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I Was Arrested for Asking Senator Maria Cantwell to Do Something About Our Cruel Border Policies

I was arrested for calling Sen. Maria Cantwell to account. by Howard Gale "The Seattle Six," from left to right:...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Amazon Employees Speak Out About Climate Change and Internal Censorship

by Katie Herzog There's conflict brewing in Bezos's Balls. DAVID RYDER/GETTY IMAGESOriginally published in our sister paper, The Stranger.—eds.Hundreds of...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Lauv!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Sunday, March 29, 2020 Two lucky winners will each receive a...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Why Jordan Peterson Admires Nietzsche and Would Love My Object-Oriented Black Cat

by Charles Mudede Black cat with one of his beloved objects... Charles MudedeBecause of a philosophy class I'm presenting at...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

"Patients Before Profit": The Three-Day Strike at Swedish Begins

With 8,000 caregivers represented, organizers are calling it the largest U.S. health care strike in recent memory. by Rich Smith...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

92 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: January 28-February 2, 2020

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not know about. by Elaina Friedman Our arts critics have already recommended 53 great...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Amazon Employees Speak Out About Climate Change and Internal Censorship

There's conflict brewing in Bezos's Balls. by Katie Herzog There's conflict brewing in Bezos's Balls. DAVID RYDER/GETTY IMAGESHundreds of Amazon...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Food News: The Death of Stoopid Burger, New Retro Sandwiches, and Delish Jewish Bites!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey RIP Stoopid Burger Aaron LeeSure, this unceasing rainy weather is a true Debbie Downer—but damp skies...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Today Is the Anniversary of the Event That Inspired Toni Morrison's Beloved

A gruesome day in 1856 inspired Toni Morrison's masterpiece. by Christopher Frizzelle Toni Morrison photographed in 2010. She was the...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

New Bill Would Allow Oregon Pharmacists to Prescribe HIV-Prevention Drugs

by Blair Stenvick Tinpixels/ Getty images On average, between 210 and 230 Oregonians are diagnosed with HIV each year. A...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

From the Archives: She Told Me She's Into Role-Play... So Now What?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I am in a great relationship with a very sexy and...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Of Course Amazon Provides Obnoxiously Big Umbrellas to Its Employees

by Charles Mudede Who's running t'ings aroun' here? Charles MudedeRe-upping this post from 2017 since it's still relevant... —Eds. NoteAmazon...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love: Straight Guy Desperate to Know What He's Doing Wrong

by Dan Savage TL;DR: 30-something guy recently out of a longterm relationship is trying to find a wife and start...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: Happy Poly Homes With Dr. Elisabeth Sheff

Episode #692 — January 28, 2020 by The Stranger Have you ever experienced conflict during a family vacation? The first...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Dance Nation Is a Hilarious and Disturbing Look Into the World of Competitive Dance

by Rich Smith Ahoy, perils of unbridled competition combined with crippling self doubt! Jeff CarpenterIf you're only here for the...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Send Us Your “Online Dating War Story”—and Win Big Bucks! (Deadline Friday!)

by Wm. Steven Humphrey FR86 / GETTY IMAGESWe’ve all been there—an online date that goes horribly, hilariously wrong or starts...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Said No Gifts

by Anonymous STEVEN WEISSMANI said no gifts. I meant it, too. You knew that I Marie Kondo'd my apartment twice...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Christian Trial Begins, No Charges In Police Shooting, and BEARDS!

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle Super Hero Faces Drug Charges, Chipotle's Child Labor Violations, Netanyahu Gets Indicted

by Nathalie Graham Soon this will be a picture of two world leaders who are both on trial!!!! Mark Wilson/Getty...
The Stranger  |  01-28-2020  |  Slog

Slog PM: More Restaurants for Dogs, #AMZNSpeakOut, Washington State's #YangGang Should Pay Attention to Sen. Joe Nguyen

by Chase Burns Hundreds of Amazon employees are pushing back against a policy that they say is designed to "silence"...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Enter to win a pair of tickets to The Strokes!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Sunday, February 23, 2020 Two lucky winners will each receive a...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Disturbed!

by Taffy Marler Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Sunday, March 15, 2020 Two lucky winners will each receive a...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Two White Men Discuss Definitions of Oppression in City Council Resolution Meant to End Useless City Council Resolutions

Hello, Seattle Process, nice to see you again. by Nathalie Graham Would you rather have the Merriam-Webster definition or the...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

You Sick...

by Anonymous To the lady who hired my apprentice and myself, to style (hair and makeup) a few girls aged...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Grand Jury Rules Officer Who Fatally Shot Koben Henriksen Acted in Self-Defense

by Blair Stenvick MIGUEL MARIN / EYEEM / GETTY IMAGESThe Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officer who fatally shot a mentally...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Straight Guy Desperate to Know What He's Doing Wrong

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage TL;DR: 30-something guy recently out of a longterm relationship is trying...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Boeing Should Close Its Chicago Office and Return Managers to Seattle

by Charles Mudede Charles MudedeBoeing is basking in what is not very great or impressive news: its new and huge...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Please Watch Pain and Glory

Almodóvar triumphed at Spain's Goya Awards. by Jasmyne Keimig Antonio Banderas won his first competitive Goya Award for Best Actor...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

SPD Releases Body Camera Footage from Cop Shooting in Belltown

One officer had to yell "Everybody chill! after cops opened fire Wednesday afternoon. by Lester Black This shooting in Belltown...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Don't Miss the Valentine-Themed I, Anonymous Show!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Coming at you on Thursday, February 6—it's a special Valentines-themed edition of the I, Anonymous Show!...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Most Delicious Things to Do in Portland: February 2020

by Mercury EverOut Staff Portland Seafood & Wine Festival Sip a lotta wine, eat a lotta fish! Sounds pretty simple,...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Six Seattle Immigration Activists Face Trial For Not Leaving Sen. Cantwell's Office When Asked

Constituents refused to leave Cantwell's office after she refused—for five weeks!—to answer a simple question. by Rich Smith Cantwell and...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Press Play: Music News for the Week of January 27

by Robert Ham Stephen Malkmus, Chris Funk, and Matt Sweeney Samuel Gehrke & Chris ShontingIt's Monday. It's the afternoon. You're...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 21 Funniest Things to Do in Portland: February 2020

by Mercury EverOut Staff Rizo: Losing the Lady Blessed with a dump truck full of charisma, gargantuan eyelashes, and lungs...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Predictable Hypocrisy of Kenneth Starr

The irony is delicious, or it would be if it weren't so fucking infuriating. by Katie Herzog Ken Starr is...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Hypothetical

by Anonymous Let's say someone was slicing onions for burritos, that their family just "LOVED, DAD!", and during this process...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Black People Are Leading the Trend Toward Veganism in America

Encouraging trend: Veganism among black people is currently at eight percent, the highest of all races in the U.S. by...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Video: Athens Area Residents Protest Creosote-Burning Biomass Plant

Photo Credit: Chris Dowd The Madison Clean Power Coalition held a protest outside the biomass plant in Colbert on Saturday...
Flagpole Magazine  |  01-27-2020  |  In the Loop

Lawmakers Want to Unionize Washington's Weed Industry. Pot Companies Aren’t Happy About It

This bill could make unions almost required in Washington's weed industry. by Lester Black Should lawmakers force more unions into...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

The Gentlemen Is a Potent Mix of Crime, Comedy, and Cognac

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Christopher RaphaelThere's an odd (and fun) sense of formality to The Gentlemen, director Guy Ritchie's newest...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

The 53 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: January 27-February 2, 2020

The Stranger's arts & culture critics recommend the best local events. by Elaina Friedman Our music critics have already chosen...
The Stranger  |  01-27-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Billie Sweeps the Grammys, Trump Caught in Lies (Again), and Kobe and Daughter Die in Tragic Crash

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Among the Hebrews of Maui

When Orthodox Jews known as Chabadniks get married, some of them choose to be slichim, which means that they go to live in a distant outpost -- like the Hawaiian island of Maui -- and dedicate their lives to helping Jews live Jewish lives.
Maui Time  |  Barukh Shalev  |  09-28-2004  |  Religion

This Goes to 11!

The punk is still there at the Warped Tour, fortified with an infusion of the harder stuff and a stronger presence for female rockers and underground hip-hop evolution. Here are 11 lists and 11 bands not to miss.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Bill Frost  |  07-08-2005  |  Music

Laugh 'Til You Cry

Anita Modak-Truran reviews "The Campaign."
Jackson Free Press  |  Anita Modak-Truran  |  08-16-2012  |  Reviews