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A Visit to Portland's "Shawarma Square"

by Zahir Janmohamed ZAHIR JANMOHAMED MANY YEARS AGO, when I was backpacking across the Middle East, I discovered there was...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Put Down Your Dystopian Literature! The Mercury's Spring Arts & Culture Guide is Here!

by Megan Burbank MARLOWE DOBBE I don’t know about you, but in November, my capacity to appreciate complex art and...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Durham PD’s Five-Day Report on Kenneth Bailey’s Shooting Is Basically What You’d Expect

Earlier today, the Durham Police Department released its five-day report on the officer-involved shooting that killed a twenty-four-year-old man last...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

A United Kingdom Is an Excellent Story of the Tension Between Economic Prosperity and Interracial Love

by Charles Mudede A United Kingdom explains why modern Botswana is democratic (the idea was already a part of its...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

SXSW Announces Closing Night Film and More

Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal fight for their Life...

Ferndale's Voyager announces kitchen shake up just ahead of its planned opening

Ferndale's Voyager, a seafood and raw bar expected to open sometime in March, announced via press release that it has...
Metro Times  |  02-22-2017  |  Blogs

CHS: Developers Are Going to Tear Down the QFC on 15th!

by Dan Savage We can't let them build a four-story building in front of that four-story building! Capitol Hill Seattle...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Portland Mercury's Highball Drink Recipes Are Here: Fireside, Fortune, Gold Dust Meridian

by Mercury Staff It’s almost time for... HIGHBALL! Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails… for only $5 each!...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Randy Rainbow: "You're Making Things Up Again, Donald!"

by Dan Savage 🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥 pic.twitter.com/jlrosOksxe— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) February 22, 2017 He's so good—musical comedy parodies and bitchy gay political...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

North Dakota Law Enforcement Are About to Evict Everyone Left at the Main Standing Rock Camp

by Sydney Brownstone A view of the Oceti Sakowin camp back in September, when it housed, fed, and clothed thousands...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Smash Putt's Reign of Anarchic Mini-Golf Is Nearly Over

by Drew Atkins Ulysses Grant For a miniature-golf entrepreneur, Jeremy Franklin-Ross has a unique aversion to concepts like points and...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Weyes Blood's Front Row Seat to Earth Is Doomsday Folk

by Ciara Dolan WEYES BLOOD WATCH OUT LADY THERE’S A DINOSAUR BEHIND YOU Katie Miller NAMED AFTER Southern Gothic novelist...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What Texas Lawmakers Can Learn from the Last Child Welfare Crisis

Texas’ child welfare system is caught in a cycle of crisis. Will lawmakers learn from their past mistakes? The post...
The Texas Observer  |  02-22-2017  |  La Linea

Cinema Detroit will show '1984' in protest of President Trump

If you haven't heard the latest news coming from Donald Trump's White House, you may want to shield your eyes...
Metro Times  |  02-22-2017  |  Blogs

Demonstrators, Calling for Ted Wheeler's Resignation, Once Again Shut Down Portland City Council

by Dirk VanderHart Activists called for Mayor Ted Wheeler's resignation this morning in front of City Hall. Dirk VanderHart As...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Overcoming Abuse & Finding Partners Who Aren’t Pieces of Shit

by Dan Savage Do you have any advice on how to develop healthy sexual boundaries when you have a long...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Pee With LGBT

Richard Linklater debuts ad denouncing the Texas bathroom bill...

Raleigh Raises Fees on Developers

Representatives of developers maintained at a Tuesday Raleigh City Council meeting that they are already paying plenty in fees to...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Where's Congressman Dave Reichert? His Constituents Can't Seem to Find Him

by Rich Smith According to organizers, approximately 400 people showed up to an Empty Chair Town Hall at Cashmere Riverside...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

'I Am A Man Plaza' Coming for 50th Anniversary of MLK Death

The UrbanArt Commission (UAC) and the city of Memphis want to build “I Am A Man Plaza” with a dedicated...

Memphis Pets of the Week (Feb. 23-March 1)

Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services. All photos are credited to Memphis...

The Morning News: Another Hot Scoop about Milo Yiannopoulos (Just Kidding, We're Gonna Talk about Zoning)

by Heidi Groover Less Milo Yiannopoulos, more affordable housing. CPAULFELL/SHUTTERSTOCK The University District Will Get Denser—and that New Density Will...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Updated: Jewish Day School Evacuated Amid Bomb Threat. Police Clear Scene.

A concerned parent who received an automated message from Lerner Community Jewish Day School told the INDY moments ago that...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Guest Editorial: It Is Dangerous and Irresponsible Not to Fight Trump’s Xenophobic and Islamophobic Agenda

by Kshama Sawant The author, Kshama Sawant, is a member of the Seattle City Council. City of Seattle Ed note:...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Trump Goes Deportation Crazy, Wheeler Admits Cops Overreacted, and Actual Good News

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Mayor Wheeler is ready to admit that Portland Police have been overzealous with protesters. Doug Brown...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Durham Releases Five-Day Report on the Kenneth Bailey Shooting

Twenty seconds after a Durham police officer radioed that he was engaged in a foot chase, the officer told dispatch,...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Fantasy scenarios

Expectations can be frustrating. Add sex for a seamy mishmash of misunderstanding...
Isthmus  |  02-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

OUTsider Review: Queer Animation

Curated short films offers varying perspectives on queerness...
Austin Chronicle  |  02-22-2017  |  The Gay Place Blog

Strangest State: Dognapping, Fire Ant Queso and One Lucky Reindeer

Notes from Far-flung Texas. The post Strangest State: Dognapping, Fire Ant Queso and One Lucky Reindeer appeared first on The...
The Texas Observer  |  02-22-2017  |  La Linea

Have another

12 oz. Curl from Ale Asylum is a new pilsner from the brewery best known for its hoppy beers. This...
Isthmus  |  02-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Popper Throwdown Set for March 25

Seth Agranov, the founder of the Best Memphis Burger Festival, is now the founder of the 901 Popper Throwdown. "Really,...

Two Milo Reax Reax—One Long, One Short

by Dan Savage Journalist Laurie Penny was embedded with Milo and his collection of Lost Boys just as the wheels...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Beale Street Music Fest Announces 2017 Lineup

The Beale Street Music Festival has announced its lineup for 2017. Headliners include Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden, Widespread Panic, Wiz Khalifa,...

Mighty Good Coffee plans new location in the soon-to-close Jefferson Cakery space

Ann Arbor's Mighty Good Coffee will open a fourth location in an Old West Side space now occupied by the...
Metro Times  |  02-22-2017  |  Blogs

Person of Interest: Forward-Thinking Seattle Theater Director Wesley Frugé

by Rich Smith Steve Korn As a musical actor, Wesley Frugé has performed on stages all across the United States...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Dan Savage Went To Austria to Escape the U.S., But It Was Still Trump Time, All the Time

by Dan Savage GEORGE PFROMM I'm walking through Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on the last day of January, looking for...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

A conversation with this week's Pittsburgh City Paper cover artist Joe Mruk

If you're tempted to hang up this week's City Paper cover on your bedroom wall, you're not alone.…...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  02-22-2017  |  Blogh

To the Shire!

Appreciating John Yeon, Portland’s unsung hero of architecture. by Robert Ham Compared to his contemporaries like Walter Gropius and Ludwig...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Nips and the Quandary of the Craft 12-ounce Bottle or Can

22s vs. 12s: The quandary of beer formats. by Brian Yaeger TALK TO ENOUGH diehard beer lovers and you’ll find...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

“Many voters thought Ted Wheeler was a progressive. They were suckered.” OUT OF SITES RE: “Mayor Ted Wheeler Has Shot...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance events for the week of Feb 22–28. by Emilly Prado WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Our Community Can End Homelessness: Here’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Party Review

Part two of Daniel’s visit to a “theater people” party. by Daniel Martin Austin [When we last left Daniel, he...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

NBA Finals Game 1: Winning Time

If you're a fan of low scoring games, low-percentage shooting and sleep depravity, then Game 1 of the NBA Finals was the game for you!
Miami New Times  |  Chris Joseph  |  06-01-2011  |  Sports

Latinos Warn of 'False' Credit Card

Advertised nationwide to Spanish speakers as offering a $2,000 line of credit, Pro Line is derided as a scam by consumer advocates.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  09-07-2004  |  Business & Labor

Staring Blank: Spike Jonze’s Intelligence is Artificial

Where Spike Jonze once soared using magical realism — albeit written by someone else — as his guide (see “Being John Malkovich”) he now flounders with a self-penned technology driven story that shrivels before your eyes.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-16-2013  |  Movies