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Slog AM: Harvard Sues Trump, Best's Troubling Tweet, Oldest Conjoined Twins Die

by Nathalie Graham SPD Chief Carmen Best quickly deleted a tweet she made Tuesday night. Too bad it's public record...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Crispin Spaeth

The choreographer shares some Integrative Alexander Technique. by The Stranger Crispin Spaeth is a choreographer and teacher. Courtesy of Crispin...
The Stranger  |  07-08-2020  |  Slog

Slog PM: USA Abandons WHO, Coins Abandon Us, Jay Is Disappointed in His Cousin

by Chase Burns God has left us. So have coins. Getty ImagesDown under in Melbourne: Nearly five million people have...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  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 Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

(Not) Currently Hanging: CHOP

by Jasmyne Keimig No "Welcome to CHOP" sign or list of demands to be found now on 10th and Pine...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

Deep Thoughts on driving fast.

by Anonymous Work is 9 miles as the crow flies. 18 miles by car, mostly highway. I've driven like I...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Rep. Derek Kilmer Misleadingly Claims to "Fight for Universal Health Care" in Latest Ad

Sounds nice, but the health care plan he supports would leave millions uninsured and underinsured. by Rich Smith If "universal...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  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 Robinson. Editor’s note: This article...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-07-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

CHOP's "Black Lives Matter" Mural Gets an Unwanted Layer of Sealant

"I personally apologize if I offended anybody, if they felt like I disrespected them as artists," said the rogue sealer...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

One of Seattle's Filthiest Dumps Is About to Become a Thing of Beauty

It used to be one of the most polluted places in the country—now it's going to become one of the...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

What Detroit's Autonomous Zones Can Tell Us About Seattle and CHOP

The future will see CHOP as a desperate act of resistance against the full conversion of Seattle's economy to the...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

Your Guide to Local Farmers Markets

Summer 2020 Edition by Stranger EverOut Staff When COVID-19 forced businesses to close their doors in droves back in March,...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

Your Guide to Seattle Farmers Markets: Summer 2020 Edition

by Stranger EverOut Staff When COVID-19 forced businesses to close their doors in droves back in March, many local farmers...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

New Savage Lovecast: The Planned Parenthood Show!

Episode #715 — July 7, 2020 by The Stranger Hear the tale of the NB lesbian who snooped and found...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: ICE Boots Foreign Students, Breonna Taylor's Family Sues, and Oregon Prison Sees COVID-19 Outbreak

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

Bingo, Amazon Is Getting Taxed!

"Jeff Bezos and his billionaire friends are wishing they could call a do-over and have the modest 2018 tax back."...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

Slog AM: Trump "Looking At" TikTok Ban; PPP Loan Analysis Is Kinda Fun; and It's Time to Mask Up for Real, People!!

by Rich Smith The state requirement for businesses to turn away customers who aren't wearing face coverings starts today. MLADENBALINOVAC/GETTYIMAGES.COMTrump...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Tom and Virginia Dziekonski

They give a tour of their renovation-in-progress while playing a song from "My Fair Lady." by The Stranger Tom is...
The Stranger  |  07-07-2020  |  Slog

Slog PM: City Council Votes to Tax Big Biz, Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down, Ennio Morricone Died

by Jasmyne Keimig The Seattle City Council voted 7-2 in favor of Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda's JumpStart Seattle tax today. Nate...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

King County Sheriff Deputy Placed On Leave Over Facebook Posts About BLM Protesters

King County deputy sheriff Mike Brown appears to have shared an "All Lives Splatter" meme. by Rich Smith Sheriff Mitzi...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

The 42 Best Things to Do in Seattle This Week: July 6-9, 2020

A Summer Plant Sale, a Virtual Laser Show, and More Top Picks by Stranger EverOut Staff A new week in...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

Wait, Why the Hell Does Seattle Have a Confederate Monument?

United Daughters of the Confederacy had an active Seattle chapter until a few years ago. by Matt Baume This is...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

City Council Condemns the Killing of Summer Taylor on I-5

"I’m really questioning what is happening in our city right now," council member Morales says. by Nathalie Graham Seattle City...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

Portland Police Union President Calls on Officials to "Defend Portland"

by Alex Zielinski A PPB officer facing a crowd the evening of July 4, 2020. Mathieu Lewis-RollandThe president of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-06-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Gary Shteyngart Will Be Attending Wednesday's Silent Reading Party

"This is so freaking exciting!" says Gary. "Won’t you join me in reading silently?" by Christopher Frizzelle The novelist, satirist,...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

Mike Schmidt Will Start Work As Multnomah County DA on August 1

by Blair Stenvick Mike Schmidt campaign photo Mike Schmidt, Multnomah County's district attorney-elect, will take over the role beginning August...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-06-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Portland Mercury's PATIO PAGES

by Mercury Promotions Looking for outdoor seating? Check out this sponsored list of patios, sidewalk seats and rooftop decks! This...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-06-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Fate of Seattle's Progressive Revenue Tax Will Be Decided Today

by Nathalie Graham Not to be dramatic, but today is a big deal. Nathalie GrahamAlright, Seattle, let's not screw this...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: More Tear Gas, Fewer Voting Rights, and Remembering Summer Taylor

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis is threatening our ability to keep...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-06-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Trying to Make Sense of July 4 Killing on I-5, COVID Outbreak at UW's Greek Row

by Christopher Frizzelle First responders on I-5 at approximately 1:45 am on July 4, 2020, after a driver plowed into...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Pol Rosenthal

by The Stranger Pol Rosenthal is an artist who usually works in theater, performance, and protest contexts. Courtesy of Pol...
The Stranger  |  07-06-2020  |  Slog

The Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 6-9

by Mercury EverOut Staff Now the Fourth of July is in the rearview, you'd think the ungodly cacophony of (air-polluting,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-06-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tear Gas Clouds Fourth of July Demonstrations in Portland

by Alex Zielinski Federal officers on the corner of SW Salmon and 4th, after using tear gas to disperse protesters...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-05-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fireworks

by Anonymous I grew up in a place where fireworks were and still is a tradition. On the 4th, let's...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-05-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Puzzled

by Anonymous I'm watching this jig saw puzzle being put together. I look at the table the pieces are being...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-05-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Happy

by Anonymous I have never been less enthusiastic about waving our flag(even in protest or mockery) or blowing some shit...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-04-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Mask is a Mask

by Anonymous How do you not know at this point? How do you walk up to Trimet and not know?Btw,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-04-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Two Tuition-Free Preschool Campaigns Are Eyeing the November Ballot. Here's Where They Differ.

by Blair Stenvick Courtesy of Universal Preschool Now For Portland State University economist Mary King, working on a campaign for...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

What Was Accomplished During Oregon's Whirlwind Special Legislative Session?

by Alex Zielinski 4kodiak / Getty ImagesBlink and you may have missed it: It took less than 72 hours for...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-03-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Which Way This Goes

by Anonymous An overweight man gets on, huffing and puffing. His mask is like how geniuses do it. Like it...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-02-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Checking in on The Stranger

Thank you for continuing to support us. Please consider contributing today so we can continue supporting you. by Chase Burns...
The Stranger  |  07-02-2020  |  Slog

True Lies Is Unstreamable

by Chase Burns Jamie Lee Curtis deserves an award for doing so many stunts in a short, revealing dress. Courtesy...
The Stranger  |  07-02-2020  |  Slog

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