The Stranger Sponsors Third Annual Genius Awards

october 12, 2005  01:20 pm
"The Stranger is the Seattle weekly that sits in the back of the city in its black Chuck Taylors, snickering and swearing," according to Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur. (Ed. note: And Seattle Weekly is the Seattle weekly whose managing editor is actually named Chuck Taylor.) Brodeur accepted an invitation to meet with The Stranger's arts editor, Christopher Frizzelle, even though she felt it was akin "to being invited into the bathroom by the Mean Girls ... You know you could come out with half your hair sheared off or your purse dumped, but you're intrigued." Turns out Frizzelle was merely flogging The Stranger's Genius Awards, in which the paper hands out $5,000 grants to four Seattle artists and an arts organization. The third-annual Genius Awards party will be held this weekend.