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Update: One Week Later and I Still Can't Stop Thinking About Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor Fucking

Did they kiss? Did they cuddle? Did they giggle? Were circles drawn lightly with lazy fingers in chest hair flecked with perspiration? by Sean Nelson "What do you think you two are? A pair of queens?" I understand that time is a river,...Show More Summary

Mean Jeans’ Jingles Collection Is Wonderful Junk

Mean Jeans’ Jingles Collection is full of odes to Applebee’s, Capri Sun, and more. by Chris Stamm The goofball wits of Mean Jeans have never shied away from product placements. The band’s carefully constructed wasteoid universe, which...Show More Summary

Sorry If You Were Expecting It: No Octopus Sex at the Aquarium Today

Maybe if Raspberry hadn't gotten knocked up last year, this year would be different. by Sydney Brownstone Maybe if Raspberry hadn't gotten knocked up last year, this would be different. FOTOKON/SHUTTERSTOCK In the recent Seattle past,...Show More Summary

71 Affordable & Last-Minute Valentine's Day Events in Seattle: Feb 9-18, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Coyle's Bakeshop will transform their quaint, chandelier-illuminated Greenwood bakery into a Parisian bistro-slanted “low-key dessert restaurant” for Valentine's Day—and no reservations are necessary. Coyle's...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Reproductive Parity Act Means Improved Health Care Access for All Washington Women

The fight is more critical than ever. by Tiffany Hankins Courtesy of the author Thanks to reproductive rights voters and the pro-choice legislators they elected, a landmark health care bill is poised to pass in Washington State. The Reproductive Parity Act will require insurance companies to cover abortion care and birth control. Show More Summary

Spermgate? Spermghazi? Spermhannity?

by Dan Savage Sean Hannity took one look at Barack Obama's official presidential portrait — unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery earlier this week — and saw what he wanted to see: Sean Hannity isn’t a fan of Barack Obama, and he’s not fond of the former president’s new portrait either. Show More Summary

KUOW Staffers Overwhelmingly Elect to Unionize

It's the first time in the station's 65-year history. by Heidi Groover Public radio, organized. avdyachenko/GETTY Staffers at Seattle's most prominent National Public Radio affiliate are getting a union. In a card check this week, KUOW...Show More Summary

Slog AM: Seattle Transit is Thriving, ICE Lawyer Steals Immigrant Identities

Would you vote for a teenage boy or a dog for governor? by Nathalie Graham ???? Stanton Stephens Transit is Seattle’s Valentine: Hear that? Seattle loves transit! The numbers are in and they’re the first that fully account for the new UW and Capitol Hill light rail stations. Show More Summary

Q&A: Governor Jay Inslee Talks Carbon, Car Tabs, Marijuana, Trump, and Rossi

The governor brought us a valentine—and more. by The Stranger In an interview, Gov. Inslee quotes Harvey Milk, slams the "inhumane narcissist in the White House," and tells The Stranger to get on its high horse. Governor Jay Inslee stopped...Show More Summary

Want Tickets to See Hamilton in Seattle? There's Hope for Your Ass, After All

I haven't seen the show yet, but I've been jogging to the original cast recording for three years straight. by Christopher Frizzelle T he first thing you should know about Hamilton at the Paramount Theatre, which is running now through March 18, is that you can still get tickets. Show More Summary

Artist Zohra Opoku Examines Identity and Belonging Through Fabric

Artist Zohra Opoku on the power and mystery of veils. by Emily Pothast T he coastal capital of Accra, Ghana, has a tropical climate, but each year there is a dry season called the Harmattan when cool, dusty winds blow in from the Sahara Desert. Show More Summary

Fighting Words

Summary: Two girlfriends is one girlfriend too many. by Dan Savage I'm a 24-year-old nonbinary person living in Florida. I have two wonderful girlfriends. One I have been with for four years (we live together). The other I have been with for a year and a half. Show More Summary

“It’s Gotten a Lot More Scary,” Says Helium’s Guitarist and Singer Mary Timony

The musician reflects on how much the world has changed in the last 20 years. by Sean Nelson S hortly before getting on the phone to interview Mary Timony, I had a strong memory from the fall of 1997. I was talking to a guy I only ever...Show More Summary

The Delicious Food and Warm Family Vibe of Aviv Hummus Bar

The story behind Aviv Hummus Bar. by Sydney Brownstone L et's get a couple of things straight. If you're going to eat hummus at Aviv, it is not pronounced "hum-MUSS." Hummus is pronounced "hoo-moos" with an emphasis on the "h" that sounds like you are trying to dislodge a piece of half-chewed pita (pronounced "pit-tah") from the back of your throat. Show More Summary

The 1968 Film Memories of Underdevelopment Would Probably Make Marco Rubio Cry

Revisiting a film about why intellectuals are lousy revolutionaries. by Charles Mudede M emories of Underdevelopment has a scene near its beginning that the Republican senator Marco Rubio might find moving. It dramatizes the values that...Show More Summary

Fran Lebowitz Is the Last Funny Public Intellectual

Fran Lebowitz: "Everyone's been driven insane by the election, and I am also a person who is driven insane." by Sean Nelson T he good news is: Writer, social commentator, wit, and wag Fran Lebowitz is coming to Seattle to entertain questions. Show More Summary

Outdoor-Grown Weed Is Not Only Better for the Environment, It's Also Dank AF

Why does outdoor-grown weed get such a bad rap? by Lester Black I don't smoke outdoor weed." "Pot grown outdoors is really only good for putting into edibles." "Indoor weed will always be more potent than outdoor weed." Fuck. That. Shit. Over...Show More Summary

New Store on the Block: Amazon Go

This employee-free store requires so many employees. by Eli Sanders F or a store that is supposed to have zero employees, Amazon Go, the bodega-from-the- future that recently landed on Seventh Avenue, currently has a lot of employees. Show More Summary

Conjugal Visit: On the Porch, Inside the Ex

You're broken up but still want to see each other. by Anonymous E arly on, even before we were officially together, we used to play music together on my back porch. But things didn't work out, and she ended it. It was one of those messy breakups, where maybe she's right about it not working out in the long run but you still want to see each other. Show More Summary

I, Anonymous: Dear Landlord, Glad You're Getting Some Sun, Now Will You Fix My Leaky Roof, Already?

I, Anonymous: Dear Landlord, Glad You're Getting Some Sun, Now Will You Fix My Leaky Roof, Already? by Anonymous B eing a landlord seems difficult, even to an outsider. I couldn't deal with tenants all the time, that's for certain. But...Show More Summary

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