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Making the Law Work for Sex Workers

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.

Making the Law Work for Sex Workers
Photo by Dan Person

A Guide to Washington’s Delegates

How your country’s “democracy” works.

Photo by Dan Person
Art by Isaac Novak

Idea Machine Blends Standup, Improv, and Sci-Fi

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

Art by Isaac Novak

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

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.

The Beautiful People We Met on Opening Day Outside Safeco
Tacocat. Photo by Michael Lavine (detail)

‘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.

Tacocat. Photo by Michael Lavine (detail)
Hey Marseilles. Photo by Charlie Schuck

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.

Hey Marseilles. Photo by Charlie Schuck
‘The Dope Show’ Gets Comedians to Joke, Toke, Then Joke Again

‘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.

‘The Dope Show’ Gets Comedians to Joke, Toke, Then Joke Again
From the Bard to the Boardroom: How Wedgwood Drama School Sets Students Up for Success

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.

From the Bard to the Boardroom: How Wedgwood Drama School Sets Students Up for Success
Rescue van volunteers pray outside Union Gospel Mission. Photo by Casey Jaywork. (details)

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.

Rescue van volunteers pray outside Union Gospel Mission. Photo by Casey Jaywork. (details)
Google cafeteria. Illustration by Jose Trujillo

‘App-artheid’ and Gluttony at Google’s Delicious, Nauseating New Kirkland Cafeteria

I pull in around noon. There is ample parking beneath the new building, several charging stations for electric cars, and no security on the elevator up to the cafeteria.

Google cafeteria. Illustration by Jose Trujillo
Illustration of Moses Seattle. By Joshua Boulet

Chief Seattle’s Grandson and the Dawn of the ‘Forgotten Indian’

Life was hard for Moses Seattle, and it ended sadly, but there has never been another person from our region remotely like him, for his short life connects the ancient mythology of the Puget Sound area to our modern era.

Illustration of Moses Seattle. By Joshua Boulet
Electric Eye: Make-Outs Abound at Hundred Waters

Electric Eye: Make-Outs Abound at Hundred Waters

It got steamy at the Tractor Tavern as Red Bull brought out the Seattle music scene royalty.

Electric Eye: Make-Outs Abound at Hundred Waters
Fat's signature dish. Courtesy of Fat's (detail)

Seattle Finally Nails New Orleans-Style Fare at Fat’s

Seattleites, hungry for Southern food, are often quick to laud places that really aren’t as good as we want them to be. But this place is the real deal.

Fat's signature dish. Courtesy of Fat's (detail)
A scene from 'Knight of Cups.' (detail) Courtesy of Filmnation Entertainment

Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’ Is a King-Sized Head-Scratcher

In the filmmaker’s latest, moments pass like sands through the hourglass, or tears in rain, or whatever other greeting-card profundity you want to offer.

A scene from 'Knight of Cups.' (detail) Courtesy of Filmnation Entertainment
Esperanza Spalding. Photo courtesy of the artist (detail)

The Top 12 Things to Do This Week

Esperanza Spalding, Susan Orlean, The Flavr Blue, David Crosby and more.

Esperanza Spalding. Photo courtesy of the artist (detail)