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Dec. 6 - 20, 2017

Vol. 27, No. 9
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Savage Love

What Happened


A Tribute to Mary J. Blige at the Royal Room

Seattle Afro-punk singer Om Johari organizes another good idea.

The Band Industrial Revelation Is Covering Björk's Homogenic Live at the Neptune

Valerie June Does the Damn Thing

Talking subatomic cosmic blues with the Brooklyn singer-songwriter.

The 5 Best Places to Buy Vinyl in Seattle

The Stranger's music critic recommends the five best shops to buy records in the city.

Chasms Recover After Tragedy

The Los Angeles electro-pop duo reflects on the anniversary of the Ghost Ship fire.

Cam Forges Her Own Path Through Country Music

Free Will Astrology

December 6–12

Visual Art

Dirk Staschke Makes Art About Death

Are these pieces at Winston Wachter sculptures or paintings? Is existence just totally meaningless?


The #MeToo Movement Changes the Way We Read Hillary Clinton's What Happened

The shocking things in her book that she didn't talk about in her campaign.

Food & Drink

The Only Way to Survive Winter Is to Drink Cask Ale

It's a mess to make but a delight to drink.


My Name Is Dave, I Collect Vinyl Records, and I Have a Problem

My record collection and I got priced out of my apartment.

Talking with Mayor Durkan About Sexual Harassment, Police Reform, and Seattle's Activist Left

The Stranger's Q&A with Jenny Durkan on her first full day of work.

Top 20 Books of 2017

These writers rose above the clamor to engage, challenge, and delight us.

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: "Pick Six"

Conjugal Visit

Art and Performance Winter 2017

Most Beatles-Related Art Sucks, but Mark Morris Dance Group’s Pepperland Is Not Like Most Beatles-Related Art

The Most Important Seattle Photographer You've Never Heard Of

Al Smith's eye-opening, boundary-hopping photos at the Museum of History & Industry are a must-see.

The Unlikely Story of Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas—and Where to See It Performed Live

Four different Seattle venues are producing versions of it this December.

The First 4-D Book of Poetry: Tyehimba Jess Has Done the Unimaginable with Olio

Crossword Solution: "Blue's Clues"

The Best Things to Do in Seattle This Winter

Picks from Seattle Art and Performance for December 6, 2017-March 18, 2018

The Backstory of a Wintery, Death-Struck Painting by Andrew Wyeth

What you don't see is the artist's father's horrible death on the other side of that hill.