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Legalize This Appetizer

Inside a clandestine cannabis-infused dinner. by Lester Black I first noticed it when I bit into that crispy anchovy. The...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Binging with Babish's Andrew Rea Has a New Cookbook Full of His Pop-Culture Recipes

Binging with Babish YouTube cooking star Andrew Rea will be in town with his new cookbook. by David Lewis While...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

The Haves and Have-Nots of Parasite

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite finds the director at his very best. by Jasmyne Keimig Going into Parasite, it's hard to know...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Your Sobriety Is Exhausting

by Anonymous We've been friends for a long time. And, sure, you partied a little hard—not Seattle hard, but kid-who-moved-here-from-Cali-in-the-aughts...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Introducing SLAY, The Stranger's New Horror Film Festival

by The Stranger It's official: The world loves HUMP!—America's sweetest homemade-porn film festival, where entrants make short dirty movies for...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Crosswork Solution: Aye Aye

by Brendan Emmett Quigley [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

The Basement Nightmares

The true story of something that wasn't real. by Charles Mudede In the winter of 2015, I had strange recurring...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

The Demented Brain-Scrambler

Before inventing Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard experimented on his family, and he wrote about a doctor who experimented on patients...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Ivar's and the Serial Killer

by Lester Black Linda Hazzard, aka the Starvation Killer, killed at least 18 people in the Seattle area a century...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

The Fallout of the Ban on Flavored Vapes

Cannabis companies are primed to benefit from vape ban. by Katie Herzog Following at least seven cases of vape-related lung...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Editor's Note

Reader has problems with our "How to Eat Pussy" article. "Would you just please give the explicit sex-talk a rest!?"...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Finnish Psychedelic Black-Metal Band Oranssi Pazuzu Are Too Scary for Halloween

Finnish black metal psychonauts Oranssi Pazuzu offer brutal sonic escapism—just in time for Halloween. by Dave Segal I'm not really...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

In ACT Theatre's New Production of Dracula, the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Count Dracula meets his match in Mina Murray. by Leilani Polk Count Dracula is one of the most enduring monsters...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

The Surreal Alternate Reality of Robert Williams

Robert Williams: The Father of Exponential Imagination at Bellevue Arts Museum is a comprehensive look at the artist's perverse and...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Hillbilly Activism Is Alive and Well

Madeline ffitch's debut novel, Stay and Fight, is fantastic. by Rich Smith No matter what that Hillbilly Elegy guy says,...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Frank Cassano's Imbecile Parade: Should Donald Trump Be Impeached?

Should Donald Trump Be Impeached? by Frank Cassano {{ image:1, align:left, width:150 }} "Absolutely. Once I learned the president tried...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology

October 23–29 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Singapore has one of the world's lowest fertility rates. A few...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

Savage Love

How can two cheaters find peace in their relationship? by Dan Savage I am a guy in my 40s, handsome,...
The Stranger  |  10-23-2019  |  Slog

You Called me Dilbert

by Anonymous I was on a date at an I, Anonymous show. She and I were sharing our appreciation for...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: A Big Day for Impeachment, U.S. Exits Syria, Brexit Exits…?

by Chase Burns This is still awkward. DRAZEN / GETTY Bill Taylor, the U.S.'s top diplomat in Ukraine, just blew...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Currently Hanging: Cecily Brown's "Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup" at the Hilton on Howell

by Jasmyne Keimig NOT the greatest picture of a painting I've ever taken, I must apologize. Jasmyne KeimigLast Friday was...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Best Happy Hours for You and Your Pooch

by Kara Tiernan Summit Public House ANTHONY KEOWhy leave Fifi at home when you can bring her to drink with...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

The Council Races Come Down to Two Versions of Cosmopolitanism: Kshama Sawant's and Jeff Bezos's

by Charles Mudede Empire Sun Charles MudedeThe race between Kshama Sawant and Egan Orion has captured national attention. And how...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Trump EPA Revokes Protections for Waterways

by Katie Herzog Drink up. TOA55/GETTY IMAGESBad news for Americans who drink water: On Tuesday, the Trump Environmental Protection Agency...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

City of Portland Rejects Zenith's Oil Terminal Expansion Request

by Blair Stenvick An anti-Zenith sign at Portland youth climate strike in September. BLAIR STENVICKFor the first time, the city...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do This Week

Unusual, quirky, offbeat events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger EverOut Staff To prevent some of the quirkier...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

King County Library Will Boycott Macmillan E-Books; Seattle Public Library Will Not

The library is going to war. by Rich Smith Seattle Public Library is taking a different approach to Macmillan's dumb...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Savage Love: When You Say the Woman You've Been Dating Is a "Nympho"—You Mean That As a Compliment, Right?

by Dan Savage What's the right way to break up with someone you have been seeing for 1.5 years these...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Submit Your Events for the Winter Edition of Seattle Art and Performance Today!

by Stranger EverOut Staff We know it's not even Halloween yet, but it's officially time to think about winter—including the...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: "Rough for Radio," a Previously Unreleased 1994 John Peel Session Cut by Post-Shoegaze Innovators Seefeel

Track of the day is a previously unreleased slice of sonic uniqueness from 1994 by English post-shoegaze gods Seefeel, who...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

When You Say the Woman You've Been Dating Is a "Nympho"—You Mean That as a Compliment, Right?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage What's the right way these days to break up with someone...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Getting Intimate with Brands

by Gregory Scruggs So intimate. Touching Cuboid, the latest creation of Seattle digital artist Julia Bruk. Gregory ScruggsMy sister graduated...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

TriMet to Add More Fare Inspectors—Because You're Supposedly Mad About People Not Paying Fares?

by Wm. Steven Humphrey TriMetTriMet announced on Monday they will be introducing even more fare inspectors to their routes—apparently because...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Canna Charity: Support the Oregon Food Bank at MindRite Dispensary

by Josh Jardine MindRite's Facebook pageDon't start crying or having a panic attack, but the holidays are upon us. Next...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump EPA Revokes Protections for Waterways

by Katie Herzog Drink up. TOA55/GETTY IMAGESBad news for Americans who drink water: On Tuesday, the Trump Environmental Protection Agency...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

It's the Perfect Day (and Night) for the Warm Yet Gray, Brooding Tunes of Lucy Dacus

by Leilani Polk Lucy Dacus. Matador RecordsI slept on Historian, the 2018 sophomore album and Matador Records debut from alt...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Not Where You Came From

by Anonymous No, the barbecue here doesn't taste the same as it did in Texas. No, you can't get the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: Is Drag Over? Aw Hell No! With Simon Doonan

Episode #678 — October 22, 2019 by The Stranger A woman was apparently dating Genghis Khan. He told her he'd...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Seattle's Favorite Bartender Winner: Neil Yamamoto

by Leilani Polk Neil Yamamoto MEGAN XEALA deluge of Stranger readers voted on their favorite Seattle bartenders, and we profiled...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Young Thug!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Sunday, November 3, 2019 Two lucky winners will each receive a...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: Justin Trudeau Wins, a Pokémon Go Tragedy, WeWork Has No Money for Severance Pay

by Nathalie Graham Trudeau won a second term, but his party lost the popular vote. DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGESVapers rise up:...
The Stranger  |  10-22-2019  |  Slog

Now's Your Chance to Comment on High-Speed Rail Through Athens

A map of the three proposed routes. The "greenfield alternative" through Athens is in green. The Federal Railroad Administration and...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-22-2019  |  In the Loop

R.I.P. Roxanne Morgan, the greatest copy editor ever

Roxanne Morgan is gone, and nobody knows what to do.
NUVO  |  Pete Scott  |  12-05-2012  |  Media

Band Appeals to Bobos From the Coasts

A new coffee-table book sheds light on the question of whether Wilco, with its success, has evolved into a better band.
New York Press  |  Lionel Beehner  |  11-11-2004  |  Nonfiction

Cleveland's Coffee Renaissance

Riding the third wave with the bean-sniffing, java obsessed folks behind Cleveland's coffee renaissance.
Cleveland Scene  |  Douglas Trattner  |  05-28-2015  |  Food+Drink