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Buy Your Tickets to These 25 Newly Announced Events Before They Sell Out

Carrie Underwood, The Adventure Zone, and More Events on Sale the Week of Aug 16

31 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Aug 16–19, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians, Puzzle, the Sound and Vision Film Fest, and Other Critics' Picks

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Features »

New on the Black Market: Vape Pens Full of DMT

Is vaping the most powerful psychedelic in the world a good idea? Only one way to find out.

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!

Food & Drink »

The Next Generation of Chinese Dumplings

Jiaozi! dumpling house serves jiaozi, North China's answer to Shanghai's famed xiaolongbao.

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.

Music »

The Best Versions of the Music from Porgy and Bess

It is a strange opera, but it has inspired beautiful recordings by Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Billie Holiday.

The Cult of Jawbreaker

The beloved pop-punk band reunites after 20 years.

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?

Film/TV »

The Guy Who Swapped Blowjobs with Cary Grant Tells All

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood will make you rethink gay history.

Random Acts of Flyness Aces the TV Musical

"Nuncaland" Will Make All the Theater Fags Cry

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.