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I, Anonymous: The Spanking Machine

by Anonymous Kalah Allen LAST NIGHT I broke the dry spell of five years, two months, and 15 days without...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

WUOG 90.5 FM's 10 Most-Played Recordings, Feb. 8–14

Foxygen's Hang 1. Foxygen: Hang 2. Ty Segall: Ty Segall 3. Heat: Overnight 4. Jay Som: Turn Into 5. Sam...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-14-2017  |  Homedrone

Report: 83 Percent of Texas School Districts Offer Abstinence-Only or No Sex Ed

“We’re creating generation after generation after generation of sexually illiterate adults.” The post Report: 83 Percent of Texas School Districts...
The Texas Observer  |  02-14-2017  |  La Linea

Go to Court, Stay Out of Jail

0in;background:white"> Durham County is testing whether reminding people about their upcoming court dates will reduce overcrowding at the county jail...
INDY Week  |  02-14-2017  |  Triangulator

Clipping. Extend the Legacy of the Hiphop Outsider

Clipping. Extend the Legacy of the Hiphop Outsider by Dave Segal Los Angeles trio clipping. are the latest anomalous group...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

I, Anonymous: You've Changed

I, Anonymous: I Always Loved Your Hairy Armpits and Heroin Habit, but Now You Sound Like a Businessperson by Anonymous...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

Democracy in Crisis: In Which the Far Right Freaks Out Over Michael Flynn

The far far right started freaking late last night when “lock-her-up” chanting former general Michael Flynn resigned as National Security...
INDY Week  |  02-14-2017  |  Triangulator

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Don't Worry, Dating's Hard for Everyone

by Dan Savage I'm a 34-year-old woman living in Portland and I'm fucking lonely and horny and not sure what...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

Just announced at El Club in May: Meat Puppets, Mike Watt, Redd Kross, whew.

This week, El Club announced two separate, rad shows of alternative Dad-rock that you might get excited about if you...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

20 Affordable & Last-Minute Valentine's Day Events In Seattle Today

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Get your fill of Valentine's Day chocolate at a beer and chocolate pairing at...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

Happy Oregon's Birthday, Everyone!

by Joe Streckert It's Oregon's birthday, everyone! 158 years ago our particular piece of geography went from being a territory...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What To Do On Valentine's Day

Portland's Valentine's Day calendar by Mercury Staff [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Northwest Film Forum Presents I Think You're Totally Wrong

by Charles Mudede This review of I Think You're Totally Wrong—a film directed by James Franco, about two writer friends...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

Detroit sports city? The unknown cost of putting a fourth pro sports facility downtown

Nearly a decade into the saga surrounding Wayne County’s costly botched effort to build a new jail in downtown Detroit,...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

Blazers Recap: Hawks Rawk Blazers in OT

by Arthur Bradford There was big news in Blazersland before this game even started. The Blazers had swapped centers with...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

DVDanger: Let's Get Weird

Getting stranger with Kino Lorber, plus slime mold!...

American Dating Horror Stories and One Sweet Success from The Stranger Staff

by Stranger Staff The Stranger In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Stranger staff put together a collection of dating stories...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

Eugene Chadbourne’s paradigm-smashing There’ll Be No Tears Tonight is back in print

In 1980 guitarist Eugene Chadbourne dropped a record that would forever distinguish him from his peers in the pantheon of...
Chicago Reader  |  02-14-2017  |  Post No Bills

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Facebook Stalking Pharmacist Questions His Ethics

by Dan Savage I'm a gay man in my late 20's who works for a national pharmacy chain. At my...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Michael Flynn: That Deescalated Quickly, Over And Out, You're Fired, Etc.

by Dan Savage Michael Flynn has no plans to resign and no expectations that he'll be fired, a senior administration...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your Guide to the 2017 PDX Jazz Festival

by Robert Ham James Blood Ulmer Jazz music in Portland has been taking some serious lumps lately. At the end...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

8 ways to 'treat yo self' if you're single on Valentine's Day in Detroit

As I sit at my desk, single as fuck, listening to a curated Valentine's Day playlist on Spotify, I can't...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

Did You Get a Mercury Valentine This Year? Check and See!!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, EVERYBODY! As you know the Mercury loves LOVE—which is why we print your...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Win Tickets to PIFF After Dark's Screening of The Eyes of My Mother!

by Erik Henriksen We're in the midst of the Portland International Film Festival (read Andrew Wright's festival preview here!), which...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Valentine's Day Playlist of Love Songs For You Sloggers

by Jessica Fu The Stranger staffers have put our heads together and present our favorite Valentine's Day songs for you...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

Kelsey, Harris File Legislation to Regulate Future Water Policy in West Tennessee (EDITED AND UPDATED)

Though currently approved projects like the Tennessee Valley Authority's plan for operating five wells to draw water from the Memphis...

Cooper Offers HB 2 Compromise. It's a Bad Deal.

We supported Roy Cooper during his gubernatorial run. Sure, the INDY endorsing Pat McCrory was never a viable option, but we...
INDY Week  |  02-14-2017  |  Triangulator

It's Valentine's Day, Check Out All of Our Readers' Valentines

by Leilani Polk HEY SCHMEN: Maybe it’s your tendency for insane cult obsessions & mystic boards & fortune tellers or...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

Shelby Legislator Lovell Resigns

The latest casualty resulting from newly tightened ethical rules in the Tennessee General Assembly is state Rep. Mark Lovell (R-Eads),...

The Morning News: Two Mercer Island Lawsuits—One's Suing SPD, the Other's...Trying to Block Light Rail!?

by Ana Sofia Knauf Be kind to one another. We're in this together. xoxo The Stranger Love Is Dead: Just...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2017  |  Slog

Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Betsy DeVos and her misspelling department on 'Tonight Show'

Betsy DeVos hasn't had the smoothest transition since she bought her way into becoming Education Secretary — blocked by protestors,...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

Cohen Gets New Committee Assignment: Ethics

In a political season in which ethics issues may come to predominate, 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen has been named...

New podcast compares Detroit and Comedy Central show 'Detroiters'

Comedy Central's new show Detroiters shown through the lens of the show's creators — very niche, quirky, and tons of...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

Good Morning, News: More Tainted Water, Trump's Big Shakeup, and Grizzly Bears Are Coming For You and Yours

by Dirk VanderHart Dirk VanderHartAs I write this, the sky is a Creamsicle dreamscape, Portland, and all of our hearts...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don Pitts Calls It Quits

City Music Manager resigns citing bureaucracy...

Internment Camps Take the Stage in Houston, and We Wish It Were Just a History Lesson

A dance performance at the Asia Society marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order authorizing World...
The Texas Observer  |  02-14-2017  |  La Linea

Oconee Solar Farm Isn't Dead, Developer Says

Photo Credit: Lee Becker Wild Indigo Crossing, looking toward the proposed solar farm. When the developers of Wildflower Meadows, a...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-14-2017  |  In the Loop

Madison needs to prepare for a self-driving future

Now that automated vehicles have broken through to Super Bowl advertising, it’s only a matter of time before they start...
Isthmus  |  02-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Best New Artist Chance The Rapper coming to the Palace in May

While you may have been busy waiting for that Prince tribute on Sunday's night Grammy Awards, Chance the Rapper, the...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

OUTsider Fest's Wild Roots

The third annual international queer arts festival returns this week...
Austin Chronicle  |  02-14-2017  |  The Gay Place Blog

Forest hauntings

In “Baba Yaga: A Portrait of the Wickedest Witch,” Kanopy Dance undertakes an ambitious retelling of a Russian folk tale...
Isthmus  |  02-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Olga's Kitchen will now serve weekend brunch

Olga’s Kitchen is getting into the brunch game. No, the metro Detroit favorite isn't serving bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys.…...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

NBA Finals Game 1: Winning Time

If you're a fan of low scoring games, low-percentage shooting and sleep depravity, then Game 1 of the NBA Finals was the game for you!
Miami New Times  |  Chris Joseph  |  06-01-2011  |  Sports

Latinos Warn of 'False' Credit Card

Advertised nationwide to Spanish speakers as offering a $2,000 line of credit, Pro Line is derided as a scam by consumer advocates.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  09-07-2004  |  Business & Labor

Is OxyCide Making Hospitals Cleaner or Is It a Health Hazard?

This new hospital disinfectant is designed to stop the spread of infection, but it may be making the employees who handle it sick in the process.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Rebecca Nuttall  |  02-19-2015  |  Health