From The Stranger

  • Savage Love: Fair Shares

    In this week's Savage Love, a husband and wife have agreed to an open relationship, but now the husband feels like his wife isn't really into it. Is the open marriage the problem - or is it the constant rubbing-your-sexual-adventures-in-your-wife's-face-while-she's-raising-your-kids the problem? by Dan Savage There is more to this week’s Savage Love. To read the entire column, go to Savage.Love. 42-year-old dad here. I’ve been...
  • Slog PM: A Dramatic Helicopter Rescue, Kevin Smith Gets Snubbed, and Is This Airplane Haunted?

    The Stranger's evening news roundup. by Matt Baume Honestly, seems like a pretty good deal. Student loan forgiveness will cost the country around $400 billion over 10 years, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. For comparison, we gave banks around $500 billion in 2008, depending on how you do the math, and $80 billion to just two car companies the same year. Trump’s tax cut for the rich in 2017 cost...
  • Seattle Times' Danny Westneat Says Tips Are Too Damn High

    Why didn't someone—or something—stop Seattle Times' Danny Westneat from writing his column on tipping? by Charles Mudede I really did not want to believe it. Clearly, people were misreading Danny Westneat's column about how tips had, in recent times, become excessive. There is no way an established, educated, and upper-middle-class Seattle Times writer would ever post such a thing. But I was wrong. His September 22 column,...
  • Jazz Legend Pharoah Sanders Ascends to the Astral Plane

    Jazz Legend Pharoah Sanders Ascends to the Astral Plane by Dave Segal The Creator's Master Plan did not include eternal life for extraordinary jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, who passed away on September 24 at age 81. Amid this sadness, the good news is that said deity's overarching scheme allows for Sanders's music to keep enhancing adventurous music lovers' lives forever. Sanders's work embraced the extremes of jazz, ranging...
  • King County Leaders Announce $1.25 Billion Plan to Address Behavioral Health Crisis

    King County leaders announce the details of a new plan to address the behavioral health care crisis. by Will Casey At a press conference this morning, King County Executive Dow Constantine and a coalition of local elected officials and service providers proposed a new property tax levy to generate $1.25 billion to pay for care infrastructure needed to address the region's behavioral health care crisis. According to prepared...
  • Earth II Is Four Decades of Disaster Movies Recut Into Climate Change Reality

    Earth II is four decades of disaster movies recut into climate change reality. by Chase Hutchinson The Anti-Banality Union (ABU) has been making films for more than a decade, but they’ve never picked up a camera. Instead their work is reminiscent of the Moscow Film School—the world's first film school, where a shortage of film stock meant students repeatedly edited existing works, leading to the montage as we know it. This...
  • Mike Egan Dances with Death

    Meet The Stranger's artist of the week. by Corianton Hale Mike Egan’s creative career began as a kid in Pittsburgh, where cartoons, skateboards, and album covers piqued his interest and started to shape his aesthetic. After studying printmaking at Edinboro University, he took some interesting detours that informed his subject matter, eventually leading him to a distinct style of painting that blends styles of folk art from...
  • Slog AM: Bikes Are Back, Boats Are Out, and NASA Will Crash a Spaceship Into an Asteroid Today

    The Stranger's morning news roundup. by Matt Baume This was a great weekend to visit Mercer Island. Just not by car. As WSDOT has been saying in numerous venues for many weeks, a section of westbound I-90 had to be closed this weekend for the second phase of maintenance on a freeway joint that was installed in 1989. Initially, they left a westbound ramp open on the island, but that caused extensive backups when navigation...
  • Slog PM: Seattle Redistricting Commission Proposes Amendments to Appease Magnolia, Iranian Organizers to Protest in Bellevue, Summer Will Return Monday

    The Stranger's evening news roundup. by Hannah Krieg Happy Friday: Every Friday, I sing a little song in my head that my high school Spanish teacher used to sing to celebrate the end of the week. It was surprisingly mask-off about hating his job, but it's catchy! Anyway, if you're happily singing your own little Friday song today, you might be hitting up the group chat to make plans. If you're trying to have fun this weekend...
  • Read The Stranger’s Review of Singles from 1992

    Read The Stranger’s original review of Singles from 1992. by Megan Seling In a recent episode of The Ringers’ The Rewatchables podcast, hosts Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Van Lathan discuss Cameron Crowe’s Singles, the 1992 grunge rom-com filmed right here in Seattle. Ah, memories. The OK Hotel, The Rocket, Citizen Dick, and the average rent for a one-bedroom hovering around $541. (I was prepubescent when this movie was...
  • Nothing in the Stars Wars Universe Is as Beautiful as Andor

    Andor is a beautiful Star Wars series for people who aren't typical Star Wars fans. by Charles Mudede You can always find something beautiful in a Star Wars movie or TV show: the city in a cloud, the Recon-tower rising from a deep-green forest, the elaborate robes worn by the courtesans of a galactic palace, a resplendent spaceship landing on brown-rich volcanic soil, two suns setting on a desert world. But the beauty never...
  • A Broadway Show for the Boomers

    Early in act 2 of 'The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation,' a new musical playing at The 5th Avenue Theatre, I found myself wondering, “Who is this show for?” by Matt Baume Early in act 2 of The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, a new musical playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre, I found myself wondering, “Who is this show for?” Then, one of the characters made a crack about millennials being entitled and expecting participation trophies and...