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odd how many for sale signs become highrise apts

by Anonymous I don't like how inner SE is being turned into a playground of Garanimal Highriseapts and matching Garanimal...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Capitol Hill Block Party Highlights, Day 1: Sloucher, Thundercat, Mommy Long Legs

Punk in the 2010s = blues in the 1960s, but in the right hands, it can still sound utterly vital...
The Stranger  |  07-22-2017  |  Slog

So Youn Lee’s Pastel Dreamscapes

by Kathleen Marie Little Blue, 12 x 12, oil and acrylic on panel, 2015 So Youn Lee On the cover...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What a Ban on Insurance for Abortions Means for Women with High-Risk Pregnancies

On the day before her abortion, Kristyn Ingram and her husband flipped through books of baby names. They chose one...
The Texas Observer  |  07-22-2017  |  La Linea

A Penny Saved is a Penny Used

by Anonymous The red light conga line is out of control nowadays. It used to be running a red light...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Incest Diary Afflicted Me with as Much Trauma as the Written Word Can Transfer from One Body to Another

by Rich Smith The Incest Diary, which was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on July 18, is an anonymously...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: She Found Out About Her Fiance's Affair Two Months Before the Wedding

by Dan Savage In less than two months, if all goes according to plan, I will marry my long-term boyfriend...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

The Red Fences Celebrate ‘The California Sea’

San Jose rock band Red Fences will be celebrating their debut full-length album, The California Sea, with a release party...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  07-21-2017  |  Activate

Skate Or Die: ‘King Of The Road’ At The Ritz

Corey O’Brien, owner of The Ritz, was a pro skater back in the day—his single-tail Santa Cruz board is displayed...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  07-21-2017  |  Activate

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 9: Daniel Norgren

by Ned Lannamann Tim LaBarge There's not much time left before Pickathon, but there's always time for another episode in...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

‘Now Hear This!’ At Montalvo Arts Center

This artistic exercise in listening features five site-specific works of sound-based art by distinguished national and local artists. In One...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  07-21-2017  |  Activate

Several Trumpcare Provisions Now Need 60 Votes to Pass—Including Defunding Planned Parenthood

by Megan Burbank POLITICS HAS RULES. mphillips007 / Getty We thought they didn't have the votes, but it turns out...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Is The Fifth Element Follow-Up You've Been Waiting For

by Suzette Smith From its awe-inspiring opening montage, Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets immediately immerses...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Week in Weed: Americans Love Getting High, Sessions Pushes Asset Forfeiture, and Working Out on Weed

by Amber Cortes O beautiful for righteous highs, For amber waves of weed, From Purple Diesel’s majesties, So dank and free of seeds!...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Holy Shit, Look at Woodland Park Zoo's Baby Snow Leopard!!

by Ana Sofia Knauf In Tagalog, the word gigil refers to the irresistible urge to squeeze something absurdly cute. And...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

The Last Time So Many Americans Rented Their Homes, Lyndon Johnson Was President

by Heidi Groover Rental rates are increasing—and not just among broke young people. Justin Sullivan/getty More American households are now...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Officer Wrongly Suspected Giovonn Joseph-McDade's Car Was Stolen Before Fatal Shooting

by Sydney Brownstone A photo of the bullet holes in Giovonn Joseph-McDade's car after his shooting death. Kent Police Department...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

City launches upgrades to high-collision location at Knight Street and Southeast Marine Drive

For the next four months, motorists can expect construction delays at night and very early in the morning...

Here's Who Interviewed the Police Chief Finalists

by Doug Brown Doug Brown The search for the next chief of the Portland Police Bureau is winding down. While...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Last Time So Many Americans Rented Their Homes, Lyndon Johnson Was President

by Heidi Groover Rental rates are increasing—and not just among broke young people. Justin Sullivan/getty More American households are now...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Homeless in Vancouver: Rats! The restaurant wouldn’t serve him

Whatever the reason, Cleo and her owner had to leave McDonald's empty-handed...
The Georgia Straight  |  07-21-2017  |  Views

70 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, July 22

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  07-21-2017  |  Views

Vice Just Killed Their Electronic Music Website, Thump

RIP to some fine electronic music journalism. by Amber Cortes Thump - another one bites the dust FLASHPOP VIA GETTY...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 120 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: July 20-23, 2017

Seattle events for July 21-23 that won't cost more than $10. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Skipping out on...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Trans Texans, Advocates Swarm Texas Capitol to Oppose ‘Bathroom Bills’ (Again)

Hundreds of people formed a line that snaked through the Texas Capitol’s basement early Friday, waiting to testify as lawmakers...
The Texas Observer  |  07-21-2017  |  La Linea

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Ben Gibbard, Avey Tare, Taiwan Housing Project, and More

by Dave Segal Benjamin Gibbard's Bandwagonesque concept holds water. Rachel Demy Benjamin Gibbard, “The Concept” (Canvasback Music/Turntable Kitchen). Do we...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

3LAU Drops The Beat At Pure Lounge

Sunnyvale is about to get a healthy dose of prog and deep house when 3LAU returns to Pure. The Las...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  07-21-2017  |  Activate

SDOT Is Trying to Kill Bike Sharing Again

by Charles Mudede Riding a bike share bike for the first time ever. Evanne Hall It's already known that Seattle...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Podcast: Alternative Voices Are Silenced

On this week’s special episode, co-host Marc Steiner and Baynard Woods are joined by Baltimore City Paper and Democracy in...
Flagpole Magazine  |  07-21-2017  |  In the Loop

NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert to celebrate Pride season with West End Pride Brunch

Here's a Pride season event to be held by a well-known local LGBT politician...
The Georgia Straight  |  07-21-2017  |  Views

The Seattle Times Editorial Board Grossly Misrepresents Prop 1, Again

by Rich Smith The Times continues its campaign to mislead their readers about the impact Prop 1 will have on...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Andrea Reimer: Why Vancouver must take action to reduce disposable items in the trash

Coffee cups and containers take up 50 percent of space, and collecting them costs Vancouver taxpayers $2.5 million each year...

Taste This, Seattle: Le Pichet's Smoked, Peppered Pork Heart

It comes in a magnificent mound and is smoked to the point of absolutely perfect pliancy. by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue The...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Alive With The Dead at Streetlight Records

Dead Heads, assemble! Photographer Susana Millman will be commandeering Streetlight Records this Friday to present her new book featuring a...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  07-21-2017  |  Activate

Ready, Set, Grow: The Seeds Get Doc’d

Some will remember The Seeds as the one-hit AM radio wonders responsible for “Pushin’ Too Hard,” a 1966 pop song about...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  07-21-2017  |  Activate

Ted Alcuitas: Visionary for Asian Canadian writing, Jim Wong-Chu, leaves a lasting mark

The recently deceased poet, writer, and community leader created a new reality for many writers...

Vancouver Pride Run and Walk 2017, plus Pride Sports Day with Canucks, BC Lions, Whitecaps FC

Tomorrow (July 22) will be a day filled with sports activities, with the backing of some local professional sports teams...
The Georgia Straight  |  07-21-2017  |  Views

Unions Shelling Out $95,000 to Support Teresa Mosqueda

by Heidi Groover Teresa Mosqueda, former political and strategic campaign director of the Washington State Labor Council, has support from...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Lots to Love in HBO's The Defiant Ones

by Daudi Abe Old school The Defiant Ones; new school The Defiant Ones Stanley Kramer Productions, HBOThe history of music...
The Stranger  |  07-21-2017  |  Slog

Flying Lotus wants to show you the ugly with Kuso, the grossest movie ever

Better known as an EDM superweirdo, Steve Ellison aka Flying Lotus has made one motherfucker of a film debut...
The Georgia Straight  |  07-21-2017  |  Music

This Weekend's Style Event

by Elizabeth Mollo Plucky Maidens are back at it TODAY with their bi-annual Vintage Fest at Oaks Park. An event...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Canadian rock singer Kenny Shields of Streetheart fame dies at 69

Shields had been been dealing with serious heart issues...
The Georgia Straight  |  07-21-2017  |  Views

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies

Positive hate

With the election finally over, friends and families can stop arguing over politics and return to stoking a far more beloved partisan divide: UNC vs. Duke.
INDY Week  |  D.L. Anderson  |  11-21-2012  |  Sports

Polanski Takes on a Spy Mystery in 'The Ghost Writer'

There've been quite a few movies made in the last few years about the war on terror and the excesses of the Bush administration, but Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is the first to turn that backdrop into a spook story whodunit.
Arkansas Times  |  Matthew Reed  |  03-25-2010  |  Reviews