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Don't Miss the I, Anonymous Show... Tonight!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Do you like laughing your pants off? Well, one of the funnest comedy nights in Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Well, The Stranger is Going to the Inauguration. Thanks (We Think?) To Our Partner, Longreads!

by Heidi Groover Please click on our stories so they don't lay us off. Our editors have informed us they're...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Song Premiere: Peter Holsapple Returns to Solo Work with a New Single

Peter Holsapple, who co-fronted power-pop cult heroes The dB’s in the eighties and subsequently worked with everyone from R.E.M. to...
INDY Week  |  01-16-2017  |  Scan

Angela Merkel Is Now the Leader of the Free World

by Dan Savage Orange Julius Caesar gave an interview to the Times of London and Bild this weekend... and, yeah,...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Here's leaked audio of Warren mayor Jim Fouts allegedly saying n-word, c-word

While Warren Mayor Jim Fouts prepared for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday, Motor City Muckraker posted leaked audio...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Empty Bowls Benefit Meal Happening Today, Wake and Bake-Off Next Week

Photo Credit: The Seed and Plate The Seed and Plate, an online food-focused Athens magazine, is hosting an Athens location...
Flagpole Magazine  |  01-16-2017  |  Grub Notes

Steve Harvey says Trump has an inner city plan that will target Detroit

On Friday, a couple of days after the U.S. Senate held hearings on whether to let accused racist Alabama Sen. Jeff...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Homeland is Back in Brooklyn for Season 6 “Fair Game” Premiere

by Tricia Romano CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) returns for the sixth season of Homeland. ShowtimeWhen Homeland—the show about...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen joined civil rights icon John Lewis (D-GA) and what may turn out to be a substantial...

Evil Triplet’s Career Opportunities

ATX punk pioneer previews heavy psych on “Get a Job”...

Music Video Monday: Valerie June

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from Music Video Monday! Singer/songwriter Valerie June developed her chops in the coffee shops...

Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

Colorado Springs Forward is wasting no time trying to influence who's elected on April 4 to the six district slots...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-16-2017  |  Indy Blog

The Morning News: Facebook Removes Post that Calls Ben Carson the GOP's Nigger, Murray Kills Bike Sharing

by Charles Mudede That Post: Was by me. It responded to statements made by Ben Carson, a former surgeon picked...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Rise Up for Health Care, Trump's Ignorant Tweets, and We Need MLK Jr. Now More than Ever

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! So lonely inside, so busy out there. And all you wanted was somebody...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do This Week!

Things to do for January 16-19 by Mercury Staff This week starts with a call to service in the name...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Local blight fighter's 'camera crusade' aids cops in busting illegal dumper

Jonathan Pommerville has made it his mission to clean up his neighborhood of Brightmoor — or at least to spend...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Town Business: Developers Quietly Lobby to Stall Hearings on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Electric cars are key to California's goals of reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality. But their widespread adoption has...
East Bay Express  |  01-16-2017  |  Ear Bud

Dog Piss

by Anonymous This snow has been around for a week, it would not be to much to ask you dog...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Eastern Market's La Rondinella to shutter

Sometimes you just don't want to believe the gossip. After just about a year in service and several more years...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Hoarded Ypsilanti cats need homes

Twenty-one cats have been recovered from a garage in Ypsilanti Township, according to a press released from Ann Arbor's Humane Society...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Bulls 108, Grizzlies 104: A Game of Ghosts

There are ghosts everywhere. The game happened, and the ghosts were literally across the street at Clayborn Temple, the church...

In ‘Blue Texas,’ a Historical Blueprint for Texas Activists

In Krochmal’s view, if progressives today are to triumph over Trumpism, they are going to have to build truly united...
The Texas Observer  |  01-16-2017  |  La Linea

An Enduring Classic

In the Midst of Capitol Hill's Restaurant Madness, Machiavelli Endures by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Machiavelli is a Seattle classic. As the...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Nat Geo names Detroit among top 'unexpected' cities for food lovers

In a sea of listicle-style pieces of "journalism," it can sometimes be difficult to separate the bullshit clickbait from the legit, trusted...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Just in Case...

by Anonymous ... Anybody on this planet thinks Donald Trump is sane? He thinks his son-in-law will negotiate a peace...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seahawks Season Goes Careening Off The Road In Atlanta, Is Now Over

by Spike Friedman Thomas Rawls, before the fall Corky Trewin, Seattle Seahawks There will be no Super Bowl parade in...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Pickathon Announces Two-Thirds of the 2017 Festival Lineup

by Ned Lannamann Pickathon announced a hefty chunk of their 2017 lineup at a preview party tonight at Revolution Hall,...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tell All: Donald Trump scares my young son

My son was fixated on the campaign, cheering Hillary Clinton while hissing at Trump’s toxic values. I encouraged his interest...
Isthmus  |  01-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Dear Tubby

by Anonymous I happened to pick up a copy of The Mercury tonight and came across your I, Anonymous. I...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dear Henry:

by Anonymous Keeping with the theme of I Anonymous' directed at one specific person, I thought I'd write an email...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Won't Be Attending the Inauguration

by Heidi Groover Pramila Jayapal says Donald Trump's policies "fly in the face of our 7th District values." courtesy of...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2017  |  Slog

Bernie Sanders visits Macomb County in bid to save health care law

Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in Warren on Sunday to rally to keep congressional Republicans from repealing the Affordable...
Metro Times  |  01-15-2017  |  Blogs

Some Babies Don't Grow Up

by Anonymous I've been sick for the past week. I haven't slept for more than 3 hours the past 2...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

My Weirdness Checklist

by Anonymous I just moved to PDX and realized that I don't have the proper weird attire or engage in...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Colorado Native releases more seasonals

Once again, MillerCoors' experimental arm AC Golden Brewing Company has sent us a few sample bottles of their new wares...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-15-2017  |  Indy Blog

Things to Do Tonight!

by Mercury Staff Dear Sugar Radio: The Writers Resist When it comes to the podcast advice racket, you can't do...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Reporting from the war zone

“Time Stands Still,” presented by Madison Theatre Guild, is a nuanced and powerful play about journalists returning from the Middle...
Isthmus  |  01-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Tigers 62, USF 56

Three days after a disappearing act at Tulsa, the American Athletic Conference's reigning Player of the Week reappeared Saturday at...

What I Learned about Texas and the U.S. after 14 Years in Israel

In both countries, the majority would potentially vote for an alternative to their current leadership and centrists could again seize...
The Texas Observer  |  01-14-2017  |  La Linea

Thank You for Not Casting Me Aside

by Anonymous Thank you for being a bigger person than I. Thank you for listening to me vent about the...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Avoiding disaster from the start

Towards the end of December, it was hard to miss the news reports of the family that was stranded in...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-14-2017  |  Indy Blog

Sara Porkalob Fully Realizes Cafe Nordo's Potential In Madame Dragon's 60th Birthday Bash

by Rich Smith That's Madame Dragon holding the balloon. Her food is good and her story is wild. Writer, director,...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2017  |  Slog

I Had Sex at a Swingers Club and Liked It

An inside look at Atlanta sex swingers clubs.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  10-18-2012  |  Sex

George Saunders Talks Fiction, Vonnegut, & Johnny Tremain

Saunders is an anthropologist of American culture who issues his findings in terms of crazily inventive fiction.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Bill O'Driscoll  |  10-01-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Seoul Survivor: Busted for Dope in South Korea

Teaching English as a second language in South Korea was a good gig for this recent college graduate and world traveler until he smoked hashish with the wrong people and found himself cought up in that country's draconian drug enforcement.
Isthmus  |  Jason Storbakken  |  01-28-2005  |  Crime & Justice