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Cutest Pet Photo Contest: Sora vs. Django; Johnny vs. Chauncey

by Mercury Staff We received a huge volume of cute entries in our Cutest Pet Photo contest, and a select...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Quarter of Seattle Drivers Are Searching for Parking

Costly parking spaces absorb massive amounts surplus capital and lock it up. by Charles Mudede Wasting time at Pike Place...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

The 32 Best Things To Do In Seattle This Week: August 21-27, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Sean Nelson writes that, if you must pick one film to see at Cinerama's...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Cis Woman Mistaken For Trans

by Dan Savage I'm a 42 year-old guy, and I'm married to an amazing woman. We've been together five years...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

An Exclusive Interview with the Coffee That Assaulted Alex Jones

Coffee isn't hateful, Coffee isn't violent, but Coffee is fucking angry and isn't gonna just sit there and let the...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Cis Woman Mistaken For Trans

by Dan Savage I'm a 42 year-old guy, and I'm married to an amazing woman. We've been together five years...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Resist/Recharge: Come Talk POC Youth Empowerment With The Stranger, Langston and 21 Progress!

by Steven Hsieh Our first Resist/Recharge event with SOMOS. Free Thursday evening? Swing by St. John's Bar and Eatery on...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Thanks for Watching With Me

by Anonymous I made a last-minute decision to attend a rooftop Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday morning with my husband...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Saw You: Hands Off That Lady’s Bag

You and your husband were making your way onto the plane and I saw my future in 40 years. Faces...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-21-2017  |  Activate

Game of Thrones Recap! What Happens "Beyond the Wall" Probably Isn't Gonna Stay There

by Ned Lannamann "I call it a 'light-saber.' Hang on, HBO's lawyers are calling." Last night’s Game of Thrones was...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Today's Eclipse Rocketed Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" to #1 in iTunes' Chart

Bonnie Tyler has become the official voice of total eclipses. by Anna Kaplan Bonnie's back on the charts. Ian Gavan...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Lawsuit Challenges Initiative That Would Ban Safe Consumption Sites

by Heidi Groover An initiative could ban safe consumption sites for drug users in King County. RICK BARRY A new...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Ugh. The Goddamn Eclipse Made Me Cry.

A confirmed skeptic and hater weeps at the beauty of it all. by Katie Herzog Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Today's Eclipse Rocketed Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" to #1 in iTunes' Chart

Bonnie Tyler has become the official voice of total eclipses. by Anna Kaplan Bonnie's back on the charts. Ian Gavan...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Thorns Devour Houston Dash, 2-0

by Erin O'Regan Another home win for the Portland Thorns. Photo courtesy Portland Thorns FCThe Thorns shut down the Houston...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Guess What? Donald Trump Looked At the Solar Eclipse Without Special Glasses

This is perhaps the first and the last time that the President and I have seen eye to eye. by...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Bellingham Removes Name of Confederate General from a Bridge

by Sydney Brownstone Pickett Bridge is now just a bridge. City of Bellingham It was easy to miss while Seattle's...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

We Asked 11 People at Hempfest: How High Are You?

How high are you? by Lester Black For this year's Hempfest we sent The Stranger's weed columnist, Lester Black, down...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Game of Thrones Recap! What Happens "Beyond the Wall" Probably Isn't Gonna Stay There

by Ned Lannamann "I call it a 'light-saber.' Hang on, HBO's lawyers are calling." HBOLast night’s Game of Thrones was...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Guess What? Donald Trump Looked At the Solar Eclipse Without Special Glasses

This is perhaps the first and the last time that the President and I have seen eye to eye. by...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Eclipse Reviews: Acroyoga, Milk Bones and Orange Slivers

Suprise! People were doing couples yoga in Cal Anderson. by Steven Hsieh The following interviews took place at Cal Anderson...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Win Tickets to See This Is Spinal Tap at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema!

by Erik Henriksen Every summer, the NW Film Center's Top Down: Rooftop Cinema screenings are some of the most fun...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Rasheed Jamal's New Project Indigo Child Is Gritty and Inspired

by Jenni Moore Arkansas native Rasheed Jamal (a Portlander since 2008) might be my favorite rapper in town—his “country rap”...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Another Dishonest Take from the Seattle Times Editorial Board on Homelessness

by Heidi Groover "They're kidding themselves," Council Member Mike O’Brien says about the Seattle Times Editorial Board. City of Seattle...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Personal DJ = Public Douche

by Anonymous Look around. Gosh.There must be more than a hundred people here. And how many are piping music through...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fanning The Flames

Fanning the Flames The same conservation efforts that saved Texas from the Dust Bowl may have opened the door to...
The Texas Observer  |  08-21-2017  |  La Linea

Spun Out: 5 Essential Cuts Selected by Local DJ Chloe

by Dave Segal "Don't give people exactly what they want, when they want it." Chloe Harris DJ CHLOE (aka RAICA;...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

The Accidental Resistance

by Dan Savage "So I saw this license plate today," writes Hillary, a "Savage Love" reader in Pennsylvania. "And I...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Nope, Can't Watch the Eclipse There

by Bri Brey NASA Are you not leaving Portland for the eclipse because you don't want to wear a diaper...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Am Mortified by the Attention and Apologize for the Disruption

This is just the worst. by The Moon, as transcribed by Eric D. Snider RYAN F. JOHNSON Ugh. You know...
The Stranger  |  08-21-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Eclipse! Totality! Probably a Man-Eating Space Plant!

by Dirk VanderHart (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)It's here! The last day you have to hear ceaselessly about the eclipse!...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do This Week: August 21-24

by Mercury Staff This is the week where the sun goes out. It's also the week where tens of thousands...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Eclipse Glasses Scalpers

by Anonymous There's a special place in Hell for you people. Every store I've been to is out of their...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tell All: I hate my girlfriend’s taste

I’m obsessed with the arts, criticism, and the avant-garde. But I’ve recently started dating a woman with the exact opposite...
Isthmus  |  08-21-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Lay Off That Sauce!

by Anonymous Or don't. I don't care too much one way or the other. However, dear co-worker, you should know...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hit and Run in Tigard

by Anonymous Thanks for running me over with your bike bum I'm 3 months pregnant and got a scratchy bump...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Game of Thrones: Why That Bullshit Fan Theory About Tyrion Is, in Fact, Bullshit

by Erik Henriksen Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO As we head into the penultimate episode of this season of Game...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Police Are Amaaazing!!!!

by Anonymous I snuck a bottle of whiskey into the Timbers game and got shit faced beyond belief. I passed...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-20-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Confederate Monument Protests Draw Hundreds in Houston and Dallas

Several hundred protesters (and a couple dozen counter-protesters) are attending the "Destroy the Confederacy!" protest in Sam Houston Park in...
The Texas Observer  |  08-19-2017  |  La Linea

Dierks Bentley At Shoreline Amphitheatre

Singer-songwriter and country music veteran Dierks Bentley is still in the midst of his What the Hell Tour in support...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-19-2017  |  Activate

Win of the Season: Ten-Man Timbers See Off Red Bulls

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers Too many times this year, both at home and on the road, the Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tuesday

by Anonymous A couple more days, and then I will have to leave my cats again. [ Comment on this...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-19-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Michael the Black Man: Shot by Obama Henchmen?

How the Blacks Against Obama leader survived an "assassination" attempt.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  10-20-2008  |  Politics

Prostitute Says She Killed Three to Prove Love for Pimp

"When you're out there and you're living that fast life, you can never say what you wouldn't do," says Falicia Blakely, a nude dancer and mother who committed multiple murders at age 18.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mara Shalhoup  |  04-27-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Peace Corps Volunteers Play Delicate Role Amid Conflicts

Peace Corps volunteers serve not only as goodwill ambassadors but, in bellicose times, as extensions of the United States' foreign policy.
San Antonio Current  |  Lisa Sorg  |  01-05-2005  |  International