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Savage Love Letter of the Day: Guy Willing to Abandon His Fetish in the Name of Love, Girl Suspicious

by Dan Savage I'm a 29-year-old straight woman, I'm faced with a dilemma, and I'd love your take on the...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Comedian Eddie Izzard Is Preparing for the Unlikeliest Costume Change of His Career

by Matt Baume Eddie Izzard's new book, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens, is available now...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

SIFF 2017: Solidarity with Strangers

by Sean Nelson Without Name The closing weekend of the Seattle International Film Festival tends to inspire complicated feelings—about the...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Experience a Digital Restoration of Funeral Parade of Roses

by Robert Ham As with last year’s restoration of John Waters’ fantastic second film Multiple Maniacs, another landmark of queer...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Shannon Entropy's Debut LP Is Full of Downcast Dream-Songs

by Ben Salmon On their full-length debut, Out There Ideas, Portland five-piece Shannon Entropy brings together a relatively fresh blend...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week's Best Hip-Hop Shows

by Jenni Moore Kelsey Wroten Last weekend, I was a guest on a panel called The Happening 2017: Portland’s Love/Hate...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Vulture Showcases Turtlenecked's Swarming Multiplex of Ideas

by Chris Sutton “You put the goddamn strings in my hand!” moans Turtlenecked’s Harrison Smith on “Stradivarius,” the final track...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jenn Louis Proves Celebrity-Chef Status with New Israeli Restaurant. Ray

by Thomas Ross Aaron Lee I don’t watch cooking shows—it’s too torturous to view larger-than-life images of delicious looking food...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Where to Find Portland’s Best Onigiri

by Ellen Freeman Ellen Freeman Since moving back to Portland after living in Japan for three years, everybody asks which...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trip the Dark's The Goblin King is Dance for People Who Don’t Watch Dance

by April MacKay JOSH SCHOONMAKER If the current Hollywood trend of remaking every beloved movie from your childhood (often badly)...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Deputy Who Chanted "Trump" At Voters Gets Disciplinary Action

by Dirk VanderHart Multnomah CountyA Multnomah County deputy who chanted "Trump, Trump" to dozens of voters waiting to cast their...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

National Aboriginal Day 2017: Ginger Gosnell-Myers works to build a City of Reconciliation

Her passion for fostering indigenous causes is driven by her traditional upbringing on the northwest coast as well as her...

Mean to Green: How the Texas Legislature Took its Toll on the Environment This Session

Lawmakers weakened citizens’ ability to challenge polluters, made flying drones over oil and gas facilities a jailable offense and slashed...
The Texas Observer  |  06-14-2017  |  La Linea

Loveboys Reap What They Sow

by Ryan J. Prado LOVEBOYS (Not to be confused with the red-leather-clad Canadian rockers.) Courtesy of the artist Following the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jeff Orlowski's Documentary About Coral Bleaching Shows Why There Should Be Zero Tolerance for Cliff Mass' Games

by Charles Mudede Chasing CoralThe documentary Chasing Coral screened on June 9 at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Local hikers urge B.C. park visitors to "pack it in, pack it out" after discovering 40 pounds of trash at Joffre Lakes

The duo were on an overnight camping trip when they came across "mini dumps" of garbage along one of the...

Car-free days in Vancouver fuelled by imaginative rebels with a cause

The founders, Matt Hern and Carmen Mills, came up with the idea to express opposition to the provincial Gateway Program...

Certified Fair Trade Cannabis Is Coming

by Josh Jardine JUANMONINO / GETTY IMAGESI’m adamant that the cannabis I consume is organic. And, thanks to stringent testing...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

UPDATES: Accuser Drops Lawsuit that Ended Mayor Ed Murray's Reelection Campaign

by Heidi Groover A man who has accused Mayor Ed Murray of sexual abuse believes he'll have a better chance...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Video: Every Game of Thrones death ever

Valar morghulis...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-14-2017  |  Views

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Naramata Bench Wineries Tailgate Party

Join us in Naramata for our Annual Tailgate Party Distinctive wine tastings from 28 Naramata wineries with local chefs' cuisine...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-14-2017  |  Views

Guest Editorial: A New Way Forward for Health Care in Seattle

A guest editorial from a Hisam Goueli, physician, gay Muslim and city council candidate calling for investing $25 million in...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Seafair 2017 Officially Starts Today—Here's Our Complete Seafair Calendar

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Get ready for lots of Seafair pirates this summer. Sean O'Neill/Flickr Today is the...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Feel the Earth move

“Beautiful:The Carole King Musical” gives a glimpse into the life and work of the best-selling songwriter. King’s fans will certainly...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Free Will Astrology: For the Week of June 14

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): You have to admit that salt looks like sugar and sugar resembles salt...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Hello, Maggot: Questions for My Father About the Vietnam War

by Rich Smith Nakhon Phanom, Thailand: Bob Smith dropped out of college because he didn’t want to learn what they...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Why Should I Give a Fuck About... Pharoah Sanders?

by Dave Segal Pharoah Sanders plays tonight at the Triple Door. Years Active: 56. Provenance: Little Rock, Arkansas. Essential Albums:...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

The Organizing Principles of Northwest Terror Fest

by Sean Nelson Wolves in the Throne Room bring black metal to Neumos tonight. When the founders of Southwest Terror...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

I Finally Tried a Cannabis Cigar, and It Changed My Mind

by Lester Black These cannabis cigars are wrapped in actual pot leaves. LEIRA CANNAGARS When I read that a cigar...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

The Comeback: Mayoral Candidate Mike McGinn Wants to "Keep Seattle," Whatever That Means

by Sydney Brownstone McGinn says he doesn’t want to lose the people already in Seattle to rising prices and regressive...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Person of Interest: Meet Jeffery Lew, the Dad Who Raised More Than $45,000 to Wipe Out School Lunch Debt in Seattle

by Amber Cortes Steve Korn You launched a GoFundMe campaign to help pay off school lunch debt—and it went viral!...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Spam: The Mystery Meat That Continues to Inspire Conflicting Feelings of Agony and Ecstasy

by Anca L. Szilágyi Jessica Stein My earliest memory of Spam goes back to a summer vacation in Romania in...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

The New Issue of Thick As Thieves Has Daddy Issues

by Rich Smith This cover brought to you by Whitney Stephens.Thick As Thieves is a one-color, comics-only quarterly featuring 16...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Baking with Dad: A Comic for Father's Day

by Callan Berry Callan Berry...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

My Father, the Charming Womanizer

by Tricia Romano My father weighed 67 pounds when he died, but that's not how I remember him. I remember...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Future News: Stories That Will Come True Next Week

by Mercury Staff FUTURE NEWS FLASH! President Trump Arrested for Treason; Says “See, I Told You I Wasn’t Under Investigation”...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Party Review: I Attended a Birthday Party Orgy

by D. Martin Austin Jesse TiseA birthday party at a sex club? Sure. Why not? The prelude to tonight’s event...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Laurie R. King’s Page-Turner Takes Its Time

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey AUTHOR PHOTO BY JOSH EDELSON Any parent will tell you that dropping children off at school...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Pleasing Idiosyncrasy of Amelia Gray's Isadora

by Megan Burbank Isadora Duncan is often described as the mother of modern dance, a distinction that conjures classically-derived grandeur...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Virgin territory

A 30-year-old virgin, a hostile sort and an off-putting sexual practice are under discussion this week. Dan Savage has words...
Isthmus  |  06-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

How the New Plaza on Beacon Hill Is a Model for the Future of Seattle

by Charles Mudede Plaza Roberto Maestas RAFAEL SOLDI This Saturday, June 17, hundreds of people will be in the new...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Shooting at GOP Baseball Practice, and Jeff "Stonewall" Sessions vs. Kamala, Queen of the Universe

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! No stress through the night, at a time in my life. Ain't worried...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Philanthropy is Evil

Bloomberg's billion-dollar gift to a school that doesn't need a penny illustrates the inherent absurdity of capitalism: aggregating so much wealth and power in the hands of a few individuals. It's obscene and morally reprehensible to allow a disproportional share of resources to fall under the control of the arbitrary whims of a few quirky rich dudes.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  01-29-2013  |  Policy Issues

Seoul Survivor: Busted for Dope in South Korea

Teaching English as a second language in South Korea was a good gig for this recent college graduate and world traveler until he smoked hashish with the wrong people and found himself cought up in that country's draconian drug enforcement.
Isthmus  |  Jason Storbakken  |  01-28-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Failure to Enforce

The Alberta government fails to enforce its own laws on toxic tailings ponds and the tar sands.
VUE Weekly  |  Mimi Williams  |  09-02-2010  |  Environment