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Wm. Steven Humphrey’s Adventures in Newspapering: Rhonda the Unicorn

by Wm. Steven Humphrey LUCY VON HELD AND PAKPOOM MAKPAN / GETTY IMAGESHere’s an email I recently received in response...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cash Bail Comes With a Cost. Would Portland Be Better Off Without It?

by Blair Stenvick Sometimes it’s an upcoming job interview, or a work shift that can’t be missed, or rent that...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook is for Dummies and Geniuses

by Leilani Polk The Countryman PressDespite having lived in two coastal cities where seafood was fresh and bountiful, I never...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

SassyBlack’s Ancient Mahogany Gold Is Natural Therapy for the Independent Soul

by Jenni Moore SassyBlack Texas IsaiahHaving started my career as a music/arts/culture writer up in Seattle, the Emerald City’s Afrofuturist...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cannabuzz: The Cannabis Year in Review

by Josh Jardine As 2019 draws to a close, let’s review WTF just happened, because this year was akin to...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hall Monitor: Schnitzer’s Blitz

by Alex Zielinski Jordan Schnitzer DIADIPASUPIL / GETTY IMAGES Jordan Schnitzer isn’t used to losing. Schnitzer, the Portland real estate...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The True Horror of the Holidays: Check Out the Mercury’s December Picks at Movie Madness!

They kill David Bowies, don’t they? by Suzette Smith The holiday crevasse is upon us: a gauntlet of bad weather,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Expanse Returns with a Bold and Smart Fourth Season

by Erik Henriksen Amazon Studios “They made their own clouds,” a man from Earth says in the fourth season of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

James Westby’s At the Video Store Pays Tribute To the Movie Rental Era

A wistful, good-hearted look at a lost part of movie history. by Robert Ham As members of a nomadic military...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Movies & TV Shows to Watch in Portland: Dec 6-19

Featuring that guy who knows Bill and Ted! by Erik Henriksen 21 Bridges Well, there’s Jeff, and Lloyd, and Beau.....
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Buy Your Tickets to These 26 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

by Stranger EverOut Staff Catch rock legend Patti Smith with her band at the Paramount in March. Steven SebringWe all...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Label Accuracy for CBD Products Is a Joke

by Josh Jardine DMITRY TISHCHENKO / GETTY IMAGESCBD products are all the rage, and so is the debate as to...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

‘Secret Sidewalk’ at Cafe Stritch

To those who grew up in the know, the so-called “Secret Sidewalk,” running through Niles Canyon in Fremont, was a...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

‘Storm Large’s Holiday Ordeal’ at Hammer Theatre

With her band Le Bonheur, Storm Large performs holiday shows that are both naughty and nice. The early show, “American...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

Alt 105.3’s ‘Not So Silent Night’ at SAP Center

This year’s Not So Silent Night—Alt 105.3’s long-running winter music festival—is headlined by two of alternative rock’s most reliable draws:...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

John Daversa at CSMA

The Community School of Music and Arts hosts “An Evening with John Daversa.” The Grammy-winning composer and jazz trumpeter has...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

‘West Coast Lowriding’ at MLK

For the better part of two years, the San Jose Public Library has elevated local lowriding culture with a free...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

‘World of Italian Opera’ at IAHF Hall

For more than three decades the Italian American Heritage Foundation of San Jose has thrown this annual party to expose...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

‘Hell’s Fury’ at Bing Concert Hall

Baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian perform a “dramatic recital” about the life of Hanns Eisler, who fled Nazi...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Lucie Stern Theatre

’Tis the season of Jane Austen, and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is spreading Victorian holiday cheer with the world premiere of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

‘Christmas in the Park’ Opens in San Jose

The annual San Jose tradition is back, with more warm and fuzzy fun than any family could hope to catch...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

The Odyssey of B. Lewis

From the 17th floor of the KQED building downtown, San Jose is an impressive sight. The city of more than...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

The Ex Who Abandoned Her and the Kids Suddenly Wants Back In Her Life

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage My husband left me for a woman who was a friend...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Farewell, "Cop" Kamala

by The Stranger Episode 225 says goodbye to Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris while also taking in the latest on...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight! With Live Music from 6 pm to 8 pm

Eeeeeeeeeee! by Christopher Frizzelle It happens in the lobby of the Sorrento Hotel, seen here in 1909. Courtesy of Sorrento...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Local Musician Lauren K. Newman Dead at 41

by Robert Ham Lauren K. Newman courtesy of the artistAccording to multiple reports from friends and collaborators on social media,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Introducing Maggot Brain, an Eclectic Arts Zine Edited by Ex-Stranger Freelancer Mike McGonigal

Third Man Records is launching Maggot Brain, a wide-ranging quarterly arts zine edited by ex-Stranger freelancer Mike McGonigal. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Raquel Montoya-Lewis Becomes the First Native American to Hold a Seat on the Washington State Supreme Court

Her name is Raquel Montoya-Lewis. by Lester Black Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis and Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday morning. TVWGov. Jay Inslee...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Farewell, "Cop" Kamala

Episode 225 of the Blabbermouth podcast by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! Dan...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

29 Places to Try Eggnog, Mulled Wine, Hot Toddies, and Other Winter Warmers in Seattle December 2019

Miracle on 2nd, Sol Liquor Lounge, and more places for warming winter drinks. by Julianne Bell A surefire way to...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Congressman Denny Heck Announces Retirement, Blames Lack of "Civility"

Probable heated primary to follow. by Rich Smith Who shall be the one to replace him? U.S. CongressWednesday morning, after...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Over Half of Lime Bikes "Unrentable" in New Bike Share Report

by Nathalie Graham What's the deal? LESTER BLACKThe Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has just released another report on how...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Happy Holidays Here We Come: 'Tis the Season for Wonderful Winter Things to Do!

by Mercury EverOut Staff We are hurtling towards the holidays at an astounding rate of speed—beyond hyperspace, past level plaid,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pamela Karlan Is the Only One Keeping Us Awake

Another day of impeachment hearings, another woman as the star witness. by Katie Herzog Pamela Karlan takes no shit from...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Label Accuracy for CBD Products Is a Joke

by Josh Jardine DMITRY TISHCHENKO / GETTY IMAGES CBD products are all the rage, and so is the debate as...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tonight! It's the I, Anonymous Show! (With a Very Special Guest!)

by Wm. Steven Humphrey HEAR YE! HEAR YE! If you're a fan of comedy and laughing your guts out, then...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Saw You: Close Call

I was out for my Saturday morning run when I came to a big intersection on Meridian and stopped to...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-04-2019  |  Activate

Cheap, Free, & Fun: The 22 Best Bang For Your Buck Events in Portland, Dec 6-12

by Mercury EverOut Staff Karaoke With Elected Officials! Singing “Islands in the Stream” with a Portland politician? No, this isn’t...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Battle Over Seattle Public School's Gifted Progams Heats Up

Some parents and teachers want the gifted program fixed. Others want it dismantled. by Katie Herzog The district is considering...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Kamala's Out, Trump's Pissed, and Meet Your New Feminist Impeachment Hero, Pamela Karlan

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 38 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Dec 6-8

by Mercury EverOut Staff This month is just picking up speed as we hurtle towards the holidays, but there are...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Day 4 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger EverOut Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from local Seattle...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

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Dynasty Restaurant Pours Good Chinese on Pacific Grove

I eschew glow-in-the-dark sweet and sour pork and disdain the way-too-sweet General Tso’s chicken in many Chinese-American restaurants, so you can’t blame me for not rushing to try every Chinese restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. But I wish I’d tried Pacific Grove’s Dynasty Restaurant sooner.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Pat Tanumihardja  |  01-21-2010  |  Food+Drink

Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia' Disappoints

Its grandiose title might encourage visions of a sweeping epic romance but Baz Luhrmann's bloated and boisterous movie is little more than a computer-graphic assisted western that takes place over the period of a few months.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  11-24-2008  |  Reviews

Employers Skim $26.2 Million Per Week from Lower-Income Workers Paychecks

Ruth Milkman should have moved this statistic from the 53rd page of her study to the front, where it might have been read by local media: Every week, employers in Los Angeles County pilfer $26.2 million from the paychecks of the poorest 17 percent of workers.
L.A. Weekly  |  Max Taves  |  02-19-2010  |  Business & Labor