Shultzy’s hearty fare

"Seattle’s Wurst Restaurant since 1988!" the menu cover at Shultzy’s Sausage proudly claims. Catchy title, but does the food live up to this clever bit of marketing? Shultzy’s sausages are homemade. They grind most of the meat for the sausages right at their restaurant at 4114 University Way NE in the U-District and add the […]

‘Speed’ passes competition

You’ve never seen anything like "Speed Racer." Let me say that again. You’ve NEVER seen anything like "Speed Racer." This is no small praise. These days, when advances in special effects are being made nearly every day, it takes a truly innovative and imaginative film to take the title of "never-before-seen." Even the excellent visual […]

Harold and Kumar back to the joint

When the first joke that opens "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" has someone taking a noisy dump, followed closely by a rather graphic joke about masturbation, it’s clear that it’s going to be unapologetically raunchy. This wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. Some films use raunchy humor to hilarious effect. Just look at […]

The ultimate in fan service

At some point during "The Forbidden Kingdom," it becomes apparent that this first-ever onscreen pairing of Hong Kong cinema legends Jackie Chan and Jet Li was probably not exactly what martial arts fan-boys have been wanting to see since the duo first became household names. No, it’s better, and probably far more competently executed, than […]

PSSP parties like it’s 1799

If you had walked into Upper Gwinn last Friday and thought you might have accidentally wandered into the pages of a Jane Austen novel, you wouldn’t be far from the truth. The conference room was host to dozens of people dressed in period costumes and semi-formal wear, engaged in English country dancing and accompanied by […]