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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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  • Film

    Holy Crap

    Miami Connection Is 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
  • Suggests

    ‘The Book of Mormon’

    After Dan Savage saw the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon, he went on Keith Olbermann’s news show...
    Posted on 12/12/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Django Unchained’

    It’s a grand Quentin Tarantino tradition (along with loving close-ups of Uma Thurman’s feet)...
    Posted on 12/12/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Annie Hall’

    The Grand Illusion kicks off its “Woody Allen in the ’70s” series with the Oscar-winning crowd-pleaser...
    Posted on 12/12/2012
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 12/12/2012
  • Film

    Any Day Now: When Love Doesn't Conquer All

    Any Day Now: When Love Doesn't Conquer All
    Posted on 12/12/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Sing-Along

    Ignore Christmas with the greatest Jewish-themed musical of all time (screw you, Yentl).
    Posted on 12/05/2012
  • Suggests

    Louis CK

    Comedian Louis CK is such hot poop these days that tickets to all four of his Seattle shows sold out months ago.
    Posted on 12/05/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Holy Motors’

    The newest film by Leos Carax is the cinematic mindfuck of the year.
    Posted on 12/05/2012
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 12/05/2012
  • Film

    Winter Film Calendar

    Everything Happening in Film This Season
    Posted on 12/05/2012
  • Suggests

    Get Married!

    Today brings the first day of legal same-sex marriage in Washington State.
    Posted on 11/21/2012

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