News by the numbers
4,522 The number of zombies in Fremont on July 2—enough to regain the Guinness World Record for "largest zombie walk" from Asbury Park, NJ, who ripped it from us last year with 4,093 undead. Individual zombies had to be photographed in order to make the record legitimate, says event organizer Ryan Reiter. Good thing they’re not camera shy. We echo Reiter: "Hail to the Zombie Capital of the World!"
8.8 Rating out of 10 that Pitchfork gave Shabazz Palaces for its new album Black Up, out June 30. (Admittedly, the review was written by former Stranger music editor Eric Grandy, but critics across the board are heaping praise on the hip-hop duo’s latest LP.)
9 Number of extramarital encounters The Stranger’s Dan Savage and husband Terry Miller have had during their monogamish" relationship. "And far from it being a destabilizing force in our relationship, it’s been a stabilizing force. It may be why we’re still together," Savage told The New York Times Magazine this Sunday in the article "Infidelity Will Keep Us Together.
Zero Incentives the state of Washington will offer budding Spielbergs who want to make movies, TV shows, or commercials within our borders. The state legislature chose not to extend a 30 percent rebate program for filmmakers —a program that didn’t compete with better packages in Vancouver and Oregon. Looks like season two of The Killing will still have plenty of fake Seattle shots.
$10,000 The amount the Northwest Film Forum’s Film Fund will grant the documentary filmmaker from the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska) who wins its inaugural competition. To enter, you must be a director, codirector, or producer of a documentary in production or preproduction. Deadline to apply is August 20.