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Record Review: Federale, No Justice

Federale’s fifth studio album is lustrous, rich, and exactly what you’d expect. by Robert Ham Federale has spent the better...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Papi Fimbres Discusses the Controlled Chaos and Organic Growth of Wet Fruit

Portland’s busiest musician discusses how Wet Fruit has made individual vision and creative collaboration work in pretty, strange, and exciting...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: The Death of Local News, Bossip Retracts "Kidz Bop Kween," I WANT NOTHiNG!!!!!

by Chase Burns Does he exclusively write with a Sharpie? Mark Wilson / Getty It's been a wild news day:...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Savage Love

You know. That professor. by Dan Savage I’m a fortysomething gay male professor at a small college. I try hard...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I, Anonymous: Texas TriMet Tragedy

by Anonymous For a few sweet months, I rode your bus. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:28. The sight of your sly...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Exit Interview: Comedian Alex Falcone on Leaving for LA, Portland Comedy, and His Feud with Blaze the Trail Cat

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Lovers of local comedy won’t be surprised by the news that Alex Falcone—the winner of Helium’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fighting the Power with Todd Haynes’ Dark Waters

Mark Ruffalo’s gonna sue you to hell! by Erik Henriksen “Through our science, our people, and our communities, we pledge...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cannabuzz: Newsflash—Government Grown Cannabis is Garbage

by Josh Jardine In my last column, I interviewed Elvy Musikka, one of two remaining Americans to receive medical marijuana...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

On Shaky Ground

The Big One will likely make Portland the site of the largest oil spill in history. When it happens, who...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Enter Our Warren Miller Winter Giveaway!

Free Lift Tickets, Film Tickets, and Skis Could Be Yours ❄️ by Stranger EverOut Staff This one's for you, snow...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Laura Cooper Blows Key Republican Talking Point Out of the Water

Guess what? It's not true that Ukraine found out about the hold on their funds by reading Politico. by Christopher...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Apropos of Nothing, Here Is the Presidential Line of Succession

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Apropos of nothing, here's a picture of Gordon Sondland testifying before the impeachment inquiry today. Win...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Ardalan at LVL 44

San Francisco-based house music DJ and producer Ardalan is practiced in the art of restraint. On his latest full-length set...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

‘Blackout Wednesday’ at The Ritz

Whether you’re eagerly awaiting a hearty meal and some quality time with your family or anxiously anticipating some really uncomfortable...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at SAP Center

He sees you when you’re sleeping… He knows when you’re awake… Every year, a bearded, immortal elf makes a list,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

Kevin Gates at the Catalyst

Somewhere, on an alternate plane of existence, Kevin Gates is the universe’s greatest late-night host. There he is, trading witticisms...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

Agent Orange at the Ritz

Pairing West Coast hardcore with classic SoCal surf rock, Agent Orange raced to the head of LA’s burgeoning punk rock...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

Amy D. at Cafe Stritch

Back in June, Amy Dabalos (a.k.a. Amy D.) gave fans a taste of what she’s been working on, screening the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

Joe Machi at Rooster T. Feathers

Take a healthy dose of Emo Phillips, throw in some Michael Scott at his cringey-est, top it off with the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

‘The Humans’ at San Jose Stage Company

When it comes to tradition, perhaps the only true constant is resistance to change. Told in real time over the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

‘Damn the Torpedoes’ at Carriage House Theatre

There’s always a lot riding on a band’s second LP. According to conventional industry wisdom, a band has its entire...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

You Truly Do Not Need That Canada Goose Jacket

There's a vulva and uncircumcised penis in this post. Also yoda. by Jasmyne Keimig "Only Assholes Wear Canada Goose"The price...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Patton Oswalt at San Jose Civic

These days, Patton Oswalt’s primary job is being a dad. But even after starring in the Pixar hit Ratatouille, shining...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  11-20-2019  |  Activate

Downtown Supermarket's Anti-Loitering Device Is Tormenting a Nearby Newsstand Owner

A supermarket claims loitering is bad for business. But their anti-loitering device is worse. by Rich Smith Local business owner...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Her Partner Is Chronically Ill and She's Going Crazy and Dan's Going to Bed...

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Within the past two years my partner of many, many years...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Sondland's "Refreshed" Memory Is a Problem for Trump

by The Stranger Episode 223 talks about Gordon Sondland's impeachment testimony, Donald Trump's hospital visit, Pete Buttigieg's hot numbers, and...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

58 Festive Performances to Check Out During the 2019 Seattle Holiday Season

Jingle All the Gay, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon, Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce, and Other Shows to Make the Season Bright...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Diabolically Suave Funk of "Ken Russell" from the New Reissue of David Axelrod's Seriously Deep

Track of the day is the diabolically suave funk of "Ken Russell" from the urgently needed reissue of David Axelrod's...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Eight Places to Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2019 in Seattle

Celebrate the Release of This Year's New French Wine with Music, Food, and More by Julianne Bell The third Thursday...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 46 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

Mandy Moore, KISS, and More Events on Sale the Week of November 21 by Stranger EverOut Staff We all know...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Fur Not Light Poetry Review: Jeff Alessandrelli’s Latest Work Is Perfectly Balanced and Deeply Funny

I, too, would like to know how to fold a burrito without losing its contents. by Robert Ham {{image:1, align:right,...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hall Monitor: Unequal Ground

by Alex Zielinski The more I write about Portland politics, the more I’m convinced that many of the city’s long-standing...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ken Starr Shifts on Impeachment. Who's Next?

by Katie Herzog Ken Starr knows a little something about impeachment. Win McNamee/Getty Images Will Republicans ever give up on...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

PNW Shame Gordon Sondland Transforms Into PNW Hero Gordon Sondland by Throwing Everyone He Ever Met Under the Bus

by Erik Henriksen Pool / Getty ImagesA year ago, Portland hotel magnate Gordon Sondland seemed to be pretty unextraordinary, at...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Sondland's "Refreshed" Memory Is a Problem for Trump

Episode 223 of the Blabbermouth podcast by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Dan...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Trans Day of Remembrance

by Anonymous It's important to remember the fallen.It's more important to help the living. We lose our jobs, which leads...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Teresa Mosqueda Is Taking on Seattle’s Apartment Ban Using This Year’s Budget

One small budget proviso may end up having a big impact on affordable housing. by Lester Black We need to...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019 Events in Seattle

Vigils and Discussions for November 20-23 by Stranger EverOut Staff Wednesday, November 20, is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an...
The Stranger  |  11-20-2019  |  Slog

Local Shame Gordon Sondland Transforms Into Local Hero Gordon Sondland by Throwing Everyone He Ever Met Under the Bus

by Erik Henriksen Pool / Getty ImagesA year ago, Portland hotel magnate Gordon Sondland seemed to be pretty unextraordinary, at...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Athens Symphony Christmas Concert Tickets Available Nov. 25

Photo Credit: Athens Symphony Complimentary tickets to the Athens Symphony's two-day Christmas Concert series will be available for pickup at...
Flagpole Magazine  |  11-20-2019  |  Culture Briefs

Apropos of Nothing, Here is the Presidential Line of Succession

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Apropos of nothing, here's a picture of Gordon Sondland testifying before the impeachment inquiry today. Win...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cheap, Free, & Fun: The 20 Best Bang For Your Buck Events in Portland, Nov 22-28

by Mercury EverOut Staff Miss Rayon, Black Ferns, Stanford Prism Experiment The cover to Miss Rayon’s latest EP is emblazoned...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Brad Seed

Harry Potter, he ain't ... Joshua is a dreary entry in the evil-kid movie genre.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Kristian Lin  |  07-12-2007  |  Reviews

Is D.C. Shoving Go-Go Aside?

Natalie Hopkinson’s article in last Sunday’s Washington Post Outlook section, “Go-go music is the soul of Washington, but it’s slipping,” has generated some discussion thanks to its provocative title, its subject and contentions. But some of the piece’s contentions, specifically those suggesting a causative relationship between gentrification and the diminished presence of go-go within the city, raised my eyebrows, and I wasn’t alone.
Washington City Paper  |  Steve Kiviat  |  04-16-2010  |  Music

Memory Pictures

Although Shimon Attie is meticulous about his process, he seems to view art as a generalist, conceptualist activity -- not exactly sketching statuary at the Palazzo Barberini.
Washington City Paper  |  Jeffry Cudlin  |  06-09-2006  |  Art