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posted Friday, December 31, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 53
All Arts and Entertainment Stories
Perez Hilton tops list as most Googled Gay person of 2010
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

These days, people turn to Google - the number 1 online search engine on the web - for any manner of searches. A few years back, curious citizens figured out that they could Google themselves to find out just what the internet had to say about them. In other words, a person's 'Googlability' is a gauge of just how well-known t
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The best theater of 2010
by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

The end of the year rushes at us, and brings with it the temptation to look back at what we've experienced. Here's a summary of what impressed me the most this year in theatrical accomplishments, along with some memorable moments. I celebrate the fact that I was privileged to be in the audience
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Strapped a strong, sexy, and affecting drama
by Gary M. Kramer - SGN Contributing Writer

Strapped, now out on DVD, may appear to be the zillionth film about Adam (Ben Bonenfant) a male prostitute looking for money, if not love and the meaning of life. But don't quickly dismiss this fantastic and curiously affecting drama. San Francisco-based writer/director Joseph Graham s
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Jim Carrey speaks out against anti-Gay bullying
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor Jim Carrey hates homophobia.

The Hollywood actor - who played a man who comes out of the closet and finds his true love while serving a prison sentence in the recent hit film I Love You Philip Morris - thinks it's disrespectful that LGBT people are bullied because of their sexuality.
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A Dyke About Town: The Bobs make audience laugh out loud
by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

The Bobs
Mercy had never heard of The Bobs. She was happy Cuteness told her about them. She ate up their energetic performance on December 26 at the Triple Door.

The group consists of Gunnar Madsen, Matthew Stull, Richard Greene, and Amy Engelhardt. The
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Peter Hook tries to keep Joy Division flame alive
by Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writer

Peter Hook and The Light
December 7
The Showbox at the Market


Seeing legendary bands without their original frontmen can be anticlimactic at best - at worst, it feels like a deceptive maneuver. Case in point: It was impossible to buy into The Doors touring with
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Regal Speech a kingly achievement
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

The King's Speech
Now Playing
King George V (Michael Gambon) is nearing the end of his days. His eldest son Edward (Guy Pearce) is next in line for the throne, but that doesn't mean he isn't going to do his best to make sure younger son Albert (Colin Firth) is pr
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Updated Gulliver a giant waste of time
by Sara Michelle Fetters - SGN Contributing Writer

Gulliver's Travels
Now Playing

Someplace, somewhere, Jonathan Swift is hanging his head in shame. It almost goes without saying that director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens) and writers Joe Stillman (Planet 51) and Nicolas Stoller's (Get Him to the Gree
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Dashboard Confessional, Interpol kick off 2011 with a bang
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Didn't get enough fireworks? Try any of these five concerts headed to a live music venue near you, all in the month of January.

Makana w/ Taimane Gardner
January 9
The Triple Door

Two slices of paradise arrive at our doorstep in early January,
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Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
ARIES (March 20 - April 19): Stay focused on your goals and actual accomplishment. A straight-ahead attack is likely to trip you up. Consider different approaches. Get your ego out of the way and try new ways of working with others.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Sex can relieve tension and end arguments. It doesn't solve the problems
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Hawaiian artist Makana talks slack key, food, and Seattle favorites
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Don Ho may have popularized Hawaiian music with 'Tiny Bubbles,' but this particular genre is far more sophisticated and diverse than a pop song cradled by a ukulele. Slack key, a form of freestyle acoustic guitar that originated in Hawaii, is widely recognized in the industry as a true art for
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Northwest News
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ'S CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO, A FIRE IN MY BELLY, SHOWING IN SEATTLE
David Wojnarowicz's controversial video, A Fire in My Belly, that was part of a show of Gay and Lesbian related art at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery recently, until it was removed from the exhibition in response to a deluge of
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Letters
WELCOME HOME, HERO VETERANS!
There have been a few of us Gay and Lesbian military veterans in central Washington who have come out of the closet for various reasons. Me, I came out in the early 1990s because of the presidential campaign issue of the Gays in the military. As I have stated several times in my 60-something different
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