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Mayoral Adviser Andrea Valderrama Is Running for Dan Saltzman's Council Seat

by Dirk VanderHart This is an old photo. The race for Dan Saltzman's soon-vacant city council seat has a new...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Next Few Years in American Politics

by Anonymous Trump will not be impeached, but will resign when in 2019 the overwhelming majority of the house among...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dear Gym Owners Everywhere: It's Time For These Posters To Come Down

by Dan Savage I've been seeing this guy at the gym since... well, since I first walked into a health...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Start Leveling (With Her Boyfriend) or Keep Lying (To Him, With Other Men)?

by Dan Savage Longtime listener, first-time writer. I'm a 31-year-old queer female writing to you fromNew Zealand because I want...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ten Years After The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx is Sober and Sane

Few who've read his searing portrait of addiction can believe the notorious rock star is still alive. Neither can he...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Shitty Guy, Shitty Finger

"Do I need to get over this shit and accept it as part of the deal?" by Dan Savage I'm...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Six Portland Bartenders Competing in Manhattan-Off for Charity

by Chad Walsh Later this month, a half-dozen Portland Bartenders will compete in the Taste of Wright, a Manhattan Challenge...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Poster Mystery Revealed! It's People Who Don’t Vote Telling You How To Vote.

This poster is 50 percent bullshit. by Rich Smith False premise, true conclusion. Some Anarchists A group of people claiming...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Relive the Magic of Last Month's Sound + Vision Concert with Dan Dan

by Ciara Dolan DAN DAN Sound + Vision is the FREE monthly concert series the Mercury hosts with Banana Stand...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

We Have Trumphoria And a Record-Breaking Stock Market Because No One Was Prosecuted for 2008 Crash

Risks and shady bets will go unpunished. by Charles Mudede xijian/gettyimages.comLast month, the US economy lost jobs (33,000) for the...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Making Sense of the Seattle Times Endorsement of Jon Grant

Let's discuss. by Heidi Groover Endorsed by Socialist Alternative, the Democratic Socialists of America, The Stranger, and...the Seattle Times. courtesy...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Do You Have The Time?

by Anonymous "It's my only watch." You blurted out to the people around you. It was a wall clock. When...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Conjugal Visit: Riding My Driver

by Anonymous JOHNNY SAMPSON My boss was out of town and the office was dead, so I spent the morning...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Statewide Earthquake Drill Takes Place Thursday

Be prepared for when the fault line cracks... by Katie Herzog Getty Images Of all the downsides of living in...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Clarke County Voters Make Up Majorities in Both State House Districts Up for Election

Clarke County voters are dominant in Georgia House District 117 and make up a very slight majority of voters in...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-17-2017  |  In the Loop

US vs. Japan Giant Robot Fight—TONIGHT!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Courtesy Megabots Since the dawn of time, human beings have wanted primarily one thing: TO WATCH...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Meanwhile, in Burien, Driver Reportedly Mowed Down Signs For Liberal Candidates

Some of the candidates are running against anti-immigrant sentiments. by Sydney Brownstone McNair says the distance between the signs and...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Submit Your Events Now For The Winter Edition of Seattle Art and Performance

by Stranger Things To Do Staff The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 1. It's not yet Halloween, but, believe it...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Guest Editorial: I Take Care of This City’s Kids. Now Seattle Should Start Taking Better Care of Me.

Nannies don't get retirement benefits. by Ty Messiah The author. Courtesy of Ty Messiah I’ve been working as a nanny...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Things to Do Tuesday!

9 things to do for October 17 by Mercury Staff Sound + Vision The Merc’s serving up a bitching pair...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Morning News: Distracted Drivers Kill, Trump Hates Troops, Local Judge Slaps Down Local Assholes, CHS Makes the Case for Moon

Plus: Goodbye Cafe racer and an unfortunate halloween costume. by Dan Savage No. Stop. What are you doing? Dark Horse...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Exploding Stars, Easier RV Camping in Portland, and Trump's Addiction-Abetting Drug Czar Pick

by Dirk VanderHart K. MarieOn the housing emergency front, Mayor Ted Wheeler wants to use a theoretical $100 million from...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Isthmus Live Sessions: Noah Gundersen

Noah Gundersen performs "Bad Desire" at an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on...
Isthmus  |  10-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Problem

by Anonymous If you can't figure out that you're standing too close to me, I might have to quit this...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fear

by Anonymous Stuck in this bubble, trying selfishly to repair my life, I can barely see anything else. Drove a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Walk, don’t run….

What would you do for a Black Gold bomber? A crew from Madison leaves home with good intentions...
Isthmus  |  10-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

‘American Wolf’ Explores How People and Predators Should Coexist

Blakeslee takes readers deep into a genuinely human tale told with the energy and verve of a best-selling thriller. The...
The Texas Observer  |  10-17-2017  |  La Linea

Savage Love Episode 573

A woman has been monogamous with her boyfriend for 5 years.  But she really wants to fuck the Swedish handyman...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Savage Love Podcast

The Church of Vince

President Trump recently rolled back Obama-era reforms that required employer-based insurance policies to cover birth control. True believers’ next target:...
Isthmus  |  10-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Cafe Racer Announces They're Closing for Good

by Christopher Frizzelle It's a bar, a coffeeshop, a restaurant, a music venue, and a neighborhood fixture. caferacerseattle.com "It is...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Athens Man Shoots Woman, Shot At by Officer, Shoots Himself During Domestic Dispute

Photo Credit: Blake Aued Police Chief Scott Freeman shows reporters video from an officer's body camera. A man shot and...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-16-2017  |  In the Loop

Mother and Son Suspected of Motor Theft Treated for Bullet Wounds After Seattle Police Opened Fire at Fleeing Car in Eastlake

They were arrested on vehicle theft charges. by Steven Hsieh SPD A suspected driver and passenger of a fleeing vehicle...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Read the Awesome New York Times Story on the Portland Thorns

by Doug Brown Portland Thorns The New York Times published a great story about the Portland Thorns that I somehow...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chess Champ and Queen of Katwe Lands in Kirkland

by Carla Bell Madina Nalwanga played Phiona Mutesi in the 2016 film Queen of Katwe. Disney Phiona Mutesi, a famed...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Judge Blocks Anti-Safe Consumption Site Measure from February Ballot

A win for public health advocates. by Heidi Groover SPENCER PLATT/GETTY A ballot measure banning safe consumption sites will not...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

The 55 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: October 16-22, 2017

The Stranger’s arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Hunger Strikes "Put a Human Face" on Immigrant Incarceration, US Reps. Smith and Jayapal Say

A clear cut case of activism leading to action. by Sydney Brownstone US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal speaking at the Northwest...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Opera's Barber of Seville Stars the Secret Love Child of Prince and Jim Morrison

Joyous sass and magnificent voices in this opera that's good for first-timers. by Rebecca Brown John Moore as Figaro in...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

The Best Happy Hours at Hotel Restaurants in Seattle

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Outlier Hotel Monaco, 1101 Fourth Ave, 206-624-7755 Outlier is the snazzy new restaurant at Hotel Monaco that...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Jim Bakker (Who Is Still on TV, BTW): Stop Mocking Me or God Will Punish You

Some of Bakker's meretricious poison is good for a chuckle. by Sean Nelson Jim Bakker in 2017. F. Scott Fitzgerald...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Raise Your Hand If You Made These Weird Anti-Jenny Durkan Posters

Why is the artist sort of implicating Cary Moon in this madness by associating her name with an event she...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Jim Bakker (Who Is Still on TV, BTW): Stop Mocking Me or God Will Punish You

Some of Bakker's meretricious poison is good for a chuckle. by Sean Nelson Jim Bakker in 2017. F. Scott Fitzgerald...
The Stranger  |  10-16-2017  |  Slog

Count Them In

Growing numbers of Mexican immigrants are in the US illegally -- but their money is legit.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dan Frosch  |  08-24-2005  |  Immigration

Doc Shadows

The week in TV, DVD & Broadband: Windfall, Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, 2006 MTV VMAs, The Closer, Saved, Arrested Development, House, Standoff, Nip/Tuck and more.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Bill Frost  |  08-25-2006  |  TV

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