just How Green Are Hybrid Cars?

In/Visible: Behind the Story

In/Visible: Love and Loss

Setlist: November 30, 2007

Setlist: March 30, 2007

In/Visible: Leo Berk and the Cave

In/Visible: Course of Empire

In/Visible: The Disillusioned Photographer

In/Visible: Even the Dreadful Martyrdom

Setlist: December 21, 2007

Setlist: May 4, 2007

In/Visible: Wade Kavanaugh: Making the Regrade Reappear

In/Visible: Furry

Setlist: August 31, 2007 Bumbershoot Show!

Dear Science: Dear Science: Faking it

Setlist: January 18, 2008

Setlist: June 1, 2007

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

In/Visible: Encyclopedic Bushwacking

Setlist: September 21, 2007

Dear Science: Dear Science: Raw Milk

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

In/Visible: Operation Enduring Freedom

Setlist: February 29, 2008

Setlist: June 22, 2007

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

In/Visible: On Style

In/Visible: Body Building

Setlist: October 11, 2007

Setlist: January 19, 2007

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

In/Visible: Art, Guts, and Guns

Setlist: March 21, 2008

Setlist: July 13, 2007

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

In/Visible: Photographs for Underneath a Freeway

In/Visible: Eric Fredericksen

Setlist: November 2, 2007

Setlist: February 16, 2007

In/Visible: Artists of the Apocalypse Speak

In/Visible: Living with It

Setlist: April 11, 2008

Setlist: August 3, 2007

In/Visible: Going Out of Plumb

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

In/Visible: Low Resolution

Setlist: November 23, 2007

Setlist: March 23, 2007

In/Visible: Sweden's Feeling Sinister

In/Visible: Low Budget and Without Permission

Dear Science: Eating Brains = Bad

In/Visible: Support Responsible Abstraction

In/Visible: Touching the Tiepolo

Setlist: December 14, 2007

Setlist: April 20, 2007

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

In/Visible: Comeback Kid

Setlist: August 24, 2007

Setlist: January 11, 2008

Setlist: May 18, 2007

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

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

Setlist: September 14, 2007

Dear Science: Dear Science: The Inner Workings of HIV

In/Visible: Doing It Right

In/Visible: The Past Is Back

Setlist: February 8, 2008

Setlist: June 15, 2007

In/Visible: An Artist Becoming: Caleb Larsen

In/Visible: What Mimi Gates Loves

In/Visible: Lawrimore Project

Setlist: October 5, 2007

Setlist: Setlist

In/Visible: Fever Dreams

In/Visible: Blue Tarp and Bovine

Setlist: March 14, 2008

Setlist: July 6, 2007

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

In/Visible: Dandelion in America

In/Visible: Sculpture Study Group, Part 2

Setlist: October 26, 2007

Setlist: February 2, 2007

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

In/Visible: Slow Concrete Abstraction

Setlist: April 4, 2008

Setlist: July 27, 2007

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

In/Visible: Threesome

In/Visible: Making the Scene

Setlist: November 16, 2007

Setlist: March 9, 2007

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

In/Visible: Consider the Iron

Setlist: August 17, 2007

Dear Science: Electricity: Friend or Foe?

In/Visible: A Roman Art Tour

In/Visible: Roots & Branches

Setlist: December 7, 2007

Setlist: April 6, 2007

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

In/Visible: Better Living

In/Visible: Happy Ending Machine

Setlist: December 28, 2007

Setlist: May 11, 2007

In/Visible: Mary Temple and the Doubting Zone

In/Visible: Verbist

Setlist: September 7, 2007

Dear Science: Dear Science: Which Way Is Greener?

In/Visible: Heaven Early

Setlist: January 25, 2008

Setlist: June 8, 2007

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

In/Visible: The Most Promising Young Painter in Seattle

Savage Love Episode 217

Setlist: September 28, 2007

Setlist: Setlist

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

In/Visible: City of Film

Setlist: March 7, 2008

Setlist: June 29, 2007

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

In/Visible: Hooked on Paper

In/Visible: Sculpture Study Group, Part 1

Setlist: October 19, 2007

Setlist: January 26, 2007

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

In/Visible: Magic Mountain

Setlist: March 28, 2008

Setlist: July 20, 2007

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

In/Visible: Exposed to the Elements

In/Visible: Why the Usual Suspects

Setlist: November 9, 2007

Setlist: February 23, 2007

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

In/Visible: New Curator in Town


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

Best Thing I Learned This Week?

This Is How You Update a Logo

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

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

Skyscraper Signs Could Attract New Employers

And THIS is How You Kill a Zombie

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

A Universe Sans God

Where Are the Candy-Coated Mini Junior Mints?

One Anti-Tunnel Campaign Calls the Kettle Black

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

Lunchtime Quickie: CNN Is Full of Shit

Re: Metrodome Roof Collapses

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

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

Stolen Labels

Another Comic Strip Bites the Dust

The State Department Can Kiss My G2

A Souvenir for Savage from the Dominican Republic

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

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

One Last Push, Slog!

Sexy, Sexy... Cliff Mass?

Fascist? There's an App for That!

German Doctors Create MRI of Baby Being Born

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

Metrodome Roof Collapses

Four People Fighting Over One Fish

Today in the Creepy Elf

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

Watching Operation Payback

Why Do Republicans Hate the Heroes of 9/11?

Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional

Things That Came Out of the Mayor's Mouth

Strong Statement, Plan of Action by Museum Director

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

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

Sudanese Stupidity

State’s Chosen Team Would Dig Wider Tunnel than Anticipated

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

Mark Madoff Found Dead

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

Life Is Odd

Police Beat: The Return of the Bus Tunnel Attack

Man Tazes Convenience Store Suspects Acting Belligerent

Lunchtime Quickie: Why Do Russians Have So Much More Fun

A Profile in Courage

Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: French Foreign Legion Merchandise

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

"The move went a little too far."

The Mystery of King County's Excess Jail Space

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

The Frye's Response to the Smithsonian Censorship

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

Death of the Day: Arbre du Ténéré

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

Now the Tables Have Turned

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

Today in Book Reviews

I'm Just Glad Somebody Is There for Afghan Women

Week in Review

A Year of Brunch at the Skylark Cafe

The Age of Incompetent Terrorists

Flickr Photo of the Day

Jonathan Lethem Versus "Rowdy" Roddy Piper

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

It Gets Better: Openly Gay Soldier Edition

Ron Paul Can Officially Boss the Fed Around Now

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

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

First Ever Museum Wing Devoted to the Art of Smell

Dogs Only Want One Thing for Christmas...

That's One Way To Save Threatened Tuna Species

SL Letter of the Day: Bring the Pain

Today in "Another Bieber Mystery Solved!"

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

The Morning News

Strangercrombie: THE THINGS YOU CAN GET!

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

Smart People and Cheap Booze Tomorrow at Havana

Required Viewing: Count Spirochete

Sexy Santa

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

The Morning News

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

This Is Why People Pirate Movies

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

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

Strangercrombie: The Pioneer Square Edition

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

Capitalism's Man of the Year

James Franco Seduces Himself

Welcome Seattle's Newest Bookstore: Paper Hammer

Double Dream Hands!

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

In the Mood for Kayaking?

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

Teens Are Now Smoking More Pot than Cigarettes

Gun-Crazy Country

The Fresno Bee on Butt-Gate

This Is Sweet

Reading This Week: Bring on the Locals

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

Both Parties Agree: School Lunches Suck

"Obama's Worst Nightmare"


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

For the Jew Who Has Everything: Handerpants!

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

"Where'd My Strangercrombie Donor Badge Go?"

Traffic Report

'Rape' Vs 'Coupling'

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

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

Cupcakes, Ice Cream, and Bears, OH MY!

Case of the Mondays? Strangercrombie Can Help!

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

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

It's Almost Cocktail O'Clock!

Oh, How McGinn Lervs Chihuly

There Are Still Some Democrats In Washington D.C.

SL Letters of the Day: Other Possible Explanations

A Drink Driver

Morning News: Floods, Nazis, and Swindlers

Lunchtime Quickie: Austria Rules, Germany Drools

The Morning News

Flickr Photo of the Day

Assange and his Accusers

Slog Poll: Big News for the Seattle Center!

Were You Thinking of Driving to Bellevue for Xiaolongbao?

Get Your Ass Off the Couch: Pine Wreaths and Wikileaks

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

Japanese Cats Work Too Damn Hard

Fuck Susan Collins

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

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

Currently Hanging: Wang Huaiqing and the Nobel

Effin' A! The Strangercrombie Bonanza Continues

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

Strangercrombie Is the Nobel Prize Winner of Holiday Shopping

Best Google Image Search Ever

Gun-Crazy Country

SL Letter of the Day: Control Issues

Half-Orphan Boogies Down on Today Show

On Theodore Roosevelt, WikiLeaks, and Fantagraphics

Charlie Crist Pardons Jim Morrison's Florida Indecent Exposure Conviction

Chernobyl Soon Open for Business

"She's a good mom."

A Joke Perfected

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

Ferris Observation Wheel Bound for Seattle Center

In Case You're Wondering...

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

How Many Kindles Has Amazon Sold?

Today: Free Fries Friday (With Santa!)

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

Global Obama

No DADT Vote Tonight/Fuck Susan Collins, Part 2

An Abstinence Education

Officers of the NYPD Beat Woman Because of Dog Poop

Proof That My Dusty Twitter Account Isn't Alone

The Morning News

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

Microsoft Gives Criswell a Run for His Money

Pick One

ALCU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Harassed Student

Dem Suckiness or American Stupidity?

Reason #7,416 Why Thin Lizzy Is Awesome

Is Sarah Palin a One-Hit Wonder?

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

Lunchtime Reading: A New Story from George Saunders

Where's that Queer Youth Space?

What? You Haven't Browsed Strangercrombie Yet?

The Morning News

Biblical Guidance For Rape Victims

Collateral Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

WikiLeaks Saga Gets the Taiwanese Animation Treatment

DADT Repeal Fails

It Is an Exciting Day for Science!

Flickr Photo(s) of the Day

Are They Running? And What Does It Mean?

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

What Are the Best Album Covers of 2010?

Public Employees Agree to Three Percent Pay Cut

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

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

CA DMV Employee Sends Hateful Letter to Home of Trans Woman

Conlin Capitulates to Anti-Sign Crowd

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

"Don't that poster look dusty."

A View of the Capitol Hill Light Rail Construction

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

Sen. Bernie Sanders, American Hero

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

SL Letter of the Day: An Email Exchange

HIV Prevention Campaign From Mars

Wine, Women, and Songs: ALL FOR YOU!

It Is Time to Bid on Strangercrombie

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

You Guys! Strangercrombie Is So Important This Year

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Breaking News: Kids Snorting Nutmeg to Get High!

Do You Have Your Slog Happy Gift Ready?

The Primal Light

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds Are Divorcing

The Animals of Enumclaw

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

Giving City Dwellers Something (More) to Feel Smug About

Anti-Piracy Author a Pirate

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

SL Letter of the Day: Sitting On a Secret

Currently Hanging: Wynne Greenwood

Tim Minchin Puts Your Depressing, Gray Morning in Perspective

DADT Repeal Back On?

Peanut Butter Snickers... FINALLY.

The Tea Party In Power

Don't Click This Link!

Richard Holbrooke Has Died

Listen to Taylor Momsen, Girls

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

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

Turn off That Rap "Music"!

Kyle Johnson's Portraits of Seattle Project

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

New York Times Miscellany

Whatever Happened to Public Access TV?

Christianity Today

School Board Keeps Brave New World on the Curriculum

The Happiest Hour: Phinney Ridge's In the Red

I'm With Constant

"Wanna see my cock now, faggot?"

Traffic Report

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

Why Does the Seattle Times Hate Working People?

Derek Erdman on a Craigslist Exquisite Corpse!!!

Mudede Is Under Cyberattack

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

Mike McGinn, on Message About the Tunnel

The Movement of the Mad Madoff Money

Seattle Pinball Museum

The Law of the General Economy

Germans Have Issues

Assange and the Exposure of Global Power


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

Get Ready for a Miley Cyrus-Inspired Salvia Boom

Jonathan Golob Thinks I Am an Idiot

Tablets Are the Future of Comics

Wikileaks Uncovers North Korea's Poor Taste in Music!

Athletic Trainer Allegedly Examined Testicles of Healthy Athletes

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

Steal of the Day: Arrested Development DVD Box Set!

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

Deep Space

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

The New Times

Re: Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional

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

Doctors Seemingly Cure Patient's HIV with Stem Cells