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The 51 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: July 16-22, 2018

Baby Goats and Brews, Lusio Lights Georgetown, and More Arts & Culture Critics' Picks

The 36 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: July 16-22, 2018

Capitol Hill Block Party, My Bloody Valentine, and More Music Critics' Picks

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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.

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.

Food & Drink »

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.

Splurging on Sinful Comfort Food in a Vegan Restaurant

Plum is the place that Stevie Wonder, Tobey Maguire, and other rich people eat when they're in town.

Music »

Why You Should Still Give a Fuck About My Bloody Valentine

The sexy, loud, innovative rock band returns to Seattle.

DJ Oeird Wons Builds Amazing Sets by Finding Peak Cuts on Great Musicians' Worst Records

Spun Out: 5 Essential Cuts Selected by Local DJ Oeird Wons

The Pillows Aim to Please

Japan’s pop-rock legends tour America to coincide with FLCL’s new season.

Weed »

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

Can Cannabis Be Used to Treat Depression?

There are a lot of variables, but here’s what we know.

Let Farmers Sell Their Own Pot

Under current law, they're not allowed to—and it's killing small businesses.

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 »

The Top 12 Things to See at the July 2018 Capitol Hill Art Walk

Gettin' Ghibli With It, Genevieve St. Charles's One Night Snack, and More Shows to Check Out on July 12

A Fucking Revolution From Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher

The women of Guys We Fucked are shameless and unafraid.

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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