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UB40 at Mountain Winery

Purveyors of adult-oriented reggae since the early ’80s, UB40 is known for originals with a political bent (“Rat in the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2019  |  Activate

Jack’s 12th Anniversary

Some love belting out off-key Top 40 hits over a few pints. Others catching the game or playing cornhole with...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2019  |  Activate

Aladdin Review: It Has Will Smith as Big Blue Rapping Genie. What'd You Expect?

by Ned Lannamann DisneyIt could have been worse. Disney's live-action remake of 1992’s Aladdin is a loud, obnoxious concoction of...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Historic Seattle Makes a Preliminary Offer to Buy The Showbox and Save It From Demolition

A nonprofit has made a preliminary offer to try to purchase the historic Showbox venue. by Lester Black Preservation or...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

A Conversation with Phylos Bioscience CEO Mowgli Holmes

by Josh Jardine UROSPOTEKO / GETTY IMAGESOn May 10, I sat down for an interview with Phylos Bioscience CEO Mowgli...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

FanimeCon at McEnery Convention Center

The magical, the mystical, the manga… This weekend, fanatics and creators come together to revel in one of Japan’s greatest...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2019  |  Activate

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at San Jose CPA

The times they are a-changin’—indeed. One wonders what Teve the Dairyman would think of this oft-quoted Robert Zimmerman lyric. He’d...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2019  |  Activate

‘Dance Series 02′ at Mountain View CPA

Smuin Contemporary Ballet celebrates its 25th anniversary season through Sunday with a program of works by founding choreographer Michael Smuin,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-23-2019  |  Activate

Portland Parks Director Calls Financially Unstable Golf Program a "Good Investment"

by Alex Zielinski Portland's Colwood Golf Course Portland Parks & Recreation The city's public golf courses are hemorrhaging money. According...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dr. Details

by Anonymous When my 55-year-old sister died suddenly in her sleep, you issued her death certificate without an autopsy. I'm...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Court Rules Against Trump, a Presidential Hissy-Fit, and Mayor Wheeler Apologizes to Hardesty & Eudaly

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Whale-Watching Captains Sue San Juan County Activists, Washington Is a Sanctuary State, Forest Service Won't Reimburse California Firefighters

by Timothy Kenney Just in time for wildfire season. ARISHARAY / GETTY IMAGESSan Juan whale-watching boats sue activists over proposed...
The Stranger  |  05-23-2019  |  Slog

Phylos Bioscence’s CEO Responds to Recent Controversy

Phylos Bioscence angered cannabis growers when they announced they were entering the breeding business. by Josh Jardine Cannabis insiders have...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-23-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Sun Shines on World Goth Day, Amazon Shareholders Vote Down Employee-Backed Resolutions, The Big One Is Coming (Eventually)

by Chase Burns Seattle, someday. Claudiad / GettyU.S. acknowledges another migrant child died under government care: A 10-year-old girl from...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Ari Hoffman Is "Not an Expert on Climate Change," Still Has Lots of Opinions

Ari Hoffman isn't certain what really causes climate change, but he's pretty sure the homeless are a big contributor. by...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Flash Deals: We Have Exclusive Discounts for These Upcoming Seattle Events!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff See masterpieces by George Balanchine, Jose Limon, and Price Suddarth at the Pacific Northwest...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Neal Stephenson Interview: Tech Moguls, Brain Science, and Fall: or, Dodge in Hell

by Suzette Smith HARPER COLLINS / AUTHOR PHOTO BY BRADY HALLNeal Stephenson is one of the great authors of contemporary...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

The Summertime Ice Cream Roundup (Dairy and Non)!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Among the many other things Portland excels at, we make terrific ice cream. So cool your...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It’s Going to Be a Can-Do Summer: 10 Canned Oregon Beers to Help You Beat the Heat

Canned beer’s time has finally arrived. Here are 10 local options for your summertime drinking needs. by Ned Lannamann The...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

From Hikes to Scabies, the Best Portland Parks for Your Summer Needs

by Erik Henriksen Portland’s got great parks! Okay, so we also have some creepy, super sketchy parks. But most of...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Summer: Oddball Tourist Spots for the Anti-Traveler

by Mercury Staff LEO ZAROSINSKI Here’s who you are: You’re a person who doesn’t have a lot of money and...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland’s Pretty: One Imaginary Girl at Hoxton for Design Week

by Marissa Sullivan I can’t remember the first time I saw Sarah Donofrio, the brains behind One Imaginary Girl’s fashion...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

“Hot Water”: Behold, the Answers to this Issue's Crossword!

by Paul Coulter, edited by David Steinberg [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Uncertain Future of Portland’s Parks

by Alex Zielinski “Save our parks! Save our parks! Save our parks!” This chant serenaded Portlanders as they left the...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ciara Dolan’s Top 10 Scariest Things About Summer

by Ciara Dolan Not to brag, but I could come up with hundreds—nay, thousands—of reasons to be afraid during this...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Red, White, and Fruit: How to Master a Simple Summer Sangria

Summer sangria in four easy steps! by Jenni Moore One doesn’t need to be an expert on wine or fruit...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

These 9 Songs by Portland Artists Should Already Be On Your Sunny-Day Playlist

by Jenni Moore Although we’ve yet to see what summer ’19 will bring in terms of Portland-made tunes, here’s some...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Six Sippable Ciders for Summer ’19

by Jenni Moore Since we’re no longer writing “unpopular opinion” threads on Twitter, here’s an unpopular opinion in print: I...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It’s Pickle Time: Portland Pickles 2019 Season Preview

by Chipp Terwilliger It’s a proven fact that summer and baseball go hand in hand, and from June until mid-August,...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Deadwood: The Movie Takes You Back to the Mud, Back to the Blood

by Erik Henriksen WARRICK PAGE / HBO “That left-cheek ass-blister’s a percolating son of a bitch,” mutters Calamity Jane, shifting...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Man Who Has It All Risks Losing Everything in Italian Crime Thriller, The Invisible Witness

by Charles Mudede It's a locked-room mystery with a twist. The Invisible Witness is a standard thriller, true, but it’s...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 54 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

by Stranger Things To Do Staff The hilarious, Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon will return to Seattle next May...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Seattle's Gargantuan Wealth Has Made It a Super-Sad City

by Charles Mudede The so, so sad city... CinematicFilm/gettyimages.comWhat American cities can learn from Seattle is an A-list corporate community,...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Hilarious Rap Battle "Woke as Me" by Wry MCs Open Mike Eagle & Phonte

On the satirical "Woke as Me," wry MCs Open Mike Eagle and Phonte provoke more LOLs per minute than in...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

He Loves Having His Balls Sucked But It Hurts And That Sucks

by Dan Savage I'm a straight guy and I'm really into having my balls sucked—it's one of my favorite things...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Some Karmic Justice Amid the Latest Trump Tantrum

by The Stranger Episode 199 finds a little bit of uplifting news amid the latest Trump tantrum, then talks about...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

Grateful Dead Drummer Announces His Own Line of Weed. Big Surprise.

by Josh Jardine mindyourheadcannabis.comCelebrity endorsements of cannabis may be irritating (looking at you, then quickly looking away, Post Malone) or...
The Stranger  |  05-22-2019  |  Slog

The Vinyl Frontier: The Time NASA Shot a Record into Outer Space

Jonathan Scott’s book recounts the history of the Voyager Golden Record project. by Ned Lannamann In 1977, NASA sent two...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I, Anonymous: Grammar Nazis

“Grammar Nazi fuck off! Oi!” by Anonymous Thanks to the internet and the wonderful world of social media, no greater...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Deadwood: The Movie Review: Back to the Mud, Back to the Blood

Deadwood: The Movie Review: Heading back to the mud and back to the blood. by Erik Henriksen “That left-cheek ass-blister’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Neal Stephenson Interview: Tech Moguls, Brain Science, and Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

Though the new Neal Stephenson epic incorporates characters from 2011 “tech thriller” Reamde, it’s narratively closer to 2015 “space epic”...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Record Review: TK and the Holy Know-Nothings, Arguably OK

by Ryan J. Prado Mama Bird Recording Co.Taylor Kingman’s frequent performances at venues like the Laurelthirst have garnered him a...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-22-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stevie Stiletto Isn't Dead

He's past his prime and he's pissing blood. But Jacksonville, Florida punk legend Ray McKelvey is still chasing the spotlight.
Folio Weekly  |  John E. Citrone  |  08-02-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Why Guinness is Great

Guinness is more than a drink to Ireland—it is part of the country’s legacy.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kathleen M. Mitchell  |  03-15-2013  |  Food+Drink

Fight or Flight

Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-28-2005  |  Reviews