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The Lesbian Couple Who Broke Up My Marriage

One of them was a coworker at one of the weirdest jobs I've ever had.

When Lusting for a Young Woman Doesn't Work, Write an Opera

How composer Leos Janacek's obsession with a 25-year-old woman (when he was in his 60s) renewed his creativity and inspired Katya Kabanova.

Wagner's Operas Saved My Uncle's Life and Reordered the Tectonics of His Psyche

He was a Painter Who Showed Me the Beauty and Dangers of Being an Other

How Listening to Music and Fighting with Susan Sontag Helped Me Cope with Chemo

A Year with Stage IV Cancer

Karen Russell, Adam Haslett, and Five Other Writers Each Review One Essay in Charles D'Ambrosio's Brilliant New Book

A&P: Irony Is a Survival Tactic

United States of Anxiety

The floods, the California wildfires, and the violence in Chicago are nothing compared to what the slow-motion disaster of a crumbling economy is doing to us. A personal account of a breakdown.

Marching Orders

The Stranger's Queer Issue 2005

Reverse Migration

Want to change the debate over gay rights? Leave the Big City and Go Rural, Young Queers.

Human Firefighters

North Bend's Earl Emerson Is Too Perfect

Remember the Lesbian Prom King?

Last May, Krystal Bennett was the world-famous lesbian prom king of Ferndale, Washington. Looking back, it's clear the media missed the much bigger Ferndale story.

Our Man in Idaho

Mark Fuhrman's New Book Takes a Look at America's Killing Fields (a.k.a. the Pacific Northwest)

You're Not God

The Story of a Schizophrenic

Trespassing and Transference

Confession #1: I Slept with My Therapist

Jesus is out

Anthony Robbins Is In

Promises, Promises

Mayor Vows to End Homelessness, Doesn't

Insecurity Plan

Local Police Receive Special Training, Set Up "Hard Teams," and Generally Get Paranoid About the WTO Conference

Drug Scam

Federal Survey Comes to Seattle


If you're an inmate at the state's only women's prison, you'd best not get sick.


Breast-feeding Bill on the Hill
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