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Savage Love

Quickies by Dan Savage I’ve been wondering: Since there are lesbians out there who occasionally crave cock, does the reverse...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance events for the week of August 16-22. by Emilly Prado WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 Brown Girl Rise Fundraiser Twice a...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Frank Cassano’s Imbecile Parade!

Frank Cassano asks, “What are you doing for the solar eclipse?” by Frank Cassano {{ image:1, align:left, width:200 }}Thinking ahead,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

“Every 30 seconds, Louie is gaining like 10 votes. It’s a little bit fishy.” A RIGGED ELECTION? RE: “The Mercury’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What You May Have Missed at the Alley 33 Fashion Event

A play-by-play—with pictures!—of the outdoor fashion show. by Cassie Ridgway This year marked the seventh annual Alley 33 Fashion Event:...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What’s She Mad About Now?

Putting together your “Fire and Fury” preparedness kit. by Courtenay Hameister Many people were caught by surprise last week when...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

All I Need is a Beeracle part 2

by Anonymous Oh my sweet beeracle how I love you please forgive me beeracle. I search high and I search...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

East European Wines on the Rise

East European wines on the rise by MJ Skegg There’s much contemplation in wine circles about the next hot wine...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Vibes: History Will Be Kind To 311

Dave Matthews gets hated on a lot. So does 311—for the rap rock thing, for the often-ridiculous lyrics, for the signature...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2017  |  Activate

The Headlines

by Anonymous "Trump doubles down, says "both sides" to blame for VA. violence.""Lincoln Memorial Vandalized with spray paint.""The best free...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Save The World! Eat Ugly Produce!

by Andrea Damewood Imperfect Produce Food waste is a big problem in the United States, with "expired" foods being chucked...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Nazi Will Greet Aliens When They Open the Spaceship Voyager

Maybe aliens will spot the probe, capture it, open it, and hear a white supremacist introduce the whole human race...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Donald Trump Decides Charlottesville Killing Was the "Alt-Left's" Fault After All

What just happened?? by Katie Herzog Drew Angerer/Getty Images In a stunning reversal, used car salesman and U.S. President Donald...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Not Surprising, Still Astounding Incompetance

by Anonymous Note: 3 out of 4 employees at 3 out of 4 locations. Then I envision the amount of...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Where to Watch the Eclipse in Seattle

Viewing Parties on Monday, August 21 by Stranger Things To Do Staff You don't have to drive to Portland for...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

Cutest Pet Photo Contest: Bun Bun vs. Johnny; Louie vs. Chauncey

by Mercury Staff We received a huge volume of cute entries in our Cutest Pet Photo contest, and a select...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Deputies Go Unpunished for Invasive Cavity Search on Houston Roadside

The courts have long ruled that warrantless body cavity searches are, in most circumstances, unconstitutional. Impromptu roadside anal and vaginal...
The Texas Observer  |  08-15-2017  |  La Linea

Upcoming Charlottesville Solidarity Events in Athens

Photo Credit: Baynard Woods White supremacist and neo-Nazi protestors in Charlottesville, VA Local progressive groups have scheduled two events—one this...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-15-2017  |  In the Loop

Rep. Pramila Jayapal Introduces Resolution To Fire White Supremacists From White House

Jayapal takes a stand while the GOP clings to Trump's coattails. by Rich Smith Good luck. Courtesy of Pramila Jayapal...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

Notified

by Anonymous Let's say I get 10 emails. 9 out of 10, if not all of them are spam. Some...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Here Are All 15 Bars Where You Can Get $5 Cocktails During The Stranger's Highball Week!

Seven Days of $5 Cocktails From August 21-27, 2017 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Here at The Stranger, we...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

"Go Back to Europe" Was the Best Sign I Saw at the Anti-White-Supremacy March on Sunday

by Christopher Frizzelle Taken at 5th Avenue and Virginia Street around 3:15 pm. CF Although there was something to be...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

Cliff Mass Has Yet Another Bad Idea: Ignore White Supremacists

Mudede vs Mass continues. by Charles Mudede Scott Olson A tipper informed me late yesterday that an email sent to...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

The Stranger's Highball Week Is Coming! Here's Where to Go in South Lake Union & Downtown

by Stranger Things To Do Staff It’s almost time for The Stranger's HIGHBALL WEEK! Brace yourself for 15 specially crafted...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

ICYMI: City Council Bars Landlords from Refusing Tenants with Criminal Records

The law approved Monday will prevent landlords from refusing to rent to tenants because they have a criminal record. by...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

Maddow on White Supremacist Violence: "A Persistent Infection in White American Culture"

by Dan Savage Rachel Maddow opened last night with a timely reminder: white supremacist and neo-Nazi violence is nothing new...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Conundrum of the Left and the Antifa

by Eli Sanders Antifascist demonstrators (one apparently wearing a "Fly Emirates" shirt) waiting outside Emancipation Park in Charlottesville on Saturday...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Video: Protesters in Durham, NC, Topple a Confederate Statue

by Christopher Frizzelle #BREAKING Protesters in #Durham topple confederate monument downtown pic.twitter.com/a3BNIavyxC— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017 According to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Maddow on White Supremacist Violence: "A Persistent Infection in White American Culture"

by Dan Savage Rachel Maddow opened last night with a timely reminder: white supremacist and neo-Nazi violence is nothing new...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

Win Tickets to Wildwood Revival 2017

Photo Credit: Nina Westervelt Shakey Graves The Wildwood Revival music festival returns this weekend to Cloverleaf Farm in Arnoldsville, just a...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-15-2017  |  Homedrone

Five Athens Popfest Highlights

R. Ring Palehound Led by Boston-based musician Ellen Kempner, Palehound played a strong set at the Georgia Theatre Thursday evening. The...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-15-2017  |  Homedrone

Johnny Depp visits B.C. Children’s Hospital as Captain Jack Sparrow

The famous actor is in Vancouver to film Richard Says Goodbye...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-15-2017  |  Views

The Morning News: Must-See Footage From Charlottesville, Seattle Bars Landlords From Asking About Rental Applicants' Criminal History

by Steven Hsieh Flowers surround a photo of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car plowed into a...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2017  |  Slog

Sweet stouts and spa water

There’s no better place than the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival to drink a bunch of tiny beers...
Isthmus  |  08-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Things to Do Tuesday!

7 things to do for August 15 by Mercury Staff Bryan Ferry The swoon-worthy voice of crooner Bryan Ferry is...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Santa Ana’s Last Stand?

Ken Merritt, 65, knows what it’s like to stand between a threatened wildlife habitat and a border wall. In 2007,...
The Texas Observer  |  08-15-2017  |  La Linea

Good Morning, News: CEOs Bail on Trump, Confederate Statue Doomsday, and the City Threatens Overlook

by Dirk VanderHart (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)So Donald Trump finally denounced the Charlottesville racists yesterday, two days after one...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Will the Stanley Cup reach 25 straight years of being lifted by American teams?

One Canadian team has the second-best odds of drinking from Lord Stanley's favourite chalice...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-15-2017  |  Views

The Foxconn sucker bet

Gov. Scott Walker has essentially said that he would support a $190 million annual tax increase on Wisconsin residents. Let’s...
Isthmus  |  08-15-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

GoFundMe campaign created for Saanich car crash victim

The single mother of two is in the ICU with serious head and brain injuries...

Video: Protesters in Durham, NC, Topple a Confederate Statue

by Christopher Frizzelle #BREAKING Protesters in #Durham topple confederate monument downtown pic.twitter.com/a3BNIavyxC— Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017 According to...
The Stranger  |  08-14-2017  |  Slog

Stunt driver killed on set of Deadpool 2 identified as Joi “SJ” Harris

Harris was in Vancouver filming her first movie as a stunt performer...

How The Minutemen Play on Fears and Fantasies

Author Rubén Martínez comments on The Minutemen, U.S. immigration policy and why George Bush wants to save the Mexicans.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Julia Goldberg  |  04-13-2005  |  Immigration

Free the Instagrams from your iPhone with a hand-crafted frame

Like so many other smart phone users, I love Instagram. Being a visual artist, the application is a very handy and inspiring way to edit and share photos easily and save them for inspiration. I recently started printing my Instagrams, but I had a hard time deciding how to display them. I wanted to be able to easily switch the photos while also keeping up the ones I couldn't part with. The solution: I made my own interchangeable Instagram frame.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kristen Solecki  |  07-25-2012  |  Art

Access Denied

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties