Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 10 - 23, 2019

Vol. 28, No. 17
Jessica Stein

Savage Love



A Beginner's Guide to SPLIFF!

A new film festival made by the stoned for the stoned.

Missing Link Is Astonishingly Beautiful—and Already Outdated

I, Anonymous

Yeah, I'm That Guy


The Marathon Workouts of Träden

Fifty years on, the Swedish rockers continue to make timeless trance music.

Free Will Astrology

April 10–16


Invisible Women

Life is not about being alive; it's about being recognized by all others.

Visual Art

Preston Singletary Is a Master Glass Artist with the Best Name in Seattle

Many of the Tlingit artist's pieces don't even look like glass.


How Elizabeth Gilbert Survived the Death of a Woman She Loved

"I do a lot of supernatural shit," the author told me.


Meet the Winners of The Stranger's 2019 Ugly Pet Contest

Beauty is overrated.

My 10-Month-Old Tabby Has Been Trying to Have Sex with Me

What it's like living with a cat in heat.

Having a Fish Isn't as Easy as It Looks

I once saw a bowl that looked like a perfect aquarium. I regret everything that happened after that.

What Are Axolotls and Why Am I Suddenly Obsessed?

This Mexican salamander didn't win our Ugly Pet Contest, but he won my heart.

What Happens If Your Pooch Eats Your Stash?

The Pet Portrait Industry Is Booming

Conversations with Seattle artists who take commissions—and immortalize four-legged friends.

What It's Like to Work in an Office with 300 Dogs in It

A look inside the pet-insurance company Trupanion.

Why Are Dogs Cute?

Here is the scientific answer.

Having Birds Is "Like Living with Perpetually 4-Year-Old Dinosaurs"

The musician Blevin Blectum's creative life with a cockatoo and a parrot.

The Stranger's 2019 Pet Issue, Featuring Dogs, Cats, Axolotls, and More

That's not even mentioning the parrot, the cockatoo, the horse, the fish, and the humans who love them.

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Green Guide Spring 2019

Medical Marijuana Would Have Saved My Brother's Life

Jim Belushi talks about his weed farm, SNL, cannabis as a spark for creativity, and his brother John.

The Weed Growers Who Also Breed Falcons

How Falcanna conquered the boutique cannabis market.

The Little-Known Story of Marijuana Legalization

How billionaire George Soros and a few of his friends gave us bongs full of legal weed.