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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Weekly Staffer Leaves

posted by on August 8 at 12:31 PM

Seattle Weekly staff writer Huan Hsu (rhymes with “who?”) has left the paper after a brief 5-month stint.

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And after his sterling journalistic investigation into Cougars that graced the cover of the Weekly this week, he shall be missed.

Posted by Chris B | August 8, 2007 12:35 PM

Must have been all of that Chlamydia. Scared him away.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 8, 2007 12:38 PM

The Stranger staff writer Josh Feit (rhymes with “bait?”) has posted a blog entry after a brief 5-minute pause.

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | August 8, 2007 12:42 PM

Has he moved on to distributing Real Change? I understand you can do really well for yourself there...

Posted by Brian | August 8, 2007 12:55 PM

I'm sorry, who?

Posted by monkey | August 8, 2007 1:01 PM


It IS satisfying to type that!

Posted by ljg | August 8, 2007 1:06 PM

And why does the Stranger care about this?

Posted by U.R. Petty | August 8, 2007 1:26 PM

you people (minus @4) are forgetting about the whole real change article dust-up. slog readers were interested then--this is worth noting.

Posted by laurel | August 8, 2007 1:34 PM

AND IN RECENT WEEKS, the Weekly has run to over 200 pages - winning the page count war by far


Posted by Gold | August 8, 2007 1:37 PM

i like huan hsu and i found the article on cougars entertaining and well-researched and not tinged by the cheap jokes and misogyny that something on that subject easily could have been.

Posted by huan fan | August 8, 2007 1:49 PM

@1 - maybe he'll ghost write a new column - Ask A Secret Asian Man?

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 8, 2007 2:23 PM

In recent "weeks"? Hardly. SW's best of our advertisers issue is always big—200 pages, yep. They won the page count that week, and "by far." But this week they're right back down to 84 pages, and a few more weeks of that and their averages are right back in the toilet.

Posted by Dan Savage | August 8, 2007 2:26 PM

Maybe it wasn't as ca-RAY-zee as it was portrayed to be becoming there.

Although an article about milfs should be a good way to go out.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | August 8, 2007 3:06 PM

i think i know who's ex-wife the horse faced cougar on the cover is.

or at least who's i hope she is.

he deserves the humiliation.

Posted by maxsolomon | August 8, 2007 3:28 PM

@12 - oh, it's not that bad, at least they used four of my quotes in their Best of Seattle.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 8, 2007 3:30 PM

Having just read Huan Hsu's miserable excuse of a cover story and wondered if this signaled the end of SW, I must say I'm relieved. Hsu's attempts at journalism resemble the antics of a hyperactive puppy: marginally cute but ultimately annoying.

Posted by Ronald | August 8, 2007 4:02 PM

I wasn't too thrilled with his articles, but who knows how much of that had to do with his input and how much of it had to do with their's.

Not a bad decision on his part to GTFO. I wouldn't want to write there either.

Posted by Gomez | August 8, 2007 4:24 PM

Remember the old adage about pissing in your own swimming pool, Strangerites. We writer-types end up working together someday. And in all fairness, how about slogging each time a P-I or Times staffer quits? You know, since you care so much...

Posted by Obsessed? | August 8, 2007 5:41 PM

is anyone else being driven insane by the panties on the blonde in the lover's ad?

Posted by maxsolomon | August 8, 2007 5:42 PM

@19 not enough to click on it and drive up the ad traffic.

Posted by Nice try | August 8, 2007 5:47 PM

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