The best and latest books writing from The Stranger

Art and Performance Spring 2023 Yesterday 10:53 AM

Bananas Are Creepy Yellow Fingers Full of Blood

A New Poetry Collection Tells the Whole Story

Books Mar 7 2:03 PM

Steve Turner Dishes the Dirt in Mud Ride

A History of Grunge in the Form of a Memoir by Mudhoney's Guitarist

Books Feb 20 4:08 PM

Heat Waves

Climate Journalist Jake Bittle on Climate Migration, Climate Displacement and How the Pacific Northwest Isn’t Prepared for Either

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Books Feb 13 12:35 PM

California Über Alles

Malcolm Harris on How Tech-Hub Palo Alto Is (and Isn't) Like Seattle and Why He Doesn't Mention the Grateful Dead in His New Book Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World

Books Jan 31 1:56 PM

An Interview With Annalee Newitz

"I Love Hearing the Opinions of Worms and Cats"

Books Jan 27 11:11 AM

An Interview With Aubrey Gordon

“I Hope This Is a Book That Becomes Obsolete Very Quickly.”

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Books Jan 18 4:56 PM

Literary Genius Jonathan Raban Has Died

The Travel Writer and Novelist was 80 Years Old

Books Jan 13 1:28 PM

Aubrey Gordon's “You Just Need to Lose Weight” Is a Sharp Sword Against Anti-Fatness

The Maintenance Phase Co-host and Your Fat Friend Columnist Wrote 20 Short, Sourced Arguments You Can Hand to Your Body-Shaming Mom (and Doctor)

Books Jan 5 1:47 PM

Two Graphic Novels to Tuck Into During the Big Dark

Immerse Yourself in the Worlds Created by Megan Kelso and Brett Hamil

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Picture Books Dec 22 12:25 PM

This Week's Comics: A Film-Noir Murder Mystery in a Magic Fantasy City

Plus: Mythical Demons and a Friendly Chupacabra!

Film/TV Dec 19 3:11 PM

Those Who Love Kindred the Novel Will Certainly Hate Kindred the TV Series

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Missed What Made Octavia Butler's Book Such a Compelling Philosophical Story

Music Dec 16 2:32 PM

Transmissions from Unknown Sources

Kranky Co-founder Bruce Adams's You're with Stupid Documents a World-Class Record Label and Music Scene

Books Dec 6 1:30 PM

Adam Smith: The Worst Influencer

A Scottish Thinker, American Politicians, and the Fuckery of Free Markets

Books Dec 5 11:20 AM

Mudede's Book Nook

Charles Mudede Recommends Books for Everyone on Your Gift List

Books Nov 2 1:06 PM

The Stranger's Short Run Shopping List

Ring in the Festival's 10th Anniversary with 179 Small Press Artists from Around the World

Books Oct 27 2:40 PM

David Sedaris Is Coming to Seattle and Wants to Know Where He Can Find a Dead Body

“Whenever I Smell a Dead Deer or Something in the Woods I Get So Excited. Oh, It’s Finally My Time!”

Books Oct 25 12:15 PM

Penn Jillette Says Seattle Has the Finest Squirrels in the World

"I Believe It’s Their Luxurious Tails"

Picture Books Oct 21 1:27 PM

This Week’s Comics: How Did This Book Manage to Screw Up Sex and Violence?

Plus: Evil Cats, Lots of Punching, and Sisters Who Save the World