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Depressing

by Anonymous When I grew up, we didn't have much money. I remember getting angry when my parents couldn't afford...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

How 206 Zulu Has Been Keeping It Real in Seattle Hip-hop for 15 Years

How did a grassroots hip-hop organization in Seattle land enough talent to stack an event good enough for a Rock...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

The Fantastic New Kankyō Ongaku Compilation Explores ’80s Japanese Ambient Music

by Ned Lannamann Jean-Claude VorgeackIn 1980s Japan, during a boom that transformed the global economy, Japanese musicians refined a strain...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Currant Opens in Belltown and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Feb 15, 2019 Edition

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Currant Bistro is now open inside the new Sound Hotel in Belltown, serving European-inspired...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

Brad Pitt to Co-Produce Chris Cornell Documentary

Brad Pitt is co-producing a Peter Berg-directed documentary about the late Soundgarden/Audioslave legend Chris Cornell. by Dave Segal Chris Cornell's...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

Hilarious Sketch Comedy Show The Aces: State Fair Is a Blue Ribbon Winner!

by Suzette Smith The Aces: Shelley McLendon and Michael Fetters My notes from The Aces: State Fair begin with “My...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Lake City Gets Its Own Pre-Rolls

The Seattle neighborhood is getting its own pack of pre-rolls dedicated to it. by Lester Black A pack of joints...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

Washington School Removes Swing Sets to Get Funding From State

But did they need to? by Katie Herzog Your fifteen minutes are up, kids. iStock / Getty Images PlusAn interesting...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

It's the Golden Hour of Kacey Musgraves

by Anna Kaplan KACEY MUSGRAVES Mon 2/18 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall JAMIE NELSONTo say Kacey Musgraves had a stellar 2018...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Isn't It Romantic Review: A Flawless Romcom That Also Features a Bare-Chested Liam Hemsworth

by Elinor Jones In Isn’t It Romantic, Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is unlucky in love... until she suffers a blow to...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 59 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Feb 15-17, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Get your thrills at the Magnuson Winter Night Market, where over 100 local “makers,...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

Portland Trombonist and DREAMer Denzel Mendoza Is a Grammy Winner

by Ciara Dolan Denzel Mendoza playing with Haley Heynderickx at Pickathon 2018 Katie SummerYou might not be familiar with his...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Rhye Is the Post-Valentine's Day Balm Your Heart Needs

by Jasmyne Keimig Rhye plays the Neptune tomorrow night with Rum.Gold Genevieve Medow JenkinsRhye has the best post-Valentine's Day music...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

Portland Leaders Respond to Texts Between the Police Bureau and Patriot Prayer

by Blair Stenvick DOUG BROWNOn Thursday, Willamette Week and the Mercury reported on text messages between a police officer and...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 29 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Feb 15-17

Just because Valentine's Day is out of the way doesn't mean there aren't plenty of opportunities for love this weekend,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Grocery Store Pandemonium: Your Weekly Food and Drink Wrap

by Chad Walsh Rose VL Meg NannaFood news rolled slowly in this week, but the biggest story was the one...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

What To Watch This Weekend: Alita! Jackie Chan! And Sam Elliott Killing Hitler and Hunting Bigfoot!

by Erik Henriksen Welcome to What to Watch This Weekend™, a weekly post in which I tell you what to...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Portland Police Pal Around with Joey Gibson, and Trump's National (Non)Emergency

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Trump Declares National Emergency, Cozy Texts Between Patriot Prayer and Portland Police

by Timothy Kenney IT'S OFFICIALLY A NATIONAL EMERGENCY! (Says Trump.) Rabbitti/GettyAmazon was in talks up to the 11th hour: Amazon...
The Stranger  |  02-15-2019  |  Slog

Loon Star: VOTER FRAUD ALERT

Ben Sargent To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. The post...
The Texas Observer  |  02-15-2019  |  La Linea

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 4: Bedouine

by Ned Lannamann It's been a busy and exhausting week, so kick off your Friday right with some mellow vibes...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Valeria Luiselli’s Third Novel Reckons with the Trauma Inflicted on Migrant Kids

Early in Valeria Luiselli’s virtuosic new novel, Lost Children Archive, the narrator realizes she has entered an ethical minefield. She...
The Texas Observer  |  02-15-2019  |  La Linea

What is it like living a lie?

by Anonymous How can you live a lie? How can you hide who you are? Hiding behind your religion... We...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I miss you...

by Anonymous Valentines day is here and it reminds me to when we were in the back of your small...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Downtown Nightclub No Vacancy Lounge Announces Closure Due to Conflict with Property Management Company Melvin Mark

by Ned Lannamann [UPDATE: Melvin Mark clarifies that they have no ownership interest in No Vacancy's building and instead manage...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Self-entitled phone freaks

by Anonymous Hey....ya think you can take 15 seconds and get off your fucking phone while you're walking upstairs? The...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Seattle Considers Tossing Goat Into Volcano for Jeff Bezos, Popular Local Saxophonist Trapped in Kanye West's Home

by Chase Burns Calling all goats. Beboy / GettyYou're stuck with me, Sloggers: Nathalie is on vacation until Monday. I...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

An Exhibition About Prince Is Opening in Seattle on April 6

The Prince from Minneapolis exhibition at MoPOP will feature nearly 50 artifacts about the legendary musician. by Dave Segal Icon—dig...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 30 Newly Announced Events Before They Sell Out

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Escape the darkness of the world with Tacocat's neon-candy punk-pop in June. We all...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

A Bracelet for People Who Are Tired of Dating Apps

by Rich Smith The Offline Movement harks back to a time of pre-app (IRL) dating. COLLAGE ART BY ANTHONY KEO...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Isn't It Romantic Review: A Flawless Romcom That Also Features a Bare-Chested Liam Hemsworth

by Elinor Jones In Isn’t It Romantic, Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is unlucky in love... until she suffers a blow to...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

‘Thrown Under the Bus’: Rio Grande Valley Residents Criticize New Border Deal

Late Wednesday, a group of congressional negotiators released the text of a much-anticipated border security compromise meant to stave off...
The Texas Observer  |  02-14-2019  |  La Linea

Feeling Empty? Try Olive Garden

by Nathalie Graham Indulge in carb-heavy feasting (and people-watching) this Valentine’s Day. COURTESY OF OLIVE GARDENFreshly dumped? Living the single...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

The Secret History of Romantic Customs: Why We Kiss, Give Flowers, Write Cards, and Draw Hearts

by Rich Smith Originally published January 31, 2018.Charles Mudede would tell you we inherited the practice of kissing from other...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don't Believe the Seattle Times, It's Still Illegal for Teenagers to Buy Assault Rifles

The Seattle Times claims a technicality in a new gun control law makes it legal for teenagers to buy semi-automatic...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

31 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Feb 14-17, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Ryan Coogler's Marvel hit Black Panther is up for Best Picture, Original Score, and...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Amazon Uses New York City to Discipline Seattle; Seattle Throws a Goat into the Volcano

by Charles Mudede "Until you behave, no more growth, Seattle!" Charles MudedeThis city is in a state of worry. It...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Texts Show Protective Relationship Between Portland Cops and Patriot Prayer

by Alex Zielinski Joey Gibson speaking at a Patriot Prayer rally. Lester Black"We have a large group of antifa trying...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I'm Crying Because Lizzo Loves Me

by Jasmyne Keimig Happy Valentine's Day, y'all. I know this is a time when everyone groans about how this was...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Sly UK Garage Banger "Absolutely" by Ascendant Seattle Producer Klein Zage

Seattle producer Klein Zage's chunky, funky UK garage banger "Absolutely" offers "sly advocacy for female orgasm." by Dave Segal Only...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Falling in Love With a Stoner

by Katie Herzog COLLAGE ART BY JESSICA STEIN; PHOTOS SOURCED FROM GETTY IMAGESBefore I met my girlfriend, I spent a...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Family of Mentally Ill Man Fatally Shot by Police Requests Meeting With Chief Outlaw, Mayor Wheeler

by Alex Zielinski Andre Gladen Portland Police Bureau The twin brother of Andre Gladen, the 36-year-old Black man fatally shot...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Repetitive Strain: Vetiver's 'Tight Knit'

If any band benefits from Robert Christgau’s rule that an album should always get a minimum of three listens, it’s the San Francisco–based folk band Vetiver.
Washington City Paper  |  David Dunlap Jr.  |  02-12-2009  |  Reviews

England Gets The Gossip

Beth Ditto's queer/weight activism should be applauded, but one worries that the singer's sudden celebrity rather ignores her day job.
Willamette Week  |  Jay Horton  |  04-09-2008  |  Reviews

Sharon Jones ... Is Comin' to Funk You in Your Earholes

Every word that falls out of funk queen Sharon Jones' mouth is seriously badass, and when this woman says "Dap-dip," you say "How high?"
Dig Boston  |  Joe Keohane  |  04-28-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews