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Currently Hanging: Playa Made: The Jewelry of Burning Man at Bellevue Arts Museum

by Jasmyne Keimig Beam me up boys! Jasmyne KeimigThe Bellevue Arts Museum loves Burners, apparently. Playa Made: The Jewelry of...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Why Mainstream Seattle Is Not Mentioning Race in the 3rd and Pine Mass Shooting

by Charles Mudede Troubled corner Karen Ducey / Getty Images NewsThe deadly mass shooting that occurred on 3rd and Pine...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Movie Review: The Gentlemen Is a Potent Mix of Crime, Comedy, and Cognac

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Christopher Raphael There's an odd (and fun) sense of formality to The Gentlemen, director Guy Ritchie's...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle School Board Takes Steps to Dismantle Gifted Program

Parents of gifted students are pissed. by Katie Herzog Parents of gifted students are pissed. monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images Despite arguments and...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Your Complete Guide to Things To Do for Lunar New Year 2020 in Seattle This Weekend

All of Our Lunar New Year Event Roundups in One Place by Stranger EverOut Staff The Year of the Rat...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

A New Brewery in Ballard and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: January 24, 2020 Edition

News and events for foodies: Jan 24 edition. by Julianne Bell This week, the farmhouse-style brewery Fair Isle Brewing has...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Are People Living in RVs Killing Orcas with Their Poop Water????

A new bill would fine people who live in RVs for parking in public places. by Rich Smith Republicans think...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Sextravagant Funk of "Existential Deepthroat" by Erik Blood and Rachael Ferguson's New Pink Lotion Project

Track of the day is the seductive funk of "Existential Deepthroat" by Pink Lotion (ex-Seattle musicians Erik Blood and Rachael...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

10 Food and Drink Specials to Try in Seattle for the 2020 Lunar New Year

Red and Gold Doughnuts, Mouse-Shaped Macarons, and More by Julianne Bell This Saturday, January 25, marks the beginning of the...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

A Pair of Updates, Wannabe Adulteress, Evergreen Advice, and Topping Tips — Reader Advice Roundup!

Savage Love Letter of the Day — Reader Advice Roundup! by Dan Savage This week's Savage Love Letters of the...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 92 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: January 24-26, 2020

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Elaina Friedman Panicking because you don’t know what to do this...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Hey Lovebirds! It’s Time to Submit Your FREE Mercury Valentine!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Because we love you more than life itself, every year the Mercury happily publishes YOUR VALENTINES...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Enter to win a pair of tickets to The New Colossus!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Thursday, February 13, 2020 Three lucky winners will each receive a...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Who Keeps Posting Stickers of Sexy Buildings Around Seattle?

by Jasmyne Keimig Ugh, I love this angle. JKThe past few weeks, I've spotted many sexy stickers of modern architecture...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Win Tickets to the Super Fun "One Motorcycle Show"!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey If you love motorcycles, then the annual One Motorcycle Show is the cultural event of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Julia Sweeney Predicts the Future: "We're in for a Shit Show"

The actress and comedian is still outraged about Al Franken. by Christopher Frizzelle Julia Sweeney went to UW, is still...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Shrill Season Two Review: Aidy Bryant Finally Becomes a Bitch

by Suzette Smith Allyson RiggsAs if directly answering my prayer from the end of Shrill’s first season—for Annie (Aidy Bryant)...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: GOP Senators Ignore Evidence, I-5 Project (Rightly) Stalls, and BIGFOOT NEWS

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Coronavirus Death Toll Rises, Sasquatch Spotted, California River Flooded With Wine

by Nathalie Graham Like this except 97,000 gallons and in a river.Goodbye, Discover Pass? The Washington state Legislature wants to...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Things To Do in Tacoma, Washington This Weekend: The Top 15 Events for Jan 24–26, 2020

Peking Acrobats, Tacoma Night Market, the Washington Sportsmen's Show, and More Weekend Events by Stranger EverOut Staff Looking for something...
The Stranger  |  01-24-2020  |  Slog

Blazers Recap: Lillard Goes Big Again, But Dallas Goes Bigger

by Arthur Bradford Bruce Ely - Trailblazers.comWhy did Damian Lillard walk into Thursday night's game versus Dallas carrying this odd...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: We're 100 Seconds from the End of the World, Four Mass Shooting Victims Released from Harborview

by Chase Burns Wednesday's mass shooting outside a downtown Seattle McDonald's injured seven people and killed another. Photo by Karen...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

40 Major Events to Know About in the Seattle Area This Weekend: Jan 24-26, 2020

by Stranger EverOut Staff Discover how the Lunar New Year is celebrated all over the world at the Wing Luke...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Save The Children Canvassers

by Anonymous It was pouring down rain this afternoon, I’m dashing to catch a bus and you seemed insulted that...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Trance-Dance Jam "kawasemi Ah" by YoshimiO's Band OOIOO

Track of the day is the trance-dance jam "kawasemi Ah" by OOIOO, who are led by ex-Boredoms percussionist YoshimiO. by...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

The Best Movies to See This Weekend

Color Out of Space, The Cave, Fantastic Planet, and Other Critics' Picks by Stranger EverOut Staff There's a great diversity...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

First Arrest Made in Connection to the Mass Shooting Outside McDonald's in Downtown Seattle

Two suspects are still at large, but a third has been arrested. by Lester Black SPD Police Chief Carmen Best,...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Do I Hate My New Cat Because He's Black?

by Charles Mudede The cats in my house; one is black and the other is not. Charles MudedeThe cat became...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love: Sometimes the Answer Really Isn't Complicated

by Dan Savage I'm a 40-year-old cis gay man who has generally lived his life as a bottom. I have...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 34 Biggest Seattle Races & Running Events in 2020 to Sign Up for Now, from 5Ks to Marathons

The Seattle Marathon, the Color Run 5K, and More by Stranger EverOut Staff Getting more exercise is the oldest New...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Star Trek: Picard Review: On Earth and in the Stars, an Old Captain Finds New Life

by Erik Henriksen JAMES DIMMOCK/CBSThe last time we saw Jean-Luc Picard was in 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, a not-particularly-great film...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Two Suspects Identified In Last Night’s Downtown Seattle Mass Shooting

by Lester Black Both men allegedly have extensive criminal records. Lester Black Originally published in our sister publication, The Stranger...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

30 Hygge Cafes, Bars, Bakeries, and Restaurants to Try in Seattle

Cafe Hagan, the Dane, and More Places to Cozy Up Scandinavian Style by Julianne Bell By now, you've probably heard...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Holistic Advice: Sometimes the Answer Really Isn't Complicated

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I'm a 40-year-old cis gay man who has generally lived his...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Kirsten Naito Drops Out of District Attorney Race

by Blair Stenvick GETTY IMAGESKirsten Naito, one of the candidates for Multnomah County district attorney, announced Thursday that she is...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Oh God, We Might Have to Start Paying to Fly with Emotional Support Pets Again

A new proposed rule would vastly restrict who and what counts as an emotional support animal. by Katie Herzog Department...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Enter to win a pair of tickets to The Lumineers – III: The World Tour!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Sunday, March 1, 2020 Two lucky winners will each receive a...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Two Suspects Identified In Last Night’s Downtown Seattle Mass Shooting

SPD has identified two suspects in the shooting outside McDonald's in downtown Seattle. by Lester Black Both men allegedly have...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

Sound Artist Crystal Quartez Shares "Helix" From New Album Causal Loop

by Robert Ham Crystal Quartez Amber CaseCrystal Quartez, the musical moniker of multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Cortez, revealed today that she...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

To Prep for Strike, Swedish Hires Scabs and "Tactical Security" With Body Cameras

Swedish is playing hardball with caregivers bargaining for better wages and benefits. by Rich Smith Get ready for 8,000 nurses...
The Stranger  |  01-23-2020  |  Slog

The 25 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jan 27-30

by Mercury EverOut Staff The end of this week is the end of January, and if you feel like you...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Star Trek: Picard Review: On Earth and in the Stars, an Old Captain Finds New Life

by Erik Henriksen James Dimmock/CBSThe last time we saw Jean-Luc Picard was in 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, a not-particularly-great film...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-23-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Brotherhood of the Wave Binds Surfers Together in Riding Giants

Stacy Peralta's breathtaking, exhilarating history of surfing and its personalities traces the sport's 1,000-year-old origins to its current incarnation as the province of extreme sportsmen towed into Hawaii's epic six-story waves.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  07-29-2004  |  Reviews

Among the Hebrews of Maui

When Orthodox Jews known as Chabadniks get married, some of them choose to be slichim, which means that they go to live in a distant outpost -- like the Hawaiian island of Maui -- and dedicate their lives to helping Jews live Jewish lives.
Maui Time  |  Barukh Shalev  |  09-28-2004  |  Religion

Roberto Benigni Puts His Love for Dante's 'Divine Comedy' Onstage

The exuberant and very talkative Italian clown Roberto Benigni's one-man show In Tutto Dante is built around Benigni's passion for Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, and -- though performed mostly in English -- culminates in a reading of a canto in Italian.
Chicago Reader  |  Tony Adler  |  06-15-2009  |  Theater