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The Stranger's 2019 SIFF Picks

A look at some of the finest offerings at the 45th Seattle International Film Festival.

How to SIFF: Your Guide to the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival

It's the largest film festival in the country. Which can be intimidating.

Lynn Shelton Talks About Conspiracy Theories, Marc Maron, and a Mind-Blowing Lyft Ride

It was mind-blowing in a bad way, but it inspired SIFF 2019's opening night film, Sword of Trust.

The SIFF and Famous

A brief, personal history of celebrity encounters at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Food & Drink »

Seattle's Best Movie-Theater Popcorn

We've been debating it in The Stranger's office.

A Fish-and-Chips/Taco Fun House with a Secret Bar

The delicious lunacy of Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers.

Finally, a Plant-Based Baked Potato Bar

Yes, I know, all potatoes are plant-based, but so is the "sour cream" and "bacon" at Papas Hot Potatoes.

Weed »

When You Get Too High at the Movies

A normal film transforms into a horror flick.

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 Spring 2019 »

The Untold Story of Marijuana Legalization

How billionaire George Soros and a few of his friends gave us bongs full of legal weed.

The Weed Growers Who Also Breed Falcons

How Falcanna conquered the boutique cannabis market.

Medical Marijuana Would Have Saved My Brother's Life

Jim Belushi talks about his weed farm, SNL, cannabis as a spark for creativity, and his brother John.

Food & Drink Guide 2019 »

The Stranger's Guide to Food & Drink 2019: Dining Around the Clock

Where you can eat in Seattle at any time of day.

Seattle's Favorite Original Coffee Roasters

Get a taste of the city at these Seattle originals.

Seattle's Favorite Breakfast & Brunch Spots

Make your first meal of the day a great one. Reader's Choice winner included.

Il Corvo, Manu's Bodega, and More of The Stranger's Favorite Places to Get Lunch in Seattle

Where to get lunch at typical lunch prices. Reader's Choice winner included!