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Rejoice: Michelle Obama Is Coming!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Rejoice and behold! I bring you good tidings of great joy: MICHELLE OBAMA IS COMING TO...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

I Need A Reedie

by Anonymous Can seven humans go into a room and have a debate that stays in that room? Are we...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Religious Students Try to Ban Porn Under the Guise of Concern for Women

It's all about marketing. by Katie Herzog The good boys of Notre Dame have a lot of feelings about pornography...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: A Cover of Bobbie Gentry's Solemnly Gorgeous Ballad "Big Boss Man" by Mercury Rev and Hope Sandoval

Mercury Rev and Hope Sandoval reverently cover of the solemnly gorgeous ballad "Big Boss Man" off the former's tribute to...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Four Texas Abortion Court Cases to Watch in 2019

The Texas Legislature’s zeal for passing anti-abortion legislation has created an endless cycle of court challenges that’s frustrated lawmakers and...
The Texas Observer  |  12-11-2018  |  La Linea

Have the Threesome

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on May 17, 2010.I've been reading your column for...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Jay Inslee Is Already Running for President

Jay Inslee won't come out and say it, but he is already running for president. by Lester Black Inslee is...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Lost Portland Uncovers Not Only Dead Buildings but the History of Portland's Arsonist Firefighter

by Joe Streckert Courtesy of The History PressIf you're walking through inner Portland, there's a good chance whatever buildings you're...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Who Injected Jack Chapman's Genitals With the Silicone That Killed Him?

by Daniel Villarreal A private chat log obtained by The Stranger suggests that Dylan Hafertepen may have injected others with...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Half-Shepherd Market & Cheese Shop Is Open

Photo Credit: Half-Shepherd Market/Facebook Hey, grilled cheese fans, do you need some good news? Half-Shepherd Market and Cheese Shop, which...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-11-2018  |  Grub Notes

Gun Storage Bill Heads to the Oregon Legislature

by Blair Stenvick A new bill heading to the Oregon State Legislature would require gun owners to place a trigger...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

See Roma However You Can. But If You Can, See It in a Theater.

by Erik Henriksen See Roma, and see it on a big screen, and see it loud. Alfonso Cuarón’s first film...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Christopher Rufo Officially Ends His Campaign for City Council

Rufo says he's "excited to be back at work" on a documentary for PBS. by Rich Smith This is the...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Food & Drink Specials To Try This Month

Cranberry Thyme Doughnuts, Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes, and More December 2018 Flavors of the Month by Stranger Things To Do...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Resisting Patriot Prayer, Part Two: How to Creatively Humiliate the Joey Gibsons of the World

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey The August 4 counter protest KAREN DUCEY / GETTY IMAGESLet’s start with the obvious: Joey Gibson...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Blow Off Holiday Stress with Two Nights of Woo

by Josh Jardine Your free time probably has enough constraints placed upon it this week by holiday parties, shopping to...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Seahawks Are Going to Make the Playoffs (ALMOST CERTAINLY?!!?)

by Spike Friedman Insanely good Bobby Wagner, making a tackle. Abbie Parr/Getty ImagesThe Seahawks are going to the playoffs. After...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Why Do The East Coast Dicks Get A Pass?

by Anonymous They're way worse than Californians, bro. You, Portland, think everyone from the east coast lives in times square,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Facebook’s Attempt to Regulate Itself Isn’t Good Enough, Attorney General Says

Facebook claims its archive of political ads provides "all required information." Washington state disagrees. by Eli Sanders Washington State Attorney...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Rejoice: Michelle Obama is Coming to Portland!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Rejoice and behold, Portland! I bring you good tidings of great joy: MICHELLE OBAMA IS COMING...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Day 11 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Seattle Would Never Elect Trump As Mayor, but the City’s Power Brokers Have a Trump Lite in City Hall

Durkan has been governing like such a Trump acolyte that you’d think the Russians had hacked Cary Moon’s emails. by...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Brexit Is Flailing, Paying For Cops in Portland Schools, and the Westside Wants to Expand

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle City Council Approves Office of Employee Ombud, Brett Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices?

by Michael Bell THIS IS CONFUSING CHIP SOMODEVILLA / STAFFSupreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices? Chief Justice...
The Stranger  |  12-11-2018  |  Slog

UGA Shuts Down Dorm Room Grilled Cheese Mogul After Red & Black Article

Photo Credit: Mack Male/Wikimedia Commons When student newspaper The Red & Black published "Is the grill hot? Inside a UGA...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-11-2018  |  In the Loop

When Prison Reform Goes Bad

In the early 1990s, the Texas Legislature tried to build something surprisingly progressive amid the state’s tough-on-crime prison boom: an...
The Texas Observer  |  12-11-2018  |  La Linea

Remembering Nadine Eckhardt (1931-2018)

Editor’s note: Legendary Austinite and politico Nadine Eckhardt died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at age 87. As Robert Leleux wrote...
The Texas Observer  |  12-11-2018  |  La Linea

Slog PM: FBI Investigating Neo-Nazis in Lynnwood Hate Crime; No! Don't Reclassify Nuclear Waste!

UW wins big, it's winter, some hope for coral (and us?) by Nathalie Graham The real toxic waste is Donald...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

The Favourite Is a Historical Period Piece for People Who Hate Historical Period Pieces

Also, Emma Stone left me "cuntstruck." by Jasmyne Keimig Olivia Colman is a Best Actress nominee in this year's Golden...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

UGA, Clarke County Schools Will Open Late Tuesday

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Pictures Clarke County public schools and the University of Georgia will open two hours late due...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-10-2018  |  In the Loop

Life Will Keep Happening Beneath Earth's Surface Long After We're All Dead

by Charles Mudede janssenkruseproductions/gettyimages.comIn his controversial 1999 book, The Deep Hot Biosphere, late Austrian-born astrophysicist Thomas Gold speculated that, though...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

Welcome to the Long Night, Welcome to Hell

Until further notice, and further seasonal changes, "day" does not exist anymore and will be hereby substituted for night by...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Joan Didion, Britney Spears, and George Orwell to Appear at Hugo House

It will make baby Jesus weep. by Katie Herzog The greatest living American writer (after me, of course). Jemal Countess/Getty...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

Man's Death in Police Custody on Thanksgiving Ruled an Overdose

by Alex Zielinski JAROMIR CHALABALA / EYEEM / GETTY IMAGESThe death of the man who died on Thanksgiving Day while...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Oregon Lawmakers Reject Trump Policy to Block Immigrants Who Are Poor

by Blair Stenvick Pictured: Kirstjen Nielsen, a bad person. ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGESA group of Oregon lawmakers is fighting...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inslee's 2019 Climate Plan Won't Include Carbon Pricing

Inslee proposed his 2019 climate change policies, they do not include any attempt to put a price on carbon emissions...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

DJ Bad Ginger Pushes Her High-Energy House-Music Sets Into the Red

Studio 4/4 resident DJ Bad Ginger's sets are an endless source of high-energy house-music euphoria. by Dave Segal DJ Bad...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

Welcome to the Long Night, Welcome to Hell

Until further notice, and further seasonal changes, "day" does not exist anymore and will be hereby substituted for night by...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

New Year's Resolution: Stop Sharing Your Location Data with Everyone All the Time

If you don't want Peter Thiel collecting information on every move you make, start here. by Eli Sanders A New...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump's Nominee for Attorney General Wants to Impose Christian Rule

William Barr bemoans "secular" society and the progress of women’s movements and LGBTQ movements in a 1995 article he published...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

Texas GOP Chair: Racism and Bigotry are an ‘Extreme Exception’ in the Party

Last week, the Observer reported that Ray Myers — who had a hand in crafting the platform for the most influential...
The Texas Observer  |  12-10-2018  |  La Linea

Am I Still Preserving My Boyfriend's Virginity?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on Dec. 23, 2008.I'm a 34-year-old straight woman living...
The Stranger  |  12-10-2018  |  Slog

What It Means to Myth New Orleans

One of the Crescent City's biggest challenges is overcoming inaccurate reports and stereotypes that formed in the immediate wake of Katrina.
IND Media  |  Katy Reckdahl  |  08-23-2006  |  Disasters

Silly Putty Doesn't Work Anymore

A change in the process of printing comics takes some fun out of the funny pages.
Folio Weekly  |  owen holmes  |  08-01-2006  |  Media

Emo Expert in Hipster Playground

Greenwald's pastiche of emo tropes, dime-store Freud and corny similes adds up to the equivalent of an overly earnest late-night blog post.
The Village Voice  |  Akiva Gottlieb  |  01-18-2006  |  Fiction