Seattle Weekly

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.