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Why Do Spies Love Poison So Much?

by Charles Mudede Poison in the noir film D.O.A The spies of our late age of social media and assault rifles are still committed to blackmail and poison. In this respect they have more in common with the courtiers of an Elizabethan play than the villains and heroes of a Hollywood spy thriller. Show More Summary

Person of Interest: Brad Puet, a Creative Justice Youth Mentor and Street Photographer

by Ana Sofia Knauf Stanton Stephens Navy brat turned Pacific Northwesterner Brad Puet cares deeply about his adopted Seattle community. Although he has worked with the likes of the Seattle Seahawks and Justin Timberlake, his most meaningful...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Why Is My Gay Son Hooking Up With a Girl?

by Dan Savage I just found out that my 16-year-old son, who's been out since age 11, was making out with a longtime female friend over the weekend and is now confused about it. As am I. I know he's been frustrated that he's never dated, and all his (straight) friends seem to be coupled up right now. Show More Summary

The Spectral Sounds of Itasca

The Spectral Sounds of Itasca by Ben Salmon K ayla Cohen's 2014 album Unmoored by the Wind is a well-crafted patchwork of exquisite folk songs. Self-recorded at Cohen’s Los Angeles home and released under the name Itasca, it’s an endless...Show More Summary

Chicago Rapper Noname's Verbal Double Dutch

Chicago Rapper Noname's Verbal Double Dutch by Santi Elijah Holley N o disrespect to Chance the Rapper, but last year’s most anticipated Chicago hip-hop release was not Coloring Book, but Telefone, the full-length debut from the relatively...Show More Summary

Ex-Seattle DJ Co-Producing Vital Líquido, a Documentary About Indigenous Water Rights

by Dave Segal At this point in the 21st century, it seems almost decadent for artists not to engage in activism and philanthropy—even if, in America at least, institutional support for the arts isn't exactly robust and most artists have to hustle like crazy just to make ends meet. Show More Summary

A Mysterious and Strange Clinic in A Cure for Wellness

A Mysterious and Strange Clinic in A Cure for Wellness by Ben Coleman W e're living in a golden age of horror movies that we’re not allowed to call horror movies. Crimson Peak was a “gothic romance.” The Witch was... whatever The Witch was. Show More Summary

L'Oursin Brings French-Inspired Seafood to the Central District's Ever-Evolving Culinary Landscape

by Naomi Tomky Radicchio salad with oranges, almonds, and anchovy dressing alongside a fresh dish of the day called Assiette de fruits de mer (Alaska spot prawns, San Juan island pink scallop, Hood Canal little neck clams, and Kennedy Creek South Puget Sound oysters). Show More Summary

King County May Create Legal Fund to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

by Heidi Groover King County Executive Dow Constantine says immigrants and refugees are "afraid for their human rights." Ana Sofia Knauf King County may spend $750,000 on "rapid response" services for immigrants and refugees, including...Show More Summary

96 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week: Feb 15-19, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium starts on Saturday. Shutterstock Now that Valentine's Day is over, there are plenty of other ways to fill the rest of your week, including our arts and music critics' recommendations, Black History Month events, and resistance events. Show More Summary

96 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week: Feb 15-19, 2017

Unusual, offbeat, quirky Seattle events happening Feb 15-19, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Now that Valentine's Day is over, there are plenty of other ways to fill the rest of your week, including our arts and music critics' recommendations, Black History Month events, and resistance events. Show More Summary

Person of Interest: Brad Puet

Person of Interest: Brad Puet Gives Some Real Talk About the New Youth Jail by Ana Sofia Knauf N any brat turned Pacific Northwesterner Brad Puet cares deeply about his adopted Seattle community. Although he has worked with the likes...Show More Summary

L'Oursin Brings French-Inspired Seafood to the Central District's Ever-Evolving Culinary Landscape

L'Oursin Brings French-Inspired Seafood to the Central District's Ever-Evolving Culinary Landscape by Naomi Tomky T oday, the corner of 13th Avenue and East Jefferson Street smells overwhelmingly of beef, which is a bit disorienting for diners arriving to L'Oursin, a French-inspired seafood restaurant. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: You've Changed

by Anonymous STEVEN WEISSMAN Back in 1994 when we first met, you were wild. You read books of esoteric philosophy and revolutionary tracts written by anarchists. You showed me that a real woman grows her own vegetables, maybe even makes her own clothes. You didn't shave your armpits. You made art every single day.

Bands I Pretended to Like for Boys, Part Eight: Rush

by Kathleen Tarrant He worked at a pizza place and played bass. Sometimes he would drive over to my house at midnight to bring me peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and talk until three in the morning, when I would tiptoe back inside...Show More Summary

The Morning News: What We Know about the Arrest of a Seattle "Dreamer," More Late-Night Bus Service Coming

by Heidi Groover The 23-year-old is being held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Ansel Herz Federal Immigration Officials Arrest 23-Year-Old Immigrant Near Seattle: Reuters broke the news yesterday that US Immigrations and...Show More Summary

Is a Tarp a Home?

by Heidi Groover The Stranger William Pippin was still sleeping when the cops showed up around 10:30 a.m. At the edge of town in Vancouver, Washington, near a set of railroad tracks and a steel foundry, Pippin had strung a camouflage tarp between a guardrail and a chain-link fence. It was a mild November morning. Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of February 15 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): By my estimates, 72 percent of you Aries are in unusually good moods. The world seems friendlier, more cooperative. Fifty-six percent of you feel more in love with life than you have in a long time. Show More Summary

Savage Love

Pair of Aces by Dan Savage I've been reading your advice column in the Coast in Halifax for a while, and it seems that most solutions to relationship problems revolve around sex. Everyone wants it or needs it, we should fuck before dinner, or we can spice up our sex life in this certain way to be happy. Show More Summary

Obamacare and Why Socialism Is Good For Business

by Charles Mudede Obamacare is good for small businesses. CHAIKOM/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Back in November, local economist Alan Harvey explained in a Person of Interest feature that he was, at the time, reading Hyman Minsky's 1975 book on the work of John Maynard Keynes, arguably the most influential economist of the 20th century. Show More Summary

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