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The Best Movies & Shows to Watch This Weekend

Top Picks for April 8-14, from SIFF 2021 to The Man Who Sold His Skin by EverOut Staff...
The Stranger  |  04-08-2021  |  Slog

You Might Call Cap and Trade Progress, But You Can’t Call It Climate Justice

They've got less than 20 days to make this right. by Rich Smith The Senate will likely hold a floor...
The Stranger  |  04-08-2021  |  Slog

The Rose City Rollers and the Mercury Present: A Live Outdoor Stand-Up Comedy Super Show!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Live comedy is BACK, bay-bee! And in a safe, outdoor venue! Coming at ya on April...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-08-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Takeout Club: Botanist and Havana Cafe Are Safe Spaces for Drag Brunch and Poke Nachos

by Suzette Smith Poke Nachos from Botanist Suzette SmithLast summer, subterranean bar Botanist moved into a large, open-air rooftop space,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-08-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Portland's New Gun Violence Team (Lite), Manchin Betrays the Dems, and a New Prince Album?!? SQUEEE!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-08-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Two Fires on Capitol Hill, Biden's Signin' More Executive Orders on Gun Violence, Go Preregister for the Vaccine

by Jasmyne Keimig Biden's pen is back at it again. PHOTO BY CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGESI really hate that nearly every...
The Stranger  |  04-08-2021  |  Slog

No Nose

by Anonymous I get it now. I used to think the exposed nose for face coverings was for breathability. It...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-08-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Call Her By Her African Name, Thandiwe Newton; Seattle Is One of the Most Relaxed Cities in the US; British Columbia Getting Its Ass Kicked by Brazilian Covid Strain

by Charles Mudede "Not illing, just chilling in chill Seattle." BenGoode/gettyimages.comSeattle is chill? And so is Bellevue? This is what...
The Stranger  |  04-07-2021  |  Slog

City Council Takes Unified Step Towards Addressing Surge in Gun Violence

by Alex Zielinski DRAFTFOLIO / GETTY IMAGESPortland City Council responded to an alarming uptick in local gun violence by unanimously...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Afternoon, News: More Draconian Anti-Trans Bills, New Physics-Defying Particle Dropped, and Portland Mutual Food Aid

by Blair Stenvick Julie Bennett / Getty images Here's your daily roundup of all the latest local and national news...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mudede Is a Marxist Precisely Because Much of His Life Has Been Characterized by Privilege

If I hate success, it is because I'm well aware that much of it is given rather than self-created. by...
The Stranger  |  04-07-2021  |  Slog

Watch This Short Film About a Portland Mutual Aid Kitchen

by Blair Stenvick A still from Crisis Kitchen, by local filmmaker Gabriel Baron. Crisis Kitchen—a short film about a Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

What Women Want

by Anonymous According to the ads, it's smooth balls and a luxurious beard and Axe body spray. Did I get...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Celebrate! It's the Triumphant Return of the Portland Mercury's PIZZA WEEK!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Let the bells ring and the confetti fall: PIZZA WEEK IS BACK, BAY-BEE! While the pandemic...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week's Comics: Nuclear Dad, Disco Death, and an Adorable Cat Demon

by Matt Baume I was around eight years old, rummaging through old comics that my cousin had left behind in...
The Stranger  |  04-07-2021  |  Slog

Savage Love: Concessions

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI’m a 29-year-old straight male. I’ve been with my 25-year-old partner for six years. I love...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Sticker Patrol: Ca$h for Your Warhol

by Jasmyne Keimig Jess Stein"Ca$h for Your Warhol" Anyone who has been traumatized by Boston will recognize this area code...
The Stranger  |  04-07-2021  |  Slog

Cocktail To-Go Club: Epif Pairs Pisco with South American-Inspired Vegan Eats

by Janey Wong Epif welcomes guests in through an intricately carved front door from Peru. Janey WongPrior to relocating to...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

What You Should See at the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF is back and more accessible than ever. by Matt Baume Sierra RozarioCOVID-19 might've kicked the annual Seattle International Film...
The Stranger  |  04-07-2021  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Council & Mayor Compromise on Gun Violence Plan, Gaetz Wanted Blanket Pardon, and Brazil Has 4,000 COVID Deaths in a Single Day

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Gaetz Asked for a Pardon, Amazon Preys on Malls, a Fresh Cup of Loren Culp Coffee

by Nathalie Graham Brew me up a mug of American Cop. PHOTO BY KAREN DUCEY/GETTY IMAGESPlease, won't somebody think of...
The Stranger  |  04-07-2021  |  Slog

wow hi

by Anonymous i have gotten very addicted to weed and alcohol to the point where i dont know how much...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-07-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Bezos Gets Down with Corporate Tax Hikes, Caitlyn Jenner Considering CA Governor Run, Have You Seen Shiva Baby?

by Jasmyne Keimig How much do you wanna bet this iguana paid more in corporate taxes last year than Amazon?...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Take Our Going Out Survey!

by EverOut Staff Does the idea of walking down this hallway give you anxiety or excite you? We want to...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-06-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Homeless Advocates Find Red Flags in Proposed Charter Amendment

Advocates are concerned because the amendment doesn't have a funding source, and the language in the measure might covertly bring...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

25 Patios in Seattle to Check Out This Spring

by EverOut Staff Marination Ma Kai reopens its patio this Friday. Marination Ma KaiAs Seattle thaws and enters spring, and...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month 2021 in Seattle

by EverOut Staff Take in poetry with your ears and eyes at the Northwest Film Forum's virtual Cadence Video Poetry...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Savage Love: Concessions

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI’m a 29-year-old straight male. I’ve been with my 25-year-old partner for six years. I love...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Good Afternoon, News: All Oregonians Vaccine Eligible by April 19, DOJ Slams Portland Cops, and Senate's Filibuster-Proof Plan

by Wm. Steven Humphrey If Dems figure out a way to bypass the filibuster, Senate Minority Turtle Mitch McConnell vows...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-06-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week in Seattle Event News: The Seattle Asian Art Museum Will Reopen, Sounders Fans Can Return to Lumen Field, and More

by EverOut Staff Tickets for the Seattle Asian Art Museum's May 28 reopening go on sale Thursday, April 29 (or...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

New Savage Lovecast: Evangelicals and "Sex Addiction"

by Mercury Promotions In our opening Sexcess story, a very delightful woman in her 60s has discovered that one wee...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-06-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle's Bike Helmet Law Is a Racist Failure

by Matt Baume The problem is on four wheels, not two. Goads Agency / Getty Images“Bicycle helmets are racist now”...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

The Two Tinas: Filmmaker TJ Martin on His New HBO Tina Turner Documentary, and His Mom, the "Goddess of Grunge"

by Chase Hutchinson TJ Martin’s latest documentary, Tina, has become the most-watched documentary yet on HBO Max. An intimate account...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-06-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

SeaTac's New Sensory Room Is What the Entire Airport Should Be Like

by Matt Baume I want to go to there. Port of SeattleThe Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just unveiled a special Sensory...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Coming Very Soon: It's SPLIFF—the Fantastically Fun Film Fest by and for Stoners!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Greetings, weed lovers! If you love or support everything cannabis, then you will not want to...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-06-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: Evangelicals and "Sex Addiction"

Episode #754 — April 6, 2021 by The Stranger In our opening Sexcess story, a very delightful woman in her...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Arrest PPB Violators

by Anonymous It’s disgusting how many passes Portland has given its corrupt cops. Over the years they have: Rewarded Nazis...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-06-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

With a New Book and a Top Chef Judge's Seat, Portland Chef Gregory Gourdet is Having a Banner Year

by Janey Wong Chef Gregory Gourdet Smallz & Raskind/Courtesy BravoAfter building an illustrious career cooking different cuisines, Gregory Gourdet is...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-06-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

TJ Martin’s Tinas

Tina Turner and Tina Bell are two musical trailblazers. One is the subject of documentarian TJ Martin’s latest film. The...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Brandon Hersey Is Running for Seattle School Board

Hersey said he likes an "in- and out-of-the-classroom approach" to addressing inequities at Seattle Public Schools. by Rich Smith He's...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Slog AM: Gonzaga Loses, Biden's Big Package Can Bypass Filibuster, No Vaccine for Haiti

by Rich Smith This is not the elephant seal caught swimming near West Seattle, but I love him anyway. Chase...
The Stranger  |  04-06-2021  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Oregon Vaccine Eligibility Sped Up, Feds Find Fault in Portland Cop Oversight, and Hopeful HIV/AIDS News

by Blair Stenvick motoya NAKAMURA / MULTNOMAH COUNTY Good morning, Portland! If today is already a crappy one for you,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-06-2021  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bass Pro Figures Flat

The rosy Bass Pro sales projections are downplayed by the dealmakers, even as the outdoor giant opens a new Broken Arrow store. A consultant says, "They sometimes cannibalize their own stores."
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Ben Fenwick  |  12-15-2005  |  Business & Labor

Imagine: John Lennon on Long Island

A little-known tale about the Beatle's adventures along the North Shore and its influence on Double Fantasy.
Long Island Press  |  Christopher Twarowski  |  10-05-2013  |  History

Free the Instagrams from your iPhone with a hand-crafted frame

Like so many other smart phone users, I love Instagram. Being a visual artist, the application is a very handy and inspiring way to edit and share photos easily and save them for inspiration. I recently started printing my Instagrams, but I had a hard time deciding how to display them. I wanted to be able to easily switch the photos while also keeping up the ones I couldn't part with. The solution: I made my own interchangeable Instagram frame.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kristen Solecki  |  07-25-2012  |  Art