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Unmentionable: A Peek-A-Boo Recap of Portland's Favorite Lingerie Fashion Show

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The annual Unmentionable fashion show—billed as a “lingerie exposition”—is always one of the most enjoyable, cheeky...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 26 Best Concerts to See in Portland: February 14-27

JT, Smokey Robinson, Poppy, Kacey Musgraves, and More! THURS FEB 14 Smokey Robinson and the Oregon Symphony It’s Valentine’s Day,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

“Sound Progress”: Behold, the Answers to this Week's Crossword!

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The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Time to Talk About Hazy IPA

We're throwing a beer party all about hazy IPA and you're invited! by Lester Black Let's learn how Cloudburst makes...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Steven Pinker and Bill Gates Believe Capitalism Is a Blessing to Humankind Because Their Ancestors Were Not Slaves

by Charles Mudede duncan1890/gettyimages.comOne of the greatest achievements of the Enlightenment movement is a passage found almost exactly in the...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

What's Your Favorite Four-Letter Word?

Capitol Hill Art Walk Spotlight: The Factory's Love is a 4 Letter Word by Jasmyne Keimig View this post on...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Live Nation's Replacement for Sasquatch Looks Terrible

The replacement for Sasquatch! music festival is depressingly boring. by Lester Black David Byrne will not be playing this festival...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Bagshaw Advisor Dan Strauss Is Running for City Council

by Katie Herzog Dan Strauss City of Seattle Just minutes after Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien announced that he will...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Just Announced: The Lineup for the End of the Rainbow Festival

by Stranger Things To Do Staff As Lester Black wrote about last week, there's a new music festival coming to...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Alita: Battle Angel Has Bodies, Battles, and Anime Eyes

I can’t stop dreaming about Alita: Battle Angel. by Suzette Smith I have never recommended seeing a movie in 3-D,...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Immigrant, Feminist, Artist: Sophia Shalmiyev's Debut Memoir Mother Winter

by Kelsey Gray Thomas TealThe release of Portland author Sophia Shalmiyev’s debut memoir, Mother Winter, comes at a time when...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

With Big Pharma Under the Legal Microscope, Cannabis Stigma Needs to End

If you’re looking for the real “drug pushers,” look to Big Pharma. by Josh Jardine They sell drugs in the...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Students Are Fighting a Controversial Police Agreement—and Winning

by Blair Stenvick DOMINIC DEVENUTA The mic was cut off before students Isabel Mace-McLatchie and Sarah Steele had a chance...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seven Days, 14 Incredible Asian Soups

From Pho and Ramen to Wonton and Turmeric-laden Noodles, Here’s Your Definitive List for a Week of Soup Sustenance by...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Third NW Black Comedy Festival: Pacific Northwest Black Comedians to the Front!

This year’s Third Annual NW Black Comedy Festival brings in headliners from as far away as Florida, Louisiana and, of...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Four Hip-Hop and R&B Events that Will Delight You (and Your Valentine)

by Jenni Moore Chuck Inglish AUDIBLE RETREATS It’s taking everything I have right now not to open this column with...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Netflix's The Umbrella Academy Has Ellen Page AND a Talking Monkey and If That's Not Enough to Make You Watch It Immediately Then You and I Are Very Different People

by Erik Henriksen The Streaming Wars rage on, with old-school movie and TV distributors twitching on the battlefield as Netflix,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

The Doll by Dan Savage I’m a 56-year-old heterosexual man, and I have lived with ALS for the past six...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Two Cups For You

I’m a bikini barista. You think of me as a skank in her underwear making money off her body. Whatever...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The World Might Not Be Ready For Alita: Battle Angel

by Suzette Smith I have never recommended seeing a movie in 3D, let alone IMAX 3D, because films should either...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The PDX Jazz Festival Returns with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Mel Brown, and More

by Brian Horay Founded in an effort to lure tourists to our fair city during the drizzliest of months, the...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Councilmember Mike O'Brien Will Not Seek Reelection

Councilmember Mike O'Brien is out! by Lester Black He's not running City of SeattleCouncilmember Mike O'Brien announced today that he...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

In Praise of Jeff Bezos's Balls

by The Stranger Episode 185 considers an immodest proposal from Dan Savage related to Jeff Bezos and his nude selfies...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

What's at Stake if Portland Remains in—or Leaves—the FBI's Terrorism Task Force?

by Alex Zielinski FBI.govMillie was 10 years old when a swarm of heavily armed cops burst through her family’s front...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Behind the Scene: Watch Cicada Rhythm Play Flagpole's Newlywed Game

Photo Credit: Jason Huffer For the new episode of Behind the Scene, Dave Kirslis and Andrea DeMarcus of local Americana...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-13-2019  |  Homedrone

Blazers vs. Warriors Preview: Here Come the Champs

by Arthur Bradford Bruce Ely/Trailblazers.comThe best team in basketball comes to town tonight to take on our own Portland Trailblazers...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

‘Cats’ at Center for the Performing Arts

Debuted in 1982, Cats is one of the most recognized productions in American musical theater of the last 50 years...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

‘Whose Line Live’ at Flint Center

The televised improv comedy show where “everything’s made up and the points don’t matter” launched thousands of community improv groups...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

X-Raided at BackBar SoFa

Anerae Brown is not the only rapper to keep a career afloat from behind bars. However, the dedication and ingenuity...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

‘Beau Jest’ at Tabard Theater

Not to be confused with the swashbuckling English novel and its many movie adaptations (that’s Beau Geste), this stage comedy...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

The Whispers Blow in to SAP Center

Smooth R&B vocal group The Whispers have been a fixture of the music landscape for 50 years. With a sound...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

‘Ghost Rings’ at Bing Studio

The Brooklyn-based performance group Half Straddle presents this hybrid show, which is part rock concert and part theatrical production, centered...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

‘Nufonia Must Fall’ at Hammer Theatre

No one wants to be replaced by a newer, hipper model—especially robots, who aren’t afforded the kind of sympathy humans...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

Marinero at Cafe Stritch

Bay Area musician Marinero crafts gauzy, laid-back indie rock,inflected with Spanish and island flourishes. His latest single, “Flor de Jamaica,”...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

‘This is Our Youth’ at Northside Theatre

So many peace-loving, flower-powered Baby Boomers were devastated by the election of Richard Nixon. The same goes for the wide-eyed...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

Blurred Lines: Finding the Edge at SJ Jazz Winter Fest

These days, it seems that innovation outpaces our ability to understand what it is doing to us. As Californians, we...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-13-2019  |  Activate

Wife of Trump Administration Official Claims Measles Can Cure Cancer

by Katie Herzog Do not let Darla Shine babysit your child. SOUTH_AGENCY/GETTYDarla Shine, the wife of a Trump administration official,...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Record Review: The Delines, The Imperial

by Ben Salmon The Delines’ first album—2014’s Colfax—was a pleasant surprise from one of the most familiar musical faces in...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Umbrella Academy Is a School Worth Attending

by Erik Henriksen The Streaming Wars rage on, with old-school movie and TV distributors twitching on the battlefield as Netflix,...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Enjoy an Evening with Cerebral, Skronky Jazz-Rockers the Nels Cline 4—Assuming It's Not Snowed Out

by Dave Segal Nels Cline Nathan WestA dexterous guitarist who excels in many rock and jazz contexts, Nels Cline is...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

El Paso School Consolidation Exposes More Kids to Lead and Other Hazards, Parents Say

Hilda Villegas’ daughters Bernice and Katherine are grown now, but she still shudders when she thinks about their years at...
The Texas Observer  |  02-13-2019  |  La Linea

With Big Pharma Under the Legal Microscope, Cannabis Stigma Needs to End

If you’re looking for the real “drug pushers,” look to Big Pharma. by Josh Jardine They sell drugs in the...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Repetitive Strain: Vetiver's 'Tight Knit'

If any band benefits from Robert Christgau’s rule that an album should always get a minimum of three listens, it’s the San Francisco–based folk band Vetiver.
Washington City Paper  |  David Dunlap Jr.  |  02-12-2009  |  Reviews

England Gets The Gossip

Beth Ditto's queer/weight activism should be applauded, but one worries that the singer's sudden celebrity rather ignores her day job.
Willamette Week  |  Jay Horton  |  04-09-2008  |  Reviews

Sharon Jones ... Is Comin' to Funk You in Your Earholes

Every word that falls out of funk queen Sharon Jones' mouth is seriously badass, and when this woman says "Dap-dip," you say "How high?"
Dig Boston  |  Joe Keohane  |  04-28-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews