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Win Two Tickets to See "The Siren Theater's Best Christmas Ever!"

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey {{image:1}} Hey guys! Now more than ever you need A GOOD LAUGH, am I right? Then...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Louis C.K. makes a memorable night for Vancouver’s local comedy scene

The beloved comedian started his 20-minute set by berating an audience member’s choice of nachos...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Views

Fucketiquette

by Anonymous Social graces. Doesn't exist. No such thing as politeness or consideration. I could be standing there and instead...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Case You Forgot What Snow in Portland Looks Like...

by Bri Brey Portland is abuzz with rumors that it may snow tomorrow! ⛄❄️❄️❄️⛄ For other cities this may be...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Already Boomed

by Anonymous Portland. Please deal. Change will continually happen. For better or worse, whether you like it or not. What...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Detroit's 'water warrior' Monica Lewis-Patrick awarded $100K prize by nice snack food people

Today, something called the KIND Foundation, "through its KIND People Program, awarded a total of $1.1 million "to catalyze empathy and...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Cosmic Coconut "Evolving" into City Silo

A press release was issued today that the space that once housed Cosmic Coconut in East Memphis will now be...

Shelter From the Cold

Wish list: Lifeworks requests emergency funds for temporary shelters...
Austin Chronicle  |  12-07-2016  |  The Gay Place Blog

Mexico City Producer Mijo Speaks to Third World Experiences Through Techno

by Daniela Serna MIJO Mexican tech. Courtesy of the artist MIJO IS AN alias of producer Alec Sander, a hyperactive...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

My Body's Forthcoming EP, Seven Wives, Is Classical Pop

by Morgan Troper MY BODY From Portland to Brooklyn and back. JEREMY HERNANDEZ BEING CLASSICALLY trained has never exactly been...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things To Do Film: Jet Li, Christmas Vacation, and Spartacus and Sleeping Beauty in 70mm!

by Mercury Staff AquariusSee review, this issue. Cinema 21. ArrivalIn the bright light of something shiny and new, it’s easy...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Finally, An Office Christmas Party That Won't Get You Fired

by Ned Lannamann There's nothing more depressing than a bad office Christmas party. The music is schmaltzy, the eggnog has...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Join Me in My Doomed Effort to Enjoy Holiday Theater Season

by Megan Burbank PATRICK WEISHAMPEL / BLANKEYE.TV I KNOW. You hear me grouse about holiday theater season constantly, with all...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor: Liberal Bubbles and Conservative Hellholes

by Erik Henriksen ISTOCK / OGNJENO RE: “The ‘Liberal Bubble’ Is a Ridiculous Myth” [Blogtown, Dec 5]. “Now that the...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Reclamation, Justin Hocking Goes Underground

by Joshua James Amberson Caitlin Harris Reclamation: Essays, the new chapbook from Portland author Justin Hocking, looks under the surface—into...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Bud’s for Brew: Coalition Brewing's CBD Beer

by Brian Yaeger Coalition's West Coast IPA, with a sidecar of Space Fruit IPA for comparison. Brian Yaeger Malted barley,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Benefit Concert for Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

Roger Springall awoke this past Saturday to a missed call and strange voicemail, logged at 2:49am, from an unknown number...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-07-2016  |  Activate

The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight! With Live Music from 6 pm to 8 pm

by Christopher Frizzelle It happens in the lobby of the Sorrento Hotel, seen here in 1909. Courtesy of Sorrento Hotel...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Vancouver councillor Melissa De Genova questions proposed additional property tax for fentanyl crisis

City staff suggest a 0.5 hike in property taxes to deal with the drug overdose disaster...

Aretha Franklin's music will be honored at a star-studded event at Carnegie Hall

Our love for Aretha Franklin runs deep. The Motown singer is known worldwide for soulful classics like "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," "I Say...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Martin Esquivel-Hernandez could be released tomorrow, Dec. 8

The fate of a Pittsburgh undocumented immigrant facing deportation could all come to a head tomorrow, Dec. 8. Martin Esquivel-Hernandez,...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogh

Gwen Barlee’s love of wildlife came naturally

The Wilderness Committee's national policy director has been connected to nature since childhood...

Best albums of the year 2016: Mike Usinger

On an unrelated note, thank you, Keith Richards, for not adding to the body count this year...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Current BF and the Ex-Intern

by Dan Savage I am having an issue with my boyfriend and I really don't know if I am the...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Things to Do Tonight!

by Mercury Staff Matmos Experimental electronic musicians Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt—AKA Matmos—have incorporated everything from the amplified neural activity...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Annual Chamber Luncheon: Lausanne to Open School in China, Localized Career Search App Launched

Lausanne's Headmaster Stuart McCathie couldn't attend the Memphis Chamber's Annual Chairman’s Luncheon Wednesday. He was at Xiamen #1 School in China,...

Hot Shit for the Chilehead on Your Holiday Shopping List

by Heather Arndt Anderson ISTOCK/HANA76FUN-HATING Sylvester Graham called spicy foods “some of the most powerful of the class of artificial...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Swank, Ambitious Japanese Outpost Is A New Chapter In Portland Dining

by Andrea Damewood Dina Avila AFURI, the latest cult Japanese chain to hang a shingle in Portland, draws lines of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Memphis Pets of the Week (Dec. 8-14)

Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services. All photos are credited to Memphis...

Oregon is Finally Processing Its Rape Kit Backlog, But That's Just the Beginning of Changing How We Handle Sexual Assault Cases

by Megan Burbank JENNIFER ILETT Last spring, the Oregon Legislature passed two bills reforming how the state handles cases of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

5 reasons to go see Lizzo tonight at El Club

The Minneapolis-based rapper and singer Lizzo has been taking on the rap scene long before her debut album Lizzobangers dropped in...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Young Vancouver environmentalists view climate change and Kinder Morgan pipeline as a profound moral crisis

UBC350's Kate Hodgson, 19, and Tsleil-Waututh member Parker Cedar-George, 20, are frightened by the impact that rising greenhouse gas emissions...

Leave Pepe Alone: Fantagraphics Wants Its Frog Back from the White Nationalist Movement

by Tricia Romano Pepe, seen here on the lower right, is not a racist. MATT FURIE This year, Fantagraphics, the...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Holiday Blu Ray Offerings Get Weird with Twin Peaks, animated Star Trek and Twilight Zone

Looking for a gift for the cinephile in your life? Tired of your Blu Ray player sitting alone on the...

Just announced: Sister Nancy ('Bam Bam') at El Club in April

We just go word that legendary Jamaican dancehall artist Sister Nancy will perform at El Club on Saturday, April 8...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

New Seattle Eats: Pricey Pressed Juice, Inauthentic Eurasian Food, and Another Ba Bar

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Pressed Juicery Pressed Juicery "Pours Into Seattle" The SoCal health liquids chain will open its 49th location...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Dolly Parton Glitters Up Red River

Rhinestone cowgirl’s three-hour stand of virtuosity...

The Best Things To Do in Seattle This Winter

by Stranger Things To Do Staff In Oil Pressure Vibrator, Korean artist Geumhyung Jeong confesses her love for an excavator...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

What Winning $10,000 Means for Seattle Novelist Peter Mountford

by Rich Smith On Monday, Mountford scooped up Artist Trust's Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award, a $10,000 purse given to a...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Soulja Boy and Shia Labeouf: Spoiled Beef

There's something strange in the neighborhood... Shia Labeouf is apparently "beefing" with Soulja Boy (or maybe its the other way...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Women take over the turntables at M.I.A.’s Femme Fatale night

One of the few venues in the city to offer a regular night with an all-female lineup, M.I.A. is leading...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

We’re Tracking Post-Election Acts of Hate in Texas

The Observer found news reports documenting dozens of incidents of election-related harassment, vandalism or violence in the Lone Star State...
The Texas Observer  |  12-07-2016  |  La Linea

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Sanity Claus

Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  12-17-2007  |  Reviews

Buck 65 is Totally Original. Totally.

Hey, there are rappers in Nova Scotia. Who knew?
The Portland Mercury  |  Graham Barey  |  11-29-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Jay-Z Loses the Plot While Trying to See the Big Picture

His wordplay is dense, and perhaps more complex than ever, but, for the first time, Jay-Z's lyrics look better on paper than they sound on record.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Al Shipley  |  11-13-2007  |  Reviews