Print Edition for the week of
May. 8 - 21, 2019

Vol. 28, No. 19
Popcorn Tori Dickson

Savage Love

Best Wishes


Country for Cocksuckers


What Happens After We Burn It All Down?

An immersive production of The Arsonists asks the activist's burning question.

Free Will Astrology

May 8–14

Visual Art

A "Poetic" Documentary About the Artist Fernando Botero

By "poetic," I'm guessing they mean it has a hazy sense of time, fact, and objectivity.


Bootleggers, Moralists, Brothels, and Vice Lords

The nonfiction book Seattle Prohibition tells the story of the city a hundred years ago.

Food & Drink

Seattle's Best Movie-Theater Popcorn

We've been debating it in The Stranger's office.


In The Farewell, Not Knowing Is the Best Medicine

A Sapphic Threesome

In her new film, Good Kisser, Seattle-based filmmaker Wendy Jo Carlton uses a sexual encounter to explore the dynamics between three women.

How to SIFF: Your Guide to the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival

It's the largest film festival in the country. Which can be intimidating.

The SIFF and Famous

A brief, personal history of celebrity encounters at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Lynn Shelton Talks About Conspiracy Theories, Marc Maron, and a Mind-Blowing Lyft Ride

It was mind-blowing in a bad way, but it inspired SIFF 2019's opening night film, Sword of Trust.

Miles Davis Doc Birth of the Cool Toots the Horn of a Jazz Iconoclast

The Stranger's 2019 SIFF Picks

A look at some of the finest offerings at the 45th Seattle International Film Festival.

#Female Pleasure Reminds You That Sexism Is Alive and Kicking

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: Round Trips


When You Get Too High at the Movies

A normal film transforms into a horror flick.