Blog Posts

Stop Crying! The Thorns are Back!

by Erin O'Regan Look! Someone who is not debilitated by the insane winter we have experienced in Portland. So glad...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Curious minds

A report from the Curious Minds Weekend in Toronto. Audience members are curious about threesomes, oral sex and more...
Isthmus  |  03-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Memphis Pets of the Week (March 23-29)

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

Who's Worse: Camille Paglia, Sanctimonious Liberals, or My Sniveling Self?

by Rich Smith Paglia and her audience. RS You've most recently heard Camille Paglia coming out of Milo Yiannopoulos's mouth...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Portland Cop Let Off the Hook, Kevin the Geek Hits the Road, and More Trump Scandals!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Should've cherished me, listening to friends. Now it's the end and again, no...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Video: Campus Carry Protest in Athens

Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones UGA student Sage Hooten and other protesters rally at the University of Georgia Arch in...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-22-2017  |  In the Loop

The Morning News: Oso Three Years Later, Attack at UK Parliament

by Heidi Groover Forty-three people died in the 2014 Oso landslide. Kelly O Oso Three Years Later: On the third...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Enjoyed Get Out? Try The Belko Experiment and Raw.

The whopping success of Jordan Peele's Get Out has demonstrated that general audiences can appreciate horror movies for their subtext...
Chicago Reader  |  03-22-2017  |  On Film

Dave Chappelle blames 'strong reefer' for poor 2015 Detroit performance

On April 23, 2015, comedian Dave Chappelle was booed during a performance at the Filmore in Detroit for apparently being...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Flint man pleads guilty for returning $10,000 worth of non-returnables

On Monday a 70-year-old Flint man pled guilty to returning more than $10,000 worth of non-returnable bottles and cans acquired...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Democracy in Crisis: Republicans Seek Leaks, Raise Possibility of Prosecuting the Press

Republicans collectively twisted themselves into knots Monday in order to ignore what was really happening in the hearings on Russian...
INDY Week  |  03-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Savage Love: Questions From Readers in Toronto

I recently spoke at Curious Minds Weekend in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Audience members submitted questions...
East Bay Express  |  03-22-2017  |  Ear Bud

Mo Pop reveals 2017 lineup and it's stellar

Mo Pop Music Festival has revealed it's 2017 lineup. The annual festival will take place in the West Riverfront Park...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Middle-Age Crazy with Wilson

Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern remind us of why we've always liked them. The grain of sand that produces a...
East Bay Express  |  03-22-2017  |  Ear Bud

A fuzzy IPA

O’so introduces Hop Debacle, a “fuzzy” IPA that offers lots of citrus aroma and flavor. Twenty percent of the grist...
Isthmus  |  03-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

In Case You Needed Another Reminder to Get Yourself Vaccinated...

by Ana Sofia Knauf Don't put yourself—or your munchkins—at risk. Get vaccinated. ROBERT ULLMAN A local man and his 6-month-old...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Charles Murray's Duke Appearance Avoids the Blacks-Are-Inferior Thing, Talks About “Cognitive Elites” and the White Working Class

Charles Murray much preferred his most recent visit to Duke University to his last stop four years ago. The controversial...
INDY Week  |  03-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Sneaker Wave

The latest in Portland hip-hop. by Jenni Moore Whew! Now that I’ve gotten some feminist concerns off my chest [Sneaker...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Column!

Celebrate a new America with this Donald Trump Commemorative Ruble! On November 8, 2016, slightly less than a majority of...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Last Word Will Make You Miss Carrie Fisher and Nora Ephron More Than Normal

The Last Word Will Make You Miss Carrie Fisher and Nora Ephron More Than Normal by Megan Burbank The Last...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

Gwar, Eyehategod, and Off! headline Berserker fest IV in April

Next month, why not go and rob a bank, steal a car, and then head out on a wild spree...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

T2 Trainspotting Is a Worthwhile Relapse

Danny Boyle’s flamboyant sequel is all about the characters. by Ned Lannamann A sequel to Trainspotting could have been as...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Wit and Wisdom of Wilson

Woody Harrelson plays America’s latest complainer-in-chief. by Marc Mohan Everybody loves a misanthrope, right? Well, maybe not everybody, but there’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Last Word Will Make You Miss Carrie Fisher and Nora Ephron More Than Normal

Because it isn’t very good, and they could have saved it. by Megan Burbank The Last Word, starring Shirley MacLaine...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Schadenfreude Espresso

Donald Cried and the comedy of humiliation. by Ben Coleman Donald Cried traffics in the comedy of humiliation, and full...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week's Featured I, Anonymous!

“But seriously, I’m grateful, because now I am certain that humans are basically shit.” by Anonymous Thank you so much...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Film: March 24-30

Spend some quality time with Wonder Woman, Mad Max, and Hedwig. by Mercury Staff Airport Cinema Celebration Showcase In honor...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Music: March 22-28

Noteworthy shows for the week of March 22-28. Super Pick HAND HABITS, MEGA BOG (High Water Mark, 6800 NE Martin...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Fast and the Historically Complex

Speed Sisters has cars AND global politics! by Elinor Jones In the West Bank, there’s a team of Palestinian women...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jim Woodring's The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunset and Wept Is a Riveting If Slightly Unsatisfying Dream

Jim Woodring's The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunset and Wept Is a Riveting If Slightly Unsatisfying Dream...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

John Scalzi Ventures Into The Collapsing Empire

Politics! Intrigue! Sex! In space! by Erik Henriksen There’s a reason so much fiction is about rich people: Rich characters...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

When Lava and Wine Mix

Here’s what happens when lava and wine mix. by MJ Skegg Seventeen million years ago, a major fracture in the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Gas, Grenades, and Pepper Spray

Portland police’s crowd control weapons are under fire from civil rights groups. by Doug Brown The police response to protests...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hall Monitor: Into the Glue Pot

This looks like the year Portland’s horse cops finally get the ax. by Dirk VanderHart I SWORE I’d never write...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance events for the week of March 22–28. by Emilly Prado In addition to the weekly resistance events you’ve come...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

“It’d be nice if your paper ventured outside the ‘typical Portland’ areas.” DRUNK IN SOUTHWEST RE: “The Happiest Hours” [Feature,...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Business Owner Was Cleared for Killing a Homeless Man Last Month

But official reports raise questions. by Dirk VanderHart JASON PETERSEN never laid a finger on Charlie Win Chan. According to...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Curious Minds by Dan Savage I recently spoke at Curious Minds Weekend in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Land of Mine Is Explosive Filmmaking (It's About Land Mines)

Land of Mine Is Explosive Filmmaking (It's About Land Mines) by Robert Ham Released in Denmark in late 2015 as...
The Stranger  |  03-22-2017  |  Slog

This Week in Vaginas

That thing where you’re a dick and don’t realize it. by Courtenay Hameister Last week when I posted this column...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Marilyn Rondón at 1000 Percent

The multimedia artist’s images stick with you. by Kathleen Marie I first learned about Marilyn Rondón after she lost a...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

In the Yearning for Zion Case, Fear & Prejudice is Trumping Rule of Law

Texas' argument all along has essentially been that because YFZ's residents have not been forthcoming about their familial relationships and identities, this case is really, really hard, and the court needs to overlook some of the judicial safeguards that protect conventional and weird families alike who aren't doing anything illegal.
San Antonio Current  |  Elaine Wolff  |  05-28-2008  |  Crime & Justice

R.I.P. Roxanne Morgan, the greatest copy editor ever

Roxanne Morgan is gone, and nobody knows what to do.
NUVO  |  Pete Scott  |  12-05-2012  |  Media

I Had Sex at a Swingers Club and Liked It

An inside look at Atlanta sex swingers clubs.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  10-18-2012  |  Sex