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Deepwater Horizon Nails the Spectacle, Fails the Tragedy

Tragedy as Spectacle: The Strange Entertainment of Deepwater Horizon by Ben Coleman Peter Berg is an odd duck. He's often...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

The Mystery of Life Revealed in B Movie The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth Shows That God Is Like a B-Movie Director by Charles Mudede Why is there life to begin...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Move, Bitch. Get Out the Way. My Final Philosophy

My Final Philosophy: The Farewell Installment of Larry Mizell's Hiphop and Culture Column after 12 Years by Larry Mizell Jr...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Gazing into The Dark Room

Susan Faludi Applies a Journalistic Lens to Her Father’s Gender Transition by Katie Pelletier PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING feminist writer Susan Faludi...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Looking for Tiger Lily Deconstructs Assimilation with PowerPoint

It’s Anthony Hudson’s hilarious cabaret about Native American identity. by Suzette Smith IN JUNE, I profiled a series of short...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

August Wilson Speaks in How I Learned What I Learned

At Portland Playhouse, a freewheeling meditation on race and art. by Megan Burbank AT THE BEGINNING of Portland Playhouse’s How...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Where to Get the Freshest Fresh Hop Beer

It's harvestin' time, so get your hop on. by Brian Yaeger FRESH HOP BEERS are somewhat analogous to Beaujolais nouveau...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Like a Good Neighbor

by Dan Savage I'm writing to you for a bit of an offbeat reason. I live next door to a...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Talking Taste Talks Chicago with Lula Cafe chef Jason Hammel

Taste Talks, a food-centered conference that launched in Brooklyn in 2013, returns to Chicago this weekend for its third year...
Chicago Reader  |  09-27-2016  |  The Food Chain

62 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Piff the Magic Dragon is a man in a dragon suit who tells jokes...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Treasure Island Music Fest Announces New Location, Killer Views of Oakland, East Bay Cityscape

A multibillion-dollar development project on Treasure Island has its annual music festival on the move — to the east side...
East Bay Express  |  09-27-2016  |  Ear Bud

62 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week

Piff the Magic Dragon, A Stranger Things Film Festival, Oktoberfest Events, And More Unusual Picks for September 27-October 2 by...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars; Would-Be Martians Should Be Ready to Die on the Journey

by Jennifer Campbell Today, Elon Musk unveiled his plans to colonize Mars using tech from his SpaceX company. See there,...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Tale of Two New Link Stations

by Charles Mudede Link's new parking garage for Angle Lake Station Charles Mudede At this moment, the Link line ends...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Fantastic Fest Review: Fashionista

Crime and madness in Austin's thrift stores...

The Doubleclicks Debut New Video for "Lord of the Rings"

by Megan Burbank It doesn't sound like anything they've played before. The Doubleclicks Today, the Doubleclicks are debuting a video...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars; Would-Be Martians Should Be Ready to Die on the Journey

by Jennifer Campbell Elon Musk has unveiled his plans to colonize Mars using tech from his SpaceX company. See there,...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Democrats Rally the Troops, Attack Trump and Isakson at Debate Party

Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones State Rep. Spencer Frye speaks at the Clarke County Democrats' debate-watching party Monday at the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-27-2016  |  In the Loop

Unsolicited Advice for Hillary Clinton

by Dan Savage Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump said this during the debate last night: "You know, Hillary is...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

No federal charges will be filed against former Memphis Police Department officer Connor Schilling in the 2015 shooting death of...

Really Doe: Danny Brown drops Atrocity Exhibition early

The wait is over, Danny Brown just dropped his Atrocity Exhibition album days ahead of its official September 30 drop...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump's Debate Antics

by Jessica Fu patrimonio designs ltd / Shutterstock.com Last night saw the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Democratic...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Six Hip-Hop Acts to See at ACL

Can’t-miss evening and afternoon acts keep the beats coming...

Unsolicited Advice for Hillary Clinton

by Dan Savage Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump said this during the debate last night: "You know, Hillary is...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump's Debate Antics

by Jessica Fu patrimonio designs ltd / Shutterstock.com Last night saw the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Democratic...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Things To Do Tonight 9/27

by Mercury Staff Banned Books Week: Diversity Celebrate books that upset the delicate sensibilities of puritanical PTAs and Republican congressmen...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Strong Local Offerings Lead Indie Memphis Lineup

Indie Memphis announced its full lineup for the 2016 festival at a bustling preview party at the Rec Room last...

As Pennsylvania’s voter-registration deadline approaches, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald calls for Election Day volunteers

It’s National Voter Registration Day, and there are just two weeks before Pennsylvania's voter-registration deadline on Oct. 11. (For those...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogh

Boboville Brunch coming to Kelly's Bar in Hamtramck

In talking about the food scene in Hamtramck we usually note the many Yemeni, Polish, and Bangladeshi eateries, the cheap but...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Practically Married and Completely Sexless—And Want It To Stay That Way

by Dan Savage I'm a 40+ year old woman. I've been practically married to a man who will be 50...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inter Arma at the Hi-Tone

In the world of modern-day metal and heavy music, there’s a thin line between natural, inspired, boundary-free explorers, and inorganic,...

Music To Sweep To 03: Plantasia

Nobody writes music for plants anymore. There’s music about plants, like songs about flowers, and grass, and trees.…...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  09-27-2016  |  FFW>>

Exit Interview: Outgoing Frye Art Museum Director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker

by Jen Graves THE STRANGER "I only really rock with Jo-Anne," Grammy-winning hiphop artist Ishmael Butler told me this past...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Chapel Hill Town Council Member Donna Bell Dinged by State Board of Elections

The Committee to Elect Donna Bell does not appear to be an especially scrupulous operation.  The Chapel Hill Town Council...
INDY Week  |  09-27-2016  |  Triangulator

Fantastic Fest Review: The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour gets post-apocalyptic with her second feature...

Saxophonist Colin Stetson tackles Henryk Górecki

Though he's collaborated with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver, reedist Colin Stetson is best known for his remarkable solo work...
Chicago Reader  |  09-27-2016  |  Post No Bills

Ford, Donald Trump, and why I miss Bill Bonds more and more

Something has been bothering me over the last week or two. It started on Sept. 16, when the Free Press...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Ford has the best response to Trump's lie last night

In case you missed the WWE match first Presidential Debate last night consider yourself lucky. What you missed was a highly...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

Noise Camp is free, Saturday at UFO Factory

We are stoked — stoked, we tell you! — about the most important cultural event in the Detroit calendar year,...
Metro Times  |  09-27-2016  |  Blogs

The Portland Thorns Smog Sky Blue FC

by Erin O'Regan For real you guys. Sunday is going to be loony tunes. COME JOIN US! Photo Courtesy of...
The Portland Mercury  |  09-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Narrowly Escapes the Trauma of Seeing Women's Nipples in Publicly Displayed Art

by Jen Graves No nipples for you! Courtesy of the artist Alicia Amiri, the Seattle singer who performs under her...
The Stranger  |  09-27-2016  |  Slog

Live Review and Photos: Built to Spill, Hop Along, Alex G at Georgia Theatre

Photo Credit: Sean Dunn Built to Spill Sometimes, it takes a while. This statement might be something of a mantra...
Flagpole Magazine  |  09-27-2016  |  Homedrone

Band Names: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Columbia Free Times looks at noteworthy band names, pondering the meaning of everything from "...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead" to "Widespread Panic."
Columbia Free Times  |  Dan Cook and Kevin Langston  |  05-18-2005  |  Music

The Pen Responds

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, we asked local cartoonists if they'd like to respond by taking their pen to paper.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  01-20-2015  |  Civil Liberties

'Revenge Porn' Larger Problem Than Proposed Laws Can Solve

"If people understood how much damage this can do to someone's life, I think we'd be able to get much stronger protections."
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Charlie Deitch  |  02-14-2014  |  The War on Women