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Yoko Ott’s Vision for Yale Union

A new executive director brings administrative chops and a curatorial focus to the gallery space. by Robert Ham On a...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Potpourri of Cannabis Product Reviews

Get it? Pot-pourri? Eh? Eh?... Oh, we are fun, aren’t we. by Josh Jardine ELBE’S SNACK MIX The canna-butter wizards...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blazer's Recap: Down in a Hole

by Arthur Bradford The playoff season has started off badly for the Trailblazers. There's no other way to put it...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stop It Just Stop

by Anonymous You need to stop locking me out of MY COMPUTER, you nitwit. When your shift ends either log...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love: Down There

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonBackground: I, a 21-year-old male, enjoy receptive fisting. I've also had constipation problems all my life...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology: April 18–24

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): In the early history of the automobile, electric engines were more popular and...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Actor Briefly Speaks Truth at Social Media Awards Show, Gets Dragged Offstage

by Sean Nelson And the winner for Best Video Removed from the Internet in Less Than 24 hours is: Adam...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

This Proselytizer Gives Me The Validation My Parents Never Did

Seattle's best street preacher is at it again. by Christopher Frizzelle A sign you can't argue with. (Although I know...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Death Metal and Techno Joan of Arc in Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc

by Kathy Fennessy Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of ArcA head-banging Joan of Arc with a rhyme-spitting uncle and levitating...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Brayden Olson Withdraws from Race in WA-08, Slamming Endorsement Process

That leaves three main contenders out of a million total. by Rich Smith Back to bizness. Courtesy of Brayden Olson...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Do Democrats Have a Chance at Snatching a Congressional Seat in Deep-Red Arizona?

by Eli Sanders Phoenix, Arizona when President Trump came to visit last year. David McNew / Getty Images Next up...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Is Starbucks Implementing Flawed Science in Their Anti-Bias Training?

Impliciat Association Tests are both widely used and widely criticized. by Katie Herzog Getty Images In response to online and...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

130 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: April 17-22, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Watch piglets race "for the coveted prize of an Oreo cookie" at this week's...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Stranger Genius Nominee Clyde Petersen’s Working on a Documentary About the Band Earth

You heard it here first: Clyde Petersen goes in-depth about his documentary film about legendary Seattle band Earth. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

I Lost My Costco Membership Because of the GOP Tax Scam

by Charles Mudede Rawpixel/gettyimages.comMy cousin informed me in a text that he would owe money because of the GOP's Tax...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Multnomah County Is Getting Closer to Preparing the Burnside Bridge for an Earthquake

by Kelly Kenoyer Multnomah CountyEarlier this year, Multnomah County was considering 26 different options for how to renovate or replace...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Legendary NPR Broadcaster Carl Kasell Dead at 84

by Katie Herzog Carl Kasell (1934-2018) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sad news for public radio. Carl Kasell died today at the...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Starbucks Will Close Stores for an Afternoon to Train Employees on Race

More than 8,000 stores will participate. by Steven Hsieh Gone trainin' TERROA/GETTY Starbucks will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Facebook Could Lose Billions in Class Actions

by Katie Herzog Is Zuck fucked? David Ramos/Getty Mark Zuckerberg is having quite the month. Less than a week after...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Last Call for Mercury Arts Editor Applications!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Guys! The Mercury is on the hunt for a new ARTS EDITOR—are you that person? If...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Maybe That's Just How His Junk Works

by Dan Savage I'm a straight cis-female married to a straight cis-male. Both in our late 30's, living a happy,...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Acton Bowen Update: You're Not Helping, Dad

by Dan Savage Over the weekend Acton Bowen's wife filed for divorce. Today his dad spoke to the ABC affiliate...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

More Details on the Westclox Mixed-Use Development

Photo Credit: Studio BNA Architects A view of the proposed development facing east from above Newton Bridge Road. The amphitheater...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-17-2018  |  In the Loop

Starbucks Will Close Stores for an Afternoon to Train Employees on Race

More than 8,000 stores will participate. by Steven Hsieh Gone trainin' TERROA/GETTY Starbucks will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Facebook Could Lose Billions in Class Actions

by Katie Herzog Is Zuck fucked? David Ramos/Getty Mark Zuckerberg is having quite the month. Less than a week after...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Our Complete Seattle 4/20 Calendar

Stoner Events All Week Long by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Our Complete Seattle Earth Day Calendar

Events for April 17–22 by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Viet-Cajun Cuisine Is Creeping Up from the Gulf Coast—and You Can Find It in Seattle, Kind Of

Inspired by David Chang’s new food documentary series, Ugly Delicious, I set out to find Viet-Cajun cuisine in Seattle. by...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Historical brewing

Appleton’s Stone Arch Brewing has started Madison distribution. One of its beers is a historical recreation of the beloved Adler...
Isthmus  |  04-17-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

I Made French Fries So You Won’t Drive High on 4/20. SDOT and Lyft Were Involved.

by Lester Black The judges—Jamie Freedman, Saul Spady, Prisilla Ray, and Julie Ross—seemed to enjoy my french fries. LB Everyone...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Check Out the Newest Edition of the I, Anonymous Show Podcast! (It's Funny!)

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey If you're a comedy lover, you already know about one of Portland's hottest monthly shows—the I,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Party of Family Values

by Dan Savage Eric Greitens, the indicted governor of Missouri, won't go peacefully. Big GOP donors in Missouri are threatening...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

“Sharing the blessings, man”

Sax man Joe Lovano talks with Michael Muckian about collaborating with guitarist John Scofield. Their quartet plays the Barrymore Theatre...
Isthmus  |  04-17-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Who is Mary Street Wilson?

Mary Street Wilson, a first-time candidate with little money behind her bid, said she never heard a word from the...
The Texas Observer  |  04-17-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Tuesday!

7 Things to Do for April 17 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Judas Priest, Saxon, Black Star Riders There’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington DMV Snitched On About 900 People To ICE, Seattle Trash Trucks Get Clean, Scott Pruitt's Penis Envy

Peace in Korea? A bathtub filled with KFC gravy? Sean Hannity did what? by Nathalie Graham Bigger is always better...
The Stranger  |  04-17-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Cybersecurity, Uber's Sorry, Starbucks is Also Sorry, and Plastic-Eating Enzymes

by Kelly Kenoyer Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ryan Shrugged

Paul Ryan clearly loathed Donald Trump. He had the chance to stand up to the president, saving the country and...
Isthmus  |  04-17-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Payday Lenders Are Working Hard to Keep Texas the ‘Wild West’ in Trump Era

Texas is often called the “Wild West” of predatory lending, an anything-goes wonderland where payday and auto title loan businesses...
The Texas Observer  |  04-17-2018  |  La Linea

Master the Grill at Madison College

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill and enjoy some tasty outdoor cooking...
Isthmus  |  04-16-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The 66 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: April 16-22, 2018

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already...
The Stranger  |  04-16-2018  |  Slog

Uber is Sorry for All its Bullshit, Portland

by Kelly Kenoyer Getty Images / nycshooterUber has always been terrible, but with a new CEO in place, the company...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fight or Flight

Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-28-2005  |  Reviews

If I'm Lion, I'm Dyin'

If you and your kids aren't already admirers of the book, Narnia just may bore the crap out of the whole family.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  12-09-2005  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies