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What to do with a dead relative's porn? by Dan Savage I'm a Seattle local who basically grew up reading...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

That Stupid, Violent Video of Trump Slaying His Enemies Is Much Ado About Nothing

by Katie Herzog Unlike this photo, which is violence to my eyeballs. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTYAfter Kathy Griffin’s ill-advised but frankly kind...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

92 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Oct 15-20, 2019

by Stranger EverOut Staff The furry creatures of Seattle will prance around Volunteer Park in their Halloween costumes at Sunday's...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

Little did I know

by Anonymous The flowers died the night I got them. What a sign! Dry and neglected, you gave me blue...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mother of Sean Kealiher Asks Mourners to Stop Writing on the Democratic Party of Oregon Building

by Alex Zielinski Laura Kealiher speaks to reporters at the site of her son's death. Alex ZielinskiThe mother of Sean...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Lisa Herbold RV Scandal Showed How Toxic Seattle's Housing Crisis Has Become

by Charles Mudede "Oh, think twice, it's another day for you and me in paradise." adamkaz/gettyimages.comLast week, an RV appeared...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

AD: LOCALLY SOURCED at PNB

by Stranger Things To Do Partner Three world premiere works sourced from the great Pacific Northwest from Donald Byrd, Eva...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Bewitching Wyrd-Folk Song "All That Is Beautiful" by Vashon Duo Mamiffer

Track of the day is the bewitching wyrd-folk song "All That Is Beautiful" by Vashon Island duo Mamiffer. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

HBO's Watchmen TV Show Has the Volatility of Kerosene

by Ned Lannamann Regina King in HBO's Watchmen. Mark Hill/HBOHow you react HBO’s Watchmen will likely depend on what type...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle's Favorite Bartender Winner: Cristina Buenaventura

by Leilani Polk Cristina Buenaventura of Currant Bistro MEGAN XEALA deluge of Stranger readers voted on their favorite Seattle bartenders,...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

It's Mushroom Season, Baby: Here's Where to Find Fungi at Restaurants and Events Around Seattle

It's Mushroom Season: Here's Where to Find Fungi at Restaurants and Events Around Seattle by Julianne Bell Today, October 15,...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

The Stranger Endorses Dan Strauss for City Council District No. 6

by The Stranger Dan StraussVoters swept Heidi Wills out of her city council seat in 2003 after the "Strippergate" scandal...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

Should This Gay Guy Get Back Together With His Ex?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I am a twenty-something gay man. Currently in the process of...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

Amazon Drops More Than $1 Million In Effort to Buy Seattle City Council

Wow, these guys really don't want to be taxed. by Rich Smith Fact: The Amazon smile exactly matches the smile...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

Vapocalypse 2019: Tell Me When It’s Over Edition

by Josh Jardine HAZEMMKAMAL/Getty ImagesI know it’s as grim for you to read these updates as it is for me...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Washington Affirmative Action Opponents Enlisted the Proud Boys for Security

The Proud Boys got involved in some local campaign work. by Lester Black In a video posted on YouTube, a...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

Savage Love Classic: If You See a Prude Eating Ass In a Sex Club Are You Obligated To Keep Quiet About It?

by Dan Savage [This delightfully vintage Savage Love question was originally published March 22, 2001.—eds] This question concerns both sex...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mayor Wheeler Promises "Real Change" In Re-Election Launch Speech

by Blair Stenvick BLAIR STENVICKFor the first time in almost two decades, a Portland mayor is running for a second...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: It's the Food Poisoning Episode!

Episode #677 — October 15, 2019 by The Stranger A woman has vowed to never date a Trump voter. But...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Fort Worth Cop Charged With Murder, Family of Man Killed by Cops Sues Portand, and Yakama Nation Calls For Dam Removals

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Rain in Seattle, Russia in Syria, and New Breast-Cancer Vaccine Actually Works

by Nathalie Graham They're calling it a DELUGE. ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUSSeattle WeWork residential space sputters and dies: WeLive...
The Stranger  |  10-15-2019  |  Slog

Family of Man Fatally Shot by Police While in Mental Health Crisis Sues City of Portland

by Alex Zielinski Lane Martin at his PCC graduation. Martin family Lane Martin was experiencing a mental health crisis when...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

One big reason our streams are so toxic.

by Anonymous One big reason our streams are so toxic. People wouldn’t feel the need to use Drano one of...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Trump Wants to Unmask Whistleblower, Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Charged With Murder, Dolittle Looks Awful

by Jasmyne Keimig Future's "Mask Off" must be playing on repeat throughout the White House. ALEX EDELMAN/GETTY IMAGESTrump definitely doesn't...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

Where To Watch the Fourth 2019 Democratic Presidential Debates in Seattle

Eight Viewing Parties for the October 15 Democtatic Presidential Debate. by Stranger EverOut Staff Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden,...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

The Best Happy Hours in Seattle for Craft Beer Lovers

by Lester Black Beveridge Place Pub MARK B. BAUSCHKEWe beseech you to drink locally brewed beer at any of these...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

Slowly Dissolving

by Anonymous I work at a hospital in Portland and was sexually assaulted by a patient. I spoke up the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Watch LA Choreographer Nicole Kirkland's Dance Video to Dodgr's Single "Wrong Way"

by Jenni Moore If you loved our Q&A with Portland-via-LA artist Dodgr—in which the rapper/singer drops several gems of wisdom,...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 45 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Oct 14-20, 2019

by Stranger EverOut Staff A highlight of Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience is the Pratt Fine Arts Center's Fused: A...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

The Stranger Endorses Lisa Herbold for City Council District No. 1

by The Stranger Lisa HerboldHow's the liquor level in your beer hat? Time for a peach schnapps refill? You finally...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

Netflix’s Breaking Bad Movie El Camino Is Completely Unnecessary and Entirely Wonderful

by Ned Lannamann Ben Rothstein / NetflixBreaking Bad gave Jesse Pinkman the perfect ending. So what’s the point of El...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

If You See a Prude Eating Ass In a Sex Club Are You Obligated To Keep Quiet About It?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage This question concerns both sex and etiquette: How much privacy can...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

ACCPD Officer Shoots Suspect for Fifth Time This Year

Photo Credit: Blake Aued Chief Cleveland Spruill briefs reporters on an officer-involved shooting at an Oct. 14 news conference. An...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-14-2019  |  In the Loop

Jordan Peterson Documentary Faces Cancelation and Threats

Activists in Portland threatened to "bring out the guillotine." by Katie Herzog A new documentary about Jordan Peterson has been...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Epic Space-Disco Jam "Lumberjacks in Heat" by Pioneering Gay-Porn-Flick Composer Patrick Cowley

Track of the day is the epic space-disco jam "Lumberjacks in Heat," from a new box set celebrating the pioneering...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

VIDEO: What's in SPLOST 2020?

On Nov. 5, Athens-Clarke County voters will decide whether to extend a 1 percent tax for special projects called SPLOST,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-14-2019  |  In the Loop

The 60 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: Oct 14-20, 2019

The Stranger's music critics' picks for the week. by Elaina Friedman This week, our music critics have picked everything from...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: Stripping Tips

by Wm. Steven Humphrey And now, a public service announcement from a member of Portland's most revered professions (that doesn't...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Stranger Endorses Shaun Scott for City Council District 4

by The Stranger Shaun Scott Alex GarlandDistrict 4 covers everything from the little north-end nub of Eastlake all the way...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

Portland Thorns Recap: Thorns Draw Against Washington Spirit, 0-0

by Erin O'Regan Providence Park was ROCKIN' on Saturday Night! Photo courtesy of Portland Thorns FCThe Portland Thorns fell even...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Stranger’s 2019 Happy Hour Guide Is Out Now!

by Leilani Polk The leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping, and the 2019 edition of The Stranger's Happy Hour...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

Sorry, Joker, Silvio Berlusconi Is the Villain of the Year in Loro

by Robert Ham Gianni FioritoThe most terrifying grin you’ll see at the movies this year doesn’t belong to the Joker...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

The Mutual Benefits Fallout for South Florida Politicians Is Still Coming

The practice of legislators recommending lobbyists is odious. They are supposed to be agents of the people, not lobbyists for lobbyists.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Bob Norman  |  02-03-2009  |  Politics

What the McGreevey Mess Means for Closets and Corruption

New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey's revelation that he is gay was a momentous event that, sadly, could have only happened out of shame, not pride. The days when a married pol announces "Yep, I'm gay" just because he feels like it are as far away as Michael Jackson begging the FBI to chaperone his next date.
The Village Voice  |  Michael Musto  |  08-18-2004  |  Politics

I Don't Smoke Pot ... but I Want It Legalized

I grew up believing the U.S. was the most free country in the world. But today, tens of thousands of Americans are behind bars for non-violent marijuana offenses.
Providence Phoenix  |  Valerie Vande Panne  |  01-09-2014  |  Drugs