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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Study Guide Questions for The Stranger, Volume 22, Issue 43

Posted on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 9:07 AM

We're observing Slog silence from now until 11 a.m. (with interruptions of non-silence, probably, because YAY while we have an editorial meeting, but look—we made an entire paper's worth of stuff for you!.


1. The theme of this year's Queer Issue appears to be "technology." Without using the internet, finish this simile: "A technology-
themed Queer Issue in 2013 is as stale as..." Be creative!

2. In his review of the documentary film How to Make Money Selling Drugs, BRENDAN KILEY calls drug dealing "one of the only reliable growth industries in America." Given that Mr. Kiley is currently employed by an alternative weekly newspaper, how long do you think it will take for him to turn his experience as an underpaid print journalist who often covers the drug trade into a vastly more lucrative career as a drug kingpin?

a. Six months.

b. One year.

c. The question is flawed, as it refers to

Mr. Kiley as a "journalist."

3. In her review of a gallery show by local artist Klara Glosova, JEN GRAVES writes: "The show could have used a good editor." Do you think Ms. Graves appreciates the irony of this criticism? Why or why not?

4. True or false: The Stranger has a news section.

5. After 25 years of the Fremont Solstice Parade, The Stranger has suddenly noticed its existence. In essay form, describe at least one other Seattle neighborhood (outside of Capitol Hill) that Stranger photographer KELLY O should deign to visit in the next 25 years.

6. This week, music editor EMILY NOKES cowrote the music lead with BREE McKENNA, who is also in Ms. Nokes's band, Tacocat. Draw a nepotism tree illustrating the connections between other Stranger writers, freelancers, and the subjects they choose to cover. Note: You may need more than one sheet of paper for your tree.


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MacCrocodile 1
1. A technology-themed Queer Issue in 2013 is as stale as sliced bread.
Posted by MacCrocodile on June 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM · Report this
care bear 2
Or Mr. Kiley is already a drug kingpin.
Posted by care bear on June 26, 2013 at 9:46 AM · Report this
BBRT is the way to go, homos.
Posted by Rowlf on June 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 4
That cover is hilarious!
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on June 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM · Report this
So The Stranger decides to cover the Solstice parade, but only the naked bicyclists? Are there any photos of the official parade entries, or are non-naked people too boring?
Posted by Asbel on June 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM · Report this
@5, answered your own question
Posted by shanes on June 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
1. DOMA. Or Prop 8.
2c. Duh.
3. No, as she thinks writing is an art, when it's really a glorified hobby.
4. True.
5. Greenwood.
6. Before or after gay marriages?
Posted by Will in Seattle on June 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM · Report this
A) Scruff is the new Grindr.
B) Scruff is still old news.
C) This cover might have gotten a minor chuckle three years ago. Now it's just gonna get a sigh.
Posted by dak7e on June 26, 2013 at 11:47 AM · Report this
-Dated cover / topic
-Insulting to thousands and thousands of gay men who have standards and class / do not need or use Grindr.
-Negatively influencing to our supporters and allys who imagine this is all that ALL gay people do
Posted by six five on June 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM · Report this

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