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Zika Virus Sexually Transmitted in Texas

CNN: The first case of locally acquired Zika in the continental United States has occurred through sexual transmission in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The case, announced by Dallas County health...Show More Summary

29 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do This Week

Get February off to a calm start with noise yoga, stoned yoga, or Chihuly yoga. LUCKYIMAGES / SHUTTERSTOCK Our critics have already recommended 59 awesome things to do, but there are many more events happening this week. To keep some...Show More Summary

Motherhood—And Miyabi 45th

Chef Mutsuko Soma will make her soba at Wallingford's Miyabi 45th until February 13. Then she's leaving to have a baby. Kelly O Last Wednesday, in between getting my daughter ready for childcare and heading to the office, I eagerly read...Show More Summary

The Seattle Times' Treatment of Musician Hollis Wong-Wear Is a Perfect Example of #JournalismSoWhite

Hollis Wong-Wear. Eleanor Stills More than one month after the Seattle Times called her a "Macklemore sidekick" in a headline, local musician/poet/activist/City of Seattle Music Commissioner/all-around badass Hollis Wong-Wear is asking...Show More Summary

Three Things About Last Night's X-Files, "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster"

THE X-FILES "So, Scully. You look... different." SEE? Told you! Last night's X-Files was one of the best X-Files, and I'm not even grading on a curve—true, the last two X-Files ("My Struggle" and "Founder's Mutation") were totally serviceable X-Files, but they weren't GREAT X-Files. Show More Summary

The Art of High School Dropouts

Here at studio e gallery in Georgetown, Curtis Steiner's Tobey in Blue. JG Curtis Steiner has an eponymous store in Ballard where every object has a story. Hundred-year old tattoo flash hides in the drawers. A pleated silk Fortuny Delphos gown descends like a waterfall. Show More Summary

Our Long National Nightmare of Having to Say the Word "Caucus" Is Nearly Over

"Thanks for your... votes? Or whatever it is caucuses produce." Crush Rush / Shutterstock.com Imagine if we lived in a country where everyone got together and looked at our options for leadership and then all got to vote, and whoever got the most votes won! You could call it, I dunno, "democracy" or something. Show More Summary

January Was the Month of Slashings in New York City's Subway

New Yorkers waiting for a subway train in January, 2016. Charles Mudede New Yorkers are trying to determine if the seven subway slashings that made the headlines in January are connected or not connected. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton thinks they are not. Show More Summary

The Morning Cruz: Ted Cruz Takes Iowa, Three Suspects Are Arrested in Fatal Jungle Shooting

God, these two. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Trump Lost Iowa... But Cruz Won: Cruz is now saying that his attack on "New York values" proved helpful in defeating the Donald. "This is a center-right country," Cruz told ABC. "The values of this country are reasonable, common sense. Show More Summary

Iowa Caucus Results

Eager to get this first actual voting out of the way so we can go back to discussing the polls. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 1, 2016 Ted Cruz won tonight's Republican caucuses with something like 28% of the vote. Trump, who was expected to win, came in second with 24%. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Crying Game

I've been with my husband for about fifteen years, married for seven years. He recently announced that he wants to separate so he can think about whether he's able to stay in our marriage or if he needs to explore his fetishes without being tied down to me. I have known about his fetishes since early in our relationship. Show More Summary

Three Suspects Arrested in Homeless Encampment Shooting

Mayor Ed Murray during an update on the encampment shooting last week. HG From the Seattle Times: Three teenage suspects have been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting last week in the homeless encampment known as The Jungle,...Show More Summary

Another Day, Another Horrifying Anti-Trans Bill Hearing in the State Legislature

Seattle's Trans pride march, 2015. Ansel Herz It's only the first day of February, and already we're up to six anti-trans bathroom bills circulating in the state legislature. The most recent anti-trans bill hearing, on SB 6548, tookShow More Summary

The Iowa Caucuses Are Tonight

Sixteen years ago I was in Iowa for the caucuses... As a citizen and, um, a respectable journalist, I was appalled when I learned that you didn't need a valid voter registration card or proof of residency—any identification at all—to take part in Iowa's caucuses. Show More Summary

Portland Tops Seattle & San Francisco

Portland is the most godless city in America, says the American Family Association. Three of the most godless cities in America are on the West coast, with the Rose City—Portland, Oregon—coming in as the least faithful. According toShow More Summary

The 59 Best Things To Do This Week: February 1-7

In 2012, The Stranger's Eli Sanders won a Pulitzer Prize for "The Bravest Woman in Seattle." He'll be at Town Hall on Wednesday to discuss his new book based on that story. Kelly O This week, our arts critics have recommended the best...Show More Summary

Local Record Labels Further and MOTOR Earn Major Accolades from Juno and RA

[The latest entry in the MOTOR MIX series by rising Seattle techno producer Simic.] Two Seattle record labels long-championed by The Stranger—Further and MOTOR—recently received high honors from the internationally recognized authorities Juno and Resident Advisor, respectively. Show More Summary

Chef Edouardo Jordan Featured in the New York Times

Chef Edouardo Jordan and his dish of squash, bresaola, okra, and egusi sauce, on the cover of The New York Times Food section. AG Last week, Seattle's Edouardo Jordan, owner and chef of Salare in Ravenna, appeared on the front page of the New York Times Food section. Show More Summary

Eli Sanders TV News B-Roll Shoot EXPOSED

Just another typical day at Stranger HQ... or IS IT? Tomorrow and/or Wednesday night, when you're watching the profile of our very own Eli Sanders on Q13's evening news, you may see footage of the noted author here at the home office of the Stranger's worldwide media conglomerate. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: What If Seattle Is Just Not a World-Class City of Literature?

Jennifer R. Bernstein is a Seattle-based writer and co-founder of The New Inquiry. Seattle/Shutterstock A month and a half ago, Seattle’s literary community received the news that the city’s bid to be declared a UNESCO City of Literature had been rejected for the second time. Show More Summary

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