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Turn Off Your Damn Car Engine

by Anonymous What's with all the idiots sitting in their cars with their engine idling? You're an idiot because you...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump Administration Bans Seven Words from Budget

This is what happens when a country elects a dictator. by Rich Smith If you banned seven words from Trump's...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Great Zimbabwe a Star In Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Skywalker's zimbabwe (which means house of stones) was built by nuns who appear to have evolved from frogs (or turtles)...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Ballard Business Group Wants to Flood the City With Homeless Encampment Complaints

The city claims more complaints won't speed up sweeps. by Heidi Groover City officials removed this encampment in Sodo in...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Discomfort, Fear, The Occult: An Interview with Seattle Avant Metal Band Eye of Nix, Who Released a New LP Today

by Joseph Schafer Eye of Nix Seer Productions It took a whole lot of loss, pain and growth for local...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

A Generous Amazon Life Hack for the Holiday Season

by Katie Herzog YouTuber Rob Bliss came up with a brilliant way to use Amazon, the company we all love...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Week in Weed: Walmart’s Weed-Themed Christmas Tree, "Looping" Pot Shops Get Busted, and Gifts for Your Stoner Buds

Plus: The WHO (not the band, the World Health Organization) says CBD is A-OK. by Amber Cortes Season's Greens courtesy...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 128 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Dec 15-17, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff On Sunday afternoon, see a team of carvers create fanciful ice sculptures at the...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 128 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Dec 15-17, 2017

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't yet made...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Four New Restaurants, Two Grand Re-Openings, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Dec 15, 2017 Edition

Doughnuts, a ping-pong bar, a dumpling-eating contest, and more. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week brought a burst...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Portland Food and Drink News Wrap-Up: The Bad, the Sad, and the Glad

by Chad Walsh 24th and Meatballs Nolan CalischLet's dig in. The Oregonian reports that John Gorham, the man behind the...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle's Directors of Transportation and Civil Rights Both Resign

Another two gone. by Steven Hsieh Outgoing SDOT director Scott Kubly Ansel Herz More Ed Murray appointees pack their bags...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

The 10 Most Unforgettable Viral Videos of 2017

Some of our favorite viral videos of the year, from the funny to the outrageous. by Leilani Polk This happened,...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk Thinks Public Transportation Sucks

by Charles Mudede Just the kind of animal we are... Charles MudedeDon't you get it? We are supposed to hate...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: On Dating — And Dumping — Someone With Depression

by Dan Savage Originally published November 27, 2013. I recently ended a relationship that lasted a year and five months...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Eye on Texas: Transgender Youth in Texas

Ella, 15, lives in Austin. I photographed her as part of a larger project documenting transgender youth in Texas, whose...
The Texas Observer  |  12-15-2017  |  La Linea

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Hanna Benn, Steve Reich, WEEED, and More

Our critic reviews new, important tracks by Hanna Benn, Steve Reich, WEEED, and more from his deluged inbox. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Nazi Doughboy T-Shirt Leads to Punk Rock Flea Market Boycotts

The "White Flour" shirt is not new. by Katie Herzog Punk Rock Flea Market in April 2017 Punk Rock Flea...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Loads of Intriguing Grunge-Era Treasures and Photos Are On Display at Nostalgia Is for Losers

A Seattle DJ and a rock photographer have teamed with never-before-seen photos and objects. by Amber Cortes Christmas, like nostalgia,...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Your Ultimate Guide to Where to Eat Out for the 2017 Winter Holidays in Seattle

Dinners from the Feast of the Seven Fishes to Christmas Day to New Year's Eve. by Stranger Things To Do...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Save Up Some of Your FCC Rage for Its Next Decision, which Could Threaten Local News

It's not just net neutrality. by Heidi Groover Local journalism would suffer if Sinclair is allowed to buy Q13. WILLIAM...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Consume Cannabis and Bid on Art for Charity

by Josh Jardine This Saturday, December 16, toddle on down to the NW Cannabis Club (1195 SE Powell) to support...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Quick Peek at Kirsten Anderson's New Gallery, Creatura House

by Leah St. Lawrence A creature in Creatura... Courtesy of Kirsten AndersonKirsten Anderson, the well-known owner and operator of the...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Buy Tickets For These Extravagant NYE Parties

Great Gatsby Celebrations, Masquerade Balls, Boat Parties, And More Events Over $50 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Spending an...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

37 Extravagant New Year's Eve 2017 Parties in Seattle to Buy Tickets for Now

Great Gatsby-themed celebrations, masquerade balls, boat parties, and more. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Spending an intimate New Year's...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Police Reports Illustrated: Vino and Violence, Part 2

by Callan Berry Read Part 1 HERE.Callan Berry [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Trump Judicial Nominee Grilled by Republican Senator

by Dan Savage Sen. Kennedy questions a Trump judicial nominee:"Have you ever tried a jury trial?""I have not.""Civil?""No.""Criminal?"No."Bench?""No.""State or federal...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

SV411 EP027 Andy Weir’s “Artemis” + 5 New Restaurants

On this week’s podcast we talk about the new book from Mountain View-based author Andy Weir. His previous novel, “The...

Writers of Color Dig Into Their Personal History with Food at Tender Table

And yes, there will be samples. by Rich Smith Seattle Poet Jane Wong (in baby form) chowing down on some...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

Feeling Scroogey? Get Your Tickets for Dan Savage's Happy Hole-adays!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey If the horrible, unceasing events of 2017 have left you feeling like a burnt crouton, there's...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Morning News: Life Comes at You Fast, Matt Manweller

AND HOLY SHIT, REAL BAGELS ON CAPITOL HILL?!?!? by Sydney Brownstone Manweller met his first wife when he was a...
The Stranger  |  12-15-2017  |  Slog

10 for $10: Your Best Bang for the Buck Shows in Portland: December 15-17

by Mercury Staff Jenny Don't & The Spurs, Joey Briggs, Ryan Sollee, Ike Fonseca Portland’s own Jenny Don’t and the...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Saturday!

10 things to do for December 16 by Mercury Staff XRAY.fm Holiday Glam & Goth Ball Join the great non-profit...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

10 things to do for December 17 by Mercury Staff Jenny Don't & The Spurs, Joey Briggs, Ryan Sollee, Ike...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Friday!

10 things to do for December 15 by Mercury Staff Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nostalgia can only get you...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 3: Huun-Huur-Tu

by Ned Lannamann Miri Stebivka It's time again for another stunning performance from last summer's Pickathon, so here's the latest...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Net Neutrality's Dead, Republicans Ready Their (Bad) Tax Plan, and the Death Toll of Portland's Homeless Crisis

by Dirk VanderHart iStock / Getty Images PlusNet Neutrality is Dead: In a long-foreshadowed split decision, the FCC voted 3-2...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

15 Things To Do in Madison This Weekend (Dec 15 - 17)

15 things to keep you busy this weekend...
Isthmus  |  12-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Door County Brewing to introduce sister brand Hacienda Beer Company

Hacienda beers will showcase brewer Danny McMahon’s more experimental side. All will be produced in Door County Brewing’s new 15-barrel...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

An Art Exhibition Tonight That Includes Spot Illustrations from The Stranger in the 1990s

by Christopher Frizzelle One of Sean Hurley's pieces that will be on exhibit tonight at Steve Gilbert Studio from 5...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

25 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Dec 14-17, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks. by Stranger Things To Do Staff The biggest news in film this week is of...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Culture News: Artist Sondra Perry Is On Display at SAM, Hillary Clinton Stops at Elliott Bay, and a DIY Space Closes

Plus: A new Executive Director for NAAM, and some big-art-money grant winners. by Amber Cortes Artist Sondra Perry's backhoe video...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Chatting with a childhood hero, Lou Ferrigno

Since there was no CGI back then, the producers turned to a real-live human being to play the Hulk. That human being was none other than Lou Ferrigno, a former Mr. Universe winner. Needless to say, when kids thought of the show, it wasn't the trickling piano or Dr. Banner's love for thumbing rides, but the moments when the green guy would tear da club up.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kevin Young  |  05-04-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Under-rated: Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield

Drummer Patrick Ford hopes to raise a the recognition of the late blues musicians through this live tribute album.
Shepherd Express  |  Sonia Khatchadourian  |  09-10-2007  |  Reviews

History According to DJ Joe Quixx

As the original DJ for The Wake Up Show, he helped to put KMEL on the hip-hop map two decades ago. Since then, he's been a mentor to many younger DJs in the Bay Area, sharing the wisdom learned in a lifetime of DJ-ing like a Yoda-esque Jedi (mix) master.
East Bay Express  |  Eric K. Arnold  |  09-26-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews