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Barack Obama on Trumpcare: "This Bill Will Do You Harm"

by Rich Smith President Barack Obama has weighed in on the Senate's anti-woman, anti-elderly, anti-decency, anti-life bill. Steffi Loos /...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

I Rocked My Face off at Corey Feldman & The Angels So You Didn’t Have To

It was, as expected, over-the-top. by Amber Cortes Corey Feldman goes 4 it at Studio Seven in Sodo. Immortal Affliction...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Who Really Gets Government Benefits In Texas?

JOANNA WOJTKOWIAK Texas already has some of the strictest eligibility requirements of any state for poverty relief programs. More than...
The Texas Observer  |  06-22-2017  |  La Linea

Fremont Arts Council Gives an Official Response to Puppet Many Saw As Racist... But They Will Not Name the Puppeteer

by Charles Mudede Picture Courtesy Jill Killen. Five days after many people saw a puppet that looked very racist in...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Mother Tries Her Best Not to Beat Up Jerks Who Make Fun of Her Kid

by Dan Savage I’m a queer mother to a very liberal, accepting family but I’m freaking out a bit and...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Trump Show Attempts to Distract Voters About Trumpcare

by Charles Mudede CNN and ABC News falling hard for the Trump Show. The New York Times, NBC, Washington Post,...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Update: Portland Business Alliance STILL Whining about "Better Naito"—and It's Backfiring

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Note to Portland Business Alliance: NOBODY LIKES A WHINER. Especially when the whining involves a city...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

My First Time Breastfeeding My Daughter

by Dana Fried ILLUSTRATION BY LOUISA BERTMAN Breastfeeding is freaky. Not the sucking bit. You're reading The Stranger, so odds...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Music In The Park: Katchafire

Judging by the heat wave we’re currently boiling through, it’s clear that summer has arrived—and that’s just fine with the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-22-2017  |  Activate

The Indescribably Weird and Hilarious Collide-O-Scope Was on the Big Screen Last Night

by Christopher Frizzelle Collide-O-Scope co-curator Shane Wahlund onstage at the Egyptian, kicking off their Best of the Worst tour. The...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, June 23

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-22-2017  |  Views

My First Time Flying Across the Country to Date a Stranger

by Chase Burns FRANCKREPORTER/GETTY IMAGES Day 1: I have no idea what I'm doing, but I've made it to New...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Tomo Nakayama’s Preternaturally Pretty New Single Offers Solace from a "Broken World"

Tomo Nakayama calls the album "the most personal record I've made, in a lot of ways." by Jake Uitti Tomo...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

by Dan Savage This week: It's Queer Issue time at the Stranger, check out the guy running against Paul Ryan,...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Wanting Qu has not just kissed Mayor Gregor, she's also looking forward to Kissing Paradise

The singer-songwriter's new album will include original and remixed tune...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-22-2017  |  Views

City of Vancouver report reveals 25,495 homes either empty or used by temporary and foreign residents

The number of dwellings that are either vacant or occupied by temporary residents in 2016 has doubled from 2001...

T-Pain Found Portland Musician GLASYS on Reddit, and Now They're Collaborating

by Ciara Dolan GLASYS Hunter Paye Last month, Portland musician Gil Assayas (AKA GLASYS) posted one of his "solo jam...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Food News: Washington's Best Beers, Arson at Caffè Fiorè, UberEATS Gets Charitable During Pride, and More

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Washington's official best rye beer of 2017: Lowercase's Rye IPA. Lowercase Brewing The 2017 Beer Award Winners...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Four Republican Senators Oppose the Horrendous New Trumpcare Bill, For Now

by Rich Smith Senator Ted Cruz is among the villains who are opportunistically opposed to the Senate's version of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Four Republican Senators Oppose the Horrendous New Trumpcare Bill, For Now

by Rich Smith Senator Ted Cruz is among the villains who are opportunistically opposed to the Senate's version of the...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Police Flack Talks About the Charleena Lyles Shooting While Playing Video Games

by Steven Hsieh The Seattle Police Department runs a regular online program called Fuzzfeed206 (check out the hashtag) where the...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Thick Thighs are the New Bubble Butt

by Kathleen Marie Sunday is projected to be 100 degrees, which means I won't be able to keep my thighs...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Racism writ large: a 1921 letter from Duncan Campbell Scott

Canada's assimilationist in chief, Duncan Campbell Scott, was deputy superintendent of the department of Indian affairs from 1913 to 1932...

Athens Rep. Jody Hice Wants to Carry a Gun Everywhere

Photo Credit: screencap via YouTube "I said, don't touch my truck." If U.S. Rep. Jody Hice ever does hold a...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-22-2017  |  In the Loop

The Tree of Liberty Must Be Refreshed...

by Dan Savage ...from time to time constantly with the blood of patriots and tyrants little boys and girls: Though...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Guest Editorial: A Letter from Seattle's Women in Film

by Women in Film Mel Eslyn and Lynn Shelton are members of Seattle's Women in Film Courtesy Washington Filmworks A...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Portland's First-Ever Mountain Bike Park Opens This Weekend

by Dirk VanderHart Single-track trail at the brand new Gateway Green.Remember how for our summer guide this year, we previewed...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

An hors d'oeuvre for Vancouver fans of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Find out some things he told the Georgia Straight in the past in advance of tonight's show at the Queen...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-22-2017  |  Views

My First Time Singing Karaoke Post-Transition

by Katherine Cross ILLUSTRATION BY LOUISA BERTMAN I can't sing. My out-of-tune bleating, likely considered a form of cruel and...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

The Kind of House $450,000 Buys You In Seattle Versus What It Buys You in Spokane

by Charles Mudede What you can get for $450,000 in Seattle vs. Spokane https://t.co/Yhc1D8SIEU pic.twitter.com/SUJjW1hFYc— Mike Rosenberg (@ByRosenberg) June 21,...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

The Nib's New Animated Series is 🔥

by Bri Brey The Nib The first episode of The Nib's new animated series is online today, and it's a...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Retired TV reporter John Daly gets his own radio show

He's making a comeback after announcing his retirement last year after 36 years in the trenches with Global BC and...

Trump Says There Are No Tapes

by Steven Hsieh ...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make,...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

This Week's Style Events

by Elizabeth Mollo MOORE Custom Goods Jeff Wong Modified Style, an annual fundraising fashion show and competition that showcases the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Now This Is My Kind of Protester

by Christopher Frizzelle That sign looks like it's been a few places. "Sharing is caring," he said, when I asked...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Richmond Canada Day in Steveston

In celebration of Canada's upcoming 150th birthday, the City of Richmond is hosting a free, full-day street party throughout Steveston...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-22-2017  |  Views

The Internet is Having a Lot of Fun with the New Ken Dolls

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey As you may have heard Mattel has rolled out a new series of Ken dolls (Barbie's...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Benson High School Community Marches to Protect Sports

by Emilly Prado EMILLY PRADO In the few days since the school year ended, a group of teachers and coaches...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

We Are Killing the World

by Dan Savage This story... Fishing gear and an engine cover are just some of the startling contents found inside...
The Stranger  |  06-22-2017  |  Slog

Timbers Implode in Minnesota

by Abe Asher Minnesota United All that stood yesterday between the Portland Timbers and their massive Sunday showdown with the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Clearing Up Myths About the Stimulus Package

Obama critics advocate the same policies that created this disaster.
Shepherd Express  |  Louis Fortis and Lisa Kaiser  |  02-06-2009  |  Commentary

Ex-Philly "Hero cop" DeCoatsworth: One Man's Descent or System Failure?

Despite DeCoatsworth’s history of violence, the story is playing out in the media, locally and nationally, as a hero cop’s shocking fall from grace.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  05-22-2013  |  Commentary

Feathers: Hair Cool or Hair Cruel?

Much to the roosters’ dismay, this feathery trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
Eugene Weekly  |  Staff  |  07-07-2011  |  Fashion