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Paul Constant

Paul Constant—The Stranger’s books editor—has had his writing appear in Newsweek, the UTNE Reader, The Progressive, and alternative weeklies around the country. He’s also worked at Borders (ugh) and the Elliott Bay Book Company. He became the 2009 I.D. Spring Roll Eating Champion after consuming 23 deep-fried spring rolls in two minutes. Paul has lived in Seattle for more than a decade and likes it much, much more than his home state of Maine.

More Articles by Paul Constant from 2011

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  • Suggests

    Neal Stephenson

    It’s not quite accurate to describe Neal Stephenson as a hermit—he quietly shops for books and attends readings all around Seattle—but he sure doesn’t make many public appearances.
    Posted on 08/31/2011
  • Books

    Last Year's Man

    Luminarium Is the Best Novel of 2002
    Posted on 08/31/2011
  • Books

    Shut Up, Hippie

    Shut Up, Hippie: What Environmentalism Needs
    Posted on 08/31/2011
  • Bumbershoot Guide

    Journey to Nowhere

    Is It Still Possible to Love Battlestar Galactica, Knowing That the Ending Sucks Donkey Dick?
    Posted on 08/31/2011
  • Suggests

    Tom Perrotta

    Most likely, you know Tom Perrotta from the very good (Election) and kinda forgettable (Little Children) movies that have been adapted from his novels.
    Posted on 08/24/2011
  • Suggests

    ‘Fright Night’

    Sure, it’s a remake, but Fright Night surpasses its questionable provenance with glee.
    Posted on 08/24/2011
  • Film

    Colombiana: Zoe Saldana Will Fucking Kill You

    Colombiana: Zoe Saldana Will Fucking Kill You
    Posted on 08/24/2011
  • Books

    It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

    The World Ends with a Flood of '80s Nostalgia
    Posted on 08/24/2011
  • Suggests

    Alex Shakar

    The only other time Alex Shakar published a novel, 9/11 happened and everybody forgot about The Savage Girl and its lucid, scathing prose about branding and identity.
    Posted on 08/17/2011
  • Books

    The Books Behind the Music

    Four Books, Four Musicians, and Four Acts of Musical Literary Criticism
    Posted on 08/17/2011
  • Music

    The Books Behind the Music

    Five Books, Five Musicians, and Five Acts of Musical Literary Criticism
    Posted on 08/17/2011
  • Suggests

    Shann Ray

    We all know those authors (with hard, slightly pretentious names like Cormac McCarthy and E. Annie Proulx) who write about manhood and obligation in the prairies and mountains of America with taut, occasionally lurid prose.
    Posted on 08/10/2011
  • Film

    30 Minutes or Less: Like a Good Comedy, Only Without Jokes or Taste

    30 Minutes or Less: Like a Good Comedy, Only Without Jokes or Taste
    Posted on 08/10/2011
  • Suggests

    ‘Attack the Block’

    We’re nearing the end of the second straight disappointing blockbuster movie season in a row. Thankfully, Attack the Block—a low-budget British movie, fercrissakes—has finally saved us from the dregs.
    Posted on 08/03/2011
  • Suggests

    Songs About Books

    A couple months ago, I interviewed five local musicians (including Levi Fuller and the Pica Beats’ Ryan Barrett) about their favorite books.
    Posted on 08/03/2011
  • Suggests

    Kola Boof

    Not only is “Kola Boof” the best author name ever, The Sexy Part of the Bible might just be the best novel title in recorded history, too.
    Posted on 08/03/2011
  • Features

    Books Without Borders

    My Life at Borders, the World's Dumbest Bookstore Chain
    Posted on 08/03/2011
  • Film

    Another Earth: There's Another You Somewhere, and They're Just as Depressed

    Another Earth: There's Another You Somewhere, and They're Just as Depressed
    Posted on 08/03/2011
  • Film

    The Devil's Double: All Hail Dominic Fucking Cooper!

    The Devil's Double: All Hail Dominic Fucking Cooper!
    Posted on 08/03/2011
  • Books

    Books Without Borders

    My Life at Borders, the World's Dumbest Bookstore Chain
    Posted on 08/03/2011

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