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A fuzzy IPA

O’so introduces Hop Debacle, a “fuzzy” IPA that offers lots of citrus aroma and flavor. Twenty percent of the grist...
Isthmus  |  03-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

In Case You Needed Another Reminder to Get Yourself Vaccinated...

by Ana Sofia Knauf Don't put yourself—or your munchkins—at risk. Get vaccinated. ROBERT ULLMAN A local man and his 6-month-old...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Charles Murray's Duke Appearance Avoids the Blacks-Are-Inferior Thing, Talks About “Cognitive Elites” and the White Working Class

Charles Murray much preferred his most recent visit to Duke University to his last stop four years ago. The controversial...
INDY Week  |  03-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Gwar, Eyehategod, and Off! headline Berserker fest IV in April

Next month, why not go and rob a bank, steal a car, and then head out on a wild spree...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

This Week's Featured I, Anonymous!

“But seriously, I’m grateful, because now I am certain that humans are basically shit.” by Anonymous Thank you so much...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sneaker Wave

The latest in Portland hip-hop. by Jenni Moore Whew! Now that I’ve gotten some feminist concerns off my chest [Sneaker...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Column!

Celebrate a new America with this Donald Trump Commemorative Ruble! On November 8, 2016, slightly less than a majority of...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week in Vaginas

That thing where you’re a dick and don’t realize it. by Courtenay Hameister Last week when I posted this column...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Taking the Leap with Tiffin Asha

From a food cart space to a destination place. by Thomas Ross Sometimes I drive up N Mississippi on my...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Curious Minds by Dan Savage I recently spoke at Curious Minds Weekend in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

When Lava and Wine Mix

Here’s what happens when lava and wine mix. by MJ Skegg Seventeen million years ago, a major fracture in the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance events for the week of March 22–28. by Emilly Prado In addition to the weekly resistance events you’ve come...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hall Monitor: Into the Glue Pot

This looks like the year Portland’s horse cops finally get the ax. by Dirk VanderHart I SWORE I’d never write...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Gas, Grenades, and Pepper Spray

Portland police’s crowd control weapons are under fire from civil rights groups. by Doug Brown The police response to protests...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Business Owner Was Cleared for Killing a Homeless Man Last Month

But official reports raise questions. by Dirk VanderHart JASON PETERSEN never laid a finger on Charlie Win Chan. According to...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

“It’d be nice if your paper ventured outside the ‘typical Portland’ areas.” DRUNK IN SOUTHWEST RE: “The Happiest Hours” [Feature,...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Schadenfreude Espresso

Donald Cried and the comedy of humiliation. by Ben Coleman Donald Cried traffics in the comedy of humiliation, and full...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Music: March 22-28

Noteworthy shows for the week of March 22-28. Super Pick HAND HABITS, MEGA BOG (High Water Mark, 6800 NE Martin...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Film: March 24-30

Spend some quality time with Wonder Woman, Mad Max, and Hedwig. by Mercury Staff Airport Cinema Celebration Showcase In honor...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Nomad Grill brings downtown’s top talent to the suburbs

On the move Long before he served as head chef at the iconic Coach Insignia restaurant in downtown Detroit's Renaissance...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Metro Detroit has plenty of annual attractions year-round

Four seasons of fun Spring Marche du Nain Rouge March 26; Detroit; marchedunainrouge.com This relatively new Detroit tradition occurs on...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Savage Love: Curious minds

I recently spoke at Curious Minds Weekend in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Audience members submitted questions...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Higher Ground: The Tao of pot

Marijuana has been related to spirituality and religion throughout history When I was young the idea of taking communion was...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

A taste of five restaurants in northwest Detroit’s small but mighty Jamaican community

(See 12 photos from Detroit's Jamaican restaurants here.)…...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

How Asian carp could soon take over the Great Lakes — and how they could be stopped

Reprinted from The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.…...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Why you need to see Dwight Twilley’s intimate set at UFO Factory

Fanning the flames of power pop Dwight Twilley is still on fire all these years later; it's just that now,...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Politics & Prejudices: Why people support Trump

Donald Trump is tearing up long-established policies, destroying environmental protections and economic safeguards, shredding the social safety net, and is...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

19 things to do and where to do them in metro Detroit this week (March 22-28)

Wed, 3/22-Sun, 3/26 The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin @ Meadow Brook Theatre What happens when you go to prison...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Horoscopes (March 22-28)

ARIES (March 21- April 20): Nothing is written in stone.…...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Review: Fat Salmon Sushi is on a roll

There's nothing not to like at Fat Salmon Sushi, save lack of a liquor license (note the beer cooler at...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Letters of the Week: March 14 Issue

“Skate Or DIY: Why Is It So Damn Hard To Build A Skate Park In Oakland?” by Brian Krans, Feature...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

UC Berkeley Students Inspire Legislation That Would Make California Colleges Provide Abortion Pill On Campus

UC Berkeley and other California colleges would be required to make abortion pills available on campus, if a bill inspired...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

ICE 'Public Safety Advisory' Criticizing Local Law Enforcement for Immigration Policies Appears to Contain Bad Data

A newly-issued report from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is meant to name and shame local police and...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

Berkeley's New Progressive Majority Gets Serious About Homelessness Solutions

Longstanding activists surprised, encouraged by micro-dwelling and 'Pathways' project. Berkeley’s new, progressive-majority City Council is moving quickly to prioritize homelessness...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

Vancouver health officials scrambling to slow drug-overdose deaths, government emails reveal

Correspondence obtained via freedom-of-information requests depicts officials with the city, health authorities, and the province working frantically to slow the...

The Portland Officer Who Killed Quanice Hayes Last Month Won't Face Charges

by Dirk VanderHart Friends mourn the death of Quanice Hayes in Northeast Portland last month. Doug Brown The police officer...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The AMF Pro 300 Bowling Alley on Powell Is Going Away

by Ned Lannamann Soon to be a 24 Hour Fitness, or Panera Bread, or Gentle Dental, or something similarly bland...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

David Suzuki: Facts and evidence matter in confronting climate crisis

There are many excellent resources that provide information to counter climate-change skeptics and deniers...

Ypsilanti City Council approves a resolution to fly a trans pride flag on the city pole

The city of Ypsilanti is showing its trans pride. At its March 21 meeting, the Ypsilanti City Council unanimously approved...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

The Complete Jewish Film Festival 2017 Schedule

The 22nd Annual Festival Runs March 25-April 2 by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

The Complete Fringe Festival 2017 Schedule

The Festival Of Offbeat Theater Runs March 23-April 1 by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Me

"Why would I talk to you after all the horrible things City Paper has written about me?"
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  07-23-2014  |  Art

Why Political Cartoons Matter

Editorial cartoons have never been better, more relevant or more popular. But daily newspapers are phasing them out -- because editors don't understand them.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-16-2008  |  Media

Revisiting Vonnegut's Player Piano

You got to hand it to Kurt Vonnegut: he predicted the destructive power of automation over 60 years ago, a warning that is applicable today.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  10-01-2012  |  Fiction