Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 9 - 15, 2011

Vol. 20, No. 27

Savage Love

Total Recall


Battle: Los Angeles: Claptrap from Space

Vanishing on 7th Street: This Film Makes No Fucking Sense

This Spring We Suggest

You’ll Be Dreadfully Sorry if You Miss These Upcoming Films

The Last Lions: Single Mother Lionesses Struggling for Survival in Africa

Welcome Back, Jar Jar!

Mars Needs Moms: Blame Robert Zemeckis


Red Riding Hood: Get in the Elephant, Clod

The Feminine Wiles of Catherine Deneuve: SIFF's Disappointing Series

Precious Life Is the Best Thing in the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Cold Weather: Double Meh

Elektra Luxx: One of the Worst Movies Lindy West Has Ever Seen

Beastly, Indeed

A Cautionary Tale About Terrible Tween Movies

I, Anonymous

Coke Adds Suck


Bring a Codpiece

Travis Morrison of the Reunited Dismemberment Plan Talks About Playing Seattle and Punching People in the Groin

Up & Coming

Lose your will to carry on every night this week!

Sound Check

PS I Love You: The Muff Factory

Overwhelming Is Their Default Mode: This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

It's a Hit

Data Breaker

Noise for the Needy Goes Shinjuku, Big Bully Beats You Up

Music's Not for Everyone: Ian Svenonius Doesn't Give a Shit Anymore

Kurt Vile's Smoke Ring for My Halo: No Jamming

This Spring We Suggest

Upcoming Shows You Gotta Go to (and Bands You Gotta Start)

The Lonely Forest (Almost) Hit the Mark with Arrows

My Philosophy

Poster of the Week


All-Ages Shows

The Homosexual Agenda

Brown Derby's The Shining, SAM Remix, and Trouble

With Beyond the 4th Door, Eternal Tapestry Follow Hirsute Hallucinogentlemen Before Them


Slow News Day

Hardball Drags Ass

This Spring We Suggest

Upcoming Theater You Cannot Miss or You’ll Wish You Were Dead

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of March 9

Visual Art

Dislocated Screws

Claire Cowie at James Harris

Glamorous Edges

Mitzi Pederson at Open Satellite

Unspeakable Leaking

Humaira Abid at Artxchange

This Spring We Suggest

Upcoming Visual Art You Must See or Your Eyes Will Be So Mad at You


Short Cuts

Amazon's Kindle Singles Program Continues the Magazining of the iPhone

This Spring We Suggest

Upcoming Book-Related Events You’d Be a Fool to Miss

Food & Drink

Silky and Spicy

Peter, Patrick, and the Malaysian Food of Satay

Chow Bio

Donna Moodie of Marjorie

Happiest Hour



F Is the New H

People in Seattle who would never touch heroin are trying fentanyl. What they don’t know is that it’s basically the same thing, only stronger.

This Spring We Suggest

The Stranger's Only-the-Best Guide to Your Near Future in Music and the Arts

Washington State's 911 Good Samaritan Law


The Mayor Gets Schooled

School Board Says It Won't Hand Over Finances to City

Tunnel Supporters Get Desperate

Referendum to Put Tunnel on Ballot Raises Big Bucks

Hungry for Change

We'll Soon Get the Street Food We Deserve

Fully Baked

Every Elected City Official Now Wants to Legalize Pot

Dope Deal

Seattle Senator Compromises Pot Bill to Appease Conservatives

Public Editor

Control Tower

Erotica Classics Get a New Kink


I Love Television

The Charlie Sheen Network

Last Days

The Week in Review


Tonight: A Talk About Acids Baths and Empowering Women

Blind Man's Guide Dog Goes Blind, Gets Own Guide Dog!

Urinal of the Day: Washington, D.C.

Furthering the Lie that Abortion Leads to Breast Cancer

Tipping the Maid

Nothing Happened!

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX): Without Tax Subsidies, Exxon-Mobil Would Go "Out of Business"

Tonight is Capitol Hill's Art Walk: Be A Red-Light District John (or a Jane)

Gingrich: "I Only Regret That I Have but Three Wives to Lose for My Country"

Run, Michele, Run!

Seattle Shakespeare Company Loses Its Managing and Artistic Directors

After DNA

Wait, There Are Even More "Not Average Grassroots Citizens" Against the Tunnel?

Tsunami Watch Issued for Washington and Oregon Coasts

Attention, Cats!

Art News Update

Today in Sexy & Bald & Jewish Lawyers

Lying Republicans

Joke's On You If You're One of Those People

Today in Fruit

RE: Someone Is Sleeping...

Eva Braun in Blackface

Most of Seattle's Legislative Delegation Thinks Pot Should Be Taken Out of the Hands of an Illegal Market

Giffords Gets Her Skull Back

About Last Weekend's Pepper Spray Spree...

It Gets Better: Meshell Ndegeocello

You Know What Country Has a Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags?

City Attorney Smacks Down Council for Stonewalling Homeless Camp

Re: Everyone's a Critic... Even the Alleged Spokane Bomber!

It Gets Better: David Sedaris

"Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, in the Most Critically Acclaimed Role of His Career...."

SLLOTD: Baby Daddy Drama

Someone Is Sleeping Under the Desk

More on the Arrest of the Spokane Backpack Bomb Suspect

The Shakes

Everyone's a Critic... Even the Alleged Spokane Bomber!

There Are Two Very Special Birthdays Happening Today!!!

Week in Review

Madison Firefighters Union President Calls for General Strike

Tomorrow in Washington D.C.

Chimerica Today

Ponies! (Okay, fine... Mini Horses!)

How to Split the Check

Currently Hanging: Claire Cowie's Dead Reckoning

This Week on RuPaul's Drag Race...

"I Think I Just Smurfed in My Mouth"

Council Shelves SODO Homeless Camp Until Summer or Later

Editorial Priorities

Lindy West Is Full of Lies! The Prophet Says So!

What He Said

Art Imitates Life Imitates Art

Today in Car Thefts, Celebrity Chefs, and Crimes of Rhyme

God Shields Washington from Tsunami's Worst

Rally in Westlake to Show Solidarity with Wisconsin

Wonder What Mardi Gras in Pioneer Square Looked Like Last Night?

Gallagher Collapses on Stage in Minnesota


New Important Leaders in Art, Waiting to Be Appointed

Saturday: Let Your Representives Know What Seattle Stands For

Superheroes, The Post-Apocalyptic Northwest, and Adam Carolla

Short on China

The Morning News

You Can't Pray Away the Gay...

The Invasions Begin: Nick Cave Interviewed, and on the Streets of Seattle

Today in Great Ideas

The Gallery Interior as a Tragic Site, by Robert Smithson

More Trouble with Glenn Beck's Favorite Musical

You May Need to Decide Whether to Watch This Movie This Weekend: Cold Weather

Zach Galifianakis SNL Promos are Better than SNL

Re: FBI Arrests Suspect in Spokane MLK Day Bombing Attempt

Tsunami in Japan: Cars Floating Like Empty Bottles

Sometimes the Entire Meaning of Something Is on the Surface

SLLOTD: The Birthday Party

Judge Grants City's Request to Shut Down Jiggles

I Need to Buy Dave Segal a Pager

You Are Expected to Use Your Phone During the Movie


Today in New Offerings/Worthy-Welcome Additions to Various Scenes

The Official 2011 Stranger Juggalo Poetry Writing Contest...

RE: Wisconsin

This Is A Very Understandable Misunderstanding That We Will Clear Up Right Now: Nick Cave Is Not Nick Cave

Re: Ponies! (Okay, fine... Mini Horses!)

This Explains So Much

Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama

Susan Enfield's First Week in the School District ...

Traffic Report

Oh, the Irony

Dept of Corrections

The Return of Idoru

The Koch Brothers Exposed

Sarah Palin HBO Movie

Meet a Genius, Draw a Poorly Designed Cat

Last Night I Spent Some Time in the Interior Illusions Lounge...

Online Coffee Company, 1999-2011

McGinn Gets Schooled

Another Proposal for Saving Metro

A Class That Teaches Old Teabaggers How to Troll Amazon

The Scariest Thing I've Seen in Art in a While

How the Man in That Empty Capitol Hill Lot Died

Happy Hour RIGHT NOW: Licorous on Capitol Hill

Forecast: Rain

A Very Good Reason Not to Enroll at the University of Lincoln

The Seattle City Council Thinks We’re Moving TOO FAST on Transit

Today is Another Day of Rage

Campaign Rumors Suggest Palin Might Possibly Be Out of Touch

The Truth About the War in Wisconsin

The Morning News

New and Really Good

Wisconsin GOP Using Parliamentary Procedure to Push Through Anti-Union Bill

How the World Will End

Lunchtime Quickie: Tacoma Man Saves Dog With CPR

Who Is the Heart and Who Is the Soul...

Currently Hanging: Mitzi Pederson's the still night air

Gossip About the Recent Departure of the Artistic and Managing Directors of Seattle Shakespeare

Pope Ratzi Embraces E-Books

Currently Hanging: Humaira Abid's Red

"Long-Haired Goof Fuckers"

Nothing Happened. . . Yet

Two of My Favorite Things, Together at Last

No-Fly Zone or No No-Fly Zone?

Mayor McGinn Insists on Fixing Public Schools (Whether They Like It or Not), Gives Money to Tunnel Referendum

Have You Seen This Mugshot?

And I'm as Bad as Hitler

Horror in Arkansas

Brief Chat With a Friend in Nagoya, Japan

Senate Rejects Bill That Would Defund Planned Parenthood

I Know This Is Wonky, But It's Vital

One World Is Enough

How Not to Report on the Alleged Gang Rape of a Child

Are You Missing Your Specimen Bag With Biohazard Warning?

Kevin Wallace: Routing Light Rail the Bellevue Way

"We're All Dead": An American Teen Narrates the Aftermath in Japan

E-Book News: Fear the Tablet Bubble, and Love the New Logo

The Art Walk Show I Missed and Want to Get to Stat

Lunchtime Quickie: Boobs on FOX News

That Giant Sucking Sound...?

Tomorrow's a Big Day for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

In the Twilight of Neoliberalism

FBI Arrests Suspect in Spokane MLK Day Bombing Attempt

7.9 8.8 Earthquake Hits Japan

Way to Go, Stephen King

Quit Braggin'

Nuclear Emergency in Japan

Brendan Kiley on the New Popularity of Recreational Fentanyl—AKA "F" or "Shug"

Overheard in the Office


What Nick Cave Wants

Savage Love Episode 230



Jiggles Gentlemen's Club

James Gleick

Iris DeMent



SAM Remix

'The Human Resources Manager'