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Good Morning, News: Cop Kills Texas Woman Standing in Her House, SUV Driver Kills Portland Activist, and That Trump Video

by Alex Zielinski Friends mourn the death of activist Sean Kealiher at a Sunday night vigil. Alex ZielinskiHappy Indigenous Peoples...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Autumn Adventures Await: 30 Fun and Fulfilling Things to Do for Fall 2019!

by Mercury Things to Do Staff It's cold out, but it's not too cold. Just brisk enough to put a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: A White Orca in Puget Sound, Kurds Join Forces with Syrian Government, Pope Is New Orleans Saints Fan

by Nathalie Graham Picture the orca like this except not black. RIEGSECKER/GETTYWelcome to the dystopia: "Fake video of Trump shooting...
The Stranger  |  10-14-2019  |  Slog

Photo Gallery: 2019 Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard

Dogs in Halloween costumes roamed the streets of the Boulevard neighborhood Sunday for the fourth annual Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-14-2019  |  Culture Briefs

Strip club goers: WE SEE YOU, pay up!!

by Anonymous We all know Portland as the “strip club capital”. But Portland, you need to do better. Some of...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

UPDATE: Portland Activist Killed After SUV Collision Near Cider Riot

by Erik Henriksen Cider Riot Wm. Steven HumphreyUpdate, Oct. 14, 3 pm: Nearly one hundred people gathered to memorialize Kealiher...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Morgiana: Ridiculous, Hallucinatory Melodrama or Jungian Parable of Self-Destruction?

by Joule Zelman Iva Janzurová plays opposite herself in Morgiana, which screens this afternoon, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, at...
The Stranger  |  10-12-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: A Book Burning, A Gas Fire, and A Big Ass Avocado

by Rich Smith Avocados are used as currency in some areas of Brooklyn AMIRIGHT FOLKS?? Justin Sullivan / GETTY Trump...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

El Camino: Netflix’s Breaking Bad Movie Is Completely Unnecessary and Entirely Wonderful

by Ned Lannamann Ben Rothstein / NetflixBreaking Bad gave Jesse Pinkman the perfect ending. So what’s the point of El...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

As Oregon Bans Flavored Vaping, the Need for Stronger Regulations Becomes Clear

by Blair Stenvick danchooalex / Getty images An Oregon ban on sales of all flavored vaping products—both cannabis and nicotine—will...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

11 Ways to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day 2019 in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff The Daybreak Star Center will host its annual celebration with performances and a community dinner on...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Seattle-Buenos Aires Latino Neo Psychedelic Rock Band Pampa Celebrates the Release of Their New Record This Saturday

by Leilani Polk Pampa Maddie Rogers Seattle-based Pampa craft a mix of down-tempo guitar pop, dusty 1970s-vintage-tinged indie folk rock,...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Are No Angels

by Chase Burns Can you imagine these two...with halos? LegendaryWelcome to Unstreamable, a weekly column that recommends films you can't...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Mayor Wheeler Is Running for Re-election in 2020

by Alex Zielinski Alex ZielinskiIt's official: Mayor Ted Wheeler will be running for re-election in the May 2020 primary election...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Not Even Two Will Smiths Can Save Gemini Man

by Ben Coleman Paramount PicturesAng Lee's Gemini Man isn't a bad movie so much as it's a missed opportunity. Considering...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Radical Racial Redemption Song "Blood of the Fang" by Hip-Hop Subversives clipping.

Track of the day is hip-hop innovators clipping.'s "Blood of the Fang," a sonically and lyrically radical call for racial...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Lucy in the Sky’s Retelling of the Tabloid Astronaut Story Never Achieves Liftoff

by Ned Lannamann Fox Searchlight PicturesLucy in the Sky is not good, but it’s a little hard to pinpoint why...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Food News You Can Use This Week

News and events for foodies: Oct 11 edition. by Stranger EverOut Staff This week, a new doughnut shop with pineapple...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 99 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Oct 11-13, 2019

by Stranger EverOut Staff Grey on the outside and bursting with color on the inside, the Depressed Cake Shop bake...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

#RVGate Hits West Seattle, Drama Over The Stranger's Cover, And More City Council Election News!

by Lester Black There's an RV parked in Council Member Lisa Herbold's driveway, just wait till you find out why...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Developer Jordan Schnitzer Admits Wapato Jail Will (Probably) Be Demolished by 2020

by Alex Zielinski Wapato Jail Multnomah CountyIn two months, Wapato Jail will probably be gone. The sprawling North Portland facility—which...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Reader Who Read Entire "Savage Love" Archive Has Thoughts to Share

Savage Love Letter of the Day — Reader Response Roundup by Dan Savage I'm not going to do my weekly "Reader...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Loro Review: Sorry, Joker and Pennywise—Silvio Berlusconi Is the Villain of the Year

by Robert Ham Gianni FioritoThe most terrifying grin you’ll see at the movies this year doesn’t belong to the Joker...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Not Even Two Will Smiths Can Save Gemini Man

by Ben Coleman Paramount Pictures Ang Lee's Gemini Man isn't a bad movie so much as it's a missed opportunity...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Carolyn Long's Campaign Reports Over $600,000 in Fundraising, Which Is A Lot

Long's starting strong. by Rich Smith Long's starting strong. ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHELCIE BLACKMUNUnless something fun happens in eastern Washington, the...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

The Winner of the LGBTQ Town Hall? Donald Trump.

by Katie Herzog Protesters interrupting the one gay candidate at the CNN LGBTQ town hall. Mario Tama/Getty Images Despite my...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Lucy in the Sky’s Retelling of the Tabloid Astronaut Story Never Achieves Liftoff

by Ned Lannamann Fox Searchlight Pictures Lucy in the Sky is not good, but it’s a little hard to pinpoint...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 31 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 14-17

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Fall is the season where leaves turn gold and amber hues enrich the landscape,...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Dragon-Themed Pub Will Replace a Robot-Themed Pub on Broadway

The Seattle izakaya version of Godzilla vs Moguera. by Rich Smith Clockwise from the top, the seals on the dragon...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Sondland Defies Trump, Guiliani & Perry Subpoenaed, and Warren's Mic-Dropping Zinger

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: US Envoy Will Go Against State Department and Testify, Lindsey Graham Prank-Called by Two Russians, Minneapolis Has a Hot Mayor

by Nathalie Graham The callers wanted him to believe he was talking to the Turkish defense minister. It worked. CHIP...
The Stranger  |  10-11-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Boeing and Porsche Are Making a Flying Car, Ukraine Shit Keeps Hitting the Fan, Warren and Gillum Are in Talks

by Christopher Frizzelle The flying car will apparently look like... an airborne Batman costume? Newsroom.porsche.comBoeing and Porsche are "moving into...
The Stranger  |  10-10-2019  |  Slog

Dolemite Is My Name Features Eddie Murphy at His Most Bittersweet

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey FRANÇOIS DUHAMELOf the many stars of the blaxploitation genre of the early 1970s, Rudy Ray Moore...
The Stranger  |  10-10-2019  |  Slog

PSU Will Continue to Have Armed Police Officers on Campus

by Blair Stenvick PSU students protest the administration's decision to keep armed police officers on campus at a Thursday board...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-10-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Student Who Brought Gun to Parkrose High Receives 36 Months Probation

by Alex Zielinski Parkrose High School Parkrose High School Angel Granados-Diaz, the 19-year-old Parkrose High School student who brought a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-10-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Check Out UK DJ/Producer Four Tet's Transcendent, Cerebral Club Music Tonight at Showbox Sodo

by Dave Segal View this post on Instagram Photo by @rikardolino lights by @squidie A post shared by Four Tet...
The Stranger  |  10-10-2019  |  Slog

39 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Oct 10–13, 2019

The Seattle Queer Film Festival, The Spirit of the Beehive, Valhalla Rising, and Other Critics' Picks by Joule Zelman The...
The Stranger  |  10-10-2019  |  Slog

Sleepy Town

by Anonymous Not so long ago, Portland seemed to be a sleepy little town filled with Sunday drivers and no...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-10-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Currently Hanging: Dream the Combine and Clayton Binkley's Lure at MadArt Studio

by Jasmyne Keimig The work-in-progress of Dream the Combine and Clayton Binkley's Lure. Jasmyne KeimigIt was a rainy day when...
The Stranger  |  10-10-2019  |  Slog

The Symphony Is Playing Bach on a Typewriter This Weekend

Just a typical Thursday evening at the symphony. by Rich Smith Seattle Symphony's principal percussionist, Michael Werner, typing up a...
The Stranger  |  10-10-2019  |  Slog

Supreme Court Case Makes Strange Bedfellows of Conservative Christians and Radical Feminists

The Supreme Court is deciding cases that could have a major impact on trans and gay rights. by Katie Herzog...
The Stranger  |  10-10-2019  |  Slog

Person Runs into SE Hawthorne Apartment Complex, Pepper Sprays Hallway, Steals Cell Phone, and Leaves

by Alex Zielinski The Lynnwood Apartments (in brown brick) Google MapsPortland Fire and Rescue (PFR) responded to reports of "respiratory...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-10-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Mutual Benefits Fallout for South Florida Politicians Is Still Coming

The practice of legislators recommending lobbyists is odious. They are supposed to be agents of the people, not lobbyists for lobbyists.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Bob Norman  |  02-03-2009  |  Politics

What the McGreevey Mess Means for Closets and Corruption

New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey's revelation that he is gay was a momentous event that, sadly, could have only happened out of shame, not pride. The days when a married pol announces "Yep, I'm gay" just because he feels like it are as far away as Michael Jackson begging the FBI to chaperone his next date.
The Village Voice  |  Michael Musto  |  08-18-2004  |  Politics

I Don't Smoke Pot ... but I Want It Legalized

I grew up believing the U.S. was the most free country in the world. But today, tens of thousands of Americans are behind bars for non-violent marijuana offenses.
Providence Phoenix  |  Valerie Vande Panne  |  01-09-2014  |  Drugs