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The 52 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: September 23-29, 2019

The Stranger's music critics' picks for the week. by Elaina Friedman This week, our music critics have picked everything from...
The Stranger  |  09-22-2019  |  Slog

Portland is about friendship still

by Anonymous I gotta say I don't care for most of the thoughts on this screed. I'm a positive person...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Get off the blue collar cross

by Anonymous ...we need the wood for the artisan crafted wood fired pizza oven. To all the twenty-somethings who identify...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Asking me to move?

by Anonymous To the asshole at the unnamed taco place. I was literally finishing my taco plate when you asked...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Timbers v. Minnesota Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland TimbersFollowing two straight home defeats, the Portland Timbers have dropped below the Western Conference playoff...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Over 1,000 Seattle Tech Workers Walk Off the Job for Climate Justice

The business nerds are mad. by Rich Smith The lunch crowds in South Lake Union are really somethin. RSAround lunchtime...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: King County Says Stop Vaping, Kids Go on a Climate Strike, and Trump Asked Ukraine For Help Attacking Biden

by Jasmyne Keimig The kids are on strike for the climate Nathalie Graham President attacks former vice president via Ukraine:...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Get Your Post-R&B/Soul Groove Shake on When Lucky Daye Brings His Painted Tour with Josh Dean and Ambre to Seattle on Sunday

by Leilani Polk View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lucky Daye (@iamluckydaye) on Sep 10, 2019 at...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

The Kids Are Our Future! Hanging Out with the Youth at the Global Climate Strike

by Nathalie Graham It was a lovely day for a reminder that the planet is doomed. Nathalie GrahamThe first teenager...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

If the Emmys Want to Make a Strong Statement About the Murderous Madness of Climate Denial, It Should Pick Chernobyl for Outstanding Limited Series

by Charles Mudede HBOThe world is on fire. Little is being done about it because the dominant energy corporations in...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Mohanad Elsheiky Exit Interview: They Burned Down His Radio Show, So Now He’s Doing TV

by Suzette Smith Mohanad Elshieky TALL AND SMALL PHOTOGRAPHYMohanad Elsheiky checks his phone again. We're about midway through an exit...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

"E-cigarettes and Vaping Are Not Safe," King County Says After Latest Illnesses

Five people in Washington have fallen ill after vaping. by Lester Black King County's health department wants this person to...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Thousands March Across Hawthorne Bridge for Portland Climate Strike

by Blair Stenvick photos by Blair Stenvick Thousands of people—many of them high school and middle school students—took to the...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Unstreamable: Wong Kar-wai's Days of Being Wild

by Jasmyne Keimig Welcome to Unstreamable, a weekly column that recommends films you can't find on major streaming services. This...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Kinky Kids, Electric Toothbrushes, Surplus Savages—Reader Advice Roundup!

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: A gay teenager faces...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Why Young Seattle Artists Should Move to Detroit

by Charles Mudede Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum Farayi ChiroAs much as I love Seattle (in particular, the dusky textures...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Democrats Endorse Socialists, Labor Gives Union Busters a Hall Pass, and More City Council Election News

by Lester Black It's less than seven weeks till election day, people. Lester BlackDemocracts endorse socialists: The 43rd Legislative District...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Hurry! Last Chance to Get Tickets for Saturday's Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Meet the 2019 Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy!It’s back! The biggest night of Portland comedy is returning...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Horrorcore Funk of "Wrecked" by UK Electronic Subversives Zonal

Track of the day is "Wrecked" by Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin's Zonal; it's one of the heaviest specimens of...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Judge Rejects Joey Gibson's Request to Move Cider Riot Trial Outside Portland

by Alex Zielinski KAREN DUCEY / GETTY IMAGESA lawsuit against far-wing activist Joey Gibson will continue to play out in...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

RE: The Zipper

by Anonymous Yeah, an entire field of traffic experts just made up the zipper merge to fuck with you, the...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fancy Burgers, Cider Slushies, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Sept 20, 2019 Edition

News and events for foodies: Sept 20 edition. by Julianne Bell This week brings delicacies such as kettle corn Brussels...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 118 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: September 20-22, 2019

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Elaina Friedman Panicking because you don’t know what to do this...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Washington State Sues Trump Over Idiotic Border Wall

Trump took nearly $90 million from Bangor submarine base to satisfy his ego. by Katie Herzog Who's gonna pay for...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

A Reading List for the End of the World: The Best, Weirdest, and Scariest Books About Climate Change

by Erik Henriksen “It is worse, much worse, than you think.” So begins journalist David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth: Life...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

The Best, Weirdest, and Scariest Books About Climate Change

by Erik Henriksen “It is worse, much worse, than you think.” So begins journalist David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth: Life...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Readings & Talks in Seattle: Fall 2019

by Stranger EverOut Staff Some of the authors of this fall's buzziest new books (including Gloria Steinem, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Flagpole Premieres: Magnapop, 'Leo'

Co-led by former Oh-OK member Linda Hopper and featuring the estimable songwriting and guitar stylings of Ruthie Morris, Atlanta band...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-20-2019  |  Homedrone

The 30 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 23-26

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Jump to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday Monday, Sept 23 Mike Watt...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Global Climate Strike! Disappearing Birds! Cider Riot for Sale!

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington Woman Quit Job to Find Lost Dog, Nevada Towns Under Siege from Alien Enthusiasts, the Global Climate Strike Is Here

by Nathalie Graham Traffic on the extraterrestrial highway is probably bonkers this weekend. David BeckerWashington woman quits job to find...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: We're Low On Birds, Bernie Condemns Racist Supporters, and the Drawbacks of Naked Wrestling

by Rich Smith Turns out the birds and the bees had something in common after all! (I was never taught...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

This Scene Alone Is Why Succession Should Win Outstanding Drama at the Emmys

by Jasmyne Keimig Jeremy Strong (left) and Brian Cox (right) play father and son dueling over the fate of a...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

The Top Oktoberfest 2019 Events

The Stranger's critics' picks for local Oktoberfest 2019 events. by Stranger EverOut Staff It's hard to go wrong with beer,...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

James Franco's Trip Through Hollywood Doesn't Add Up to Much in Zeroville

by Erik Henriksen myCinemaBeloved by cinephiles and bibliophiles alike, Steve Erickson's 2007 novel Zeroville tracks Vikar, a glowering, borderline autistic...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

Bill Gates Must Be Reading Mudede's Economic Posts on Slog

by Charles Mudede Bill Gates. JACK TAYLOR/GETTY IMAGESBill Gates, a man with a fortune valued at $106 billion, is no...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

29 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Sept 19–22, 2019

Local Sightings Film Festival, Factory 25, Ad Astra, and Other Critics' Picks by Erik Henriksen Film festival season has officially...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: Spain's Epic Cover of "Night Crawling," from the Soundtrack of a Cult 1968 Japanese Film

Jazzy slowcore band Spain return with a fantastic cover of an epic track from a cult 1968 Japanese film, Profound...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

Seattle's Offbeat PNW-Devoted Local Sightings Film Festival Kicks Off This Week

by Joule Zelman Among the films at LSFF: You Don’t Nomi, a filmic argument for the greatness of Paul Verhoeven’s...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

Portland's Youth Bring Demands for City Government to Friday Climate Strike

by Blair Stenvick Members of Sunrise Movement PDX Photo by Maddie MaschgerWhen the school year began a few weeks ago,...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Democratic Party Agrees to Let Candidates Debate LGBTQ Rights for Some Reason

by Katie Herzog Who will out-gay Mayor Pete?! Stay tuned. Spencer Platt/Getty On Wednesday, CNN announced a follow-up to the...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2019  |  Slog

Win Tickets to the Siren's Saved by the Bell Tribute Night!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The Siren Theater features some of the best comedy/performance shows in town, and tomorrow night (Friday...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Probiotics Are the New Daily Fix

Yogurt vs. Apple: Which one really keeps the doctor away?
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Tricia Childress  |  11-07-2008  |  Food+Drink

Slow-Moving Targets

Senior citizens have become vulnerable, slow-moving targets for folk who want to beat down elderly people and take their hard-earned money.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ken Stiggers  |  09-21-2007  |  Comedy

Kronos Quartet Injects Politics Into 'Monk/Mavericks: Kronos on Innovators'

Anton Webern, Terry Riley, Thelonious Monk, Sun Ra, Harry Partch, John Zorn: Harrington had held these composers in equal admiration for decades. Last night, he finally let those giants stand together, and it felt good.
INDY Week  |  Grayson Currin  |  09-21-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews