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Men In Black International Review: Okay, Who Ordered Another Men in Black Movie?

by Ned Lannamann Sony Pictures EntertainmentWell, somebody must’ve wanted this. Men in Black: International is the fourth movie in the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland, Meet Your First African American Fire Chief

by Alex Zielinski Sara Boone Commissioner Jo Ann HardestySara Boone, Portland's first African American female firefighter, has been appointed to...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Mutant-Disco Oddity "Floating" by Promising 19-Year-Old LA Producer Lealani

Move over, Billie Eilish: 19-year-old LA producer Lealani's deadpan, mutant-disco cut "Floating" should be an underground club hit. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2019  |  Slog

Timbers Squeak Past Seattle to Advance in U.S. Open Cup

by Abe Asher Portland TimbersIt wasn't a dominant performance by any means, but the Portland Timbers had just enough —...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: PSU Tuition Hike Drops, Cap and Trade Progresses, and Addiction Funding Falls Short

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Trump Said He's Open to Colluding in 2020, New 99 Tunnel to Stay Toll-Free Until Fall, Michael Flynn and Rick Gates Subpoenaed

by Timothy Kenney Art of the deal!! WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGESVacant Seattle houses being filled by low-income, homeless residents:...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2019  |  Slog

Armchair Social Justice Warrior

by Anonymous After work today, my female co-worker and I were in line at the poshly priced grocery store for...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your Complete Guide to Summer 2019 Outdoor Live Music in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Escape to the woods of Arlington for high-energy live music (plus rafting and kayaking)...
The Stranger  |  06-13-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Long Light Rail Delays, Babies Against Alexa, What's a CBD Sofa?

by Chase Burns "Oh yeah, this CBD sofa. It's really kicking in." Antonio GuillemWho needs helicopter parents when we've got...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Unity Center Nurses Allowed to Hold Union Election

by Alex Zielinski Members of Unity's unionizing nurses Unity Center for Behavioral Health The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Phil Schallberger's Live in Theory: Finally a Full Show From Portland's Hilarious King of Nonsense

by Suzette Smith Man, it’s a hot one. Like seven inches from the midday sun. Hopefully tomorrow will be less...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Times Wants Boeing Workers to Be the Hostages of the 737 MAX Crisis

by Charles Mudede Funtay/gettyimages.comThe only thing that's becoming clear in 737 MAX fog is that it has no end in...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Howard Schultz Suspends Book Tour for the Summer

We are safe from the coffee man, for now. by Rich Smith Slinging books is apparently harder on the back...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Dehydrated and sorry!

by Anonymous I dipped in to use your bathroom today and I didn’t realize how parched I was. I thought...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington Offer a Profusion of Fantastic Fusion in a Redmond Park

by Dave Segal Think of this joint tour as an interesting, intergenerational clash. RACHELLE ABELLARThe typical Marymoor Park concert schedule...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Did Talkative Tenants Involve Their Property Manager In Their Kink?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Settle a bet, Dan? My dear friend, who worked in an...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Jackie Hell: Used-Up Beauty

by Marti Jonjak Originally published Dec. 28, 2011.Seattle icon Jackie Hell is leaving us for New Orleans! Say goodbye to...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

NW Dance Project's Summer Premieres Ends Their 2018-19 Season with Blasts from the Present

by Robert Ham Felix Landerer with NW Dance Project dancer Andrea Parson Christopher PeddecordThe 2018-19 season has been a busy...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Assistant Manager Jestin Johnson and Transportation Director Drew Raessler Leave ACC

Drew Raessler. Two more top Athens-Clarke County officials, Assistant Manager Jestin Johnson and Transportation and Public Works Director Drew Raessler,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-12-2019  |  In the Loop

Biden's Back, and He's Under Attack

...good? by The Stranger How's Biden handling the heat? SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES It's eight months until the primary,...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 27 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

Sleater-Kinney, Eric Andre, and More Events on Sale the Week of June 13 by Stranger Things To Do Staff We...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Seattle Keyboardist Wayne Horvitz Wins The American Prize in Composition, Orchestra Division

by Dave Segal Wayne waxes winningly, again. Courtesy of Wayne HorvitzSeattle keyboardist Wayne Horvitz added another major award to his...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

The Complete Capitol Hill Block Party 2019 Schedule Was Just Announced, and Our Festival Guide is Here

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Get ready. Courtesy of CHBPThe complete schedule for Capitol Hill Block Party 2019 (which...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

The Top 14 Things to See at Tonight's Pride-Themed Capitol Hill Art Walk

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Matthew-Mary Caruchet's stained-glass queer art is one of the works in Through the LooQing...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Shaft Review: A Master Class in Toxic Masculinity and Shitty Movie-Making

by Wm. Steven Humphrey KYLE KAPLAN / WARNER BROS.How terrible is the latest incarnation of Shaft? It’s terrible on a...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Where Is Kshama Sawant's Campaign Money Coming From? Her Competition Wants to Know

More than half of her contributions come from outside Seattle. by Nathalie Graham Logan Bowers (D3) wants us to follow...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Rudresh Mahanthappa's Virtuosic Moveable Mirror Trio Pay Tribute to Sax Giant Sonny Rollins Tonight at Jazz Alley

by Dave Segal Rudresh Mahanthappa: Saxing it up. Ethan LevitasRudresh Mahanthappa is an American saxophonist who combines the Carnatic music...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Dear Chef Horse's Ass

by Anonymous Dear Beloved Local Restaurateur, The entire Pacific Northwest may be enamored with you and your restaurants but I'll...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle-Based Journalist Booted off Twitter for Posting "Hateful Content"

The allegedly hateful content was the cover of a book about extremism in the US. by Katie Herzog The offending...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Rob Thomas at Mountain Winery

Matchbox Twenty formed in Orlando in 1995; by the following year the rock band had landed a contract with Atlantic...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

Foreigner at Mountain Winery

Founder Mick Jones is the only remaining original member of this band, which after more than 40 years still holds...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

Rancid & Pennywise at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

In the Bay Area punk rock pantheon, few bands loom as large as Rancid. Fewer still have legit South Bay...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

Tim Higgins at Camino Brewing Company

With an ear for American primitive songcraft, a vocal delivery reminiscent of Tom Waits and a childhood split between Detroit...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

‘Juneteenth’ at Plaza de Cesar Chavez

On Jun. 19, 1865, federal troops rolled into Galveston, Texas, to enforce emancipation. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

Tony Molina Previews ‘Songs From San Mateo’

To understand the music of Tony Molina, we should first talk about bonsai. Bonsai, as an art, proceeds through cuts...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

‘Northside Night Market’ at Backesto Park

This Northside San Jose neighborhood has welcomed global residents for decades—it was predominantly Italian before Black, Filipino, Mexican and Vietnamese...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

‘Diaspora in Bloom’ at Art Ark Gallery

A new exhibition at the Art Ark Gallery, “Diaspora in Bloom: Assyrians in the 20th Century & Beyond,” illuminates the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

Jennifer Lopez at SAP Center

Since her breakout role in 1997’s Selena, Jennifer Lopez has remained relevant as both an actress and a performing artist...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

Socorra & Adira Sharkey at Camino Brewing Company

Homegrown musical acts Socorra and Adira Sharkey are headed to the Pacific Northwest with new tunes in tow, just a...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-12-2019  |  Activate

This Bluetooth Sex Toy Might Be the Worst Cannabis Product of 2019 (So Far)

by Josh Jardine Vitalij Sova/Getty ImagesIn general, I try to steer my coverage of cannabis products, people, and services towards...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Seattle's Favorite Breakfast & Brunch Spots

by Leilani Polk The khachapuri at Dacha Diner. UAN T. WILKMake your first meal of the day a great one...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

The Stranger's Burger Week Lineup Is Here!

The Complete List of Participating Restaurants for The Stranger's inaugural Burger Week by Stranger Things To Do Staff Great news:...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Seoul Survivor: Busted for Dope in South Korea

Teaching English as a second language in South Korea was a good gig for this recent college graduate and world traveler until he smoked hashish with the wrong people and found himself cought up in that country's draconian drug enforcement.
Isthmus  |  Jason Storbakken  |  01-28-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Spider-Man Franchise Loses Steam

After bucking the pitfalls of creating a sassy big screen superhero based on a popular comic book, and following it up with an even better sequel, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series has fizzled into a flagging mix of confused passion and diluted villainy.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  04-29-2007  |  Reviews

I Saw The Light: A Gay Man's Search for a Welcoming Church

After establishing an identity as a gay man, country musician and alternative journalist, the author realized that "just as preachers and Sunday school teachers used to tell me, I might have a soul, and it might need looking after."
Isthmus  |  Kenneth Burns  |  12-22-2005  |  LGBT