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Voluptuous Vennum

Ale Asylum has a new hit IPA in Dr. Vennum. It has loads of hop flavor and nothing to get...
Isthmus  |  08-23-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

“I hope you can accept my apology.” by Anonymous As a fourth-generation Portland longshoreman, I’ve been the proverbial fence-walker, aligning...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

My Pretty Vampire’s Cartoonish Violence

Katie Skelly’s love letter to ’70s woman-centric vampire cinema. by Suzette Smith As a lover of cinema, I want Katie...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Meet The New and Improved Minority Retort

The Showcase Returns—with New Personnel and Headliner Debbie Wooten by Jenni Moore It’s a well-known fact that things get worse...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Future is Still Female in Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

Bend the Knee to Anne Helen Petersen’s Unruly Women by Megan Burbank From now on, whenever anyone asks me to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Party Review

I crashed a family’s pig roast. by D. Martin Austin After several wrong turns revealing a variety of ways to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Column!

Get your tickets now for... the Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy 2017! It’s back! The biggest night of Portland comedy is...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

One Day at a Time

Remember, dears: Never disrespect the Wu-Tang Clan. by Ann Romano MONDAY, AUGUST 14 Welcome back to One Day at a...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Don't Fuck Nazis by Dan Savage A few years ago, my dad was busted by the cops for using an...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland’s Pretty

The best looks at Pickathon 2017. by Marissa Sullivan To say we're lucky to have an amazing outdoor music festival...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Michael Winterbottom Remembers His Trip to Spain

“I do like the idea of heading up into the Arctic Circle and leaving Steve and Rob in some frozen...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

“There is no proof that the world is round, just NASA CGI cartoons and fakery.” DOGGIE DRAMA RE: “The Mercury’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Only Living Boy in New York Will Make You Hate New York

The Big Apple? More Like the Big Crapple. by Ned Lannamann Named after a Simon and Garfunkel song, The Only...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Lamebrain Heist of Good Time

It’s like a knucklehead fractal! by Vince Mancini Good Time has the keen eye for anthropology you find in a...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things To Do Film: August 25-31

This week: Stand By Me, The Dark Crystal, and Spring Breakers, the greatest film of our generation. by Mercury Staff...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Kings of Leon at Shoreline Amphitheatre

During their breakout year in 2008, when they debuted mega-hits “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody,” the Kings of Leon...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-23-2017  |  Activate

Savage Love

Woman estranged from her dad because he was busted for soliciting escorts. by Dan Savage A few years ago, my...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

95 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week: Aug 22-27, 2017

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Has Expanded Funding for Cultural Spaces by $1 Million Dollars

Developers aren't going anywhere, so the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture wants to find ways to work with them...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

I Watched the Eclipse With 70,000 Hippies on an Oregon Prairie

The Symbiosis festival, “more than just a party,” captured the cosmic magic with spiritual mumbo jumbo and $16 durian smoothies...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Live Review: BJ the Chicago Kid, Blossom, and EPP

by Jenni Moore BJ the Chicago Kid poses for a portrait before the Sound Select show at Mississippi Studios. David...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Watched the Eclipse With 70,000 Hippies on an Oregon Prairie

The Symbiosis festival, “more than just a party,” captured the cosmic magic with spiritual mumbo jumbo and $16 durian smoothies...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Needs Help Finding the Pot Edibles That'll Help Her Loosen Up (Not Put Her to Sleep!)

by Dan Savage As a long-time reader I have heard you mention using marijuana as a way to loosen up...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

Alex Jones Comes to Seattle, Rants on Street Corner, Gets Doused with Coffee by "Vicious Leftists"

by Heidi Groover Editor's note: This story is from our sister paper the Stranger in Seattle. Alex, hello, welcome to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Self Centered Asshole

by Anonymous My last test sticks with me as one of the worst days of my life. Poring out energy...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Complete Bumbershoot 2017 Lineup and Schedule Was Just Announced And We Have It Here!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff David Conger The complete schedule for Bumbershoot 2017 (which will happen from September 1-3)...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

The Problem with Pitchfork’s 200 Best Albums of the—Oh, Jesus Christ. Shut the Fuck Up and Read It Already.

by Sean Nelson Spoiler alert: Guess who comes in at number one. Pitchfork is good at the lists. They did...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

Yet Another New Challenger Enters the Race for Dave Reichert's Seat: Toby Whitney

Whitney says that increasing economic mobility is "the issue of our time." by Rich Smith Meet Toby: A tech guy...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

The Village Voice Will Not Make Any More Weekly Print Newspapers

by Ned Lannamann New York's Village Voice newspaper, the O.G. alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that it will cease print...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Been a Year Since Gawker Died, Long Live Gawker

by Heidi Groover Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel killed Gawker a year ago today. pool/getty Today marks one year since...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

They Are Trying Valiantly to Keep That Grass Green, Aren't They?

It's not working. by Christopher Frizzelle As seen over the weekend. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

Village Voice Goes Non-Weekly

by Dan Savage NYT: The Village Voice, the left-leaning independent weekly New York City newspaper, announced on Tuesday that it...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Doesn't Want to Tax Foreign Money or Know a Damn Thing About It

by Charles Mudede Watching the rise of global capital in Seattle. Charles MudedeCouncil member Lisa Herbold's recent efforts to obtain...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

It's Been a Year Since Gawker Died, Long Live Gawker

by Heidi Groover Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel killed Gawker a year ago today. pool/getty Today marks one year since...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

The Deadline for HUMP! Submissions Is One Month Away!

by Dan Savage The deadline for submitting films for the 13th Annual HUMP! Film Festival—the Pacific Northwest's biggest, best, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Today in Demolition: The Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

by Bri Brey You will be missed. Bri Brey An iconic Portland building is being demolished today: The Ancient Order...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Public Schools Officials "Deeply Troubled" by State Legislature's Education Funding Plan

by Ana Sofia Knauf The Washington State Legislature's hastily approved state budget "does not come close to fulfilling the legislative...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

I Saw the Eclipse in Totality, and It Was Okay I Guess

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey ICYMI, this is what an eclipse looks like. Kind of okay! George Frey / Getty Were...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 25 Best Concerts in Seattle This Week: August 21-27, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff "This Saturday will be at least the third time Frankie Cosmos has played in...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

The Deadline for HUMP! Submissions Is One Month Away!

by Dan Savage The deadline for submitting films for the 13th Annual HUMP! Film Festival—the Pacific Northwest's biggest, best, and...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

John Oliver Takes on Hanford and America's Lack of a "Nuclear Toilet"

by Sydney Brownstone :/ Sean Gallup/Getty America's continued production of nuclear waste without having a place to dispose of it...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

The Morning News: Accidental Release of Atlantic Salmon Potentially Bad News For Native Fish, How Generals Sold Trump On His Afghanistan Strategy

by Steven Hsieh GET EM Getty / Gu_mundur Tmasson Generals Convinced Trump to Send More Troops to Afghanistan: When then-Apprentice...
The Stranger  |  08-22-2017  |  Slog

Prostitute Says She Killed Three to Prove Love for Pimp

"When you're out there and you're living that fast life, you can never say what you wouldn't do," says Falicia Blakely, a nude dancer and mother who committed multiple murders at age 18.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mara Shalhoup  |  04-27-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Peace Corps Volunteers Play Delicate Role Amid Conflicts

Peace Corps volunteers serve not only as goodwill ambassadors but, in bellicose times, as extensions of the United States' foreign policy.
San Antonio Current  |  Lisa Sorg  |  01-05-2005  |  International

Extinction On Demand?

Will print-on-demand technology save publishing or deliver its final death blow?
Baltimore City Paper  |  Rachel Monroe  |  09-20-2010  |  Books