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Dec. 4 - 17, 2019

Vol. 29, No. 8
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Lester Black

Savage Love

Quickies

Free Will Astrology

December 4–10

Theater

The Seattle Man Who Is Memorizing an Unreadable Novel

Neal Kosaly-Meyer continues his project to recite all of Finnegans Wake off the top of his head.

Visual Art

Art in the Age of Single-Use Plastic

Maria Phillips's Undercurrent: Plasticene at Bellevue Arts Museum is weirdly alluring.

Books

This Seattle Bus Driver Has Seen Some Shit

But somehow he hasn't let it get to him.

Food & Drink

Chicken, Peri-Peri Sauce, Flame-Charred Flesh, and the Juices in That Flesh

Get a taste of the Portuguese empire at Galos Flame Grilled Chicken in Ballard.

Features

Lid I-5 or Get Rid of I-5?

A look at two plans that would totally change the city.

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: Special K

Weed

Washington State May Finally Legalize Growing Pot at Home

Could 2020 be the year this happens?

Art and Performance Winter 2019

The Bachelor, Unedited

I can't wait to see the live stage version of the reality TV shitshow.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Korean Genius

E.J. Koh's memoir The Magical Language of Others is a moving meditation on inherited trauma.

Black American Rideshare

August Wilson's Jitney reveals working-class blacks discovered the Uber economy.

The Music That Transforms Me into a Merman

Although I'm an atheist, I believe in the God in Fauré's Requiem.

I Heard God in a Grain of Sound

A few thoughts about the minimalist-music deity Terry Riley.

Anatomy of a Sculpture

The Weaver's Welcome and the symbols and motifs that inspired it.