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Behind the Brews: Ale Asylum

"If it isn't something that would look good as a tattoo, we're not going to do it as a logo."...
Isthmus  |  04-22-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Fervent Followers

by Anonymous The end is nigh. The Christians were right all along. For Christians, the name is chilling. It conjures...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Snoop Dogg at SJSU Event Center

Get ready to roast a fatty. One of the biggest burners in the rap game closes out the 4/20 weekend...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-20-2018  |  Activate

Gentlemen Bosses at Cafe Stritch

The South Bay welcomes two all-star poets as they make a stop on a national book tour celebrating the release...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-20-2018  |  Activate

SoFA Street Fair: Spring 2018

Local artists, high-flying wrestlers and Silicon Valley musicians will converge with tasty food trucks, cold beer and other creative vendors...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  04-20-2018  |  Activate

12 Record Store Day 2018 Events in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Garage-punk band Naked Giants will headline Everyday Music's Record Store Day event, along with...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 122 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: April 20-22, 2018

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do We've already rounded up all the ways...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

12 Record Store Day 2018 Events in Seattle

Where to see live performances, drink beer, get discounts, and more on April 21. by Stranger Things To Do It's...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Eyman Wins, Judge Orders Deadly Force Initiative to Go on the November Ballot

Tim Eyman's lawsuit against the legislature for passing a version of the initiative changing the state deadly force statute actually...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

A List of Lies We Cannot Confirm Robbie Turner Has Told

by The Stranger "I'll tell you for free." Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images “You're a size 5.” “I was born...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Here's the City Council's Proposed Employers Tax

It is expected to raise $75 million per year. by Steven Hsieh Bezos' balls are shrinking DAVID RYDER/GETTY IMAGES Seattle...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Why Vancouver's SkyTrain Leaves Seattle's Link Light Rail in the Dust

by Charles Mudede SkyTrain Charles MudedeEveryone who cares about the expansion of public transportation in Seattle, and the directions and...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

A Cannabis Cinema Crash Course

by Ned Lannamann Forget the dopey comedies—feed your stoned brain with these nutzoid films. Kiss Me Deadly Few movies have...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

UW Will Delay Closing Psychiatric Unit, Open New Beds at Northwest Hospital

UW considered closing the unit because of budget shortfalls. by Heidi Groover The UW Medical Center considered closing its 10-bed...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Naturally 7, Ruler, Vive la Void, and More

Hot new tracks by Naturally 7, Ruler, Vive la Void, and more, reviewed in Inbox Jukebox, for your weekend-anticipating pleasure...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

‘I’m Really Scared Now to Go to School’: Texas Students Lead Walkout to Protest Gun Laws

More than 1,000 students from at least 16 Austin schools marched to the Texas Capitol on Friday, the 19th anniversary...
The Texas Observer  |  04-20-2018  |  La Linea

Savage Love Letter of the Day: You've Gotta Stay in the Game (Also, You've Gotta Risk Rejection, Use Your Words, and Make Yourself Vulnerable)

by Dan Savage I'm a 30-year-old straight woman living in Los Angeles, recently out of a three-year relationship with a...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Hundreds of Students March to City Hall on Anniversary of Columbine Shooting

by Alex Zielinski Kelly Kenoyer Roughly 300 high school and middle school students from across Portland showed up at Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Histories of Cannabis and Race Are Intertwined

by Josh Jardine Jason Sturgill Cannabis history is nearly as long as the history of human civilization, but unlike other...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Guest Editorial: We Can’t Afford to Live in the City We Build

by Logan Swan The author is in the back row, second from the left Courtesy photo My workday starts on...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Two Wacky New Bloody Marys, Extravagant Menu Items, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: April 20, 2018 Edition

Bloody Marys topped with sliders, billionaire musubi, and more things you need to know about. by Stranger Things To Do...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Vanilla Milkshake Face-Off: Searching for the Best Shake in Seattle

by Jake Uitti The vanilla milkshake at Triple XXX Eva Walker Part dessert, part beverage, the milkshake was conceived in...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

There's Marijuana Growing in Mills End Park

by Alex Zielinski Hey, bud! Alex Zielinski Portland's resident tiny park has fully embraced 4/20. A wee marijuana plant was...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Where Are You Buying Your Pot, Seattle?

by Leilani Polk My own favorite pot shop, Ganja Goddess Courtesy of GG It's 4/20 and I just read this...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

A New International Harvester Box Set Illuminates Their Droning Rock Freakouts

by Ned Lannamann Silence Records In the late ’60s, a group of Swedish hippies got together to attempt to play...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tips to Take the Edge Off When You’re Too High

by Suzette Smith Jason Sturgill One beautiful Saturday, I was lying on the couch in my living room playing guitar...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 6: Wolf People (Featuring Reine Fiske of Dungen)

by Ned Lannamann EMMANUEL CAIRO We've been awfully lucky to host monthly highlights from Portland's Pickathon festival with our ongoing...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Today Is My Last Day at the Mercury. Bye!!!

by Megan Burbank I'm Photoshopped onto New York Review of Books editor Robert Silvers here, but this is really what...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

21 Places to Pick Up Food for National Picnic Day in Seattle

Some ideas for where to get charcuterie, fried chicken, natural wine, and other provisions. by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Where to Celebrate Earth Day

41 Events for April 20–22 by Stranger Things To Do Staff If you're a sentient being who lives on Earth,...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Kim Schrier Releases Tax Returns, Challenges Opponents to Do the Same

She and her husband made $210,041 last year. by Rich Smith On the transparency tip. Courtesy of Kim Schrier Campaign...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

DNC Shirks Responsibility for Election and Sues Russia, Wikileaks, and Trump Campaign Instead

by Katie Herzog Still President, somehow. DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES The Democratic National Committee is celebrating 4/20 by filing a multimillion...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Food & Wine Calls Portland "America's Next Great Pizza City"

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Pizza Jerk Natalie Behring Ask any Portland old-timer and they'll tell you that the major food...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Dreams

by Anonymous You and I, man. Our caffeinated talks that seamlessly, humorously and thought-provokingly go down the rabbit hole are...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Timbers v. New York City Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers The Portland Timbers got their first win of the season in their home debut...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your Weekly Food and Drink News Round-Up: Do You Want That With or Without Charcoal?

by Chad Walsh It's free taco Friday at Taco Pedaler. Melanie McClure Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s a couple of quick...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

California and Colorado Are Getting Weed Cafes. Why Can't We?

by Lester Black ”Right now, we have the most asinine system in the world—it's 'go smoke in the street.'"PETE GAMLEN...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Weed Day, Student Walkouts 2.0, and Rudy Giuliani's Back?

by Alex Zielinski JASON STURGILL Good Morning, Portland. It's 4/20, ya stoners! via GIPHY TODAY IN WEED NEWS: High &...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Saturday!

15 Things to Do for April 21 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Record Store Day 2018 Happy Record Store...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

8 Things to Do for April 22 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Twin Shadow, Yuno “Saturdays (feat. Haim)” is...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Friday!

12 Things to Do for April 20 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Lez Stand Up You know that feeling...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington Is Sixth Most Secular State, Brace Yourself For The I-5 Remodel, Celebrate Weed Not Hitler

Bake in the sun while you're baked (responsibly), Alex Jones backtracks, Arizona teachers strike by Nathalie Graham "Join our bible...
The Stranger  |  04-20-2018  |  Slog

Freddie Mercury's swagger remains powerful 20 years after his passing

In her well researched, carefully crafted book Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury, British music journalist and author Lesley-Ann Jones shines light on some of the more private moments of late rock singer Freddie Mercury's life.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  08-02-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies

Cracking! An Interview With the Creator of 'Wallace and Gromit'

Delightfully detailed and lovingly crafted, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit represents five years of work by Nick Park and the Aardman animators.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  10-07-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews