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Good Morning, News: Bend Blocks ICE, Trump Openly Sabotages Postal Service, and Computers Are Getting Smarter

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to keep...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-13-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message to the City from Rafael Soldi

He shows a project he worked on while in quarantine. by The Stranger Rafael Soldi is a visual artist. Courtesy...
The Stranger  |  08-13-2020  |  Slog

Win Free Tickets to Our Next I, Anonymous Show!

by Mercury EverOut Staff [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-13-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Do not associate your pain with karma

by Anonymous You are not supposed to be punished. You actually have a beautiful mind because you have this wonderful...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-13-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Veto Drama at the Seattle City Council, COVID Relief Talks Aren't Going Anywhere, I Miss Cats Discourse

by Chase Burns Lorena González, back when the council met IRL. Today she said, "Our constituents are looking at us...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

Good Afternoon, News: Council Clears Path for Affordable Housing, Kushner and Kanye's Secret Chats, and Are Cops Ignoring Crimes Against Protesters?

by Wm. Steven Humphrey "I'mma let you finish. But first I have to talk with my friend Jared Kushner!" Pool...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-12-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Lifts Ban on Duplexes, Triplexes, and Fourplexes

by Alex Zielinski SOLODKAYA MARI / GETTY IMAGESThis article was originally published on our sister publication The Portland Mercury's blog...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

I'm Thinking About... Moesha's Braids

by Jasmyne Keimig I love the hairpin/box braid combo here. Screenshot from NetflixTo the delight of many, last month Netflix...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

There's a Party Tonight, and You're Invited

Starts at 6 pm. by Christopher Frizzelle The worldwide Silent Reading Party starts at 6 pm PST. Tickets here. DELIORMANLI/GETTY...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love: Married People

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI’m a 38-year-old bi woman who has been sleeping with a married male coworker for the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-12-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Waterfront Park Closed to Public Until 2024, Questions of Stability Remain

by Rich Smith Waterfront Park is trying to jump into Elliott Bay, and really who can blame it? COURTESY @STREETPHOTOJOURNALISMYesterday...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

At Last, Some Good News (For Fish)

In these trying times, consider renouncing your humanity and becoming a fish. by Matt Baume Coming soon: New homes (for...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

Talk Dirty to Us on Our New, Sexy Podcast!

We’re looking for erotic fictional tales, orgasmic audioscapes, midnight confessionals, and even real sex. Whatever you think will make for...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

Watson's Counter Serves an Almost Impossible Combo

They also serve kimchi, Fruity Pebbles french toast, honey butter fried chicken, and frozen coffee in a tube. by Jordan...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

Hazy Science: Medical CBD Proponents Rely On Anecdotes and Push for Research

In the summer before she was supposed to start third grade, Rylie Maedler’s teeth started falling out. The Delaware kid’s...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-12-2020  |  Activate

Portland Lifts Ban on Duplexes, Triplexes, and Fourplexes

by Alex Zielinski SOLODKAYA MARI / GETTY IMAGESAfter years of debate, Portland City Council has passed a policy overhauling the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-12-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Two Times I Watched Kamala Harris Make History

I'd almost forgotten what it's like to have an elected official stand up for me. by Matt Baume A quick...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

Your Damage Is Okay With Me

by Jasmyne Keimig Jess Stein "It’s Okay to Be Damaged" Damn, why do you have to be so loud? JKNot...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Ryan Leads Smith in City Council Race, Bad News for Kanye's Campaign, and Kamala Spells Trouble for Trump

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-12-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Trump Comments on Chief Best, Dog Dies of COVID-19, Fires in the Amazon

by Nathalie Graham Brazil's president says the fires are a "lie." Westend61/Getty ImagesTrump weighs in: “I think Seattle has made...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Kary Wayson

This time she reads her own work. by The Stranger Kary is the author of two books, and also the...
The Stranger  |  08-12-2020  |  Slog

UPDATED: Dan Ryan Elected to Portland City Council

by Alex Zielinski Dan Ryan and Loretta Smith on the August 11 special election ballot. Multnomah County Elections UPDATED: August...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-12-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Vice President Kamala, Frank Chopp Dips Below 50%, Gyno Investigates "Wet Ass Pussy"

by Chase Burns Let's just skip straight to the VP debate. ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGESToday's water cooler chats (which...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Black and Slaying Dragons

Welp, I guess it's time to start playing Skyrim. by Jasmyne Keimig I'm a digital Black girl in a digital...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Mayor Jenny Durkan Just Emailed Me This Link

This is the first time she's directly communicated with me outside of a press conference. by Nathalie Graham Call me,...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Good Afternoon, News: MultCo DA Puts Limits on Cops, GOP Cranks Up the Racism, and KAMALA KAMALA KAMALA!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Meet your newest potential Vice President! (Sure beats Pence, don't it?) Scott Olson / Getty News...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Married People by Dan Savage I’m a 38-year-old bi woman who has been sleeping with a married male coworker for...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

The Five Stages of Kamala Harris

by Blair Stenvick Biden/Harris campaign When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit and changed everything, I began thinking a lot about...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Why Did SPD Chief Carmen Best Call It Quits?

If you ask, you'll get conflicting answers. Ask again, and you'll be laughed at for asking again. by Nathalie Graham...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Biden Picks Kamala Harris to Run as Vice President

The veepstakes are finally over, thank god. by Rich Smith Who, me? WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY IMAGESThat sound you hear is the...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Here's What's Going to Happen

The Stranger predicts the future. by Matt Baume A better world. Skyrim screenshotWhat's in store for us? We're self-isolating and...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Guest Editorial: Black Lives Don't Matter in Portland

by Pharoah Bolding Liia Galimzianova / iStock / Getty Images PlusBlack lives don't matter in Portland. I know, I know—controversial...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Statler and Waldorf

by Anonymous To the couple that lives with two boxers. They are awesome and I love how they hang out...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

How to Watch the Premiere of Charles Mudede's Debut as a Feature Film Director—Today Only!

The premiere is available to watch only until midnight tonight. by Christopher Frizzelle TODAY is the only day you are...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Get Rid of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and Replace it With Art

The old bridge stinks. Let's kill it. by Matt Baume Okay, builders, there's your blueprint, now get to work. Wittman...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Kary Wayson Is the *Special Guest* at the Reading Party on August 12

by Christopher Frizzelle The party happens every Wednesday at 6 pm PST. You're invited. Photo by Kelly OToday is August...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

District Attorney Mike Schmidt to Limit Criminal Charges Against Protesters

by Blair Stenvick DA Mike Schmidt speaking at a press conference Tuesday. Alex ZielinskiMultnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt has...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: OK BOOMER...

Episode #720 — August 11, 2020 by The Stranger A man's new boyfriend is really great in every way! Except...he...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Where to Drop Off Your Ballot for Today's Special Runoff Election

by Wm. Steven Humphrey MAIA BOAKYEHeads up, everybody: There's a special runoff election in Portland today to fill the City...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hahahaa

by Anonymous Pictures of a bunch of dumb bikers risking death to sing along with smash mouth at sturgis...fuck that’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: It's Election Day Again, Black Lives Matter Supports Portland Protests, and Wisdom from Sex Workers

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to keep...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle Police Chief to "Retire," Biden VP Pick "Imminent," Condom Sales "Slumping"

by Rich Smith Seattle's first Black chief is calling it quits. DAVID RYDER/GETTYIt's called "Sputnik V:" Because it's still basically...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2020  |  Slog

Taking Back Rock: The JFP Interview With Joan Jett

Rock icon Joan Jett talks about growing up with rock 'n' roll, and what it takes for women to make it real.
Jackson Free Press  |  Neola Young  |  06-26-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Punk Heroes Get Back Together for a Pair of Sold-Out Memphis Shows

One reason the Oblivians' two Memphis reunion shows feel more impressive than most is that it doesn't feel like musicians trying desperately to reclaim former glory. It was more like conquering heroes returning home: they return to a scene they've helped make bigger.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Herrington  |  06-26-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Female MMA Fighters are Fighting for Mainstream Acceptance

Historically, women's MMA in the U.S. has been more of a spectacle than an actual sport. But female MMA will be in the spotlight during EliteXC on CBS this Saturday.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Bradley Campbell  |  10-02-2008  |  Sports