Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 27 - Oct. 10, 2017

Vol. 27, No. 4
Illustration by Christopher DeLorenzo,

Savage Love

At the Palace

I, Anonymous

I, Anonymous: Your Drone Is Now My Ashtray

I kept your drone because you're a dick.


King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's Psych Rock Is Way Better Than Their Name

Billy Bragg's Pop and Politics Are as Topical As Ever

Best known as an '80s leftist folkie, he has never sounded timelier than he does in 2017.

Free Will Astrology

September 27–October 3


No More Sad Things Is a Surprising Play About a 32-Year-Old Woman Who Does Something Unacceptable

She sleeps with a 15-year-old. But the show is tender and hilarious. How is that possible?


Art Garfunkel's Memoir Is a Truly Bizarre Document

What Is It All but Luminous is printed in a font that's a digital version of his handwriting.

Food & Drink

Head to Wicked Chopstix for Lobster Pho and Obama Noodles

Fresh noodles—and perspective—at a Rainier Valley restaurant.

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: "No Great Shakes"


If You Don't Have a Vape Pen, You're Doing It Wrong

These little devices will discreetly get you through any obstacle.

Back To School 2017

How to Be in a Band

So you've decided to devote your downtime in college to becoming a musician. Here's what you need to know.

Where to Get Delicious Food on a Student Budget

College is expensive. Luckily, these restaurants aren't.

How to Complain About Seattle Like a Local

Five things you need to hate—and how to hate them correctly—if you want to fit in here.

How to Do Drag in Seattle When You're Under 21

Bars are a drag for underage queens—but Seattle has a few options.

If You're Going to Try Drugs in College (and Let's Be Honest, You Probably Will), Here's What You Should Know

Guess What? You Are Not Actually Smarter Than Your Professors

A Guide to Seattle for International Students

You are probably filled with questions. Here are some answers.

The Stranger's 2017 Back to School Issue

Advice you won't get anywhere else about college, sex, drinking, drugs, and the city of Seattle.

See Those Mountains? Go Snowboarding

If you live in Seattle and you're not making the most of those mountains, you're doing it wrong.

How to Make a Political Difference While You're Still in College

A Straight Guy's Guide to Not Raping People

We need to clear up a few misconceptions.

What People New to Seattle Need to Know About Our Transportation

Where to See Live Music in Seattle If You're Under 21

A handy guide to all-ages venues.

What No One Told Me About Urinary Tract Infections Before I Went to College

Pee after sex. Always.

How (and Why) to Become a Vegan in College

For One Thing, It's a Great Way to Piss Everyone Off