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Presenting The Stranger's Inaugural Geek Issue!

Stranger writers look at the many ways that geekdom manifests around Seattle.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School Has Been Invaded by Pirates, Warlocks, and Elves

Dungeons & Dragons has a new class of converts.

How Being Weird Can Work for You

Gaming marketing master Lisa Weeks turned costuming (and her collection of wigs) into professional success.

Get Your (Comic) Con On

Tips and tricks to make the most of your comic con.

Food & Drink »

A Coffee Shop with Spaceships Hanging from the Ceiling

Wayward Coffeehouse in Roosevelt is the nerdvana you've been looking for.

Seattle's Oldest Brewery Is Now in Its 30th Year

To celebrate Big Time Brewing, I bought a bottle of 29-year-old barley wine.

I Fell in Love... with a Gluten-Free Bakery

Nuflours on Capitol Hill helped me feel normal again after giving up wheat.

Weed »

Joints Wrapped in Gold Are Now a Thing... Wait, What?

Are they safe? Why do they taste like that?

The Amazing Pot Grown Within Seattle City Limits

There are virtues to buying weed grown in your own neighborhood.

Want to Use Pot Medicinally? This Seattle Clinic Can Help

Sunil Aggarwal's clinic in Eastlake is staffed with professionals who know cannabis.

Art and Performance Spring 2019 »

Cool Art, Hilarious Interruptions, and Live Drag Competitions

A few trends we've noticed in the last few months.

A Play at Seattle Rep Brings Nina Simone Back to Life

The bombing of black girls made the jazz singer a radical.

A Bold and Inspiring New Venue for Innovative Music

Seattle Symphony's new Octave 9 space will showcase a dazzling array of multidisciplinary performances.

Sierra Nelson's Bioluminescent Poetry

She also curates a spring variety show dedicated to the octopus, squid, chambered nautilus, and cuttlefish.

Green Guide Fall/Winter 2018 »

The Flavr Blue Won't Just Get You High—It Will Also Right the Wrongs of the Drug War

Or at least that's the idea behind the band the Flavr Blue's new self-titled strain.

They Say Cannabis Is Bad for Your Memory. Is That True?

What the latest science says.

The Best Weed Cookies I've Ever Eaten

These are not only the best edibles I've ever had—they're the best cookies, period. Here's how to make them at home.

The Most Important Weed Compound No One Is Talking About

You already know about THC and CBD. Now it's time to learn your CBGs.

Happy Hour Guide 2018 »

The Stranger's Happy Hour Guide 2018

A guide to where to drink and find Seattle's best bartenders.

The Best Happy Hours for Beer Geeks

With some notes on what I ordered recently and loved.

Seattle's Best Happy Hours for You and Your Dog