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The Stranger's Endorsements for the November 2020 General Election

Vote like it's the last time you'll ever vote again, because it might be.

The Stranger's Endorsements for the August 4, 2020, Primary Election

Our budget hole is massive and our crises are multiplying. Who should we send in to fix this disaster?

Going Viral

Life in the epicenter of an epidemic Trump called "a hoax."

Hiding a Highway

Construction begins on Seattle's newest freeway lid.

The Law Against Winter Evictions

Answers to your burning questions about the city council's new law against kicking low-income people out during the cold months.

Two Places That Offer Women Ways to Deal with an Unsafe World

Feminist Karate Union and 30 Minute Hit empower women.

Hilary Franz Does Epic Shit

Washington's lands commissioner is fighting wildfires, insurance companies, and the status quo across the state.

The Latest Move to Repair the Racist War on Drugs

Could new pot shops be part of the answer?

Turning Up the Heat to #MeltICE

The Evergreen State has a phalanx of immigrant-rights warriors fighting back against the president's cruelty.

Fight Back!

The best candidate to take on Trump, the Seattle company working to reverse climate change, and a woman fighting the status quo in Olympia.

The Ballard Company That's Reversing Climate Change

Nori's founder was a climate skeptic until a moment of enlightenment on magic mushrooms. Now his company uses cryptocurrency to get farmers to suck carbon out of the air.

The Stranger Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

For the March 10, 2020, primary election.

Welcome to Seattle—You're Surrounded by Violent Volcanoes

A few things you should know about Mount Rainier, Glacier Peak, and Mount Baker.

Scarecrow Is a National Treasure

And three rare films that require a trip to the video store.

Welcome to the Land of Megaflora

Seattle has some of the biggest plants in the country.

Exploring South Seattle

A brief history of Seattle's traditionally black and Asian neighborhoods.

Seattle's Comfort Food

The local tradition around teriyaki.

Seattle's Most Powerful Politicians

Who's got the clout?

Do Shit Alone

Having no one to go to a show or gallery or movie with isn't a good excuse to not do it.

Nikki Kuhnhausen Was Killed by Transphobia

Now her community fights for her legacy.

A Road Trip Where You Don't Have to Drive

Going on a rural-transit adventure is pretty easy. Pacific Northwest Transit Daddy showed me the way.

Beware of Volcanoes, Avoid Serial Killers, and Other Advice for People New to Seattle

Plus, how to take a road trip without a car, where to explore in South Seattle, and who has the most power around here.

How You're Going to Die

Seattle is a beautiful and healthy city. It's also a ticking time bomb.

The Horrors of Online Dating, the Science of Heartbreak, and the Mystery of Gas Station Sex Pills

Welcome to The Stranger's 2020 Love Issue

Can You Recycle (Used) Sex Toys?

It's not as easy as you'd think.

Online-Dating Horror Stories

The winners of our essay contest.

Seattle's Best Bathrooms for Fucking

If you can't go back to your place and you can't go back to your date's place, what are your other options?

Love Hurts

What science says about heartbreak—and how to get over it.

Do Those Gas Station Horny Pills Work?

What happens when you take those over-the-counter "male enhancement" pills? Only one way to find out.

Mixing Things Up

A cocktail class at Cure Cocktail in Capitol Hill makes for a fun date.

Love Lessons from Terrible Exes

Even a boyfriend who sucks can give you valuable life experience.

Stoned Skate-A-Roake Is Scary as Hell

The other night, I did three things I never thought I'd do again... all at the same time.

A Snow Sport That Hurts So Good

Cross-country skiing while high is almost as fun as downhill skiing—and there's a much smaller chance of breaking your neck.

This Pot Is Bananas

Can banana cannabis save you from another depressing winter?

Eating My Way Around the International District

I look for any reason to eat in this neighborhood—or even just stare at food through windows.

Four Seattle Musicians Who Use Pot to Get Creative

"It's the best thing on the planet."

We Regret These Errors

Mistakes were made at The Stranger in 2019.

The Biggest, Stupidest Decade in Seattle History

Bezos shows his balls, Seahawks win Super Bowl, and 18 other events that defined the decade.

Lid I-5 or Get Rid of I-5?

A look at two plans that would totally change the city.

Free Food Worthy of the Gods

After eating a vegetarian burrito given to me by a Hare Krishna on the Ave, I ventured out to Sammamish for a Love Feast.

Move to Bremerton

The working-class town across Puget Sound is attracting Seattleites priced out of the city. Like me.

Making Greens and Corn Bread at Home

Food that makes me feel close to my family.

Szechuanese Cuisine Is the World's Greatest Comfort Food

A few of my favorite places are in Lynnwood, Greenwood, and the International District.

Date-Night Pizza in the Middle of Winter

The pies at Mioposto runneth over with golden yolks.

Avocado Replaces Ice Cream in Seattle's Greatest Milkshakes

Nothing is as comforting to me as blended green bliss. But different places make them differently.

HUMP! 2019: A Guide for Your First Time

A Bakery in Bremerton That's Worth the Ferry Ride

Saboteur makes the best croissant I've ever had.

The Comforts of a Really Good Diner

Interbay's new Champagne Diner straddles the line between familiar and luxurious.

Comfort in a Bowl

At a difficult time in my life, Infinite Soups in Tacoma made things better.

The Basement Nightmares

And what evil feels like.
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