Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 17 - 23, 2011

Vol. 20, No. 50

Savage Love

I, Anonymous

Old Dog, New Trick


The Whistleblower: Bosnian Rape Cafes, 1; UN Peacekeeper 0

I Love Television


Final Destination 5: Screaming Meat Bags

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie: The Messiah of Hair Is Calling (Don't Answer)

Groundhog Day: One Day's Rigid Time Trap

Vampire Slaying 101: So That Fright Night Remake? Not Terrible!

Life, Above All: Your Problems Mean Jack Shit

Art House

Charles Mudede Finally Watched The Tree of Life


Things That Are More Boring Than Conan the Barbarian


My Philosophy

On Watch the Throne and the State of Rap

The Books Behind the Music

Five Books, Five Musicians, and Five Acts of Musical Literary Criticism

"Putting So Much Effort into a Stupid Idea"

Reggie Watts's Comedy of Musical Absurdity (and Vice Versa)

I'm the Rapper, I'm the DJ

The Beauty of Edan's Beats


The Best Show of Our Entire Lives

Up & Coming

Lose your real good shit every night this week!

Sound Check

He Whose Ox Is a Decemberist


All-Ages Shows

Data Breaker

Grand Groove, Sole, Cut Chemist, Edan, Mr. Lif

Chuckletown, USA

Andy Haynes Speaks!

The Homosexual Agenda

Dickslap, Pet Sematary, and the Departure of Stella Rose Saint Clair

Poster of the Week

Poster by Rod Filbrandt


Art vs. Nature: Round Five

Bellows, Bataille, and a Formal Dinner in a Tree House at Smoke Farm

A Side of Rice with Your Ego?

David Henry Hwang Mocks America, Race Relations, and Himself

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of August 17

Visual Art

Blart: The Border, the Ship by Alex Hubbard

In Art News

A Luxury Mall Haunted by Art

Ghosts and Closets

New Art by New Artists


The Babylonian Solution

A New Book Argues That Life Is Built on Debt

The Heroic Victim

Empathy and Depravity in This Burns My Heart

Food & Drink

Chow Bio

A Mediterranean Mussel from Taylor Shellfish Farms

The Happiest Hour

Hard Rock Cafe


The Unwanted Visitor

One Day After I'd Given Up Waiting for Him, My Dad Shows Up at My Front Door

We Lived to Serve, We Served to Live

The Staff of The Stranger Tells Our Restaurant-Work Stories


A New Tax on Dancing

A Recently Implemented Tax on Any Bar with a Dance Floor Threatens to Put Well-Known Clubs Out of Business

The War on Drug Courts

King County's Drug Courts Are Successful, So Why Are DC Progressives Against Them?

Stoner Standoff

Pot Movement Clashes over Dueling Pot Initiatives

End of the Ride Free Area

Losing Metro's "Magic Carpet Zone" Isn't Such a Bad Thing

We'll Be Voting on $60 Car Tabs

How the City Council Outfoxed the Mayor on Transit Funding

Sources Say

Political Gossip and Inane Chatter About the City

Last Days

The Week in Review


Savage Love Episode 253

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Drunk of the Week

Drunk-Off Part II


‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’

‘Mika Tajima: After the Martini Shot’

R. Stevie Moore


‘The Future’



Alex Shakar

Dear Science

Sports Blotter

Worn Out


Fit Models: The Living Mannequins of the Garment Industry