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Muscle Car Makes Some Nervous in Crowded Pike Place Market Street

What kind of freedom is an American driver supposed to find in the top numbers of an odometer? by Charles...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Trump's Solution to Beat ISIS: Dip Bullets in Pigs' Blood

Just another day in Trump's White House. by Katie Herzog Someone take away his phone. DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES Smashed jack-o'-lantern...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump's Solution to Beat ISIS: Dip Bullets in Pigs' Blood

Just another day in Trump's White House. by Katie Herzog Someone take away his phone. DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES Smashed jack-o'-lantern...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Your White Nationalism Summer Reading List

by Sydney Brownstone Let's get educated. Chip Somodevilla/Getty In order to fight white nationalist ideology, we first must know what...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

White Portland Man Accused of Yelling Racial Slurs, Preventing Black People From Entering MAX Train

by Doug Brown Rick Allen Duncan, 53, of Portland A white Portland man is accused of yelling racial slurs at...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

King County Labor Council Endorses Jenny Durkan

by Heidi Groover Jenny Durkan on election night. nate gowdy The M. L. King County Labor Council has endorsed Jenny...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Culture News: Shelton's New Film Premieres, Seattle's Dreamy New Supergroup, and Drag Queen Robbie Turner Is Leaving R Place

All the local culture news that's fit to print for the week of August 14-18. by Amber Cortes Outside In...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Serial Killer Speed Dating Canceled Because Apparently Men Don't Want to Date Serial Killers

Perhaps the show was doomed from the start. by Sonya Vatomsky Serial Killer Speed Dating will not be taking place...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

"I fucked the alt-right right out of my husband." by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: Should...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

The Spelling Bee(r) Returns To Local Color

All the world’s information (and plenty of misinformation) is at our fingertips. It’s enough to drive old curmudgeons like us...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-17-2017  |  Activate

Seattle Food News: Derby Pulls Up, Frankie and Jo's Branches Out, Farestart Makes Bank, and More!

All the news that's fit to eat. by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Don't look too long at its glistening surface, lest you...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Thirty Years Ago, The Hitman’s Bodyguard Would’ve Been Called Cruel Target or Maximum Weapon

by Ned Lannamann How does one evaluate the successful exercise of a familiar formula? The Hitman’s Bodyguard is so formulaic—and...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Can You Make Sense of this Graffiti?

by Christopher Frizzelle As seen on the sidewalk on my walk to work. CF I am either too old or...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Silicon Valley Music & Taco Fest In St. James Park

The Silicon Valley Music and Taco Fest is back. What started as a single-day taco celebration has expanded into a...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-17-2017  |  Activate

In Death I Still Didn't Know

by Anonymous Sorry you died. It was a shock, truly unexpected. Everyone thought so. We truly never know, I suppose...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Distant Relative Died in 1940 and No One Ever Picked Up Her Remains—So I Did

Thousands of unclaimed cremains are just sitting there at Oregon State Hospital. Are you related to any of them? by...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Derek Erdman Is Selling All His Art for Cheap and Skipping Town—Go Buy It!

Erdman's final Seattle sale. by Rich Smith Look at this cute little queen. Derek Erdman For perhaps obvious reasons, I...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

The Reason Why Many of the New Buildings in Seattle Are Bland and Ugly

Seattle's building boom is also an ugly building boom. by Charles Mudede A house on San Francisco's Vallejo Street recently...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Despite Self-Congratulation, Lawmakers Did Virtually Nothing about Maternal Mortality Crisis

Jen Reel From the way the governor and top Republican lawmakers have been talking, you’d think the Legislature was taking...
The Texas Observer  |  08-17-2017  |  La Linea

Bingo Players At Pure Lounge

Maarten Hoogstraten is better known by his stage name, Bingo Players. The Dutch DJ and producer—along with his former musical...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-17-2017  |  Activate

Terror Attack in Barcelona

by Dan Savage BREAKING: Police in Spain call Barcelona van incident a terror attack; local media report up to 13...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon Write an Open Letter to Their Fellow Jews

by Dan Savage This just went up at Medium: The President has no filter, no self-control, you have told yourself...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

City Commissioner Nick Fish Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer

by Dirk VanderHart Commissioner Nick Fish Oregon.govPortland Commissioner Nick Fish has been diagnosed with abdominal cancer, he announced in a...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Nikkita Oliver: "I Will Obviously Vote for Cary Moon"

by Heidi Groover Nikkita Oliver's Peoples Party is not yet endorsing Cary Moon. "We don't just give something for nothing,"...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Podcast: The Racist Rally in Charlottesville

On this week’s episode, Marc Steiner talks to co-host Baynard Woods and Baltimore City Papereditor Brandon Soderberg about their experiences at...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-17-2017  |  In the Loop

The Morning News: Council Candidate Sheley Secrest Under Investigation for Democracy Voucher Fraud, AP Moves Away From Using "Alt-Right"

by Ana Sofia Knauf Medics treat people struck by a car that drove through a crowd in Charlottesville. GETTY /...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

‘Sip’ Seeks Dystopian Depth, and Fine Dining, in the Shadows

Brian Carr’s debut novel is a fast-paced summer read that doesn’t fully deliver on its dystopian premise. The post ‘Sip’...
The Texas Observer  |  08-17-2017  |  La Linea

Good Morning, News; the Stewart Apartments, PBOT's Nike Swoosh, and Larry O'Dea's Lies

by Doug Brown Good morning, Portland. The Stewart apartments occupy the top two floors of this 1921 building at the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do This Weekend: August 18-20

by Mercury Staff Monday, the sun goes out. Of course, it'll come back, but considering the contents of 2017, you...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Thursday!

10 things to do for August 17 by Mercury Staff Umii, Hosannas, Brown Calculus Portland R&B singer Reva Devito and...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Perfect porch beer

Midnight on the Bay from Lake Louie is a crisp saison. But hurry — the brewery made only one 30-barrel...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Soglin acts swiftly to remove Confederate monuments after outcry

After calls for its removal, Mayor Paul Soglin ‏quickly orders Confederate monument removed from Forest Hill Cemetery...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Isthmus Picks Playlist: Aug. 17-24, 2017

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Aug...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats events

Aussie wines at Square Wine, pizza made with doughnut dough crust at Dough Baby Bakery and a solar eclipse viewing...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

One singular sensation

Diana Murphy’s cow, Nelle, is the sole producer of a cheese called Arthur. Murphy, an experienced goat cheese maker, likes...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Four more years

Gov. Walker tries out a new campaign strategy...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Death tax

Civil rights lawsuits stemming from police shootings in Madison are raising the city’s insurance costs. The city’s share of just...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

"Hamilton" U

A UW summer course explores the many facets of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s game-changing musical “Hamilton.”...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Letters and comments from the Aug. 21, 2017 issue...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Tenkara!

Japanese fly fishing offers a radical simplicity, in contrast to equipment-focused Western fly fishing. Madison’s Matt Sment is an ambassador...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Practically vegan

The Madison area gets its second dedicated vegetarian (and in fact almost vegan) restaurant with Surya Cafe in Fitchburg. It’s...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Comedy of woe

An early work from Sarah Ruhl, one of the country’s most original playwrights, “Melancholy Play” has a tough time balancing...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

How The Minutemen Play on Fears and Fantasies

Author Rubén Martínez comments on The Minutemen, U.S. immigration policy and why George Bush wants to save the Mexicans.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Julia Goldberg  |  04-13-2005  |  Immigration

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

Access Denied

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties