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Oct. 14 - 20, 2015

Vol. 25, No. 7
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Savage Love

Down There

I, Anonymous

Crash Shock

Music

Why Do Bands Break Up?

Seven Now-Defunct Seattle Groups Share the Stories of Money, Ego, Bad Luck, and Audience Indifference That Made Them Call It a Day

My Philosophy

Why Is Everyone from Erykah Badu to Sam Smith Covering Drake's "Hotline Bling"?

Free Will Astrology

We Saw You

We Saw You Puking on Rainier, Bragging Outside Kremwerk, and Day Drinking in Ballard

Stranger Staffers Were There As It Happened

Visual Art

Clyde Petersen's Florida Is a Show-er and a Grower

Why an Art Show in a Pioneer Square Stairwell Has Plenty to Say About Seattle

Food & Drink

Mapping Seattle's Diverse Culinary Scene

The Foodways Project Calls Attention to the Lack of Media Coverage of Restaurants Owned by People of Color

Features

Person of Interest

John Wilson, Candidate for King County Tax Assessor

News

The Birth of the Weed Sommelier

A Cannabis-Testing Lab in Redmond Aims to Assess Pot with the Same Rigor as Wine

Drunk of the Week

The Sauce

When Five Restaurateurs Own 40 Restaurants, What Does That Mean for Seattle's Dining Scene?

A Look at the Pros and Cons of Chef-Owned Empires

Five of Seattle's Black Culinary Leaders Talk About Their Food, Their City, and Their Lives

Show Us Your Fridge, Linda Derschang

The 20 New Restaurants and Bars You Should Try Right Now

Seattle's Other Coffee Culture

In Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies, Beans Are the Medium for Building Community

Six Cocktails Made Better with Beer

The Real Late-Night Food Scene in Seattle—and Its Challenges

The Politics and Cultishness of Hops

In Seattle's Craft Beer Scene, Hop Varieties Inspire Rabid Devotion

The Making of Cafe Barjot's Matsutake Mushroom with Madrona-Bark Cream and Nettle Seeds