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The $350,000 Raised by the Anti Head Tax Campaign Sure Could Help a Lot of Homeless People

"Keeping people healthy and alive—that’s what $350,000 can buy." by Heidi Groover The scene last week when the Seattle City...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Crossroads Records, Portland's Best Place for Used Vinyl, Celebrates 25 Years This Weekend

by Ned Lannamann xro.comWhat happened on May 29, 1993? The LA Kings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs as Janet Jackson's...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

There's a Bunch of Public Art About Loneliness All Over the City. Get Out There and See It Before It's Gone, You Sad Bastards

You only have one week left! by Rich Smith Leena Joshi's riff on the famous billboard from the 1970s. It's...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

20 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: May 24–27, 2018

Beast, The Big Lebowski, and Other Critics' Picks by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't let the Seattle International Film...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Reader Advice Round-up: "Leave Your Wife If She Slaps You Again. WTF?"

Bill Maher, cocksucking boyfriends, and partners that slap. by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: What do...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Run the Jewels Rejected the NFL's Request to Use "Legend Has It" During the Super Bowl

Run the Jewels member El-P profanely slams the NFL after the league sought to place their track in the Super...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Teacher of the Year Removed from Texas Classroom for Showing Photograph of Her Wife

by Katie Herzog Getty Images Looks like homophobia is alive and well in Texas. The Texas Tribune reports that Stacy...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Today in the Death of the American Empire: Trump Hands South Korea to China

by Charles Mudede The aftermath of MAGA... ParkerDeen/gettyimages.com Today, South Korea, a close ally of the United States, learned, along...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Activists Take Paid Sick Leave Fight to San Antonio with 144,000 Signatures

San Antonio activists on Thursday submitted about twice the number of signatures necessary to get a mandatory paid sick leave...
The Texas Observer  |  05-24-2018  |  La Linea

Elon Musk's Plan to Fix the Media May Be His Worst Idea Yet

by Katie Herzog Elon Musk and girlfriend Grimes, the oddest romantic pairing since Serena Williams and the Reddit guy. Theo...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Help Wanted: Join the Mercury Sales Team!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey kozorog /iStock / Getty Images Plus The Mercury is a great place to work, and if...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump's Anti-Choice Title X Rule Could Affect 80,000 Women in Washington

Sen. Patty Murray says the proposal is "about putting Vice President Pence’s extreme beliefs in the doctor’s office." by Heidi...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Bigger and Better Than Ever: The Mercury to Debut a Redesigned, Expanded Biweekly This Fall

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Kathleen Marie Friends! The Mercury is gonna be making some big changes this fall: We’ll be...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Talk with the Directors of Prospect, a Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Movie That Was Filmed in Seattle and Screens at SIFF Tonight

by Jake Uitti Spaceship Seattle Prospect This interview originally ran on Slog when the film had its premiere at SXSW...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Classic City Rollergirls' Run of Success Continues With Win Over Cape Fear

Photo Credit: John Blood Your hometown women's flat track roller derby team, experiencing an unprecedented run of success—magnified by an...
Flagpole Magazine  |  05-24-2018  |  Culture Briefs

Gay Portland State University Student Brutally Beaten

by Dan Savage Aaron Salazar GOFUNDME Absolutely horrifying: a gay PSU student was taking the train from his home in...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Wooden Shjips Return with the Summery V

by Ben Salmon jason powers When Erik “Ripley” Johnson pitched his Wooden Shjips bandmates on recording their first album in...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ex-Rose Windows Songwriter Chris Cheveyo Presents His New Band Research, Premieres New Single, "In Pink"

Hear the premiere of the first single by Research, ex-Rose Windows mastermind Chris Cheveyo's new radiant and heavy rock band...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Academy Theater Doubles Down on Repertory Screenings

by Erik Henriksen Portland used to be full of old-school movies playing on theaters' big screens. That's changed a lot...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The One They Can't Live Without: Diego Chara's Importance to the Portland Timbers

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers The biggest testament to Diego Chara's abilities as a soccer player is what happens...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Donald Glover Is Not the Star of Solo: A Star Wars Story

Bradford Young is. by Charles Mudede We all knew that the actor playing Han in Solo: A Star Wars Story,...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Gay Portland State University Student Brutally Beaten

by Dan Savage Aaron Salazar GOFUNDME Absolutely horrifying: a gay PSU student was taking the train from his home in...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

No Resolution in Sight For Ranchers and Farmers Fighting Over San Saba River

Why is a 40-mile stretch of the San Saba river running dry during the summers? That was the central question...
The Texas Observer  |  05-24-2018  |  La Linea

We Can Have Nicer Things: How Seattle Can Still Get Transit Right

by David Cole Northgate Link under construction. More of this, please. DAVID COLE In my previous column I explained how...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Dragon found on campus

UW-Madison has a new mascot: a lost bearded dragon...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Things to Do Thursday!

8 Things to Do for May 24 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Gang of Youths, The Philistines Jr. For...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 35 Best Things to Do in Portland For Memorial Day Weekend 2018

Tributes and Remembrances and Legends and Parties and—of Course—FIREWORKS! by Mercury Things to Do Staff Hellooooo Memorial Day weekend. If...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

10 for $10: Your Best Bang for the Buck Shows This Memorial Day Weekend

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Strange Babes Soul & Funk Revue Just try and convince me this event doesn't...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Elon Musk Media Meltdown, TriMet Violence, and Irish Citizens Fly #HomeToVote

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle Is The Fastest Growing City Of The Decade, Phoenix Poaches Business After Head Tax, A Sexier Space Needle

Stormy gets the key to West Hollywood, Donald pulls out of the North Korea summit, Alex gets hit with lawsuits...
The Stranger  |  05-24-2018  |  Slog

Car to Table: Evan Dannells of Merchant and Lucille

Evan Dannells got his start when he was 14 as a dishwasher in Manhattan, Kansas. Now he's the executive chef...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Less Than Zero

by Anonymous To the sidewalk guerrillas who selflessly save our sanctified streets from speeding saboteurs, armed only with a firmly...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hands Off My Laundry!

by Anonymous To the neighbor who passive-aggressively fucked with my laundry:Girl, I was there when your load in the dryer...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-24-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Man dies at library from likely overdose

Library officials are considering whether to have Narcan at the ready after three overdoses at its flagship branch this year,...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Best of the Mallards promotions 2018

It’s always a good time to visit the Duck Pond. But some nights are better than others if you’re adding...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Poke crush

The latest Hawaiian bowl spot in the Gateway Mall offers bold flavors. The kitchen frequently leans into Japanese cuisine’s influence...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Mayoral aid

Madison will host officials from hurricane-damaged Toa Baja, Puerto Rico later this month, with the hope that they can learn...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

Mint Mark celebrates National Escargot Day, Blue Velvet Lounge throws a Zima ’90s par-tay, and the East Side Club’s Tiki...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Wet hot Madison summer

The Madison area has plenty of ways to beat the summer heat. Isthmus has a rundown on public pools, splash...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Isthmus Picks Playlist: May 24-31

Listen to a curated list of tracks from artists playing shows in Madison this week...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Welcome back to the Duck Pond

Three players with Wisconsin roots will play for the Mallards this summer. The team opens the 2018 season at home...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

A choice town

Mark Twain once waxed poetic about La Crosse, Wisconsin’s quintessential river town. Long a mecca for outdoor recreation, the city’s...
Isthmus  |  05-24-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

That Other Quagmire

Sonali Kolhatkar remembers Afghanistan, even if the rest of us don't.
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  05-22-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

More Gay Men Are Doing a Drug Named Tina

In cities on both coasts, the stimulant crystal methamphetamine has become the party/sex drug of choice among gay men. The drug, called "tina," is implicated in the spread of AIDS.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Eric Snider  |  04-27-2004  |  Science

C. Fraser Smith Chronicles the Marylanders Who Fought For Civil Rights in 'Here Lies Jim Crow'

Having Baltimore Sun columnist and WYPR senior news analyst Smith's new book in my possession has been as interesting and eye-opening as the book itself. The book drew people's attention everywhere I went.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Petula Caesar  |  08-12-2008  |  Nonfiction