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What Can You Do to Halt the Trump Administration’s Policy of Separating Mothers from Their Children?

Blabbermouth Podcast Episode 153 by The Stranger Episode 153 talks to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about her experience inside a federal...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Poe Ballantine's Whirlaway Is a Weird, Wonderful Yarn About Horse Races, Record Collectors, and Telepathic Dogs

by Ned Lannamann HAWTHORNE BOOKS | AUTHOR PHOTO BY DAVE JANETTA Nebraska-based author Poe Ballantine has given his new novel...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Patrick Buckmaster and Ann Pyne on Kai Kais, Kikis and Getting Paid All Year Long

by Suzette Smith Club Kai Kai Patrick Buckmaster and Ann Pyne sparkle in the humble café where I’ve asked them...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Yes, Mr. Rogers Was Great. No, He Was Not a "Second Christ"

by Suzette Smith Was Fred Rogers—the writer, producer, and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood—really a soft-spoken, sweet-tempered man? Spoiler alert:...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Did the Head Tax Repeal Kill the World-Famous Progressive Seattle?

by Charles Mudede Charles MudedeIn 2013, Seattle made international news when it elected, of all things, a socialist, Kshama Sawant,...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Niceholes

by Anonymous Portlanders. I love ya, but man, y'all GOTTA stop being so "nice" on the streets. It's exhausting. Every...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Congresswoman Spoke to Mothers Separated from Their Children by ICE. Here's What They Told Her.

Blabbermouth Podcast Episode 153 by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! This week, amid...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Minimum Wage Workers in Washington Must Work 93 Hours a Week to Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment

"The private market fails to provide sufficient housing affordable to the lowest income households." by Heidi Groover From 2005 to...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Queerama Is Like One Long Music Video Made Up of 100 Years of Queer Media

by Katie Herzog “Contrary to popular opinion, most homosexuals don’t look any different from anyone else.” Thus begins Queerama, an...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

A Minneapolis Cannabis Sting That Targeted Minorities Has Been Reversed

by Josh Jardine Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis, where a sting targeting low-level cannabis sales was started and quickly ended...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

I Saw You Die

by Anonymous Your body was perfectly still; motionless on a downtown sidewalk on a bright, sunny day. I tried to...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don't Miss the Hilarious I, Anonymous Show... TONIGHT!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey For those who love crazy rants, sexy secrets, and laughing your guts out... have we got...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Saw You: Shots Fired

You and your weak cohorts rolled up at the corner of San Carlos and Third streets and chose to unload...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-13-2018  |  Activate

Tonight's Vote Decides the Future of Kenton Women's Village

by Alex Zielinski Meg Nanna Kenton Women's Village—the collection of 14 tiny homes in a city-owned industrial lot a block...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your Ultimate Guide to Where To Eat & Drink in Seattle For Father's Day 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Ethan Stowell’s Goldfinch Tavern will serve a luxe Wagyu steak dinner this Father’s Day...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Retroactive blessings

Sexy texting does not equal micro-infidelities. Drunken booty-calls are to be avoided. And even more advice this week in Savage...
Isthmus  |  06-13-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

New Red Tape for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

by Josh Jardine OPENRANGESTOCK/GETTY IMAGESJuly 1 marks the third anniversary of the enactment of Measure 91, AKA why you can...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Lavender Flu's Sophomore Album Is More Focused (Though Still Chaotic)

by Chris Stamm Recorded over five years with a rotating cast of collaborators, the Lavender Flu’s sidewinding 2016 debut Heavy...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Janelle Monáe's New Album Dirty Computer Is a Defiant Celebration of Marginalized Identities

by Jenni Moore Juco When singer, actress, and musical visionary Janelle Monáe dropped her third studio album Dirty Computer in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Light in the Attic’s Collection of Unreleased Zuider Zee Tracks Gives the Memphis Band Its Due

by Ned Lannamann There are plenty of good reasons why the Memphis-based rock band Zuider Zee never hit it big...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Watch a “Father, Anarchist, Veteran” Address the Seattle City Council as “Bootlickers” While Quoting Marx

You gotta see this. by Steven Hsieh "I’m a father, I’m a veteran and I’m an anarchist. Those are three...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Seattle Caves to Amazon, Trump Gets Played by Kim, and It's Official: You Can't Afford Your Apartment

by Wm. Steven Humphrey "Deal maker" Trump gives Kim exactly what he wanted. Handout / Getty Images News Stay up...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Wednesday

9 Things to Do for June 13 by Mercury Things to Do Staff The I, Anonymous Show If you haven’t...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle Will Host Some 2026 World Cup Games, 47 Washingtonians Arrested In Child-Sex Images Bust

The raccoon the world is obsessed with, Michael Cohen seems kinda screwed, did Seattle violate open meeting laws? by Nathalie...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2018  |  Slog

Wage Wars

by Gus Bova @bova_gus June 13, 2018 For seven years, Paola Hernandez cleaned a city-run health clinic on Houston’s Northside...
The Texas Observer  |  06-13-2018  |  La Linea

The Enchantment (and Occasional Bummer) of Old Wine

Old wine, expectations, and one big disappointment by MJ Skegg In 1934 Adolf Hitler met Benito Mussolini for the first...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

“Your newspaper is a constant regurgitation of crap.” THE STENCH OF DEATH RE: “I Smelled Portland’s (Maybe) Corpse Flower” [Blogtown,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Retroactive blessings. by Dan Savage Without snooping, I came across texts between my wife “Mary” and a guy “Jeremy” of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Quick! Get Your Tickets Now for the Best of HUMP!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Everyone loves HUMP! (AKA America’s sweetest homegrown porn festival). But what if you made the disappointing...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Other News

The Future of Brick Buildings! County Sues Trump! by Mercury Staff Portland City Council will vote on a resolution Wednesday,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sexual Abuse Victims Push PSU to Complete Investigation into Student’s Conduct

Sexual abuse victims push PSU to complete investigation into student’s conduct. by Alex Zielinski Tess Carter is getting impatient. In...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 28 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: June 15-21

Starring Pee-Wee, the Ghostbusters, and the Muppet Babies! by Mercury Things to Do Staff ★ MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT. Theater...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In the Midst of a Crisis, Metro Takes on Affordable Housing

Will Voters Support the First-Ever Regional Affordable Housing Bond? by Alex Zielinski Forty-eight thousand. According to recent data, that’s the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chanti Darling's Light Disco for Dark Times

The Musician Discusses Being a Black Queer Artist in Portland by Jenni Moore It’s the first week of Pride month,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best in LGBTQ+ Nightlife, Bars, Parties, Comedy, and More

by Andrew Jankowski Nightlife is central to LGBTQ+ history and experiences. Whether you’re new to Portland, visiting, or have lived...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

You’re New, You Need Help. Help Is Here.

Portland services for the LGBTQ+ community. by Kelly Kenoyer You’re new to town, and you know you need help. Fortunately,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tails, Horns, & Horse Cocks

by D Martin Austin Though Memorial Day is most commonly associated with picnics, NASCAR, and day drinking, it is traditionally...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Weekend Gender Bender

A Guide to Portland’s Queer Fashion by Bryce Black With legal marriage and LGBTQ culture hitting the mainstream, so much...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Queer Comedy in Portland is Thriving and Hilarious

A guide to getting into Portland’s queer comedy scene. by Suzette Smith One dark and particularly politically disheartening night—one of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Two-Spirit City

A queer Indigenous guide to putting down roots in Portland. by AJ Earl When I first arrived in Portland in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

One Day at a Time

Good luck, Class of 2018! by Ann Romano MONDAY, JUNE 4 Welcome back to One Day at a Time, darlings—your...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Canard Brings Out the Kid In You

Choose your own anytime-adventure from foie gras, French toast, oysters and more. by Andrea Damewood The hardest part of being...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

GeoCities Shut Down Last Week. Does That Even Really Matter?

GeoCities represented an era; amateur designers and avid hobbyists and internet enthusiasts made web pages that, compared with today, were primitive, endearing and earnest. Unless the makers of these sites made copies of or signed up for Yahoo!'s paid hosting service, all of that history seems to be gone.
New Haven Advocate  |  Brianna Snyder  |  11-03-2009  |  Tech

'Take Me to the Sea' Announces Jaguar Love as Its Own Entity

Johnny Whitney's new project with ex-Blood Brother Cody Votolato and ex- Pretty Girls Make Graves member Jay Clark, finds him dialing the histrionics down to suit the trio's relatively broader musical palette.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Raymond Cummings  |  09-02-2008  |  Reviews

Chris Brown Amps Up His Talent With Technology

The artist presents himself as a disciple of Prince and Michael Jackson, and for the most part, he can justify the comparison. But you wouldn't really know that from watching a recent, nearly sold-out show in Oakland, which emphasized fancy pyrotechnics and Vegas-style chorus lines over actual singing.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  01-09-2008  |  Concerts