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ST Spittin

At Brick & Mortar Music Hall. A standout member of Kool John’s Shmoplife collective, ST Spittin gets his name first...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Oakland's Street-Repair Deficit is Deep. The Mayor Says a $600 Million Bond Needed to Address the Problem.

Measure KK would also approve bonds for affordable housing. Mmm, KK?: Last year, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver detailed...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Had to Get Away

Dan Savage, the designer fill-in, on flaccid dicks and who buys the strap on. DEAR READERS: This is the final...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Ramen Shop's Breakfast Pastries Embrace California-Japanese Inspiration

Also: Comedian Shanti Charan's Mixing Masala web series helps you make good Indian food. Ever since Pizzaiolo started opening its...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Reflections on the 15th Street Tragedy

The August 14 shooting outside of Prime Development left many people in Oakland's underground music and art scenes reeling. No...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

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At Aggregate Space Gallery. In a pitch-black room, there’s a sudden flash of light followed by a steady ticking. A...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

A Walk in the Park with David Vassar

At David Brower Center. To celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, the David Brower Center is hosting a night dedicated...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Grace Jones

At Greek Theater. While Madonna gets most of the credit for Eighties bad girl icon, her contemporary Grace Jones is...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Government Flu, Sterile Mind, Rut, and Drop In

At 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. Plenty of Americans associate the countries of the former Eastern Block with a Cold War-era dystopian...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Cooking Other People's Food: How Chefs Appropriate Bay Area 'Ethnic' Cuisine

It's time to talk about pedigreed restaurateurs that co-opt traditional eats — and how the food-media hype machine enables cultural...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Contemporary Saudi Arabian Art, in Context

The traveling show GENERA#ION, brings nuanced reflections of modern Saudi Arabian identity to Minnesota Street Project. On the second floor...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of August 25–31. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Truth decay is in its early stages. If you...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

The Black Choreographers Festival Brings its First Summer Series to Laney College

Local and visiting Black choreographers and dancers gather for a three-day festival featuring new and unfinished works. Abrupt, forced laughter...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  Ear Bud

Mayor Ed Murray Names Seattle's New Top Homelessness Official

by Heidi Groover A city sanctioned tent and tiny house encampment in Ballard. Mayor Ed Murray has hired a new...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Federal Bureau of Insults Downgrades "Asshat" from "Acceptable Internet Epithet" to "Not a Thing"

by Stranger Staff (WASHINGTON, DC) The government agency charged with assessing the relative value of insults made a rare unilateral...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Cafe Nordo's Mediocre Dinner Theater Reign Continues with The Glass Menagerie

by Rich Smith “Who put the raspberry coulis on my fucking gooey butter cake,” he seems to say. CAFE NORDO...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

The Complete Schedule and Lineup for Bumbershoot 2016

All the Information You Need About Where And When To See Your Favorite Performers (And Which Performers We Recommend) by...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Landlord Pledges to Repair Bathrooms at Oakland Chinatown SRO

A group of investors who recently purchased an Oakland residential hotel — and who have been accused of harassing the tenants...
East Bay Express  |  08-23-2016  |  92510

56 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do In Seattle This Week

Kitty Hall, The 2016 Pizza Crawl, Whiskey & Yoga, And More Unusual Picks For August 23-28 by Stranger Things To...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Gong Founder, Poet and "Space Whisperer" Gilly Smyth Has Died. We Won't See Her Like Again

by Dave Segal Gilli Smyth, now off to the castle in the clouds. Gilli Smyth, vocalist for English/French prog-psych band...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

David Suzuki: How much food can cities produce?

Concerns about climate change and the distances much of our food travels has spurred a renewed interest in producing food...

60-Day "Recess" For Volunteer Board Overseeing Portland Police Changes

by Doug Brown coab-cocl.org The community volunteer board overseeing changes to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) will go on a...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Americans May Not Be As Open To Mixed-Race Couples As They Think, UW Study Says

by Ana Sofia Knauf Is this couple disgusting to you? pixelheadphoto / Shutterstock I’ve lost count of the number of...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Laura Ingalls Wilder No Longer Running for Congress; Michigan GOP Being a Real Nellie Oleson About It

by Megan Burbank Melissa Gilbert in 1975. Yeah, I'd totally vote for her. NBC Television Network via Wikimedia Commons Why...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Police on Drugging in Bars: "This Is Definitely a Problem"

by Sydney Brownstone Bars like Big Mario's have started posting signs that instruct patrons on what to do if they...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

A Ghost Helped Write Johanna Warren's New Track “circlenot astraight”

by Ciara Dolan Gretchen Heinel This morning Consequence of Sound premiered a new track from Johanna Warren, the ominously beautiful...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

26 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, August 24

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-23-2016  |  Views

Watching Hillary Clinton Open that Pickle Jar on Jimmy Kimmel Just Proves (Insert Your Craziest Working Theory)

by Christopher Frizzelle This is not the funniest thing I have ever seen Hillary Clinton do on Jimmy Kimmel's show,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

What the "White Man's Fly" Tells Us About Intelligent Design

by Charles Mudede Designing a city for other life forms. Sarah BergmannThe thing I better grasped when reading for the...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Bobby McFerrin's April 29, 2017, concert has been cancelled

Refunds are available at point of purchase...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-23-2016  |  Views

Bible approved for AFB desk

The investigation of a Bible placed at a work station of Air Force Maj. Steve Lewis at Peterson Air Force...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-23-2016  |  Indy Blog

Hope You Like Movies in Your TV Shows!

by Ned Lannamann This is the trailer for the upcoming Lethal Weapon TV series. Yes, they made a TV show...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-23-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

We Saw You Riding Horses Outside a New Apartment Building, Rapping at Seattle Center, and Laughing at Hempfest

by Stranger Staff HORSES Being ridden in Columbia City. THE STRANGER HORSES AND COSTUMES IN COLUMBIA CITY We saw you,...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

The Most Important Police Reform Group You've Never Heard of—and How It's Failing to Do Its Job

The Most Important Police Reform Group You've Never Heard of—and How It's Failing to Do Its Job by Ansel Herz...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Boyd Threatens Overton Park Conservancy Funding Over Greensward Suit

Legal wrangling on the Greensward parking issue re-surfaced Tuesday as Memphis City Council member Berlin Boyd accused the Overton Park...

Funky Little Theater Company reveals season lineup

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Funky Little Theater Company announced its third season. Though Men of Steel, which is currently on...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  08-23-2016  |  Indy Blog

Final week for "Seven Guitars" at Pittsburgh Playwrights, staged at August Wilson House

Seeing August Wilson’s Seven Guitars performed in the very Hill District backyard in which it was set should give anyone...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  08-23-2016  |  Blogh

MP3 ... Tuesday!

It may be a little later than usual, but don't make the mistake of sleeping on this week's MP3 offering. The...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  08-23-2016  |  FFW>>

SL Letter of the Day: Asexuality-It's a Thing.

by Dan Savage Originally posted on December 10, 2014. My intelligent, lovely, in-all-ways-phenomenal 18-year-old daughter just came out to me:...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

QLine testing is off to a great start

As you may have heard, testing for the QLine was set to happen today and well... oh heck, just see...
Metro Times  |  08-23-2016  |  Blogs

Watching Hillary Clinton Open that Pickle Jar on Jimmy Kimmel Just Proves (Insert Your Craziest Working Theory)

by Christopher Frizzelle This is not the funniest thing I have ever seen Hillary Clinton do on Jimmy Kimmel's show,...
The Stranger  |  08-23-2016  |  Slog

Erroneous “911 call” of shooter at Embassy Suites Hotel 460 N. Cherry St.

"A Police Report states, on Aug. 23 at 12.54 pm, Troopers with NC State Highway Patrol were involved in a...
YES! Weekly  |  08-23-2016  |  The YES! Weekly blog!

Think you love kale? Give it a massage.

Massaged kale is tasty kale. The process makes it sweeter and more tender, making it more viable to eat it raw.
Weekly Alibi  |  Ari LeVaux  |  12-05-2014  |  Food+Drink

No Thank-You Card?

Seven women say a Hallmark contractor fired them for cheap labor.
The Pitch  |  David Martin  |  06-09-2010  |  Business & Labor

Do GMOs Belong On Open Space?

Five years later, Boulder County revisits the ‘GMOs on Open Space’ controversy. What we know about GMOs has grown, about the effects the herbicides and pesticides used in their cultivation have on our environment and health. So with all we know, the question is, what will we grow?
Boulder Weekly  |  Caitlin Elizabeth Rockett  |  02-26-2016  |  Environment