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See which Michigan chefs/restaurants are James Beard semifinalists

Six Detroit-area chefs and restaurants are among the semifinalists in this year's James Beard Foundation awards. The Beard Foundation is...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

The Great Wall: A Goofy-Ass Medieval Monster Adventure

by Ned Lannamann Don't go see The Great Wall looking for any sort of commentary or perspective on America’s own,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Texas Republicans No Longer Hiding Behind Claim of Women’s Health in Effort To Criminalize Abortion

Senate Republicans have filed bills that would ban certain abortion procedures and regulate the disposal of fetal remains. The post...
The Texas Observer  |  02-16-2017  |  La Linea

Let's Talk About All the Lies Trump Told at His Press Conference Today

by Rich Smith Unhinged. Mario Tama Earlier this afternoon, Stranger emperor-editor Dan Savage published a Slog post with the headline...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Let's Talk About All the Lies Trump Told at His Press Conference Today

by Rich Smith Unhinged. Mario Tama Earlier this afternoon, Stranger emperor-editor Dan Savage published a Slog post with the headline...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

#adaywithoutimmigrants in Memphis; Not Quantifiable, But Noticeable

Businesses and organizations across the United States locked their doors as part of the #daywithoutimmigrants protest, a wide-spread clap-back to...

Bay Area Immigrants Turning Down Health Care, MediCal, For Fear of Trump's Immigration Policies

Immigrants in the Bay Area are so worried about President Trump's forthcoming immigration policy that they're opting out of health-care...
East Bay Express  |  02-16-2017  |  92510

The IPRC Needs A New Location—and A New Executive Director

by Suzette Smith {{image:5}} After being threatened with a 300-percent rent increase, it seemed that things were looking up for...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Priced Out of Your Home? Today Might Be Your Last Day to Seek Relocation Money

by Dirk VanderHart The horror stories came fast and furious in the days before February 2, the date Portland City...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya is the dependably good bowl Wicker Park doesn’t need

Unlike say, barbecue joints, the growing abundance of new ramen spots around town is a seemingly unstoppable restaurant trend I've...
Chicago Reader  |  02-16-2017  |  The Food Chain

Bob Odenkirk Doing Stephen Colbert Is Just What You Need Today

by Ned Lannamann Did you all see the thing on the TV today? Yeah. That. It was confusing, bizarre, surreal,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trayvon Martin at 22

by Daudi Abe Too young, too black... Daudi Abe When The Stranger asked me to attend and write about A...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

Everything I Learned About Arenacross from Miss Arenacross, Lindsey Alkire

The Internet makes everybody a know-it-all. But not your Pesky Fly. Because I know I'm clueless about so much stuff,...

The President Is Insane

by Dan Savage A post shared by dansavage (@dansavage) on Nov 10, 2016 at 3:15pm PST We got it right...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

A safe space to talk sex and the female body in Ferndale this week

If Valentine's Day left you full of questions about sex and the female body, one event that may appeal to...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

UW's Glenn Hughes Theatre Vandalized with Neo-Nazi Recruitment Posters

by Ana Sofia Knauf Vandals plastered Neo-Nazi posters outside of the Glenn Hughes Theatre, which is featuring Shakespeare's As You...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

'A Day Without Immigrants' shuts down much of southwest Detroit

Hundreds of people marched past rows of shuttered businesses in southwest Detroit Thursday as part of a nationwide strike meant...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

Cycene Does Grits (and Breakfast, and Lunch) Right

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue A delightful hodgepodge of shrimp, grits, and other delicious things. Justin Oba Usually the answer to Ty...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

More Women Making Wine—and Other Exciting Things!

by MJ Skegg Tomorrow Cellar 503 has its own celebration of female winemakers (read the article here if you don't...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Mysterious and Strange Clinic in A Cure for Wellness

by Ben Coleman We're living in a golden age of horror movies that we’re not allowed to call horror movies...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

Pittsburgh immigrants walk out of work, school to march in Beechview

Pittsburgh has one of the smallest percentages of foreign-born people of any large U.S. city, but in Beechview on Feb...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogh

The Spectral Sounds of Itasca

by Ben Salmon Itasca opens for Cloud Nothings at Barboza Feb 17-18. ELLA ANDERSSON Kayla Cohen's 2014 album Unmoored by...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

Oxford Film Festival Celebrates History, Diversity

Time to sally down to Oxford town! The 2016 Oxford Film Festival is underway with a packed schedule of new...

Like kosher dill pickles? Vancouver Jewish Film Festival to screen comedy feature The Pickle Recipe

Here's a tasty film screening coming up to take note of...
The Georgia Straight  |  02-16-2017  |  Views

Stef Chura's New Record Messes Is a California Surf-Rock Update on ’90s Feminist Grunge

by Suzette Smith STEF CHURA Fri 2/17 Disjecta Zak Bratto Stef Chura is kind of blowing up right now. Her...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Essay film 'Robopaths' to screen tomorrow at Glitter Box

Everybody's talking about the roboticized future of autonomous cars and jobless humans. But what if another big danger were people...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  02-16-2017  |  Program Notes

John Darnielle Releases a Second Novel, Universal Harvester

by Erik Henriksen “WE LIVE IN A WORLD NOW where people see things all the time, all kinds of things,...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

Audit by City Controller Michael Lamb finds mismanagement at Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

It's been a rough two years for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. High lead levels have been found in...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogh

Your Political Party of B.C. attracts more candidates for 2017 provincial election

Party leader James Filippelli believes that British Columbian voters are looking for alternatives...

Kindercore Records to Open Vinyl Pressing Plant in Athens

The rumor has swirled around town for months, and now it appears that it's true: Kindercore Records plans to open a...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-16-2017  |  Homedrone

High Society: Smoking Hash with the Creators of Weed Web Series Grow Op

by David Schmader I first heard about Grow Op, the locally produced web series about weed, from membership-driven streaming service...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Why Is My Gay Son Hooking Up With a Girl?

by Dan Savage I just found out that my 16-year-old son, who's been out since age 11, was making out...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Lining Up a Conviction

A suggestive photo lineup put Juan Balderas on death row. Experts say he may have been wrongfully convicted, but will...
The Texas Observer  |  02-16-2017  |  La Linea

SJZ Winter Fest Returns With Eclectic Lineup

Starting this week, San Jose Jazz Winter Fest returns with three weekends of great jazz, both old and new. With...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-16-2017  |  Activate

Durham Police Shooting Update: DPD IDs Victim, Officers Involved; Cousin, Neighbors Say He Was Shot From Behind

The Durham Police Department has released the names of a man shot by police Wednesday in northeast Durham, as well...
INDY Week  |  02-16-2017  |  Triangulator

America's Next Top Model Recap: You're a Wizard, Courtney!

by Chase Burns Did you ever think ANTM and Harry Potter would be on TV together? CBS Television Distribution. Collage...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

Seattle's Eugenie Jones Sings Nina Simone's Blues at The Royal Room

by Charles Mudede Courtesy Eugenie JonesEugenie Jones is a Seattle-based jazz singer who has released two albums, Black Lace Blue...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

Centers for Disease Control finds link between Flint water and Legionnaires' disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported the first genetic links between Flint's water and patients diagnosed with...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

ArtsMemphis Combats Funding Threats

ArtsMemphis is combatting threats to federal arts funding with postcards, information, fun, and beer. The nonprofit arts agency will host...

Memphis Film Prize Kicks Off Second Competition

The Memphis Film Prize invites filmmakers to The Cove tonight, Feb. 16, for its second annual kick off party.  Last...

Resistance & Solidarity Events This Week

by Stranger Things To Do Staff THURSDAY Activism 101: How To Change A Senator's Vote Activists of all ages are...
The Stranger  |  02-16-2017  |  Slog

Listen Up! Feb. 15

Every Wednesday (in this case, a Thursday), we make a Spotify playlist containing tracks from artists mentioned in the current...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  02-16-2017  |  FFW>>

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

Staring Blank: Spike Jonze’s Intelligence is Artificial

Where Spike Jonze once soared using magical realism — albeit written by someone else — as his guide (see “Being John Malkovich”) he now flounders with a self-penned technology driven story that shrivels before your eyes.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-16-2013  |  Movies

Male Heartbreak in Nasty, Nihilistic Bellflower

If you're a not a man who just got screwed over by a woman you thought you loved, and you now spend your days in a stifling rage, muttering "That bitch!" every time you think of, well, that bitch, then there is really no reason for you to go see Bellflower.
INDY Week  |  Staff  |  09-28-2011  |  Reviews