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Good Doggo Bad Dude

by Anonymous To the tall white man walking a fucking DOBERMAN OFF LEASH: maybe your dog is so well behaved...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Former Chief Larry O'Dea Allowed Subordinates to Believe He Was Being Investigated For Shooting a Friend. He Wasn't.

by Dirk VanderHart Ashley Anderson In the days after he mistakenly shot a friend in the back, former Police Chief...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Antifa Deface Confederate Monument in Clark County

by Doug Brown A defaced Confederate monumnet at Jefferson Davis Park on August 17, 2017 As the battle over the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

UPDATED: Sweeping Exits Frontwoman Reports Transphobic Encounters with the Roseland's Security

by Ciara Dolan The Roseland Theater Nick Olmstead UPDATE, Friday at 5:45 pm: Following Mira Death Glitterhound's report of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Taste This, Seattle: Sugar Plum's Golden Ginger Milk Ice Cream

Can Seattle handle two vegan ice creameries? by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue A cone of Sugar Plum's golden ginger milk, which sits...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Fact: The Laws of God and Man Are Suspended During an Eclipse. Plan Accordingly.

You need to construct an extravagant panic room. by Ben Coleman NASA Now, I’m not a big-city lawyer, or indeed,...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

The Thorns' Path of Totality Continues This Weekend!

by Erin O'Regan Unstoppable and always hungry for more front-line action. Photo courtesy Portland Thorns FCHey there! Did you miss...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Sneaks, LCD Soundsystem, Car Seat Headrest, and More

by Dave Segal Sneaks is virtually a one-woman ESG. Merge Records Sneaks, “Future” (Merge). Sneaks (Eva Moolchan) is like a...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Let's Revisit the Definition of Domestic Terrorism

by Megan Burbank What happened in Charlottesville fits the definition of domestic terrorism. On one side. jcarillet / Getty Because...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

We Asked PayPal Why It Accepted Donations on Behalf of Altright.com. It Stopped.

by Dirk VanderHart Still great. Earlier this week, a colleague of mine at the Mercury noticed something that didn't seem...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

SV411 EP014 2017 Sam Liccardo + A Slice of New York’s Co-Op Plan

A Slice of New York is, depending on who you ask (Josh, looking at you), perhaps the best pizza joint...

‘Nacho Libre’ At St. James Park

Nothing beats a warm night under the stars with friends, family and one of Jack Black’s all-time best characters—Nacho! The...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-18-2017  |  Activate

Dallas, Houston Protests Planned as Confederate Monuments Under Fire in Texas

After a white supremacist allegedly drove a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville last Saturday, killing activist Heather...
The Texas Observer  |  08-18-2017  |  La Linea

Seattle's Millennials Are Seriously Fucked: 41 Percent Are Rent-Burdened and Seattle Area Now Ranks 7th for the Most Million-Dollar ZIP Codes

Bad news for young folks. by Charles Mudede 42 percent of homes in University District are worth $1 million. Charles...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Guest Editorial: The Lenin Statue Should Stay

by Reuven Carlyle Carlyle says it's art. WA Legislature This post originally appeared on the person blog of State Sen...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Looks Like Bannon is Out

Boy, bye. by Katie Herzog See you never! Getty Images Boy, bye. Steve, we're looking for interns if you want...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Looks Like Bannon Is Out

Boy, bye. by Katie Herzog See you never! Getty Images Boy, bye. Steve, we're looking for interns if you want...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

#Sheetcaking

by Dan Savage As a longtime fan of cheap, store-bought sheet cakes (preferably stale), I have to say: Tiny Fey...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

One White Supremacist Down...

by Dan Savage Trump, Miller, Gorka, et al, still left to go. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Police Reports Illustrated: Robber Inspires Idea in Bystander

by Callan Berry Callan Berry [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Alex Jones Comes to Seattle, Rants on Street Corner, Gets Doused with Coffee by "Vicious Leftists"

by Heidi Groover Alex, hello, welcome to Seattle. infowars Attention-thirsty conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is in Seattle for some reason*...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Killer voices

Four spectacular women deliver a dynamic punk-rock version of the story of the woman accused of killing her father and...
Isthmus  |  08-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Wave of changes

UW-Madison’s innovative First Wave hip-hop scholarship program is undergoing a restructuring, say officials. Scholars and alumni react with mixed feelings...
Isthmus  |  08-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Timbers v. New York Red Bulls Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers Coming off their worst loss of the season six days ago in Toronto, the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Morning News: Alex Jones Farts Around Seattle, Seattle Mayor Calls for Purging of Lenin Statue

by Sydney Brownstone Gee, sure hope no one spit in his coffee. InfoWars InfoWars Conspiracy Monger Alex Jones Was in...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Michael Thurmond: Stone Mountain Needs Context

Photo Credit: Jim Bowen DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond weighed in on the Stone Mountain controversy in an interview the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-18-2017  |  In the Loop

Things to Do Sunday!

8 things to do for August 20 by Mercury Staff Bryson Tiller Last time singer/rapper Bryson Tiller came to Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Saturday!

15 things to do for August 19 by Mercury Staff PDX Adult Soapbox Derby Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the PDX...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Friday!

12 things to do for August 18 by Mercury Staff Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls There were a...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

#Sheetcaking

by Dan Savage As a longtime fan of cheap, store-bought sheet cakes (preferably stale), I have to say: Tiny Fey...
The Stranger  |  08-18-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Terror in Spain, (More) MAX Racism, and the Most-Pampered Congressman

by Dirk VanderHart (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Yesterday's terror attacks in Spain didn't end with a van plowing into...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

With Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, Rural Texas Could be Left in Disrepair

Arnie Amaro, the city administrator of La Villa, knows Hidalgo County’s sprawl will eventually reach his town. In the last...
The Texas Observer  |  08-18-2017  |  La Linea

Changing times

In the course of one evening, American Players Theatre’s “Three Sisters” shows the short distance between a life filled with...
Isthmus  |  08-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win Tickets to Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event!!!

by Elizabeth Mollo Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event, the fashion show that encourages designers to think outside the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Island Calls

by Anonymous All this work will never be enough. Jump from one disappearing block to the next. Just hope for...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What Should Replace the Fremont Lenin Statue if It Comes Down?

by The Stranger Imagine the possibilities. Charles Mudede A day after pro-Trump protesters called for the removal of the Lenin...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Four Ex-Christian Rockers Walk into a Studio: Lo and Behold, Lo Tom!

Lo Tom might just be the Mega Voltron of 1990s Christian indie-rock luminaries. by Amber Cortes Whatever you do, don't...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Lots of Ah-hah! Moments In Psychological Thriller The Ghoul

An unclean London provides the backdrop of The Ghoul, a British psychological thriller that runs at the Grand Illusion from...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Mayor Murray Calls For Removal of Fremont Lenin Statue and Capitol Hill Confederate Monument

"Their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities." by Steven...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

33 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Aug 17-20, 2017

The Stranger's critics' picks for Aug 17-20, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Take a minute to browse the...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Muscle Car Makes Some Nervous in Crowded Pike Place Market Street

What kind of freedom is an American driver supposed to find in the top numbers of an odometer? by Charles...
The Stranger  |  08-17-2017  |  Slog

Trump's Solution to Beat ISIS: Dip Bullets in Pigs' Blood

Just another day in Trump's White House. by Katie Herzog Someone take away his phone. DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES Smashed jack-o'-lantern...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Michael the Black Man: Shot by Obama Henchmen?

How the Blacks Against Obama leader survived an "assassination" attempt.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  10-20-2008  |  Politics

Prostitute Says She Killed Three to Prove Love for Pimp

"When you're out there and you're living that fast life, you can never say what you wouldn't do," says Falicia Blakely, a nude dancer and mother who committed multiple murders at age 18.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mara Shalhoup  |  04-27-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Peace Corps Volunteers Play Delicate Role Amid Conflicts

Peace Corps volunteers serve not only as goodwill ambassadors but, in bellicose times, as extensions of the United States' foreign policy.
San Antonio Current  |  Lisa Sorg  |  01-05-2005  |  International