Seattle Weekly

Kudos to Transparency

At activists’ urging, the council did the right thing in opening up Burgess’ council seat to all.

UW Grad Student Faces Torrent of Vile Harassment After Sticking Up for Immigrants

Alan-Michael Weatherford questions whether the university understands the nature of trolling in today’s America.

Muslim Community Members, Syrian Refugees to Give Out Supplies to Homeless

“These folks know what it means to suffer and they really want to give back.”

Race and Pot in King County

The King County Metropolitan Council has taken strong steps to insulate wealthy communities from marijuana, leaving poor minority neighborhoods to pick up the slack.

Is A.I. Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? No. Nor a Fourth Grader.

The grunt work of teaching computers to think.

Assphalt: Why Does Light Rail Take Sooooo Long

Answering our readers’ burning questions.

Freestuff test

Testing post to freestuff from GPS to WordPress

Making the Law Work for Sex Workers

The national media has picked up on what Seattle advocates have been saying for a while: It’s time to rethink the prohibition against prostitution.

A Guide to Washington’s Delegates

How your country’s “democracy” works.

Idea Machine Blends Standup, Improv, and Sci-Fi

We must tell jokes, or the interdimensional computer will kill us all.

King County Kids Can’t Tell Time. Should We Care?

A recent study suggests that only 35 percent of children in King County can tell time on an analog clock. Like other arguably antiquated abilities such as writing in cursive, telling time though on an analog clock seems to have been lost in the digital age.

The Beautiful People We Met on Opening Day Outside Safeco

We hit the streets with camera in hand to capture some of the beautiful faces of Mariners fandom, and asked them what their hopes for the season were.

‘Lost Time’ Is Tacocat’s Sharpest Record Yet

If NVM is Tacocat’s Nevermind—the album that brought them to the world’s attention—then Lost Time is their In Utero: heavier, darker, realer, and produced to pack a stronger punch.

Hey Marseilles Streamlines Its Sound and Looks on the Bright Side

A decade in, the Seattle orchestral indie outfit has gone pop. Lead singer Matt Bishop tells us why.

‘The Dope Show’ Gets Comedians to Joke, Toke, Then Joke Again

Occurring roughly once a month, The Dope Show features a rotating group of comics who perform one set sober and another as stoned as possible.

From the Bard to the Boardroom: How Wedgwood Drama School Sets Students Up for Success

Wedgwood Drama Studio is proof that with theater experience, you can become anything you want— even an entrepreneur.

Amidst Homeless Crisis, Compassion Seems to Be in Fashion

Has the homeless crisis inspired more civic action from Seattle’s housed? Our intrepid reporter finds out.