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Behold the Portland Mercury's Unparalleled Coverage of Gilmore Girls

by Erik Henriksen Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finally hits Netflix TODAY, and our Gilmore-obsessed office could not...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-25-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Twenty-five years later, filmmaker Julie Dash reflects on Daughters of the Dust

Beyoncé's album Lemonade, released in April, includes imagery of African-American women in flowing white dresses that recalls a landmark film...
Chicago Reader  |  11-25-2016  |  On Film

Sherman Alexie and Other Seattle Literary Types Sell You Books this Saturday

by Rich Smith On Saturday, Nov 26th, twenty-five authors and dummy critics (like me!) will descend on Seattle's larger independent...
The Stranger  |  11-25-2016  |  Slog

Things to Do This Weekend!

Things to Do for November 25-27 by Mercury Staff Black Friday doesn't have to be the soul-demolishing corporate thresher you...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-25-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Aretha Franklin's National Anthem was long as hell but amazing as ever

Forget whatever you knew about the "Star-Spangled Banner" because Aretha Franklin wiped the floor clean yesterday with her version of...
Metro Times  |  11-25-2016  |  Blogs

Good Morning, News: Bad Cops, Canadian Baseball, and Ann Coulter, Probably

by Dirk VanderHart Hope you're drying out—metaphorically and physically—from a drenched Thanksgiving, y'all. While you were avoiding the subject of...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-25-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Comforting Illusions of Gilmore Girls Aren't So Comforting Anymore in A Year in the Life

"What feels inauthentic isn't the performances, but the idea that it will ever feel safe to be a woman in...
The Stranger  |  11-25-2016  |  Slog

Isthmus Live Sessions: Direct Hit

Direct Hit performs an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices on November 18, 2016...
Isthmus  |  11-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

SURJ Plans Protest, Boycott of Trump-Related Businesses on Black Friday

A local group was slated to protest on Friday at a major commercial intersection in Memphis to raise awareness of...

U-M prof details theory on how the presidential election could have been hacked

Earlier this week, it was reported that University of Michigan professor J. Alex Halderman was part of a group of activists...
Metro Times  |  11-25-2016  |  Blogs

The city of Madison needs to embrace innovation in its food cart scene

There are more food carts in Madison than ever before, but city regulations are restricting innovation and healthy growth. There...
Isthmus  |  11-25-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Bad Santa 2: Another So-So Sequel for Your Holiday Movie Rotation

by Ned Lannamann A Christmas movie doesn’t have to be that good to make it into the yearly holiday rotation...
The Stranger  |  11-25-2016  |  Slog

Allied Offers a Friendly Reminder: Don’t Marry Nazis

by Megan Burbank I don't care how hot your wife is: Nazism is always a deal breaker. This is common...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

Warren Beatty's Rules Don’t Apply Is Kind of a Mess... but You Won’t Mind

by Ned Lannamann TV may get all the shine nowadays, but old-fashioned movie-star charisma goes a long way. Case in...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

SFU pledges to cut by a third the carbon footprint of its endowments sans divestment from fossil fuels

The target aligns with Canada’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030...

Michael Meneer: Will Donald Trump resurrect the spectre of The Ugly American?

More broadly, the term has become representative of loud and imposing Americans with scant interest in the ways of other...

The Worst Thanksgiving Ride: Going Home on the Seattle Streetcar

by Charles Mudede There is nothing sadder than sitting alone in a slow-moving streetcar. JOE A. KANZLER PHOTO, AVGEEKJOE PRODUCTIONS...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

Go to Karaoke at Hula Hula After Your Sad, Lonely Thanksgiving Meal

by Rich Smith Carlos Castilla/Shutterstock Karaoke is the most earnest form of performance. You can test this. When someone takes...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

Memorials to Remember Crime Victims

A pair of memorial services will remember the lives lost to criminal activity this year in Memphis and Shelby County...

She’s the Very First Eagle Huntress!

by Suzette Smith The Eagle Huntress looks amazing. The documentary’s images—featuring a grinning 13-year-old Aisholpan Nurgaiv as she holds a...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Let's Give Thanks for Threesomes!

by Dan Savage A few weeks ago, my live-in boyfriend (let's call him James) sat down next to me after...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

Bad Santa: our 2016 Metro Times Gift Guide

Well, folks — we are officially in the holiday season and the time to shop for your loved ones is...
Metro Times  |  11-24-2016  |  Blogs

Provincial NDP leader John Horgan says it's time to end grizzly-bear hunts in B.C.

“It’s time to end BC's grizzly bear trophy hunt,” B.C. NDP leader John Horgan has said...

Have a Thanksgiving Dinner that Tastes Like Nothing at Claim Jumper

by Heidi Groover Embed from Getty Images If you're really dedicated to this, you need to get the fuck out...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

Guinness world record for simultaneous coast-to-coast drumming sought in Canada’s 150th birthday bash

The Chinese community is organizing the coast-to-coast drumming event...

The Hokey Mysticism of The Sea of Trees

by Julia Raban Aokigahara, or Japan’s suicide forest, is a real place at the base of Mount Fuji where people...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

Ruin Your Thanksgiving by Watching The Edge of Seventeen

by Charles Mudede I have always found that teenagers are far more interesting in person than they are in the...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

How to Get Through Thanksgiving at Your Right-Wing Family's House

by Ansel Herz Levi Hastings If you hang with your right-wing family this Thanksgiving, you're likely to hear and experience...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-24-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Let's Give Thanks for Threesomes!

by Dan Savage A few weeks ago, my live-in boyfriend (let's call him James) sat down next to me after...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-24-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Vancouver underground collective launch new record label, Groundwerk Recordings

The imprint is set to showcase Vancouver's up-and-coming electronic music producers...
The Georgia Straight  |  11-24-2016  |  Music

The Morning News: Jill Stein's Recount Is Probably a Huge Waste of Money, Trump Plans to Kill NASA's Climate Science Division

by Charles Mudede Humans: Born in Africa, died in America. NASAJill Stein Has So Far Raised 3,000,000 Bones for a...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

A Thanksgiving Reminder: It's Never Too Early to Start Drinking

by Ana Sofia Knauf Karaoke at Baranof. TYLER MARTIN The Baranof (8549 Greenwood Ave N) is kind of like the...
The Stranger  |  11-24-2016  |  Slog

Development on the rise in Sea-to-Sky region

Realtor Jill Carter says there are two different property markets along B.C.’s scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. One is the busy scene...

What's Up With #ThanksgivingInJail?

So, why are some of your Facebook friends checking in at 201 Poplar on Thanksgiving? Maybe it’s criminal activity, but...

Why is it called Black Friday?

There are two different explanations...

Trump's education secretary pick Betsy DeVos is the opposite of 'drain the swamp'

With Wednesday's announcement that President-elect Donald Trump has appointed GOP donor Betsy DeVos as his education secretary, it looks like there will finally...
Metro Times  |  11-24-2016  |  Blogs

Report: Crime Rate Up But Lower Than 2006

New numbers from the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission show that the major violent crime rate continued to be slightly above...

Beyond Tex-Mex: Rediscovering Texas’ 10,000-Year-Old Cuisine

'Truly Texas Mexican' author Adán Medrano writes: Texas’ first food has been invisible. Now, chefs and activists are putting it...
The Texas Observer  |  11-24-2016  |  La Linea

AAC Picks: Week 13

LAST WEEK: 6-1 SEASON: 75-14 FRIDAY Houston at Memphis Cincinnati at Tulsa SATURDAY UCF at USF Tulane at UConn East...

NOLA Weekend

The many rewards of staggering through New Orleans. You haven't really experienced New Orleans until you carry a comically drunk...

Remembering Chicago Tribune reporter Steve Crews

At a Christmas party several years ago, Steve Crews sat down beside me and asked me what I thought about...
Chicago Reader  |  11-24-2016  |  News Bites

How I Put My Back into Chiropractic

A chiropractor? I'd never been to one, but I thought, I guess they're the docs to help with back trouble, right?
Seven Days  |  Meghan Dewald  |  01-18-2008  |  Science

Fueled Differently

The California startup Abundant Biofuels uses special shrub, strategy to produce green energy.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mark C. Anderson  |  01-17-2008  |  Environment

God is Dead

Just kidding. He's fine. But in a predictably spineless move, all direct references to religion have been dropped from The Golden Compass.
The Portland Mercury  |  Allison Hallett  |  12-06-2007  |  Reviews