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Risky business

Ear sex is loud, and as a thing, how does it work exactly? That question and more thorns of kinky...
Isthmus  |  01-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

2016 Climate Recap: Record Temperatures, Warm Winters and Heavy Showers

Last year was the hottest on record globally, just like 2015 and 2014. The 10 hottest years on record have...
The Texas Observer  |  01-18-2017  |  La Linea

School choice

The Madison school board will soon vote on whether to add Isthmus Montessori Academy to the district as a charter...
Isthmus  |  01-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

What a 1940 Novel Can Teach Us About Fighting Trump

If you want to understand the moral circumstances that Americans face in the dawning Trump era, you could do worse...
The Texas Observer  |  01-18-2017  |  La Linea

The Morning News: State Senator Wants to Ban Safe Consumption Sites, Sawant Defends Student Protesters

by Heidi Groover Mark Miloscia wants to ban sites like this one in Vancouver, B.C., where people can use drugs...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2017  |  Slog

New Food Fight restaurant Canteen to replace Nostrano

Food Fight is opening a “neighborhood taqueria” in the space currently home to Nostrano. It’s expected to open in May...
Isthmus  |  01-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

A conversation with this week’s Pittsburgh City Paper cover illustrator Rachel Arnold Sager

This week’s Winter Guide cover is by Pittsburgh artist Rachel Arnold Sager. Local folks will recognize her playful illustration of...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogh

Common Pub replaces Lefty’s in Detroit's Cass Corridor

When one bar door closes in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, another one is sure to open. Lefty’s Lounge closed its door...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Clear-cut fraud?

Quincy Bioscience has made a fortune on its brain enhancement supplement, Prevagen. Now, the FDA and New York State claim...
Isthmus  |  01-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Fake news alert: Corktown is not getting a Trader Joe's

OK, so it's not the kind of fake news that helped get Trump elected, but an amusing hoax has metro...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Advice to Seattle Newcomers from Newcomers

People Who've Lived Here a Year Tell Newbies Where to Go, Where to Eat, and How to Survive Seattle's Winters...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love

Risky Business by Dan Savage About a year ago, I was pretending to read my boyfriend's mind and jokingly said,...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

One Day at a Time

FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE—Sorry, Dears. Something’s in Our Eye. by Ann Romano MONDAY, JANUARY 9 Welcome...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hello, New People!

Here's Everything You Need to Know (and Some Things We'd Like to Forget) About Seattle by Eli Sanders Welcome! Bienvenue!...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2017  |  Slog

Fighting Fascism on a Budget

Five ways to resist when you’re broke. by Ciara Dolan If you’re tight on funds, resisting the looming Trump presidency...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Don’t let elected officials get complacent in opposing Trump—let 'em know how you feel. by Doug Brown I interned for...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fresh from Cedarburg

The Fermentorium enters the Madison market with its Underwater Panther IIPA. It’s a beer with complexity and balance...
Isthmus  |  01-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Portland's Pretty

When the snow falls, the cute come out to play. by Marissa Sullivan In case you haven’t noticed, Portland has...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Charles Mudede's Alternate History of the Seattle You Must Visit

If You Are New to Town, Knowing the Places on This List Make You a Real Local by Charles Mudede...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2017  |  Slog

From "aPodments" to Luxury One-Bedrooms, We Scoured Seattle to Find Out What the Rental Market is Like

From "aPodments" to Luxury One-Bedrooms, We Scoured the City to Find Out What the Rental Market Is Like by Stranger...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2017  |  Slog

Nariko Ott Heads East

The perpetually mustachioed comedian stops in on his way out. by Robert Ham FOLLOW THE LOCAL comedy scene long enough...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I, Anonymous

A note to the distinguished elder gentlemen of Portland. by Anonymous WHAT IS IT with the 60-year-old men in this...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I’m Just Visiting

Put my 40 in the freezer ‘cause I wanna get bent “Tonite.” by Hutch Harris This week I’m doing something...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Upcoming Protest, Resistance, and Solidarity Events

Where to march, demonstrate and learn during and after Inauguration Day. by Mercury Resistance and Solidarity Squad Portland will explode...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Get Out of Your Libation Rut with Aromatized Wines

There's a a slew of vermouths at Locale on N. Mississippi by MJ Skegg DO YOU need to expand your...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Headwaters Is Bringing Haute Hotel Dining Back

Finicky Seas At Paley’s New Downtown Seafood-Forward Restaurant by Andrea Damewood THE SEA be a rough mistress: she giveth great...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Year, New Work at Fertile Ground

Check the temperature of Portland theater with the annual festival. by Megan Burbank THE FERTILE GROUND festival of new theater...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hall Monitor: Wheeler’s Testy Early Term

How will the new mayor handle his biggest test yet? by Dirk VanderHart FOR PORTLAND’S brand new mayor, the tests...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Music

Noteworthy shows for the week of January 18-24. SUPER PICK CATE LE BON, TIM PRESLEY (Missisippi Studios, 3939 N Mississipi)...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things To Do Film

This week: 1984, a 50-foot-tall woman, and Mormons in space. by Mercury Staff 1984 As the world plunges into actual...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

“This guy is obviously petty, unhinged, and off his rocker.” DEAR DAN RE: “Savage Love” [Savage Love, Jan 11]. “I...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Short Films—and Dark Dreams—of Vu Pham

Featuring drugs, cults, and space suits. by Suzette Smith THEY’RE ALL BAD PEOPLE. I’d like to say that the characters...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Unrepentant Proud Trumper Deplorable

by Anonymous Get over it. Trump won. Now accept him as YOUR PRESIDENT! I accepted Obama each time he won...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Free speech advocate and long-time Vancouver library employee Brian Campbell dies

He once said that his proudest professional achievement came in helping make free public Internet accessible in libraries across the...

Oakland City Council Questions Need for Court-Appointed Police Monitor, Delays Renewing Contracts

In a surprise move, the Oakland City Council voted Tuesday night not to renew two contracts with the court-appointed monitor...
East Bay Express  |  01-18-2017  |  Ear Bud

Vancouver's Main Street will lose its vegetarian Foundation, due to rising rents

One of Vancouver's best-known vegetarian restaurants is closing, due to rising rents...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-18-2017  |  Views

Bands to watch 2017: Drinkard Sisters

The Drinkard Sisters have been playing out as a duo since 2012, but they hadn't officially released anything until earlier...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

15 Detroit bands to watch in 2017

Welcome to the Metro Times’ roundup of the 15 best new bands in the metropolitan area.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Mark your calendars with these wintry events in metro Detroit

Snow days Michigan winters are hard — seriously, if you can survive winter in Michigan you can probably survive anything...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Marcus Elliot

27-year-old saxophonist Marcus Elliot isn't truly a new face on the scene.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Kaleb the Intern

Kaleb Waterman says he's the worst intern anyone will ever have.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Valley Hush

Two days before Detroit's Mo Pop festival took place this summer, a band canceled last minute and Valley Hush were...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

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Meal Ticket  Philadelphia City Paper Philadelphia, PA
Haiku News  NUVO Indianapolis, IN
The Hammer Show  NUVO Indianapolis, IN
The Snitch  SF Weekly San Francisco, CA
Feathered Bastard  Phoenix New Times Phoenix, AZ
The Informer  L.A. Weekly Culver City, CA
Crickets  Chicago Reader Chicago, IL
Blogs  Metro Times Ferndale, MI
Crib Notes  Creative Loafing (Atlanta) Atlanta, GA
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Should the government pay for Bradley Manning's gender reassignment surgery?

Shortly after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest security breaches in recent history, he announced that he was transgendered.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  09-04-2013  |  Commentary

I Had Sex at a Swingers Club and Liked It

An inside look at Atlanta sex swingers clubs.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  10-18-2012  |  Sex

Bolognese and Blarney

Gullah cuisine, genetics, and Michael Twitty's beef with Sean Brock.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  04-05-2016  |  Food+Drink