Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 13 - 26, 2019

Vol. 28, No. 15

Savage Love


The Paradox of Democracy and Poverty in Astra Taylor's New Doc, What Is Democracy?

The philosopher and filmmaker makes her best work yet.

I, Anonymous

Free Will Astrology

March 13–19


Romeo + Juliet, Revitalized and with New Jokes

ACT updates Shakespeare's loveliest tale of woe and even adds some chain-link-fence choreography.

Visual Art

Taiji Miyasaka's Sculptures Look Like Planets

Taiji Miyasaka explores light and space in three spheres currently orbiting at MadArt.


An Incredible Chapbook About Danielle Steel

Patty Gone intersperses letters to the famous romance novelist with analysis, research, and personal reflection.

Food & Drink

A Coffee Shop with Spaceships Hanging from the Ceiling

Wayward Coffeehouse in Roosevelt is the nerdvana you've been looking for.


Lake Washington Girls Middle School Has Been Invaded by Pirates, Warlocks, and Elves

Dungeons & Dragons has a new class of converts.

The Geekiest Way to Find Love

DNA may be the newest romance language.

Get Your (Comic) Con On

Tips and tricks to make the most of your comic con.

The Saber Enlightenment of Star Wars

The film changes lives and inspires deadly earnest fan groups like Seattle's own Lucasfilm-approved Jet City Saber Guild.

How Being Weird Can Work for You

Gaming marketing master Lisa Weeks turned costuming (and her collection of wigs) into professional success.

The Hard Work of Cosplay

How an associate faculty member at Shoreline Community College transforms herself, Star Wars characters included.

Presenting The Stranger's Inaugural Geek Issue!

Stranger writers look at the many ways that geekdom manifests around Seattle.


Seattle's Multibillion Dollar Gaming Industry

How did the Pacific Northwest become the center of video-game creation in the first place?


Joints Wrapped in Gold Are Now a Thing... Wait, What?

Are they safe? Why do they taste like that?

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: Faking Out

Art and Performance Spring 2019

A Bold and Inspiring New Venue for Innovative Music

Seattle Symphony's new Octave 9 space will showcase a dazzling array of multidisciplinary performances.

Cool Art, Hilarious Interruptions, and Live Drag Competitions

A few trends we've noticed in the last few months.

A Play at Seattle Rep Brings Nina Simone Back to Life

The bombing of black girls made the jazz singer a radical.

Sierra Nelson's Bioluminescent Poetry

She also curates a spring variety show dedicated to the octopus, squid, chambered nautilus, and cuttlefish.