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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.

More Articles by David Schmader from 2011

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  • Suggests

    tUnE-yArDs

    tUnE-yArDs’ music is so good you’ll overlook the caps situation. Brainchild of Merrill Garbus—who “contains in one person the finest attributes of Captain Beefheart and Phoebe Snow,” as critic Robert Christgau wisely ventured...
    Posted on 11/02/2011
  • Suggests

    ‘The Skin I Live In’

    At this stage of his illustrious career, Almodóvar seems able to plunge viewers into gorgeously shot worlds of rapturous color and pulpy intrigue with one hand tied behind his back.
    Posted on 11/02/2011
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 11/02/2011
  • Film

    The Skin I Live In: Carne Reanimada

    Almodóvar's Sins of the Flesh
    Posted on 11/02/2011
  • Suggests

    Wild Flag

    Wild Flag’s self-titled debut is terrific, a “supergroup” record with something to prove.
    Posted on 10/26/2011
  • Suggests

    'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil'

    While a California jury considers criminal charges against the doctor who allegedly manslaughtered Michael Jackson with drugs, Cirque du Soleil gets all bendy and creative with the man’s unimpeachable songbook.
    Posted on 10/26/2011
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 10/26/2011
  • Music

    'Happiness Is Weird'

    An Interview with Thelonious Monster's Bob Forrest
    Posted on 10/26/2011
  • Suggests

    Kimya Dawson

    Songwriter Kimya Dawson’s compositions have always straddled the worlds of music and literature, with her singsongy melodies supporting torrents of lyrics that are rich with writerly detail.
    Posted on 10/19/2011
  • Suggests

    ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

    Written and directed by newcomer Sean Durkin and starring a shockingly good Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene plunges viewers so fully into the experience of post-traumatic stress disorder...
    Posted on 10/19/2011
  • Suggests

    Let’s Dance and Occupy Seattle

    As a wise person once said, a revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.
    Posted on 10/19/2011
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 10/19/2011
  • Film

    The Uptown Reborn

    Queen Anne Gets Its Destination Cinema Back
    Posted on 10/19/2011
  • Music

    Dancehall Queen

    The Brilliance of Robyn, in Eight Easy Pieces
    Posted on 10/19/2011
  • Suggests

    ‘Weekend’

    Andrew Haigh’s tiny indie film Weekend is riding a wave of hype fueled as much by what the film is as by what it’s not.
    Posted on 10/12/2011
  • Columns

    Last Days

    The Week in Review
    Posted on 10/12/2011
  • Film

    Gay Life, Writ Large

    Gay Life Writ Large at Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
    Posted on 10/12/2011
  • Film

    Restless: Gus Van Sant’s Lyrically Conventional Ode to Beautiful Young Death

    Restless: Gus Van Sant’s Lyrically Conventional Ode to Beautiful Young Death
    Posted on 10/12/2011
  • Suggests

    Miss Coco Peru: There Comes a Time

    Miss Coco Peru is one of the greatest drag performers in the world.
    Posted on 10/05/2011
  • Suggests

    Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

    With gay film accepted by the progressive mainstream, what’s the use of a gay film festival? Answer: To showcase the wealth of queer wonderfulness found in this year’s SLGFF.
    Posted on 10/05/2011

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