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The Vanishing Underground: Oakland's Housing Crisis Is Also Displacing its Arts and Music Counterculture

Young creatives who flocked to industrial warehouses are now the latest victims of East Bay gentrification. Young partygoers piled into...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Iran Unveiled: Life Through an Iranian Lens At Kala Art Institute

Iran Unveiled highlights the richness of Persian culture beyond politics — the sole lens through which so many people experience...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of June 22–28. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Even if you are a wild-eyed adventure-seeker with extremist...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Popcorn Populism à la The Magnificent Seven

Denzel Washington and friends straighten out the Gold Country. Before we even enter the theater, Antoine Fuqua’s exhilaratingly mega-violent The...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Traicíon x Swagger Like Us x Folsom Friday

A queer dance party from Mexico City to the Bay. Cat Donohue was once the culture editor at the dearly...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

EOD: That Antikythera Shipwreck Everyone's Talking About? It Also Carried the First Known Computer

by Jennifer Campbell Three weeks ago, underwater archeologists found a 2,000-year-old human skeleton buried in the wreckage of Roman ship...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

EOD: That Antikythera Shipwreck Everyone's Talking About? It Also Carried the First Known Computer

by Jennifer Campbell Three weeks ago, underwater archeologists found a 2,000-year-old human skeleton buried in the wreckage of Roman ship...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Sex Worker Advocates Say Oakland's ReportJohn.org Prostitution Snitch Web Site Does More Harm Than Good

Last week, the Alameda County District Attorney's office and the City of Oakland unveiled ReportJohn.org, a web site for ratting...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  92510

Savage Love: Quickies

Quickies by Dan Savage Joe Newton I'm a 27-year-old straight male and a high-school teacher held to a strict code...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Thank Journalists for Your Soon-to-Be Pesticide-Free Pot

Until recently, pot was not tested for pesticides. by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue They’ll be able to screen for more than 100...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

The New Magnificent Seven Has a Great Cast and Lots of Explosions

by Erik Henriksen The Magnificent Seven: A solid remake of a remake. Elmer Bernstein's classic theme for 1960's The Magnificent...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Clark Humphrey, Author of Loser, Explains How His Local Rock History Book Just Got Bigger

by Rich Smith Every scene needs its scribe, and you won't find a wonkier, more meticulous, more measured historian of...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Local Sightings, a Film Festival that Captures the Essence of the Northwest, Opens Tonight

by Charles Mudede Milk Men: Who wants to have their toes cut? The beauty of our part of the world...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Welcome to College... Don't Fuck It Up (Unless You Want To)

Welcome to College... Don't Fuck It Up (Unless You Want To) by Eli Sanders Hello, new students! You have so...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

This Year's Eat Real Festival Features an Anti-Sausage Party

When Eat Real Festival hits Jack London Square this weekend, its annual whole-hog butchery demonstration — one of the street...
East Bay Express  |  09-20-2016  |  Ear Bud

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Daddy Issues

by Dan Savage I'm a gay guy in my twenties who is reluctantly attracted to older guys. I don't ever...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Live Review: It’s Black Fuckin’ Sabbath, Man!

by Arthur Bradford Arthur Bradford I didn’t have particularly high expectations for last week's Black Sabbath concert, to be honest...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Eastern Michigan University's King Residence Hall vandalized with racist remark

On Tuesday, September 20th, Professor Julie Ann Slack found the hate message "KKK" and "Leave N-ggers" plastered on King Hall's...
Metro Times  |  09-20-2016  |  Blogs

Renovated Canadian Music Centre opens October 14 for inaugural concert series in new theatre

The Canadian Music Centre in BC (CMC BC) will celebrate the completion of recent renovations to its home at the Vancouver...
The Georgia Straight  |  09-20-2016  |  Music

85 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week

Michelmasse Festival, Karaoke World Championships Duets, and More Picks For September 20-25 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Lege Hearing Gets Tense Over Racial Profiling

Houston Democrat Garnet Coleman plans to file the Sandra Bland Act to promote statewide law enforcement reforms. The post Lege...
The Texas Observer  |  09-20-2016  |  La Linea

Here's the Full Lineup for the Chance of Rain Festival

by Dave Segal Today the new electronic-music festival Chance of Rain finalized its lineup with the additions of Canadian techno/house...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Dave Landis Talks About "King Charles III" at Playhouse on the Square

Mike Bartlett's deliberately and delightfully Shakespearean King Charles III is a history play about things that haven't happened yet. It...

Watch Senator Elizabeth Warren's Splendid Takedown of "Gutless" Wells Fargo Executive

by Ansel Herz "You should resign, you should be criminally investigated." Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com Just do yourself a favor...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Things To Do Tonight 9/20

by Mercury Staff Del the Funky Homosapien, Richie Cunning, DJ Bad, DJ Poe Del the Funky Homosapien emerged from the...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Backers of Gun Violence Restraining Order Initiative Say Similar Connecticut Law Has Saved Dozens of Lives

by Sydney Brownstone I-1491 would allow family members, law enforcement, and intimate partners to petition a court to temporarily remove...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

I'm a Millennial Who Plans to Vote for Clinton, But Her Appeal to Millennials Is Hard to Watch

by Rich Smith Technically, yes. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Yesterday, in her speech to the students at Temple, which was...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Stranger Is Hiring A Digital Managing Editor

by The Stranger The Stranger is looking for a digital managing editor. Are you detail-oriented? Efficient? Do you have experience...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

The River Series in Harbortown Announces Fall Schedule

The River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater will kick off their first Fall season this Saturday night. Steve Selvidge...

35 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, September 21

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  09-20-2016  |  Views

Prosecutor Will Get Trial for Conduct in Jackson Case

A formal trial will soon be set for a Shelby County prosecutor who allegedly hid evidence during the murder trial...

A play about racists and rabbits at the Boll YMCA

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or running a tavern called Bookies), you must be aware that we have...
Metro Times  |  09-20-2016  |  Blogs

Photo Gallery: Ashley Block Memorial Bike Ride

Photo Credit: Matt Hardy Hundreds of Ashley Block's friends and other members of the local cycling community gathered Monday for...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-20-2016  |  In the Loop

Record review: Jahshua Smith, The Fourth Wall

Jahshua Smith, The Fourth Wall An Emcee Cometh: Once again, Jahshua Smith brings his street wisdom to politics, race, and love with The...
Metro Times  |  09-20-2016  |  Blogs

First class-action suits filed on behalf of residents affected by water contamination

Legal recourse has begun to shape up for residents concerned with their contaminated drinking water in the Fountain, Security, Widefield...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  09-20-2016  |  Indy Blog

Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Hillsborough Tonight

Up in North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and environmentalist groups continue to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, which...
INDY Week  |  09-20-2016  |  Triangulator

Welcome to College, Here's Why You Shouldn't Rape Your Classmates. No, Seriously, Don't Do It. (And Don't Let Your Friends Do It.)

by Heidi Groover More than one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college. Most of them—around 80...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

The College Student's Guide to Buying Legal Weed for the First Time

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Uncle Ike’s: So many different varieties of pot, so little time. UNCLE IKE'S So you're coming to...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Here and Queer? Our Guide to Safe Space for College Kids

by Kim Selling Hero worship: Pony. KELLY O It is totally possible to swan around town as an out-and-loud queer...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Hey, College Kids, Get All the Credit Cards

by Charles Mudede VS. DON'T GET A CREDIT CARD, IT'LL RUIN YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE The economy is not about the...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

Hey, New Students, Don't Get a Credit Card

by Tricia Romano VS. GET ALL THE CREDIT CARDS Eleventy million years ago, when I was in college, credit card...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

RECORD REVIEW: Okkervil River's Away Is a Complex Album of Elegies and an Un-Love Letter to the Music Biz

RECORD REVIEW: Okkervil River's Away Is a Complex Album of Elegies and an Un-Love Letter to the Music Biz by...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2016  |  Slog

The Pen Responds

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, we asked local cartoonists if they'd like to respond by taking their pen to paper.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  01-20-2015  |  Civil Liberties

'Revenge Porn' Larger Problem Than Proposed Laws Can Solve

"If people understood how much damage this can do to someone's life, I think we'd be able to get much stronger protections."
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Charlie Deitch  |  02-14-2014  |  The War on Women

All About Sex

Sex is not a requirement of marriage, and marriage is not a requirement for sex.
NUVO  |  Doug Whitinger  |  02-12-2014  |  Sex