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Holy Shit, What Just Happened at the Oscars?

by Tricia Romano Moonlight really fucking won, y'all. Getty Images Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis took home supporting acting awards...
The Stranger  |  02-27-2017  |  Slog

Tell All: My boss is a sexist jerk

My boss has always been a mixed bag. He pays decent wages, but also makes cracks about women that are...
Isthmus  |  02-27-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Houston 72, Tigers 71

The Tigers' tailspin continued Sunday afternoon at FedExForum. When Jeremiah Martin's desperation shot was partially blocked as time expired, Memphis...

Portland Mercury's Highball Drink Recipes Are Here: Nick's Famous Coney Island, Nigh Light, Quality Bar

by Mercury Staff It’s almost time for... HIGHBALL!Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails… for only $5 each!All of...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-26-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

One Gallery Closes, Another Opens Its Doors

by Kathleen Marie After five seasons and 63 artists, Duplex Gallery is closing its doors. Lucky for us, the internet...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-26-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Surprises Galore at Local GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner

Two revelations in particular stand out from Saturday night’s Lincoln Day banquet, the Shelby County Republican Party’s annual ceremonial event...

Portland Mercury's Highball Drink Recipes Are Here: Loyal Legion, Lutz Tavern, Mad Sons

by Mercury Staff It’s almost time for... HIGHBALL! Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails… for only $5 each!...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-25-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Clarke's Standard Is Open Downtown

Photo Credit: Clarke's Standard After a couple of months of revamping, the restaurant that was previously The Branded Butcher ,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-25-2017  |  Grub Notes

Neighborhood Nursery, Not So Neighborly

by Anonymous I want to thank this long standing neighborhood nursery for seeking out and selling their property to a...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-25-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Weekend's RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY Events

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Doug Brown A lot is popping this weekend in our continuing efforts to resist Trump at...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-25-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Castle Rock's example of building great parks with diverse funding

A while back I wrote about Philip S. Miller park in Castle Rock. Promising to be a quite a jewel...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  02-25-2017  |  Indy Blog

Scenes from Friday's 'RISE UP for Trans Equality!' protest and rally in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers protested Donald Trump's recent action against the protection of trans rights at a "RISE UP for Trans Equality!" protest...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  02-25-2017  |  Blogh

Girls Addresses the Gray Areas of Sexual Assault in “American Bitch”

by Jessica Fu Craig Blankenhorn/HBO This week’s episode of Girls is the show at its most evocative. “American Bitch” is...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

ACLU of Northern California Asks Immigration Courts to Immediately Provide Media Access on Behalf of Express

Following several incidents in which security guards in San Francisco's immigration courts denied East Bay Express reporter Darwin BondGraham access...
East Bay Express  |  02-24-2017  |  Ear Bud

A Draft of the Obamacare Repeal Bill Was Leaked, and It's Pretty Ugly

by Leilani Polk The plot continues to thicken like some sort of swampy quicksand narrative that keeps pulling you deeper...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

Why Moonlight Needs to Win Big at the Oscars on Sunday

by Charles Mudede A winning smile in the must-win movie Moonlight Moonlight—an indie film by a black director, Barry Jenkins,...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

Matt Hickey Violated State Law by Running a Fake Porn Recruiter Scam, Court Rules

by Sydney Brownstone Matt Hickey, pictured above, violated multiple state consumer protection laws when he ran a decade-long fake porn...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

American Muslim Empowerment Network Director Aneelah Afzali Will Accompany Rep. Jayapal to Trump's State of the Union Address

by Ana Sofia Knauf Aneelah Afzali, far right. Jack Storms In just four days, President Donald Trump will give his...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

R.I.P. Leon Ware, hit songwriter for many, from Marvin Gaye to Maxwell

Leon Ware, a celebrated and hit-making songwriter for Marvin Gaye, Minnie Riperton, Maxwell, the Isley Brothers, Quincy Jones, Bobby Womack, Lulu, Michael...
Metro Times  |  02-24-2017  |  Blogs

Where To Watch The Academy Awards

15 Oscar Watch Parties With Prizes, Cocktails, Popcorn, And Other Perks by Stranger Things To Do Staff The Oscars are...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

White House Bars NYT, CNN, BBC & Other "Fake News" Orgs From Press Briefing

by Dan Savage NY Daily News: The White House ramped up its war with the press Friday afternoon, barring multiple...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-24-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

15 Places To Watch The 2017 Academy Awards In Seattle

Bars where you can watch the Oscars with prizes, drinks, and other perks. by Stranger Things To Do Staff The...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

Man Behind Lake Oswego Pro-Trump Rally Says Awful Things on Social Media (Surprised?)

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey After initially writing about Kevin "the Geek" Kerwin's "March 4 Trump" rally he has planned for...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-24-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Show Made Me Forget About Death for 90 Minutes Last Night. Meet Sound Cipher, the Best Band in Seattle. Possibly.

by Dave Segal Timm Mason (bass) and Tim Alexander (drums); saxophonist Skerik is out of sight, in more ways than...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

Pittsburghers call on PWSA to improve water quality and service

At the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board meeting earlier today, there wasn't an empty seat in the house. While...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  02-24-2017  |  Blogh

White House Bars NYT, CNN, BBC & Other "Fake News" Orgs From Press Briefing

by Dan Savage NY Daily News: The White House ramped up its war with the press Friday afternoon, barring multiple...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

The Week in Weed: Trump Declares War on Pot, Weed Goes Nuclear, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg talk 'Greenery'

The Week in Weed for February 24, 2017 by Amber Cortes Spicer: We're Coming for Weed Aaron P. Bernstein It...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

65 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, February 25

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  02-24-2017  |  Views

Last-Minute Plans: 99 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Feb 24-26, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Pike Brewing Company is just one of the dozens of breweries that will have...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Being A Couple & Sleeping in Separate Beds Is Cool, Too

by Dan Savage My girlfriend and I have been together almost three years and we've always had trouble sleeping together...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

Review: Gregory Porter at August Wilson Center

Jazz might not be front-and-center in the landscape of contemporary music, but vocalist Gregory Porter is helping to bring it...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  02-24-2017  |  FFW>>

Last-Minute Plans: 99 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Feb 24-26, 2017

Seattle events that won't cost more than $10 happening Feb 24-26, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Procrastinators, we...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

Husband charged with second-degree murder in death of his wife in Burnaby

Police were called to the 7900 block of 18th Avenue following a report of a domestic dispute...

Democracy in Crisis: Stoned Reflections on a Day at CPAC

I am stoned at CPAC. I am in hell. Here’s how it happened: Shortly after Steve Bannon laid out his...
INDY Week  |  02-24-2017  |  Triangulator

Witches Across the Country Will Cast a Spell on You-Know-Who Tonight

by Megan Burbank You've fucked with the wrong magic community, Donald Trump. Getty / VeraPetruk This morning, I heard a...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-24-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Rolesville Viral Video Triggers Panel on School Policing

One of the final questions in a packed Rolesville town hall on school policing came from a small middle school...
INDY Week  |  02-24-2017  |  Triangulator

Two Charged With Setting Fire to Cleveland High School After Posting Videos on Snapchat

by Doug Brown Cleveland High School Google Maps Just a quick tip for all you would-be criminals: Don't take videos...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-24-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sun Records Episode 1: A Positive Note

It’s finally here! Sun Records the CMT series formerly known as Million Dollar Quartet, was filmed here in Memphis last...

Portland Mercury's Highball Drink Recipes Are Here: Lightning Will, Limelight, Lompoc Beer

by Mercury Staff It’s almost time for... HIGHBALL! Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails… for only $5 each!...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-24-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Taylor Ho Bynum salutes his mentors on a rich, sprawling new big-band album

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum is tightly connected to the legacy and sound of visionary composer and reedist Anthony Braxton—he studied...
Chicago Reader  |  02-24-2017  |  Post No Bills

Guest Editorial: Murray, Cantwell Owe Us Stronger Resistance to Trump Agenda

by Beatrice Leverett A Seattle Indivisible #ResistTrumpTuesday rally. Stan Raucher Ed Note: This guest editorial is from Beatrice Leverett, a...
The Stranger  |  02-24-2017  |  Slog

Miya Folick Wrote One of the Catchiest Songs of 2016—Tonight She Plays the High Water Mark

by Ciara Dolan MIYA FOLICK Fri 2/24 High Water Mark ANIKA NORRGARD Los Angeles’ Miya Folick wrote one of 2016’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-24-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

'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

Some LGBT Voters Not Sold on Obama

In the primary, LGBT voters went strongly for Hillary Clinton; can Barack Obama get them back in time to defeat John McCain?
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Melissa Meinzer  |  10-28-2008  |  Politics

The Only Color That Matters Is Green

Hip-hop and hummus with bestest leftist POTUS candidate Jill Stein.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone  |  05-06-2015  |  Elections