Top Stories

Things to Do »

Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do This Week

113 Unusual Events for June 18-23, from Staring at the Sun to the Great Ferry Race

Our Arts Critics' Picks for This Week

The 54 Best Things to Do for June 17-23, from West Side Story to the Fremont Solstice Fair

Features »

The Stranger's 2019 Queer Issue

There's one thing we can all agree on: Fuck Trump!!!

Her Name Is Ms. Briq House, but You Can Call Her Goddess

She is a queer black femme educator, sex-work advocate, and burlesque performer who hosts the Sunday Night Shuga Shaq at Theatre Off Jackson.

Gangs Threatened to Kill Me for Being Trans

Miraculously, I escaped El Salvador, received asylum in the United States, and now live in Seattle.

Pride Comes to White Center

The neighborhood's first-ever queer festival was a big gay success.

Weed »

How a Bunch of San Francisco Queers Got Us Medical Marijuana

Pot is just one more thing gays were ahead of the curve on.

Want Cannabis Cafes?

Washington State lawmakers say fat chance.

Inside the Only Pot Research Farm in Washington State

What is Verda Bio up to in Sodo?

The Amazing Pot Grown Within Seattle City Limits

There are virtues to buying weed grown in your own neighborhood.

Arts »

How the Dream Delivery Service Works

Poet Mathias Svalina bikes around town leaving new writing on doorstops at dawn.

The Top 14 Things to See at the June 2019 Capitol Hill Art Walk—Pride Edition!

Defiant Queer Art, AIDS Memorials, Fabulous Photos, and Other Critics' Picks for June 13

Art and Performance Summer 2019 »

DoNormaal's Not-So-Normal Hip-Hop

The hottest rapper in Seattle doesn't sound like any of the others.

Another Subversive Play by One of the Most Exciting Playwrights in the Country

A conversation with Yussef El Guindi about People of the Book, which makes its world debut at ACT this September.

There's a New THING at Fort Worden

A festival in Port Townsend from the guy who started Sasquatch!

High Fashion in Old Hollywood in This Summer Film Series

SIFF puts the spotlight on the costumers behind classics like Singin' in the Rain and The Women.

Green Guide Spring 2019 »

The Untold Story of Marijuana Legalization

How billionaire George Soros and a few of his friends gave us bongs full of legal weed.

The Weed Growers Who Also Breed Falcons

How Falcanna conquered the boutique cannabis market.

Medical Marijuana Would Have Saved My Brother's Life

Jim Belushi talks about his weed farm, SNL, cannabis as a spark for creativity, and his brother John.

Food & Drink Guide 2019 »

The Stranger's Guide to Food & Drink 2019: Dining Around the Clock

Where you can eat in Seattle at any time of day.

Seattle's Favorite Original Coffee Roasters

Get a taste of the city at these Seattle originals.

Seattle's Favorite Breakfast & Brunch Spots

Make your first meal of the day a great one. Reader's Choice winner included.

Il Corvo, Manu's Bodega, and More of The Stranger's Favorite Places to Get Lunch in Seattle

Where to get lunch at typical lunch prices. Reader's Choice winner included!