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The 49 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Aug 13-19, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera, the Sound and Vision Film Fest, and More Arts Critics' Picks

The 37 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Aug 13-19, 2018

Rob Swift & Mista Sinista, Erasure, and More Music Critics' Picks

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Features »

Looking Back on 30 Years of Sub Pop Records

In honor of 30 years, here are 15 of their greatest wonders and 15 of their greatest blunders.

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.

Food & Drink »

If Bok A Bok Had Beer, It Would Be Perfect

The Korean fried chicken and kimchi mac and cheese are excellent.

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.

Music »

Jack White's Most Interesting Moves

Are you aware of what he's been doing offstage and outside the studio lately?

The Furthest Corners of the Hall & Oates Universe

Nine songs the iconic duo should play on their current tour.

U2’s Dark Night of the Soul

Vinyl reissues of Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and The Best of 1980-1990.

Weed »

Look at This Illegal Pot Plant Growing in Lake City

Other states allow home grows. Why can't we?

Should All Drugs Be Legalized?

A Harvard researcher found economic benefits. Are those enough?

Arts »

Random Acts of Flyness Aces the TV Musical

"Nuncaland" Will Make All the Theater Fags Cry

The Top 11 Things To See at the August 2018 Capitol Hill Art Walk

Arson Nicki's Durational Drag, Snack Attack!, Jeff Mihalyo, and More Events on August 9

The Secret Token Exposes the Mythology of the Roanoke Colony

Journalist Andrew Lawler contextualizes one of America’s favorite mysteries.

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

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.

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.