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Why Generation Xers Are So Forgettable

by Charles Mudede "Andy, Dag and Claire have been handed a society priced beyond their means. Twentysomethings, brought up with...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

Despite Its Terrible Name, Schitt's Creek Is the Best Sitcom on TV

by Ciara Dolan pop tvIn the first episode of Schitt's Creek—the Canadian sitcom created by Eugene Levy and his son...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

There Are No Perks to Being a Wallflower

"Wallflower" closes this Saturday—check it out before it goes away forever. by Jasmyne Keimig "Wallflower" at Shift Gallery Courtesy of...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

Editor's Note: We Got a Basic Fact About Government Wrong in Our Last Issue

by The Stranger Joe NewtonIn The Stranger's annual Regrets Issue, published January 2, we included an item that read: "In...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

Mike Pence Uses MLK's Words to Support Border Wall

by Eli Sanders President Trump and Mike Pence spent just two minutes at the MLK memorial in DC today. Pete...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

Oscar Nominations Come Out Tomorrow, But in the Meantime, Here's an Ad for a Movie About Pikachu's Farts

by Erik Henriksen Cinema is an illustrious, complex, and revered art form that has absolutely nothing to fear from the...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Anti-Vaxxer Parents Just Got Slammed By the New York Times

by Wm. Steven Humphrey AndreyPopov / iStock / Getty ImagesMeasles is a highly contagious disease that, on average, kills 10,000...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Thought the MAGA Boys Were Shit-Eating Monsters. Then I Watched the Full Video.

The incident in DC is a good lesson in confirmation bias. by Katie Herzog The outrage machine whipped itself up...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

“Which School Did You Go To?” The Covington Catholic Incident Hits Close to Home

by David Cole South Fort Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. DAVID COLEWhat school did you go to? When people...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

Christopher Peguero Announces City Council Campaign

There's a new candidate in the already crowded race to fill City Council President Bruce Harrell's District 2 race. by...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: STEM Kids Are Killing Humanities, Howard Schultz May Be Running in 2020, Super Wolf Blood Moon

by Timothy Kenney Our new god. Timothy KenneyHappy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! I'm a privileged white guy so...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

The 26 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jan 21-24

Engage with MLK Day, Enjoy Different Kinds of Dreams from Duster, and DID YOU KNOW: JoAnn Schinderle is Re-Recording A...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Pence Compares Trump to MLK, Kamala Harris is Running, and Patriot Prayer Return to Portland

by Alex Zielinski California Senator Kamala Harris Mark Wilson / Getty Images It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Which means...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-21-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 54 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Jan 21-27, 2014

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Dear Evan Hansen, which won a bunch of Tony Awards, is about how social...
The Stranger  |  01-21-2019  |  Slog

Pickathon Announces Its 2019 Lineup: Lucius, Yob, Khruangbin, and More!

by Ciara Dolan Tinariwen at Pickathon 2018 Katie Summer Pickathon kicked off its 21st year tonight with a lineup announcement...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tailgating taint lickers

by Anonymous What gives, you anus faced shit breather? You really think that riding my ass (as i am already...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Patriot Prayer Rallies Outside Union Headquarters, Spouts Hate Speech

by Alex Zielinski Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson speaking at a 2017 rally in Portland. Doug BrownOur alt-right neighbors to...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Our Arts Critics' Picks for This Week

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Here are our arts critics'...
The Stranger  |  01-20-2019  |  Slog

Our Music Critics' Picks for This Week

The Stranger's music critics' picks for the week. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our music critics have...
The Stranger  |  01-20-2019  |  Slog

"Trump Eats Farts": 14 Photos from Womxn's March Seattle 2019

The third annual march was a decidedly upbeat, kooky, and family-friendly affair. by The Stranger According to freelance Stranger photographer...
The Stranger  |  01-20-2019  |  Slog

Decertify the Election! Impeachment sends the wron

by Anonymous Decertify the Election!Impeachment sends the wrong message;It implies a fair and honest election. The US House of Representatives...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-20-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump's New Ransom Note to Democrats Is Dumb, Cruel, and It Should Be Rejected

This isn't a compromise on immigration. This is another ransom note. by Rich Smith This oaf gave another sneering, racist...
The Stranger  |  01-19-2019  |  Slog

Chevy Commercials

by Anonymous I swear to jeebus, if I have to see ONE MORE FUCKING "real person" Chevy car commercial with...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-19-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Tale of Two Fyre Festival Documentaries: Cheese Sandwiches, Schadenfreude, and Ja Rule

by Ciara Dolan Netflix This week, streaming giants Hulu and Netflix dropped rival documentaries about Fyre Fest—the beautiful disaster that,...
The Stranger  |  01-19-2019  |  Slog

Dreamy, Warm, Homespun Fun with PETS at Barboza Today

by Jasmyne Keimig PETS is the brainchild of Richland, Washington-based artist Timothy Leingang. Playing songs written by Leingang, PETS’s music...
The Stranger  |  01-19-2019  |  Slog

Blazers Recap: The Blazers Pluck The Pelicans, 128-112!! And HOLY MOLY, Jake Layman!!!

by Aris Hunter Wales Photo By Bruce Ely / trailblazers.comIt’s official. Jusuf Nurkic is a legit big man. All you...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Mueller Team Contradicts BuzzFeed Report, the National Parks Are Suffering, Seattle Woman May Be Evicted Over $2

by Nathalie Graham This is why we can't have nice things. Frank DeBonis/GettySlog PM tonight is brought to you buy...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

Grace and Frankie Returns with a Wedding, RuPaul, and 50,000 Vibrators

by Ciara Dolan NetflixThe premise of Netflix dramedy Grace and Frankie is incredible: After their husbands (who are business partners...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

We Just Got a Letter to the Editor Calling Lester "Poopy Pants Snowflake"

by Christopher Frizzelle Lester Black wrote about snowboarding in our 2019 High-brr-nation issue. Aaron BagleyWe got a letter to the...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

Federal Workers Demand Trump and Republicans End the Government Shutdown

"Where Y'at Mitch? We're Getting Angry:" by Rich Smith Rep. Jayapal put a box of tissues on the lectern in...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

All Apologies

by Anonymous Yesterday you tried to open the door for my boss as she was leaving the office, but she...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Someone With Measles Went to a Blazers Game — But Still No Reported Cases in Oregon

by Blair Stenvick TEKA 77 / GETTY IMAGESThe Moda Center is the most recent Portland location to have a reported...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dear Todd Herman: Maybe You Shouldn't Drive in Bus Lanes, Considering All Your Traffic Violations

Take the fucking bus, Todd. It'll save you more trips to the courthouse. by Nathalie Graham Sir, it's been four...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

The Effortless Queer Pop of Babie

by Charles Mudede Laura Rosenblatt Not too long ago, I walked into the Beacon Hill joint Clock-Out lounge, bought a...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

Fuck Your Report, Seattle Is the Best Coffee City in the World

Fuck the haters, Seattle's is the best coffee city in the world. by Lester Black Jesse Nelson, the owner of...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

Some Thoughts on Coming, Catholicism, and Making a Portrait of Trump Out of Dicks

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: An...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

Hamberders: Your Weekly Food and Drink News Wrap-Up

by Chad Walsh Meg NannaAs we recklessly and inevitably swerve into Constitutional Crisis Land, our very smart and not dumb...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Tale of Two Fyre Festival Documentaries: Cheese Sandwiches, Schadenfreude, and Ja Rule

by Ciara Dolan NetflixThis week, streaming giants Hulu and Netflix dropped rival documentaries about Fyre Fest—the beautiful disaster that, in...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Everyone Should Put Weed in Their Butt

I get extremely painful periods. Pot suppositories changed my life. by Sara Peterson Ever since I was a teenager, I've...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

We Should Ban Honking During the Seattle Squeeze

by Charles Mudede zenstock/gettyimages.comAs clogs around the city become more and more intense during the "Seattle Squeeze," drivers are more...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

The Hollywood Theatre Is Getting Roma on 70mm

by Erik Henriksen Nearly two months after its initial release on Netflix and in select theaters, Roma—Alfoso Cuarón's just-about-universally praised...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 3: Wild Child

by Ned Lannamann Peter LoveraI know it feels like January out there, but trust me, Pickathon season is just about...
The Stranger  |  01-18-2019  |  Slog

Catherine Zeta-Jones Talks About 'No Reservations'

Zeta-Jones is a renaissance actress whose seemingly effortless ability to embody characters comes with a highly skilled singing voice and stunning beauty that keeps audiences riveted.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  07-21-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Tara Perry: The Girl Who Fell to Earth

Sixteen-year-old Tara Perry followed her man into crime and madness.
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  02-24-2012  |  Features

Hoop Heaven

What happens when an insular religious school suddenly becomes a high school basketball powerhouse?
Philadelphia City Paper  |  E. James Beale  |  03-25-2008  |  Sports