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Pro tip

by Anonymous Don't leave the house until you have been awake and moving long enough to fully develop and release...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Texas, One of the World’s Oldest, Weirdest Fish Finally Gets its Due

In Texas, One of the World’s Oldest, Weirdest Fish Finally Gets its Due Long considered “trash fish,” alligator gar have...
The Texas Observer  |  11-19-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Monday!

5 Things to Do for Nov 19 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Fleetwood Mac It’s weirdly comforting to know...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don't Take My Picture in Rite Aid

by Anonymous Who are you to take my photo while I’m going about my life? Why do you think it...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Police Use Tools to Restrict Dueling Rallies, Despite Failed Protest Ordinance

by Alex Zielinski Officers block counter-protesters from following members of Patriot Prayer. Alex ZielinskiPatriot Prayer's top brass met in a...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

9 Things to Do for Nov 18 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Clinton Street Video Celebration Party After 23...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your fertilized eggs.

by Anonymous Because 7.5 billion people are not enough. Mind your own damn business about people who don't want children...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dream Recipe for Depression

by Anonymous Two tbsp:Hop from one to the next on a long line of rocks jutting across the sea. Three-fourths...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Save the Orcas, Kill a Whale Watcher; Guns Are Bad for Your Health; Crosscut Goofs It

A chilly weekend, an absurdly low prison sentence, Amanda Knox will tie the knot by Nathalie Graham Aches and pains?...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

If Christopher Rufo Wants to Promote "Civil Debate," He Should Start With the Man in the Mirror

by Rich Smith Not Christopher Rufo, but not not Christopher Rufo. Agnieszka Marcinska / EyeEm / GETTY IMAGES On Wednesday...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Parisalexa and Chong the Nomad Are Here to Shake Things Up

Bid adieu to grunge and the Emerald City being synonymous. by Jasmyne Keimig Parisalexa Nathan KaneThere was something about Parisalexa’s...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Things to Do Saturday!

11 Things to Do for Nov 17 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Bearracuda Matt Bearracuda throws the biggest bear...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Reuben’s Brews Expands With a New Ballard Brewery

Reuben's Brews is about to open one of Ballard's largest breweries, giving the brewery more room to send their award-winning...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Your Seattle Weekend Cheat Sheet: Nov 16–18, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Shop artisanal foods and home goods and meet the makers at the free Gobble...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Cheese Tea Comes to Capitol Hill and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Nov. 16, 2018 Edition

by Stranger Things To Do Staff New Capitol Hill tea shop Atulea specializes in cheese tea, a Taiwanese trend involving...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

UW Keeps Delaying Contract Negotiations with Postdoc Union

The postdocs at UW are tired of UW administration dragging their feet on contract negotiations. by Nathalie Graham Alex White,...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland Turns 50

by Ned Lannamann ’Tis the season for inflated, bonus-laden editions of incredibly familiar albums! (And tedious reviews of them, too—see...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Snail Mail!

Entries accepted until 11:59pm (PT) on Sunday, January 20th One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to Snail...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Former City Council Candidate Chris Rufo Presents His Evidence of Online Harassment

Rufo cited harassment against his family as the reason he dropped out. by Katie Herzog Christopher RufoWhen news that Christopher...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Your Weekly Food and Drink Wrap: Positive Press Gone Wrong?

by Chad Walsh Google MapsThe biggest food story of the week didn’t originate in Portland, or this week. In November...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

For Khruangbin, Groove Is in the Heart

by Ryan J. Prado Mary Kang When Khruangbin released their 2015 debut, The Universe Smiles Upon You, the Houston trio...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sinclair-Owned KATU Aired a Special Hosted By Nazi-Linked Trump Crony

by Blair Stenvick WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN / GETTY IMAGESOn Friday morning, Media Matters For America published a post about the...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Amazon's New Headquarters in Queens Will Be Underwater

by Eli Sanders Amazon's New York office in the year 2100? Donald Miralle / Getty ImagesAs The New Republic and...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Jim Belushi: Medical Marijuana Would Have Saved My Brother’s Life

Jim Belushi has a pot farm along southern Oregon's Rogue River. by Lester Black Jim Belushi is growing a lot...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stuck in the Hospital? You May Get a Visit from a Mini Horse

Nothing, it seems, boosts morale like a tiny horse. by Katie Herzog Streaker, a two-year-old miniature horse, with handler Brian...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Should Gay New Yorker Ask His Poor Russian Boyfriend to Be His Findom Cashmaster?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I’m a gay guy in my mid-30s living in New York...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

New Contract Could Give Austin One of the Most Transparent Police Departments in the Country

After 18 months of tense negotiations over a police union contract, the Austin City Council and the city’s police union...
The Texas Observer  |  11-16-2018  |  La Linea

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Wailing Rock-Rap Fusion "Get Used to This" by the Reunited Royal Trux and Kool Keith

The shocking new rock-rap jam "Get Used to This" by the reunited Royal Trux and Kool Keith demands to be...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

White Nationalist Troll Storm Not Protected by First Amendment, Judge Rules

A warning against online racists and, possibly, online "outrage culture." by Eli Sanders A statue of Jesus looks down on...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jim Belushi: Medical Marijuana Would Have Saved My Brother’s Life

Jim Belushi has a pot farm along southern Oregon's Rogue River. by Lester Black Jim Belushi is growing a lot...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 133 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: Nov 16-18, 2018

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't yet made...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

White Nationalist Troll Storm Not Protected by First Amendment, Judge Rules

A warning against online racists and, possibly, online "outrage culture." by Eli Sanders A statue of Jesus looks down on...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Win Tickets for This Weekend's "Lone Wolves" Comedy Show!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Tonight and tomorrow (Fri Nov 16 & Sat Nov 17 at 8 pm) are great opportunities...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The First I, Anonymous (Published in 1898)

by Anonymous Since we have been giving a reprieve from the Local v. Transplant war and are being updated with...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Today's Must-Read Portland Food Story: How Too Much Acclaim Killed Stanich's

by Ned Lannamann Stanich's, still closed. Google MapsAn article about a Portland restaurant went up on Thrillist today and is...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to EAT This Thanksgiving!

A Choice Selection of Thanksgiving Dinners YOU Don't Have to Cook! by Mercury Things to Do Staff Some of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

For Khruangbin, Groove Is in the Heart

by Ryan J. Prado Khruangbin plays the Moore tonight. Mary KangWhen Khruangbin released their 2015 debut, The Universe Smiles Upon...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

The Plot to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Is Thick, and Excruciatingly Detailed. Fans Will Love It.

DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE if you are not a Harry Potter nerd. by Jenni Moore At the end of...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

TooPC2f*#&

by Anonymous To the asshole sitting next to me at HUMP! Who found it necessary to start yelling about the...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Being Born Human is Not an Achievement

by Anonymous Humans Suck. Humans are filled with hate, hypocrisy , prejudice, stereotyping and racism, although love wins, eh? Humans...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Young Fathers: Emo Rap from Scotland Lands in Seattle Tonight

by Jasmyne Keimig Julia NoniHas anyone ever imagined what rap music would sound like in a Blade Runner-esque future? I...
The Stranger  |  11-16-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: CNN Gets Press Pass Back, Julian Assange Secretly Charged, and Mayor Wheeler's No-Good, Very Bad Day

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  11-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

From Shrewsbury to Center Stage: Comedian Mike Birbiglia

The word “comedian” doesn’t quite do Mike Birbiglia justice –- “storyteller” might be the better word. Still, the Shrewsbury native’s brand of spoken word has made him a popular figure in the world of stand-up comedy, one-man shows, film and radio. His new tour, “Thank God for Jokes,” stops at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Tickets sold so quickly that an additional late show was added to both nights. Worcester Magazine caught up with Birbiglia to talk about storytelling, why a joke doesn’t have to be funny and his fondness for Shrewsbury’s pizzerias.
Worcester Magazine  |  Jeremy Shulkin  |  02-18-2014  |  Comedy

A new dance adaptation of a Harlem Renaissance classic

Like Jean Toomer's book that inspired it, CANE is a hybrid, a mix of choreography, videography and experimental set design and sound.
INDY Week  |  Byron Woods  |  04-24-2013  |  Theater

Comedian and actor Robin Williams takes the stage at Bob Carr

Robin Williams takes the stage at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre with David Steinberg.
Orlando Weekly  |  Shelby England  |  01-31-2013  |  Comedy