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De-Escalate Washington Has Enough Signatures to Make the 2018 Ballot, Campaign Says

32 people have been fatally shot by police in Washington State this year. by Steven Hsieh Andre Taylor, brother of...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

‘I Would Have to Drop Out’: 200 Texas Grad Students Walk Out to Protest GOP Tax Bill

As part of a series of protests nationwide, around 200 graduate students walked out of classrooms, labs and office hours...
The Texas Observer  |  12-06-2017  |  La Linea

Blabbermouth Podcast: Boomer Blame, Alabama Angst, and Gay Wedding Cake Blues

What does it mean for the #MeToo movement if Roy Moore wins the Alabama Senate race next week? by The...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Blabbermouth Podcast: Boomer Blame, Alabama Angst, and Gay Wedding Cake Blues

by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Wealthy Baby Boomers will be the ones...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Jeffery Tambor Says He's Not Quitting Transparent After All

by Katie Herzog Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman in Transparent Transparent/Amazon Contrary to previous reports, the New York Times is...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

White House: We'd Be Fine With Bakers Hanging "No Gays" Signs In Their Windows

by Dan Savage During oral arguments before the Supreme Court yesterday about a homophobic baker in Colorado and the wedding...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Things to Do in Seattle This Winter

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Some of this season's best events include the Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival (Photo courtesy...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

The Stranger's Seattle Art and Performance Guide for the Winter Season Is Out Now

Our comprehensive A+P guide has everything you need to know about, so you can enjoy something lovely and enriching this...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Two Prominent Members of the Oregon Cannabis Community May Have Ties to White Power Groups

by Josh Jardine Thom_Morris / Getty ImagesI'm really struggling with this news. Because I'm literally sick to my stomach as...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

35 Percent of Homes in Seattle's Market Are Listed at $1 Million or More

by Charles Mudede "The way things are going, one day I too will become a million-dollar house." Charles MudedeFrom The...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: My Wife Cheated On Me So I'm Sleeping With My Mother-In-Law Now — How Do I Break It To My Wife?

by Dan Savage I'm a straight married guy who spends the vast majority of every year working on site overseas...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

"A Different Narrative Altogether" for the Los Angeles Fire, Courtesy of Joan Didion (Who Else?)

by Sean Nelson "Whatever one wants to save must be placed in the cars." As with the onset of a...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

The Best Festivals in Seattle: Winter 2017/2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss Emerald City Comic Con 2018, happening March 1–4. Courtesy of Emerald City...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

The Best Classical Music & Opera in Seattle: Winter 2017/2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss the Seattle Opera's Beatrice & Benedict, opening February 24. Philip Newton Find...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

The Best Art Shows in Seattle: Winter 2017/2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, opening February 15...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

The Best Theater, Dance, and Comedy Events in Seattle: Winter 2017/2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Hamilton is coming to the Paramount Theatre in February. Joan Marcus Find a complete...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Our Critics' Film Picks For Winter

The Best Events For December 6-March 18 by Stranger Things To Do Staff DEC 6 Far Out Films: 'The NeverEnding...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Our Critics' Jazz Picks For Winter

The Best Events For December 6-March 18 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Dec 6 Mike Stern Band with Dave...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

The Best Readings & Talks in Seattle: Winter 2017/2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss Fran Lebowitz on February 18. Christopher Macsurak Find a complete list of...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Psychic Overload in Joachim Trier’s Thelma

by Robert Ham Much like Jordan Peele folded acidic commentary and comedy into the shocks and dread of Get Out,...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Los Angeles Electro-Pop Duo Chasms Recover After Tragedy, Play Timbre Room Tonight

by Robert Ham Jess Garten Shannon Sky Madden and Jess Labrador of Chasms have gone through a lot of upheaval...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

The 5 Best Places to Buy Vinyl in Seattle

by Dave Segal Sonic Boom Records This list of vinyl recommendations is a companion piece that goes with Dave's story...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Joachim Trier’s Thelma Is More Than It Appears

by Robert Ham Much like Jordan Peele folded acidic commentary and comedy into the shocks and dread of Get Out,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Billy Joel's Five Best Songs You Won’t Hear at the Dentist

by Morgan Troper BILLY JOEL Writes hits, loves pugs. JAIMIE MCCARTHY / GETTY IMAGES Billy Joel is one of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

My Complicated Devotion to Brandon Flowers and the Killers

by Ciara Dolan THE KILLERS Looks like somebody missed the “Wear Your Leather Jacket to Work Day” memo. Erik Weiss...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sneaker Wave: The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

by Jenni Moore KARMA RIVERA ADOLFOCANTÚ VILLARREAL Okay, Portland. I need to begin this week’s column by berating those of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Kill, Baby... Kill! Has a Great Title! It's Also a Great Movie!

by Ciara Dolan Mario Bava’s 1966 film Kill, Baby... Kill! is jam-packed with classic horror tropes: creaky doors, gratuitous cobwebs,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Talkin’ Subatomic Cosmic Blues with Valerie June

by Santi Elijah Holley VALERIE JUNE Following her own voice. Jacob Blickenstaff With her Tennessee twang and infectious laugh, Valerie...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

NORCOR is "Inhumane" For Kids, Report Says

by Doug Brown ALISHER9 / GETTY IMAGES Look out a window? You could be punished. Ask what time it is?...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What’s She Mad About Now?: Where the Republican Party Draws the Line

by Courtenay Hameister MARLOWE DOBBE The President of the United States has 16 sexual harassment and/or assault allegations against him...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Yep, It's Time to Stop Watching Woody Allen Movies!

by Ned Lannamann To steal one of the writer/director’s old jokes, Woody Allen’s latter-day movies can be divided into two...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Shock of the Mahavishnu—John McLaughlin's US Farewell Show at the Moore Was One of the Greatest Live-Music Experiences of This Century

by Dave Segal John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension, enacting a vital transformation. Dave Segal Have you ever gone to a...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Electro-Pop Duo Chasms Reflect on the Anniversary of the Ghost Ship Fire

by Robert Ham Jess GartenShannon Sky Madden and Jess Labrador of Chasms have gone through a lot of upheaval over...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jeffery Tambor Says He's Not Quitting Transparent After All

by Katie Herzog Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman in Transparent Transparent/Amazon Contrary to previous reports, the New York Times is...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Valerie June Does the Damn Thing in Seattle This Week

by Santi Elijah Holley JACOB BLICKENSTAFF With her Tennessee twang and infectious laugh, Valerie June could charm the dew off...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Northside Theatre Returns: ‘A Christmas Carol’

San Jose’s Northside Theatre Company had a rough year. Back in February, the Anderson Reservoir spilled over, causing portions of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-06-2017  |  Activate

SJSU Jazz Orchestra: Cool Yule at the Hammer

No holiday season is complete without Christmas jazz. Every cold December there’s room for the likes of Bing Crosby, Vince...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-06-2017  |  Activate

Seattle's Conscious Eatery Celebrates First Anniversary with Free Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

by Sean Nelson Maybe it's at Conscious Eatery? Life, Buddhists remind us, is suffering. But other people's suffering is reliably...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

My Complicated Devotion to Brandon Flowers and the Killers

The last thing 2017 needed was an ode to machismo. by Ciara Dolan The last thing 2017 needed was an...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

King County Council to Vote on Banning Solitary for Juveniles on Monday

This is why we can't forget the King County Council exists. by Sydney Brownstone The Maleng Regional Justice Center, where...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Sufjan Stevens Wrote a Song About Tonya Harding and It Will Make You Cry

by Bri Brey Sufjan Stevens has a known obsession with Oregon. In 2015 Stevens released Carrie & Lowell, which featured...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight! With Live Music from 6 pm to 8 pm

by Christopher Frizzelle It happens in the lobby of the Sorrento Hotel, seen here in 1909. Courtesy of Sorrento Hotel...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Before the Cheesecake Factory, Arlington Was Home to Storied Punk Residences

Collin Crowe, 26, the guitarist for Buildings, was among the final tenants of Kansas House, a tiny single-family home on the corner of N. Kansas Street and Wilson Boulevard that was among Arlington’s last underground art spaces.
Washington City Paper  |  Aaron Leitko  |  12-17-2009  |  Music

Nick Cave's Demons Come Out to Play in 'Bunny Munro'

While Cave is better known for his music than his prose, it turns out that he's a surprisingly gifted, if slightly deranged, author.
New York Press  |  Jessica Loudis  |  09-03-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The 'Outlier' Elephant in the Room is Gender Imbalance

Malcolm Gladwell either ignores, dismisses or is utterly blind to the massive gender elephant in the room -- a shocking disregard for the success and failure rates of half the human race.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ellen Snortland  |  07-13-2009  |  Nonfiction