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Jan. 31 - Feb. 13, 2018

Vol. 27, No. 13
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Illustration by Tara Jacoby

Savage Love



Three Documentaries About the Greatest City on Earth

SIFF is showing Los Sures, Stations of the Elevated, and Dark Days on the same day.


Multimedia Spectacular PYLON III Has Catastrophic Choreography, an Enigmatic Score, and Unexpected Notes of Hope

If you go to only one avant-garde dance performance this year, make it this one.

Welcome to Kyle Craft’s Full Circle Nightmare

The Portland singer-songwriter releases his swaggering sophomore album.

Free Will Astrology

January 31–February 6


You Need to See This All-Female Cast Perform Frost/Nixon

It totally changes the way you understand the president's crimes.

Visual Art

Artist Matt Browning Is Making Moving Work with Metals

A review of Moving-Metal at the art venue Veronica.


The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore Is an Absorbing Book About the Lives of Women

A traumatizing experience at summer camp reverberates for years in Kim Fu's new novel.

Food & Drink

The Romance of Chili Cheese Fries

The inexpensive, late-night, bad-for-us food my husband and I ate as we were falling in love.


The Secret History of Romantic Customs

Why we kiss, give flowers, write cards, and draw hearts.

Disgusted by Men? Date Women Instead.

Celebrate this Valentine's Day by becoming a lesbian.

Romancing the Stone-Cold Pregnant Woman

How to spend Valentine's Day with a person who's growing another person inside of them.

The Stranger's 2018 Valentine's Day Issue

The secret history of romantic customs, the ugliest outfits drag queens have had sex in, advice for romancing a pregnant woman, tips on not dating men, taste-testing weed chocolates, a playlist for the brokenhearted, and more!

The Craziest Outfits These Three Drag Queens Have Ever Had Sex In

Ugly looks that inspired sexy times.

A Playlist for the Brokenhearted

Why not spend your Valentine's Day wallowing in romantic agony?

Staffing the Accused: Inside the Six-Month-Long Downfall of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Their boss allegedly committed sexual assault and abuse. He denied everything. They had to decide: Who do I believe? What do I do?

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: "Stability"


Valentine's Day Is a Made Up Corporate Holiday, but at Least We Have Weed Chocolates

Taste-testing chocolates sold in Seattle pot stores.

Conjugal Visit