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Portland's Anarchist Pothole-Fillers are Holding a Public Meeting

by Bri Brey The Portland Anarchist road crew, who went rogue and started filling potholes in the city's absence, are...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Music To Sweep To 12: Waterparks and Dirty Beaches

There a mall in West Edmonton, Alberta, called the West Edmonton Mall and it’s got a waterpark. The indoor wave...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  03-21-2017  |  FFW>>

Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You)

by Dan Savage NYT: “This is the country that elected Donald Trump,” said Garth Gardiner, driving a pickup across the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Guy Who Thinks Blacks Are Intellectually Inferior Is Speaking At Duke Tonight, Who's Coming With Us?

Social scientist Charles Murray, a man classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist, will speak at...
INDY Week  |  03-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Head of Detroit Land Bank stepping down

Detroit Land Bank Authority Executive Director Carrie Lewand-Monroe is stepping down from the role to work in the private sector...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

I Think I've Found the Perfect Boy/Girlfriend for You

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey I've been watching you this morning, and I think you seem a bit stressed out and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blues harmonica legend Little Walter recorded one of his best singles in 1954, when he was just 24

I'm not an especially fervent advocate of blues harmonica, but I do love the greats—both the Sonny Boy Williamsons, Big...
Chicago Reader  |  03-21-2017  |  Post No Bills

Another Italian Rock Band, Biffers, Got Turned Away at Sea-Tac Airport Over the Weekend

by Dave Segal Another Italian rock band, Biffers, got Sea-Tackled and sent packing. Biffers Funhouse/El Corazon co-owner Brian Foss informs...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You)

by Dan Savage NYT: “This is the country that elected Donald Trump,” said Garth Gardiner, driving a pickup across the...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

Money from the Overton Park Conservancy (OPC) was accepted by the Memphis City Council Tuesday for a project to reconfigure...

WUOG's 10 Most-Played Recordings, Mar. 15–21

1. Thundercat: Drunk 2. Tennis: Yours Conditionally 3. Homeshake: Fresh Air 4. Foxygen: Hang 5. Warehouse: Super Low 6. Yucky...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-21-2017  |  Homedrone

Six Questions for the Girl With the Blue Green Hair Who Walked Around Our Block 100 Times

by Dan Savage How long did it take you to complete 100 laps around the block? "I think it took...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Why Is the TSA Banning Passengers from Bringing Electronic Devices “Bigger Than a Cellphone” Onboard Certain Flights?

New TSA rule says "electronic devices bigger than a cellphone" must be checked on selected flights by Amber Cortes Flights...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Downtown Detroit has a new Italian deli in La Pecora Nera

With the loss of Corktown's Rubbed in the space now occupied by Ima, greater downtown Detroit found itself down a...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Under Michigan's college funding model, Wayne State students wind up paying more

Giovanni Calandrino can be heard furiously typing at his desk as he takes my call on a Friday afternoon and...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Waste makes taste

The need for water conservation leads to an inventive beer-making technique. Treated effluent is at the heart of Nine Springs...
Isthmus  |  03-21-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Morning News: Seattle Renters Will Have a Voice at City Hall, Another Black Man Fatally Shot by Police in California

by Ana Sofia Knauf Coming soon to City Hall: Seattle's first renters' commission! COURTESY OF CLAY SHOWALTER Seattle Now Has...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

All’s Well at Bota Bar

by MJ Skegg A rare thing, this. A place that understands tapas. Not as an excuse for overpriced small plates,...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Why the Property Tax ‘Relief’ Bill is a Useless Sleight of Hand

State lawmakers blame local officials for property taxes, while passing futile bills to make it seem like they’re doing something...
The Texas Observer  |  03-21-2017  |  La Linea

Detroit police argue unlicensed dogs are contraband

The city of Detroit has filed a motion to dismiss a case filed on behalf of plaintiffs who argue their...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Turnout Light for Watkinsville Alcohol Referendum

Photo Credit: Lee Becker Only 63 of Watkinsville’s 2,117 eligible voters participated in the three weeks of early voting leading...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-21-2017  |  In the Loop

MSU student creates dating resume after being rebuffed in school cafeteria

Joey Adams has many admirable qualities. On the surface, he has good hair, but he's also an honors student at...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Tim Allen compared Hollywood to 1930s Germany and the Anne Frank Center is pissed

Oh, Tim Allen. Maybe you should stick to Pure Michigan ads and selling massive amounts of coke instead of making...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Good Morning, News: Trump Associates Under Investigation, A Desperate Landlord, and SCOTUS Nominee Hearings Are a Thing (?!)

by Dirk VanderHart CONFIRMED: This guy's presidential campaign is being investigated by this guy's FBI. Mario TamaBefore Monday, there were...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Beyond the Arc Podcast #73: Z-Bo: Sixth Man of the Year?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about: Zach Randolph's candidacy for Sixth Man of the Year, and...

Murasaki Sake Lounge is a fountain of Japanese whiskey

A few weeks ago I pointed out that the tightly focused booze list at  Kitsune doesn't quite stand up to...
Chicago Reader  |  03-21-2017  |  The Food Chain

The Morning Roundup: Durham Cop Won't Face Charges; FBI Director Says Putin Wanted Trump, Hated Clinton

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Yesterday was loaded with headlines, so let's get to it. 1) Durham District Attorney will not prosecute...
INDY Week  |  03-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Rose's Fine Food ownership splits; Lucy Carnaghi goes solo with Wilda's in New Center

There’s a lot of excitement and almost universal praise for the wave of new restaurants opening in Detroit in recent...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Parched Eagle Brewpub plans to open a taproom on East Washington Avenue

Parched Eagle Brewpub plans to join "Art In" at 1444 E. Washington Ave. The original Westport brewery and pub will...
Isthmus  |  03-21-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Deadbeat Beat shares new track, tour dates, a few cool song suggestions, and silliness

Though they shared it with Noisey first, Deadbeat Beat sent over this killer new track recorded by Jeff Else at...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Back in Black

There’s no shortage of Democrats believed to be mulling a gubernatorial run in 2018. Citizen Dave believes former state Rep...
Isthmus  |  03-21-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Savage Love Episode 543

A woman's father is planning to go to Russia to fetch his new mail-order bride. How can the caller convince...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Savage Love Podcast

New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Brig. Gen. Select Kristin Goodwin will be moving to Colorado Springs soon to be installed as the commandant of cadets at...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  03-20-2017  |  Indy Blog

Twitter Reacts to Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch and FBI Director James Comey

by Ana Sofia Knauf Neil Gorsuch is Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES It's Monday. It's...
The Stranger  |  03-20-2017  |  Slog

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Leans Forward Into Abortion Debate With Roe

Trumps' victory raised the stakes for this theatrical production, which will be staged through April 2. During 82 performances of...
East Bay Express  |  03-20-2017  |  Ear Bud

10 Boozy Events In Portland To Buy Tickets For Now

by Mercury Staff The Cider Rite of Spring Admission includes a glass and eight tasting tickets with which to sample...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Why Is the TSA Prohibiting Passengers from Bringing Electronic Devices “Bigger Than a Cellphone” Onboard Certain Flights?

New TSA rule says "electronic devices bigger than a cellphone" must be checked on selected flights by Amber Cortes Flights...
The Stranger  |  03-20-2017  |  Slog

Our Arts & Culture Critics' 60 Picks For This Week

Before We Flew Like Birds We Flew Like Clouds, Fringe Festival, Patton Oswalt, Plate of Nations, And More Picks For...
The Stranger  |  03-20-2017  |  Slog

Our Arts & Culture Critics' 60 Picks For This Week

Before We Flew Like Birds We Flew Like Clouds, Fringe Festival, Patton Oswalt, Plate of Nations, And More Picks For...
The Stranger  |  03-20-2017  |  Slog

The 60 Best Things To Do In Seattle This Week: March 20-26, 2017

The Stranger's arts and culture critics' picks for March 20-26, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics...
The Stranger  |  03-20-2017  |  Slog

Wake Commissioners to Legislature: Keep Juveniles Out of Adult Court

Referring at times to their own pasts, members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners noted Monday that teenagers of...
INDY Week  |  03-20-2017  |  Triangulator

This Week in The Stranger, Plus Most Read on Slog

by Leilani Polk It's the friendly weekly digest that hips you to stories you may have missed in the latest...
The Stranger  |  03-20-2017  |  Slog

Convict Has Little Chance in Hell of Cheating Hangman

There was plenty of motive indicating Jimmie Ray Slaughter killed Melody Wuertz and her baby, Jessica. Now important evidence is in question as he faces a date with death.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Ben Fenwick  |  02-23-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Do I Need to Buy a New Television?

If you're like the average American, you don't fully understand what TV's analog to digital transition means for you.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  04-11-2008  |  Movies

The Commoners Have Arrived

The David Broders and the Richard Cohens of the mass media are dinosaurs, and they are starting to realize it -- the Third Estate is asleep no more.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Brian Morton  |  07-03-2007  |  Media