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Portland's "Greyball" Investigation Turns Up Little, But More Drama Is Coming

by Dirk VanderHart Mark Markovich When Uber crashed into Portland in December 2014, it immediately began Greyballing. That's the verb...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: His Wife Wants Him Hard But Hates the Boner Pills That Get Him Hard

by Dan Savage I am a 47-year old man and I have been married to my wife for 20 years...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Week in Weed: Stoners Being Slobs on 4/20, Country Music Drug References, and Where Teens Hide Their Stash

The Week in Weed for April 28. by Amber Cortes Denver's Civic Center Park is covered in trash the morning...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Poor Choice of Words: Milo Is Back & He's "Actively Hunting" 13, 14, and 15-Year-Olds

by Dan Savage Milo Yiannopoulos is back, he claims to have $12 million in funding (he won't name his investors),...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Highlights of the First 100 Days of Jill Stein's Presidency

by Dept. of Presidential History January 20 (Day 1): President-elect Jill Stein draws criticism for refusing to take the oath...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Three Days Before May Day, FBI Arrests Protester from Last Year's Anti-Capitalist March

by Heidi Groover A protester could get 10 years for allegedly throwing an unlit Malotov cocktail at a Seattle Police...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Essential Songs by Oakland-Raised R&B Singer Kehlani

by Jenni Moore KEHLANI Prepare yourself. Courtesy of the artist In 2013, Kehlani Ashley Parrish was houseless. It’d been a...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Are ESPN Job Cuts Also Cutting Race Talk From Sports Coverage?

by Daudi Abe Video of Stephen A. Smith explaining Tristan Thompson's heated exchange with LeBron James. This week, roughly 100...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Flagpole Premieres: Nihilist Cheerleader, 'And She Takes It'

Photo Credit: Mary Merritt If there's one local band that's been on seemingly everyone's lips lately, it's Nihilist Cheerleader. The...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-28-2017  |  Homedrone

Durham-Orange County Light Rail Heads to the Federal Government

GoTriangle's board of trustees approved updated transit plans for Durham and Orange counties today, allowing a proposed light rail transit...
INDY Week  |  04-28-2017  |  Triangulator

Metro Silicon Valley Podcast No. 1

Metro has long discussed starting a podcast, only to turn our attention to other pressing concerns (usually lunch). But in...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-28-2017  |  Activate

Breaking food news: Emmele Herrold joins Bobcat Bonnie's as culinary director

Emmele Herrold isn't one of those names we see printed ubiquitously in Detroit food media, yet the chef created the...
Metro Times  |  04-28-2017  |  Blogs

Things to Do Comedy: May 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long by Chipp Terwilliger Bridgetown Comedy Festival Every year, I anticipate the Bridgetown Comedy...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week: ‘Show Me Your Papers’ and ‘Baby Jail’ Bills Advance

Keep up with the Observer’s sharp reporting on the Legislature and throughout Texas with this weekly wrap-up by adding your...
The Texas Observer  |  04-28-2017  |  La Linea

Stream Queen: Return of the Nerds! Watch Bill Nye Saves the World and Silicon Valley

by Chase Burns Bill’s back and he’s here to save the world. I didn’t expect to be so giddy. I...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sun Ra sideman Pat Patrick recorded an obscure album with a baritone saxophone orchestra

Before I lugged my ass to the Chicago Reader in 1993, I spent quite a few years at Jazz Record Mart,...
Chicago Reader  |  04-28-2017  |  Post No Bills

Meet the New Blue Suede Brigade

Gone are the sashes, khakis, and pith helmets, but their shoes are still blue suede. A brand new Blue Suede...

How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

This week's cover story measuring violence and fluff on local TV news has generated a lot of questions. One more...

Katie Couric Grills Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson On Chechnya's Anti-Gay Pogrom

by Dan Savage Katie Couric asked a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman about the torture and killing of gay men in...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Shabazz Palaces, Mark Lanegan Band, Obnox, and More

by Dave Segal New Shabazz Palaces single: "It's seven, it's heavy, it's heaven." Victoria Kovios Shabazz Palaces, "Shine a Light"...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue

Several Oakland councilmembers are accusing Mayor Libby Schaaf of trying to divert soda tax revenue away from the health programs...
East Bay Express  |  04-28-2017  |  Ear Bud

SHAED's colorful music comes to the Majestic Theatre

Washington, D.C.-based trio, SHAED are coming to the Majestic Theatre on Tuesday, May 2 with their EP Just Wanna See under...
Metro Times  |  04-28-2017  |  Blogs

Last-Minute Plans: 125 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: April 28-30, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff The 24th Annual World Rhythm Festival will have free drumming performances and music and...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Trump Executive Order Could Re-Open Arctic, Atlantic, California Waters for Offshore Drilling

by Sydney Brownstone Remember our old friend the Polar Pioneer? Alex Garland This morning President Trump signed an executive order...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

David Crosby Found Twitter (And We Are All in His Crosshairs)

by Ciara Dolan DAVID CROSBY Letting his freak flag fly. HENRY DILTZ David Crosby has one of the best voices...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pretty Ghouls record release party at UFO Factory this Saturday, April 29 is your can't-miss show of the week

We make no mistake about our love for the Pretty Ghouls; they're simply one of the best live bands around...
Metro Times  |  04-28-2017  |  Blogs

Ted Wheeler's First Budget Will Include $18.6 Million In Surplus Cash

by Dirk VanderHart It's too soon to say whether Mayor Ted Wheeler's got any tricks in store on Monday, when...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Police Reports Illustrated: Man Experiences Sub Par Gas Station Customer Service

by Callan Berry Callan Berry [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Movie Review: Land of Mine Is Both a Classic War Film and a Powerful Anti-War Statement

Land of Mine ★★★★ Now playing In the final months of World War II, German forces buried more than 1.5...
INDY Week  |  04-28-2017  |  Artery

August Wilson's Metaphysical "Gem of the Ocean" Opens at The Hattiloo

Let's play a numbers game. August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean is set in 1904. Aunt Ester, the wise old...

Gannett Stalls Severance Payments to Former Commercial Appeal Employees

Posted to Social Media by Commercial Appeal reporter/MemphisNewspaper Guild representative Daniel Connolly. Gannett deliberately stalls severance payments to former Commercial Appeal...

Tickets Are On Sale This Week For Kendrick Lamar, Bumbershoot, Mike Birbiglia, And More Upcoming Seattle Events

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Tickets are on sale today for Bumbershoot, which will feature headliners like Lorde. This...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Two Bites from the Thursday Night Smorgasbord

Thursday night was chock-full of politically relevant events in Memphis and Shelby County. Among them were two fundraisers — one...

Photo Contest Focuses on Memphis Bikes

A biking photo contest will begin May 1, running through the end of the month to celebrate National Bike Month...

Get Ready! Independent Bookstore Day is Coming!

by Megan Burbank Quick! Get ready to turn off the tiny device you're reading this on and read things in...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Q&A With Comedian Jim Breuer, Playing The Foundry May 2

Photo Credit: Greg Pallante Comedian Jim Breuer has been active for nearly three decades, and shows no signs of slowing...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-28-2017  |  Culture Briefs

Peacock Room owner Rachel Lutz plots expansion, anticipating uptick in QLine traffic

Earlier this week we reported that luxury retailer Kit and Ace abruptly closed their Woodward Avenue shop, notifying employees on...
Metro Times  |  04-28-2017  |  Blogs

These Weekend Events Won't Cost More Than $10

The Punk Rock Flea Market, Independent Bookstore Day, The People's Climate March, And More Events For April 28-30 by Stranger...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 125 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: April 28-30, 2017

Seattle events for April 28-30 that won't cost more than $10. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Just because you...
The Stranger  |  04-28-2017  |  Slog

Live at the Garden guests prepare to party

Guests gathered at the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series VIP Premiere Party to learn which performers they’ll be...

Hundreds of Pittsburghers to attend environmental marches locally and in Washington, D.C.

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump and many prominent Republican politicians deny the effects humans have on climate change...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  04-28-2017  |  Blogh

Timbers v. FC Dallas Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers On Saturday night in Frisco, the Portland Timbers will face their toughest test yet...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-28-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Gary Bass Makes a Convincing Case for Forceful Humanitarianism

Unlike most books interested in promoting human rights by force of arms, Bass focuses on the actions of Western nations and not the philosophies of phony intellectuals from beltway think tanks.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dylan Hales  |  09-24-2008  |  Nonfiction

Stroke Misdiagnosis Leaves Woman Speechless

The first hospital said her problems were all in her mind. The second said that she was having a stroke. A stroke from which she most likely would have made a full recovery if she'd received immediate treatment at the first ER.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  09-04-2014  |  Health

'Meanderthal' Has Melody and Weight

Torche -- the "e" is silent -- tours to promote one of the year's best metal albums.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  11-14-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews