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Things to Do This Weekend: August 11-13

by Mercury Staff Friday? Friday's for gettin' on the road and spending time with good friends (and maybe even some...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Morning News: Socialists Swarm Chicago, State Investigates Farmworker Death, Federal Way Bans Safe Injection Sites

by Sydney Brownstone Lo, a Democratic Socialist! Sebastian Hidalgo Heidi and the Socialists: Heidi spent her weekend at the Democratic...
The Stranger  |  08-10-2017  |  Slog

Things to Do Thursday!

7 things to do for August 10 by Mercury Staff Top Down Rooftop Cinema: Shaft Every summer, the NW Film...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Police Oversight, Affordable Housing Replaces a Strip Club, and Voting Age is No Longer Smoking Age

by Doug Brown Good morning, Portland. Here are some links you should click. First up, out in print as of...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Flagpole Premieres: Timi & Wonderland Rangers, 'Baby's Bread (Hard Times)'

Photo Credit: Ann Conley Local singer-songwriter Timi Conley is perhaps best known as the founder and spiritual ambassador of the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-10-2017  |  Homedrone

Loon Star State: Dan Patrick’s Senate

Ben Sargent To see more political cartoons, visit our Loon Star State section. The post Loon Star State: Dan Patrick’s...
The Texas Observer  |  08-10-2017  |  La Linea

Safety and Awareness

by Anonymous To the kids who tried to bait me into a fight on my way home. You were riding...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Beer, coming to Sun Prairie

Full Mile brewery plans move forward. The project will be downtown and run by Nathan Kinderman and C.J. Hall...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Movies in the alley

Arts + Literature Laboratory heads into its second season of screening experimental films on the wall outside the gallery. The...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Small-town remembrance

A bestselling author, essayist, farmer and now philosopher, Michael Perry is entering new territory by adapting his popular memoir, “Population...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Garbage for your coffee table?

“This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake” is a coffee table book about Garbage, Madison’s most famous band. And,...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Melancholy comedy

Gillian Robespierre’s sophomore film, “Landline,” is a sweet and melancholy comedy featuring the excellent Jenny Slate...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

Support black-owned eateries during Black Restaurant Week, take in some jazz at a New Orleans-style brunch at The Wise and...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Openings, closings, changes and winners

The Heritage Tavern takes top honors in first-ever Burger Week. Stella Blu Cafe opens. And sadly, 5th Element has shut...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

On the honor system

On country roads throughout Dane County and beyond, corn stands that work on the honor system dot the landscape. Piles...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Church of the absurd

Experimental theater is alive and well in a small church outside Spring Green, where the founders of Theatre de l’Ange...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Rename City County Building for Dick Wagner

Now that the idea to name the City County Building after President Barack Obama has been shut down, I have...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Ending the “tale of two cities”

Vanessa McDowell, the first woman of color to lead the Madison YWCA, wants the organization to be more forceful in...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Rimona on the rocks

A Madison 10-year-old flourishes at rock climbing. She placed sixth of 48 climbers age 9 to 11 last month at...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Transitioning in Greek life

Ace Hillard never quite fit in at UW-Madison. But joining a sorority changed all that. A transgender man, Hillard says...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Grab some crab

No forks, no spoons, no plates. Diving into a bag of steaming crustaceans at Mad Seafood Boiler is novel, messy...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Founders’ tale

“From Awkward Spaces” is a new play at the Bartell Theatre that documents the story of how leaders of Madison...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Fallen heroes

Which local icon will let us down next?...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Crafting for conservation

School and church groups in Madison are teaming up with the Henry Vilas Zoo to create crafts from wildlife poaching...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Isthmus Picks Playlist: Aug. 10-17, 2017

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Aug...
Isthmus  |  08-10-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

I Can't Stand It

by Anonymous Fake long finger nails. Loud people. Someone says "nice to see you." Loud guy says, "good to be...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Morgan and Bridges explore the sound of desolation as High Plains

There’s often a sense of loneliness in Scott Morgan’s work...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Moon to block sun!

For the first time in nearly a century, millions of Americans will have a front row seat to a total...
Isthmus  |  08-09-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Let’s talk about the world’s highest-paid DJs, Carpool Karaoke, and Kid Rock goes full country

Liam Gallagher has emphatically stated he has zero interest in doing Carpool Karaoke...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Lee Fields accentuates the positive

Next up in the ever-spinning kaleidoscope of what’s hip? John Denver...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Indie Filmmakers Have Nice Things to Say About Amazon

"We get way more money, and we get paid more often." by Julia Raban There’s an exciting new thriller available...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Old-Timey Horror in Annabelle: Creation

Welcome to the dollhouse. by Joule Zelman The setting: A mid-century Andrew Wyeth landscape with an Edward Hopper house. A...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

The Dark Pulp of Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River

Starring Jeremy Renner as a guy who doesn't say much. by Andrew Wright Taylor Sheridan certainly came bolting out of...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Steve Earle’s Got Some Stories

On his new record, the honky-tonk hero embraces his outlaw roots. by Santi Elijah Holley CHAD BATKA Steve Earle’s got...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Rumble restores a vital link to music history

Charley Patton, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix—the Aboriginal influence on American music is inestimable...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Outside Lands 2017

This year marks the tenth edition of the Outside Lands music and arts festival, which means it’s just short of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-09-2017  |  Activate

Exiled from Dog Paradise

A brief visit to a place my dog and I were not wanted. by Sean Nelson We were told it...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Kacey Musgraves Doesn’t Play by the Rules

The country star reflects on songwriting, success, and swerving out of her lane. by Ben Salmon In a clear example...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

Fresh and local: Sinéad Sanders is like a ghost from a simpler time

What you get is roots music stripped down and raw, catching the Vancouver open-mike vet live from the floor with...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-09-2017  |  Music

Free Will Astrology

For the Week of August 9 by Rob Brezsny LEO (July 23–Aug 22): Each of us comes to know the...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

With Nearly All Ballots Counted, Cary Moon Holds Second Place in Mayoral Primary

by Heidi Groover Another ballot drop and it's still Cary Moon. nate gowdy After another drop of new ballots from...
The Stranger  |  08-09-2017  |  Slog

City Council Just Demanded Early Statements from Cops After Shootings. Here Are Three Big Questions.

by Dirk VanderHart What a bizarre, fast-paced ride we've been on lately in regard to city policy after police shootings...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-09-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Prostitute Says She Killed Three to Prove Love for Pimp

"When you're out there and you're living that fast life, you can never say what you wouldn't do," says Falicia Blakely, a nude dancer and mother who committed multiple murders at age 18.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mara Shalhoup  |  04-27-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Michael the Black Man: Shot by Obama Henchmen?

How the Blacks Against Obama leader survived an "assassination" attempt.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  10-20-2008  |  Politics

Peace Corps Volunteers Play Delicate Role Amid Conflicts

Peace Corps volunteers serve not only as goodwill ambassadors but, in bellicose times, as extensions of the United States' foreign policy.
San Antonio Current  |  Lisa Sorg  |  01-05-2005  |  International