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The lighter side

Madison’s Alt Brew has just released Solstice Saison, a crisp, light-bodied gluten-free take on the spring style. It’s hopped lightly...
Isthmus  |  04-11-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

While You Were Sleeping: Trump Was Tweeting

by Dan Savage So yesterday Russia threatened to shoot down U.S. missiles and attack the bases they were fired from...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Hall Monitor: Judgment Day

Portland police are about to get a federal check-in on their use of force. How will the death of John...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Conjugal Visit: How a Seattle University Student Lost His Virginity

by Anonymous They were a wealthy Bellevue couple seeking a hot young stud. I was a 20-year-old Seattle University student...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

I Anonymous: I Will Miss Your Saxy Serenades

I Anonymous: I Will Miss Your Saxy Serenades by Anonymous A few times a week, you set up beneath the...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

“I’m so sick and tired of these armchair occultists.” by Anonymous I’m so sick and tired of these armchair occultists,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dogs Are a "Man's Best Friend"? Yeah, Right

A German shepherd is a terrible thing to race. by Dave Segal Dogs and I were always destined to be...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Why Isn’t the City’s Plan to Reverse Gentrification in NE Portland Working?

We'll give you a hint: It's expensive. by Kelly Kenoyer In 2015, Portland kicked off a $2.4 million project intended...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hurrah! It's the Mercury's Portland Pizza Week 2018!

$2 Slices from Portland's TOP Pizza Geniuses—April 16-21! In our brief blip of existence, humankind has screwed up a bunch...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Looking for Fun? The Mercury’s THINGS TO DO is the Best Entertainment Calendar in Town!

Hey you! Love having fun? Need to know where to find it? Well, the Portland Mercury’s Things to Do online...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Crossword Solution: "Falling Hail"

The solutions to the crossword puzzle in the April 11, 2018 issue of The Stranger by Brendan Emmett Quigley...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Savage Love

Comfort, snooping, and HUMP! by Dan Savage I’m a 36-year-old straight woman. I was sexually and physically abused as a...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 27 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: April 13-19

Quick reviews of Aardvark, Where Is Kyra?, and more. by Mercury Staff AARDVARK Do not be distracted by the beautiful...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 20 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: April 11-17

From Jaden Smith to Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. to Portland soul legend Ural Thomas. by Mercury Things to Do...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Confused About Indica vs. Sativa?

What pot strain is right for you? With the explosion of legal cannabis shops in Seattle, casual users have reported...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Portland’s Pretty: Do You Even Treefort, Bro?

by Marissa Sullivan Have you ever heard the song “Meeting In the Ladies Room,” by Klymaxx?! Welllllll, that’s kinda how...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

The Old Men Strike Back OLD MAN RE: Kids today. Another recording. What’s this world come to? A series of...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 10 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: April 11-17

Resistance events for the week of April 11-17. by Emilly Prado WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 Beds Not Bullets: A Resource Drive...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sunspot’s scary stories

Madison power pop band Sunspot explores paranormal phenomena in its new album “The Wonders of the Invisible World.” They release...
Isthmus  |  04-11-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Savage Love: Call for Submissions

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI'm a 36-year-old straight woman. I was sexually and physically abused as a kid, and raped...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Scott Yarbrough Is Stepping Down from Third Rail Repertory Theatre

by Megan Burbank Cristi Miles and Darius Pierce in a promotional shot for last year's production of Lungs at Third...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Meet the Winners of The Stranger's Ugly Pet Contest

by The Stranger Rocco Do any dogs scare Rocco, or is Rocco the boss? Rocco's mom: We have yet to...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

Dom Serene is Opening a Wine Lounge in the Sentinel Hotel This Week

by Chad Walsh Studio 3, Inc. You won’t have to travel to wine country—or the supermarket—to enjoy the fruits of...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Her Own Letter to Trump Officials, Texas Republican Fact-Checks Ken Paxton’s False Claims on Women’s Health

In a letter to the Trump administration Tuesday, Republican state Representative Sarah Davis chided Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for...
The Texas Observer  |  04-10-2018  |  La Linea

107 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: April 10-15, 2018

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

For Seattle Restaurant Week, Go to These Places to Support Women & POC Owners

by Stranger Things To Do Staff James Beard-nominated chef Shota Nakajima's restaurant Adana is just one of the 181 restaurants...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

The Dystopian Future of Fake News Is Being Developed in Seattle

New tech will make our current problems with fake news seem quaint. by Katie Herzog Getty Images Last week, Radiolab—the...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Sexual Compatibility Is Important (So Establish It Before You Make A Baby!)

by Dan Savage I'm a 35-year-old mostly straight guy with a love for kink. I've been with my girlfriend for...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Washington Courts Now Have the Country's First Rule for Tackling Implicit Bias in Jury Selection

Seattle's lack of jury diversity is an urgent problem. Could this new rule help fix it? by Sydney Brownstone #JuriesSoWhite...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet Came Out 28 Years Ago Today

by Sean Nelson And you thought the beat slowed down. Thanks to Consequence of Sound for reminding us that Public...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

"Wow No Cow" Is a Great Slogan for a Milk Product; the Taste Isn't Bad, Either

There's a new vegan milk brand in town—Oatly—and its "wow no cow!" slogan is adorable as the liquid is tasty...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

It's a Dogshit World

by Anonymous As I move around the city each day one sight is a constant. People standing next to their...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Officers Involved in Elifritz Shooting Have History of Using Excessive Force Against Mentally Ill

by Alex Zielinski A memorial to Elifritz sits outside the Cityteam shelter where he was killed. Alex Zielinski Portland police...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chinese Doc Dream Empire Makes Seattle Real Estate Bubble Look Like Child's Play

by Charles Mudede Dream EmpireThis year's ByDesign Design and Architectural Festival opens with a stunning documentary, Dream Empire, about the...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Sexual Compatibility Is Important (So Establish It Before You Make A Baby!)

by Dan Savage I'm a 35-year-old mostly straight guy with a love for kink. I've been with my girlfriend for...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

Photos: Overture 2018-2019 Season Announcement

Overture Center for the Arts announces their 2018-2019 season. Sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts...
Isthmus  |  04-10-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Columbia CEO to Bankroll New Harbor for Hope Shelter in the Pearl

by Kelly Kenoyer Mayor Ted Wheeler at the Harbor for Hope press conference Kelly KenoyerIt appears that a wealthy Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Galveston Lawsuit Is Writing on the Wall for Other Counties that Haven’t Ended ‘Wealth-Based Detention’

Last summer, the ACLU of Texas warned that Galveston County operates an unconstitutional bail system. In a letter to county...
The Texas Observer  |  04-10-2018  |  La Linea

Help Wanted: Mercury Arts Editor (UPDATE: Now With a New Application Deadline!)

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Guys! The Mercury is on the hunt for a new ARTS EDITOR—are you that person? If...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Couple Who Fell in Love Coming to the Silent-Reading Party Just Got Engaged

by Christopher Frizzelle They got engaged at last week's reading party. Patrik Bangle It happened a couple minutes before the...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

Feds Shutter Backpage; Sex Workers Left in the Dark

Last week the FBI shut down Backpage. We talked to a sex worker on what that means for her. by...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

If Trump Fires Mueller, Seattle Will Be Ready to Protest

Constitutional crisis? Be prepared. by Steven Hsieh Constitutional crisis? There's a plan for that. ANN HEISENFELT / GETTY IMAGES Seattle...
The Stranger  |  04-10-2018  |  Slog

Fight or Flight

Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-28-2005  |  Reviews

If I'm Lion, I'm Dyin'

If you and your kids aren't already admirers of the book, Narnia just may bore the crap out of the whole family.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  12-09-2005  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies