Top Stories

Meet John Smelcer, Native American Literature’s “Living Con Job”

Is the novelist nominated for a 2017 PEN Literary Award really who he says he is?

Things to Do »

95 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week: Aug 22-27, 2017

Evergreen State Fair, Seattle Anarchist Bookfair, An Emo Dance Party, and More Unusual Picks

Art and Performance Summer 2017 »

Walking Into Infinity at Seattle Art Museum

The Cosmic Wonder of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors Is Something You Should Experience

Memoirist Claire Dederer Tells All About Telling All

The Author of Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning Talks About Sadness, Humor, and the Question "How Could You Write This?"

Theater »

Nite Skool at Annex Theatre Is Hilarious, or at Least the First Half Is

You Have My Permission to Leave at Intermission by Rich Smith

Puccini's Problematic Madame Butterfly

Maybe Shut Your Eyes and Forget the Words and Just Have the Music Wash Over You

The Theater Artists Who Got Locked Out of Their Own Show

How a Play About Development Was Effectively Shut Down by a Developer, Though Not for the Reasons You'd Think

Features »

In the Gig Economy, Coworking Spaces Are Everywhere—What Is It Like to Work in One?

I visited five of the biggest ones in Seattle.

Astrologers Agree: The Eclipse Is Bad News for Trump

Astronomers Agree: Astrology Is Bullshit

A Distant Relative Died in 1940 and No One Ever Picked Up Her Remains—So I Did

Thousands of unclaimed cremains are just sitting there at Oregon State Hospital. Are you related to any of them?

Visitor's Guide 2017 »

The Stranger's 10 Best Restaurants in Seattle

Seattle's Essential Dining Stops, From Cheap to Upscale, as Recommended by a Stranger Food Writer

The Stranger's Guide to the Best and Most Unique Tours in Seattle

Food, Weed, Music, History, and Seattle's Creepy Underground

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in Seattle

Seattle Is Known for Having Some of the Best Coffee in the World. Find Out Why.