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The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors 2016 TAIWANfest

From September 3 to 5, 2016 TAIWANfest takes over various Vancouver venues...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-24-2016  |  Views

Weed Talk at OMCA Saturday: "Perspectives on Legalizing Marijuana"

The Oakland Museum of California keeps its hot season of cannabis programming rolling with a Saturday event “Perspectives on Legalizing...
East Bay Express  |  08-24-2016  |  We Made It Up

The Morning News: Governor Declares Wildfire State of Emergency, Cell Service Coming to Light Rail

by Heidi Groover The scene at last year's massive Okanogan Complex fire. Alex Garland Governor Jay Inslee Declares State of...
The Stranger  |  08-24-2016  |  Slog

Trump Takes Texas, in Photos

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a sweep through Texas on Tuesday, meeting with donors in Fort Worth and Austin...
The Texas Observer  |  08-24-2016  |  La Linea

A$AP Ferg plays the Vogue Theatre on November 5

Tickets go on sale this Friday...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-24-2016  |  Views

Penrose Market Garden selling fresh tomatoes today

It always brings a smile to our faces when we see evidence that people we've covered in the past are...
Metro Times  |  08-24-2016  |  Blogs

Flint's corrosive water 'might' have resulted in rashes and hair loss

Questions remain about the source of a spate of rashes and cases of hair loss that have occurred recently in...
Metro Times  |  08-24-2016  |  Blogs

These are the 30 'most expensive home sales in Michigan' so far this year

2016 has seen its share of multi-million dollar home sales in Michigan, and the website OpenHouse.com has compiled a list...
Metro Times  |  08-24-2016  |  Blogs

Dog attack draws attention of New Westminster police

The unleashed aggressors left the scene in their owners' car...

Wiseacre Bid for Coliseum Moves Forward

Wiseacre Brewing officials have 180 days (or about six months) to inspect the MidSouth Coliseum and decide if they want...

Angus Reid Institute poll reports nearly half of Canadian respondents say it's likely that extraterrestrials visited Earth

Nearly 80 percent told the pollster there's a very good chance that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe...

‘Corporate Bullying’ by Luminant May Shutter Glen Rose Community Hospital

In an effort to reduce its property tax burden, Luminant is forcing a community hospital in Glen Rose to the...
The Texas Observer  |  08-24-2016  |  La Linea

The Morning Roundup: Lara Trump is from North Carolina and Some Other Things

It's Wednesday. Your morning news:  1.…...
INDY Week  |  08-24-2016  |  Triangulator

Bell's Brewery is taking over Ale Mary's tonight

One of our favorite beer spots in Royal Oak (and dare we say the one with the best pun?) is...
Metro Times  |  08-24-2016  |  Blogs

Ask a Pot Lawyer: Hot Federal Weed Law Action!

The feds didn’t reschedule cannabis, but there’s been plenty of other activity. by Vince Sliwoski WHAT’S WITH all the federal...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-24-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cannabuzz: Say It with Me—Weed Isn’t Heroin

A plea for descheduling cannabis altogether. by Josh Jardine NOT LONG AGO, I wrote about the slight, slim chance that...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-24-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Homeless in Vancouver: How to cook without a pot (hint: you make one)

It took less time to conjure up the cooking dish than to heat up some perogies...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-24-2016  |  Views

EOD: Anthony Hamilton Wonders About a Billy Goat

by Jennifer Campbell Me and @thehamiltonesnc at @IndyStateFair. 🐐🎼 pic.twitter.com/TwjJm79sBF— Anthony Hamilton (@HamiltonAnthony) August 21, 2016 Grammy-winning musician Anthony Hamilton...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Ixcanul: Mythical Reality

Guatemalan fable blends hardship with stoic beauty. Jayro Bustamante's gorgeously photographed Ixcanul is the ideal village-picture fable, as fascinating for...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Caleborate Evolves from Rapper-Next-Door to Lyrical Mastermind

The East Bay rapper transforms his earnest, relatable brand of outsider hip-hop into a polished product on his upcoming album,...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Curbside's Fil-Am Fusion

Introducing the food truck that infuses Filipino flavors into other cuisines. A few years back, food journalists called the swell...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Letters for the Week of August 24, 2016

Readers sound off about homelessness, race, and policing. "Law Enforcement Killed 90 Oakland Residents Since 2000, And 74 Percent Were...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Contemporary Saudi Arabian Art, in Context

The traveling show GENERA#ION, brings nuanced reflections of modern Saudi Arabian identity to Minnesota Street Project. On the second floor...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

The Black Choreographers Festival Brings its First Summer Series to Laney College

Local and visiting Black choreographers and dancers gather for a three-day festival featuring new and unfinished works. Abrupt, forced laughter...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of August 25–31. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Truth decay is in its early stages. If you...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Cooking Other People's Food

It's time to talk about how pedigreed chefs appropriate traditional East Bay 'ethnic' eats — and how the food-media hype...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Had to Get Away

Dan Savage, the designer fill-in, on flaccid dicks and who buys the strap on. DEAR READERS: This is the final...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

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At Aggregate Space Gallery. In a pitch-black room, there’s a sudden flash of light followed by a steady ticking. A...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Ramen Shop's Breakfast Pastries Embrace California-Japanese Inspiration

Also: Comedian Shanti Charan's Mixing Masala web series helps you make good Indian food. Ever since Pizzaiolo started opening its...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Oakland's Street-Repair Deficit is Deep. The Mayor Says a $600 Million Bond Needed to Address the Problem.

Measure KK would also approve bonds for affordable housing. Mmm, KK?: Last year, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver detailed...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

'Big Soda' and Local Grocers Argue Oakland's Proposed Tax Will Cut Sales — But Proponents Say That's Exactly the Point

Academics discredit claim that levy will increase costs of other goods; Oakland will vote on whether to pass a sweetened-beverage...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

A Walk in the Park with David Vassar

At David Brower Center. To celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, the David Brower Center is hosting a night dedicated...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Reflections on the 15th Street Tragedy

The August 14 shooting outside of Prime Development left many people in Oakland's underground music and art scenes reeling. No...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Ubuntu Black Arts Theater Festival

At Flight Deck. Lower Bottom Playaz, Oakland’s Black theater company directed by Ayodele Nzinga, is presenting a full festival of...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Check It Screening

At Piedmont Theater. In an effort to survive daily life, a group of Black queer and trans youth in Washington...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

ST Spittin

At Brick & Mortar Music Hall. A standout member of Kool John’s Shmoplife collective, ST Spittin gets his name first...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Government Flu, Sterile Mind, Rut, and Drop In

At 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. Plenty of Americans associate the countries of the former Eastern Block with a Cold War-era dystopian...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Grace Jones

At Greek Theater. While Madonna gets most of the credit for Eighties bad girl icon, her contemporary Grace Jones is...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Mayor Ed Murray Names Seattle's New Top Homelessness Official

by Heidi Groover A city sanctioned tent and tiny house encampment in Ballard. Mayor Ed Murray has hired a new...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

The Complete Schedule and Lineup for Bumbershoot 2016

All the Information You Need About Where And When To See Your Favorite Performers (And Which Performers We Recommend) by...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Landlord Pledges to Repair Bathrooms at Oakland Chinatown SRO

A group of investors who recently purchased an Oakland residential hotel — and who have been accused of harassing the tenants...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

56 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week

Kitty Hall, The 2016 Pizza Crawl, Whiskey & Yoga, And More Unusual Picks For August 23-28 by Stranger Things To...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Who Killed Brad Will?

And why have Mexican and U.S. authorities allowed the murderers of an American journalist to go free?
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  John Ross  |  08-08-2007  |  International

Back to the 'Futurama'

Four years after Fox left it for dead, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's Futurama has a new life.
NUVO  |  Marc D. Allan  |  11-16-2007  |  TV

Inside Jokes

Amy Schumer talks The Little Mermaid, locker room balls and fry sauce.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Enrique Limon  |  04-19-2016  |  Comedy