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Merkley Wants Pharmaceutical Giants to Pay for the Opioid Crisis

by Blair Stenvick GETTY / BACKYARDPRODUCTIONThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last week that about 28,000...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Gummies Gonna Getcha: Fox and Friends Spread Idiotic Cannabis Fears

by Josh Jardine Fox and Friends has a long list of things to fear, including but not limited to: •...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Our 10 Favorite Texas Books of 2018

If there’s a bright side to the fact that, politically speaking, we spent 2018 still deep in what people on...
The Texas Observer  |  12-06-2018  |  La Linea

It's Day 6 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

No Bright Colors, but Pot Candy Still Legal in Washington State

Don't worry! Businesses just lost "tens of thousands of dollars in sales" for no reason! by Lester Black No bright...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The 34 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Dec 7-9

Is THIS Gonna Be the Best Christmas Ever? A Crafty Wonderland for the Ages? Well Black Santa is Back, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Portland Approves Unarmed Cops, 'Snaketivity' is a Word, and Lena Dunham is Trash

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Tap Water Kills Seattle Woman, Michigan Legalizes Pot

by Michael Bell Michigan brothers! Michigan sisters! Join us! powerofforever/Getty ImagesWait, what kind of amoeba? Brain-eating! In the tap-water! There’s...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Jim Hightower Column They Don’t Want You to Read

The Jim Hightower Column They Don’t Want You to Read The progressive pundit’s criticism of “hedge-fund scavengers” buying struggling newspapers...
The Texas Observer  |  12-06-2018  |  La Linea

Portland’s Pretty: Satan Had a House Show

by Marissa Sullivan House shows: A necessity for music lovers under the age of 21. And it turns out they’re...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Examining Resistance: A Glossary of New Terms

What are all these new words? We define some terms to explain what's happening in resistance right now. by Suzette...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Five Hundred Actors Auditioned to Play the Lead in Annie, and These Two Girls Got the Part

Behind-the-scenes facts about the 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Annie. by Christopher Frizzelle The Two Annies After 500 girls...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Navigating Politics at the Dinner Table

Is it worth trying to change your right-wing relatives’ minds? by Ciara Dolan Many of us living in (and being...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Puzzle Society: Behold, the Answers to this Week's Crossword!

by Pancho Harrison, edited by David Steinberg [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Clarinet Virtuoso Kinan Azmeh Premieres a New Concerto with the Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony hosts virtuosic clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and the Silk Road Ensemble. by Leilani Polk There is something captivating and...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Keep Resisting. It’s Working.

How we got through the last two years, and how we’ll get through the next two. by Ned Lannamann Maybe...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Updating Your Self-Care Regimen

Self-care is more important than ever. Here are some things that work, and some that don’t. by Jenni Moore Ever...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Things To Do in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

Our critics' picks for Dec 10, 2018-March 17, 2019. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Seattle Art and Performance, our...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Art Shows in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

Our critics' picks for Dec 10, 2018-March 17, 2019. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Below, we've rounded up the...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Theater, Dance & Comedy Events in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

Our critics' picks for Dec 10, 2018-March 17, 2019. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Below, we've rounded up all...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Music Shows in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

Our critics' picks for Dec 10, 2018-March 17, 2019. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Below, we've rounded up the...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Readings & Talks in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

Our critics' picks for Dec 10, 2018-March 17, 2019. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Below, we've compiled all of...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Festivals in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

Our critics' picks for Dec 10, 2018-March 17, 2019. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Below, we've rounded up the...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Film Releases & Festivals in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

Our critics' picks for Dec 10, 2018-March 17, 2019. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Below, we've rounded up the...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

You Almost Got Me

by Anonymous I was going to go through the effort to engage you in your own "comfort zone". But then...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A "No" Would Have Been Better

by Anonymous We were sitting in your car, outside your shop. The occasion was seeing your new Subaru. We chatted...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Thursday!

8 Things to Do for Dec 6 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Blossom, Maarquii, Amenta Abioto, Karma Rivera This...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: KeyArena Renovation Officially Underway, Bear Repellent Sprayed on Amazon Warehouse Workers

Hate crime at WWU, it's so cold, GameStop needs help by Nathalie Graham Alexa, save us from the bear repellent!...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2018  |  Slog

City Council Unanimously Approves New Unarmed Police Role

by Alex Zielinski Portland Police BureauThere's a new type of officer coming to Portland. Well, technically, it's a new type...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Eater Awards Winners Are Out, and Actually Includes Places Seattleites Love

by Leilani Polk Dynasty Room, among the winners of Eater Awards Seattle. AUSTIN DAYThis afternoon, James Beard Award-nominated food blog...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2018  |  Slog

The Top Nine Pioneer Square Art Shows to Check Out in December 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff See props, costumes, and “alternate realities” from the award-winning sci-fi flick Prospect at Glassbox...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2018  |  Slog

Frank Cassano’s Imbecile Parade: What Do You Want from Santa This Year?

by Frank Cassano TARA MOORE / GETTY IMAGES“I want a pretty pony!”—Rebecca Jenson, age 8 Merry Christmas, Rebecca! Allow me...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Too Shall Pass: Satan’s Home Decorator

by Elinor Jones Hello! Welcome! Please, pull up a chair, put your hair behind your ears, flip your phone over...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Wm. Steven Humphrey's Adventures in Newspapering: "You Can't Have My Job"

by Wm. Steven Humphrey BACK COVER ILLUSTRATION BY MATT CHINWORTH, COVER BY ANNA BRONES, DOG BY DAMEDEESO/ GETTY IMAGES As...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The XFL Is a Trumpian Nightmare and It's Coming to Seattle

A league described as mediocre high school football mixed with a tawdry strip club is being reborn in Seattle. by...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2018  |  Slog

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at This Year’s MJBizCon

by Josh Jardine Marijuana Business Daily In November, I attended the annual MJBizCon in Las Vegas. It’s the largest cannabis...
The Stranger  |  12-05-2018  |  Slog

‘We Have Ire’ at MACLA

In the binary universe of the Santería religion, Iré (blessing) is the opposite of Osogbo (curse). However, like true binaries,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-05-2018  |  Activate

Pinback at the Ritz

One of the best bands to come from indie rock’s late ’90s-early ’00s golden age, Pinback inspired a generation of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-05-2018  |  Activate

Not So Silent Night at SAP Center

What started in 1991 as a small acoustic-only offering by a local radio station has grown over the decades into...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-05-2018  |  Activate

Zydeco Hellraisers at Bing Studio

The zany, uptempo style of Louisiana folk music known as Zydeco first emerged from the sweltering swamps of New Orleans—the...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-05-2018  |  Activate

Matt Braunger at the Improv

No serious examination of the facts will lead a sensible person to conclude that the Trump trolls have a point...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-05-2018  |  Activate

Zoso at the Ritz

Like any good tribute band, the Led Zeppelin-aping Zoso can be said to have a schtick—that is, if you can...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-05-2018  |  Activate

For the Athlete

Although we sometimes get a bad rap, Mississippi is actually full of athletes—all who (I know from experience) love new gear.
Jackson Free Press  |  Meredith W. Sullivan  |  11-30-2012  |  Shopping

Gifts for foodies and cocktail hounds

An online shopping guide for those who live to eat.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young  |  11-14-2012  |  Shopping

Spectacular Failure Hollywood Tumbles Into the Ocean

Further confirmation that no one in Hollywood knows how to tell a story on film anymore, “Godzilla” starts out promising enough before slipping into a snooze-fest by the end of its first act.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  05-12-2014  |  Reviews