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An Oral History of the First Year of The Stranger

An Oral History of the First Year of The Stranger by Amber Cortes {{ image:5, align:left, width:100 }} The following story was co-published with support from Longreads and its subscribers. I n July of 1991, Tim Keck moved to Seattle from Madison, Wisconsin, to launch a newspaper. He'd recruited a handful of friends and colleagues from the Onion, the satirical weekly he'd cofounded and recently sold (yes, that Onion), to help him conceive a new, irreverent publication—one which sent-up the weekly newspaper format and had equal doses of reporting and criticism as it did satire.
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