Print Edition for the week of
Nov. 22 - 29, 2017

Vol. 27, No. 8
Cover art by Curt Merlo; ©2017 Curt Merlo c/o theispot

Savage Love

Public Players


I'm the Only One of My Friends Who Likes the New National Album

To be fair, I only have two friends.

What'd You Do Over the Summer? Dude York Was Recording Christmas Songs

Their management wanted them to write the songs on Halftime for the Holidays in a certain way, but Dude York didn't really listen.

Top 10 Albums of 2017, Local and National

The best tunes of the year, from Bjork to Versing (and many more in between), as selected by the Stranger staff.


The Mysteries of Bill Murray, Including a Disturbing Rumor That's Going Around

The uncategorizable Bill Murray comes to McCaw Hall with a musician he met on an airplane.

Free Will Astrology

November 22–28

Visual Art

Our Love of Plastics Has Become a Dirty Fetish

The art installation Motelscape ought to ignite a pornographic shame.

Food & Drink

My Favorite Plate of Food in Seattle

The spicy rice cakes at Joule, and the chef who created them.


I Had Never Touched a Gun Before the Las Vegas Massacre. Then I Bought One.

A liberal snowflake gets to know gun culture from the inside.

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: "Worst. Puzzle. Ever."

Conjugal Visit