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For MLK Holiday, Activists Tear Down Fence and Take Over Oakland's St. Andrew's Plaza in the Name of 'Black Joy'

When the City of Oakland fenced off St. Andrew's Plaza last year some cheered the closure. A group of neighbors...
East Bay Express  |  01-16-2017  |  Ear Bud

Member of Vancouver's skateboard community covers funeral costs for mother who lost her son to fentanyl

Over the 2016 holidays an anonymous donor gave $3,000 to a Downtown Eastside First Nations woman who needed help paying...

Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump, and Angry Men Who Don't Understand Journalism

by Megan Burbank I read it so you don't have to. Over the holidays, I read Megyn Kelly's memoir, Settle...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Police investigating second set of KKK flyers distributed in Abbotsford

For the second time in the past three months, Ku Klux Klan literature has been found distributed in Abbotsford...

Matthew Griffin Snags 2017 Crook's Corner Book Prize for His Graceful Novel, Hide

Greensboro native Matthew Griffin has won the fourth-annual Crook's Corner Book Prize for a debut novel set in the South...
INDY Week  |  01-16-2017  |  Artery

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Lifelong Straight Guy Wants To Recreate Magical Gay Sex He Once Had With Smooth Guy Whose Queeny Ways Appealed to Him

by Dan Savage I'm about eight years older than you and am in good shape for a man my age...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Washington Governor, Attorney General Propose Abolishing Death Penalty

by Heidi Groover "While I’m governor, there will not be a state sanctioned execution of a Washington State citizen," says...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Vancouver Park Board closes Trout Lake to ice-skating due to forecast

Vancouver's days of ice-skating on Trout Lake may be coming to an end...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

Inauguration 2017 Playlist: Songs of Rage, Protest and Reflection

by Leilani Polk By now, more than half the U.S. population is likely feeling a growing sense of fear, rage,...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

38 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, January 17

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

MP3 Monday: Ancient History

This week's MP3 Monday is the slow-burning "Pico and Grand" from Ancient History's sophomore record, Good Friend Electrical. If you're...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  01-16-2017  |  FFW>>

Officials Are Doubling the Number of Homeless Counts in Portland

by Dirk VanderHart An outreach worker speaks with a homeless man during the last "point-in-time" homeless count in January 2015...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Opera's La Traviata Challenges "Decency" In An Indecent Society

by Rebecca Brown As Violetta, soprano Corrine Winters ranges convincingly from sharp and fiery to meek and broken in her...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

B Street Band Pulls Out of Inaugural Bash on Bruce Springsteen's Behalf

The headline you're looking for, blogs of the world, is Pennsylvania Avenue Freeze Out. by Sean Nelson Bruce Springsteen, not...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

B.C. Green Party sets record fundraising despite banning corporate and union donations

Greens raised $763,667 in 2016, a 93 percent increase over the party’s 2015 revenue...

Inauguration 2017 Playlist: Songs of Rage, Protest and Reflection

by Leilani Polk By now, more than half the U.S. population is likely feeling a growing sense of fear, rage,...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Our Arts Critics Recommend These 43 Events This Week

Shot, Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, A Live Blabbermouth Podcast Taping, And More Picks For Jan 16-22 by Stranger Things...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump, and Angry Men Who Don't Understand Journalism

by Megan Burbank I read it so you don't have to. Over the holidays, I read Megyn Kelly's memoir, Settle...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 43 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Jan 16-22, 2017

The Stranger's arts and culture critics' event picks for Jan 16-22, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Terry Allen’s Manifest Monographs

Lubbock don stages a vintage show for the ages...

10 things Warren mayor Jim Fouts looks like

Audio recordings of Warren mayor Jim Fouts allegedly using the n-word, c-word, and saying “blacks do look like chimpanzees” were released today by the...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Reporting Live: Seattle's MLK Day Rally and March

by Ana Sofia Knauf MLK Day in Seattle 2016. Ansel Herz Seattle students and residents are marching through the city...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Who wants to pound the yams of British star Idris Elba for Valentine's Day?

Fetching British actor Idris Elba is offering himself up in a charity fundraiser...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

Seattle Congressman Adam Smith Will Not Attend the Inauguration, Either

by Heidi Groover But Smith told The Stranger he doesn't consider it a boycott. office of rep. adam smith Like...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Wait, Why Did Washington Senators Vote Against Buying Cheaper Drugs from Canada?

by Rich Smith Senator Patty Murray has been doing so good against the forces of Trump! So why did she...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Don't Miss the I, Anonymous Show... Tonight!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Do you like laughing your pants off? Well, one of the funnest comedy nights in Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Well, The Stranger is Going to the Inauguration. Thanks (We Think?) To Our Partner, Longreads!

by Heidi Groover Please click on our stories so they don't lay us off. Our editors have informed us they're...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Song Premiere: Peter Holsapple Returns to Solo Work with a New Single

Peter Holsapple, who co-fronted power-pop cult heroes The dB’s in the eighties and subsequently worked with everyone from R.E.M. to...
INDY Week  |  01-16-2017  |  Scan

Angela Merkel Is Now the Leader of the Free World

by Dan Savage Orange Julius Caesar gave an interview to the Times of London and Bild this weekend... and, yeah,...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Here's leaked audio of Warren mayor Jim Fouts allegedly saying n-word, c-word

While Warren Mayor Jim Fouts prepared for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Monday, Motor City Muckraker posted leaked audio...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Terrapin's Wake and Bake-Off Happens Sunday

Photo Credit: The Seed and Plate The Seed and Plate, an online food-focused Athens magazine, is hosting an Athens location...
Flagpole Magazine  |  01-16-2017  |  Grub Notes

Vancouver comedy/improv roundup: January 16 to 22, 2017

Looking to see some comedy this week? The Straight’s got you covered...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

Steve Harvey says Trump has an inner city plan that will target Detroit

On Friday, a couple of days after the U.S. Senate held hearings on whether to let accused racist Alabama Sen. Jeff...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Homeland is Back in Brooklyn for Season 6 “Fair Game” Premiere

by Tricia Romano CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) returns for the sixth season of Homeland. ShowtimeWhen Homeland—the show about...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen joined civil rights icon John Lewis (D-GA) and what may turn out to be a substantial...

Veteran Vancouver nonprofit leader Jennifer Breakspear named new head of the Portland Hotel Society

After eight months without a captain at the helm, the Portland Hotel Society finally has a new executive director...

Evil Triplet’s Career Opportunities

ATX punk pioneer previews heavy psych on “Get a Job”...

Music Video Monday: Valerie June

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from Music Video Monday! Singer/songwriter Valerie June developed her chops in the coffee shops...

Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

Colorado Springs Forward is wasting no time trying to influence who's elected on April 4 to the six district slots...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-16-2017  |  Indy Blog

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Club PuSh

On January 20-21, 27-28, and February 3-4, Club PuSh takes over the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main). Presented as part of...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Le Mozart Noir

On February 4, 8 p.m., Le Mozart Noir comes to the Vancouver Playhouse...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

The Morning News: Facebook Removes Post that Calls Ben Carson the GOP's Nigger, Murray Kills Bike Sharing

by Charles Mudede That Post: Was by me. It responded to statements made by Ben Carson, a former surgeon picked...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Submerged: An Evacuee's Journal: Calculated Risks

Environmental activists in St. Bernard Parish are doing their own tests for contamination after Hurricane Katrina. Eighth in a multi-part series
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  Michael Tisserand  |  10-24-2005  |  Disasters

Should the government pay for Bradley Manning's gender reassignment surgery?

Shortly after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest security breaches in recent history, he announced that he was transgendered.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  09-04-2013  |  Commentary

I Had Sex at a Swingers Club and Liked It

An inside look at Atlanta sex swingers clubs.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  10-18-2012  |  Sex