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Peach Kelli Pop’s New Album Is Sunshine Punk with Pit Bulls

Gentle Leader features full-throttle hooks and explosive sweetness. by Ciara Dolan The cover artwork of “sunshine punk” band Peach Kelli...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

27 Events to Celebrate the Beginning of Summer 2018 in Seattle

A Rosé Solstice Soirée, Freeway Park in Bloom, and more events on the summer solstice and beyond. by Stranger Things...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

What a Time to Be Alive: A Conversation with Facebook Artist-In-Residence, Joey Veltkamp

Artist Joey Veltkamp checks-in to Facebook with The Stranger intern Sophia Stephens. by Sophia Stephens Artist Joey Veltkamp in the...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Pot Shots: Legalization Unleashes New Wave of Weed Apps

Platforms for pot lovers are popping up everywhere since legalization took off, and now it seems like there’s an app for...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-20-2018  |  Activate

I Saw You: Return of the King

It was 5pm on the light rail and I was tired. I had my headphones in, letting my mind drift...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-20-2018  |  Activate

Ashwin Batish with the Violent Femmes

At first, it sounds like one of those weirdly random food combinations that bored stoners might experiment with (bananas and...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-20-2018  |  Activate

We're Giving Away Tickets to the North Bend Film Fest This Summer!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff North Bend Film Festival via Facebook This August, North Bend, the hometown of many...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Brownout at The Ritz

It’s easy enough to read meaning into the name of Beto Martinez’s band. The 10 members of Austin-based Brownout clearly...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-20-2018  |  Activate

Win Tickets: North Bend Film Fest!

Enter Below for the Aug 23–26 Event by Stranger Things To Do Partner This summer, North Bend, the hometown of...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Sinking Land and Climate Change Are Worsening Tidal Floods on the Texas Coast

For many folks who call the Texas Gulf Coast home, the coming and going of the tides is just part...
The Texas Observer  |  06-20-2018  |  La Linea

Federal Employees Who Want to Buck Trump's Family Separation Policy Can Now Receive Free Legal Advice

Jason Rittereiser asked his firm to offer the service and they thought it was a good idea. by Rich Smith...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Savage Love: Blown Away

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI am a 24-year-old straight guy who recently broke up with my girlfriend of more than...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

The Gospel According to André Offers a Glimpse into the Life of Fashion Icon André Leon Talley

by Elinor Jones ré Leon Talley, caftan fan. Photo by Colin Gray, Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures For the last four...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Here to Be Heard Does Justice to Punk Queens the Slits

by Dave Segal These riot-grrrl precursors created one of the greatest albums ever—1979’s Cut. JOHN PEEL SESSIONS Fans of British...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

The Roommate Who Changed My Life

by Christopher Frizzelle Moving to Seattle was like stepping off a cliff: a funny feeling in the stomach, fresh air,...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

What It's Like Coming Out as Queer in a Traditional Chinese Family

by Jing Jing Wang ELAINE LIN The easiest way to get me to cry is to show me anything both...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

I Wish I Gave a Shit When John Waters Gave Me Poop

by Chase Burns XAVIER SCHIPANI "You're gonna love this," he said, as he handed me a suspiciously hot-pink bag. He...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

How RuPaul Changed My Life

by Jinkx Monsoon JOSÉ ALBERTO GUZMÁN COLÓN I won RuPaul's Drag Race when I was 24, and I'm 30 now...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

GAYEXP Is a Party for All the Coolest Intersectional Queers

by Sophia Stephens Guayaba: "... I'm fucked up in the head and I am fat and I am queer, and...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

The First Gay Pop Song I Ever Heard

by Eli Sanders Stephin Merritt has a deep, fetchingly weary voice, and lyrics at once intellectual and hot. LEVI HASTINGS...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

How DJ Riz Rollins Changed Seattle

by Charles Mudede ANDI DEAN I discovered Riz Rollins not too long after I settled in Seattle in the early...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

What Happens After the Person You Married Tells You They're Transgender

by Natalie Wood LEVI HASTINGS Last September, three days before my second wedding anniversary, I sat on the couch and...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Queer Icon Audre Lorde Turned Her Trauma Into Art

by Sophia Stephens The writing about the sexual assault is brief, candid, and strangely calm—far, far away from the fear...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

The Lesbian Couple Who Broke Up My Marriage

by Trisha Ready They brought me to their Green Lake home and forced me to watch a terrifying movie. LISA...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

The Killer That Haunted My Adolescence

by Dan Savage Joe Rocco Actually, there were two serial killers. My most vivid memory from freshman year of high...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

How a Radical Faerie Changed My Life

by Marc Castillo Agnes de Garron taught me how exhilarating it is not to be normal. DANIELLE LEVITT In my...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Floating Room's Sophomore Album Navigates the Crags of Emotional Trauma

by Ryan J. Prado Lance Bangs Floating Room’s sophomore album False Baptism is an uber-confessional crusher that neither singer/guitarist Maya...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Solo Guitarist Marisa Anderson Reflects on Finding Personal Peace in Chaotic Times

by Ben Salmon JASON QUIGLEY For years, Marisa Anderson has lived a double life of sorts, as both one of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Peach Kelli Pop's New Album Features Full-Throttle Hooks and Explosive Sweetness

by Ciara Dolan GINA NEGRINI The cover artwork of “sunshine punk” band Peach Kelli Pop’s new album Gentle Leader is...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sneaker Wave: The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

by Jenni Moore Is there anyone who is able to keep up with the insane amount of quality music being...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

How an Experimental Village for Homeless Women Defied Portland’s Expectations

by Alex Zielinski Meg Nanna Jan has spent so many nights sleeping on pavement that the cushion of a thick...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Queers Who Changed Our Lives: The 2018 Queer Issue

by Christopher Frizzelle Welcome to The Stranger's Queer Issue, and congratulations on surviving the first half of 2018. From wedding...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

Inspiration

by Anonymous If you live your entire life crippled by pessimism you'll destroy your own dreams endlessly. Cynicism is the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 21 Best Ways to Enjoy the Arts in Portland This Week: Jun 20-26

IPRC Turns 20! Dan Pfeiffer Thinks We Still Can! Do You Hear the People Sing? by Mercury Things to Do...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Wednesday!

6 Things to Do for Jun 20 by Mercury Things to Do Staff She | Divine: Summer Edition Having just...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Welcome to the Dystopia

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Mayor Durkan Heads to Texas to Protest Family Separation, Microsoft Employees Are Anti-ICE, The Last (Plastic) Straw for Seattle

Bye-bye viaduct, Canada goes green, U.S. is up to no good by Nathalie Graham "Hey, cut it out," says Durkan...
The Stranger  |  06-20-2018  |  Slog

What Mark Pocan saw in Texas

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he never thought his opinion of President Donald Trump could be any lower. Then he...
Isthmus  |  06-20-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Houston Artist Delita Martin Gives Black Women a Seat at the Table in New Exhibit

The first thing you notice upon walking into the front gallery at Art League Houston, where 200 portraits currently line...
The Texas Observer  |  06-20-2018  |  La Linea

Cover it Up!

by Anonymous I've been perusing Craigslist for a week or so looking for a cheap car and I've noticed this...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Aunty Donna: Big Boys, bigger personalities

This interview with Australian absurdist comedians Aunty Donny goes way off the rails. Why didn’t we see that one coming?...
Isthmus  |  06-20-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Hall Monitor: Reasonable People

Is a program created to improve police accountability in Portland actually making things worse? by Alex Zielinski Let’s follow the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-20-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

GeoCities Shut Down Last Week. Does That Even Really Matter?

GeoCities represented an era; amateur designers and avid hobbyists and internet enthusiasts made web pages that, compared with today, were primitive, endearing and earnest. Unless the makers of these sites made copies of or signed up for Yahoo!'s paid hosting service, all of that history seems to be gone.
New Haven Advocate  |  Brianna Snyder  |  11-03-2009  |  Tech

'Take Me to the Sea' Announces Jaguar Love as Its Own Entity

Johnny Whitney's new project with ex-Blood Brother Cody Votolato and ex- Pretty Girls Make Graves member Jay Clark, finds him dialing the histrionics down to suit the trio's relatively broader musical palette.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Raymond Cummings  |  09-02-2008  |  Reviews

Chris Brown Amps Up His Talent With Technology

The artist presents himself as a disciple of Prince and Michael Jackson, and for the most part, he can justify the comparison. But you wouldn't really know that from watching a recent, nearly sold-out show in Oakland, which emphasized fancy pyrotechnics and Vegas-style chorus lines over actual singing.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  01-09-2008  |  Concerts