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Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 9: Mapache

by Jenni Moore Mapache performing at Pickathon 2018 Gerrit VynWow, it's almost August. (How the fuck did that happen?) Pickathon...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Shit Is Everywhere, Maybe We're Going to War This Weekend, Watch This Gay-Ass Movie

by Chase Burns Not porn. Diamantino is playing at SIFF this weekend. You should see it. Courtesy Kino Lorber The...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Ballots Are in the Mail, Noam Chomsky Endorses Sawant, Rich Moms Love George Michael Michael George, And More City Council Election News

by Lester Black Lester BlackVote, ya dingus! Your ballot is in the mail, meaning it’s finally time to narrow the...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Proud Boy Gets 8 Days in Jail for June 2018 Assault

by Alex Zielinski Donovan Flippo Multnomah County Sheriff's OfficeDonovon Flippo, a member of the Proud Boys who participates in local...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Time to Lay the Old Northgate Mall to Rest

by Nathalie Graham Put it out of its misery already. DAVID COLEAlmost a year ago, it was announced that Northgate...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Swervedriver-esque "The Souls of Lost and Found" by Seattle Shoegazers New Age Healers

"The Souls of Lost and Found" by Seattle shoegazers New Age Healers sounds like a Swervedriver B-side from 1991—which is...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

On the Weekend We Celebrate the First Human Step on the Moon, We Should Also Watch Capricorn One Even Though It Stars O. J. Simpson

by Charles Mudede Capricorn One You will always find me in the same camp with the sane people who don't...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Capitol Hill Block Party 2019 Must-See: Cuco

by Chase Burns Cuco Courtesy CHBPIt's hard not to sway to the bilingual dream pop of Cuco. His lo-fi lullabies...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Our Favorite Online Vendors Coming to This Weekend's Northwest Thrift-Con

by Jordan Michelman View this post on Instagram 1993 #northernexposure available at the Jolly Chimp Booth @nwthriftcon July 21st! #tacoma...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Here Are the Streets and Projects Metro Is Considering for its 2020 Transportation Measure

by Blair Stenvick MERCURY STAFFMore buses on freeways, structural improvements to some of Portland’s most dangerous and congested streets, funding...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

A New Sushi Spot and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 19, 2019 Edition

News and events for foodies: July 19 edition by Julianne Bell This week, Belltown's Local 360 debuts a new all-vegan...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Elevated Trains Will Make Seattle a More Beautiful Place to Live (And Save You a Billion Dollars)

Elevated trains elevate the experience of traversing the city from a mere daily routine to an aesthetic pleasure. by Bill...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Reader Advice Roundup: Dan Blew So Many Answers This Week!

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Roundup by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: Is...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Portland is friendly, but not you.

by Anonymous I love the Waterfront Blues Festival. I go every year, I donate food and I volunteer. Opening day,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Just South of Seattle, a Fight to Flip a Conservative City Council and Their Trump-Loving Mayor

This group want to ensure the council better reflects the city they govern. by Rich Smith (L-R) Senayet Negusse, Mohamed...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do This Weekend

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you don’t know what...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 90 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: July 19-21, 2019

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Elaina Friedman Panicking because you don’t know what to do this...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 91 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: July 19-21, 2019

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Elaina Friedman Panicking because you don’t know what to do this...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Movie Review: The Art of Self-Defense, and the Allure of Toxic Masculinity

by Erik Henriksen Bleeker StreetThe current cultural discourse has, of late, become filled with stories of aimless, lonely young men...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Movie Review: The Art of Self-Defense, and the Allure of Toxic Masculinity

by Robert Ham Bleeker StreetThe current cultural discourse has, of late, become filled with stories of aimless, lonely young men...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ebobisse's Goal Not Enough as Timbers Held by Orlando

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland TimbersAll of the sudden, after their superb start to the summer, the Portland Timbers seem...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Trump's Racist Slogan, Bernie Campaign Workers Demand Fair Wage, and the Waking Nightmare that is Cats

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Wildfire Almost Reaches Hanford Nuclear Site; Mostly Women Died in Japanese Arson Attack; Rand Paul Dodges Interview, Promotes Fox News

by Nathalie Graham Rand Paul: A small, angry little man. Tasos Katopodi/Getty ImagesT-Mobile's CEO is making fat stacks: John Legere...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Arena Makes Final SPLOST List; BOE Extends Means' Contract

Classic Center Executive Director Paul Cramer. A controversial proposal for an arena at the Classic Center will be on the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  07-19-2019  |  In the Loop

Securiteeee!!!

by Anonymous everybody knows the idea of a security guard is to have an easy job where you don't really...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Who Built This City That Blows

by Anonymous Theres nothing pretty to a city. In directors commentaries, it's always said, the city was another character, or...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Where to Go for National Ice Cream Day: The 25 Best Places in Seattle

Sunday, July 21 is the holiday—but these places are open all summer. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This Sunday,...
The Stranger  |  07-19-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Ilhan Omar Is Adored; Boeing Crashes, Microsoft Soars; People Are Horny for Cats

by Chase Burns "Get it." Ladyana89 / Getty ImagesMore information on the fatal stabbing that occurred in Cal Anderson Park...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

40 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: July 18-21, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by watching the incredible chronicle of...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

23 Boozy Frozen Drinks To Try in Seattle Now: Frosé, Slushies, Pop-Tails, and More

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Who says you can't have popsicles and booze? Check out these pop-tails at Frolik...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

Bellingham Should Not Punish Its Firefighters for Making Good Use of a Corpse

by Charles Mudede This dummy is as dead as a dead human. chojat/gettyimages.comThis is in an interesting incident. It happened...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Degenerate Art Ensemble's Skeleton Flower Band!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59am (PT) on Tuesday, September 17 Four lucky winners will each receive a pair...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

The 25 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 22-25

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Jump to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday Monday, July 22 Dover Quartet,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Do We Help Our Friend Move On From His Awful Ex?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage A close friend of ours is a gay male in his...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

Renowned Seattle Electronic Musician Norm Chambers Is Battling a Rare Form of Cancer, and Could Use Some Help

by Dave Segal Synthesizer magus Norm Chambers, aka Panabrite. Kayoko ShibueSeattle synthesizer wizard Norm Chambers* (aka Panabrite, aka Jürgen Müller)...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

Please Turn Off Your Goddamn Engine While Waiting for the Ferry

by Katie Herzog These people are powerless to enforce the rules. Christian Foss / Getty Images It's a familiar sight...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

Brian Eno's Ill-Used Space Soundtrack in For All Mankind

by Charles Mudede For All Mankind screens at SIFF this weekend, July 19-21.The top three albums by Brain Eno are,...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

Capitol Hill Block Party 2019 Must-See: Red Ribbon

by Dave Segal Emma Danner (in yellow) leads the rapidly ascending Red Ribbon. LAUREN RODRIGUEZThe Stranger's critics have compiled a...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

Breaks and Swells Leads the Lineup at Tonight's Mind Your Own Uterus Benefit Show

by Leilani Polk Breaks and Swells Uly Curry There’s a dumpster fire in the White House, and it’s been spreading...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

City Gives the Showbox Landmark Status, Citing Stage, Dance Floor, Domed Ceiling, and Exterior

The Showbox is now officially a landmark, but that might not be enough to save it. by Lester Black Look,...
The Stranger  |  07-18-2019  |  Slog

Five Car Lengths Or It's Tailgating

by Anonymous There we were, driving down Fremont. I thought everything was fine until you gestured wildly in your rearview...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Celebrate the Anniversary of the Moon Landing with the Mercury’s Picks at Movie Madness

by Erik Henriksen BACKGROUND ART BY NASA/AMES RESEARCH CENTER/LUNAR ORBITER IMAGE RECOVERY PROJECTFifty years ago this month, on July 21,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

So what is Spark Con?

It's a mad four-day rush of everything from art to music to food, with downtown Raleigh serving as both a showcase and a think tank for the Triangle's creative talents.
INDY Week  |  Zack Smith  |  09-21-2007  |  Performance

Visitors Flock to See Miracle of Oil-Dripping Icons

Montreal hasn't been kind to modern miracle houses, but skeptics have turned into believers when they visited the living room of Maureen and Clayton Marolly, where oil has been dripping off of the many displayed religious icons since 1994.
Montreal Mirror  |  Kristian Gravenor  |  12-08-2004  |  Religion

Undercover in 'Christian Country,' Gina Welch Pretended to Be an Evangelical

While preparing for her baptism at Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church, Gina Welch was handed a checklist: She'd need a towel and a change of underwear.
East Bay Express  |  Anneli Rufus  |  03-17-2010  |  Nonfiction