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Over watered

by Anonymous Having one of those, "wish I could just stay inside" days. Just feel off all day. Like if...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-22-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Do you know how privileged you are?

by Anonymous Your wife doesn’t have to work full time, yet you want cars to go away (do you even...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-22-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Live Review: Moon Taxi and Magic City Hippies at Georgia Theatre

Photo Credit: Jessie Goodson Magic City Hippies Normally when I review concerts, it’s an artist I don’t know a whole...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-22-2018  |  Homedrone

It Wasn’t Me

by Anonymous It was my turn to use the bathroom knowing there was a line behind me. My intention was...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-22-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Beto and Ted’s Competing Realities Collide for the First Time

While the Senate battle between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke has become perhaps the most-watched political race in the country,...
The Texas Observer  |  09-21-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Saturday!

12 Things to Do for September 22 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Minority Retort Hell yes, it’s Minority Retort,...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: A Racist Seattle Cop, Another Police Lip Sync Video, Man Arrested for Running Over Emus

The political ad with the biggest twist, 520 woes, take us to a new planet, NASA by Nathalie Graham Hey,...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Lime Bike Raises Prices After Competitors Leave Town

Riding Lime Bikes just got a little bit more expensive. by Lester Black These Lime Bikes just got a little...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Mayor Durkan on Climate Change Leadership, Why She's Slowing Down on the Center City Connector, and More

by Greg Scruggs Mayor Durkan NATE GOWDYIf you care about the future of the planet, odds are you paid attention...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Your Seattle Weekend Cheat Sheet: Sept 21–23, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Celebrate the beginning of fall at events like Saturday's Luminata—a luminous parade filled with...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Did Sawant Illegally Support the Showbox? Two Lawyers Weigh in

Did Councilmember Kshama Sawant violate a state statute when she organized around preserving the Showbox? We ask two lawyers. by...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

UW Offers Employees Half Off Transit Passes After Workers' Demonstration

The pressure worked. by Rich Smith Members from SEIU 925, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, WSNA, WFSE, AFT, UW Faculty Forward, and...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Huffington Post Declares Diets Are Over! They Never Worked Anyway!

by Suzette Smith Diets are over! We're not doing them anymore! SochAnam/Getty ImagesOn Wednesday, Huffington Post's Highline dropped a beautifully...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Openings, Closings, and Beaverton's Restaurant Week: Your Weekly Food and Drink Wrap

by Chad Walsh Burgerville on strike BURGERVILLE WORKERS UNIONBeaverton’s second and now annual Restaurant Week gets underway next week, with...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Multinational Corporation That Runs Seattle School Buses Regularly Leaves Students Waiting for Hours

by Katie Herzog asiseeit/Getty ImagesUpdate: Over the 2017-2018 school year, Seattle Public Schools contract with First Students Transporation was for...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

You Are Dense

by Anonymous You can totally "get" trickle-down(asshole) yet you can not fathom trickle-up. What happens in your world when the...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Local Drag Performers Often Don't Get Paid Enough to Even Cover the Cost of Their Outfit

A drag look can easily cost over $500, but queens often go home having made less than $100. by Sam...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

She's Putting Herself Through Med School Doing Sex Work—What Does She Tell the Doctor She's Dating?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I’m a 30-year-old female in my last year of medical school...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Earnest and Eccentric: Northwest Local Sightings Film Festival

by Joule Zelman Experience Elvis Presley's It Happened at the World’s Fair with live commentary from Stranger film editor and...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

A New Wood-Fired Restaurant Opens in Beacon Hill and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Sept. 21, 2018 Edition

A new wood-fired restaurant and more news and information for foodies: Sept 21 edition. by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Love, Gilda Is a Well-Intentioned but Shallow Documentary About Gilda Radner

by Robert Ham By anyone’s standards, Gilda Radner is comedy royalty. She was a member of Toronto’s Second City troupe...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Grisly Murder and Queer Romance Together at Last in Lizzie

by Ciara Dolan In a revealing interview with the Huffington Post, Chloë Sevigny said she’d hoped Lizzie—the new film in...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 74 Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Sept 21-23, 2018

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't yet made...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Civil Rights Groups are Changing Bail Practices in Texas, One City at a Time

If police arrest and charge you with a misdemeanor in Dallas County, and you can’t afford bail, you’ll likely be...
The Texas Observer  |  09-21-2018  |  La Linea

Daron Morris Suspends Campaign for King County Prosecutor Due to Medical Reasons

Heads up: his name will still appear on the ballot. by Rich Smith He's out. JOHN ELess than 50 days...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Sarah Smith Voted Against the Education Levy in Kent for...Reasons

Voting against the levy isn't punishing the legislature for failing to enact an income tax, it's punishing the schools that...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Bicyclists Beware: The Better Naito Bike Lane is Gone (And Earlier Than Expected)

by Wm. Steven Humphrey What's missing from this picture? (Hint: It's the Better Naito Project!) Mercury StaffIf you're biking downtown...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Black Girl Magic, Mickalene Thomas, and Being My Own Muse

I am my own muse, ripe with meaning, history, and grounds for inspiration to create. I think this is what...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Despite Progressive Rebranding, Nike Donates More to GOP

by Katie Herzog On the roof of the Nike store in San Francisco Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesNike has been on a...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Forty Years After Its Premiere, John Carpenter's Halloween Maintains Its Power

by Bobby Roberts In the final trailer for David Gordon-Green's upcoming sequel to this film, the voice of Jamie Lee...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Timbers v. Minnesota Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland TimbersOn Saturday evening, just three days after a 3-2 home win over Columbus the came...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Workers Are Fasting Over Darigold's Dangerous Working Conditions: "The Carnage Is Daily and People Need Change"

Darigold's workers are fasting after the billion-dollar company refuses to fix labor issues at its dairies, which includes wage theft...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Complex, Uncategorizable "Sex" by UK Kremfest Headliner Djrum

Djrum's polymorphously perverse and uncategorizable "Sex" explores strange erogenous zones. Catch him performing tonight at Kremfest. by Dave Segal Insert...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

32 Oktoberfest 2018 Events in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Leavenworth Oktoberfest is as close as you'll get to an actual Bavarian village without...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Thorns Championship Preview (and Panic!)

by Erin O'Regan Fill your lungs with BLOOD SMOKE GOODNESS. Photo courtesy of Portland Thorns FCThe Portland Thorns will play...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Get Free Health Care at KeyArena This Weekend

by Lester Black This is Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion, where the line for free health care will begin. Kelly OTry...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Slog AM: Make Bike Lanes Dangerous Again, An App Can't Save the Homeless, Washington State Patrol Flexes on HOV Violators

Make bike lanes dangerous again . . . Roy Moore endorses Brett Kavanaugh . . . Gouda fan art by...
The Stranger  |  09-21-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Too Many Shootings, Wapato Jail Doom, and Victim Blaming 101

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-21-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Friday!

10 Things to Do for September 21 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Stephen King 35mm Double Feature It's Stephen...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: 12 Pistols and A Lot More Shit Stolen in Beacon Hill, Britain Identifies Cat Serial Killer

Ashton Kutcher hit a kid with his car, there are 13 new Amazon devices, SPD has a new contract by...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2018  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 22 Newly Announced Events Before They Sell Out

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Seinfeldian comedian Paula Poundstone will share everyday anecdotes that come loaded with humorous twists...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2018  |  Slog

SPD Union Approves New Contract

It appears Seattle's largest police union brokered a deal that gives 17 percent raises to its officers in exchange for...
The Stranger  |  09-20-2018  |  Slog

Disaster in the Gulf

Taking a look at the ecological nightmare spawned by the oil leak, and what it could mean for the Louisiana seafood industry.
Gambit  |  Jeremy Alford  |  05-05-2010  |  Environment

Ken Burns Worships America's Spiritual Resource in His Latest Doc

His PBS 12-hour epic The National Parks: America's Best Idea is a selective chronicle of the evolution of the National Parks system and the changing roles protected lands have played in American culture since Congress validated Yosemite in 1864.
Boston Phoenix  |  Clif Garboden  |  09-24-2009  |  TV

Foreclosure and Its Aftereffects in East Oakland

The wave of foreclosures affecting East Oakland and other low-income neighborhoods has been accompanied by a related wave of blight, decay, and crime.
East Bay Express  |  Sam Levin  |  06-24-2009  |  Housing & Development