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113 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 18-23, 2019

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Elaina Friedman Our arts critics have already recommended 54...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2019  |  Slog

LGBT Lobbyist Praises Gaines' Syringe Bill

Photo Credit: Lee Becker Shannon Clawson. Shannon Clawson, lobbyist for Georgia Equality, told Oconee County Democrats recently that her group...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-18-2019  |  In the Loop

What We’re Watching: Fosse/Verdon, Jessica Jones, Movie-Nerd Manna, and More

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Fosse/Verdon Pari Dukovic/FXHere at the Mercury, we watch stuff. Hey, we're just like you! Here's some...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Report Names ODOT's I-5 Plan One of the Worst Highway Projects in the Country

by Blair Stenvick KATHLEEN MARIE The Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $450 million plan to revamp Interstate 5 in the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Late Night Is a Welcome Callback to Nora Ephron Comedies

by Elinor Jones Something great has been happening in comedies the last few years: Women who grew up watching the...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2019  |  Slog

Dear Marty Kaplan: You Were Right. ADUs Are Ruining My Neighborhood.

by Gregory Scruggs This ADU's not for you. Brad Khouri of B9 ArchitectsDear Marty: From one single-family homeowner to another,...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2019  |  Slog

Get Your Tickets Now for the New Sex/Comedy Show, "Talkin' Dirty with Shrista & AJ"!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Look out, America! The Portland Mercury and She Bop have a brand new, live show that...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Wing Week 2019: Here Are All the Wings You Can Eat, June 24-29!

by Mercury Promotions Listen, Portland. We love you. And we love wings. So the Portland Mercury is teaming up with...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: The Case for Nudism

Episode #660 — June 18, 2019 by The Stranger A gay man is dating a self-described "Sex Pig." His antics...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2019  |  Slog

Portland Hospitals Funnel Vulnerable Patients Into Criminal Justice System, Report Finds

by Alex Zielinski digicomphotoIn Portland, some people seeking help at a hospital will be treated by a doctor and leave...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Cap and Trade Passes the House, and the Sweet Cakes by Melissa Saga Drags On

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: The Citizenship Question That Will Ruin the Census, Meth Is Booming in Washington, Facebook's Alternative Financial System

by Nathalie Graham I am loving the borderline copyright infringement in this stock photo. gorodenkoff/Getty ImagesAll right, which one of...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2019  |  Slog

It May Be Legal, But It's Not Right

by Anonymous To the NIMBY woman who thought filming a group of queers at the bluffs without consent was an...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Things Look Bleak for Boeing, Too Many Headlines About Shootings, Did Trump Just Call Fox "More Fake News"?

by Chase Burns They're safe, but also a "risk to the flying public." DIY13/GETTYIMAGES.COMI have a headache: It won't go...
The Stranger  |  06-17-2019  |  Slog

The Supreme Court Won't Hear the Gresham Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case—But It's Not Dead Yet

by Blair Stenvick getty images / AmberLaneRobertsThe US Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the case of a Gresham bakery...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Interview: Steve Hauschildt Finally Makes it to Portland

by Robert Ham When Steve Hauschildt takes the stage at Holocene this Wednesday, June 19, it will be the first...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Nicolas Winding Refn's Too Old to Die Young Is Long, Neon-Drenched, and Kind of Gross

by Ned Lannamann Amazon Prime VideoYou are correct to be apprehensive about director Nicolas Winding Refn’s first foray into episodic...
The Stranger  |  06-17-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: A Bravura Cover of Harry Nilsson's "Down" off Sean Nelson's Tribute LP to the Tragic Hitmaker

Ex-Harvey Danger singer Sean Nelson released his long-gestating Nilsson tribute LP, and it was worth the wait; hear "Down" and...
The Stranger  |  06-17-2019  |  Slog

Immigrant Communities Speak Out Against Seattle CityClub’s Anti-Immigrant Fundraiser Speaker

by Ray Corona Jeh Johnson was Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama. Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for...
The Stranger  |  06-17-2019  |  Slog

His Son Is Sexually Attracted to Pokémon—What Can Dad Do About It?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I am a liberal parent. I raised a daughter who is...
The Stranger  |  06-17-2019  |  Slog

Thimmaiah is a beautiful human being.

by Anonymous Yo. There is this guy who rides the bus sometimes. His name is Thimmaiah. He is this incredible...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Live Review and Photo Gallery: Bonnaroo 2019

Photo Credit: Jessie Goodson The Avett Brothers 2019 was reportedly the first year Bonnaroo has sold out since 2013, with...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-17-2019  |  Homedrone

Maybe just leave me alone

by Anonymous Before you got pregnant, you promised everyone that you wouldn't be one of those people who disappeared from...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Rapper Dave B's "Window" and "CPU LUV" Are Killer Cuts Off His New Album, Bleu

Plus one more bonus track. by Jasmyne Keimig Dave B's Bleu dropped on June 7 and it's really fucking good...
The Stranger  |  06-17-2019  |  Slog

If You Had a Fun Pride Weekend, Consider Donating to a Local LGBTQ+ Cause Today

by Blair Stenvick MEG NANNA Hello, queer and ally Portlanders! Did you have a great time at this weekend’s Pride...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pride Parade Photos: The Mercury Celebrates Pride

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Meg NannaIt was a gorgeous Pride day in Portland, and the Mercury showed up and showed...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Tell

by Anonymous Haha. My momma said you can always tell a racist by the way they pronounce quesadilla. [ Comment...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Against Air Conditioning

Seattle is one of the least air conditioned cities is the country. Let's keep it that way. by Katie Herzog...
The Stranger  |  06-17-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Hong Kong Protests, Iran Goes Nuclear, and Portland Gets Proud

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Women's Soccer Recap: Another World Cup Win and a Thorns Draw

by Erin O'Regan Sometimes it hard to be a woman... Photo credit Portland Thorns FCHOLY GUACAMOLE! It's been an action-packed...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington Waterfront Owners Asked to Adopt Decomposing Whale Carcasses, Roughly 2 Million Protest in Hong Kong

by Nathalie Graham Please make your home a whale burial ground for the greater good. MISSING35MM/GETTY IMAGESBoeing says sorry: The...
The Stranger  |  06-17-2019  |  Slog

Did I fail?

by Anonymous There I was at my food co-op, and I saw the woman reach into a bag of grapes,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 51 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: June 17-23, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Legendary hip-hop crew Wu-Tang Clan will come to Seattle on Friday for their 36...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2019  |  Slog

Our Arts Critics' Picks for This Week

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Here are our arts critics'...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2019  |  Slog

The 53 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 17-23, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff West Side Story, one of the most famous musicals of all time, is getting...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2019  |  Slog

The 52 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 17-23, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff West Side Story, one of the most famous musicals of all time, is getting...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2019  |  Slog

Dear St. Johns: Is nothing ever good enough?

by Anonymous Dear St. Johns suburb: Is nothing ever good enough for you? You complain about the drugs and the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Girl behind me at Mudhoney show

by Anonymous Dear girl behind me at the Mudhoney show. Ok, I get it. I am kind of Dad Dancing...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Big Impatient Truck Dude

by Anonymous I was waiting to make a left turn next to the Market of Choice on Belmont. A woman...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Experts Agree Seattle's City Flag Sucks, Bleach Doesn't Cure Autism, What Are You Doing for Donald Trump's Birthday?

by Chase Burns Did you know this is our city flag? City of SeattleWhat do you see when you see...
The Stranger  |  06-14-2019  |  Slog

Victory Bar to Close Its Doors Forever Tonight

by Robert Ham Victory Bar RH Beloved Southeast Division Street haunt Victory Bar, home of the Sneaky Tiki and a...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

That was hurtful

by Anonymous Allowing your child to point at me and call me Mexican was not okay. It made me feel...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-14-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Web Slight

Spider-Man 3 only matches some of what made its predecessors great.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  04-27-2007  |  Reviews

Buried Deep Under the Muck and Sludge of 'Taxidermia' is a Surreal Gem

Palfi has crafted a strikingly original film that veers completely out of control in ways that would make David Cronenberg sick. Is it recommended? Only to those who can see past the graphic deviant sex, seas of fluid and some pretty nasty gore.
Willamette Week  |  Ap Kryza  |  08-19-2009  |  Reviews

'Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone': C'mon, Dad, Give Me the Giant Battle-Bot!

Evangelion 1.0 lacks the sophistication, darkness, and violence of Ghost in the Shell or Akira. It's a tamer work that may improve -- through releases 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 -- as Shinji starts to shave and possibly acts upon his hormonal urges.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian Miller  |  07-06-2009  |  Reviews