An alternative newspaper is a type of newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of stylized reporting, opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture. Its news coverage is more locally focused, their target audiences are younger than those of daily newspapers. Alternative newspapers are published in tabloid format and printed on newsprint. Other names for such publications include alternative weekly, alternative newsweekly, alt weekly, as the majority circulate on a weekly schedule. Most metropolitan areas of the United States and Canada are home to at least one alternative paper; these papers are found in such urban areas, although a few publish in smaller cities, in rural areas or exurban areas where they may be referred to as an alt monthly due to the less frequent publication schedule. Alternative papers operate under a different business model than daily papers. Most alternative papers, such as The Stranger, the Houston Press, SF Weekly, the Village Voice, the New York Press, the Metro Times, the LA Weekly, the Boise Weekly, the Long Island Press, are free, earning revenue through the sale of advertising space.
They sometimes include ads for adult entertainment, such as adult bookstores and strip clubs, which are prohibited in many mainstream daily newspapers. They include comprehensive classified and personal ad sections and event listings as well. Many alternative papers feature an annual "best of" issue, profiling businesses that readers voted the best of their type in the area; these papers send out certificates that the businesses hang on their wall or window. This further cements the paper's ties to local businesses. Alternative newspapers represent the more commercialized and mainstream evolution of the underground press associated with the 1960s counterculture, their focus remains on social and political reportage. Editorial positions at alternative weeklies are predominantly left-leaning, though there is a contingent of conservative, libertarian, alt-weeklies. Styles vary among alternative newspapers. Columns syndicated to alternative weeklies include "The Straight Dope," Dan Savage's "Savage Love," Rob Breszny's "Free Will Astrology," and Ben Tausig's crossword puzzle "Ink Well."
Quirky, non-mainstream comics, such as Matt Groening's Life in Hell, Lynda Barry's Ernie Pook's Comeek, Ruben Bolling's Tom the Dancing Bug, Ted Rall's political cartoons are common. The Village Voice, based in New York City, is one of the best-known examples of the form; the Association of Alternative Newsmedia is the alternative weeklies' trade association. The Alternative Weekly Network and the Ruxton Group are national advertising sales representatives for alternative weeklies; some alternative newspapers are independent. However, due in part to increasing concentration of media ownership, many have been bought or launched by larger media conglomerates; the Tribune Company, a multibillion-dollar company that owns the Chicago Tribune, owns four New England alternative weeklies, including the Hartford Advocate and New Haven Advocate. Creative Loafing only an Atlanta-based alternative weekly, grew into Creative Loafing, Inc. which owns papers in three other southern U. S. cities, as well as the Chicago Reader and Washington City Paper.
Village Voice Media and New Times Media merged in 2006. The pre-merger Village Voice Media, an outgrowth of New York City's Village Voice, included LA Weekly, OC Weekly, Seattle Weekly, Minneapolis City Pages, Nashville Scene. New Times Media included at the time of the merger Cleveland Scene, Dallas Observer, East Bay Express, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Houston Press, The Pitch, Miami New Times, Phoenix New Times, SF Weekly, Riverfront Times. In 2003, the two companies entered into a non-competition agreement which stated that the two would not publish in the same market; because of this, New Times Media eliminated New Times LA, a competitor to Village Voice Media's LA Weekly, Village Voice Media ceased publishing Cleveland Free Times, a competitor to New Times Media's Cleveland Scene. The US Justice Department launched an antitrust investigation into the agreement; the case was settled out of court with the two companies agreeing to make available the publishing assets and titles of their defunct papers to potential competitors.
The Cleveland Free Times recommenced publication in 2003 under the publication group Kildysart LLC, while the assets of New Times LA were sold to Southland Publishing and relaunched as LA CityBeat. On October 24, 2005, New Times Media announced a deal to acquire Village Voice Media, creating a chain of 17 free weekly newspapers around the country with a combined circulation of 1.8 million and controlling a quarter of the weekly circulation of alternative weekly newspapers in North America. The deal was approved by the Justice Department and, on January 31, 2006, the companies merged into one, taking the name Village Voice Media. Phoenix Media/Communications Group, owner of the popular Boston alternative weekly the Boston Phoenix, expanded to Providence, Rhode Island in 1988 with their purchase of NewPaper, renamed the Providence Phoenix. In 1999, PM/CG expanded further through New England to Portland, Maine with the creation of the Portland Phoenix. From 1992 through 2005, PM/GC owned and operated the Worcester Phoenix in Worcester, but PM/GC folded that branch because of Worcester's dwindling art scene.
Nonetheless, a number of owner-operated, non-chain owned alternative papers survive, am
Harvey Danger was an American alternative rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1993 by journalism students at the University of Washington. The band rose to prominence in 1998 with the single "Flagpole Sitta", used as the theme tune to the British sitcom Peep Show. On August 29, 2009, the band played its final show at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle. Harvey Danger began in 1992 with University of Washington classmates Jeff Lin and Aaron Huffman deciding "it might be fun to start a band." Huffman and Lin, who were both student journalists on the staff of The Daily of the University of Washington student newspaper, took the name "Harvey Danger" from a phrase graffitied onto the wall of the newspaper's office. Lin and Huffman played house parties and bars as a duo under the Harvey Danger name until 1993, when they invited Evan Sult to be their drummer. Despite his complete lack of drumming experience, Sult agreed, bringing along his own inexperienced classmate Sean Nelson. Nelson was a colleague of Lin and Huffman at The Daily's arts and entertainment section The Glass Onion.
The foursome played their first show on April 1994 at the now-defunct Lake Union Pub. That summer, the band moved into Nelson's student house together and began holding band practices in the basement; the band had little money and their drum set for their first few shows consisted of nothing more than a laundry bucket, 3 hubcaps, a jar of pickles. More shows at the Lake Union Pub and other low-rent Seattle clubs followed, leading to exposure in The Seattle Times; as the band began playing more shows at reputable venues, their songwriting gained momentum. In 1994, the band produced a six-song demo tape, sold at shows for $3; when three-quarters of the group became unemployed in 1996, they decided to devote yet more attention to the band, moving to another house and renting a rehearsal space. Their shows continued to improve, to the point of becoming regular weekend performers at the Crocodile Cafe; the band recorded a three-track demo tape with producer John Goodmanson, which failed to draw attention from major labels, but found its way to Greg Glover, a London Records intern who ran his own small label, The Arena Rock Recording Company, Glover expressed interest in releasing a 7" single, Harvey Danger provided him with an additional three songs—including "Flagpole Sitta"—also recorded with Goodmanson.
On the strength of these, Glover agreed to bankroll a full-length album. In 1996, shortly before the band's national success, Nelson was hired as a reporter for The Stranger newspaper in Seattle. Nelson opted to balance his journalism and music careers, continues to write and edit for the newspaper to the present day. Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? was released July 29, 1997 to local critical acclaim. The record performed well on college radio charts, sold in Seattle and New York, among other cities. By the end of the year, the band felt as though the record had lost its momentum and the group began to contemplate breaking up. Shortly before taking January 1998 off to contemplate their future, Nelson gave a copy of Merrymakers to KNDD DJ Marco Collins. Within weeks, "Flagpole Sitta" had become KNDD's most-requested song. Influential L. A. radio station KROQ-FM picked the track up, stations across the country shortly followed suit. When Greg Glover of The Arena Rock Recording Company was hired at Slash Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros.
Records, Harvey Danger were signed to the label. "Flagpole Sitta" made Billboard magazine's Top 40, appeared in a number of films and television shows. Its video got heavy rotation on MTV and VH1; the song became famous globally as one of the most memorable songs featured in the film American Pie, despite not being on the official retail soundtrack. It appeared in the movie Disturbing Behavior and its trailer. More the song was used as the opening theme to the British sitcom Peep Show for the second series and onwards; the band toured extensively from March through December 1998, playing headlining and support gigs with some of the most popular artists of the year, appearing at many radio festivals. The band had wanted to release the song "Carlotta Valdez" as the follow-up single to "Flagpole Sitta", but were overruled by Slash Records, who released "Private Helicopter" as a single instead in the fall of 1998; the single received lukewarm reception, did not reach any Billboard music chart. In December 1998, Harvey Danger began writing songs for their follow-up album.
Harvey Danger began production of their second album in March 1999 at Albert Grossman's Bearsville Studios, near Woodstock, New York. Slash/London was unusually uninvolved in the recording process. After three weeks of recording at Bearsville and several more weeks of recording and mixing in Seattle and Los Angeles, the band submitted the record, King James Version, to their label, waited. What the band refers to as "elaborate corporate reshuffling" began immediately after they finished their album: mergers and acquisitions among record labels left them and their record in limbo for over a year, not knowing to whom they were signed, nor when KJV would be released. Attempts to release the album on then-fledgling indie label Barsuk Records fell through due to legal complications, a tour with The Pretenders fell through due to lack of label support, just when the band was about to give up, newly reorganized London/Sire Records released King James Version on September 12, 2000. Reviews were strong, but buzz was nonexistent: sales of the album were slow, the single "Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo" performed poorly on radio and MTV.
For the album's supporting tour, Neva
Chaos Chaos is an American indie synthpop band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in Seattle under the name Smoosh in 2000 and adopted their current name in 2012; the band consists of two sisters, who founded the band as children: singer/keyboardist Asya "Asy" Saavedra and drummer Chloe Saavedra. They released three LPs as Smoosh, have produced two further EPs, several singles, a fourth full-length album as Chaos Chaos. Smoosh started in 2000 when the family was at a Seattle music store The Trading Musician, standing in line to restring a violin. Asy and Chloe wandered into the drum section of the store, where Chloe met Jason McGerr, the drummer for Death Cab for Cutie; the family left with a $600 drum kit for Chloe, McGerr's card from the Seattle Drum School, "and no violin." When McGerr learned that Asy had been playing the piano and writing songs since she was young, he offered to help them both. Neither Asy nor Chloe read music. Asy soon quit because she found it boring. In 2000, Smoosh released Tomato Mistakes, a two-track single that they mailed free of charge to anyone who wanted it.
Four years in September 2004, Smoosh's full-length debut She Like Electric was released under Pattern 25 Records. By the time Smoosh released their second LP, on June 6, 2006, titled Free to Stay, they were signed to Seattle-based indie label Barsuk Records, its third and title track, "Free to Stay", was an early song featured on Tomato Mistakes. Asy plays guitar on the track'Waiting for Something' off Free to Stay; the second album features the song "Find A Way" which Smoosh performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 12, 2006, marking their first performance on late night TV. As they toured with the Eels as part of a world tour in mid-2006, they are featured on the California-based band's live DVD/CD Live and in Person! London 2006. On August 5, 2007, Smoosh performed at Lollapalooza 2007 at Chicago's Grant Park, their set included a cover of "This Modern Love" by Bloc Party, whom they would tour with that same year in September. Earlier that year, they performed a headlining spring tour on the east coast with The Postmarks.
The band played "Pajama Party Time" on Zoom episode 20 of Season 4 broadcast in 2002, again in episode 5 of season 1 of Yo Gabba Gabba in 2007. The Saavedra sisters have been the only members of the band, their younger sister, Maia Saavedra, played bass for them in 2007. As Smoosh, critics compared the band's sound to that of Tori Amos and PJ Harvey, were impressed with the young writers and performers. Smoosh opened for many leading Pacific Northwest bands including Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, the Presidents of the United States of America, as well as for other acts such as Mates of State, Jimmy Eat World, Cat Power, Nada Surf, Sufjan Stevens and The Go! Team. Asy collaborated with Seattle indie band Head Like a Kite to create the songs "Noisy at the Circus", "Daydream Vacation", "Let's Start It All Again". Asy lends her voice to the soundtrack of the musical film God Help the Girl created by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian, where she sings on the songs "I Just Want Your Jeans" and "A Down and Dusky Blonde".
She provided the vocals on the song "I Fell for the Fall" by Swedish band Karma Tree. In early 2008, they toured with The Dresden Dolls. In June 2010, Smoosh released Withershins. In 2012 the Saavedras changed the band's name to Chaos Chaos, abandoning the name "Smoosh" because the term had become associated with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi after an episode of South Park, their current name is derived from a historical scientific name for a species of amoeba, which they liken to their music as it is "simple but always changing". Chaos Chaos released an EP, S, on October 16, 2012. On February 23, 2013, they released a single, "In This Place." On October 7, 2014, Chaos Chaos released another Committed to the Crime. One of its tracks, "Do You Feel It?", was featured in the Rick and Morty season two episode "Auto Erotic Assimilation." This brought the band a lot of recognition. Chaos Chaos provided vocals to George Watsky on the song "Brave New World" off of his album x Infinity, which released on August 19, 2016.
On August 27, 2017, The duo released the single "Terryfold", which features lead vocals from Rick and Morty co-creator and voice actor Justin Roiland, a longtime fan. The song became the band's first charting single when it debuted at #33 on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart in September 2017. After releasing the singles "Dripping with Fire" and "On Turning 23" in late 2017 and "Pink Politics" in April 2018, the band released the full-length album Chaos Chaos on May 15, 2018. To promote the album, they began headlining their first nationwide tour on April 12 of that year. At the request of Kim Kardashian West, Chaos Chaos and Justin Roiland collaborated a second time to produce a song for Kanye West as a birthday present, it was released on West's forty-first birthday, June 8, 2018, as a single called "Kanye's B-Day Song" featuring Rick and Morty. CurrentAsya "Asy" Saavedra – lead vocals, keyboards Chloe Saavedra – vocals, percussionFormerMaia Saavedra – vocals, bass guitar, harpejji Tomato Mistakes - single Free to Stay EP - EP She Like Electric - full-length album debut Free to Stay - full-length album Live
Zoo (2007 film)
Zoo is a 2007 American documentary film based on the life and death of Kenneth Pinyan, an American man who died of peritonitis due to perforation of the colon after engaging in an unusual tryst involving receptive anal sex with a horse. The film's public debut was at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007, where it was one of 16 winners out of 856 candidates. Following Sundance, it was selected as one of the top five American films to be presented at the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival; the movie was titled In the Forest There Is Every Kind of Bird, but is released under the title Zoo, short for zoophile, signifying a person with a sexual interest in animals. Zoo was one of 16 documentaries selected, out of 856 submitted, for screening at the Sundance Film Festival, played at numerous U. S. regional festivals thereafter. It was selected as one of the top five American films to be presented at the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
Sundance judges called it a "humanizing look at the life and bizarre death of a normal Seattle family man who met his untimely end after an unusual encounter with a horse". The Seattle Times called it "A tough sell that gets respect at Sundance" noting the local economic effect of landmark films which put a location "on the map". OC Weekly film says, "Zoo achieves the impossible: It tells the luridly reported tale of a Pacific Northwest engineer for Boeing's fatal sexual encounter with a horse in a way that's haunting rather than shocking and tender beyond reason." Similar views were expressed by the Los Angeles Times and the Toronto Star, "gorgeously artful... one of the most beautifully restrained, formally distinctive and mysterious films of the entire festival". Other reviewers criticized the film for breaching "the last taboo", or for sinking to new depths: "More compelling than the depths of man's degeneracy is our cultural rationalization of'art,' whereby pushing the envelope is confused with genius and scuttling the last taboo is seen as an expression of sophistication."
Charles Mudede reported in 2015 that the zoophiles featured in the film had remained in contact with the director. Zoo on IMDb Zoo at AllMovie ""Bestiality flick shocks Cannes."". Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved September 27, 2010. CS1 maint: Unfit url News24. May 22, 2007 Lim, Dennis. "A Lyrical Approach to a Subject That Shocks." The New York Times. April 1, 2007
Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of Washington. With an estimated 730,000 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U. S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area’s population stands at 3.87 million, ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U. S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. Seattle is the northernmost large city in the United States; the city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 100 miles south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015; the Seattle area was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers.
Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, Oregon, on the schooner Exact at Alki Point on November 13, 1851; the settlement was moved to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay and named "Seattle" in 1852, in honor of Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Today, Seattle has high populations of Native, Scandinavian and Asian Americans, as well as a thriving LGBT community that ranks 6th in the United States for population. Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century, the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. Growth after World War II was due to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing; the Seattle area developed into a technology center from the 1980s onwards with companies like Microsoft becoming established in the region. Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle in 1994, major airline Alaska Airlines is based in SeaTac, serving Seattle's international airport, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport.
The stream of new software and Internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by 50,000 between 1990 and 2000. Owing to its increasing population in the 21st century and the state of Washington have some of the highest minimum wages in the country, at $15 per hour for smaller businesses and $16 for the city's largest employers. Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District to the Central District; the jazz scene nurtured the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, others. Seattle is the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix, as well as the origin of the bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters and the alternative rock movement grunge. Archaeological excavations suggest that Native Americans have inhabited the Seattle area for at least 4,000 years. By the time the first European settlers arrived, the people occupied at least seventeen villages in the areas around Elliott Bay.
The first European to visit the Seattle area was George Vancouver, in May 1792 during his 1791–95 expedition to chart the Pacific Northwest. In 1851, a large party led by Luther Collins made a location on land at the mouth of the Duwamish River. Thirteen days members of the Collins Party on the way to their claim passed three scouts of the Denny Party. Members of the Denny Party claimed land on Alki Point on September 28, 1851; the rest of the Denny Party set sail from Portland and landed on Alki point during a rainstorm on November 13, 1851. After a difficult winter, most of the Denny Party relocated across Elliott Bay and claimed land a second time at the site of present-day Pioneer Square, naming this new settlement Duwamps. Charles Terry and John Low remained at the original landing location and reestablished their old land claim and called it "New York", but renamed "New York Alki" in April 1853, from a Chinook word meaning "by and by" or "someday". For the next few years, New York Alki and Duwamps competed for dominance, but in time Alki was abandoned and its residents moved across the bay to join the rest of the settlers.
David Swinson "Doc" Maynard, one of the founders of Duwamps, was the primary advocate to name the settlement after Chief Seattle of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. The name "Seattle" appears on official Washington Territory papers dated May 23, 1853, when the first plats for the village were filed. In 1855, nominal land settlements were established. On January 14, 1865, the Legislature of Territorial Washington incorporated the Town of Seattle with a board of trustees managing the city; the Town of Seattle was disincorporated on January 18, 1867, remained a mere precinct of King County until late 1869, when a new petition was filed and the city was re-incorporated December 2, 1869, with a mayor–council government. The corporate seal of the City of Seattle carries the date "1869" and a likeness of Chief Sealth in left profile. Seattle has a history of boom-and-bust cycles, like many other cities near areas of extensive natural and mineral resources. Seattle has risen several times economically gone into precipitous decline, but it has used those periods to rebuild solid infrastructure
Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. is a Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-American novelist, short story writer and filmmaker. His writings draw on his experiences as an Indigenous American with ancestry from several tribes, he now lives in Seattle, Washington. His best-known book is The Lone Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, a collection of short stories, it was adapted as the film Smoke Signals, for which he wrote the screenplay. His first novel Reservation Blues received one of the fifteen 1996 American Book Awards, his first young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is a semi-autobiographical novel that won the 2007 U. S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the Odyssey Award as best 2008 audiobook for young people, his 2009 collection of short stories and poems, War Dances, won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Alexie is the guest editor of the 2015 Best American Poetry. Alexie was born on October 1966, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington; as a little child he lived on the Spokane Indian Reservation, located west of Spokane.
His father, Sherman Joseph Alexie, was a member of the Coeur d'Alene tribe, his mother, Lillian Agnes Cox, was of Colville, Choctaw and European American ancestry. One of his paternal great-grandfathers was of Russian descent. Alexie was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that occurs when there is an abnormally large amount of cerebral fluid in the nasal cavity, he had to have brain surgery when he was six months old, was at high risk of death or mental disabilities if he survived. Alexie's surgery was successful, his parents were alcoholics. His father left the house on drinking binges for days at a time. To support her six children, Alexie's mother, sewed quilts, worked as a clerk at the Wellpinit Trading Post and had some other jobs. Alexie has described his life at the reservation school as challenging because he was teased by other kids and endured abuse he described as "torture" from white nuns who taught there, they called him "The Globe" because his head was larger than usual, due to suffering hydrocephalus as an infant.
Until the age of seven, Alexie suffered from seizures and bedwetting. Because of his health problems, he was excluded from many of the activities that are rites of passage for young Indian males. Alexie excelled academically. In order to better his education, Alexie decided to leave the reservation and attend high school in Reardan, Washington; the school was twenty-two miles off the reservation and Alexie was the only Native American student. He excelled at his studies and became a star player on the basketball team, the Reardan High School Indians, he was participated as a member of the debate team. His successes in high school won him a scholarship in 1985 to Gonzaga University, a Roman Catholic university in Spokane. Alexie enrolled in the pre-med program with hopes of becoming a doctor, but found he was squeamish during dissection in his anatomy classes. Alexie switched to law, but found, not suitable, either, he felt enormous pressure to succeed in college, he began drinking to cope with his anxiety.
Unhappy with law, Alexie found comfort in literature classes. In 1987, he dropped out of Gonzaga and enrolled at Washington State University, where he took a creative writing course taught by Alex Kuo, a respected poet of Chinese-American background. Alexie was at a low point in his life, Kuo served as a mentor to him. Kuo gave Alexie an anthology entitled Songs of This Earth by Joseph Bruchac. Alexie said this book changed his life as it taught him "how to connect to non-Native literature in a new way", he was inspired by reading works of poetry written by Native Americans. With his new appreciation of poetry, Alexie started working on what was published as his first collection, The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems, published in 1992 through Hanging Loose Press. With that success, Alexie quit school just three credits short of a degree. However, in 1995, he was awarded a bachelor's degree from Washington State University. In 2005, Alexie became a founding board member of Longhouse Media, a non-profit organization, committed to teaching filmmaking skills to Native American youth and using media for cultural expression and social change.
Alexie has long supported youth programs and initiatives dedicated to supporting at-risk Native youth. Alexie is married to Diane Tomhave, of Hidatsa, Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi heritage, they live in Seattle with their two sons. On February 28, 2018, Alexie published a statement regarding accusations of sexual harassment against him by several women, including author Litsa Dremousis, with whom he'd had a consensual affair in the past and who claimed numerous women had spoken to her about Alexie's behavior. Dremousis' response appeared on her Facebook page and was subsequently reprinted in The Stranger on March 1, 2018; the fallout from these accusations includes the Institute of American Indian Arts renaming its Sherman Alexie Scholarship as the MFA Alumni Scholarship. The blog Native Americans in Children's Literature has modified all references to Alexie. In February 2018 it was reported that the American Library Association, which had just awarded Alexie its Carnegie Medal for You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir, was reconsidering, in March it was confirmed that Alexie had declined the award and was postponing the publicati