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Crafty Folks Unite: How to Make DIY Face Masks for a Needy Nation!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Maja Hitij / Staff / Getty ImagesDo you know how to sew (or know people who...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love: Holing Up

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonMy question is on managing “gray area” intimacies during the pandemic. I have a lover/friend that...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Support Local Organizations by Supporting The Stranger

For the next week, we will match our reader contributions in digital ad credit for three local organizations. by The...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Package, Oregon Inmate Sues His Jail, and SPLIFF Is Streaming, Ya Fucking Stoner!

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus has threatened our ability to keep Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Unemployment Reaches Historic High, Cheesecake Factory Rent-Strikes, New Orleans Buckles Under COVID-19 Infection Rate

by Nathalie Graham Things that do not mix: Mardis Gras and a global pandemic Jonathan Bachman/Getty Venezuela's president was just...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Demarre McGill

by The Stranger Demarre McGill, principal flute at the Seattle Symphony. ScreengrabGood morning. It's Thursday, March 26. On this day...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Athens Isn't the Only Georgia City Closing Businesses and Telling People to Stay Home

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. Savannah Mayor Van Johnson issued a shelter-in-place directive Tuesday banning people from going out in public...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-26-2020  |  In the Loop

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky" by Emily Dickinson

by Rich Smith The father of American poetry. Three Lions / GETTY IMAGES It's hard to think of a better...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Grocery Workers Nightmare and Wet Dream

by Anonymous After 21yrs of taking your crap with a smile on my face, at this time, I don't have...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Under This Stay-at-Home Order, What Can You Do in Washington Right Now?

by Nathalie Graham Tending to a bonsai tree is ALLOWED. Karen Moskowitz/Getty ImagesGov. Jay Inslee announced a new shelter-in-place order...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

The Mercury Cheer Up Club: Funny, Sweet Stuff to Finish Your Day

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Today including best practices for Zoom backgrounds. TwitterGuys! You are doing such a good job of...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Q&A: A Gay Portlander on the Familiar Fear of Coronavirus to People Living With HIV/AIDS

by Blair Stenvick Robby Bricker'Voyles in an Esther's Pantry T-shirt. Robby Bricker'VoylesFor most Portlanders, the COVID-19 pandemic is the first...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

So You Want Quarantine Bangs...

by Nathalie Graham odbNLnKt / Getty ImagesPandemic bangs. I know you're thinking about them. I have seen people across the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump Coronavirus "GUIDELINES" Land in West Coast Mailboxes

by Eli Sanders Delivered to a local mailbox yesterday. RobertoWhen he's in front of cameras, President Trump has been lying...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Young Muscle Sub Wonders Where the Young Doms Are (Spoiler: They're Sheltering At Home)

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage College student here. Twenty-two, on the East Coast. Here’s the thing:...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

You Can Now Stream SPLIFF—Our Cannabis-Themed Short Film Fest—Online!

by Chase Burns I'll be blunt with you: SPLIFF—our hilariously fun cannabis-themed short film fest—is my favorite part of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

So You Want Quarantine Bangs...

I am your enabler. Let's talk. by Nathalie Graham Bangs! I have them.Pandemic bangs. I know you're thinking about them...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Detailed COVID-19 Reports on the Way, Pok Pok Shutters, and STOP BROADCASTING TRUMP'S PRESS BRIEFINGS!

by Mercury Staff Stop broadcasting Trump's lie-fests! Alex Wong / Getty NewsHere's your daily roundup of all the local and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Closes Parking Lots at Trails, Beaches, and Popular Recreation Areas

by Eli Sanders A parking lot at south Seattle's Seward Park today. ESOutdoor playgrounds have already been cordoned off with...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Oregon Inmate Files Federal Lawsuit Against Columbia County Jail's "Indifferent" Response to COVID-19

by Alex Zielinski Columbia County Sheriff's Office A diabetic man being held in Oregon's Columbia County Jail (CCJ) has filed...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

You Can Now Stream SPLIFF Online!

Did you miss the SPLIFF Film Fest last year? Want to watch it again? Now you can watch it from...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Gun Store Challenges Athens Shelter-in-Place Law

Athens gun store Clyde Armory filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Clarke County Superior Court seeking to overturn Athens-Clarke County's recently...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-25-2020  |  In the Loop

Pok Pok's Andy Ricker Announces Shut Down of All His Restaurants

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Courtesy Pok Pok WingsAward winning local chef Andy Ricker announced on Instagram this morning that he...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump Coronavirus "GUIDELINES" Land in West Coast Mailboxes

Has the president actually read this thing? by Eli Sanders Delivered to a Seattle mailbox yesterday. Slog reader RobertoWhen he's...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Are You in Recovery and Isolated by the COVID-19 Crisis? Here's Help!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey valentinrussanov / Getty ImagesMany of us forced into isolation by the COVID-19 crisis are greatly inconvenienced,...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Democrats Pitch Stimulus Deal as Win, Seattle Is 5% Stupid, Prince Charles Catches Bug

by Nathalie Graham We don't know all the details yet, but if these three dopes like it then it probably...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Congress Agrees on Relief Package, Trump's Easter Massacre, and Comrade Britney Spears!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of COVID-19 has threatened our ability to keep producing...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message to the City from Lynn Shelton

"It's all done on my phone. And you can do it too." by The Stranger "I've been thinking a lot...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Don't Forget Convenient Grab-and-Go Flagpole Distribution Locations

Hey Athens, we know things are pretty tough right now with the Coronavirus protocol in place, but we didn't want...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-25-2020  |  Culture Briefs

Quarantine Club: Part Two of The Plague

Plus, good news for procrastinators! by Christopher Frizzelle Remember when we were allowed to go to beaches? jakkapan21 / Getty...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "To One Shortly To Die" by Walt Whitman

by Rich Smith The mother of American poetry. Hulton Archive / GETTY IMAGES I know. The third inordinately talented, prodigiously...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Who is To Know?

by Anonymous 6 feet is the right amount of space for social distancing. Okay. At first 250 was the max...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love: Holing Up

by Dan Savage JOE NEWTONMy question is on managing “gray area” intimacies during the pandemic. I have a lover/friend that...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

OHA says to "stay connected."

by Anonymous Under these stay at home measures, I am completely isolated, as I am sure many others are. However...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Mercury Cheer Up Club Presents: Funny Stuff to Finish the Day

by Wm. Steven Humphrey When quarantined roommates get on each others' last nerve. TwitterPHEW-WEE-WEEEEEEE WOTTA DAY, AMIRITE? What do you...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: Paging Dr. Bummer...

Episode #700 — March 24, 2020 by The Stranger This week, Dan's guest is epidemiologist Daniel Westreich, who spells out...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

These 2020 James Beard Award Semifinalists Are Offering Takeout and Delivery in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff Logan Cox of Homer was nominated for best chef: Northwest and Pacific, and you can get...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Her Boyfriend Is Too Busy Masturbating With His Secret Box of Boobs to Have Sex With Her

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I have been with my boyfriend for three years and our...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Want to Escape Seattle for a While? Check Out These Live Streams and Online Resources from Places Around the World

by Stranger EverOut Staff Take a virtual tour of Hawai'i Volcanoes and other national parks (like Utah's Bryce Canyon and...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

"How's the Portland Mercury Doing?": An Update

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Remember the old days when we published newspapers? Man... good times. Good times.Hello Portland friends and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Mayor Eased Parking Restrictions But This Ballard Restaurant Keeps Getting Ticketed

by Nathalie Graham Where's the COVID-19 loophole? Anders Clark/ Getty ImagesChef Eric Rivera's Ballard restaurant, Addo, has been called "tech-obsessed"...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

UGA Willson Center Announces 'Shelter Projects' Micro-Fellowship Program

UGA's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts has just launched a new micro-fellowship program called "Shelter Projects," inviting graduate students...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-24-2020  |  Culture Briefs

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Elijah Wood Finds His Voice in '9'

Wood has been doing voice-over work for films, television series, and video games for more than a dozen years.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ian Caddell  |  09-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Dick Valentine of Electric Six Wants to Put the Fun Back in Rock 'n' Roll

As frontman and lyrical/musical force behind the deliciously over-the-top Electric Six, Valentine has been delighting those who get it, and confusing the hell out of everyone else.
East Bay Express  |  Kirsty Evans  |  11-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Police Censor Cop-Killer's Art Exhibit

When the University of Southern Maine hung an exhibit of convicted killer and political activist Thomas William Manning's art, three powerful police unions shut it down -- when you see the paintings, you'll wonder what the fuss is all about.
Portland Phoenix  |  Rick Wormwood  |  09-13-2006  |  Civil Liberties