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The 56 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: May 21-27, 2018

SIFF, Familiar, An Evening with Molly Moon's, Northwest Folklife Festival, and More Arts & Culture Critics' Picks

The 38 Best Movies To See At SIFF This Week: May 21-27, 2018

Our Film Critics' Picks for the First Full Week of the Seattle International Film Festival

Features »

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.

Where Do Pets Go When They Die?

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

Food & Drink »

The Most Important Development for Seattle Craft Brewing in Decades

Skagit Valley Malting might be the biggest thing in the local craft beer scene since Redhook.

Music »

Laura Veirs on Looking Out for Each Other

The singer-songwriter focuses her energy.

Alela Diane’s Cusp Is a Radical Portrait of Motherhood

The Portland singer/songwriter discusses giving life and nearly losing her own.

Electro-Goth Diva Fever Ray Takes a Plunge into Queerness

The new album of Swedish icon Fever Ray explores her kinky side.

Horse Feathers Talk Folk Itches and Identity Crises

The folk institution shares Appreciation.

Weed »

ICE Can and Will Use Cannabis Against You

Unfortunately, noncitizens should probably stay away from cannabis altogether.

Talking Weed Laws with Crispin Blunt

The British want to know how it's done here.

Why Is YouTube Cracking Down on Cannabis Videos?

In which we relearn that giant mega-corporations are not our friends.

You Can Now Consume Coffee and Pot in Literally the Same Sip

Caffeine and THC are two great drugs that taste great together.

Arts »

Before Disney, There Was E.H. Shepard

A new book explores the illustrator‘s work with A.A. Milne.

Tom Wolfe, 1931-2018

Rock ’n’ Roll Requiem: Steven Hyden’s Twilight of the Gods

The journeyman music journalist documents the decline of classic rock.

Art and Performance Spring 2018 »

Stop Pretending You Don't Like Paul Simon

He hits Seattle on his farewell tour this Fri., May 18.

Inscape Used to Be a Prison for Immigrants. Now It's a Home for Artists.

Seattle's largest arts enclave and its creepy past.

Rob Lowe Taught Me About American Assholes

What I learned from watching Oxford Blues more than 200 times.

An Immersive Production of Hamlet in a Mansion on First Hill

It will feature two casts acting simultaneously.

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.

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