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Vol. 28, No. 21
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Savage Love

Baby Soft

Music

Kishi Bashi's New Album Glitters with Hope Despite Its Bleak Inspiration

Ben Zaidi's Independence Day

The Seattle native has a new record out with producer Budo.

Free Will Astrology

June 5–11

Theater

The Winner of This Live Drag Competition at R Place Gets $5,000

It's called So You Think You Can Drag, and your vote counts.

Visual Art

Cecilia Vicuña's Art Requires a Different Kind of Looking

The Chilean artist contemplates the "about to happen" in her first major solo exhibition in the United States.

Books

Out of the Ashes of Thick as Thieves Comes the New Comics Quarterly Hair Flip

You can pick up the inaugural issue at a cafe, bar, or DIY space near you.

Food & Drink

Mutsuko Soma Opens Hannyatou, a Sake Bar in Fremont

It's right next door to her soba restaurant Kamonegi.

Features

Seattle's Beer Industry Is Sexist

What it's like being a woman in the beer world.

Seattle Is One of the Most Difficult and Least Lucrative Cities to Be a Stripper

The statewide ban on alcohol sales in strip clubs needs to change, exotic dancers say.

I Went to Three Rooftop Bars in One Night and Didn't Throw Up

A perspective on bars with perspective in downtown Seattle.

Does Seattle Need a Night Mayor?

Actually, we kind of already have one. Meet Scott Plusquellec.

No Collusion, Just Russian-American Fusion... in a Lake City Cocktail Lounge

I know what you're thinking: A cocktail bar in Lake City? But Korochka Tavern is aces.

In Defense of Karaoke

To sing karaoke is to embrace the moment your love of song transcends your love of self.

No Joke, Here Are Five Great Places to See Comedy in Seattle

These Seattle spots deliver the most bang for your yucks.

These Are the Freaks That Come Out at Night

Seattle's other party animals: raccoons, opossums, and coyotes.

A Seattle Nightlife Legend Lives on Through the Alex Calderwood Fund

The legacy of the cofounder of ARO.space, Rudy's Barbershop, and Ace Hotel will be to support young artists and entrepreneurs.

The Party Starter of Seattle

Nightlife impresario Kevin Kauer, aka Nark, celebrates 10 years of crazy and queer debauchery.

The Stranger’s Seattle Art and Performance Quarterly

DoNormaal's Not-So-Normal Hip-Hop

The hottest rapper in Seattle doesn't sound like any of the others.

High Fashion in Old Hollywood in This Summer Film Series

SIFF puts the spotlight on the costumers behind classics like Singin' in the Rain and The Women.

Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington Offer a Profusion of Fantastic Fusion in a Redmond Park

A Seattle Civil Rights Icon and the Art He Inspired

Artists pay tribute to Edwin T. Pratt in a show organized by Pratt Fine Arts Center and Northwest African American Museum.

There's a New THING at Fort Worden

A festival in Port Townsend from the guy who started Sasquatch!

Another Subversive Play by One of the Most Exciting Playwrights in the Country

A conversation with Yussef El Guindi about People of the Book, which makes its world debut at ACT this September.

Columns

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: Quiet Change

Weed

Want Cannabis Cafes?

Washington State lawmakers say fat chance.

Art and Performance Summer 2019

The Mothership of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Is in Seattle Until September

This is the first time it's been outside Washington, DC, since the 1970s.