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Vol. 26, No. 3
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Savage Love

No on 60

New Column!

Ask an Obsolescent Pair of Headphones

Clean Your Bong

I, Anonymous

One Perfect Rose

Music

Four Seattle Bands Keeping Jazz from Becoming Jazzzzzzz

Revive Your Eardrums—and Your Expectations—by Seeing a Show by Bad Luck, Afrocop, Chemical Clock, or Hound Dog Taylor's Hand

Free Will Astrology

Theater

The Stranger's Performance Critic Picks the Seven Most Promising Productions This Season

Put These Performances on Your Calendar Now. NOW.

Seattle Theater BINGO

The first person who gets a verified bingo gets to be The Stranger performance critic’s date to a production of their choosing in the spring season. E-mail rsmith@thestranger.com.

Visual Art

Anatomy of an Outfit

A Detailed Look at a Velvet Wedding Coat by Yves Saint Laurent That's on Display at Seattle Art Museum

Marina Abramovic Mad Lib

The Artist Will Be at Town Hall Seattle November 18

Books

The Underground Railroad Is Bigger and Better Than You've Heard

Colson Whitehead's Hyper-Hyped Novel Feels Like a Classic

Mara Wilson Would Rather Write Plays and Listen to Riot Grrrl Than Star in Blockbuster Movies

Why the Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda Actor Gave All That Up to Become a Writer

Food & Drink

Washington Is Getting So Cheesy

At the Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival, You Can Build a Better Cheese Plate by Looking in Your Own Backyard

Features

Genius Awards 2016

The 2016 Stranger Genius Awards!

It's the best arts party of the year, and you'll get to meet the 15 most fascinating artists in Seattle right now. Five of them will leave the party on September 24 at the Moore Theatre with $5,000 each.

Barbara Earl Thomas

Winner of a Stranger Genius Award in Art

Rob Rhee

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Art

Mario Lemafa

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Art

Silas Blak

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Music

Sandy Cioffi

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Film

Erik Blood

Winner of a Stranger Genius Award in Music

Hardly Art Records

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Music

Mel Eslyn

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Film

Noelani Pantastico

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Performance

Tracy Rector

Winner of a Stranger Genius Award in Film

Emily Chisholm

Winner of a Stranger Genius Award in Performance

Wave Books

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Literature

Lindy West

Winner of a Stranger Genius Award in Literature

That'swhatshesaid

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Performance

Robert Lashley

Nominee for a Stranger Genius Award in Literature

Art and Performance Fall 2016

BenDeLaCreme Talks About Going to Hell and Why He’s Not on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

A Q&A About Inferno A-Go-Go, & the Drag Star's Latest Solo Show