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The Top 40 Artists to Check Out at Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Great Grandpa, and More of Our Music Critics' Picks

111 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: July 17-22, 2018

The King County Fair, JamFest, and More Unusual Events

Features »

Primary Election Cheat Sheet

Send in your ballots by August 7!

The Results of The Stranger's 2018 Sex Survey

8,776 survey respondents can't be wrong.

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.

Food & Drink »

Gorging on Snacks at Golden Gardens

What they're serving up at Miri's.

It's Like Pizza, but Better

The Turkish pizza they serve at Miss Cafe is called pide, and it's as good as everyone is saying.

The New Dynasty Room Is Sexy as Hell

It's a pop-up craft cocktail bar in the late Four Seas Restaurant.

Go to Jazz Alley for the Music, but Be Sure Not to Eat First

Their food is better than it needs to be.

Music »

Your Complete Guide to Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

Everything You Need to Know for the July 20–22 Music Festival

The Top 40 Artists to Check Out at Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Great Grandpa, and More of Our Music Critics' Picks

Let’s Fuck

98 Sexy Songs About Sex

Weed »

Like Wine, Weed Changes with Age

Vintages of weed might be the future of cannabis.

Why Wine Drinkers Could Switch to Weed

Particularly women wine drinkers.

The Feds Declare Pot Is Medicine

This has never happened before.

California Cannabis in Crisis

The Golden State’s rollout for legal weed has already hit big problems

Art and Performance Summer 2018 »

Kathy Griffin Is Back and Better Than Ever

A conversation with the comic about her life since the infamous photo.

My Japanese Heritage Is Not Your Fetish

But if you're actually interested in Japanese heritage, Seattle in the summer is a good place to be.

Let's Fight: Reading Indoors vs. Reading Outdoors

A friendly debate between Rich Smith and Charles Mudede. Can you guess who prefers what?

Paul Bunyan, the Tin Woodman, Woodrow Wilson, and Other Experts Weigh In on Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

What's the most exciting band playing this year? We asked around. Illustrations by Cassandra Swan

Arts »

Bad Moms and Brutal Honesty in I Will Be Complete

Glen David Gold’s memoir recounts a singularly awful upbringing.

A Night of Raunchy Fun, Seductive Cheekiness, and Hot Chemistry

A review of Femme Fatale at the Can Can.

A Night of Supernatural Cats at Seattle Meowtropolitan

Author Zack Davisson shares stories about Japan's mystical menagerie of felines.

What Organizers Are Planning for the 2018 Seattle Art Fair

How the gigantic exhibition is going to reflect on the current moment.

Food and Drink Guide 2018 »

The Stranger's Guide to Food and Drink 2018: Well-Done & Rare Edition

Our favorites of Seattle's most bountiful tastes and where to find more elusive flavors.

Our Favorite Places to Eat Gluten Free in Seattle

Niche, Capitol Cider, NuFlours, Razzi's and other places where you can feel like you're eating normally again—pizza, pastries, and sandwiches included!

Our Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

Pho Bac Sup Shop, Ba Bar, Wicked Chopstix and more must-try Vietnamese food found amid Seattle's plentitude.

Our Favorite Restaurants in Seattle to Get Southern Food and Barbecue

French Quarter Kitchen, JuneBaby, Wandering Goose, and other places to enjoy down-home Southern flavors.

Spring Green Guide »

Confused About Indica vs. Sativa?

This handy guide should clear everything up.

Will Weed Make You Better at Sports?

Golf and soccer are better if you've eaten an edible—but tennis is a disaster.

Meet the Radical Libertarian Who Figured Out How to Monetize Marijuana on Instagram

Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's marijuana.

Queer Issue 2018 »

The Queers Who Changed Our Lives: The 2018 Queer Issue

Jinkx Monsoon on RuPaul, Dan Savage on John Wayne Gacy, Sophia Stephens on Audre Lorde, and more.

How RuPaul Changed My Life

What I've learned from Ru, and what Ru has taught the world.

The Killer That Haunted My Adolescence

John Wayne Gacy was all over the news in my freshman year of high school. But worse was yet to come.

What It's Like Coming Out as Queer in a Traditional Chinese Family

My dad says he knew something was up with me when I cut my hair.

Visitors' Guide »

The Stranger's 2018 Visitor's Guide to Seattle Is Out Now

Everything you need to know about food, drinks, music, arts, and the outdoors are all covered in one fine glossy-covered place

Welcome to Seattle!

Get to know all the most important neighborhoods in the Emerald City.

The Stranger's Guide to Seattle's Best Tourist Attractions

From the Space Needle to Pike Place Market, even locals approve of these Seattle tourist mainstays.

The Stranger's Guide to the Best and Most Unique Tours in Seattle

Food, weed, music, history, and Seattle's creepy underground

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