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Friday, September 19, 2008

This Week in The Stranger

posted by on September 19 at 16:50 PM


Cover art by Jessixa Bagley.

Back to School 2008: An Indispensable Guide to the Things No One Else Will Tell You By the Only Newspaper in Seattle that Isn’t Ridiculous and IrrelevantTM
Everything there is to know about college (including tips on campus life, how to skip classes, and how to bang a professor). Everything there is to know about the city (the lay of the land, where to get pizza/have an abortion/Dumpster dive). And everything there is to know about life (how to drink like an adult, how to do hallucinogens, how to get someone to sleep with you, and more).

Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on the Scrap Over the Proposed Pit-Bull Pan
“A group working to ban potentially dangerous dogs from Seattle has abruptly canceled plans to submit a citizen initiative after receiving threatening e-mails from pit-bull enthusiasts, group members say. ‘You should be publicly executed for your actions against our beloved pets,’ one e-mail reads. ‘You all ought to be neutered,’ says another.”

Paul Constant on the Mysterious Silence Surrounding the Departure of Hugo House’s Director
“On September 11, rumors of Lyall Bush and Hugo House parting ways spread through Seattle’s literary community with the speed usually reserved for an apocalyptic plague outbreak in a thriller. The Stranger sent e-mails to Hugo House and promptly received confirmation from Brian McGuigan, Hugo House’s program associate: ‘Yes, it’s true; Lyall is no longer the executive director of Hugo House.’”

Dan Savage Answers Your Questions about HUMP!
Do I have to show my face in my film? Nope! We need proof of age—a photocopy of a passport or driver’s license—for everyone who appears in your film, but you can be shot from the neck down. Or you can wear masks. Or makeup. Or a Sarah Palin wig and glasses. So long as your film is creative and hot, it’ll make the cut!”

Bethany Jean Clement Ventures to the Triangle Pub
“Marooned next to the giant pit is an old three-story brick beauty with ghosts of old advertisements painted on the side. The only word that’s legible is ‘QUALITY.’ It’s the 1910 Flatiron Building, still standing because it’s a historic landmark, and a historic landmark because it used to be a brothel. It’s home to the Triangle Pub, a wedge of old-fashioned, run-down goodness on a decimated, soon-to-be-fancy block.”

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Sarah Palin’s sinking ratings; how conservative activists are planning to infiltrate Seattle colleges; the case of the two Vulcans; the construction boom’s secret laborers; a very long sentence about David Foster Wallace; Lindy West sees three horrible movies in a row (and makes a horrible metaphor out of it); Trent Moorman interrogates CSS; Dave Segal on Earth and other bands named after planets; Theater Review Revue (in which we have thoughtfully divided each show’s ticket price by the run time [Shrek the Musical will cost you $0.42 per minute]); plus all the usual columns and calendars.

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Glad to see The Stranger finally put out an edition over 100 pages. Haven't seen one of those in a while.

Posted by Bran | September 19, 2008 5:10 PM

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