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A Message to the City from Lesley Hazleton

The author talks about her self-isolation in a houseboat on Lake Union. by The Stranger Lesley Hazleton is an author,...
The Stranger  |  04-04-2020  |  Slog

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "The Room of Disembodied Excitement" by Sarah Galvin

by Rich Smith "Butts are a category of endlessness," I remember my poetry teacher saying once. GETTY IMAGES I just...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Slog PM: Bill Withers Is Dead, Powell's Books Is Called Out, Fox News Is Sued

by Chase Burns Bill Withers, circa 1973. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesA labor union is accusing Portland's Powell's Books...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Inslee Cuts $445 Million from the Budget in Anticipation of Massive Revenue Shortfalls

by Rich Smith Inslee says he vetoed new spending “to be fiscally responsible and realistic." JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGESOn...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

How Are Oregon's Worker Protection Agencies Handing Increased COVID-19 Complaints?

by Blair Stenvick Guido Mieth / Getty images Over the last two weeks, Oregonians have been subject to a record...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Q&A: Two Oregon Prison Inmates on Facing COVID-19 Behind Bars

by Alex Zielinski Oregon Department of Corrections As of today, at least one employee and one inmate within Oregon's prison...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Mercury Cheer Up Club: A Roundup of the Internet's Funniest Stuff!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey There's nothing suspicious about that bear... NOTHING AT ALL. Twitter Screen Shot Congratulations on making it...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The CDC Recommends Wearing a Face Mask in Public. Here's How to Make One.

by Wm. Steven Humphrey No mask? Make one of your own! Jens Schlueter / Getty ImagesAccording to today's recommendation from...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

ICYMI, Here Are This Week's New Seattle Takeout and Delivery Specials

Ube Cheesecake from Hood Famous, Shake Shack Burger Kits, and More Specials Announced the Week of March 30 by Stranger...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Looking for Fun Tonight? Stream SPLIFF—the Weed Short Film Fest!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey It's the WEEKEND! (Yes, weekends still exist.) And the WEEKEND is the perfect time to stream...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

How Are You Managing Stress Right Now?

UW psychologists suggest limiting your media exposure: "Think about it like dosing." by Nathalie Graham Me to COVID-19 news at...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Looking for Fun Tonight? Stream SPLIFF—the Weed Short Film Fest!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey It's the WEEKEND! (Yes, weekends still exist.) And the WEEKEND is the perfect time to stream...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

My Isolation

by Anonymous The first few days was instant panic and depression. Also not feeling well, runny nose, sneezing, some fatigue,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

UGA Athletic Association Doesn't Know What 'Local' Means

At this time of all times, the UGA Athletic Association decided to tweet in favor of supporting local restaurants, with...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-03-2020  |  Grub Notes

Savage Love: They Broke Up Right Before the Lock Down

by Dan Savage My partner and I have been together for 4+ years. It fizzled out and we recently had...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: "Cautious Optimism" in Oregon, Landlords vs. Rent Forgiveness, and Why Is Jared Kushner in Charge of Anything?!?

by Mercury Staff Oregon health experts say we should be "cautiously optimistic"—but keep up your distancing! Drew Angerer / Getty...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Meet the Black Man Who Is Being Blamed for the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Charles Mudede Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director of the World Health Organization. Pool / GETTY IMAGES The GOP is, so...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

COVID-19 Kills 12th Person in Northeast Georgia

Clarke County added one new death as a result of COVID-19 in the noon Daily Status Report for Friday, bringing...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-03-2020  |  In the Loop

The 18 Best Movies to Stream Online This Weekend—and How to Support Seattle Businesses in the Process: April 3–5, 2020

by Stranger EverOut Staff SIFF was supposed to screen Never Rarely Sometimes Always this week, before they closed their doors...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Poorly Calculated Risks, Allegedly Pierced Nipples, Actual Freak Flags — Reader Advice Roundup!

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage This week's Savage Love Letters of the Day: Everything you ever...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Supreme Court Blocks Seattle from Adequately Taxing Rich

Washington will retain its title as the state with the highest tax burden on the poor and middle class. by...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Over 40 Great Educational Documentaries for Quarantined Kids and Teens

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Our Planet on Netflix Courtesy NetflixYour kids are locked inside and they need educating! While parents...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Things to Do (While Staying Home and Staying Safe) in Portland: Fri April 2

by Mercury EverOut Staff NBA 2K Players TournamentMarch was disallowed from the sort of tournament-based entertainment many are used to,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Corona Delivery—signature required

by Anonymous To every delivery service except one:It’s gotta be tough being a delivery driver during the pandemic. I thoroughly...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 48 Best Livestreamed Seattle Events to Watch This Weekend: April 3-5, 2020

Skagit Valley Tulip Deliveries, a Thunderpussy Concert, and More Virtual Events by Stranger EverOut Staff To state the obvious, COVID-19...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Oregon Health Experts "Cautiously Optimistic," Local Landlords Push Back, and UGH! JARED KUSHNER.

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus has threatened our ability to keep...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Construction Sector Is "New Biggest Loser," Nightclubs Need Help, Children Are Now Allowed on Pot Farms

Plus, the discovery of two bugs trapped in amber as they were doing the nasty. by Christopher Frizzelle Construction sites...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

The Best Things to Do (While Staying Home and Staying Safe) in Portland This Weekend: April 3-5

by Mercury EverOut Staff For the first weekend of April the sun will come out (kinda) and the rain will...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message to the City from John Roderick

"I've always felt like the Seattle Freeze was a matter of life and death, and now we have every right...
The Stranger  |  04-03-2020  |  Slog

Don’t Question Me, Don’t Judge Me

by Anonymous Hey grocery store essential workers. I hear you and I see you. I am thankful for you. Wondering...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "The Banjo Player" by Fenton Johnson

by Rich Smith A troubadour. Vstock LLC / GETTY IMAGES Unfortunately, we have very little control over our identity. Everyone...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

Landlord Group Dismisses Portland City Council's "Misguided" Call for Rent Forgiveness

by Alex Zielinski LEO ZAROSINSKIOregon's top landlord advocacy group has issued a strong rebuke to a request made by Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Amazon's Relentless Move into the Gaming Industry; Biden's VP and Supreme Court Picks; Wait—Y'all Think Dr. Fauci Is Sexy?

by Chase Burns I guess this pandemic really has made us horny. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty ImagesHome lenders are preparing...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

Portland Parks and Recreation Lays Off 950 Employees Due to COVID-19

by Alex Zielinski Benjamin BrinkPortland Parks and Recreation (PPR) has become the first city department to announce mass layoffs due...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Buckle Up, Washington's Stay-Home Order Is Extended to May 4

by Nathalie Graham Stay inside! JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGESGov. Jay Inslee is extending his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

Amazon Executive Who Conspired to Smear Warehouse Organizer Held Fundraiser for Biden in Seattle

This neoliberal mad lib is brought to you by Amazon. by Rich Smith This neoliberal mad lib headline is brought...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

Seattle Takeout & Delivery Specials to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

by Stranger EverOut Staff This weekend, swing by Shug's Soda Fountain in West Seattle to pick up a Build-Your-Own-Sundae kit...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

The Mercury Cheer Up Club: Lots o' Funny Tweets to Make You Smile!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey "Just because YOU can't enjoy a nice picnic outside, I'M supposed to suffer too?" Twitter Screen...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: Monogamy Is Looking Pretty Good!

by Mercury Promotions Just when you thought you understood the world, Dan chats with open relationships guru Tristan Taormino, to...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

She's Stuck at Home with the Husband She Was Just About to Leave

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I’m hoping you can offer some advice on how to a...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

F.U. the entire GOP

by Anonymous A big ole FU to the entire GOP, not just the nuts who voted for the insane, failed...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Secret of Capitalism: Profits Can't Be Made Without Government Spending

Austerity only makes sense if it is seen as a weapon for maintaining class power. It is that and nothing...
The Stranger  |  04-02-2020  |  Slog

She's Not Loretta Lynn's Daughter, But She is Johnny Cash's Mother

At 36, Lynne is an artist unapologetic in her stubbornness, defensive about her creative process, and reluctant to play the celebrity game with even a well-meaning listener like myself.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Tray Butler  |  08-25-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

As millions of Americans prepare to file their annual taxes, they do so in an environment of media-perpetuated tax myths. Here are a few points about taxes and the economy that you may not know, to consider as you prepare to file your taxes.
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  David Cay Johnston  |  04-14-2011  |  Economy

Director R.J. Cutler Talks About 'The September Issue'

Cutler talked with us about Vogue, creative director Grace Coddington and coming face to face with the devil herself, only to find she's not that scary after all.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Molly Eichel  |  09-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews