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David Schmader

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David Schmader—Stranger associate editor and Last Days columnist—is the author of the solo plays Straight and Letter to Axl, which he’s performed in Seattle and across the US. His latest work, A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem, was commissioned and produced by Seattle's Richard Hugo House in 2012. In his spare time, he’s the world’s foremost authority on the brilliant horribleness of Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls; he's hosted annotated screenings at US film fests and provided the commentary track for the DVD. His writing has appeared in OUT magazine and at Newsweek.com. Dave has lived in Seattle for more than 20 years; he currently lives on First Hill with his husband Jake and their ridiculous dog.

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  • Suggests

    Camper Van Beethoven

    Late last fall, driven by some combination of audio nostalgia and God trying to tell me something, I revisited...
    Posted on 02/06/2013
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 02/06/2013
  • Film

    Prescription for a Mindfuck

    Side Effects: A Pharmacological Thriller from Steven Soderbergh
    Posted on 02/06/2013
  • Suggests

    Savage Love Live!

    Ever since his first Valentine’s Day Bash at Re-bar in 1864, Dan Savage has been synonymous with revelatory and transcendent Valentine extravaganzas.
    Posted on 01/30/2013
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 01/30/2013
  • Suggests

    Pike Chocofest

    Pike Chocofest may sound like the worst porn name ever, but it’s actually a beloved pre–Valentine’s Day tradition...
    Posted on 01/23/2013
  • Suggests

    ‘Sweet Smell of Success’

    Between the annual festivals at SAM and SIFF, Seattle is regularly slathered in film noir—but that hasn’t kept folks...
    Posted on 01/23/2013
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 01/23/2013
  • Suggests

    Miss Coco Peru: ‘She’s Got Balls’

    Miss Coco Peru is the creation of Clinton Leupp, a highly intelligent, deeply twisted wit that just happens to be wearing a wig.
    Posted on 01/16/2013
  • Suggests

    Made in Seattle

    Northwest Film Forum’s beloved Children’s Film Festival continues with Made in Seattle, a program of kid-friendly short films...
    Posted on 01/16/2013
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 01/16/2013
  • Film

    Holy Crap

    Miami Connection: The Greatest Terrible Tae Kwon Do Buddy Musical from 1987 You've Ever Seen
    Posted on 01/16/2013
  • Suggests

    I Hate Karaoke

    What makes Pony’s weekly karaoke night so goddamn fun? First, there’s the amazing songbook...
    Posted on 01/09/2013
  • Suggests

    ‘The Godfather: Part II’

    Central Cinema continues its month of sequels with the greatest sequel ever made, presented in all its underlit, narrative-splicing, three-hour-long glory.
    Posted on 01/09/2013
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 01/09/2013
  • Suggests

    ‘Love and Death’

    Woody Allen’s 1975 comedy is a promiscuous spoof of Russian literature set during the Napoleonic era...
    Posted on 01/02/2013
  • Film

    Neither Here Nor There, but Brilliant

    I Regret Not Paying Timely Attention to Megan Griffiths's 2011 Film The Off Hours
    Posted on 01/02/2013
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 12/26/2012
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 12/19/2012
  • Suggests

    Pinball

    As Paul Constant writes, “Besides being a fun time-waster, pinball is possibly the best excuse ever produced by man for drinking alone.
    Posted on 12/12/2012

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