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The Top 11 Things To See at the February 2019 Capitol Hill Art Walk

Beautiful Ghosts, Paintings of Andy Warhol Portraits, Burgerheads, and Other Critics' Picks by Stranger Things To Do Staff Every second...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Ask a Soiled Mattress Down by the River

by Soiled Mattress Down by the River BOWIE15 / GETTY IMAGES Got a question for Soiled Mattress Down by the...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

The Secret History of Romantic Customs: Why We Kiss, Give Flowers, Write Cards, and Draw Hearts

by Rich Smith Originally published January 31, 2018.Charles Mudede would tell you we inherited the practice of kissing from other...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

My Bloody Valentine

by Anonymous I can’t wait for tonight. I don’t get to have you often enough. I can’t wait to smell...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Howard Schultz Has No Path to Victory, New Analysis Finds

He's a spoiler. by Rich Smith Not looking good for Seattle's most successful bean juice marketeer. Joshua Lott / GETTY...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Love, Sex, Masturbation, Dating, and the Most Secretive Power Couple in Seattle

by Christopher Frizzelle GREG STUMPAs Valentine's Day approaches, half the staff of The Stranger is frantically making romantic plans, and...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Amazon Rejects New York After New York Rejects Amazon

by Katie Herzog DAVID RYDER/GETTY Jeff Bezos is taking his headquarters and going home. In a surprise announcement, Amazon said...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Dating Gone Wrong

by Leilani Polk You’d think it would be as easy as finding a babysitter. You would be wrong. EUGENIA LOLIA...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Did YOU Get a Mercury Reader Valentine? Check and See!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Jenny Vu The Mercury loves LOVE! And every year we prove it by publishing YOUR most...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 29 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Feb 15-17

Black Comedy Festivals! Podcast Festivals! Beer Festivals! A Feast of Fests Await You! by Mercury Things to Do Staff Jump...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Happy Valentine's Day, WA Lawmakers Are Being Sneaky, Ted Cruz Wants El Chapo's Money

by Timothy Kenney Maybe she said she doesn't want anything. Better safe than sorry. DjelicS/GettyWashington lawmakers are still trying to...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Portland Severs Ties with FBI Task Force, Manafort Lies After Promising Not To, and Rep. Ilhan Omar Does Her Damn Job

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

In the Future, Athens' Climate Will Feel Like Florida's

Photo Credit: Ebyabe/Wikimedia Commons Welcome to Athens circa 2080. Children growing up in Athens today won't have to move to...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-14-2019  |  In the Loop

The Border Debate is Changing at the Capitol. With Newfound Influence, Can Democrats Go Beyond Playing Defense?

In between singing Texas’ economic praises and listing his emergency items for this legislative session, Governor Greg Abbott named another...
The Texas Observer  |  02-14-2019  |  La Linea

Alphabetized Valentines: D - J

♥ D It’s been two years since we met on that island, and I still can’t stop thinking about your...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Alphabetized Valentines: K - P

♥ K.B.K.J.M When I’m with you the world stops. You make my heart race & my toes curl. You are...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Alphabetized Valentines: A - C

♥ 1/2 OF THIS LOBSTER Looking forward to more travel, hot tubs, porch time, inappropriate jokes & watching you listen...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Alphabetized Valentines: Q - Z

♥ QUEENKEISHA It’s been a rough few months, but between snuggle hibernation, wake ‘n Zelda, Europe dreaming, and cooperatively aging,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

You're Powell's Journal

by Anonymous I met you in the journal section of Powell's on Hawthorne last Friday. You're beautiful eyes and instantaneously...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

70 Last-Minute and Affordable Valentine's Day 2019 Events in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Is your human valentine this enthusiastic about high-fives? Didn't think so. Celebrate your love...
The Stranger  |  02-14-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: The Snow Is Mostly Going Away but North Bend Is Buried; Rest in Piece, Opportunity; Assman, a Canadian Hero

by Nathalie Graham All quiet on the Red Planet. gremlin/Getty ImagesSuspects arrested in 24-year-old White Center murder: King County detectives...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

City Council Votes to Remove Portland Police From FBI Task Force

by Alex Zielinski Federal Bureau of Investigations Portland City Council has voted to withdraw Portland police representatives from the FBI's...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Andy Warhol Was Just Okay and I Don't Understand Why People Love Him So Much but These Portraits Look Good

Capitol Hill Art Walk Spotlight: Blake Blanco: I Am Andy Warhol at Cupcake Royale by Jasmyne Keimig View this post...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Booger exhibits

by Anonymous The fuck? In just one resent week, here’s where I’ve found the many wipe-n-go installations. On the keypad...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Three Questions About Crushes and Their Discontents

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I have what is probably an incredibly mundane question, but I...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Angelic, Gamelan-like "Ear Dreamin'" by Japanese Percussionist Yoshiaki Ochi

Check out percussionist Yoshiaki Ochi's Elysian "Ear Dreamin'," a highlight from the new Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Wm. Steven Humphrey’s Adventures in Newspapering: We Got a Letter

by Wm. Steven Humphrey over art by Jennybird Alcantara // Doggo by Damedeso / getty images Let the bells ring...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 26 Best Concerts to See in Portland: February 14-27

JT, Smokey Robinson, Poppy, Kacey Musgraves, and More! THURS FEB 14 Smokey Robinson and the Oregon Symphony It’s Valentine’s Day,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Unmentionable: A Peek-A-Boo Recap of Portland's Favorite Lingerie Fashion Show

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The annual Unmentionable fashion show—billed as a “lingerie exposition”—is always one of the most enjoyable, cheeky...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 22 Best Movies and Shows to Watch in Portland: Feb 15-28

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Alita: Battle Angel I have never recommended seeing a movie in 3D, let alone...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

“Sound Progress”: Behold, the Answers to this Week's Crossword!

by Kevin Christian [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Time to Talk About Hazy IPA

We're throwing a beer party all about hazy IPA and you're invited! by Lester Black Let's learn how Cloudburst makes...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Steven Pinker and Bill Gates Believe Capitalism Is a Blessing to Humankind Because Their Ancestors Were Not Slaves

by Charles Mudede duncan1890/gettyimages.comOne of the greatest achievements of the Enlightenment movement is a passage found almost exactly in the...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

What's Your Favorite Four-Letter Word?

Capitol Hill Art Walk Spotlight: The Factory's Love is a 4 Letter Word by Jasmyne Keimig View this post on...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Live Nation's Replacement for Sasquatch Looks Terrible

The replacement for Sasquatch! music festival is depressingly boring. by Lester Black David Byrne will not be playing this festival...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Bagshaw Advisor Dan Strauss Is Running for City Council

by Katie Herzog Dan Strauss City of Seattle Just minutes after Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien announced that he will...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Just Announced: The Lineup for the End of the Rainbow Festival

by Stranger Things To Do Staff As Lester Black wrote about last week, there's a new music festival coming to...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Alita: Battle Angel Has Bodies, Battles, and Anime Eyes

I can’t stop dreaming about Alita: Battle Angel. by Suzette Smith I have never recommended seeing a movie in 3-D,...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Immigrant, Feminist, Artist: Sophia Shalmiyev's Debut Memoir Mother Winter

by Kelsey Gray Thomas TealThe release of Portland author Sophia Shalmiyev’s debut memoir, Mother Winter, comes at a time when...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

With Big Pharma Under the Legal Microscope, Cannabis Stigma Needs to End

If you’re looking for the real “drug pushers,” look to Big Pharma. by Josh Jardine They sell drugs in the...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Students Are Fighting a Controversial Police Agreement—and Winning

by Blair Stenvick DOMINIC DEVENUTA The mic was cut off before students Isabel Mace-McLatchie and Sarah Steele had a chance...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seven Days, 14 Incredible Asian Soups

From Pho and Ramen to Wonton and Turmeric-laden Noodles, Here’s Your Definitive List for a Week of Soup Sustenance by...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hipsters and the Emergence of Altporn

Altporn is, on a basic level, porn that features models who are representatives of real-life subcultures like goth, punk, rave, emo, rockabilly, and hipster.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Juliette Tang  |  02-04-2009  |  Culture

Leaders of the PAC

The new math of the Super-PACs shaping this year's presidential election
Gambit  |  Ari Berman  |  03-05-2012  |  Elections

Larger Than Life

Artist Anselm Kiefer makes books out of lead, clay, even semen.
SF Weekly  |  Karen Zuercher  |  12-01-2006  |  Art