Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 31 - Sep. 6, 2011

Vol. 20, No. 52

Savage Love

Cheating Pieces


Mr. Nice: Knock It Off, You Arrogant Fuck!

Amigo: John Sayles's Best Film

Seven Days in Utopia: One Hundred Years of Clichés

I Love Television

Game ON!

Mission FUBAR

Helen Mirren Settles The Debt

Scary Fairies

Guillermo del Toro Haunts Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Bellflower: Die or Get Off the Screen Already


Bucolic Evocation

Fleet Foxes' Placeless Rural Fantasies

Up & Coming

Lose your experimental savant every night this week!

Data Breaker

Peaches, Ononos, Kids at the Bar, D&B Tuesdays


Beats Don't Work in the Woods

My Philosophy

Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, and Bumbershoot

The Homosexual Agenda

Peaches, Diesel, and the New C.C. Attle's

Poster of the Week

Poster by Sonnenzimmer and Michael Cina


All-Ages Shows


Walden Three

Greg Lundgren Wants to Turn the Lusty Lady into a For-Profit Arts Center and Manufacture a Renaissance

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of August 31

Visual Art

Blart: The Gorgeous Inarticulateness of Susanna Bluhm

Everyday Life for Sentient Beings

Digital Photography, Dust, and an Endless Madonna Concert at the Henry


Last Year's Man

Luminarium Is the Best Novel of 2002

Shut Up, Hippie

We Need a Great Environmental Writer

Food & Drink

Happiest Hour

Sabai Thai

Enter the Void

Four Great Places for Asian Food in the Fifth Level of Hell on the Eastside

Chow Bio

Dan Tharp, Manager at Cafe Mox


Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race

Please don’t not read this just because you’re not racist.

The Best DJ Youʼve Never Heard Of

Why the Music at Seattle Center’s International Fountain Is Totally Worth Listening To


Big Brother in Little China

International District Residents Want Surveillance Cameras to Combat Crime

Tomorrow's City Council Catfight, Today

What the Top Challengers and Incumbents Are Already Squabbling About

Rob McKenna's Fuzzy Math

Our Wannabe Republican Governor Can't Add

Sources Say

Scuttlebutt—with a Side of Kale and a Shot of Schultz

Last Days

The Week in Review

Worn Out



Neal Stephenson

Ahamefule J. Oluo Farewell Show

Stranger Genius Awards Party!

‘Higher Ground’

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Devo, Tom Tom Club, Psychedelic Furs

Hugo House Spelling Bee

Drunk of the Week

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger


Savage Love Episode 255

Bumbershoot Guide

The Stranger's 2011 Bumbershoot Guide!

Here's What We Think of Every Damn Thing Happening at This Year's Festival (BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!)

How Does It Feel to Be Back?

Five Things I Deeply Love About Daryl Hall & John Oates

Hari's Big Break

Hari Kondabolu Talks About Being a Pseudo-Celebrity, His Brother's Act Das Racist, and His Fear of Dying in an Airplane Crash

Let Them Bring You Brown

Butthole Surfers' Greatest Shits

Sound Check

Broken Social Scene: Royal Conglomerate

Have Fun, Will Travel

Red Fang Drummer John Sherman Discusses Excessive Touring, Being Asleep in the Band's Van When It Rolled, and Driving a Station Wagon into a Stack of Full Milk Jugs

Journey to Nowhere

Is It Still Possible to Love Battlestar Galactica, Knowing That the Ending Sucks Donkey Dick?

Immediate, Forceful, and Permanent

A Love Affair with Yukimi Nagano's Voice

"Amps Are Your Tanks and Artillery"

Pentagram Singer Bobby Liebling on Drugs and Doom

Everything That Has Ever Happened to The Lonely Forest

In One Convenient List

Weird Science

Astronautalis on Relentless Dirtbag Touring, German Squats, and F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Hardest-Working Man You've Never Heard Of

Dennis Coffey Has Made a Lifelong Career by Staying Out of the Limelight

He'll Be a Really Cool Old Man

John Dwyer Keeps Thee Oh Sees Pointed Toward the Good Life

A Critical Overview of The Stranger's Bumbershoot Guide

Ladies Who Lock and Load

Stranger Genius Marya Sea Kaminski Takes on Bonnie and Her Man Clyde

Touch the Untouchable

Ryan Feddersen Switches Manet's Nudes and Hands Out Crayons