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Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy

AT YOUR DOOR, the best local record of the year thus far, has its roots all over the globe.

Simon Hanselmann’s “One More Year” Is the Rare Shiny Repackage Actually Worth Your Time

Even with only 52 pages of new exclusive material, the latest Megg, Mogg & Owl collection is vital.

Every Party, Parade, and Drag Show Your Proud Heart Can Handle

A complete calendar of this weekend’s LGBTQ events.

Premiere: Witness the Debased Brilliance of Raven Matthews’ “SighCo Path”

The tune itself was already a trip, but wait until you see the music video.

Seattle Is Great For Summer Swims—But Is Our Poop Swimming With Us?

Experts dish on whether we should worry about all those sewage spills.

The Best Local Records We Heard This May—XL Edition

The scene put out too many good albums, so get ready for a jumbo-sized edition of our roundup.

Affordable Housing Now! (And Somewhere Else!)

When will someone do something (elsewhere) about this crisis!

Before You Upstream, Know Your Local Scenes

The 300-artist lineup is one of the most locally focused in the region—here’s who’s representing.

Murray Drops Re-Election Bid, Will Finish Term

The move comes more than a month after sex abuse allegations against the mayor emerged.

As Upstream Music Fest Approaches, Local Artists Turn Into Activists

A new coalition is petitioning Vulcan to commit to equitable development in the Central District.

The Best Local Records We Heard This April

This month’s best were messy masterpieces for messy times.

Upstream Artists and Community Groups Call On Vulcan to Commit to Equitable Development

A new petition outlines four ways that Vulcan can “truly preserve Seattle art, music and culture.”

A Marxist Critiques Identity Politics

A Q&A with Asad Haider, founding editor of Viewpoint Magazine, on an ideology fracturing the left.

Kshama Sillies!

Three wacky adventures with Seattle’s favorite socialist.

Record Store Day’s Best Confusing Exclusive Releases

From Toto’s Africa on an Africa picturedisc to Prince’s “Batdance,” we present the best of the weird.

‘Ghosts of Seattle Past’ Is Chicken Soup for the Cynical Seattleite Soul

For those angry with our rapidly developing city, this book will remind you what we’re fighting for.

Upstream Music Fest + Summit Reveals All 300-Plus Artists On Its Lineup

With more than double the number of artists than last year’s Bumbershoot, Upstream looks enormous.

C.M. Ruiz’s Last Art Show in the Lusty Lady? An Ode to Kirby

“C.M. Dreamland” pays homage to the surreal Nintendo character through painting and installation.

Short Run’s Dash Grant is Now Open—Apply, and Join Their New Mini-Comics Club While You’re At It

Get $250 to develop your own comic, or pay $120 to get local comics delivered to your door.

Alexa and the Dawn of So-What Surveillance

Amazon, the biggest retailer of web-connected microphones, works for the CIA. Should that bother you?