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Here Are Five Can't-Miss Artists Performing at This Year's Soul'd Out Music Fest

by Mercury Music Staff ERYKAH BADU Wed 4/18 Arlene Schnitzer BENNETT RAGLIN / GETTY IMAGES The ninth annual Soul’d Out...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blabbermouth Podcast: Comey, Comey, Comey

by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Eli Sanders, Rich Smith, and Katie Herzog...
The Stranger  |  04-18-2018  |  Slog

Canada to Seattle Environmentalists: We Stand Behind the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

The Kinder Morgan pipeline fight could soon come to Seattle. by Sydney Brownstone The Canadian government may soon have to...
The Stranger  |  04-18-2018  |  Slog

This Fake Obama PSA Should Terrify You

by Katie Herzog Last week I wrote about a new kind of tech that will win Donald Trump a second...
The Stranger  |  04-18-2018  |  Slog

A Little Good News: Anti-LGBT Laws Fail All Across the Country

by Dan Savage This won't please Mike Pence or Tony Perkins or Jerry Falwell, Jr., or the rest of the...
The Stranger  |  04-18-2018  |  Slog

The Stranger's Guide to Food and Drink 2018: Our Favorite Coffee Shops in Seattle

by The Stranger A latte at Cortona Cafe Andi Dean This story is presented as part of The Stranger's Guide...
The Stranger  |  04-18-2018  |  Slog

Beto’s Not the Only Texas Democrat with a Big-Dollar Haul

Beto O’Rourke’s Senate bid, centered on his live-streamed barnstorming through Texas, has caught fire among Democrats around the state —...
The Texas Observer  |  04-18-2018  |  La Linea

Report: Leaked Restaurant Industry Poll Shows Support for Raising the Minimum Wage

"They want the increase in spite of the costs" by Heidi Groover Even a poll funded by the restaurant industry...
The Stranger  |  04-18-2018  |  Slog

Portland’s Problematic Government Is Still Problematic

by Alex Zielinski COSMONAUT / GETTY IMAGES Mayor Ted Wheeler is feeling increasingly iffy about his role at the Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland’s Homeless Advocates are Hesitant to Support a New Shelter

by Alex Zielinski KENNETH HUEY On April 10, a group of Portland developers unveiled plans for what looks like a...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Tough Blazer Loss, Nikki Haley Claps Back, and Hannity & Trump's Pillow Talk

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

On Giant’s Shoulders: New Cinema History Dissects Texas Tropes

In 1956, America was ascendant, and Texas was America. Eleven years after the end of World War II, the greasy...
The Texas Observer  |  04-18-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Wednesday!

7 Things to do for April 18 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Erykah Badu The Soul'd Out Music Festival...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Beaverton School District Official Resigns After Posting Anti-Immigrant Tweet

by Alex Zielinski Beaverton School District Beaverton School District's second in command, Deputy Superintendent Steve Phillips, resigned yesterday after news...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: City Light Also Gave Personal Information To ICE, Durkan Proposes $636 Million Education Levy

Alex Jones is getting sued, a penis mural's days are numbered, what we're eating by Nathalie Graham I'll have a...
The Stranger  |  04-18-2018  |  Slog

Buvez is Open on Barber, The Falls on Macon Highway and WNB on Williams Street

Buvez, Bain Mattox and Amanda Kapousouz's Euro-style cafe on Barber Street, in the former 1000 Faces space, had a soft...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-18-2018  |  Grub Notes

Bigger and better

The Ben Ferris Octet visited the Isthmus office on Tuesday for a special session announcing the lineup for the 31st...
Isthmus  |  04-18-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Golden key

The new NZF IPA from Lucky’s 1313 is A-OK. Brewmaster Keith Symonds would like folks to know that the restaurant...
Isthmus  |  04-18-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Tap takeover?

Madison music fans are mourning the impending closure of The Frequency, which ends its 10-year run downtown on June 30...
Isthmus  |  04-18-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

An artist’s quest

Former UW artist-in-residence Laura Anderson Barbata returns to Madison to talk about her new book documenting her quest to repatriate...
Isthmus  |  04-18-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Leafly Guide to Cannabis Is Dope

Finally, a pot primer worth recommending. by Josh Jardine Leafly is an app and website that, along with Weedmaps, should...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 26 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: April 20-26

You Were Never Really Here, Star Trek IV, and more. by Mercury Things to Do Staff BEIRUT A perfectly serviceable...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

You Still Shouldn't Be Eating Willamette River Fish

Health advisory warns against eating Willamette river fish. by Kelly Kenoyer It’s now considered even more unsafe to consume fish...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Gave Amy Schumer’s New Movie a Chance. I Wish I Hadn’t.

I Feel Pretty is as offensive and infuriating as I thought it would be. by Elinor Jones At first, I...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Super Troopers 2 Review: Because Someone Demanded It?

Here’s a movie no one needs! by Robert Ham The revival and resurrection of cult properties—fueled by crowdfunding sites and...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Yakuza Apocalypse Review: Vampires, Frogs, and Back-Alley Brawls

Yep, it’s a Takashi Miike movie! I wouldn’t describe Takashi Miike as having a style so much as a series...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sloane Crosley’s Kinetic Intelligence

The Look Alive Out There author on egg-freezing, porny uncles, and Queen Joan Didion. by Donovan Farley When I speak...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tips to Take the Edge Off When You’re Too High

Tips to take the edge off when you’re too high. by Suzette Smith One beautiful Saturday, I was lying on...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 18 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: April 18-24

Frankie Cosmos, Soul’d Out Music Fest, and Stumpfest. by Mercury Things to Do Staff SUPER PICK FRANKIE COSMOS, IAN SWEET,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

It’s Earth Day. Here’s What to Watch.

From The Reluctant Radical to Koyaanisqatsi, the Portland EcoFilm Festival has you covered. by Erik Henriksen “Climate change is just...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 11 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: April 18-24

Resistance events for the week of April 18-24. by Emilly Prado WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 Legislation and Human Rights in the...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Cannabis Cinema Crash Course

Forget the dopey comedies—feed your stoned brain with these nutzoid films. by Robert Ham Head Who knew that the most...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Vape Up or Ship Out: Two of Our Favorite Vaporizers

Evaluating two of our favorite vaporizers: Mr. Hotbox and the DaVinci IQ. by Josh Jardine MR. HOTBOX In stoner parlance,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Making Cannabis Extract at Home with the Source Turbo

A new machine helps you make cannabis extract at home—without blowing yourself up. by Josh Jardine Cannabis is often consumed...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Down there. by Dan Savage Background: I, a 21-year-old male, enjoy receptive fisting. I’ve also had constipation problems all my...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

Dispatches from Beaverton, North Korea, and some guy’s mom. MOM PR RE: “Portland’s Pretty: Do You Even Treefort, Bro?” [Fashion,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Josephine County Blues

The Southern Oregon county sued the state over cannabis laws. by Vince Sliwoski Dear Pot Lawyer, Why did Josephine County...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

“You embarrassed us—and yourself.” by Anonymous Hey, jackass: You embarrassed us—and yourself. You’re the bartender who offhandedly joked with me...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Party Review: Queer Mountain Extravaganza: Day 2

The party continues at Lost Lake. by D Martin Austin As the sun rose on day two of my queer...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Might Be the Strongest Weed Ever

7 Points Oregon’s Future (#1) broke lab records for THC content. But strength’s not the only thing that matters. by...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

An Exclusive Excerpt from James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James Comey’s new memoir offers shocking information and striking insights. by James Comey Last week marked the long-awaited publication of...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Let’s Get Stoned with Bilbo and Chewbacca!

Everything you need to know about pipe-weed, death sticks, and other made-up drugs. by Erik Henriksen Yeah, yeah—Earth has a...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fight or Flight

Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-28-2005  |  Reviews

If I'm Lion, I'm Dyin'

If you and your kids aren't already admirers of the book, Narnia just may bore the crap out of the whole family.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  12-09-2005  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies