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Slog AM: New King County Voters Coming Out in Droves, eBay Accuses Amazon of Top Seller Theft

by Michael Bell Stealing? This guy? As if! DREW ANGERER / GETTY IMAGESGood news for King County: In 2014 there...
The Stranger  |  10-18-2018  |  Slog

Clay’s Smokehouse Extinguishes Its SE Division Smokers

by Chad Walsh Minh TranFrom the ICYMI Department, Clay’s Smokehouse has closed... again. If you remember, the longtime barbecue joint...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hair Play

by Anonymous The story of 3 dudes and their hair. One dude kept kneading his white beard, twisting it, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Thursday!

9 Things to Do for Oct 18 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Kamasi Washington, Victory Kamasi Washington doesn’t do...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Ballots Were Mailed Today, Lindsey Graham Ignites Blood Feud

Paul Allen is still in our thoughts, Seahawks are staying, the debate of the century is tonight by Nathalie Graham...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

‘Art Night Out’ at the Glasshouse

Informed by a love of fashion and culture, local hairstylist Liz Vizena is hosting this event that brings all of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-17-2018  |  Activate

‘I Am King’ at the Heritage Theatre

Michael Jackson tribute artist Michael Firestone is coming to Campbell. Donning the iconic sequined glove, Firestone will tackle some of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-17-2018  |  Activate

Snails at the City National Civic

Imagine a grimier Skrillex, cranked up to 11, and you’re starting to get the sounds that Frédérick Durrand—a.k.a. Snails—conjures from...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-17-2018  |  Activate

¡Mayday! at The Ritz

Miami-based hip-hop group ¡Mayday! brings its dynamic sound to The Ritz in support of its newly released South of 5th...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-17-2018  |  Activate

CPC: Throw Out This Terrible Police Union Contract

The city's civilian watchdog group is calling the new police union contract a step back for police accountability. They want...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

‘Frankenstein Goes to the Movies’ at the Hammer Theatre

Mary Shelley’s gothic classic is more than a horror story. Frankenstein addresses real human issues like technological ethics, hubris and...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-17-2018  |  Activate

Hedda Gabler at The Pear Theatre

Henrik Ibsen’s proto-feminist play Hedda Gabler (first performed in 1891) returns to the stage in a new production at the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-17-2018  |  Activate

Stealing Paintings from a Working Artist? That's Just Cold, Man.

It happened in Fremont, the security footage was erased, and there are currently no leads. by Leilani Polk The Man...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Why Democrats Could Lose in a Texas Congressional District That’s 70 Percent Latino

Why Democrats Could Lose in a Texas Congressional District That’s 70 Percent Latino A Trump backlash is predicted in the...
The Texas Observer  |  10-17-2018  |  La Linea

Erin Gibson’s Feminasty Is a Blazing Collection of Feminist Essays

by Suzette Smith Courtesy of the artist / Grand Central PublishingFor many loyal listeners, the hilarious and topical Throwing Shade...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Fight Bigotry With Buck Angel!

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I'm a cis-gendered straight man living in Massachusetts. Coming up in...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tacoma Weekly Publisher Is Allegedly Stealing Employee Wages

The publisher of the Tacoma Weekly was allegedly deducting healthcare premiums from employee paychecks without actually paying for the health...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Smoothie News: Greenleaf Goes Brick & Mortar in the Pearl

by Chad Walsh Five years ago, Matt Trenkle and Garrett Flynn operated a fresh juice and smoothie cart called Greenleaf...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Grand Illusion to Present Sonic Youth: 30 Years of Daydream Nation on Oct. 22

For one night only at Grand Illusion, celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation with three films about...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Our Complete Halloween 2018 Calendar

Every Event You Need To Know About, from the Can Can's This is Halloween to FreakNight by Stranger Things To...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Carolyn Long for United States Representative Congressional District No. 3

by Stranger Election Control Board Carolyn Long is running to bring "civility" back to politics—and, yeah, that noise you heard...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

The World's Richest Capitalist, Jeff Bezos, Says the World Is Not Enough

by Charles Mudede The Expanse, SyfyAt his peak, Cecil Rhodes—the defining figure of the second part of capitalism's British moment...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Election 2018: Races to Watch

The 2018 midterm elections could be among the most competitive in Texas in recent memory. When early voting starts on...
The Texas Observer  |  10-17-2018  |  La Linea

Elizabeth Warren's Costly Twitter War With President Trump

by The Stranger Episode 170 talks about Elizabeth Warren, introduces Dan to an imperfect voter, and considers A Star Is...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Carolyn Long Holds Town Hall on Herrera Beutler's Turf and the Shade Is Thick

I expected a little more blood in Battle Ground. What I found was a bunch of excitement and polite concern!...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Fight Bigotry With Buck Angel!

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I'm a cis-gendered straight man living in Massachusetts. Coming up in...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Queue Coffee is Now Pouring Espresso Drinks in Slabtown

by Chad Walsh Developers appear to have learned their lesson. The lesson being that it’s very, very difficult to lease...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Former Attorney General Backs Anti-Carbon Fee, Forgets to Mention He Represents Chevron

“They’ve got the money but we have the momentum.” by Nathalie Graham Where do your loyalties lie??? No on 1631...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

I Saw You: San Jose Hate University

While working at a San Jose State VIP alumni event a few weeks ago, I saw a female worker arrive...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-17-2018  |  Activate

Get Your George Romero Zombie Love on Tonight, When NWFF Screens Day of the Dead

by Leilani Polk Sooo hongry.The late George Romero has a zombie film formula that’s easy to recognize—sociocultural themes embedded into...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Lisa Brown for United States Representative Congressional District No. 5

by Stranger Election Control Board Voting Lisa Brown into office would mean voting Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers out of office,...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

The Cost of Gentrification

by Anonymous I am a Registered Nurse in a Portland hospital. Last night, I accidentally administered the wrong dose of...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

How to Get Your Grandparents Into Weed

by Katie Herzog PETE GAMLENFor people younger than 70 who haven't been indoctrinated by the Church of All Drugs Are...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Pot Is Legal in Canada, and That's a Huge Fucking Deal

Our sensible neighbors to the north have legalized pot at the federal level, nationwide. by Lester Black Canada is showing...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Legal Cannabis in Canada Starts Today

by Josh Jardine DONALD WEBER / STRINGER / GETTYStarting today, the poutine-loving, Celine Dion-blasting, hockey-playing, moose-wrestling residents of Canada may...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Take the Mercury's 2018 SEX SURVEY!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey CALLING ALL SEXY PEOPLE! The Mercury is proud (and sort of aroused) to present our 2018...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

#TXSen: Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke vs. Ted Cruz All our U.S. Senate race coverage in one place. Beto O’Rourke has captivated audiences at...
The Texas Observer  |  10-17-2018  |  La Linea

Google, Facing Lawsuit, Now Argues It Didn’t Sell Political Ads in Washington State

Much depends on the definition of "political advertising," says Google's lawyer. by Eli Sanders When is a Washington state political...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Tacoma Weekly Publisher Is Allegedly Stealing Employee Wages

The publisher of the Tacoma Weekly was allegedly deducting healthcare premiums from employee paychecks without actually paying for the health...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Portland Police Changes Story About Patriot Prayer Guns, Trump Defends Saudis (and Kavanaugh), and Facebook Caught Lying

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Bill Gates Puts Down $1M for Carbon Tax Initiative, Canada Be Smokin' Dat Weed, #Boycott T.I.?

by Michael Bell They legalized it, baby! DONALD WEBER / STRINGER / GETTYToke up, eh? Canada became both the second,...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2018  |  Slog

Cruz Stuck to the Script. Beto Stuck it to Cruz. Which Tactic Will Work?

In the second (and likely last) debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke, liberals lived vicariously as benevolent Beto finally...
The Texas Observer  |  10-17-2018  |  La Linea

The garden of unearthly delights

Ann Baker’s fluid and feminine forms fit in with the flowers
Metro Spirit  |  Stacey Hudson  |  07-05-2007  |  Art

Cartoon: X-Treme Democracy

Hamid Karzai finally sees reason...
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-21-2009  |  Cartoons

Chicago Underground Library

Cataloguing a cultural moment, indie style.
Chicago Newcity  |  Maude Standish  |  08-01-2007  |  Books