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What's Up With These Bubbles We Saw at Cal Anderson Park?

"It's just fun." by Chetanya Robinson Pretty much exactly what they look like CHETANYA ROBINSONIt turns out they’re people celebrating...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Watching Trump's Phoenix Speech Is Like Watching a Baboon Groom Itself

What exactly is broken when the grooming behavior among a large number of white Americans is so perverted? by Charles...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Movie Review: Ingrid Goes West and the Golden Age of Aubrey Plaza

by Ciara Dolan If Wednesday Addams were a millennial, she’d be played by Aubrey Plaza. Just look at Parks and...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Great Jazz Guitarist John Abercrombie Has Died

Jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, one of the most gifted artists on the renowned ECM label, has passed away. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Someone Sent Us This Letter For Seattle Times Editorial Writers

by Chase Burns This came in the mail. The letter reads: Editor, The Seattle Times: Judging from my experience, having...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

In San Antonio, Cops Punch Down

The San Antonio Police Department’s use-of-force manual encourages officers to “attempt to de-escalate tense situations.” De-escalation apparently didn’t work for...
The Texas Observer  |  08-23-2017  |  La Linea

Timbers v. Colorado Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers Just five days removed from their biggest win of the season over the New...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Weather Forecast for Tonight - DARK

by Anonymous Hey, Rob Hill, 101.1 FM, do your job. I would think a weather personality would forecast and give...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dick-Head-Fake-Bike-Messenger Directing Traffic

by Anonymous Instead of acting like an indignant butthole and directing traffic around yourself going over the Hawthorne Bridge during...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Just Like Normal Church—But With Weed

by Josh Jardine IG0RZH / GETTY IMAGES COMPOSITIONBy most standards, I would be considered a heathen. Dictionary.com, that wormhole for...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cliff Mass's Responses to Women Scientists Make Seattle's Climate Change Discussions Toxic

We are sorely in need of such honesty and integrity within the climate conversation here in Seattle. by Sarah Myhre...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Loon Star State: Texas Public Schools

Ben Sargent To see more political cartoons, visit our Loon Star State section. The post Loon Star State: Texas Public...
The Texas Observer  |  08-23-2017  |  La Linea

Good Morning, News: Supporters Walk Out of Trump's Phoenix Rally, and Mnuchin's Wife is an Entitled Butthole

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! So you do what you gonna do? Come on and talk to me...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Wednesday!

8 things to do for August 23 by Mercury Staff Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event There’s a simple...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don Lemon on Trump's Phoenix Speech: Total Eclipse of the Facts

by Dan Savage Don Lemon gets a lot of grief for his occasional gaffes. But Lemon nailed it last night—he...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

The Morning News: Another Defamation Case Against Kshama Sawant, Even Trump's Supporters Got Bored of that Speech

by Heidi Groover "ANTIFA" Ralph Freso / getty "But as the Night Dragged on, Many in the Crowd Lost Interest...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Classic City Rollergirls Close Out the Season With an Inspiring Road Victory

Those in charge couldn’t agree on a single tint, style or wattage of lightbulb, so the overhead illumination in Exhibit...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-23-2017  |  Culture Briefs

Why the Larry O'Dea Shooting Still Matters

His lies (and lies by omission) linger as Portland awaits a new police chief. by Dirk VanderHart IN THE LAST...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Record Review

EMA’s latest, Exile in the Outer Ring, is a portrait of growing up in Midwestern suburbs. by Joshua James Amberson...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Other News

Homelessness services are up! Rogue swoosh artist pays! by Mercury Staff PORTLAND'S EFFORTS to house homeless people while preventing others...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Is Jeff Sessions Taking on Oregon Weed?

The attorney general has found some black market activity in Oregon’s legal weed system. Not good. by Will Patterson Dear...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hall Monitor: Nick Fish’s Next Fight

Faced with a cancer diagnosis, the city commissioner is staying on the job—and mulling next steps. by Dirk VanderHart During...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ikina's Sushi Chef Jason Velasquez Is Willing to Try Something New

I went to the excellent Ikina Sushi and had a mysterious dish. by Charles Mudede I enter Ikina Sushi at...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

The Best of MusicfestNW Presents: Project Pabst

Our picks for MusicfestNW Presents: Project Pabst. by Ciara Dolan THE LAST ARTFUL, DODGR We can’t give enough ink to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Public Transit Racism Is Once Again in the Spotlight

Are cops doing enough to curb bigoted behavior? by Doug Brown IT'S BEEN three months since a double slaying on...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Music: August 23-29

Noteworthy shows for the week of August 23-29. WEDNESDAY 8/23 IDINA MENZEL (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway) Legendary...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Record Review

Shelley Short’s Pacific City teeters at the edge of life, the earth, and certainty. by Ciara Dolan Portland singer/songwriter Shelley...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Secret Drum Band Is Inspired by the Rhythms of the Natural World

Secret Drum Band releases its debut LP, Dynamics. by Ben Salmon For Lisa Schonberg, the process of composing music often...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of August 23 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Welcome to Swami Moonflower's Psychic Hygiene Hints...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

I Anonymous: Seattle is becoming a big city. But please don't be an asshole

We're not New York yet—have a heart by Anonymous Seattle is getting a "big" city feel, but we don't have...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Whose Streets? Documents the Uprising That Birthed the Black Lives Matter Movement

Connecting Ferguson to Charlottesville by Steven Hsieh In August 2014, a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer fired six shots into Michael...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

In the Gig Economy, Coworking Spaces Are Everywhere—What Is It Like to Work in One?

Freelancing from home in your pajamas is so 10 years ago. by Amber Cortes Seattle has the fourth-fastest-growing freelance economy...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Meet Manka Dhingra, the Eastside Democrat Who Could End Republican Control of the State Senate

Flip the Washington State Senate! by Ana Sofia Knauf As an Indian Sikh immigrant, Manka Dhingra saw people in her...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

A Visit to the Rage Room

The couple that smashes things together, stays together. by Ana Sofia Knauf My fingertips felt tingly as I walked into...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Person of Interest: Lacey Leavitt Is a Virtual Reality Producer and Former Rollergirl

This Former Rat City Rollergirl Makes Virtual Reality Dreams Come True by Amber Cortes You've been a film producer for...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Where Is the Outrage Over "Take the Skinheads Bowling"?

Know this, Camper Van Beethoven: We're watching you. by Gardner Baines So I just heard a song on Spotify, and...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Small Pot Farms Are Getting Screwed

The state made rules to help boutique weed growers, but they're not working. At all. Here's why. by Lester Black...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Krist Novoselic Seeks Musical Nirvana with His New Band, Giants in the Trees

Is it forest grunge? by Jake Uitti Krist Novoselic has begun the grind again. The 52-year-old former Nirvana bassist, who...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

Why a Restaurant Shouldn’t Have to Seat Your Large Party When Most of It is Late

Why a restaurant shouldn’t have to seat your large party when most of it is late. by Chad Walsh Recently,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Portland Is Driving Away New Residents of Color

Portland isn’t taking care of their people of color—so I left. by Zahir Janmohamed At a lecture in Portland last...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bankruptcy Judge Marc Barreca's Rich Catalog of Experimental-Electronic Music Turns on a New Generation

An experimental-electronic cult hero. by Dave Segal By day, Marc Barreca serves as a bankruptcy judge in Seattle, a job...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2017  |  Slog

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance events for the week of August 23-29. by Emilly Prado WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 The Unusual Suspects: A Benefit for...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Michael the Black Man: Shot by Obama Henchmen?

How the Blacks Against Obama leader survived an "assassination" attempt.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  10-20-2008  |  Politics

Prostitute Says She Killed Three to Prove Love for Pimp

"When you're out there and you're living that fast life, you can never say what you wouldn't do," says Falicia Blakely, a nude dancer and mother who committed multiple murders at age 18.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mara Shalhoup  |  04-27-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Peace Corps Volunteers Play Delicate Role Amid Conflicts

Peace Corps volunteers serve not only as goodwill ambassadors but, in bellicose times, as extensions of the United States' foreign policy.
San Antonio Current  |  Lisa Sorg  |  01-05-2005  |  International