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Phronesis finds true democracy in its music

Since becoming a true partnership, the band has been rapidly adding collaborators—not so much on-stage, but in the studio...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-21-2017  |  Music

I Saw You: No Trump Talk During Breakfast

I sit down to breakfast and ask, “You’re not a Trump supporter are you?” You’re an attractive, amiable man, so...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-21-2017  |  Activate

Will Jody Hall Conquer Cannabis Like She Did with Cupcakes and Coffee?

by Lester Black She’s here, she’s queer, and she’s an edibles pioneer. Lester Black Jody Hall does business like a...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

50 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, June 22

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-21-2017  |  Views

How the Texas Legislature Reached a Dangerous Stalemate on Vaccines

It was mid-April, more than halfway through the legislative session, and Texans for Vaccine Choice was finally getting the fight...
The Texas Observer  |  06-21-2017  |  La Linea

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Mother Tries Her Best Not to Beat Up Jerks Who Make Fun of Her Kid

by Dan Savage I’m a queer mother to a very liberal, accepting family but I’m freaking out a bit and...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

See Ya, Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down

Yesterday Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick resigned amid multiple scandals at the ride-sharing company. by Amber Cortes B-Bye now,...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

Rock Mockumentary I’m Not Fascinating Depicts the Ludicrous Plight of Icky Boyfriends

by Dave Segal Originally released in 1996, I’m Not Fascinating is the sort of cult film you’d expect from one...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

Abronia's Sun-Baked Americana

by Robert Ham Abronia makes music for the even-tempered, the patient, the stoic. This Portland outfit—made up of members of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

(Sandy) Alex G Doesn't Want to Kill the Magic

by Ciara Dolan (SANDY) ALEX G Songs about hot dogs... or ARE they? Tonje THILESEN “Is the truth trapped behind...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Roger Waters: Soundtracking Your Paranoia Since 1967

by Ned Lannamann ROGER WATERS Soundtracking your paranoia since 1967. Courtesy of the artist Roger Waters has never been one...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The High Cost of Inmate Healthcare

by Doug Brown K. Marie In America, the often-criticized criminal justice and health care systems are deeply intertwined. And in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

"Burn the Town Down": The Albina Riots of 1967

by Santi Elijah Holley Portland police chase a Black protester during the 1967 Irving Park riot. OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY NO...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

What’s She Mad About Now?: About Trump’s Serial Murders...

by Courtenay Hameister ALLISON KEREKSTATEMENT BY HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN ON DONALD TRUMP’S SERIAL MURDERSWashington, DC—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

At Profile Theatre, Quiara Alegría Hudes and the Dream of the Female Road Narrative

by Megan Burbank Andy Kinder “Lewis and Clark, Jack Kerouac, and me: hitting the road!” That’s the cheesiest line in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

True Portland Shows Our Town Through the Lens of Tokyo

by Andrea Damewood Top right: Liz Crain, editor; Below: Teruo Kurosaki, writer. If Japan were to launch an intercontinental bullet...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Japanese Breakfast's New Record Is Outer Space Electro-Pop

by Ciara Dolan JAPANESE BREAKFAST Thurs 6/22 Holocene Ebru Yildiz Last year, Philadelphia-based musician Michelle Zauner released her debut LP...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

TUFFEST Announces First Wave of Artists, Including K-Hand, Russell E.L. Butler, and Taylar Elizza Beth

by Dave Segal Charismatic, unconventional rapper Taylar Elizza Beth. April Sol TUF, a Seattle collective that champions work by female,...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

Naomi Klein to the Left: Enough About Trump

Naomi Klein says Trump's agenda isn't new. It's been around for decades and is moving along very quickly and efficiently...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

Win Tickets to See La Luz at Mississippi Studios Wednesday, July 5!

by Ciara Dolan LA LUZ Wednesday 7/5 Mississippi Studios Andrew Imanaka Seattle doesn't have much in the way of waves,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week's Best All-Ages Shows

by Delaney Motter HEMINGWAY MICHAEL HAIGHT FRI JUNE 23 Hemingway w/Longclaw, Phantom Family, Chain Planet Damn; American Legion Post 134,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Go Back Home!

by Anonymous My original Go Home post grabbed some attention. Some people railed that they couldn't go home—they were political...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Have You Ever Considered NOT Bagpiping?

by Anonymous I get it. We all need to make some cold hard cash to get by. That's why I...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Poll Finds Nearly Half of Seattleites Support Changing Single Family Zoning

by Heidi Groover Little boxes on the hillside. sandiegoa/getty Something I missed this morning in that KUOW/KING 5 poll asking...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

The Prince of Darkness Returns to Portland After Releasing 2016's Skeleton Tree

by Santi Elijah Holley NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Wed 6/21 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Kerry Brown Throughout his...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Second Mayoral Poll Shows Durkan, Hasegawa Leading

by Heidi Groover Jenny Durkan was among the top two candidates in two polls released today. nate gowdy A second...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

Who cares if a really despicable Canadian is getting married?

Psychopathic murderers revel in seeing their names in the news, so why are media outlets so eager to give this...

X-Files alum David Duchovny serenades Vancouver on October 14

Tickets go on sale this Friday...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-21-2017  |  Views

Superfan: Chris Hardwick Hacks Together ‘ID10T’

It’s hard to think of another celebrity as uniquely positioned to pull together an event like this weekend’s ID10T Music...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-21-2017  |  Activate

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Bokanté

On June 27, 8 p.m., Bokanté takes the stage at the Vogue Theatre...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-21-2017  |  Views

Isthmus Live Sessions: SUSTO

SUSTO performs "Jah Werx" at an intimate Isthmus Live Session at the Isthmus offices in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on June...
Isthmus  |  06-21-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Timbers v. Minnesota Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers The Portland Timbers are in the midst of their first trip north to Minnesota...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-21-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Check Out This Year's Flagpole Athens Music Award

If you pick up a copy of this week's print Flagpole—and you really should!—you'll get a first glimpse at this...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-21-2017  |  Homedrone

My First Time with a Dominatrix

by Marga Gomez ILLUSTRATION BY LOUISA BERTMAN My mom would spank me when I was a kid. She said it...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

My First Time: A List

by Ilvs Strauss MY FIRST TIME being told by an older woman that I reminded her of that one Australian...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

Adrien Leavitt's Photography Basks in the Beauty of Queer Bodies

by Emily Pothast Right now, the walls of Vermillion are covered with photographs of bodies. Fat bodies and thin bodies...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

My First Time Experiencing Gaydar

by Matt Baume The Stranger I could see Bill's* eyes tracking mine in brief furtive glimpses between scrolling lines of...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

My First Time Posing Naked

by Manuel Betancourt ILLUSTRATION BY LOUISA BERTMAN The shirt comes off easily. As do the pants. And the socks, I...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

My First Time Living in a Gay Neighborhood Wasn't So Blissful

by Wancy Young Cho ILLUSTRATION BY LOUISA BERTMAN Exotic. The handsome owner of a popular eatery in Boystown, where I'd...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

My First Time Masturbating in My Male Body

by Buck Angel Photo by Eli Schmidt I remember the first time that I connected to my body. The body...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

My First Time Proposing and Being Proposed To

by Sarah Galvin ILLUSTRATION BY LOUISA BERTMAN When I first visited the Double Header four years ago, I immediately noticed...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

My First Time Getting Peed On: A Comic

by Levi Hastings...
The Stranger  |  06-21-2017  |  Slog

Philanthropy is Evil

Bloomberg's billion-dollar gift to a school that doesn't need a penny illustrates the inherent absurdity of capitalism: aggregating so much wealth and power in the hands of a few individuals. It's obscene and morally reprehensible to allow a disproportional share of resources to fall under the control of the arbitrary whims of a few quirky rich dudes.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  01-29-2013  |  Policy Issues

Clearing Up Myths About the Stimulus Package

Obama critics advocate the same policies that created this disaster.
Shepherd Express  |  Louis Fortis and Lisa Kaiser  |  02-06-2009  |  Commentary

Failure to Enforce

The Alberta government fails to enforce its own laws on toxic tailings ponds and the tar sands.
VUE Weekly  |  Mimi Williams  |  09-02-2010  |  Environment