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No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

No federal charges will be filed against former Memphis Police Department officer Connor Schilling in the 2015 shooting death of...

Really Doe: Danny Brown drops Atrocity Exhibition early

The wait is over, Danny Brown just dropped his Atrocity Exhibition album days ahead of its official September 30 drop...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump's Debate Antics

by Jessica Fu patrimonio designs ltd / Shutterstock.com Last night saw the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Democratic...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Six Hip-Hop Acts to See at ACL

Can’t-miss evening and afternoon acts keep the beats coming...

Unsolicited Advice for Hillary Clinton

by Dan Savage Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump said this during the debate last night: "You know, Hillary is...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump's Debate Antics

by Jessica Fu patrimonio designs ltd / Shutterstock.com Last night saw the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Democratic...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Things To Do Tonight 9/27

by Mercury Staff Banned Books Week: Diversity Celebrate books that upset the delicate sensibilities of puritanical PTAs and Republican congressmen...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Strong Local Offerings Lead Indie Memphis Lineup

Indie Memphis announced its full lineup for the 2016 festival at a bustling preview party at the Rec Room last...

As Pennsylvania’s voter-registration deadline approaches, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald calls for Election Day volunteers

It’s National Voter Registration Day, and there are just two weeks before Pennsylvania's voter-registration deadline on Oct. 11. (For those...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogh

Boboville Brunch coming to Kelly's Bar in Hamtramck

In talking about the food scene in Hamtramck we usually note the many Yemeni, Polish, and Bangladeshi eateries, the cheap but...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Practically Married and Completely Sexless—And Want It To Stay That Way

by Dan Savage I'm a 40+ year old woman. I've been practically married to a man who will be 50...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inter Arma at the Hi-Tone

In the world of modern-day metal and heavy music, there’s a thin line between natural, inspired, boundary-free explorers, and inorganic,...

Music To Sweep To 03: Plantasia

Nobody writes music for plants anymore. There’s music about plants, like songs about flowers, and grass, and trees.…...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  09-27-2016  |  FFW>>

Exit Interview: Outgoing Frye Art Museum Director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker

by Jen Graves THE STRANGER "I only really rock with Jo-Anne," Grammy-winning hiphop artist Ishmael Butler told me this past...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Chapel Hill Town Council Member Donna Bell Dinged by State Board of Elections

The Committee to Elect Donna Bell does not appear to be an especially scrupulous operation.  The Chapel Hill Town Council...
INDY Week  |  09-27-2016  |  Triangulator

Fantastic Fest Review: The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour gets post-apocalyptic with her second feature...

Saxophonist Colin Stetson tackles Henryk Górecki

Though he's collaborated with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver, reedist Colin Stetson is best known for his remarkable solo work...
Chicago Reader  |  09-27-2016  |  Post No Bills

Ford, Donald Trump, and why I miss Bill Bonds more and more

Something has been bothering me over the last week or two. It started on Sept. 16, when the Free Press...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Ford has the best response to Trump's lie last night

In case you missed the WWE match first Presidential Debate last night consider yourself lucky. What you missed was a highly...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Noise Camp is free, Saturday at UFO Factory

We are stoked — stoked, we tell you! — about the most important cultural event in the Detroit calendar year,...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

The Portland Thorns Smog Sky Blue FC

by Erin O'Regan For real you guys. Sunday is going to be loony tunes. COME JOIN US! Photo Courtesy of...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Narrowly Escapes the Trauma of Seeing Women's Nipples in Publicly Displayed Art

by Jen Graves No nipples for you! Courtesy of the artist Alicia Amiri, the Seattle singer who performs under her...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Clinton Rallies In Raleigh the Day After the Debate (Liveblog)

Good afternoon, we're at Wake Tech and will be live-blogging this. 12:08 - Raleigh mayor Nancy McFarlane is the first...
INDY Week  |  09-27-2016  |  Triangulator

Live Review and Photos: Built to Spill, Hop Along, Alex G at Georgia Theatre

Photo Credit: Sean Dunn Built to Spill Sometimes, it takes a while. This statement might be something of a mantra...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-27-2016  |  Homedrone

The Morning News: Debate Recaps, the Mayor's Budget, and the 1,500 Pain Patients in Seattle ERs

by Sydney Brownstone Toxic white masculinity is running for president. JOSEPH SOHM / SHUTTERSTOCK We Spent an Hour and a...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Les Rav Follows the Light

Video Premiere: Astral pop songstress finds hope...

Good Morning, News: Clinton Crushes Trump, Standoff Trial Continues, and a Colin Kaepernick Update

by Megan Burbank She crushed it. Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Austin Film Society Announces Design Firm Partnership

The arthouse theatre to close for renovations at the end of October...

Lewis Black: “Calm down. Move some shit forward”

“We are living in the intersection of satire and reality.” Isthmus talks to Lewis Black before his appearance at the...
Isthmus  |  09-27-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Who Wants to be the Next Durham School Board Member? One of These Eleven People

With the resignation of Sendolo Diaminah in August the Durham Public Schools Board of Education must fill a vacant position,...
INDY Week  |  09-27-2016  |  Triangulator

Angel Olsen gives chill-ass vibes in this chaotic-ass world

While everyone was busy watching television last night, a couple hundred people were like "what debate?" and went to see...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Loon Star State: Unemployment Benefits

In this month's award-winning Loon Star State cartoon by Ben Sargent, a post-'Dancing with the Stars' Rick Perry goes looking...
The Texas Observer  |  09-27-2016  |  La Linea

Check out this sick mural of Danny Brown

We're not really sure how we can express our love of Danny Brown anymore, considering we wrote about him here,...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

The Morning Roundup: Debate Goes Clinton's Way ... Big Time

Good morning everyone. So, I had this weird dream that there was a presidential debate last night, but that one...
INDY Week  |  09-27-2016  |  Triangulator

A dispatch from the New England beer hobbit hole

Northeastern brews may be difficult to get here, but are worth taking the trouble to find. Two words: milkshake IPA...
Isthmus  |  09-27-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Joe Swanberg’s Easy is easily the most north-side-centric Chicago show of all time—but that’s not so terrible

As Manhattan is Woody Allen's love letter to New York City, Easy appears to be writer-director Joe Swanberg's own fawning missive to...
Chicago Reader  |  09-27-2016  |  On Film

Isthmus Live Sessions: The Mowgli's

The Mowgli's perform an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices on September 25, 2016...
Isthmus  |  09-27-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Savage Love Episode 518

A woman is horrified to discover her new boyfriend's disgusting habit. This habit truly is one of the most revolting...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Savage Love Podcast

Donald Trump Implodes When Hillary Clinton Shows Up Prepared to First Presidential Debate

by Megan Burbank When you're implying that your opponent has somehow wronged you by preparing for a debate, you know...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-26-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

WATCH: Express Endorsement Interview with State Senate District Nine Candidates Nancy Skinner and Sandré Swanson

You just watched the Clinton-Trump "debate" ... yikes. Also this evening, the Express held an Endorsement Board interview with former state...
East Bay Express  |  09-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Sensuous one

by Anonymous You appeared to be very confident with your gorgeous long legs and your stunning white smile. I enjoyed...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-26-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mackerel Jordan Is as Fishy as Trump and Half as Ridiculous

by Megan Murnane An incredible halftime show at Derby County v Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. 😂 pic.twitter.com/AlX6QCpuJY— TheFootballCommunity (@Footy_Community)...
The Stranger  |  09-26-2016  |  Slog

Vice Follies

Marijuana, poker, sex toys in Alabama: It's time to get our public policy priorities straight and stop prosecuting victimless crimes.
Nashville Scene  |  Roger Abramson  |  08-03-2005  |  Commentary

The Pen Responds

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, we asked local cartoonists if they'd like to respond by taking their pen to paper.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  01-20-2015  |  Civil Liberties

'Revenge Porn' Larger Problem Than Proposed Laws Can Solve

"If people understood how much damage this can do to someone's life, I think we'd be able to get much stronger protections."
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Charlie Deitch  |  02-14-2014  |  The War on Women