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The Stranger's 2019 SIFF Picks

A look at some of the finest offerings at the 45th Seattle International Film Festival.

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What Are Axolotls and Why Am I Suddenly Obsessed?

This Mexican salamander didn't win our Ugly Pet Contest, but he won my heart.

What Happens If Your Pooch Eats Your Stash?

The Pet Portrait Industry Is Booming

Conversations with Seattle artists who take commissions—and immortalize four-legged friends.

What It's Like to Work in an Office with 300 Dogs in It

A look inside the pet-insurance company Trupanion.

Why Are Dogs Cute?

Here is the scientific answer.

Having Birds Is "Like Living with Perpetually 4-Year-Old Dinosaurs"

The musician Blevin Blectum's creative life with a cockatoo and a parrot.

Meet the Winners of The Stranger's 2019 Ugly Pet Contest

Beauty is overrated.

My 10-Month-Old Tabby Has Been Trying to Have Sex with Me

What it's like living with a cat in heat.

Having a Fish Isn't as Easy as It Looks

I once saw a bowl that looked like a perfect aquarium. I regret everything that happened after that.

Roller Derby Champions Face Eviction, and Time Is Running Out

Hey, does anyone have a spare warehouse? Help!

Lake Washington Girls Middle School Has Been Invaded by Pirates, Warlocks, and Elves

Dungeons & Dragons has a new class of converts.

The Geekiest Way to Find Love

DNA may be the newest romance language.

Get Your (Comic) Con On

Tips and tricks to make the most of your comic con.

The Saber Enlightenment of Star Wars

The film changes lives and inspires deadly earnest fan groups like Seattle's own Lucasfilm-approved Jet City Saber Guild.

How Being Weird Can Work for You

Gaming marketing master Lisa Weeks turned costuming (and her collection of wigs) into professional success.

The Hard Work of Cosplay

How an associate faculty member at Shoreline Community College transforms herself, Star Wars characters included.

Presenting The Stranger's Inaugural Geek Issue!

Stranger writers look at the many ways that geekdom manifests around Seattle.

How to Make Friends in Seattle

This city has the social skills of a sheet of black ice. But I recently had a breakthrough.

What's the Worst Thing About Seattle?

We asked around.
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