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Jun. 20 - Jul. 3, 2018

Vol. 27, No. 23
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Savage Love

Blown Away


The Cure vs. the Smiths: Who's Better?

A cover night at the Sunset Tavern ought to settle this.

GAYEXP Is a Party for All the Coolest Intersectional Queers

I'm excited to see SassyBlack, Guayaba, and Sashay perform.


The Picture of Dorian Gray at Book-It Is a Must-See

Their version of the Oscar Wilde classic is a happy reminder of how good good theater can be.

Free Will Astrology

June 20–26

Visual Art

If You Loved Black Panther, You Will Love Lessons from the Institute of Empathy

Go see artist Saya Woolfalk's work at Seattle Art Museum.


A Book About Longing, Self-Sabotage, and Distant Planets

Chelsea Hodson's essays explore the haziness of young romance.

Food & Drink

The New Dynasty Room Is Sexy as Hell

It's a pop-up craft cocktail bar in the late Four Seas Restaurant.

Visitors' Guide

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in Seattle

Seattle Is Known for Having Some of the Best Coffee in the World. Find Out Why.

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Places to See Art in Seattle

Galleries, Museums and More Places to see Visual Art Around the City

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Bookstores, Literary Events, and Libraries in Seattle

An itinerary for literature lovers and bibliophiles in Seattle

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Parks and Beaches in Seattle

From Green Lake to Golden Gardens, Seattle Has a Plethora of Outdoor Riches.

The Stranger's Guide to the Best Gay Clubs, Shops, and Bars in Seattle

The Stranger's Guide to Seattle's Best Tourist Attractions

From the Space Needle to Pike Place Market, even locals approve of these Seattle tourist mainstays.

The Stranger's Guide to the Best and Most Unique Tours in Seattle

Food, Weed, Music, History, and Seattle's Creepy Underground

The Stranger's Guide for First Time Pot Buyers in Seattle

Don't be intimidated: Buying pot in Seattle is safe, easy, and totally legal

The 10 Best Restaurants in Seattle Right Now

From JuneBaby to Kamonegi, we insist you try these 10 fantastic restaurants, all with their own unique Seattle flavor.

The 10 Most Iconic Seattle Specialties

These foods are virtual Seattle institutions. Try them, we insist.

The Best Places to Eat Sweets in Seattle

Our favorite places in Seattle to get ice cream, pastries, chocolates, doughnuts and more, from local staples to hidden gems to nationally recognized treasures.

Best Places to Get a Drink in Seattle

The Stranger's Guide to Live Music and Dancing in Seattle

Where to see great music and get your dance on in the city.

A Notable Local on Seattle: Seattle City Council Member Lisa Herbold

A Notable Local on Seattle: Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson

A Notable Local on Seattle: Drag Artist Cucci Binaca

A Notable Local on Seattle: MC Gifted Gab

A Notable Local on Seattle: Governor Jay Inslee

A Notable Local on Seattle: Filmmaker Jennifer Roth

A Notable Local on Seattle: Artist Klara Glosova

A Notable Local on Seattle: Filmmaker Megan Griffiths

A Notable Local on Seattle: Chef Rachel Yang

Welcome to Seattle!

Get to know all the most important neighborhoods in the Emerald City.

A Notable Local on Seattle: Comedian Emmett Montgomery

The Stranger's 2018 Visitor's Guide to Seattle Is Out Now

Everything you need to know about food, drinks, music, arts, and the outdoors are all covered in one fine glossy-covered place


Famous Queers Share Their Favorite Weed Strains

Getting baked with James Baldwin, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and Gertrude Stein.

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: "Counter Revolutions"

Conjugal Visit

Queer Issue 2018

The Roommate Who Changed My Life

A crush, a gay-bashing, and an unexpected transformation.

I Wish I Gave a Shit When John Waters Gave Me Shit

The night I met John Waters.

What It's Like Coming Out as Queer in a Traditional Chinese Family

My dad says he knew something was up with me when I cut my hair.

The Lesbian Who Taught Me What My Problem Was

I thought I hated my teacher. Turns out, I hated myself.

How RuPaul Changed My Life

What I've learned from Ru, and what Ru has taught the world.

Queer Icon Audre Lorde Turned Trauma Into Art

It saved my life. It could save yours, too.

How a Radical Faerie Changed My Life

Agnes de Garron taught me how exhilarating it is not to be normal.

The First Gay Pop Song I Ever Heard

What I learned from the Magnetic Fields's "When My Boy Walks Down the Street."

The Killer That Haunted My Adolescence

John Wayne Gacy was all over the news in my freshman year of high school. But worse was yet to come.

The Lesbian Couple Who Broke Up My Marriage

One of them was a coworker at one of the weirdest jobs I've ever had.

What Happens After the Person You Married Tells You They're Transgender

I'm seeing Pride in a whole new way this year.

How DJ Riz Rollins Changed Seattle

He also changed me personally—changed my perception of the world.

The Queers Who Changed Our Lives: The 2018 Queer Issue

Jinkx Monsoon on RuPaul, Dan Savage on John Wayne Gacy, Sophia Stephens on Audre Lorde, and more.