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Vol. 28, No. 3
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Bratislav Milenković

Savage Love

Needs & Deeds


Orcas Island Is Getting More and More Interesting

Did you know Oprah recently bought property here?


On Break from Portishead, Geoff Barrow Uses Beak> to Rock Out, Strangely

Let Beak> take you on a harrowing ride down the autobahn.


Come From Away Is Amazing. Did You Know It Has Seattle Roots?

The hit musical returns home to a larger stage.

Free Will Astrology

September 26–October 2

Visual Art

The Strange Erasures in an Art Show About Planetary Crisis

Endangered Species at Whatcom Museum is missing some important historical context.


Hey, Writers: STFU About "the Muse"

Acclaimed author Sarah Manguso says writing isn't magic, and it isn't a cage fight either.

Food & Drink

Tour de Dick's

What it's like to race through Seattle by bicycle while downing burgers, fries, and milkshakes.


There Is a Much Smarter Way to Deal with Controversial Speakers Than Deplatforming

Awful conservatives will visit your campus. Here's how to hit them where it hurts.

How to Drink in Your Dorm Room Without Getting Caught

Advice from someone who drank in their dorm room and got caught.

Study Whatever You Want in College

And think twice before you go into any old STEM field.

Back to School 2018

The Stranger's guide to college, sex, drugs, Seattle, and life itself.

Don't Set Furniture on Fire

What happens when you do something stupid in college and go to jail.

A Straight Guy's Guide to Not Raping People

Even if you think you already know what I’m going to say, just read this.

Don't Go to College Unless You Get a Science Degree

All the English majors I know are going to hate me for saying this. It's okay. They're wrong.

A Woman's Guide to Shaving Your Head

I went to a college where it was a thing. I regret nothing.

Where to See Music in Seattle If You're Under 21

Places to expand your musical horizons if you're not old enough to drink.

For Success in College—and Life—Put Down the Bottle and Pick Up the Pipe

You know what's better than drinking? Weed.

A Straight Woman's Guide to Sex and Dating

Orgasms and UTIs and abortions—oh my!

How Not to Be a Ding-Dong in the Woods

One of the best parts of living in Seattle is getting out into the wilderness. Here's how to do that and not die.


The City Council Might Not Be Able to Save the Showbox

A $40 million lawsuit and a ticking clock are bearing down on the fabled music venue.


A Note from the Publisher

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: Musical Guests