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When Will It Stop? Another Silent Vigil For Homeless Deaths

by Tess Riski Women in Black members Allene Steinberg (left), Janet Van Fleet and Anitra Freeman stand silently in front...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Things to Do This Weekend: June 16-18

by Mercury Staff Look, this link right here? It goes straight to our Pride calendar. Bookmark it. Know it. Live...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: The Pride Issue, Nike Layoffs, and Donald Trump is Under Investigation

by Doug Brown Good morning, Portland. How do you feel about clicking some links? Shashiko Yuen First up is our...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Conservative Party of Canada looks for the best man for the job

The Conservatives' patriarch-in-chief, Andrew Scheer, has some explaining to do about a party advertisement...

Sylvia Maracle, Gord Downie, and rest of Tragically Hip will be named to the Order of Canada

The Hip's frontman, Gord Downie, will receive his insignia at a June 19 ceremony honouring those who've shown leadership on...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-15-2017  |  Music

Poll reveals Justin Trudeau's popularity remains high in B.C. and across country

An Angus Reid Institute poll indicates that Canadians still think he is the best choice for prime minister, but his...

15 Things To Do in Madison This Weekend (June 16-18)

15 things to keep you busy this weekend...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Isthmus Picks Playlist June 15-22, 2017)

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of June...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Better Hope the Cops Get You Before We Do

by Anonymous To the scrawny pricks' that are going around robbing bars in Portland. Do you know that you're robbing...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Beauty and carnage

Kambui Olujimi’s “Zulu Time” exhibit at MMoCA is a provocative look at race and class, weaving together images representing notions...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Keeping it fresh

British rocker Joe Jackson has survived 40 years in the business by continually experimenting. He drops by the Overture Center...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Fun flowers

The Crazy Daisy Flower Truck delivers bouquets in a VW van. Currently Michelle Hornung is selling at the new Prairie...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Forging new meaning

Artists take over Madison Brass Works for a site-specific show. The building itself is the real star, and it’s hard...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The jazz age

In 1987, organizers roped Ben Sidran into playing a set — and Steve Miller stopped by. Then came Miles Davis,...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

Celebrate Dairy Month at Sassy Cow Creamery, go wildcrafting in downtown Madison, and discover “anti-sushi” at a pop-up at Estrellón,...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Letters and comments from the June 15, 2017 issue...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Celebs at University Ridge

The second American Family Insurance Championship lures Favre, Jeter and more. The gold event raises money for the Children’s Hospital...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Turning trash into cash

Dane County is looking for a new buyer for the methane gas produced at its landfill. An $18 million project...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The time is ripe to topple Paul Ryan

For years, Paul Ryan remained popular at home — thanks, in part, to a press that anointed him a serious...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Roads to node-where

About a dozen people at UW-Madison worked on the Department of Homeland Security-funded atlas over five years. Although previous attempts...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Plus ça change...

When the beloved Cardinal Bar changed ownership and became Nomad World Pub, many loyal customers were afraid things would change...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Ask a scientician

Off the Square examines the scientific method for chasing ground-breaking scientists out of Wisconsin...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The last Wendy’s

With the closing of Wendy’s on State Street, classic fast food has disappeared from State Street...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Getting the hang of this activism thing

A birthday party for the 19th Amendment offers a chance to celebrate the great strides women have taken into politics...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Woman’s best friend

“Megan Leavey,” the fact-based drama about a Marine and her explosive-sniffing dog, falls short of being inspirational...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feel the dread

Don’t go in expecting a conventional horror film. “It Comes at Night,” from director Edward Shults, delivers an unexpected and...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Variety show

At Thulasi Kitchen, Indian classics and street foods share the buffet with fusion dishes. That might mean an Indian twist...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win Tickets to Blind Pilot & Gregory Alan Isakov - August 23 at Capitol Theater

Win tickets to Blind Pilot & Gregory Alan Isakov at Overture Center for the Arts on August 23rd at 8...
Isthmus  |  06-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Muslim populations targeted in rising number of police-reported hate crimes, according to Statistics Canada

Recent data from the national agency reveal a five percent increase in hatred-driven incidents from 2014 to 2015, many of...

Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

by Rich Smith According to the Washington Post, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is looking at Trump for obstruction...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Are Rich People to Blame for the Deadly Fire in a London Tower?

by Charles Mudede "Anyone who lives in London will recognise this story." BBC on TwitterOne part of London's multi-million dollar...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Taking in the Scenery: Laurie R. King's Lockdown Is a Page-Turner That Takes Its Time

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Laurie R. King appears for a signing at Third Place Books this Friday. Any parent will...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Last Men in Aleppo Brings Needed Clarity to the War in Syria

by Andrew Wright Last Men in Aleppo screens this Wednesday and Thursday at Northwest Film Forum. Heroism, at least in...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Blabbermouth Podcast: What Incites Political Violence and How Is It Related to the GOP Baseball Practice Shooting?

by The Stranger House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Speaker Paul Ryan on their way to a briefing about...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

MUTANK'S Stephen Reynolds riffs on the majesty of German metal fests, the crossover power of D.R.I., and the benefits of tribalism

Montreal proves a great breeding ground for one of the country's great new punk-metal bands...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-14-2017  |  Music

Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

by Rich Smith According to the Washington Post, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is looking at Trump for obstruction...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Tangled Up in Blues: The Fountain Fest Approaches

The 36th annual Fountain Blues Festival is just a week away. But for blues fanatics, there’s plenty more free-form jamming, harmonica...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-14-2017  |  Activate

This Week in the Mercury: Queers Illustrated

by Kathleen Marie Sashiko Yuen Pride Week is here and that means the Mercury's Pride issue has arrived, AND IT'S...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

King Crimson Ride Prog Rock Vanguard to Mountain Winery

After decades as a successful touring musician and recording artist, Jakko Jakszyk is fronting the band he discovered in 1969, when...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-14-2017  |  Activate

DC Comics Trivia Night at AFKgg Gamer Lounge

Marvel fanbois need not apply. This month’s trivia night at AFK will focus exclusively on the DC Comics universe. The...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-14-2017  |  Activate

Too Good To Be True/May Actually Be True: Eating David Foster Wallace

by Sean Nelson For when you've finished considering the lobster. Oh, Onion Onion Onion, please be true true true! It's...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Mayor Ed Murray: Accuser's Decision to Drop Sexual Abuse Lawsuit "Vindicates Me"

by Heidi Groover After four men accused Mayor Ed Murray of sexual abuse, Murray ended his bid for re-election. DAVID...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Clearing Up Myths About the Stimulus Package

Obama critics advocate the same policies that created this disaster.
Shepherd Express  |  Louis Fortis and Lisa Kaiser  |  02-06-2009  |  Commentary

Ex-Philly "Hero cop" DeCoatsworth: One Man's Descent or System Failure?

Despite DeCoatsworth’s history of violence, the story is playing out in the media, locally and nationally, as a hero cop’s shocking fall from grace.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  05-22-2013  |  Commentary

Feathers: Hair Cool or Hair Cruel?

Much to the roosters’ dismay, this feathery trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
Eugene Weekly  |  Staff  |  07-07-2011  |  Fashion