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Reminder: Exactly One Week Ago The New York Times Exposed Trump's Tax "Fraud"

Trump continues to be a DDoS-style attack on our democracy's normal circuits of accountability. by Eli Sanders Trump's "small loan"...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Weekday Trumpdate: Nikki Haley Gets the Fuck Out, Trump Tweets "Multilayered Nonsense"

Maybe Ivanka will go to the UN. by Chase Burns What a fart. Getty ImagesAnother day, another Trumpddate. Was it...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Wynne Attends 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Meets Anderson .Paak

by Jenni Moore Bennett Raglin / Getty ImagesOn October 6, 21-year-old Portland rapper Wynne attended the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

UN Panel on Climate Change Says We're Fucked

by Katie Herzog Welcome to the future. Karl Spencer/Getty ImagesTime to take up smoking, everyone! The planet is going to...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Won't someone please think of Helen Lovejoy?

by Anonymous Every time you try to hide behind your kids, using them as a self-righteous shield for your terrible...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Napoli Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Danish Ballet Pits Christians Against Water Nymphs!

by Robert Ham Xuan Cheng, Peter Franc, and Chauncey Parson Photo by James McGrewOregon Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Kevin Irving...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

This October, Watch 2018's Best Horror Flicks

by Mercury Staff It's October and things are getting spooooky! Here are our top picks from 2018 in the horror...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Nirvana Biographer Michael Azerrad's New Book Rock Critic Law Chastises Hackneyed Music Writing

Blistering feedback: Our Band Could Be Your Life author Michael Azerrad names and shames 101 music-critic clichés. by Dave Segal...
The Stranger  |  10-09-2018  |  Slog

The Economics of Drag: No Contracts, Unresponsive Bookers, and Unreliable Payments

If you're not a RuGirl, the drag world is rough. by Sam Chapman It's hard out there for a host...
The Stranger  |  10-09-2018  |  Slog

One may be the loneliest number

by Anonymous But, three is my favorite. Here's 3 thoughts:Cars turning right or left never stop at the cross walk/stop...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Death-Positive Mortician Caitlin Doughty Wants You to Know the Grim Reaper's Hand Is Up Your Butt

by Ciara Dolan For the past several years, Caitlin Doughty's delightful "Ask a Mortician" YouTube series has addressed everything from...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Creature Comforts Releases Three New Beers

Photo Credit: courtesy of Creature Comforts Athens brewery Creature Comforts released its long-awaited lawnmower beer, Classic City Lager, on Monday...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-09-2018  |  Grub Notes

It’s Official: Hey Love is Opening On Friday. (Actually, it Soft Opens on Thursday.) And it’s Pretty, Too.

by Chad Walsh Hey Love's Hanging GardensEleven months ago, the Mercury reported that Hey Love, a new '60s- and '70s-style...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle's Deepening Car Ideology Results in Tacoma Beating It to the Electric Scooter

by Charles Mudede Tacoma Today Charles MudedeOne meaningful way to read the story of Tacoma beating Seattle to Lime's popular...
The Stranger  |  10-09-2018  |  Slog

Take the Mercury's 2018 SEX SURVEY!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey CALLING ALL SEXY PEOPLE! The Mercury is proud (and sort of aroused) to present our 2018...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ryan North's Long View Perspective in How to Invent Everything Curves Towards Hope For Humanity

by Joe Streckert Courtesy of the artist, author photo by Connie TsangYou're a time traveler. Your time machine broke and...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Listen to Lynzy Lab

by Dan Savage It's a really scary time for dudes right now. So I wrote a song about it. Go...
The Stranger  |  10-09-2018  |  Slog

Joe Nguyen Missed a Majority of Votes in the Last Decade, Says Life Intervened

The Stranger endorsed Nguyen for State Senator in the 34th Legislative District. by Rich Smith The Stranger endorsed Nguyen for...
The Stranger  |  10-09-2018  |  Slog

Trailer Premiere: The 45th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival (Starring Drag Clown Carla Rossi!)

by Erik Henriksen Thanks to our pals at the NW Film Center, we've got your very first look at the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Language of Hiphop Hands

by Charles Mudede Originally published on Mar 27, 2013. Mike Force Let's think about hiphop hands. We can begin with...
The Stranger  |  10-09-2018  |  Slog

Can Beto O’Rourke Harness the Elusive Power of the College Student Vote?

With the Retama Auditorium filled to capacity, hundreds of students packed outside the entrance, hoping to get a glimpse of Beto...
The Texas Observer  |  10-09-2018  |  La Linea

Good Morning, News: Nikki Haley Quits, Taylor Swift Rocks the Vote, and GOP Petrified of Snowflake Mob

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Kanye West and Jared Kushner Team Up to Solve Gang Violence; Dear Amazon, Leave Schodack Alone

by Michael Bell What is this? A crossover episode? TINSELTOWN/SHUTTERSTOCKYeezy and J-Kush form new posse: White House hype-woman Sarah Sanders...
The Stranger  |  10-09-2018  |  Slog

HAHAHAHAHA!

by Anonymous I got a good laugh on the max today. Ah the irony... Max stops to let on a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

New West to Reissue The Glands' Catalog, Release New Album

Photo Credit: Sean Dungan In a move that can best be described as a labor of love, New West Records...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-09-2018  |  Homedrone

Why Environmental Groups Are Salty on Corpus Christi’s Pricey Desalination Plan

Having tried little else to save its water supply, Corpus Christi is considering an option that no other Texas city...
The Texas Observer  |  10-09-2018  |  La Linea

To The Bro That Had to Go

by Anonymous I noticed you from my office window at first because you were driving a very flashy blue Mustang,...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Tuesday!

7 Things to Do For Oct 9 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Clutch, Sevendust, Tyler Bryant When people talk...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Seattle Hockey Is Happening; Another Thurston County Animal Mutilation; Rest In Hell, Google Plus

Here comes Michael, limo that crash belonged to shady limo company, RIP Google+ by Nathalie Graham Good riddance. Erikona/Getty ImagesThe...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

October Flavors of the Month: Food & Drink Specials to Try Now

October flavors of the month, from sourdough apple cobbler to pig's blood ice cream. by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

My New Friend May Be Adopting For the Wrong Reasons and My Old Friend Is Keeping Me From Her Brother For the Wrong Reasons

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I'm a single 53-yr-old straight woman. In 2015, I met "Gary"...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

Cryotherapy Works for LeBron James but Not for Me

I got cold and enjoyed it for the most part. by Nathalie Graham Tell me how my ass tastes, Walt...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

New Kids on the Block Will Hit the Road with Salt-N-Pepa and Naughty by Nature in 2019

by Jenni Moore In an appearance today at the Today Show plaza, NKOTB announced their “Mixtape Tour,” a 53-city venture...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Weekday Trumpdate: Trump Says Ford's a Hoax, Kavanaugh Gets a Special Party, and WTF Is Chicago Unit Acquisition LLC?

by Eli Sanders Once upon a time, he thought Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was "very credible." Today he says she's...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

Natalie Diaz Is a Genius

Diaz’s self-portraits attempt to undermine the expectations audiences have for indigenous woman. by Jasmyne Keimig “Everyone tells me my work...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

The Most Interesting Thing About the Banksy Painting That Self-Destructed After Being Sold for $1.4 Million

by Charles Mudede madsci/gettyimages.comOn Friday, October 6, the art world was stunned by a pretty predictable Banksy prank. The street...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

How Midterm Elections Paved the Way for Brett Kavanaugh

"Don't boo, vote." by Eli Sanders If there had been higher Democratic turnout in the 2010 and 2014 midterms, Kavanaugh...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Watch Senator Maria Cantwell Debate Susan Hutchison

by Rich Smith Senator Cantwell currently leads the Trump-loving, former news anchor Susan Hutchison by 30 points. Hutchison is surely...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

Our Arts Critics' Picks for This Week

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's our arts critics' turn...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

The 65 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Oct 8-14, 2018

The Stranger's arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

How Russian Trolls Used Star Wars Fandom to Speed Us Towards Dystopia

by Bobby Roberts DID YOU KNOW: Lonely, insecure men are phenomenally vulnerable to toxic propaganda? It’s true! Painfully true. And...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

How Midterm Elections Paved the Way for Brett Kavanaugh

"Don't boo, vote." by Eli Sanders If there had been higher Democratic turnout in the 2010 and 2014 midterms, Kavanaugh...
The Stranger  |  10-08-2018  |  Slog

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'The Architecture of Community' Advocates a Return to More Conscientious Urban Development

Leon Krier contends that modernism, whatever its virtues in small scale, has been nothing but a disaster in larger scales -- a force that has managed to sterilize cities aesthetically, ruin years of expertise in building trades, and lead planners and developers to compose cities in unsustainable ways.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Scott Carlson  |  10-06-2009  |  Nonfiction

The garden of unearthly delights

Ann Baker’s fluid and feminine forms fit in with the flowers
Metro Spirit  |  Stacey Hudson  |  07-05-2007  |  Art

Cartoon: X-Treme Democracy

Hamid Karzai finally sees reason...
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-21-2009  |  Cartoons