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What To Eat and Drink in Seattle This Weekend: Nov 24-26, 2017

Black Friday beer specials, the Miracle pop-up, and more. by Stranger Things To Do Staff The main food event of...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2017  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 61 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: Nov 24-26, 2017

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't yet made...
The Stranger  |  11-23-2017  |  Slog

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

Wedding day fucking, PIV detours, and ladies who love to peg dudes. by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of...
The Stranger  |  11-23-2017  |  Slog

Live Review: Tori Amos at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Wed Nov 22

by Suzette Smith Katie Summer Last night Tori Amos warmed up the packed Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with a few...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Lil B: The Based God at BackBar SoFa

The Based God will soon be in the building. For those Bay Area fans who missed Lil B’s appearance at...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-23-2017  |  Activate

The Morning News: It's Thanksgiving, Guns Are Now More Easily Available Now, Shooting Inside Chop Suey, and Seattle "Teacher of the Future" No Longer Has One

by Dan Savage Chowing down on Thanksgiving. THANKSGIVING: Some people are celebrating, some people are mourning, some people are telling...
The Stranger  |  11-23-2017  |  Slog

Isthmus Picks Playlist: Nov. 22-30, 2017

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Nov...
Isthmus  |  11-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Two More Women Accuse Franken of Groping

He should strongly consider stepping down. by Rich Smith Franken's response: “It’s difficult to respond to anonymous accusers, and I...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

10 for $10: Your Best Bang for the Buck Shows, Nov 24-26

by Mercury Staff Blowpony! Portland's premier queer-centric dance extravaganza returns for a Thanksgiving weekend installment at the Bossanova Ballroom, featuring...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do This Weekend: November 24-26

by Mercury Staff Why in the world would you submit yourself to the soul-destroying whirlwind of humanity and commerce that...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Men Are Pigs and Other Things We Already Knew

by Dan Savage My god the last four weeks have been torture. Of course #metoo and of course I knew...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

MoPOP's Jimi Hendrix 75 Event Finds Yet More Reasons to Hail the Guitar God

MoPOP's extravagantly celebrating Jimi Hendrix's 75th birthday; here's why you should check it out. by Andrew Hamlin Jimi's ax is...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Give Thanks: Malla, Tchami, 3LAU and Slander

The Give Thanks festival lays claim to being the largest Thanksgiving weekend electronic dance music event in Northern California. The...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-22-2017  |  Activate

Denzel Washington Walks Like a Mind Without a Body in Roman J. Israel, Esq.

by Charles Mudede Walk this way...Let's begin by recalling Jake Gyllenhaal’s bulging eyes in Dan Gilroy’s excellent thriller Nightcrawler. They...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Look, a Rainbow

Hot take. by Sydney Brownstone Hot take. SB Shut down Twitter and look out the window. Everyone is terrible, but...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Global Warming Brings the Tropics to Pacific Northwest's Turkey Holiday—Almost 70F in Seattle

by Charles Mudede It looks like fall but it feels like summer is around the corner. Charles MudedeThe popular weatherperson...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Why Did Racist Ceramicist Charles Krafft Change His Profile Picture to Charles Mudede?

What the fuck? by Steven Hsieh What the fuck? Facebook Charles Krafft is a ceramicist whose reputation took a nosedive...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Superior Court Judge Rules Against Seattle Income Tax, Appeal On the Way

Seattle plans to appeal. by Heidi Groover The scene at City Hall when the council passed the income tax in...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

The FCC Also Wants to Destroy Access to Phone and Internet Services for Low-Income People

The cuts to the Lifeline program will hit the elderly, students, tribal members, and people who live in rural areas...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

This Is the Gayest Thing I've Ever Seen

by Dan Savage This is gayer than anything I've ever done. And my gayest-thing-ever-seen-or-done bar is set pretty damn high...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Some Picks for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2017

by Ned Lannamann Record Store Day happens every April, but it’s a holiday so nice, they hold it twice. The...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

With Native Invader, Tori Amos Interweaves Politics and Mythology

Tori Amos is still banging on her piano. by Suzette Smith Many oddball moments in my life have intersected with...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

You Don't Need Shakespeare, Shakespeare Needs You

Two women reckon with the bard and their personal lives in two new solo shows called It Will Be Now...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Pixar’s Coco Tackles Mortality with Humor and Depth

Finally, a children’s film about a bunch of dead people! by Jenni Moore Coco, the new Pixar film that’s set...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

AD: Ballard Holiday Tree Lighting

Free family-friendly event with caroling, crafts, refreshments and fun by Stranger Things To Do Partner Start the December holiday season...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Sam Rockwell... Well, Rocks in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

by Marc Mohan Let’s talk about Sam Rockwell for a minute. There’s a lot of other talent in the awkwardly,...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Effort to Make the Criminal Justice System less Devastating for Mentally Ill People

by Doug Brown Mercury staff A report released by Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) last March made it abundantly clear: The...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Intisar Abioto’s Latest Exhibition Affirms Portland’s Diverse Black Community

by Jenni Moore Intisar AbiotoPhotographer, dancer, and writer Intisar Abioto is a Tennessee native who moved to Portland in 2010...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

30 Pop-Up Markets and Events for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2017 in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff The monthlong Holiday Market at Westlake Park begins on Friday. Downtown Seattle Association Facebook...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

30 Pop-Up Markets and Events for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2017 in Seattle

Find everything from small-batch fruit preserves to blown-glass dragon eggs. by Stranger Things To Do Staff If you want to...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

If Portlandia Was Done Right, It Would Look and Sound Like Monica Drake's Prose

by Charles Mudede Portlandia, Episode 6: "A guy, a girl, a cat and a kidnapping"Monica Drake, a Portland-based novelist and...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

The Lil' Ice Cream Dude Is Getting His Own Store

Photo Credit: file Beau Shell in 2014. Unlike most kids, who tend to be interested in something for about five...
Flagpole Magazine  |  11-22-2017  |  Grub Notes

I Saw You: Turn Down the Effing Music

For over three years, I have tolerated your loud, obnoxious parties. Even though the parties have gotten louder over time,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-22-2017  |  Activate

ICYMI, a Federal Judge Halted Trump's Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities

Still, "it remains to be seen if the Department of Justice is dissuaded by court rulings" like this one. by...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Texas Woman Updates "Fuck Trump" Decal to Include Sheriff

"FUCK TROY NEHLS AND FUCK YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM." by Katie Herzog KSAT News reports that the Texas hero...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Ex-Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward's Heart Problems Force His Band, Day of Errors, to Cancel Tour

The band led by ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Day of Errors, cancel tour due to his heart condition. by...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Is the Gayest Thing I've Ever Seen

by Dan Savage This is gayer than anything I've ever done. And my gayest-thing-ever-seen-or-done bar is set pretty damn high...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Man Mistaken for Burglar, Shot by Police then Shackled to Hospital Bed and Barred from Seeing Family

After mistaking him for a burglar and shooting him twice, police charged Lyndo Jones with evading arrest, shackled him to...
The Texas Observer  |  11-22-2017  |  La Linea

A Couple Copes with a Rape in the Film The Light of the Moon

by Charles Mudede The Light of the Moon, a movie written and directed by Jessica M. Thompson, is set in...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

Chloe Eudaly's Facebook Use Has City Officials Re-Examining Public Records Law

by Dirk VanderHart Jason Desomer Ever since screenshots began circulating earlier of Commissioner Chloe Eudaly disparaging an Oregonian reporter (and...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Buds Without Borders Aims to Help Cannabis Farms in California

by Josh Jardine Northern California during the recent wildfires. Jason WilsonOregonians watched this summer while our beloved Columbia Gorge burned,...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Had Never Touched a Gun Before the Las Vegas Massacre. Then I Bought One.

by Sean Nelson A liberal snowflake takes a look at gun culture from the inside. Three days after the deadliest...
The Stranger  |  11-22-2017  |  Slog

A Gay Old Time

Phillip Morris is more than a homoerotic Catch Me If You Can.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kevin Young  |  01-05-2011  |  Reviews

Deathray Davies Share Memories of 500 Shows

The Deathray Davies, which have played 500 shows in five years, can't share their best road stories because they're way too incriminating, says singer-guitarist John Dufilho. So they share milder tales of disputes and injuries.
Dallas Observer  |  Sarah Hepola  |  01-10-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Jewish Kids Review Mall Santas

This year, City Paper thought we could put my kids' general lack of experience with or interest in Santa to good use. They've never talked to a Mall Santa, so we visited four of them, and got the kids to review their interactions with the emotional distance only a Jewish kid could provide.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Evan Serpick  |  12-04-2014  |  Culture