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Vol. 27, No. 18
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French Synth Icon Jean-Michel Jarre Brings His Audiovisual Spectacle to Seattle for the First Time

He's a music legend. Prepare to be overstimulated.

Free Will Astrology

April 11–17


At the Bibliophilia Storytelling Festival, Improv Performers Will Bring Literary Art to Life

The festival also features a Belltown bar crawl.

Hannibal Buress Is the Truth

Visual Art

The Best—and Worst—Art for Dogs

No one knows more about outdoor sculptures in Seattle than I do.


Writing Advice from Alexander Chee

A Q&A with the celebrated novelist, essayist, and teacher.

Food & Drink

West Seattle Brewing Co. Didn't Just Make the Tap Shack for People, They Also Made It for Dogs

The perfect place to drink with your pup on Alki.


Where Do Pets Go When They Die?

Resting Waters in West Seattle offers a green alternative to pet cremation.

Meet the Winners of The Stranger's Ugly Pet Contest

Beauty is overrated.

Dogs Are a "Man's Best Friend"? Yeah, Right

An unpopular opinion about dogs.

The Adventures of Felix the Cat, aka "the Mayor of Columbia City"

He's an escape artist, a bedroom intruder, and the talk of the town.

I Fell in Love with a Macaw

Behind a Starbucks on Mercer Island.

Introducing Bear, a Seattle Police Dog That Can Sniff Out Porn

This black lab is one of SPD’s best tools for finding hidden thumb drives.

I Bought a Dog That Doesn't Eat or Shit

My girlfriend wanted a dog. I got us a robot dog instead.

The Time I Caught a Garter Snake and Brought It Home

I found it at a cemetery near Aurora Avenue.

Please Don't Tell the Authorities About My Pet Squirrel

An unlikely bond with something the cat dragged in.

The Cats of Twice Sold Tales

Who are they? And what is that litter box all about?

Hey, Look! It's The Stranger's 2018 Pet Issue!

Starring some of the city's finest dogs, cats, snakes, parrots, and squirrels.

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: "Falling Hail"


Pot Can Help Your Pets Too

Weed may be a way to treat epilepsy, anxiety, chronic pain, and arthritis in animals.

Tips to Take the Edge Off When You’re Too High

“Don’t Be Concerned. It Will Not Harm You.”

The Histories of Cannabis and Race Are Intertwined

How imperialism almost erased the history of our favorite plant.

A Cannabis Cinema Crash Course

Forget the dopey comedies—feed your stoned brain with these nutzoid films.

Green Guide Spring 2018

California and Colorado Are Getting Weed Cafes. Why Can't Washington?

Because of Republicans.

Will Weed Make You Better at Sports?

Golf and soccer are better if you've eaten an edible—but tennis is a disaster.

Meet the Radical Libertarian Who Figured Out How to Monetize Marijuana on Instagram

Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's marijuana.

Hunting for Rare Cannabinoids

Welcome to the world beyond THC.

Confused About Indica vs. Sativa?

This handy guide should clear everything up.