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Free Will Astrology

Get yourself in the mood to treasure honesty and objectivity. by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Psychologists say most...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love

Can a straight guy find love with a lady with a penis? by Dan Savage I am a 35-year-old straight...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

100 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Sept 19-Sept 24, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Are you aware of how cute sea otters are? If you're not, you can...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Good Riddance, Benton Strong

He was a bad flack. by The Stranger This is Benton Strong, a flack for former Seattle mayor Ed Murray...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

100 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Sept 19-Sept 24, 2017

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Some Dude Tries to Kiss Alvvays Frontwoman Molly Rankin, Reminds Us All to Not Sexually Harass People

Reminder: Don't try to kiss anyone unless they say they want to kiss you too. by Anna Kaplan Don't kiss...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Watch Out: Zombie Obamacare Repeal Is Back, On the Move, and May Be Close to Having the Votes to Pass

TrumpCare is back. REPEAT: TrumpCare is back. by Eli Sanders Senator John McCain, Obamacare savior-turned-nemesis? Mark Wilson / Getty Images...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

If You Want to Busk at a Light Rail Station, Now's the Time to Do It

No Wonderwall. by Sydney Brownstone These fine people are not playing "Wonderwall" or acoustic covers of Taylor Swift's "Shake It...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Study: You're Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

After several years of studies proclaiming that "sitting is the new smoking," according to an even newer study, it's actually...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Someone Please Tell Morrissey He Is Just Not Relevant Anymore (Even If He's on Twitter Now)

Why didn't he get the memo? by Amber Cortes Morrissey: stop trying, start spending more days in bed. XAVI TORRENT...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Civil Rights Group’s Budget Nearly Halved by Foundation with Ties to Texas Supreme Court

Facebook/Texas Civil Rights Project The Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP), a 26-year-old nonprofit well-known in social justice circles, announced Monday...
The Texas Observer  |  09-19-2017  |  La Linea

I’m Going to Work Inside the Mayor’s Office for Exactly Ten Weeks. Then I’m Coming Back With a Story.

I’ve accepted what may be my least undercover assignment ever. by Eli Sanders Riding along with Seattle’s newest mayor, for...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Band The Gods Themselves to Appear on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

by Dave Segal The Gods Themselves' Dustin Patterson and Astra Elane (plus their canine buddy Omar) share a special moment...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Some Dude Tries to Kiss Alvvays Frontwoman Molly Rankin, Reminds Us All to Not Sexually Harass People

Reminder: Don't try to kiss anyone unless they say they want to kiss you too. by Anna Kaplan Don't kiss...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Creature Comforts Releases New IPA and More Athens Beer News

Photo Credit: courtesy of Creature Comforts Creature Comfort's latest small-batch brew, an IPA called Crescendo, will be released at its...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-19-2017  |  Grub Notes

Why Connecting Climate Change with Powerful Hurricanes Is Doing More Damage Than Good

by Sarah Myhre NASA/ISSThe cycle of climate news and extreme weather events has been so fast recently; it has been...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Jeff Sessions Delivers a Drawling, Hysterical, Fear-Mongering Message to Portland

by Dirk VanderHart Probably emphasizing some point about how you're about to be attacked by an undocumented immigrant. Dirk VanderHart...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Appeals Court Rules SPD's Use of Force Policy Doesn't Violate the Second Amendment

Your right to bear arms is safe, SPD. by Steven Hsieh We'll be damned. Policy intended to prevent unconstitutional policing...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Mexico City Hit by 7.1 Earthquake and Things Look Bad

by Charles Mudede Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images A 7.1 earthquake has hit Mexico City on the anniversary of the 1985 Mexico...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

I'm Homeless. And I Vote.

Allen Benson reflects on the misconceptions of homeless people and the race to solve the problem. by Allen Benson The...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Listen to Morrissey's New Single, "Spent the Day in Bed"

by Christopher Frizzelle Morrissey, the patron saint of gloom, strikes again. Courtesy of Morrissey's people Yesterday, Morrissey tweeted: Spent the...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Flagpole Premieres: Elf Power, 'Cycling Aimlessly' Video

Photo Credit: Sandra Rek Local indie-rock stalwarts Elf Power are riding high after releasing Twitching in Time, a career highlight,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-19-2017  |  Homedrone

Watch Out: Zombie Obamacare Repeal Is Back, On the Move, and May Be Close to Having the Votes to Pass

TrumpCare is back. REPEAT: TrumpCare is back. by Eli Sanders Senator John McCain, Obamacare savior-turned-nemesis? Mark Wilson / Getty Images...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Amazon Rejects Cactus

No gifts allowed, only tax breaks. by Steven Hsieh Not coming to an Amazon dome near you. Mary Rueda /...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Congress Is Trying to Kill Me. Again.

All told, about 32 million people would lose their health coverage as a result of Graham-Cassidy. Including, quite possibly, me...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Suspected Burglar Shot and Killed in SeaTac Appears to Be the Partner of Woman Who Had Heart Surgery

GoFundMe accounts have been set up for the heart operation and the funeral. by Charles Mudede On Sept 14, Sergeant...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Startup Loftium Wants to Make Buying a Seattle Home More Afforable, but There's a Catch

It involves another startup. by Ana Sofia Knauf With downpayment assistance from Loftium, homebuyers would have to rent part of...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

State Lawmakers Ask WSU to Stop Recognizing College Republicans Because Club President Rallied in Charlottesville

The group's president resigned after speaking at a white nationalist rally in August. by Heidi Groover WSU political science student...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Emails Show How City Employees Responded to Ed Murray's Sex Abuse Allegations

"Thank you for your GREAT leadership, Mayor, your legacy will endure!" by Sydney Brownstone Seattle City Hall. Seattle.gov Last week,...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Washington Is the Only Legal Weed State That Doesn't Allow Home Grows. That Could Change.

Green thumbs, unite! by Katie Herzog Grow 'em if you got 'em. DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGESWashington may have been the first...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

PHOTOS: Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

The Luna Park Chalk Art Festival returned this weekend for its 10th annual celebration of color. The event featured live...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  09-19-2017  |  Activate

This Week on Nextdoor (with Special Guest Frank Cassano!)

by Frank Cassano [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

“Mini crime wave” hits food carts

Thieves are apparently targeting food cart operations. The losses can be crippling to the small businesses, whose owners operate on...
Isthmus  |  09-19-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Morning News: It's Mayor Tim Burgess, Delvonn Heckard Gives TV Interview, Trump Threatens North Korea at UN

Also: KeyArena questions, Medicare For All, Nazi-punching. by Steven Hsieh Seattle's 55th mayor. Kelly O Tim Burgess Has a New...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Slog

Things to Do Tuesday!

7 things to do for September 19 by Mercury Staff Tennyson, Photay Until his death in 1892, Alfred Lord Tennyson...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Reports of Livestock Deaths, Other Ag Losses Trickle in After Harvey

At the peak of Harvey’s flooding in southeast Texas, Chambers County rancher Richie Devillier couldn’t distinguish between the westbound lane...
The Texas Observer  |  09-19-2017  |  La Linea

Good Morning, News: Jeff Sessions Hits Town, Bumbling Trump Lawyers, and Washington Slaps Down a Gas Plant

by Dirk VanderHart JEFF SESSIONS: Likes to scold pot plants. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is emerging from his cozy, cookie-scented...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Episode 569

This show begins and ends with circumcision. A woman is dating her first uncut man and wonders if Dan has...
The Stranger  |  09-19-2017  |  Savage Love Podcast

The early line on Dem guv candidates

Proceed with caution. This speculation comes from a guy who confidently predicted that Hillary Clinton would edge out Marco Rubio...
Isthmus  |  09-19-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Slow Slow Drivers Everywhere!!!

by Anonymous Why? How is this even possible? There has to be some kind of explanation concerning the vast number...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

RIP Versatyle tha Wildchyld

Athens rapper Versatyle tha Wildchyld died in his sleep Sunday night, friends of the popular musician and activist confirmed tonight...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-18-2017  |  Homedrone

What Is Ben Carson Doing with Two Birthday Cakes?

by Sydney Brownstone The great staff @HUDgov surprised me for my birthday! I am honored to work with everyone of...
The Stranger  |  09-18-2017  |  Slog

Neo-Nazis Target Virginia Mayor

Meyera Oberndorf is a victim of a vicious propaganda campaign.
Port Folio Weekly  |  Joe Jackson  |  07-23-2007  |  Race & Class

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

Elizabeth Dole's Bad Foreign Policy

By voting for CAFTA, Dole ignores the link between U.S. economic policy and the throngs of immigrants crossing our southern border.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  08-23-2007  |  Commentary