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Good Afternoon, News: A Predicted Explosion of Oregon COVID Cases, and Trump Threatens Schools That Try to Re-Open

by Mercury Staff An explosion of COVID cases across the nation—and Oregon could be next. Spencer Platt / Getty News...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-10-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stranger EverOut Presents: Patio Pages

A Selection of Sponsored Outdoor Dining Options by Stranger EverOut Partner Summer 2020 is looking different in many ways, but...
The Stranger  |  07-10-2020  |  Slog

Oregon Health Authority Predicts "Exponential" Growth in COVID-19 Cases

by Alex Zielinski d3sign / Getty ImagesFacing an expected "exponential" surge in COVID-19 cases, Oregon's top health experts are recommending—but...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-10-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Time to Vote on a New Slogan for West Seattle

What should we call it now that the bridge is out? Accidental Island? East Vashon? by Christopher Frizzelle There are...
The Stranger  |  07-10-2020  |  Slog

Canlis Gets a Crab Shack, Biscuit Bitch Returns, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 10, 2020 Edition

by Stranger EverOut Staff The Pike Place and Belltown locations of the Southern-inspired, Lizzo-approved mini-chain Biscuit Bitch are now open...
The Stranger  |  07-10-2020  |  Slog

The Week in Food News: Openings, Closings, and Music at Mississippi Pizza

by Suzette Smith Mississippi Pizza takes over Psychic's outdoor seating to present live music. CELEBRATE! Courtesy Mississippi PizzaHere's a good...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-10-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

King County Health Department’s Latest COVID-19 Report: Things Are Bad

Only 5% of people have been infected so far, and the virus is still waiting to get you. by Matt...
The Stranger  |  07-10-2020  |  Slog

Canlis Gets a Crab Shack, Biscuit Bitch Returns, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 10, 2020 Edition

Canlis Gets a Crab Shack, Biscuit Bitch Returns, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 10, 2020 Edition...
The Stranger  |  07-10-2020  |  Slog

The Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: July 10-12

by Mercury EverOut Staff Another weekend is upon us as we rapidly approach the midpoint of July (how does 2020...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-10-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Oregon's Record-Breaking COVID Cases, Good News for Renters, and TikTok Teens to the Rescue!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-10-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Mayor Durkan Says We Either Have the Police or No Police, David Shields Not Happy With David Sedaris

by Charles Mudede "So, you want to do business in Washington State, COVID-19?" ArtistGNDphotography/gettyimages.comCOVID-19 Deaths Are on the Rise in...
The Stranger  |  07-10-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Aaron Bagley

The artist and his son give a drawing lesson. by The Stranger Aaron Bagley, on the left, is a painter...
The Stranger  |  07-10-2020  |  Slog

Slog PM: Seattle's Cruelty, Trump's Hogwash, Seahawk's Refunds

by Chase Burns Do you miss crowds? Getty imagesMore dadspeak from Gov. Inslee: Trump keeps bullying governors to reopen schools...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

Dispensary Deals for Dab Day 2020 in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff Steps 3 and 4 of Dabbing 101, as illustrated in Lester Black's 2016 piece, "What Is...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

Portland's Renter Relocation Policy Upheld by Oregon Appeals Court

by Alex Zielinski Commissioner Chloe Eudaly speaking at a 2017 rally for tenant protections. Dirk VanderhartThe Oregon Court of Appeals...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Currently Hanging: Johannes Vermeer's "Woman Holding a Balance" in Augmented Reality

by Jasmyne Keimig Vermeer virtually. JKI have not seen Johannes Vermeer's "Woman Holding a Balance" (1663) since I was 17...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

The Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: July 10-12

by Mercury EverOut Staff Another weekend is upon us as we rapidly approach the midpoint of July (how does 2020...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Afternoon, News: Oregon Breaks COVID Record, Supremes v. Donald Trump, and Police "Forced" to Use Tear Gas

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Portland Police say gassing an entire crowd for the actions of a few is "unavoidable." Alex...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dispensary Deals for Dab Day 2020 in Seattle

Where to Go for On-Sale Concentrates, Cartridges, and More on July 10 by Stranger EverOut Staff Urban legend has it...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

The Best Movies to Stream this Weekend in Seattle: July 9-12, 2020

The Seattle Black Film Festival, Kelly Reichardt's First Cow, and More Movies to Watch at Home by Elaina Friedman Whatever...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

Joshua Freed "Only" Owns 25 Guns

Mainstream conservative politics in Washington is wild. by Rich Smith "I only have 25 guns, which is a starter-kit according...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

So Anyway, Here’s Why Furries Are Going Nuts About “Socialist Teeth” Right Now

Anteefa strikes again. by Matt Baume Chompy chompy. Courtesy of @aqueerwolf on Twitter.If you need any further evidence that Furry...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

Shaina Shepherd Is Performing Live at Nectar This Weekend

And she has a new single that drops on July 17 from Freakout Records. by Christopher Frizzelle And she has...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love: Cucking Dykes

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI’m a lesbian in a long-term relationship. After much conversation with my partner we’ve decided to...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

For Portland Police, Indiscriminate Use of Tear Gas During Protests Is Unavoidable

by Alex Zielinski MATHIEU LEWIS-ROLLANDThis article was originally published on our sister publication The Portland Mercury's blog Blogtown. Follow them...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

What Dawit Kelete's Case Tells Us About American Culture

Commenters have formed three positions in response to the deadly crash. by Charles Mudede First responders on I-5 at approximately...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

Quarantunes: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Is the End of Musical Theater (For a Month)

Any cream will do. by Matt Baume The Dynasty reboot isn't going the way Alexis planned. Joseph and the Amazing...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

I Took My Ass to Get COVID-19 Tested

"Are you ready? This is going to be so much fun." by Nathalie Graham I felt like I was waiting...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Police Union Cries Foul, Victory for Nonbinary Folks, and Supremes Okay a Peek at Trump's Tax Returns

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: 1.3 Million File for Unemployment, Supreme Court Rules on Trump Tax Returns, First Week in July Coldest Since 2002

by Jasmyne Keimig Show us the Manhattan DA's office those tax returns, baybee! Chip Somodevilla/Getty1.314 million people filed for unemployment...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Kathy Hsieh

"Who says you can't have Cheetos for breakfast?" by The Stranger Kathy Hsieh is a theater artist. Courtesy of Kathy...
The Stranger  |  07-09-2020  |  Slog

Feeling Flat

by Anonymous Sometimes I see nails and screws on the road, and I just look at them, hoping they'll end...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

For Portland Police, Indiscriminate Use of Tear Gas During Protests Is Unavoidable

by Alex Zielinski Mathieu Lewis-RollandNight after night, Portlanders participating in demonstrations against law enforcement have been met with stinging clouds...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

You’re not and you’re fucking crazy

by Anonymous You don’t always get what you give back. It only takes a few people, snakes in the grass,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Scream Inside Your Heart

by Chase Burns Two executives at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Japan wanted to show everyone that they can...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2020  |  Slog

MoPOP to Bring Motherhumping Graboids to a Screen Near You Next Friday

It's the laugh-along/scream-along experience we need right now. by Matt Baume Tremors: a vital linking node in the Six Degrees...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2020  |  Slog

The EARN-IT Act Is Coming to Wreck the Internet

Here comes Congress with a disastrous idea. by Matt Baume Just what we need: Facebook having even more power. COM...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2020  |  Slog

New Appeals Court Ruling Sets Precedent for Nonbinary Oregonians’ Legal Designations

by Blair Stenvick The Oregon Appeals Court affirmed that Jones David Hollister, center, should be allowed to change their legal...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Silent Reading Party Is Tonight!

With *special guest* Gary Shteyngart!! by Christopher Frizzelle A famous author is joining us! DELIORMANLI/GETTY IMAGESIt's Wednesday, which means the...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2020  |  Slog

One Year After Titi Gulley’s Death, Her Family Is Left With the Same Questions

by Blair Stenvick Titi Gulley, left, with her mother, Kenya Robinson. PHOTO COURTESY OF KENYA ROBINSONThis article was originally published...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2020  |  Slog

The Thing About "Good Cops"

by Jasmyne Keimig Jess Stein"No Such Thing as a Good Cop"Does anyone know which manga this from? JK This articulated...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: An Update On Titi Gulley's Case, Supreme Court Restricts Birth Control Access, and Some COVID-19 Updates

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to keep...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

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D’bi.young Continues Exploring at the Festival Voix d’Amériques

She’s a dub poet, author, actor, playwright, teacher and social activist. But d’bi.young insists, “It’s all storytelling.” For the Jamaican-Canadian artist, there’s enough cooking on every burner to make the rest of us look like hopeless slackers.
Montreal Mirror  |  Neil Boyce  |  02-05-2010  |  Performance

Kirk Farber on Rock Tours, E-Books and His 'Postcards From a Dead Girl'

In this interview, Farber talks about his literary breakthrough, how the novel's premise evolved while touring with his former band, and the future of the publishing industry in an age of electronic uncertainty.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  03-25-2010  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

'Pelham' Remake Makes It Out of the Station Only to Jump the Tracks

Director Tony Scott turns a presciently post-9/11 movie into an explicitly post-9/11 movie. Make that post-post-9/11: The chief bad guy only looks like a terrorist, when in fact he's an even scarier, more au courant foe -- a commodities trader!
Nashville Scene  |  Jim Ridley  |  06-12-2009  |  Reviews