Stranger things: Seattle newspaper has fun with Amazon’s Spheres and a banana on issue cover

The Stranger
(The Stranger / Steven Miller)

The Spheres and free bananas. Two recognizable indicators that you’ve wandered into Amazonia in Seattle.

Whatever you call those glass orbs at the base of the tech giant’s gleaming office towers, we’ve never seen them quite like this. But that’s the joy of still catching a print copy of The Stranger, Seattle’s alt-bi-weekly, around town.

The cover of the issue on newsstands now features a photo illustration by Steven Miller titled “Ceci N’est Pas Une Banane,” or “This Is Not a Banana.” Clearly. And that’s not the cover of a Velvet Underground record either.

Amazon’s community banana stands give out something close to 2 million free bananas a year. Circulation for the free Stranger is about 88,000 copies.

Just grab one of each next time you’re out and about.