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Suspiria Is Getting a Reboot, Y'all, and the Trailer Is Promising

Thom Yorke is doing the soundtrack, which should get you excited all on its own. Trailers for both the original...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

The 29 Best Movies To See at SIFF This Week: June 4-10

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Check out Girls Always Happy this weekend, a warm, occasionally silly debut feature from...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Kanye West's New Album Ye Makes One Thing Clear: He Is a Rebel Without a Cause

West goes from news headline to news headline without providing any insights on the state of our times or his...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

The 58 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 4-10, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Is there a better musical about poverty, resistance, and police overreach than Les Misérables?...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Facebook and Google Sued by Washington Attorney General for Failing to Disclose Political Ads

The lawsuits come as a result of reporting by The Stranger. by Eli Sanders "What’s happening now is not legal,"...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

LGBTQ Advocates Say Supreme Court Decision Won't Hinder Oregonians' Civil Rights

by Alex Zielinski ACLU Legal Director Mat dos Santos speaking at Monday's press conference ACLU of Oregon This morning, the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Human Decency

by Dan Savage Sean Pavone / iStock / Getty Images Plus There's no denying that today's Supreme Court ruling in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Official: Howard Schultz is Stepping Down from Starbucks and (Maybe) Running for President

Just what we need, another unqualified candidate. by Katie Herzog President Howard Schultz? Stephen Brashear/Getty The New Yorks Times reports...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Should We Feel Bad for Melania Trump?

by Katie Herzog The look of true love. GETTY IMAGES It's been 25 days since we last saw Melania Trump...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

"Notorious Slumlord" Carl Haglund Gives Up on Defamation Claim Against Sawant

"Mr. Haglund is a brutal, intimidating landlord who observes no ethical boundaries." by Heidi Groover Seattle City Council member stood...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Trump's Racial Hatred of Obama Is Determining US Foreign Policy

by Charles Mudede The death of a global empire... elgol/gettyimages.comI want to begin with this obvious fact: Obama's foreign policies...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Face Your Privilege and See Indigenous Play, You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here features an all-indigenous cast. by Sophia Stephens Featured artist...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Live Review: Yo La Tengo at the Wonder Ballroom, Sat June 2 & Sun June 3

by Ben Weinstein Thomas Teal If indie rock has an answer to the jam band ethos embodied by groups like...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Empty Hands Is a Charming, Cheeky Martial Arts Drama

by Leilani Polk Martial-arts drama The Empty Hands is told with heart and humor. It is about an entitled slacker...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Want to Win Beyoncé Tickets? Take Our Calendar Survey Before Today's Over!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Want to go do things like this in Seattle for free? Take our survey...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

The 32 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: June 4-10, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss Dr. Dog on Saturday—Leilani Polk writes that they "have showmanship down, and...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Win Tickets: Cocktails & Chemistry!

A 21+ Event on Thursday June 7 at the Seattle Children's Museum by Stranger Things To Do Partner Click here...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

‘A Shout in the Ruins’ Contends with the South’s Violent History

Recent years have brought a resurgent round of literary and cinematic attention to the brutality of slavery, drawing on the...
The Texas Observer  |  06-04-2018  |  La Linea

Not to Brag or Anything, But I Share an Office with the Guy Who Wrote the Best Song of 1998

Ambushing Sean Nelson with questions about how it feels to have written the best song of 1998, according to Rolling...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Natalia Lafourcade Is a Living Legend and Her Show in Seattle Was Amazing

Édith Piaf de la Veracruz. by Rich Smith Natalia Lafourcade played the Neptune Theatre Saturday night (but not in this...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Ticketfly Hack Update: Local Venues Back Online, Personal Info of Customers Breached

by Ned Lannamann Following last Thursday's news of a site-wide hack of online ticketing service Ticketfly, the websites of local...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

UW Avoids Finals Week Strike by Making Deal With Student Employees

UW gave up little ground on contentious student fees. by Heidi Groover UW academic student employees during a one-day strike...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

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The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Witnesses of the Same Murder Recall It Differently and Subjectively in Russian Film, The Bottomless Bag

by Sean Nelson Rashomon, in which multiple people describe the same violent crime, has become the archetypal simile for people...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Ticketfly Hack Takes Down 40 Watt, Georgia Theatre Sites, Exposes Customer Data

After reportedly being attacked by a hacker late last week, the ticketing company Ticketfly has taken its system offline while...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-04-2018  |  Homedrone

Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Human Decency

by Dan Savage There's no denying that today's Supreme Court ruling in the case of Colorado's anti-gay baker is a...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Local Hero Silences Hate Mongers with Bagpipes

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Say what you will about bagpipes. Say what you will about unicyclists. Say what you will...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Win tickets to They Might Be Giants - October 23 at Barrymore Theatre

Win tickets to They Might Be Giants at Barrymore Theatre on October 23 at 8 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win tickets to Kathleen Madigan - September 20 at Barrymore Theatre

Win tickets to Kathleen Madigan at Barrymore Theatre on September 20 at 8 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win tickets to Indigo Girls - September 29 at Orpheum

Win tickets to Indigo Girls at Orpheum Theater on September 29 at 8 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win tickets to Australian Pink Floyd - October 16 at Orpheum

Win tickets to Australian Pink Floyd at Orpheum on October 16 at 7 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Good Morning, News: Portland Rally Turns Violent, Beloved Chef Killed, and Volcano News

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle Cleans Up Popular Vehicle Dweller Sites, Facebook Is Not Your Friend, Actually A Lot Of Sports

Trump toys with pardoning himself, Guatemala volcano blows its top, deadly ghost hunting by Nathalie Graham Et tu Facebook? mactrunk/...
The Stranger  |  06-04-2018  |  Slog

Win tickets to Paula Poundstone - November 2 at Capitol Theater

Win tickets to Paula Poundstone at Capitol Theater on November 2 at 8 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win tickets to Garbage - October 16 at The Sylvee

Win tickets to Garbage at The Sylvee on October 16 at 8 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win tickets to Iliza Shlesinger - September 12 at Capitol Theater

Win tickets to Iliza Shlesinger at Capitol Theater on September 12 at 8 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Can Texas Oil Money Stop a Blue Gusher?

In June 2017, Tesoro Corp., a major oil refiner based in San Antonio, bought El Paso-based Western Refining for $5.8...
The Texas Observer  |  06-04-2018  |  La Linea

Win tickets to Counting Crows - September 19 at Breese Stevens Field

Win tickets to Counting Crows at Breese Stevens Field on September 19 at 6:30 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win tickets to Adult Swim: Craft on Tap - June 22 at Madison Children's Museum

Win tickets to Adult Swim: Craft on Tap at Madison Children's Museum on June 22 from 6-10 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win tickets to The Rat Pack is Back - July 29 at Orpheum

Win tickets to The Rat Pack is Back at Orpheum on July 29 at 4 pm...
Isthmus  |  06-04-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The 27 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jun 4-7

Torys and Tonys, Doobies and Jojos, Bronchos, Beer Week Kickoffs, and NINJAS! by Mercury Things to Do Staff At some...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

15 Candidates! We Can Help--The Reader's Guide to the Big Showdown

This isn't just a Senate race. It's the reality show of the year. Everyone's running: career pols, business leaders, ex-POWs, lawyers, schoolteachers, ice cream makers.
Chicago Reader  |  Harold Henderson, Ben Joravsky, Ted Kleine, Tori Marlan, Michael Marsh, Michael Miner, Grant Pick, Kate Schmidt, Mike Sula  |  05-13-2005  |  Politics

Post-Pedro

David Bazan buries the Lion and re-examines his faith
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chris Parker  |  11-03-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

My Brief Encounter with Portland's Swinger Community

I find myself at the front door of a modest-sized home on a unseasonably warm night in late May, notebook in hand, ready to attend my first swinger party. After a knock, a cordial middle-aged couple who host about one party a month, open the front door and greet me. She is wearing a green visor with the phrase "Penis-Centric" written across the brim.
The Portland Mercury  |  Matthew Vollono  |  06-19-2009  |  Culture