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David Byrne at the City National Civic

The “Final Transmission” episode of Documentary Now—the recent Netflix series in which Fred Armisen and Bill Hader lovingly skewer a...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

Endless Summer Wine Stroll at Santana Row

Raise a glass to the end of summer and a good cause. This week’s Endless Summer Wine Stroll benefits the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

Nate Powell at Wow Cool Alternative Comics

The first cartoonist to win the National Book Award, Nate Powell is perhaps best known for his work on March...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

Music Fan Calls Out Sub Pop Fest's Dearth of Women Performers

Did Sub Pop's 30th-anniversary celebration reveal a diversity problem within the renowned indie-music label? by Dave Segal Beach House's Victoria...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Tickets on Sale NOW for the 14th Annual HUMP! Film Festival!

All the dirty details... by Dan Savage The biggest, best, and only amateur porn film festival returns in November! What...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

‘American Hate’ Author on Hate Crimes, Free Speech and Alex Jones

A mosque in Victoria, Texas, burns. Two black girls escape a deadly attack that claims the lives of two in...
The Texas Observer  |  08-15-2018  |  La Linea

It's a Forking Mystery

There is a black hole in the Stranger offices. by Leilani Polk Hey guys, I need to address the giant...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Seeing Phantom of the Opera Followed by an Actual Opera

Phantom of the Opera plays through August 19. Porgy and Bess plays through August 25. by Christopher Frizzelle The night...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Portland 's Smoky Air Still at "Unhealthy" Levels

by Kelly Kenoyer Maple Fire in Hamma Hamma area at Olympic National Forest, August 2018 US Forest Service Pacific Northwest...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle’s Summers Should Be (a Bit) Smoky

Wildfire smoke should have been a natural part of Seattle's summers, but we stupidly put out every wildfire we could...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

The Goonies at 3Below

Hey, you guys! It’s hard to imagine the smash Netflix hit Stranger Things without the likes of The Goonies. This...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

New Graphic Novels: The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, Sanpaku, and Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

by Suzette Smith Adventure Zone: Here There Be GerblinsThe Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins is a comic adaptation of...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

If You Missed Their Set at Upstream, Jawbreaker Plays Two Nights in Portland This Weekend

by Robert Ham CHRISSY PIPER Last year, beloved pop-punk trio Jawbreaker stepped onstage for the first time in more than...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

The Return of Jawbreaker

by Robert Ham CHRISSY PIPER Last year, beloved pop-punk trio Jawbreaker stepped onstage for the first time in more than...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Babehoven’s Lo-Fi Debut EP Shows Sky-High Potential

by Ben Salmon On Babehoven’s Bandcamp page, there is a collection of five demos (under the name Sleep) that could...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Chardonnay

by MJ Skegg EAQ / GETTY IMAGESDo you remember your first time? Do you remember your worst time? Obviously I’m...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pushy Plays Heavy Rock 'n' Roll the Right Way

by Mark Lore I don’t believe any sort of cosmic alchemy exists when it comes to musicians, but Pushy has...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hot New Happy Hours for the Hottest Hours of the Day

by Thomas Ross JOSEPH HARMONAs I write this column in the late afternoon, the temperature outside is inching closer and...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Humanity Had a Good Run. Now It's Time for Us To Go Extinct.

by Mamie Stevenson INÉS ESTRADA When I arrived at Cathedral Park to meet Les Knight, I figured I’d be able...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Graphic Novels: The McElroy Brothers' The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, Sanpaku and Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

by Suzette Smith Clockwise from upper left: Sanpaku, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, The Adventure Zone: Here There Be...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Julie Whipple’s Crash Course Will Make You Never Want to Fly Again

by Joe Streckert COVER ART BY LUKAS KETNER On December 28, 1978, United Airlines Flight 173 ran out of fuel...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

by Jenni Moore This summer has already been packed with local hip-hop releases and happenings, and I am whelmed. Here...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

POLL TIME! Would You Stay in Seattle If It Always Looked Like This?

by Katie Herzog Welcome to sunny Seattle! AREKMALANG / GETTY IMAGES There are some serious downsides to living in this...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Democrats Are Uniting Around Kim Schrier This Afternoon

We're voting for Kim now. by Rich Smith We're voting for Kim now. In an effort to rally the troops...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Tickets on Sale NOW for the 14th Annual HUMP! Film Festival!

All the dirty details... by Dan Savage The biggest, best, and only amateur porn film festival returns in November! What...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Amen Dunes' Colossal New Record Searches for Freedom

by Ciara Dolan AMEN DUNES Wed 8/15 Doug Fir Michael Schmelling “This is your time. Their time is done. It’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

‘Stalwart Battler for Justice’: Remembering Babe Schwartz (1926-2018)

Babe Schwartz, a former state senator from Galveston, died last week at 92. He was described by Houston Chronicle columnist...
The Texas Observer  |  08-15-2018  |  La Linea

I Saw You: Keeper of the Stage

After five hours volunteering at the San Jose Jazz Summer Festival on Saturday, I thought I’d rest my feet and...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

Timbers v. DC United Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers Unbeaten streak, homestand over, the Portland Timbers hit the road for two games this...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Bitches Brew-like Zoner "Four" by Seattle Jazz Duo Bad Luck

Seattle jazz duo Bad Luck brew up an ominous, Miles Davis-esque meditation on the title track of their new album,...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Police Look for Man Who Attacked Students Downtown

Athens-Clarke County Police are looking for a suspect who attacked two University of Georgia students downtown early Friday morning. Two...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-15-2018  |  In the Loop

Hardesty and Smith Clash at First Candidate Forum for Nov. City Council Election

by Alex Zielinski No, this isn't a new game show where contestants hare tested on how long they can sit...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bad Morning Affirmations

by Leilani Polk Sage advice. These two stickers are affixed on a window outside the Rhino Room. I noticed them...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Bad Air, Big Data, and Alex Jones Is Suspended!

by Suzette Smith Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Guy Who Swapped Blowjobs with Cary Grant Tells All

by Chase Burns Scotty Bowers, who is bi, did sex work for both male and female celebrities. Scotty Bowers kept...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

The Best Versions of the Music from Porgy and Bess

by Charles Mudede Jaya Nicely Oddly enough, Porgy and Bess is considered by many to be America's only authentic opera...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Why Did a Mother Throw Her Kids Off a Bridge?

by Rich Smith In late spring of 2009, in the middle of the night, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the Sellwood...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

The Kind of Painting That Stops You in Your Tracks

by Rebecca Brown Courtesy A/NT GALLERY I was inside the A/NT Gallery at Seattle Center when I saw through the...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

The Next Generation of Chinese Dumplings in Seattle

by Jen Swanson Pork and chive dumplings with crispy chicken wings and handmade noodles. NELSON LAU Jiaozi! dumpling house is...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

New on the Black Market: Vape Pens Full of DMT

by Lester Black LAUREN KOLESINSKAS The first time I heard about vape pens filled with DMT, I was completely dumbfounded...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

A Floating Theater at Gas Works Park Involving Aerialists, Projections, and a 90-Foot-Tall Ship

by Leilani Polk The show happens on a tall ship, while the audience watches from the shore. MADELINE HLADKY Nomadic...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Your Bus Form Sucks, Seattle

by Anonymous STEVEN WEISSMAN To my fellow Seattle bus riders: Yes, you, top of the bell curve white dude with...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Nicole Atkins Rides a Wave

The Jersey shore girl with the big Roy Orbison voice will conclude her first tour in Philly.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tim Whitaker  |  03-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Self-Consciously Kitschy

This dance-pop album is like listening to your gay kid brother pretend he's Madonna by laying down his own "sexy" vocals with a sophisticated version of GarageBand: You want to encourage him, but you're inwardly wincing.
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  02-01-2008  |  Reviews

The Green Mile

As state transportation officials forge ahead with plans to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River, critics charge that the billion-dollar project doesn’t go far enough to reflect Portland’s fight against climate change.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  01-30-2008  |  Transportation