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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 Dave has lived in Seattle for more than 20 years; he currently lives on First Hill with his husband Jake and their ridiculous dog.

News Articles by David Schmader



  • News

    Pothead Patients, Impatient Potheads

    Regular Potheads Keep Trying to Buy Pot from Medical Dispensaries
    Posted on 03/13/2013
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    Jesus Hates You

    Christians Rationalize Bigotry at “Love Won Out”
    Posted on 06/30/2005
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    Among the Faithful

    The criminal trial against Michael Jackson has just begun, but for the troubled King of Pop's most passionate fans, Jackson's innocence is more than a foregone conclusion--it's a fact of life.
    Posted on 02/17/2005
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    City of Gloss

    Don't Judge Seattle By Its Namesake Magazine
    Posted on 10/07/2004
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    Huffing for Freedom

    Hempfest 2004 Strains to Bust Out of the Ganja Ghetto
    Posted on 08/26/2004
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    The Contender

    Next week, Seattle's Johnny Nighttrain heads to Finland to compete in the World Karaoke Championships. Is he some kind of Idiot?
    Posted on 07/22/2004
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    When The Geeks Have Gone

    Restructuring the EMP/SFM
    Posted on 06/17/2004
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    Courtney Love

    A Remembrance
    Posted on 11/20/2003
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    Sodomy Tour 2003

    Four Days. Four States. Four Infamous Crimes Against Nature.
    Posted on 05/01/2003
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    Party Volcano

    How Three Fun-Hunting Art Lovers Became Seattle's De Facto Social Directors
    Posted on 04/10/2003
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    Norman George

    The Most Charming, Entertaining, and Fun Person Who Ever Lived. Ever.
    Posted on 12/25/2002
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    You Provide the Funny

    The Good, the Bad, and the Twisted, Assessed and Explicated
    Posted on 04/11/2002
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    Fight or Flight?

    This holiday season, with the world coming to an end and all, The Stranger asks our readers: Are you a fighter or a flier? Either way, we've got the perfect selection of special gifts for your shopping experience. Burn those bridges! Burrow in your
    Posted on 11/22/2001
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    What's Scary Now

    The Stranger's 2001 Halloween Fun-Pak
    Posted on 10/25/2001
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    And Then I Woke Up...

    In the wake of September 11, the dreams of Seattleites went into psycho overdrive. Four dreamy illustrators rev up their pens to capture the action.
    Posted on 10/11/2001
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    Get Smart

    The Stranger's Know-It-All Back to School Guide
    Posted on 09/27/2001
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    The Best of 1407 NE 45th St, #12

    One man. One goal: The best of art, culture, and cold medicine in Kevin’s apartment.
    Posted on 07/26/2001
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    Sex Survey 2001 Results

    Posted on 02/08/2001
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    The Stranger's 5th Annual Sex Survey!

    Posted on 01/04/2001
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    Into the Glitz and Glamour of the Porno Oscars
    Posted on 03/09/2000

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