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I Think On the Map Is Zionist Propaganda, but Director Dani Menkin Disagrees

by Rich Smith Seattle Jewish Film Festival screens On the Map April 2. When my Jewish mother dead-bolted the doors...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology: For the Week of March 22

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Of course you want to get the best of everything. But that doesn't...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Why Should I Give a Fuck About... James Chance and the Contortions?

by Dave Segal James Chance & The Contortions perform at Lo-Fi Performance Gallery this Saturday night with Quid Pro. Years...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Celebrate a New America with This Donald Trump Commemorative Ruble!

by Ministry of Coins On November 8, 2016, slightly less than a majority of Americans resoundingly agreed to make Donald...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love: Curious Minds

by Dan Savage JOE NEWTONI recently spoke at Curious Minds Weekend in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

A Comic About Granny the Orca

by Levi Hastings...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Is Anyone Going to Save the Endangered Killer Whales in Puget Sound Before It's Too Late?

by Christopher Frizzelle J2, aka "Granny," is on the right, in a photo taken by drone in September. She's about...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

James Chance May Be Older, but He'll Never Be "Mature"

by Dave Segal Courtesy of James Chance The title of the latest James Chance and the Contortions album, The Flesh...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Why Teenage Fanclub Are Still Here

by Ben Salmon Teenage Fanclub plays Neptune Theatre this Fri March 24, with Britta Phillips. DONALD MILNE Since 1997, Teenage...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

The Wolf in Oakland Modernizes a Cal-Cuisine Legend

The team behind Wood Tavern brings the old Bay Wolf space back to life. It isn’t easy to follow in...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

108 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week: March 21-26, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Head to Good to Glow on Saturday for a giveaway of 1000 glowsticks—and a...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Indie band Why? finds a new calmness

After a recent serious health scare in Central America caught singer Yoni Wolf off guard, the band has returned with...
The Georgia Straight  |  03-21-2017  |  Music

108 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week: March 21-26, 2017

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events happening March 21-26, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have already recommended...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

I, Anonymous: Tell Us Everything

Let us know what's on your mind - anonymously! by Amber Cortes Send us your rants, your raves, your secrets...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

The Old Mervyn's Headquarters in Hayward Underscores a Lack of Resources to Address the City's Homelessness Crisis

The building, which had a couple-dozen people living in it at one time, will soon become a 476-unit, market-rate housing...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

City of Vancouver launches Historical Discrimination Against People of Chinese Descent advisory group

The formation of this advisory group commemorates International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination (March 21)...

Homeland Security and Trump Attempt to Shame King County for Rejecting Immigrant Detainer Requests

by Ana Sofia Knauf DACA recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old DREAMer, was detained near Seattle earlier this month. He...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Scraper Bikes at the Farmer’s Market

If you’re an East Bay resident, you’ve likely seen scraper bikes. Usually spotted while being ridden in packs, they’re bicycles...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

We Were Feminists Once at Hillside Club in Berkeley

What is feminism in 2017? That question alone can create enough fodder for a day-long conversation.…...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

Scraper Bikes at the Farmer’s Market

If you’re an East Bay resident, you’ve likely seen scraper bikes. Usually spotted while being ridden in packs, they’re bicycles...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

Accessible Opera at Uptown Nightclub

The S.F. Opera Lab is popping up in Oakland on March 23, taking the stage at the Uptown Nightclub. S.F...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

Best Corner Book Shop in the Town

Laurel Book Store, the independent shop located Downtown Oakland’s historic and distinctly shaped Lion J. Wilson building, is a prominent...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

Shakespeare Shaken and Stirred, with a Twist

There’s Shakespeare, then there’s Filter Theatre’s Shakespeare, which makes its West Coast debut in Berkeley this week. The U.K.-based company...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

Haus Party at The Night Light

Women’s History Month wouldn’t be complete without DJ sets from some of the dopest females in the biz. DJ Shell...
East Bay Express  |  03-21-2017  |  Ear Bud

Garner Residents in Subsidized Housing Face Increased Rent, Eviction

Veteran east Raleigh activist Octavia Rainey quickly got the word when residents of a Garner apartment complex learned that their...
INDY Week  |  03-21-2017  |  Triangulator

A C Wharton's City Hall Portrait Unveiled

A portrait of former Mayor A C Wharton was unveiled today at City Hall, joining the 62 mayoral portraits in...

Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Tale of Two Colleagues (She's Humping)

by Dan Savage I'm a bisexual female in need of your advice. A while ago I hooked up with Colleague...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Photos from Last Night's I, Anonymous Show

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Last night's Mercury sponsored I, Anonymous Show (held monthly at the Secret Society) was the first...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Pizza Week: All the Places You Can Get $2 Slices April 17-22

by Mercury Staff Listen, Portland. We love you. And we love pizza. So the Portland Mercury is teaming up with...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Amazon: Killing Jobs One Robot At a Time

by Charles Mudede "Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver?" Jeff Bezos hopped into a giant robot suit...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Local Writer Isaac Marion Trolls Trump, Pranks Seattle, and Brings Zombie Lit Back from the Dead

by Leilani Polk Isaac Marion reads from and signs copies of his new Warm Bodies novel, The Burning World, at...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

I, Anonymous: Stop Hawking Your Loogies on the Sidewalk

by Anonymous STEVEN WEISSMAN Please stop snorting, gagging, coughing, and spitting out your mucus where people walk. What impels you...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Ta-Nehisi Coates in Pittsburgh

Ta-Nehisi Coates was a hot ticket in Oakland last night: Some 500 attendees packed a William Pitt Student Union ballroom...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogh

Trump Wants To Go To Mars, NASA Gets $19.5 Billion in Funding

by Leilani Polk Mars...the next frontier? Getty Today, Trump signed a bill into law that increases NASA's budget for 2018...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Your chance to own your very own Michigan island is now

It may cost you a pretty penny to own this island (okay, a $1.4 million penny) but how sick would...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Call Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Ask Them to Filibuster Gorsuch

by Rich Smith The argument against Neil Gorsuch is that he is not Merrick Garland. ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES...
The Stranger  |  03-21-2017  |  Slog

Portland's Anarchist Pothole-Fillers are Holding a Public Meeting

by Bri Brey The Portland Anarchist road crew, who went rogue and started filling potholes in the city's absence, are...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Music To Sweep To 12: Waterparks and Dirty Beaches

There a mall in West Edmonton, Alberta, called the West Edmonton Mall and it’s got a waterpark. The indoor wave...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  03-21-2017  |  FFW>>

Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You)

by Dan Savage NYT: “This is the country that elected Donald Trump,” said Garth Gardiner, driving a pickup across the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Guy Who Thinks Blacks Are Intellectually Inferior Is Speaking At Duke Tonight, Who's Coming With Us?

Social scientist Charles Murray, a man classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist, will speak at...
INDY Week  |  03-21-2017  |  Triangulator

Head of Detroit Land Bank stepping down

Detroit Land Bank Authority Executive Director Carrie Lewand-Monroe is stepping down from the role to work in the private sector...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

I Think I've Found the Perfect Boy/Girlfriend for You

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey I've been watching you this morning, and I think you seem a bit stressed out and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Me

"Why would I talk to you after all the horrible things City Paper has written about me?"
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  07-23-2014  |  Art

Why Political Cartoons Matter

Editorial cartoons have never been better, more relevant or more popular. But daily newspapers are phasing them out -- because editors don't understand them.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-16-2008  |  Media

Revisiting Vonnegut's Player Piano

You got to hand it to Kurt Vonnegut: he predicted the destructive power of automation over 60 years ago, a warning that is applicable today.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  10-01-2012  |  Fiction