Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 23 - Jan. 7, 2009

Vol. 18, No. 16

Savage Love



I, Anonymous

I Want Your Hands on Me (or, An Invitation to Molestation)


On Screen

Revolutionary Road: Ripping the Mask Off of Suburbia. Again.

On Screen

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: He's His Own Grandpa



On Screen

Get Off My Lawn! Gran Torino's Old White Rage

On Screen

Valkyrie: The Plot to Assassinate Tom Cruise's Eyepatch

On Screen

The Spirit: Frank Miller's Cinematic Hate Fuck

On Screen

Frost/Nixon: A Presidential Reckoning

On Screen

Bedtime Stories: Oh, and He Farts at the End

On Screen

The Reader is Holocaust Erotica

On Screen

Review of The Tale of Despereaux


My Philosophy

Hiphop Ya Don't Stop

The Score

Stellar Movements

Party Crasher

Bambi vs. Drunkzilla

It's A Hit

Regrettably Overlooked Singles, Remixes & MP3s

New Column!

Regrets Match Game


Jonathan Richman and an All-Ages Regret

Data Breaker

Beat-Seeking Missives

Dispossessed, or, How I Lost Most of My Music Collection—and Nearly My Mind

Poster of the Week

Significant Bummers

The Seattle Music Scene's Year in Regrets

Fucking in the Streets

The Dreaded Best of 2008 Lists

Up & Coming

This Week's Notable Shows and Parties

Party Like It's 2009

New Year’s Eve Parties & Events


Sour Grapes and Kidney Stones

Seattle Theater-Makers Rue 2008

Theater News

Race Matters

Visual Art

Best in Shows

The Top 10 Art Exhibitions of 2008


Constant Reader

Mistakes Were Made

Book Review Revue

Books About Paraplegics, Tourism, and Killing Baby Hitler

Just Eat It

Two Cookbooks That Merge Music and Food

Food & Drink

Bar Exam

The Drink Undrunk

Last Dying Dish

The Totally Regrettable (If Not Outright Tragic) End of World Class Chili

Chow Bio

Maxine Holtzman: Hostess, Serafina Restaurant

The Happiest Hour

Cafe Metropolitain


We Regret These Errors

The Year in Mistakes, Misspellings, and Miscellaneous Moronism

National Politics Desk

I Regret Ever Writing Those Columns for The Stranger

Dept. of Local Leadership

My Year-End Thoughts

On a Sincere Note

A Night of Elation, Confusion, and Regret

Dept. of Pop Culture

I Regret Axl Rose's Head

Dept. of Blogging

Do I Regret This?


Condo Collapse

Once-Pricey Condos Are Suddenly a Steal

Throw Away Their Keys

New DUI Law Doesn't Go Far Enough

Your 15 Minutes Are Up

We're So Over You, You're So Over: A Compendium of Last Gasps

Shooting Victim Was a German Studies Major

Details Emerge about New Year’s Shooting by SPD

Last Days

Special Two-Week Edition!

Photo of the Week

Crossword Solution

Tiny Joints (Dec. 24)

Get Your War On

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Control Tower

Christmas Wishes

I Love Television

Pee-Hole of the Year!


'The Ur Sonata'

Micro Decibel Festival

Finally Punk

Winterfest Ice Rink

Pan-Fried Noodles

Good for the Jews

'21 Landings'


Hot Chocolate


Emerald City Soul Club


Sing-Along 'The Sound of Music'


'Late Bloomer'

Crossword Puzzle

This Week's Puzzle

Tiny Joints (Dec. 24)