The best and latest arts and culture writing from The Stranger

Art and Performance Fall 2023

Person of Interest: Jenn Champion

Musician and Professional Sad Person

Person of Interest: Charlie Dunmire

Owner of Deep Sea Sugar and Salt

Fantasy A's Incoherent City

Is a Film About a Rapper Looking for a Mattress Absurd? Yes. But So Is Living in Seattle.

Cat Puppets and Existential Dread

Five More Movies to See at This Year’s Local Sightings Film Festival

How to Make Cinerama's Famous Chocolate Popcorn

As Told to The Stranger by a Former Theater Employee

Shelf Life

New Local Releases to Read This Fall

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Shots Fired

Solas Is the Photo-Focused Art Gallery Seattle Has Been Missing

Your Instagram Feed Sucks

Follow These Five Local Photographers and Make It Better

Roq Star

Kirsten Anderson’s Art Gallery Has Survived Collapsing Buildings, a Pandemic, and Even a Brief Exit from the Art World—How?

Our Fall Art + Performance 2023 Magazine Is Out Now!

Seattle's Most Comprehensive Guide to the Fall Arts Season Is Online and on the Streets

EverOut's Guide to Fall 2023 Arts Events in Seattle

Concerts, Exhibits, Performances, and More Events to Put on Your Calendar

Twinkle in the Cosmos

Nia-Amina Minor and David Rue’s To Gather Charts a Constellation of Collaborative Dance and Art

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Midnight Madness

The New Late-Night Variety Show That’s Keeping Seattle Weird

The Sounds of Seattle on Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism

You Can Hear the City on the Album from the First Note

Changes Are Afoot with Freakout

But It’ll Still Be Seattle’s Wildest Fall Music Festival

Person of Interest: Kataka Corn

Performer, Singer, and Music Teacher

The Latest

Our Fall Art + Performance 2023 Magazine Is Out Now!

Seattle's Most Comprehensive Guide to the Fall Arts Season Is Online and on the Streets

Losing My Bearings with Cascade Orienteering Club

I'm Bad with Maps, but I Love a Treasure Hunt

Seattle’s Largest Cat Convention in Pictures

Sea-Meow Filled an Entire Cat-urday with Furries, Kitties, and Cat Butthole Merch

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Warning: Only Read This If You Care About This Year's Most-Hyped Video Game

And Please Don’t Hate Us for Suggesting That Starfield Doesn’t Get Good Until Its 18th Hour of Dogged Exploration

Cute Cats and Crying Clowns: Saturday at Bumbershoot

We Spent the First Day of the Festival Watching the Dip, Slift, Thunderpussy, Wimps, Ride, Bumbermania Wrestling, AFI, and a Cat Circus That Wasn't Much of a Circus at All but Was Still Very Cute

Rain, Witches, and Haunted Garage Punk: Sunday at Bumbershoot

Rain Didn't Stop Us From Seeing True Loves, Beverly Crusher, Shannon and the Clams, Spirit Award, THEM, Temples, Descendents, and Jawbreaker (and Hearing Secrets from Friendly Some Witches)

Bottoms Is the Horny Gay Teen Comedy of My Dreams

The Film Also Stars a Local Up-and-Coming Actor Named Marshawn Lynch

Father Figure

My Life in the Sunshine Is a Fantastic Memoir About Music, Family, and Seattle

Can Seattle Do for August Wilson What Lake Forest Park Did for Octavia Butler?

Butler Was Not Only a Talented Science Fiction Writer, but a Brilliant Philosopher

Seattle Visitors Guide 2023

The Best Galleries, Museums, and Art Spaces to Visit in Seattle

From an Art Museum Made Up of Little Art Museums to a Totally Free First Thursday Art Walk

Local Museums and City Tours Even the Locals Like

Where to Learn About Everything from Seattle History to Horror Movies

The Best Bookstores, Literary Events, and Libraries in Seattle

An Itinerary for Literature Lovers and Bibliophiles

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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"

Visual Art Oct 24 8:00 AM

Martin Ontiveros Is Playing with Power

The Stranger’s Artist of the Week

Books Oct 17 4:00 PM

Accounting for an Apocalypse

Adrienne Buller’s The Value of a Whale Exposes the Dark Side of “Green Capitalism”

Visual Art Oct 17 10:34 AM

Kelly Bjork’s Queer Joy

The Stranger’s Artist of the Week

City Oct 14 1:38 PM

All Aboard! Station Space Coming to King Street Station

Cultural Space Agency's Latest Project Brings Youth Arts to the Historic Building

Visual Art Oct 10 8:00 AM

Mx. Morgan’s Fearless Divination

The Stranger’s Artist of the Week

Film/TV Oct 6 3:24 PM

Five Can't-Miss Flicks at This Year's Seattle Queer Film Festival

From Sexy Burlesque and Sassy Ghosts to an Attempted Drug Smuggling Gone Very, Very Wrong

Visual Art Oct 3 8:00 AM

Adam Sorensen’s Supernatural Sensibilities

The Stranger’s Artist of the Week

Picture Books Sep 30 11:11 AM

This Week's Comics: Sometimes Sleeping Beauty Has to Rescue Herself

It’s Legally Blonde meets Mad Max in the Dark Ages