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Hands Off My Laundry!

by Anonymous To the neighbor who passive-aggressively fucked with my laundry:Girl, I was there when your load in the dryer...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Smarmy Lounge Lizards

by Anonymous To the shining examples of manhood sitting in the lounge May 22 at the Crystal, watching the BJM...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Gumbo Party at Poor House Bistro

Gumbo goes down best with live blues music (you can look it up), and San Jose’s Poor House Bistro is...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

Aivi & Surasshu at Art Boutiki

Music production duo Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema bill themselves as an “organic girl” and a “machine boy.” Together...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

Rade Serbedzija & Miroslav Tadic

Two of the most celebrated performing artists of Eastern Europe combine forces Sunday at the Trianon. Croatian actor, director and...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

Brew Tour Rides Through San Jose

Grab your board and head to the Brew Tour: Cerveza Stallone. Frequenters of some of downtown San Jose’s finer drinking...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

FanimeCon Returns to San Jose

Dust off that Saitama costume. Northern California’s biggest anime convention is back. For the uninitiated, FanimeCon is that time of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

Bruno Major at the Ritz

Rising British songwriter and performer Bruno Major melds alternative sensibilities with contemporary blue-eyed soul. Major recently finished a U.K. arena...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

La Carpa de los Rasquachis

This classic of Chicano street theater by El Teatro Campesino visionary Luis Valdez was first staged in 1974. It tells...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

Kansas at City National Civic

If you were a long-haired adolescent in the 1970s who bore some resemblance to either of the two guys in...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

Joe Hisaishi at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

I was sprawled out on the floor of my childhood home when I first saw Princess Mononoke. The heady conflict...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

The Weird Shit That Has Spilled On Seattle Highways

Nothing disrupts a morning commute like an overturned semi truck. by Nathalie Graham who did this Jorge Villalba / Getty...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Del & Amp Live at Los Gatos Bar & Grill

Psychedelic bars and spacey beats are having a moment in mainstream hip-hop, as emcees embrace the weird. But lysergic lyrical...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

Is the Stacey Abrams Strategy the Model for Democratic Victory?

Blabbermouth Podcast Episode 150: Stacey Abrams, Amy McGrath, and Philip Roth—plus listener advice on talking to Trump supporters. by The...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

David Byrne's American Utopia Encourages Listeners to Stay Positive

by Robert Ham Throughout his peerless run as leader of post-punk legends Talking Heads and a lengthy solo career, David...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

How Do I Get My Boyfriend to Shut Up About His New Girlfriend?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage My hubby and I have been married for more than twenty...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Moses Farrow: Woody Allen Is Not Guilty

Woody Allen's son defends his father. by Katie Herzog Kevin Winter/Getty By now, you likely know the story of Woody...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

See the World from a Child's Perspective in Nervous Translation

by Andrew Wright An 8-year-old girl in Manila keeps herself occupied at home while her busy family becomes increasingly fragmented...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

What Could Happen if Trump Cuts Family Planning Funds from Planned Parenthood? Look at Texas.

A new Trump administration rule proposes cutting off federal family planning dollars to any health care provider that performs abortions...
The Texas Observer  |  05-23-2018  |  La Linea

We Tried Denny’s Solo: A Star Wars Story Menu

If hash browns and eggs are being eaten in the Star Wars universe, then the Empire might not be all...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Is the Stacey Abrams Strategy the Model for Democratic Victory?

Blabbermouth Podcast: Stacey Abrams, Amy McGrath, and Philip Roth—plus listener advice on talking to Trump supporters. by The Stranger Subscribe...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

How Can I Give My Straight Boyfriend the Gay Blowjob He Secretly Yearns For?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I don't know what to do. I recently discovered that my...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Beast Is a Vortex of Desire and Denial

A glimpse into the wildness within. by Ciara Dolan Like vines slowly overtaking an old house, Beast—the feature debut of...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Solo

Load up your queue with Silverado, Atlanta, Fleabag, and more! by Bobby Roberts Watching Star Wars movies isn’t that hard,...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Johnny Nunn’s Corzetti Will Open This Friday

by Chad Walsh Corzetti's Johnny Nunn KIMBERLY WHIPPS, BAREFOOT PHOTOGRAPHY It’s official: After hosting a pair of friends and family...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Solo: A Star Wars Story Shouldn’t Work, but It Does

Now when does Lando get his own movie? by Bobby Roberts The phrase used to go something like, “Never talk...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

New Campaign Issue Emerges in WA-08: Who’s Better for the World, Doctors or Lawyers?

Who's more moral, a doctor or a former prosecutor? by Rich Smith They're fighting again. Courtesy of the Rittereiser and...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

One Year After Evergreen, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying Look Back

by Katie Herzog Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying This year, for what may be first time in four decades, officials...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Dear Nora Returns with the Gently Powerful Skulls Example

by Ciara Dolan Last year, Portland singer/songwriter Katy Davidson revived their beloved indie folk project Dear Nora to reissue their...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The N-Word Bomb in HBO's Fahrenheit 451 Explains Why the Silence About Race in The Expanse Is Dangerous

by Charles Mudede HBOThe writers of the science fiction TV show The Expanse, which is enjoying a spectacular third season,...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Indie Folk Project Dear Nora Return with Skulls Example

The beloved indie folk project hasn’t lost its gentle power. by Ciara Dolan Last year, Portland singer-songwriter Katy Davidson revived...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Lawsuit Claims Rent-Bidding Moratorium Violates Landlords’ Free Speech Rights

Rentberry is suing Seattle. by Heidi Groover Who will think of the landlords? rentberry The libertarians who love to sue...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

A Belated Tribute to Reggie Lucas, Madonna Producer and Guitarist on Some of Miles Davis's Greatest LPs

An appreciation of the late Reggie Lucas, who played guitar on Miles Davis's greatest fusion albums, and then went on...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Sailing into the Sunset with Wooden Shjips

The psych band returns with the summery V. by Ben Salmon When Erik “Ripley” Johnson pitched his Wooden Shjips bandmates...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

David Byrne's American Utopia Encourages Listeners to Stay Positive

by Robert Ham DAVID BYRNE Sun 5/27 Keller Auditorium Jody Rogac Throughout his peerless run as leader of post-punk legends...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

#Resistance Hero Unintentionally Turns Tomi Lahren into a Martyr

A woman at a Minneapolis eatery doused the Fox News pundit with a full glass of water over the weekend...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Pot Shots: South Bay Cities Want a Piece of Budding Marijuana Market

South Bay communities that once made pariahs of pot clubs have now warmed up to them. In a move that...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

I Saw You: All Aboard

The other day I exited the light rail (going south) at Tamien. I noticed a young man who pushed the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2018  |  Activate

Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan: Meet the Businesses Backing the Head Tax Referendum

$350,000. by Steven Hsieh Amazon gave $25,000 to the anti-head tax campaign. DAVID RYDER/GETTY Locals who want to place a...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Dino Rossi Is Back and It’s Time to Review His Long Record of Being a Total Fucking Dipshit

by Rich Smith Dino Rossi is famous for one thing: losing statewide elections. Let's count 'em. After a remarkably conservative...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Erik Blood: Los Angeles Has Sun, but Seattle's Music Scene Is Cooler

by Charles Mudede Erik Blood hard at work with the ladies of Tacocat. We’re not worthy! COURTESY OF ERIK BLOOD...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2018  |  Slog

Fix Your Pressure!

by Anonymous To the business that I use weekly for my bathroom breaks. I use very little tp. Your toilet...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

That Other Quagmire

Sonali Kolhatkar remembers Afghanistan, even if the rest of us don't.
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  05-22-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Heart of a Martyr

Stanley Rother is buried in Oklahoma, but his heart remains in Guatemala -- could the slain priest be Oklahoma's first saint?
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Rob Collins  |  07-12-2006  |  Religion

C. Fraser Smith Chronicles the Marylanders Who Fought For Civil Rights in 'Here Lies Jim Crow'

Having Baltimore Sun columnist and WYPR senior news analyst Smith's new book in my possession has been as interesting and eye-opening as the book itself. The book drew people's attention everywhere I went.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Petula Caesar  |  08-12-2008  |  Nonfiction