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Slog PM: Jeopardy! for GOATs, Jeff Gets a Portrait, We're on Meth

by Chase Burns If we work together, we all can be on meth. South Dakota department of social servicesAre you...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Vitamin E Banned from Washington’s Vapes, Flavors Still Illegal

Vitamin E is now banned, but don't expect to get your bubblegum vape back. by Lester Black Vitamin E is...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: Nobody Cares About Your Birthday!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Hey! Are any of you celebrating your birthday today? If so, be sure to show up...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fontella Bass, the Cinematic Orchestra, and the Philosophy of Soul

by Charles Mudede Fontella Bass, circa 1970 Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesIn 2002, London-based nu-jazz collective the Cinematic Orchestra opened its...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

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Universal Standard Seattle Sample Sale benefitting Dress for Success Seattle by Stranger EverOut Partner Friday 11/ 22- Sun 11/24, 10am-6pm-...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Mad Alchemy's Liquid Light Shows Were the Best Part of Freakout Fest

by Jasmyne Keimig Smoker Dad playing at Sunset Tavern on Sunday night with visuals by Mad Alchemy Light Show Lester...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

European Hebephile Thinking About Attending Schoolgirl Concerts in Japan—What Could Go Wrong?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Hey, Dan, this is going to be complicated. I’m a straight...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Trump's Offer to Testify at His Own Impeachment Hearing Is Proof of How Popular the Impeachment Is

by Charles Mudede The actuality of his voluntary presence at the hearings is pretty low. But damn, that audience of...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Downtown Supermarket Uses High-Pitched Noise to "Prevent the Criminal Element from Gathering"

It's an anti-loitering device, and it's targeting the wrong people. by Rich Smith This sucker is loud. And annoying. RSIf...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Trump's Offer to Testify at His Own Impeachment Hearing Is Proof of How Popular the Impeachment Is

by Charles Mudede The actuality of his voluntary presence at the hearings is pretty low. But damn, that audience of...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Rose City Rollers' All-Stars Win Their Fourth International Roller Derby Championship

by Robert Ham Wheels of Justice Jammer Eve Anne Hellical Quick'N' Derby PhotographyThe Rose City Rollers' Wheels of Justice (WOJ),...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Editor's Note: Osteopaths and Their Outrage

by The Stranger JOHNNY SAMPSONThe osteopathic community is pissed. We haven't outraged an entire profession this much since a theater...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Cinematic Orchestra Bring Deep, Widescreen Moods to Neptune Theatre Tonight

by Dave Segal Skillful sonicscape weavers the Cinematic Orchestra courtesy of the bandJ. Swinscoe’s the Cinematic Orchestra have been among...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Embattled Trump Ambassador and Key Impeachment Figure Has Deep Ties to Seattle

Gordon Sondland, who has some explaining to do about Ukraine, is a longtime Seattle figure and hotel owner. by Katie...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Canna-Charities: Help Jayne Get Toys to Needy Kids

by Josh Jardine JayneAs they do every year, the holidays are rapidly bearing down on us like a runaway train—which...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Parisalexa Drops "2 Real" and Announces Tour

by Jasmyne Keimig Last week, Seattle-Los Angeles singer Parisalexa dropped a new song "2 Real." xxThe Seattle-Los Angeles singer Parisalexa...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

If Sawant Wants to Tax the Rich and Support the Working Class, She Should Support Congestion Pricing

by Gregory Scruggs You aren't stuck in traffic. You are the traffic. RAPIDEYE/GETTY IMAGESFall in Seattle knows many names. The...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

The 51 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: November 18-24, 2019

The Stranger's arts & culture critics recommend the best local events. by Elaina Friedman Our music critics have already chosen...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Every Unstreamable Film We've Blurbed (So Far)

by Chase Burns Originally published on Oct. 17.Andrew on Twitter was wondering if we had a list of all the...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Bloody, Funny, and Melancholy, The Irishman Is Grade-A Scorsese

by Erik Henriksen NetflixThe chatter around The Irishman has mostly involved Martin Scorsese shit-talking Marvel and/or how Netflix stepped up...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

Booger Cafe

by Anonymous I work in an office overlooking Grand Ave. Everyday, during traffic hours, there is a huge amount of...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Trump Drops Vape Ban, Biden Calls Cannabis a Gateway Drug, Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop and Frisk

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Huge Crash Snarls Northbound I-5, Four Dead in Fresno Party Shooting, Kanye Preaches

by Nathalie Graham Today's news is brought to you by: car crashes, shootings, arrests, protests, and Kanye West talking about...
The Stranger  |  11-18-2019  |  Slog

As City Resets Conversation Around Neighborhood Associations, Public Asks for Transparency

by Alex Zielinski City Council listens to public testimony at a Thursday meeting. Alex ZielinskiCity Council has hit the reset...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Unwind a Little with This Drag Clown Trapped under a Cabinet in Clown Down: Failed to Mount

Carla Rossi is back and she's smooshed! by Suzette Smith Courtesy of Risk Reward, illustration by Matty NewtonFor the past...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Frances Berry Resigns From School Board

Clarke County Board of Education member Frances Berry resigned Friday after just nine months on the school board. Berry was...
Flagpole Magazine  |  11-17-2019  |  In the Loop

The 43 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Nov 18-24, 2019

The Stranger's music critics' picks for the week. by Elaina Friedman This week, our music critics have picked everything from...
The Stranger  |  11-17-2019  |  Slog

I Can't Stop Thinking About the Northwest Chocolate Festival

The Northwest Chocolate Festival presented a lot of new directions for chocolate. by David Lewis Who needs an actual turkey...
The Stranger  |  11-17-2019  |  Slog

Isabelle Huppert's Frankie Is a Simple Yet Profound Pleasure

by Robert Ham Sony Pictures ClassicsMovies as quiet and graceful as Frankie are becoming harder to come by, and not...
The Stranger  |  11-17-2019  |  Slog

Nobody cares about your birthday!

by Anonymous Hey guess what, when you go out to eat on your birthday, unless your 5yrs old DONT ASK...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

If you can’t afford to tip, don’t go out to eat!

by Anonymous I would like to educate the masses so it is perfectly clear, if you don’t tip properly you...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Strangers with Candy Is Unstreamable

by Chase Burns Jerri Blank, a prototype of Ilana Wexler. Courtesy of ThinkFIlmUnstreamable is a weekly column that recommends films...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2019  |  Slog

Introducing Stranger EverOut's New High List Calendar

by Stranger EverOut Staff Thomas JamesMaking decisions is hard, especially after a bong rip. And while there's nothing wrong with...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2019  |  Slog

Live Review: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Georgia Theatre

Photo Credit: Jessie Goodson On Friday night, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit played their second of three sold-out nights...
Flagpole Magazine  |  11-16-2019  |  Homedrone

In The Good Liar, Mirren and McKellen Eye-Fucking Isn’t Enough

by Suzette Smith Chiabella JamesThe Good Liar is likely the most bonkers film I will see this year. What begins...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Gates Tops Bezos, Keanu Sees Sponge, Trump Pardons Criminals

by Chase Burns Keanu Reeves will cameo next to the world's most popular sponge. SpongeBob SquarePantsThere's a third gender option...
The Stranger  |  11-15-2019  |  Slog

Bloody, Funny, and Melancholy, The Irishman Is Grade-A Scorsese

by Erik Henriksen NetflixThe chatter around The Irishman has mostly involved Martin Scorsese shit-talking Marvel and/or how Netflix stepped up...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

La Ruta Theater Review: Isaac Gomez's Powerful Play Speaks to the Complicated Horror and Promise of Ciudad Juárez

by Suzette Smith Pictured: Naiya Amilcar as Ivonne Photo Credit: Kathleen KellyCiudad Juárez sounds like an urban legend. It’s informally...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Theater Review: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker Was Way Better Than I Expected

by Jenni Moore Courtesy Hip-Hop NutcrackerI walked into The Hip-Hop Nutcracker with an open mind, high-school level dance experience, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Currently Hanging: Claire Brandt's "Proto (triptych)" at The Factory

by Jasmyne Keimig A close-up of "Proto (triptych)" from Claire Brandt's show at the Factory. Jasmyne KeimigLast night, Claire Brandt's...
The Stranger  |  11-15-2019  |  Slog

Food News: A New Vita Cafe, Bye-Bye Byways, and a Croissant to Die For

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Twisted Croissant Aaron Lee It's been another big week of news for fans of Portland food...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

MLS Terminates Contract of Timbers Forward Brian Fernandez

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland TimbersLess than seven months after he arrived in Portland, Brian Fernandez's time with the Timbers...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Brad Seed

Harry Potter, he ain't ... Joshua is a dreary entry in the evil-kid movie genre.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Kristian Lin  |  07-12-2007  |  Reviews

Free the Instagrams from your iPhone with a hand-crafted frame

Like so many other smart phone users, I love Instagram. Being a visual artist, the application is a very handy and inspiring way to edit and share photos easily and save them for inspiration. I recently started printing my Instagrams, but I had a hard time deciding how to display them. I wanted to be able to easily switch the photos while also keeping up the ones I couldn't part with. The solution: I made my own interchangeable Instagram frame.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kristen Solecki  |  07-25-2012  |  Art

Drugs to Enhance Sex Can Damage Health

It's worrisome that young men are using Viagra for recreational purposes when its long-term effects are unknown.
Boulder Weekly  |  Paul Joannides  |  07-15-2005  |  Advice