Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 20 - 26, 2011

Vol. 20, No. 20

Savage Love


New Column!

Rick Tyner Is a Lying Dickshit


Our Part of the World

Cosmic Sensuality on Whidbey Island

There and Back Again

Eliaichi Kimaro's Hard Truths

Art House


An Unholy Mess

The Inane, Nonsensical Season of the Witch

No Strings Attached: Refreshingly Nonsucky

The Company Men: Like Good TV, but More Middling!

Undertow: The Ghost of a Good Idea

I, Anonymous

My Forever Fantasy


Album Review

The Thoughts: I Won't Keep You Here

Dave Segal's Tweets

Seven Days on Dave Segal's Twitter Account

Up & Coming

Lose your shit every night this week!

Data Breaker

Broken Beats and Molten Bleeps


This Week's All-Ages Action

Sound Check

The Time Darwin Met George W. Bush

Poster of the Week

Poster by Tyson Pickerel

Party Crasher

Adulthood Gone Wild

Robust & Bodacious

Megan McConnel's Raw, Operatic R&B

My Philosophy

Malice & Mario Sweet, Shaprece, and More

The Homosexual Agenda

Glass Candy, Pee-Wee, and Pucker Up

Chuckletown, USA

Week of Fun and Nick Cannon


Into the Future with Scot and Scotto

Two Seattle Playwright Stars

Visual Art

The Stubborn Loves of Catherine Ellis

A Painter Expresses Her Guts, Her Conflicts, and, Occasionally, Her Peace


Real Artists Ship

Scott Berkun Demystifies and Democratizes Innovation

Food & Drink

Pizza Paaaaarrrr-tay

Primo Delivers Its Deliciousness Directly to Your Mouth

Features Is the Premier Site for Lesbian Everything

A Look Inside "the Facebook for Lesbians"—Where Everyone Is Welcome, Except Dudes


Meet Governor Eyman

Chris Gregoire Has Thrown in the Towel, Leaving One Man Really Running the Debate in Olympia: Tim Eyman

No Way Out

John T. Williams's Final Moments, as Described at This Week's Police Shooting Inquest

A Place for Nomads

People Who Could Work Anywhere Choose to Work Here


It Takes Balz

State of the Union: It's a Trap!

Dorn to Push Math And Science Bills in Olympia Today

Crispin Glover at Northwest Film Forum

The Lord's Our Shepherd Says the Psalm...

You're Going To Get Around to Creating Jobs Any Time Now, Right, Guys?

Williams Inquest Day Eight: Jurors Doubt Birk's Version of Williams Shooting

Who Would You Pick for Washington's Cartoonist Laureate?

The Last Airbender! Sex & the City 2! Cher!

They Were There

The Morning News

"Mild Speech Doesn't Need Protection"

Lunchtime Quickie: And Now, On Masterpiece [Subway] Theater

Cisgender, Able-Bodied, Thin Privileged, Class Privileged, White Male Body

Art You Didn't Know Was Art: Sound Transit's Installation for the Blind

What Should Obama Say on Tuesday? Dan Savage Has Some Ideas

Today's Dinosaur News

You Asked for it, America! Now You've Got it!

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

It's Not About Free Speech

And Now for a Moment Brought to You by Money

Seattle Times Picks Up Coverage on Seattle Police Union Newspaper

Unity in Levity

Co-founder Larry Page to Become CEO of Google

Crap. Guys... I've Been Handed Over to Satan!!

I Resent That Netiquette Requires Me to Place This Adorable and Slightly NSFW Photo After the Jump.

A Sign From God?

Pope Gives Half-Blessing to YourStrangerFace

Overheard in the Office

A Bill Against Agenda-Driven Pregnancy Centers

Spokane to Lose Its Art Museum

A Dark Matter at Town Hall Tonight

Lunchtime Quickie: Why Don't You Just Go Play On The Train Tracks

Reading This Weekend: Brunch for Self-Described "Brilliant" People, Twilight, and Cameras

Reynolds Price

Spike Lee, Folks, Has Been Tweeted

Lance Lundsten: Cause of Death Still Undetermined

Today in Sticking to Your Guns

Qwiki Is Live


Week in Review

Air Break

...the Darndest Things

State of the Union Live-Slog

Winning the War on Drugs

Film Question: True Grit

Mass Animal Deaths: Maps and Legends

The Realm of Perfect Cinema

Hooliganism 101

SL Letter of the Day: Good Working Order

Something's Terribly Wrong With This Picture

The Morning News

The Romney Stratagem

And Now For Something Completely Diffident

Shut Down!

The Morning News

Older Than Seattle?

Sometimes It's a Good Idea to Discuss a Bad Idea

Yoshi Is Dead! Long Live Yoshi!

A List of the 100 Programs Republicans Want to Abolish or Cut

Biggest Show Ever at SAM Got Bigger

King County Settles with Family of Brain Trauma Victim for $10 Million

Dept. of Justice Begins Review of Seattle Police

"Slickled," she thought. "I'm slickling his peeny."

Lazy Fire-tending Mailman!

Do Not Feed Donuts To Your Obese Children

A Musical Genre You May Not Have Heard Of

Whoa, This Is What Is Happening in Egypt Right Now

House Budget Could Increase Class Sizes, Slash 2,000 Teaching Jobs

Keith Olbermann Quits MSNBC

How Many Planes Has "The Gay Activist Left" Hijacked?

Today the Legislature Considers Overhauling the State's Dysfunctional Rules for Medical Cannabis

I Hope This Doesn't Undermine My Pro-Choice Cred...

The Writing on the Stall

Sic, Sic, Sic

Happy National Pie Day!

The Crystal Meth Hallucination Championships

Your Pen Pal Will Return in a Few Months

Today's Dinosaur News

Only In America

The King's Shit All Over the Academy Awards

Traffic Report

Hearing to Hold Christian-Powered Pregnancy Centers Accountable to Patients

Invictus: Total Piece of Shit (Late Pass)

Williams Inquest Day Seven: … And Nothing’s Happening Today, Folks

Arkansas Grocery Store Deploys "Family Shield"...

Since Red Counties Enjoy a Disproportionate Share of the State Budget, They Should Expect a Disproportionate Share of the Cuts

Republican Senator Wants to Repeal Protections for Pocket Gophers

After the Block Is Busted: The Director of SAM on Post-Picasso Life at the Museum

Washington Has the Nation's Highest Minimum Wage, and House Republicans Want Employers to Pay Less

Newsflash: Rick Santorum Says Something Stupid About Abortion and Black People

Name This Band: Special John Hughes Edition!

AA Meeting: The Nomineezzzzzzzzzzzz

Comment on These Mesmerizing Mock-Ups of the Seawall!

The Best McDonalds Idea Ever...

Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

What He Said: Michael Kinsley on the Tucson Shooter

Two Lunch-Related Things I Learned Yesterday That You Might Want to Know

Next Thursday

Rahm Can't Run

That Wasn't So Bad, Was It?

The Internet or the Washing Machine?

Internet Superstar May Sue Those Who Made Her a Star

Meet Governor Eyman

A New Beginning

Currently Hanging: Eric Eley

Any sloggers know a guy named Ben Burns?

The Bright Side of Tropical Deforestation

A Lack of Acceptance of Mental Illness Is the Real Cause of the Arizona Shooting

This Weekend Only: A Musical Called Spidermann

Today in Tech: "Let the hacking begin!"

Listening to Victoria Haven's Drawing

Today the Legislature Will Learn How Limited Service Pregnancy Centers are Endangering Women's Health

Overheard in the Office

Do Prisons Deserve Art During a Recession?

Dick Cheney Has No Heart, but He's Growing Common Sense

Something to Help Us Wake Right Up

Hate: Theory & Practice


Lunchtime Quickie: TGIF! Don't Eat Too Much Couch This Weekend

Chocolate for Choice

Happy Birthday from Schmitty the Asshole Weather Dog

Texas Is a Welfare Queen

Postal Service Desperately Trying to Close Thousands of Branches

Nick Licata: Forget About Surface/Transit

SL Letter of the Day: She Who Will Not Be Ignored

A Proposed Letter to the President (and Tons of Other People), from the Washington State Legislature

SPD Accountability Forum, February 3

Lunchtime Quickie: Today In Ritualistic Satanic Homicide...

Never Been to An Art Fair?

Here's Waldo

Why Not Feed Donuts To Your Obese Children

Reading Tonight: A Party, Celebrated Authors, Cheap Beer, and Son of Reagan

Hippies Go Home!

Flickr Photo of the Day

Buy a Kindle's Worth of Books

Morning News

Um, Okay, but Then You Republicans Are Going to Get Started on Creating Jobs, Right?

Williams Inquest Day Eight—The Verdict is In: I Have a Face Made for Blogging

McKenna's Gang Bill Gets a Hearing

Who's Accusing a Seattle Cop of "Intellectual Sloppiness, "At Least Implied Insubordination," and "Compounded Distrust"?

Economy of Washington State = Greece...

Fact Fight! The ACLU vs. Rob McKenna's Gang Bill

Farty Farty Fartcast

TV News Discovers Trolling

Today's Dinosaur News

She's No Sarah Palin

County Prosecutor Considers Running for City Council

Today in Awesome Mini-Golf Shots

Parents Emerge Victorious Over Boundary Wars With School Board

"It's Been Too Long Since Slog Had a Cat"

Evlyone's a Ritter Bit Lacist

It's Almost Lunchtime!

SL Letter of the Day: Real Or No Real?

Glenn Beckwatch: The Smoking Gun

Guess Who Didn't Think Federal Health Care Mandates—the Feds Requiring You to Buy Health Insurance—Were Unconstitutional

The Free Market Does Not Exist

From the Mailbag: Jared Loughner Is a Progressive

Nutritional Information Coming to Booze?

The S&P for A&E

Morning News

Obama the Socialist

The Imitations of Emperor Yongzheng

Daily Beast's Best and Worst Health Care Cities List

Welfare State

This Is What A Seattle Steampunk Exhibition Looks Like

Dear Chicago Fan

On MTV's Skins, Kiddie Porn, and the Promotional Power of Outrage

Holmes Asks Olympia to Allow Legal Pot Stores in Seattle

'Art and Politics Now': A Book and a Call to Action by Susan Noyes Platt

Did This Make Slog Yesterday?

High School Student Comes Out At MLK Day Assembly

AA Meeting: Nominees for 2011 Academy Awards Announced Tomorrow

Want Light: Brazilian Regimes, Swimming Pools, Muhammad Ali

However! More TV Watching from the Passenger Seat!

"The dead get petty. And selfish."

'Rage Is A Terrible Thing to Waste'

Join Us for the State of the Union Live-Slog Tonight!

Confidential to Alex Blaze

Comic Book Reviews: A Troubling Misstep, and a Crazy-Romantic Epic

The Price of Discrimination

Most Commented

New Public Art Installation at Olive and Bellevue

The Things You Learn from Gawker...

Local Hip Hop Guy Macklemore Just Sold Out Three Upcoming Shows at the Showbox

The Uncomfortable Shame of Rectal Itch

Sound Check This Week: Trent Moorman Interviews Darwin of Mad Rad About Throwing Raves in the Hull of Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln and Meeting George W. Bush Minutes Before the "Mission Accomplished" Speech

County Sued in Federal Court for Banning Political Bus Ads

I'm the Jaguar, You're the Monkey

Business Leaders Say City Unjustified in Raising Parking Rates

Anti-Tunnel Campaign Ready to Turn in Signatures

Catholic Church to Italian Prime Minister: You're Doing Child Rape All Wrong!

Goodloe-Johnson Discloses Positions On Two Boards

Currently Hanging: Keith Murakata

Here Is a Thing That Exists

Anti-Abortion Activists Pack Hearing on Pregancy Center Bill

My Daughter Is in the News Again

Seattle Times Should Recuse Itself From Covering the 2012 Gubernatorial Race

Hey! No More Watching TV While Driving!

SL Letter of the Day: One More Time... It's a Relationship, Not a Deposition.

National Preservation Group Chides State for Plans to Destroy Western Building

Bipartisan Buddies: Who Cantwell, Murray, and McDermott are Sitting Next to for the State of the Union

Gonna Have to Start Watching Football

Can You Quantifiably Prove That Balls Are Droopy?

Let's Help Freep—Re-Freep? De-Freep? Freep-Freep?—This Poll

House Votes to Repeal Health Care Reform

The Return of 12,000

The Volcano Done Did It

Japanese, Narration, Beauty, and the Central Dogma

Abraxus Books Is Closing

Ask for a Natalie Portman/Brendan Fraser Mash-Up and Ye Shall Receive. Twice!


Local Author Wins 3-Day Novel Writing Contest

Wizard Magazine

The Yellow Pages Folks Want To Be My Friend!

Good Ad, Bad Ad

The Morning News

Williams Inquest Day Seven: The Jury Deliberates

Seattle: You're Doing It Wrong

Maybe Jesus Wants a Good President First and a Good Christian Second?

SL Letter of the Day: The Rules of Cheating, Cont.

We'll Be Talking About Cops on KIRO Radio

Mysterious McDonald's Ad

Get a Job!

Watch an an Hour-Long Stevie Wonder Documentary

Just Sayin'

Kirby Wilbur Trounces Incumbent Luke Esser for State GOP Chair

The Military and the Dead

Dow Constantine: Ballsy, Chickenshit, or Just Wrong?

Berlusconi's "Bunga Bunga" Bashes

My Thoughts on the State of the Union

The Morning News

Gun-Crazy Country

Dear Fellow Nerds: Here Is the Tunnel Contract

Chinese Women Are Noisy

Big Week in Seattle Art: Steve Davis, Eric Eley, 'Beneath the Picture,' 'Light in Darkness'

Dear Henry, SAM, and Frye, Can We Have This?

Council Consultant: Tunnel Tolls Will Cause "Significant Diversion of Traffic" and Risk to "Vulnerable Roadway Users"

The Curators at the Official Bad Art Museum of Art...

Tonight: Karaoke at the Paramount

Mail Carrier Burns Mail Instead of Delivering It

Double the Vic Haven



Dear Science

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

I Love Television

Let's Go Nowhere


Joketeller's Union

Bloody Weird

'Adventure Buddies: Episode V'

Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery

Orally Fixated

Celebrity Open Mic

Super Mega Art Show

Male Hello Kitty Appreciation Day

Last Days

The Week in Review


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