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Jan. 29 - Feb. 11, 2020

Vol. 29, No. 12
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Savage Love

Rain Checks

Free Will Astrology

January 29–February 4

Visual Art

After Almost Three Years and $56 Million in Renovations, Seattle Asian Art Museum Is Finally Reopening

Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose...

Emily Tanner-McLean obsesses over the flower in her multimedia exhibition at Vestibule.

Books

Anna Wiener Offers an Anthropological View of the Tech Industry in Her Memoir Uncanny Valley

An Intensely Queer Novel

Garth Greenwell carries on in the tradition of Virginia Woolf—but with a lot more sex.

Features

The Horrors of Online Dating, the Science of Heartbreak, and the Mystery of Gas Station Sex Pills

Welcome to The Stranger's 2020 Love Issue

Seattle's Best Bathrooms for Fucking

If you can't go back to your place and you can't go back to your date's place, what are your other options?

Do Those Gas Station Horny Pills Work?

What happens when you take those over-the-counter "male enhancement" pills? Only one way to find out.

Can You Recycle (Used) Sex Toys?

It's not as easy as you'd think.

Online-Dating Horror Stories

The winners of our essay contest.

Love Hurts

What science says about heartbreak—and how to get over it.

Mixing Things Up

A cocktail class at Cure Cocktail in Capitol Hill makes for a fun date.

Love Lessons from Terrible Exes

Even a boyfriend who sucks can give you valuable life experience.

Crossword Solution

Crossword Solution: Course Prep

Weed

Science Confirms What Stoners Already Knew

Sex and weed do mix.