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Reminder: Today is the Last Day for E-Scootering (At Least for Now)

by Wm. Steven Humphrey K Marie All good (and questionably good) things must come to an end, and as promised,...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle University Cuts Ties With ICE, Kirkland Police Apologize, Trump Insults Another National Hero

by Michael Bell Trump's only hero is himself. Getty ImagesSeattle University cuts ties with ICE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: FBI Recognizes Proud Boys as Extremists, Lock Ivanka Up, And Love Wins Again

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The GOP Machine in Texas Seems to Finally Have Slipped a Gear

After Beto’s near-victory, a thumpin’ in Harris County and surprisingly poor GOP performance in conservative strongholds Tarrant, Williamson and Collin...
The Texas Observer  |  11-20-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Tuesday!

6 Things to Do for Nov 20 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Deap Vally, Candace The Los Angeles-based band...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Lynnwood Light Rail Extension Gets Federal Boost, the Proud Boys Are Officially Terrible

Will this money save the orcas? Why does Oregon have so much weed? by Nathalie Graham Yeah, baby, lay that...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Danez Smith Is Coming to Town With a Good Poem About Vaseline

by Rich Smith Smith reads for Seattle Arts and Lectures at Broadway Performance Hall on Monday, November 26. Hieu Minh...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

One Lost Erection Destroys Straight Man's Confidence

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I am in desperate need of some help and I don't...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Want to Win a Wine Tasting Class? Follow Us on Instagram Tonight!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff J Reed For the past four months, we've been posting restaurant and bar news...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Young Fathers Was a Spiritual Experience

Something about the stripped-down nature of their songs coupled with the industrial extravagance of their live performance was like witnessing...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Judge Dismisses Noodles and Beef's Restraining Order Against BuzzFeed Reporter

“This restraining order was an intimidation tactic used against a reporter who was simply doing his job." by Eli Sanders...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

This Water-Filled Pot Vaporizer Is One of the Worst Ways To Spend $250

by Lester Black The box this vaporizer came in was more effective than the vaporizer itself. Lester BlackThe Hydrology9™ vaporizer...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Protesters Criticize UGA's Handling of Slavery Issue at Baldwin Hall Memorial Dedication

A small group of protesters, including Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker, held signs at Friday's dedication ceremony for a memorial...
Flagpole Magazine  |  11-19-2018  |  In the Loop

Black Friday Deals on Really Cheap Cannabis

by Josh Jardine Mike ForceThis week, we gather together to share and express our gratitude—for friends, family, and super-duper low...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hiphop Legend Lord Finesse to DJ Tonight at Bar Sue's Motown on Mondays Weekly

Hiphop legend Lord Finesse will make a surprise appearance and be diggin' in the crates at Bar Sue tonight. by...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

AMC's The Little Drummer Girl Is Complicated, and So Are My Feelings About It

by Ned Lannamann JONATHAN OLLEY/AMC/INK FACTORY I still can’t make up my mind about The Little Drummer Girl. In a...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

AMC's The Little Drummer Girl Is Complicated, and So Are My Feelings About It

by Ned Lannamann Jonathan Olley/AMC/Ink FactoryI still can’t make up my mind about The Little Drummer Girl. In a few...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Around the World in a Dozen Happy Hours

by Julianne Bell Artusi's happy hour pasta (Pasta della sera) changes nightly. Suzi PrattThis piece is presented as part of...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Amanda Knox is Engaged

by Katie Herzog ICYMI, Amanda Knox's novelist boyfriend proposed in a very elaborate manner at their house in Seattle recently...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Study Claims Gender Nonconforming Children Were Different Gender in Their Past Lives

When it comes to the reasons for gender nonconformity it's "a simple question with a complex answer... but 'past lives'...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Hacker Catches Mercury Staff Touching "Intimate Parts"; Thinks This Is Worth $600

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Hacker catches Mercury staff masturbating... again. Bill Hinton / GettyDespite countless warnings, the entire staff of...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Backs Nancy Pelosi for Speaker

"No one can really doubt Pelosi’s progressive chops," Jayapal told Politico. by Eli Sanders Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal says Pelosi is...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Oregon's Population Boom is Slowing Down

by Blair Stenvick ALEXANDER SPATARI / GETTY IMAGES Portland State University’s (PSU) Population Research Center released early results for its...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 39 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Nov 19-25, 2018

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland Turns 50

by Ned Lannamann ’Tis the season for inflated, bonus-laden editions of incredibly familiar albums! (And tedious reviews of them, too—see...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

The 23 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Nov 19-25, 2018

The Stranger's music critics' picks for the week. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our music critics have...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

18 Photos From Freakout Festival in Ballard

We bounced between the Frekout Festival's eight Ballard venues this weekend. This is what we saw. by Lester Black Porter...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

New Democrats Hope For a More Bipartisan Texas Senate in 2019

When the Texas Senate convenes in January, Democrats will have one more senator in their ranks. But the reality is...
The Texas Observer  |  11-19-2018  |  La Linea

The 22 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Nov 19-22

A Veritable Feast of Fun (and a Feast of Legitimate Feasts) Await this Thanksgiving Week by Mercury Things to Do...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Portland Protest Heavily Policed, Central Americans Reach US Border, and CA Fires Rage On

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Fremont Rebuilds Historic Guidepost, Uber Rolls Into the Bike Scene, Woodland Park Zoo Throws a Turkey Toss?

by Michael Bell Drown me in bike share. smkstoll/Getty ImagesDang, Jay, leave some cash for the rest of us: Governor...
The Stranger  |  11-19-2018  |  Slog

Pro tip

by Anonymous Don't leave the house until you have been awake and moving long enough to fully develop and release...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Texas, One of the World’s Oldest, Weirdest Fish Finally Gets its Due

In Texas, One of the World’s Oldest, Weirdest Fish Finally Gets its Due Long considered “trash fish,” alligator gar have...
The Texas Observer  |  11-19-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Monday!

5 Things to Do for Nov 19 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Fleetwood Mac It’s weirdly comforting to know...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don't Take My Picture in Rite Aid

by Anonymous Who are you to take my photo while I’m going about my life? Why do you think it...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Police Use Tools to Restrict Dueling Rallies, Despite Failed Protest Ordinance

by Alex Zielinski Officers block counter-protesters from following members of Patriot Prayer. Alex ZielinskiPatriot Prayer's top brass met in a...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

9 Things to Do for Nov 18 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Clinton Street Video Celebration Party After 23...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your fertilized eggs.

by Anonymous Because 7.5 billion people are not enough. Mind your own damn business about people who don't want children...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dream Recipe for Depression

by Anonymous Two tbsp:Hop from one to the next on a long line of rocks jutting across the sea. Three-fourths...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Save the Orcas, Kill a Whale Watcher; Guns Are Bad for Your Health; Crosscut Goofs It

A chilly weekend, an absurdly low prison sentence, Amanda Knox will tie the knot by Nathalie Graham Aches and pains?...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

If Christopher Rufo Wants to Promote "Civil Debate," He Should Start With the Man in the Mirror

by Rich Smith Not Christopher Rufo, but not not Christopher Rufo. Agnieszka Marcinska / EyeEm / GETTY IMAGES On Wednesday...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Parisalexa and Chong the Nomad Are Here to Shake Things Up

Bid adieu to grunge and the Emerald City being synonymous. by Jasmyne Keimig Parisalexa Nathan KaneThere was something about Parisalexa’s...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Confessions of a loyal Southern Charm fan

I love Southern Charm. There, I said it. Reality television shows have the tendency to be either really good or really bad, with the majority falling into the latter category.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dwayne Green  |  04-30-2014  |  TV

From Shrewsbury to Center Stage: Comedian Mike Birbiglia

The word “comedian” doesn’t quite do Mike Birbiglia justice –- “storyteller” might be the better word. Still, the Shrewsbury native’s brand of spoken word has made him a popular figure in the world of stand-up comedy, one-man shows, film and radio. His new tour, “Thank God for Jokes,” stops at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Tickets sold so quickly that an additional late show was added to both nights. Worcester Magazine caught up with Birbiglia to talk about storytelling, why a joke doesn’t have to be funny and his fondness for Shrewsbury’s pizzerias.
Worcester Magazine  |  Jeremy Shulkin  |  02-18-2014  |  Comedy

The Souls of Windsor

Ignorance is bliss for most of the ancestrally indigenous people who live and work at the doorsteps of Windsor Ruins in southwest Claiborne County near Port Gibson, Miss., because plantation life is a part of their history they would just as soon forget.
Jackson Free Press  |  Brinda Willis  |  05-10-2013  |  Travel