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Nelly did a surprise performance at COBO this weekend and we're pissed we missed it

It must have been the money that made Nelly perform at a company's Christmas party, eh? United Shore, based in...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Avalon bakery continues expansion with DTW offerings and more

DTW's McNamara Terminal has once again outdone itself in the food department. In addition to Chick-fil-A, Pinkberry, Bigalora, and Papa...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

It's Snowing In Seattle and We Are All Going to Die

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The Stranger  |  12-05-2016  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Trump Picks Unqualified Ben Carson, Michigan Recount Begins, and Finally... SOME GOOD NEWS!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! And you have the audacity to even come and step to me, ask...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-05-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Commissioners Propose Compromise on Radio Fences

Two Athens-Clarke County commissioners have filed a potential compromise on a proposed law allowing local pet owners to confine their...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-05-2016  |  In the Loop

Live Review: Jason Isbell and Will Johnson at Georgia Theatre

Photo Credit: Sean Dunn It was little surprise that Jason Isbell sold out three consecutive nights at the Georgia Theatre...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-05-2016  |  Homedrone

The airport is the most Instagrammed spot in Detroit?

We're not going to discredit scientific information, but we're kind of shocked that the Detroit Metro Airport is the most...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Boca, Bartow, and Backflips

As “Group of Five” football program, the University of Memphis stands little chance of playing in one of the prestigious...

How to Get Your Free Money from Seattle's New Public Campaign Financing System

by Heidi Groover You're about to get some free money—kind of! mike force Who's ready to start election season all...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2016  |  Slog

This Michigan woman's Snapchat story is the best thing you'll see all day

Here's a little something to brighten your dreaded Monday. Amanda Bell, from Saline, MI, posted this video from her Snapchat...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Music Video Monday: Richard James

Music Video Monday gonna slow it down a little this week. Richard James' reputation as one of Memphis' punk wild...

Guest Editorial: An Open Letter to My Son on Why His Veteran Dad Deployed Himself to Standing Rock

by Gavin MacPherson Gavin MacPherson's 1-year-old son, whose birthday is today. MacPherson will miss his son's birthday because he's at...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2016  |  Slog

Mich. minimum wage to be raised — but far short of $15

Starting in the new year, Michigan employees will see the minimum wage raised from from $8.50 to $8.90 — one...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Person of Interest: David Rue

Person of Interest: Meet David Rue, the Irrepressible Performer, Professional, and Fashionista by Jen Graves Even if you didn't catch...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2016  |  Slog

Twenty Years of Tini Bigs

Twenty Years of Tini Bigs, a Cocktail Bar That's Having an Anniversary Party on December 7 by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue On...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2016  |  Slog

The Seahawks Beat the Panthers but Earl Thomas is Injured and Life is Terrible

Seahawks Win Over Carolina But Lose Earl Thomas by Spike Friedman Seahawks future Hall of Fame free safety Earl Thomas...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2016  |  Slog

ESG, Black Marble paired with Adult. for inaugural 'Barely Human' fest in February

Barely Human Festival Brings ESG, ADULT., Black Marble, more to El Club Is there a better time and place for...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Couple In Charge of Ghost Ship Lost Kids to Child Protective Services While Living in Oakland Warehouse

The couple in charge of the Ghost Ship warehouse lived there with their three children — and had their kids...
East Bay Express  |  12-05-2016  |  Ear Bud

Mr. Nice Guy blows his top

My boyfriend is nice, caring and mostly sweet to me. But when he loses it, I cower. What should I...
Isthmus  |  12-05-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Operator of 'Ghost Ship' Lived Inside Site of Oakland Warehouse Fire with Wife, Children, Was on Probation

Derick Ion Almena was the man behind Ghost Ship, the venue inside the Oakland warehouse where a deadly fire killed...
East Bay Express  |  12-04-2016  |  Ear Bud

Dakota Access Pipeline halted after veterans join Standing Rock protesters

In a sudden turnabout that few could have predicted, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it's been ordered by...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  12-04-2016  |  Indy Blog

Celebration and Tears at Standing Rock as Obama Administration Halts Plans to Drill Under the Missouri River

by Sydney Brownstone Christinia Eala, 70, told me back in September that she took a stand against the pipeline for...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Celebration and Tears at Standing Rock as Obama Administration Halts Plans to Drill Under the Missouri River

by Sydney Brownstone Christinia Eala, 70, told me back in September that she took a stand against the pipeline for...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2016  |  Slog

Georgia Will Play TCU in the Liberty Bowl

Photo Credit: Emily Selby/UGA Athletics Book your hotel in Memphis, Georgia fans. The Bulldogs received a bid this afternoon to...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-04-2016  |  Culture Briefs

Other Worlds Austin Review: Hidden Reserves

Fahreinheit 451 meets Glengarry Glen Ross...

Things to Do Tonight!

by Mercury Staff Bitch'n, Sama Dams, Sea Charms, Like a Villain This free matinee show is the capstone event of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Photos: At Seattle March Against Hate, Chants of "Women! United! Will Never Be Divided!"

by Alexis Myers Police estimate that around 2,000 people attended Saturday's "Women March Against Hate" event, which began in Volunteer...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2016  |  Slog

Utopia Bleeds Red

by Anonymous Mississippi, New Mexico, West Virginia, Hawaii, South Carolina, Alabama, Maine, Montana, Alaska, Virginia, Arizona, Idaho, and Kentucky: States...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Adding to the family, getting a dog

I’ve had a few dogs in my lifetime. One or two when I was a kid, then some 30 years...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  12-04-2016  |  Indy Blog

Officials Continue to Search Oakland's Ghost Ship Warehouse, 33 Fire Victims So Far, Including A 17 Year Old

Update: City of Oakland officials release the names of six victims of the warehouse fire. They did not release one name...
East Bay Express  |  12-04-2016  |  Ear Bud

Blazer's Recap: Blazers Cool Down the Heat

by Arthur Bradford The Miami Heat rolled into town a depleted squad with only 9 of their 15 players available...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Morning Roundup: Profiles in Courage

Good morning, here's what you missed over the weekend. 1. KKK "parade" is an utter failure.…...
INDY Week  |  12-04-2016  |  Triangulator

'I Genuinely Thought I Was Going To Die': Reddit User Describes Terrifying Escape From Oakland Warehouse Fire

It's worth sharing this terrifying account by a Reddit user of their escape from last night's Oakland warehouse fire. The...
East Bay Express  |  12-03-2016  |  Ear Bud

Clean Water, Respect for Ancient Burial Grounds

by Anonymous I thought the Veterans going to standing rock were the Irac and Afgan vets. The younger stronger ones,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Artists at Last Night's Oakland Warehouse Fire Discuss The Tragedy, Those Missing, Need for Safe Underground Spaces

Bay Area party promoter and record label owner Nihar Bhatt says he arrived at Ghost Ship last night at 11:15...
East Bay Express  |  12-03-2016  |  Ear Bud

Video: Thousands of Women March Against Hate, Rally at Cal Anderson

by Tricia Romano Several thousands gathered to march and hear Kshama Sawant speak at the Women March Against Hate rally...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2016  |  Slog

An Open Letter to You Portland

by Anonymous Dear Portland, I've recently discovered that I am a gender queer male and I am starting to embrace...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Was Operator of Oakland Warehouse Fire Venue 'Warned' of Safety Issues, 'Illegal' Construction, Danger?

Derrick Ion Almena allegedly operates the Ghost Ship venue and Satya Yuga art collective, the site of last night's Oakland...
East Bay Express  |  12-03-2016  |  Ear Bud

Things to Do Tonight!

by Mercury Staff The Exorcist with Linda Blair The Exorcist stays pinned to the top of all-time genre best lists...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ole Miss 85, Tigers 77

The Tigers traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, Saturday for their first true road test of the season. Forced to play much...

Oakland Warehouse Fire: 'It Was A Tinderbox. I Don't Recollect Anybody Coming Out.'

Oakland Fire Department says that nine were killed in the blaze, more than 30 missing. Seung Lee arrived at GhostShip...
East Bay Express  |  12-03-2016  |  Ear Bud

Combat Seasonal Depression With Seriously Cheap Holiday Cheer

My family is 940 miles away as the Google Map flies, and the familiar trappings of my Christmases -- and it's time to mark my own territory for the yuletide.
Willamette Week  |  Saundra Sorenson  |  12-05-2007  |  Shopping

Two New Books Take a Hard Look at the State of America's Public Schools

Baltimore schools today are in another round of substantial "reform" and two new books by important players in the national debate about how and where kids learn have direct relevance to the changes now taking place in the city
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael Corbin  |  04-12-2010  |  Education

Giving It Away Can Pay

RCRD LBL lets advertisers support the artists so consumers don't have to.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  03-03-2008  |  Music