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Insane SFU swim team dives into Vancouver's snowpocalypse—in their freaking swimwear

The fluffy white stuff didn't deter the intrepid SFU swim team...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Views

It's Official: Portland's About to Adopt a New Campaign Finance System—Without Asking Voters

by Dirk VanderHart It wasn't a final vote, but if you were watching Portland City Council consider a new proposed...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

City of Vancouver process for preserving character homes faces backlash

Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners’ Association Christoper Shackleton alleges that it will lower property values in several areas and give the...

Guyliner Jesus and St. Manbun Go to Cash Saver

Surely somebody on your Christmas list will appreciate Guyliner Jesus and St. Manbun. Both action figures are currently available at the...

Best albums of the year 2016

Or at least the ones our critics liked, including ones by reunited rap crews and a dearly departed icon...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

Uber’s Anti-Union Scare Campaign May Be Working

Uber’s Anti-Union Scare Campaign May Be Working by Heidi Groover Teamsters organizer Dawn Gearhart spoke during a hearing yesterday as...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

UPDATE: Youth filmmakers to be featured on PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS reached out to me today to clarify that Legg's film is a part of a new series...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  12-07-2016  |  Indy Blog

The Risks of the Migrants in the Must-See Doc Fire at Sea

by Kathy Fennessy COURTESY OF CINEUROPA Eritrean-Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi shot his fifth documentary, Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), with such...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Office Christmas Party Is a Surprisingly Fun Time

by Ned Lannamann There is nothing more depressing than a bad office Christmas party. The music is schmaltzy, the eggnog...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Some Reasons to Hope

by Eli Sanders Episode 79 takes a call from a really bummed out listener and then offers advice for keeping...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Fiona Apple roasts Trump's nuts in a reworking of a Christmas classic

Now if only she'd turned the iPhone sideways before hitting record...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

Officials Plan to Clear North Portland's Forgotten Realms Camp After Monday Fire

by Dirk VanderHart Forgotten Realms, shortly after it was founded in January 2016. Dirk VanderHart The city says it's time...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hit List: Best Music, Art & Culture Dec 7-13

The sound of hoofbeats on the roof may be a welcome sign of Santa, but you’d better hope that those...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-07-2016  |  Activate

48 Seasonal Performances During The 2016 Seattle Holiday Season

by Stranger Things To Do Staff ACT Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol is a dependable, simple pleasure, with just...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Celebrate The Holidays At These Seasonal Performances

Theater, Dance, Comedy, And More, From The Nutcracker to Homo for the Holidays by Stranger Things To Do Staff The...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Best albums of the year 2016: Alexander Varty

I opted for records that are explicitly about communication...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

The greater good

For progressives, the real challenge is to push back against a vision of society that says kids should only get...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Ohio Passes "Heartbeat Bill" that Would Ban Abortions at Six Weeks

by Jennifer Campbell Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com Lawmakers in Ohio have passed a bill that would ban abortions upon the...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Nutcracker

From December 8 to 11, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Nutcracker comes to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Views

Fred Thomas Still Rents in His Video for “Voiceover”

by Suzette Smith Yesterday Michigan scene indie folk old boy Fred Thomas debuted a video for the first single from...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Other Worlds Austin Review: Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

Bizarre Romanian horror brings insane spark to found footage...

Best albums of the year 2016: John Lucas

I think all of the music released in 2016 was wonderful. All of it...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

The Edge District is Getting a Little Greener

The Edge District is getting a little triangle of green space to call their own, thanks to efforts made to...

Mayor Charlie Hales: Federal Judge Should Be Removed from Minding Portland Police Reforms

by Dirk VanderHart Joe Schlaud Mayor Charlie Hales says a federal judge "has lost credibility and standing in terms of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Best albums of the year 2016: Kate Wilson

“There’s no accounting for taste” is actually a pretty stupid saying. Fact is, some albums are objectively better than others...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

R.I.P. Johnny V’s: Downtown SJ Bar Closes Doors

Multiple sources are reporting that downtown San Jose dive bar and music venue Johnny V’s is closing its doors permanently. The...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-07-2016  |  Activate

Cottonwood gets good news to the tune of $15,000

Thanks to Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development, our very own Cottonwood Center for...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  12-07-2016  |  Indy Blog

Best albums of the year 2016: Steve Newton

Please, God, don’t let any more of my rock heroes die this year...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

57 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, December 8

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Views

Ladyfingers Letterpress hosts all-local holiday sale

Local printmakers, card-makers and stationery-sellers Ladyfingers Letterpress are always worth a visit. Their unique (and often tongue-in-cheek) hand-printed and uniquely...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  12-07-2016  |  Indy Blog

Win Two Tickets to See "The Siren Theater's Best Christmas Ever!"

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey {{image:1}} Hey guys! Now more than ever you need A GOOD LAUGH, am I right? Then...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Louis C.K. makes a memorable night for Vancouver’s local comedy scene

The beloved comedian started his 20-minute set by berating an audience member’s choice of nachos...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Views

Fucketiquette

by Anonymous Social graces. Doesn't exist. No such thing as politeness or consideration. I could be standing there and instead...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Case You Forgot What Snow in Portland Looks Like...

by Bri Brey Portland is abuzz with rumors that it may snow tomorrow! ⛄❄️❄️❄️⛄ For other cities this may be...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Already Boomed

by Anonymous Portland. Please deal. Change will continually happen. For better or worse, whether you like it or not. What...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Detroit's 'water warrior' Monica Lewis-Patrick awarded $100K prize by nice snack food people

Today, something called the KIND Foundation, "through its KIND People Program, awarded a total of $1.1 million "to catalyze empathy and...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Cosmic Coconut "Evolving" into City Silo

A press release was issued today that the space that once housed Cosmic Coconut in East Memphis will now be...

Shelter From the Cold

Wish list: Lifeworks requests emergency funds for temporary shelters...
Austin Chronicle  |  12-07-2016  |  The Gay Place Blog

Finally, An Office Christmas Party That Won't Get You Fired

by Ned Lannamann There's nothing more depressing than a bad office Christmas party. The music is schmaltzy, the eggnog has...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Revisiting the Work of Pylon, America’s Best Rock Band

by Robert Ham THE PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY Revisiting the work of America’s best rock ’n’ roll band. Curtis Knapp BACK...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things To Do Film: Jet Li, Christmas Vacation, and Spartacus and Sleeping Beauty in 70mm!

by Mercury Staff AquariusSee review, this issue. Cinema 21. ArrivalIn the bright light of something shiny and new, it’s easy...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mexico City Producer Mijo Speaks to Third World Experiences Through Techno

by Daniela Serna MIJO Mexican tech. Courtesy of the artist MIJO IS AN alias of producer Alec Sander, a hyperactive...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies

Sanity Claus

Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  12-17-2007  |  Reviews

Turn On the Basement Lights

Rock writer and Dylan freak Sid Griffin attempts to crack one of music's great mysteries.
Cleveland Scene  |  Justin F. Farrar  |  10-26-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews