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Slog PM: Exotic Cat on the Loose in Gig Harbor; Instagram Memers Want to Unionize; We Found Your Damn Mural, Catalina!

by Nathalie Graham #FreeTango Anup Shah/Getty ImagesWe went to Olympia and got you this mosaic: You're welcome Catalina Vel-DuRay. Don't...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Kero Kero Bonito Hop into the Ritz

About three minutes into “Only Acting,” the lead single from Kero Kero Bonito’s 2018 album Time ‘n’ Place, the whole...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

‘AI Upheaval’ at Stanford Memorial Auditorium

Where is AI taking human agency and democracy? It’s not a question for Alexa. Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

The Dangerous at SoFA Street Fair

The Dangerous—a brand new reggae project started by Edgar Fernandez and Kevin Azavedo, formerly of San Jose’s proggy alternative outfit...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

Stanford Night Market

Stanford’s Taiwanese Cultural Society celebrates the Bay Area’s diverse Asian population by indulging visitors with a traditional Taiwanese open-air market...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

‘Hamiltunes’ at Art Boutiki

The touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway hit is back in the Bay Area, playing at San Francisco’s Orpheum...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

‘See You in My Dreams’ at Hammer Theatre

Thirty years in a shoebox. After spending more than a quarter-century in solitary confinement, Jack L. Morris has a lot...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

David Brookings & the Average Lookings at Art Boutiki

Pop music has changed a lot in the last 60 years, but there’s still something to be said for that...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

Preacher Lawson at the San Jose Improv

Preacher Lawson is not at a loss for material. His family had already moved 20 times before he turned 10...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

Santos Guzman & Fela Kutchii at the Continental

This week’s installment of The Changing Same features a DJ sets from Santos Guzman and Fela Kutchii. Guzman has made...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

‘Lights Up!’ at City Lights Theater

It could be argued that actor and City Lights regular Max Tachis has gotten a leg up on his playwriting...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

JaiBranBowl Awaits: The Five Best Jaime / Bran Stare Memes

by Suzette Smith Always watching, always creepy. HELEN SLOAN/HBOGame of Thrones gives us a lot to "internet around" with. From...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

A Very Important Discovery from Inside Jay Inslee's Conference Room

Our governor is hanging his wildflower pictures in official conference rooms. by Lester Black Havin' fun! Lester BlackA few hours...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

What Can Louisiana Teach Oregonians About Banning Split-Jury Convictions?

by Blair Stenvick GETTY IMAGESWhen recent Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Mustian visited Portland for a story last year, the issue...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

52 Weed Events for 4/20 2019 in Seattle

Film Screenings, Drag Shows, and More Events for April 18-21, 2019. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Pot dispensaries are...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Best Places to Get a Drink in Seattle

by Julianne Bell CHRIS ELTRICHHankering for a drink and maybe a bite, but don't know where to go? Never fear:...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

What Jordan Peterson's Followers Don't Know About Žižek or Postmodernism

by Charles Mudede Karl Marx has nothing to do with fucking postmodernism. Get that straight. i_compass/gettyimages.comAs I said before, the...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Ask a Mansplainer!

Ojo Images/GettyDear Mansplainer: Let me be very clear: I do not have a question, okay? I’m not asking you anything...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Anti-Vaxxers! In the Wild! Run!

What happens when you see an anti-vaxxer in real life? by Lester Black What happens when you see the unvaccinated...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Portland Detective Who Shared Sexual Abuse Victim's Text Messages Costs City $50,000

by Alex Zielinski Jane_Kelly / Getty ImagesPortland City Council has approved a $50,000 settlement agreement with a former Washington County...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Buy Your Tickets to These 23 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

Michelle Wolf, Cake, and More Events on Sale the Week of April 19 by Stranger Things To Do Staff We...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Learning the Lessons and Moving On With Confidence

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I’m a 21-year-old bisexual woman living small town. I wanted to...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Is the Bernie Sanders Surge Really Something to Cheer About?

by The Stranger Episode 194 talks about the Mueller Report, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and whether to cry over the...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Flash Deals: We Have Exclusive Discounts for These Seattle Events This Weekend

Don't Miss These Sales for Events from April 18-21, 2019 by Stranger Things To Do Staff At Stranger Things To...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Aretha Franklin’s Belated Amazing Grace May Be the Greatest Movie About Gospel Music Ever Made

by Ned Lannamann NeonIn January 1972, Aretha Franklin joined forces with the Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Saw You: Skin Deep

You were a mountain of a man, shaved head, blue eyes, and tatted from head to toe. I was in...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-17-2019  |  Activate

Let's Fight About Those Fancy New Movie Theater Seats

by Christopher Frizzelle Originally published on Sep 13, 2018. Greg StumpFancy Movie Seats SuckBy Rich SmithIt has come to my...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

The Inside of the State Capitol in Olympia Is Millennial Pink

by Jasmyne Keimig Is this vaporwave? [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Cold-Sweat Horror-Film Pastiche of "Fire Is Coming" by Flying Lotus and David Lynch

Featuring a monologue by David Lynch, the lead track from Flying Lotus' Flamagra, "Fire Is Coming," brings the horror-film heat...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Is the Bernie Sanders Surge Really Something to Cheer About?

Episode 194 of the Blabbermouth podcast by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! The...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Jay Inslee on Howard Schultz: "The Son of a Gun Doesn’t Even Vote."

by Katie Herzog The coffee is cold but the tea is hot KAREN DUCEY/Getty Washington governor and future climate czar...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Dallas' New District Attorney Is Addressing the Cannabis Mess in Texas

by Josh Jardine Rex_Wholster/Getty ImagesGetting busted for weed in Dallas is nothing to fuck with. I speak from experience, having...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tourettes is a CONDITION mofathucker!

by Anonymous I didn't ask for it. I do everything i can to control it at work, short of psychoactive...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bellevue Comedy Club Parlor Live Appears to Have Closed

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Parlor Live's Facebook Cover PhotoThere's been no official announcement, but the Parlor Live Comedy...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Cheap, Free, & Fun: The 28 Best Bang For Your Buck Shows in Portland, April 19-25

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Grindhouse Film Festival: Q the Winged Serpent The latest installment of the Hollywood Theatre's...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

We're Driving to Olympia

by Chase Burns Meta. Want us to grab you anything while we're down there? xo [ Comment on this story...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

JaiBranBowl Awaits: The Five Best Jaime / Bran Stare Memes

by Suzette Smith HELEN SLOAN/HBOGame of Thrones gives us a lot to "internet around" with. From Jonerys (the couple name...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Wildfire Solution That Could Also Help Our Affordable Housing Crisis

It's called cross-laminated timber, or CLT. by Nathalie Graham Prescribed fire is good fire. RONBAILEY/GETTYIMAGES.COMHilary Franz, the current commissioner of...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

The 30 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: April 19-21

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Jump to: Friday | Saturday | Sunday Friday, April 19 Ural Thomas & the...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blazers Recap: Blazers Vanquish Thunder in Heated Game 2

by Arthur Bradford Bruce Ely/Trailblazers.comThe Moda Center rocked hard on Tuesday night as the Blazers captured game two of their...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington State Legislature to Vacate 69,000 Pot Convictions, Trump Vetoes End to War in Yemen

by Timothy Kenney Guess we're finally taking "legalize it" literally GURUXOOX/GETTYSmall-time marijuana convictions to be wiped from the record: And...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Trump's Veto, Barr's Mueller Report, and ALERT! We Have Beyoncé News!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Goodtimes Charlie's Got the Blues

"In blues, the longer you hang in there, the better it gets. In rock -- after a certain age -- people are not interested in you anymore," blues legend Charles Musselwhite says.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Brent Thompson  |  09-18-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Bombs and Lies

It's not just Hezbollah on front lines but thousands of civilians running for their lives.
NOW Magazine  |  Staff  |  07-20-2006  |  International

Straight From the Horsehead's Mouth

Gaetano "Tommy Horsehead" Scafidi turned state's evidence against his fellow South Philly mob associates in 2001 -- though he's had enough of the witness protection program, he can't go home again.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Ralph Cipriano  |  06-12-2006  |  Crime & Justice