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New on the Black Market: Vape Pens Full of DMT

Is vaping the most powerful psychedelic in the world a good idea? Only one way to find out.

Looking Back on 30 Years of Sub Pop Records

In honor of 30 years, here are 15 of their greatest wonders and 15 of their greatest blunders.

The Stranger's Endorsements for the August 7, 2018, Primary Election


Primary Election Cheat Sheet

Send in your ballots by August 7!

There Are Four Kinds of Sex Partners (Which One Are You?)

And other discoveries we've made applying data science and machine learning to The Stranger's sex survey results.

The Results of The Stranger's 2018 Sex Survey

8,776 survey respondents can't be wrong.

Which of These Dems Will Save Us From Dino Rossi?

Three Democrats are running in the most important congressional race in Washington State history. One should win, one could win, and one can win.

What Happened After My Boyfriend Got Sexually Assaulted in the Military

When he told me about the assault, he asked me never to tell. But I was young and idealistic, and I could not be silent.

The Loser

Three-time loser Dino Rossi is running for office. Again.

After Evergreen

One Year Later, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying Look Back

The 32 Films You Must See at the Seattle International Film Festival 2018

The Stranger's Picks for SIFF, Which Runs from May 17–June 10

Evicted Over $49: What Happens When Seattle's Poorest Tenants Can't Make Rent

The city's public housing authority leaves little wiggle room for struggling residents.

Hey, Look! It's The Stranger's 2018 Pet Issue!

Starring some of the city's finest dogs, cats, snakes, parrots, and squirrels.

The Time I Caught a Garter Snake and Brought It Home

I found it at a cemetery near Aurora Avenue.

I Fell in Love with a Macaw

Behind a Starbucks on Mercer Island.

Meet the Winners of The Stranger's Ugly Pet Contest

Beauty is overrated.

Please Don't Tell the Authorities About My Pet Squirrel

An unlikely bond with something the cat dragged in.

Introducing Bear, a Seattle Police Dog That Can Sniff Out Porn

This black lab is one of SPD’s best tools for finding hidden thumb drives.

Dogs Are a "Man's Best Friend"? Yeah, Right

An unpopular opinion about dogs.

The Cats of Twice Sold Tales

Who are they? And what is that litter box all about?

I Bought a Dog That Doesn't Eat or Shit

My girlfriend wanted a dog. I got us a robot dog instead.

The Adventures of Felix the Cat, aka "the Mayor of Columbia City"

He's an escape artist, a bedroom intruder, and the talk of the town.

Where Do Pets Go When They Die?

Resting Waters in West Seattle offers a green alternative to pet cremation.

All I Wanted Was to Work in Tech. Be Careful What You Wish For.

Down and out in the disruption industry.

Olympia 2018 Recap: The Death Penalty Is Alive, Gun Control Is Dead

Everything You Need to Know About the Legislative Session

What It's Like to Live in a Space the Size of a Closet

Seattle has gotten so expensive that I recently moved into one of the tiniest apartments in the city.

Seven Places in Seattle to Go When You Feel Lonely But Don't Want to Interact with Anyone

Seattleites' natural fear of confrontation means it's likely no one will bother you here.

Gay Dodgeball Melts the Seattle Freeze

How to make new friends while pummeling them with large balls. Straight people are welcome, too.

New to Town? Need an Apartment? Looking to Make Friends? The Stranger Is Here to Help

The Stranger's guide to Seattle for people who have just arrived.

How Seattle City Hall Works (And How to Make It Work for You)

A primer on political power and how it works here.

Welcome to Seattle, New Person!

Here are some tips and my condolences.

So You're the Bad Boy Who Moved Here for Amazon

Go wild like it's recruitment week at the Computer Science school Amazon bought you from.

Renting in Seattle? Ask Me Anything

What your landlord won't tell you about living on a lease.

The Best Places to Take Day Hikes If You Live in Seattle

All of them are conveniently located off I-90.

You Can't Drink On Light Rail, but Here's Where You Can Drink Near Light Rail

The best bars near light rail stations.

Disgusted by Men? Date Women Instead.

Celebrate this Valentine's Day by becoming a lesbian.

A Playlist for the Brokenhearted

Why not spend your Valentine's Day wallowing in romantic agony?

Romancing the Stone-Cold Pregnant Woman

How to spend Valentine's Day with a person who's growing another person inside of them.

Staffing the Accused: Inside the Six-Month-Long Downfall of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Their boss allegedly committed sexual assault and abuse. He denied everything. They had to decide: Who do I believe? What do I do?

The Stranger's 2018 Valentine's Day Issue

The secret history of romantic customs, the ugliest outfits drag queens have had sex in, advice for romancing a pregnant woman, tips on not dating men, taste-testing weed chocolates, a playlist for the brokenhearted, and more!

The Secret History of Romantic Customs

Why we kiss, give flowers, write cards, and draw hearts.

The Craziest Outfits These Three Drag Queens Have Ever Had Sex In

Ugly looks that inspired sexy times.

Smoke a Bowl and Go for a Walk—You Will Be Amazed at the Treasures Seattle's Streets Present to You

It's my favorite way to get through the winter.

Good Idea: Weekend Road Trip to Canada. Bad Idea: Bringing Weed.

My girlfriend and I got busted by a drug-sniffing dog at the border.

The High List

Winter activities in Seattle that would be greatly enhanced by being stoned.

Why Don't Stoners Dream?

Do they not have dreams or do they just not remember them? Here's what scientists say.

Slopes Are for Suckers, Snowshoeing Is for Stoners

Getting high and snowshoeing is great. Just don't wander onto someone else's property.
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