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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Danielle Henderson Is The Stranger's New Arts & Culture Editor!

Posted by on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:29 PM

DANIELLE HENDERSON Just keeps kicking ass.
  • DANIELLE HENDERSON Just keeps kicking ass.

Whoa, whoa, whoa—could it be? How could someone who was just hired on as a staff writer two months ago already be getting a promotion? Well, because she's fucking awesome, and because she'll make a great boss, and because we've needed an Arts & Culture Editor for a while now. The most recent issue of The Stranger's arts and performance quarterly, A&P, was our biggest yet, and more people are reading The Stranger and Slog than ever before. So we have to staff up. Good problem to have. Plus, we're doing a bunch of behind-the-scenes work to make our arts and culture coverage more comprehensive and more timely and better suited to the internet. (You know how it's kind of tricky using The Stranger's website on your phone to find out what's going on? That's about to change.) We're going to be staffing up in our news department over next few weeks, too.

Danielle will keep writing about Seattle race issues and gender issues and food-based sculptures in The Stranger's fridge. But she'll also be taking on new responsibilities like being the editor (curator?) of Stranger Suggests. Anyone who's ever wanted to get their exhibit/show/bar/party into Stranger Suggests and never been able to: Here's your new chance. Here's her email. (Pro-tip for suckers-up: Her favorite things are Lemonheads and Benedict Cumberbatch.) As you may or may not know, Danielle was an editor at Rookie before she came to The Stranger. In her free time, she also does TV writing for New York magazine's blog Vulture. And she's the creator of Feminist Ryan Gosling—a book that's now in its tenth printing. And on her wedding night she and her husband sat in a bathtub eating cupcakes and watching Doctor Who. She knows what's up, is what I'm saying. We could not be happier that she's our new Arts & Culture Editor.

 

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Jubilation T. Cornball 1
Congratulations, Danielle and also to you, Christopher, for making The Stranger a paper/blog that people want to read :)
Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball on March 20, 2014 at 4:36 PM · Report this
Jubilation T. Cornball 2
^ I forgot a comma.
Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball on March 20, 2014 at 4:37 PM · Report this
Fnarf 3
A hearty and well-earned congratulations to you, m'dear.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on March 20, 2014 at 4:39 PM · Report this
this guy I know in Spokane 4
OMG, I totally want to touch her hair!

Just kidding. I love her writing and look forward to more of it.
Posted by this guy I know in Spokane on March 20, 2014 at 4:44 PM · Report this
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This is awesome. I look forward to more from Henderson!
Posted by Ronja on March 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM · Report this
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I am here for everything Danielle writes. Congratulations!
Posted by politickling on March 20, 2014 at 4:53 PM · Report this
TVDinner 7
Excellent choice!
Posted by TVDinner http:// on March 20, 2014 at 4:57 PM · Report this
seatackled 8
Congratulations; with the way Slog has looked today, I think that means she's the de facto editor-in-chief.
Posted by seatackled on March 20, 2014 at 5:12 PM · Report this
Erin Resso 9
YAAAAAAAAAAY
Posted by Erin Resso http://deejayres.tumblr.com on March 20, 2014 at 5:15 PM · Report this
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Rockin' good news!
Posted by Great Blue Heron on March 20, 2014 at 5:22 PM · Report this
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Da Hen is the bomb. So glad to have her here in Seattle's only newspaper.
Posted by Luckier on March 20, 2014 at 5:41 PM · Report this
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Old stuff in the fridge -Eeww! Danielle Editor - Yay!
Posted by pat L on March 20, 2014 at 5:45 PM · Report this
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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!! She's your best new hire since...you lost Megan and Lindy???
Posted by maddogm13 on March 20, 2014 at 5:56 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 14
I confess I knew nothing of Ms. Henderson before she started at The Stranger. But I've been following her since then, and I think she's great. And I share her mild obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch. So congrats to both her on her promotion and The Stranger for the insight to pick a winner.

I promise not to touch her hair.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on March 20, 2014 at 5:59 PM · Report this
blip 15
Two thumbs up over here!
Posted by blip on March 20, 2014 at 6:03 PM · Report this
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A well deserved promotion. Grats Danielle.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on March 20, 2014 at 6:42 PM · Report this
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She's great. You fucked up on Goldy. Batting 500.
Posted by Stumphaven on March 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM · Report this
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Congratulations. Yeah!
Posted by LMcGuff http://holyoutlaw.livejournal.com/ on March 20, 2014 at 7:40 PM · Report this
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Congrats! But does this mean the guy who's was doing Stranger Suggests is no longer with the Stranger?
Posted by j2patter on March 20, 2014 at 9:57 PM · Report this
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Wow! She's smart, not white, not male. She's got it all over the current management. Well done!
Posted by bigyaz on March 20, 2014 at 11:18 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 21
well then.. go ahead with your bad self..
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on March 20, 2014 at 11:53 PM · Report this
emma's bee 22
Way to rock it, Danielle! Excellent choice, Stranger.
Posted by emma's bee on March 21, 2014 at 3:52 AM · Report this
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We'll miss you Goldy!
Posted by elbowman on March 21, 2014 at 5:47 AM · Report this
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Congrats. Keep kicking that thing mentioned in your picture's subtitle!
Posted by Julian in Seattle on March 21, 2014 at 7:49 AM · Report this
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'she's the creator of Feminist Ryan Gosling—a book that's now in its tenth printing'

God that's depressing.
Posted by someone old on March 21, 2014 at 12:48 PM · Report this
pdonahue 26
Dear Cris Frizzelle; Please retire so you can make room for somebody as talented and awesome as Danielle Henderson to take your place. Your service to literature is duly noted, time to move on, dude.
Posted by pdonahue on March 21, 2014 at 1:09 PM · Report this
ComedyWomb 27
I think this is proof that the world is essentially good, and Seattle fantastic! Congratulations, Danielle!
Posted by ComedyWomb http://www.comedywomb.com on March 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM · Report this
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yeah and why did she already leave?
Posted by albatross2 on May 12, 2014 at 4:42 PM · Report this
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Hi,
I just read Danielle Henderson's account of last nights Louie end speech, and it seems like she dismisses the story as if it were the end of the subject.
Just want to make sure that she realizes that Louie said this "fat lady" story is going to be a 6 episode arc, so the story is not close to complete and really too early to pass judgement on.
As a first 'act', I found the episode and climax to be brilliant.
I liked the opinion of the episode, but I feel like you're judging a 6 chapter book after reading only 1 chapter....

Just wanted to comment :-) Thanks!
Posted by Jersey Dave on May 13, 2014 at 7:04 AM · Report this

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