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An Art Exhibition Tonight That Includes Spot Illustrations from The Stranger in the 1990s

by Christopher Frizzelle One of Sean Hurley's pieces that will be on exhibit tonight at Steve Gilbert Studio from 5...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

25 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Dec 14-17, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks. by Stranger Things To Do Staff The biggest news in film this week is of...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Culture News: Artist Sondra Perry Is On Display at SAM, Hillary Clinton Stops at Elliott Bay, and a DIY Space Closes

Plus: A new Executive Director for NAAM, and some big-art-money grant winners. by Amber Cortes Artist Sondra Perry's backhoe video...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Where To Celebrate the Winter Solstice 2017 in Seattle

Parties, concerts, candlelit walks, and other ways to spend the darkest day of the year. by Stranger Things To Do...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

If You Are Confused About Where to Draw the Line with Sexually Harassing Me at Work, I Will Invoice You

A solution I think we can all agree on. by Sydney Brownstone Solutions all around! triloks/getty There seems to be...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Moral of South Korean Film On the Beach at Night Alone: "Men Are All Idiots"

by Kathy Fennessy South Korea is known for many things, not least its addictive soap operas. The prolific Hong Sang-soo,...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Sandy Hook, Five Years Later

by Sean Nelson "It was too loud. Something was bad." Handout / Getty Images News Five years ago today, Adam...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

If You Are Confused About Where to Draw the Line with Sexually Harassing Me at Work, I Will Invoice You

A solution I think we can all agree on. by Sydney Brownstone Solutions all around! triloks/getty There seems to be...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

The Voyager Golden Records: Greetings from the Beleaguered but Hopeful Humans of Planet Earth

by Andrew Hamlin In 1977, the United States, acting on behalf of the Planet Earth, launched two deep-space probes a...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Get a Life, Napoleon

by Anonymous Listen, I get it—you were on a "fancy" date (maybe a first date) and you felt the need...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sandy Hook, Five Years Later

by Sean Nelson "It was too loud. Something was bad." Handout / Getty Images News Five years ago today, Adam...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

"As a man, you are not qualified to deal out sex advice to women—especially to lesbians." by Dan Savage Recent...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

AD: Live Music and Art at Ballard Night Out

Free Event Featuring Art Displays, Live Music, Refreshments and More by Stranger Things To Do Partner Support local artists and...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

El Paso Art Exhibit Honors Braceros’ Forgotten Legacy

El Paso Art Exhibit Honors Braceros’ Forgotten Legacy “Bracero Memories” tells the stories of some of the 4.5 million Mexican...
The Texas Observer  |  12-14-2017  |  La Linea

The Helping Hand Concert for Julian Priester Was a Healthy Success

Seattle gave big at world-renowned jazz musician Julian Priester's benefit concert last night at the Royal Room—and you can still...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Where To Go For Capitol Hill Art Walk Tonight

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Genevieve St. Charles's La Croix-themed show at the FoodArt Collection is described as what...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Teatro ZinZanni Audience Member Claims Performer Touched Her "Sexually But Without Consent"

ZinZanni has responded by removing the uncomfortable moments from the show and changing way they communicate with people who buy...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

RIP Net Neutrality: 2003-2017

Here’s a (brief) history of the life and tragic death of net neutrality, and some slim rays of hope for...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

The Choral Project: ‘Winter Gifts: Family’

The Choral Project’s annual holiday concert returns this weekend with a performance at First Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto on...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-14-2017  |  Activate

Joe Bastida Rodriguez: ‘Inspired Before Nature’

Joe Bastida Rodriguez’s plein aire landscapes, “Inspired Before Nature” at the Foundry Commons mini gallery, honor the Earth as the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-14-2017  |  Activate

Five Strains of Pot for Sale in Seattle That You Should Try Right Now

by Lester Black Mmm, smell that Seatown Lemon Haze. LESTER BLACK Cannabis is one of the most genetically diverse plants...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Get to the Moda Center Early Tonight to See Jay-Z's Opening Act, Chicago Rapper Vic Mensa

by Ben Salmon VIC MENSA Thurs 12/14 Moda Center Roc Nation There’s a very famous rapper, businessman, and husband performing...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Foolish Washington Family Was Used By Trump to Promote Taxes That Will Hurt Almost All American Families

by Charles Mudede Rich people are right to hate taxes and to avoid paying them. Skyhobo/gettyimages.comSeattle Times has a story...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

ICYMI: Hari Kondabolu & Liz Miele at Aladdin Theater [Photos]

by Kathleen Marie Pat Moran Last night, our comedy hero Hari Kondabolu came to the Aladdin Theater to do what...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Between the Death of Net Neutrality and Disney Buying Fox, Today's a Great Day for Our Soulless Corporate Overlords

by Erik Henriksen David Soanes Photography / Getty Images This morning the Federal Communications Commission voted, along party lines, to...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The City Won't Investigate Misconduct Claims Against Former Mayor Sam Adams, Attorney Says

by Dirk VanderHart Former Mayor Sam AdamsAs the #metoo movement rages on, the City of Portland will not conduct an...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Yukmouth at BackBar SoFa

Before he went gold as a solo artist with 1998’s Thugged Out: The Albulation, Yukmouth was one half of The...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-14-2017  |  Activate

Could Wealthy Neighbors Kill Seattle's Plan to Build Affordable Housing in Magnolia (Again)?

Magnolia residents stopped Seattle's last attempt to develop Fort Lawton. by Heidi Groover “Are YOU going to monetarily compensate me...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Attorney General Bob Ferguson Says He's Going to Sue Over Net Neutrality

OKAY BOB WE GET IT by Sydney Brownstone WE GET IT, BOB JOE MABEL/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS This will be his, what,...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Get Ready to Lose Your Damn Mind Over Star Wars: The Last Jedi

by Andrew Wright Light sabers are once again the coolest thing in the universe. Nostalgia can only get you so...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

What Does Discrimination Look Like to Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones?

Before any of the attorneys even uttered a word, Judge Edith Jones already sounded irritated. She called the case before...
The Texas Observer  |  12-14-2017  |  La Linea

Deadline to Enroll in Health Care for 2018 Is TOMORROW

Sign up for health care because Donald Trump doesn't want you to. by Katie Herzog These people signed up for...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Three More Protesters Locked Down at the Port of Tacoma This Morning

No arrests that we know of. by Sydney Brownstone Three protesters attached themselves to tripods blocking gates at the Port...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Dance the Yuletide Blues Away with Portland Soul Legend Ural Thomas' "Christmas Crawl"

by Ciara Dolan URAL THOMAS AND THE PAIN Dancing the yuletide blues away. Courtesy of the artist This time of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cam Forges Her Own Path Through Country Music, Plays the Crocodile on Friday

by Robert Ham AM: Combining Queen, Dolly Parton, and super soft fuzzy outerwear. RCA Records The singer/songwriter known simply as...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Austin City Council Takes a Step Toward Police Reform, Rejects Union Contract

Late Wednesday night, after almost nine hours of impassioned public testimony, Austin City Council rejected a police union contract that...
The Texas Observer  |  12-14-2017  |  La Linea

Things to Do Thursday!

9 things to do for December 14 by Mercury Staff Jay-Z As I look at the swath of ridiculously affordable...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Lying Cops, the Molalla Earthquake, and Darlington Nagbe

by Doug Brown Good morning, Portland. Link time. First up, check out our feature on Christmas. Specifically, critiquing Christmas-related events...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Morning News: GOP Tax Bill a Done Deal, Roy Moore an Unhinged Loon, New Seahawk a Rich Man (And Under Arrest)

by Dan Savage The face of the gleefully cruel. WIN MCNAMEE / STAFF HOUSE AND SENATE REACH TAX DEAL: "The...
The Stranger  |  12-14-2017  |  Slog

Eighty Homeless People Died On City Streets Last Year, New Report Shows

by Dirk VanderHart Adam Wickham Eighty homeless people died on the streets of Portland last year, a downtick from 2015's...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Win tickets to G. Love & Special Sauce - January 11 at Majestic

Win tickets to G. Love & Special Sauce at Majestic on January 11 at 7 pm...
Isthmus  |  12-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Vote to End Net Neutrality Scheduled for Today

Photo Credit: Jessica Silverman Indivisible District 10 members gathered outside an Athens Verizon store Dec. 7 to protest the end...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-14-2017  |  In the Loop

Chatting with a childhood hero, Lou Ferrigno

Since there was no CGI back then, the producers turned to a real-live human being to play the Hulk. That human being was none other than Lou Ferrigno, a former Mr. Universe winner. Needless to say, when kids thought of the show, it wasn't the trickling piano or Dr. Banner's love for thumbing rides, but the moments when the green guy would tear da club up.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kevin Young  |  05-04-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Under the Radar

Air travel is back to pre-9/11 levels, but air-traffic controllers say their salaries and numbers are crashing.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Jonah Owen Lamb  |  08-30-2007  |  Transportation

Can Maynard James Keenan Put Arizona Wine on the Map?

Winemakers Maynard James Keenan and Eric Glomski use fruit from their vineyards to make Arizona Stronghold wines.
Phoenix New Times  |  Michele Laudig  |  12-01-2008  |  Food+Drink