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You Can Stream These Films Online This Weekend to Support Seattle Businesses: March 27-29, 2020

by Stranger EverOut Staff Your favorite stoner film festival, SPLIFF, is now streaming, along with these other great indie movies.Seattle's...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Following Massive Layoffs at Metro, Who's Taking Care of Animals at the Oregon Zoo?

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Courtesy Oregon ZooYesterday brought the disturbing news that Metro—the government entity that represents Multnomah, Washington, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

You Can Stream These Films Online This Weekend to Support Seattle Businesses: March 27-29, 2020

Support Grand Illusion and the Northwest Film Forum From Home by Stranger EverOut Staff Seattle's indie movie theaters spoil us...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

So You Want to Hold a Rent Strike

But is that a good idea? by Rich Smith It may be going down.It was glaringly obvious before, but the...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Nearly 100 New Oregon COVID-19 Cases, House Passes Relief Package, and Fun Free Stuff to Do at Home!

by Mercury Staff Doctors and nurses protesting the lack of proper protective gear in Oakland, CA. Justin Sullivan / Getty...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The US Is Paying an Exorbitant Price for an Incompetency That's Permitted Only to White Males

The bill at the end of all this will be terrific. by Charles Mudede Entertainer-in-Chief. Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesThe...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Gov. Brown: Homeless Oregonians Aren't Subject to "Stay at Home" Order

by Alex Zielinski JOSHUARAINEYPHOTOGRAPHY / GETTY IMAGESWhen Gov. Kate Brown unveiled an executive order Monday, directing Oregonians to stay at...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Coping While Quarantined: Send the Mercury Your Socially Distant Hobbies!

by Blair Stenvick All photos courtesy of Carlo Velazquez.I'm going to be honest with you, Portland: As an introverted homebody...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Want to Help Small Businesses and Restaurants in Seattle? Here's How to Donate

Relief Funds, Gift Cards, and More Ways to Show Your Support by Elaina Friedman Seattle isn't the city we know...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Review: Dua Lipa's New Future Nostalgia is Pop Gold for a Weary COVID-19 World

by Wm. Steven Humphrey WarnerDua Lipa—the pop goddess whose 2017 "New Rules" single became an anthem for the recently heartbroken—has...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Wax On, Wax Off

by Anonymous I’ve been a waxxer for 5 years, most of that time has been at one salon. Its a...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chip In

by Anonymous We're locked in and locked down. Most of us. Streets are quiet. It's nice. It's nice to wake...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: Paging Dr. Bummer...

by Mercury Promotions This week, Dan's guest is epidemiologist Daniel Westreich, who spells out the concept of physical distancing, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Gorge Trail Shutdown, GOP Rep Threatens to Delay Relief Package, and No, Seriously, STAY THE EFF HOME!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of COVID-19 has threatened our ability to keep producing...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Army Considers Seahawks Stadium for Field Hospital, Lake Stevens Innovates Its Social Distancing

Restaurants are being vandalized, food banks need help, and a message from Jeopardy GOAT Ken Jennings. by Christopher Frizzelle That...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

How to Escape Portland While Still Staying Safe at Home: Check Out These Live Streams from Around the World

by Mercury EverOut Staff Staying in Portland while the Coronvirus crisis plays out doesn't mean you have to stay in...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Things to Do (While Staying Home and Staying Safe) in Portland This Weekend: March 27-29

by Mercury EverOut Staff Welcome back to another weekend of the worldwide rainy-day-recess that is self-quarantining, sheltering in place, staying...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message to the City from Ken Jennings

What we're doing "might save hundreds of thousands of lives. It might save millions of lives. This could be our...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Know the truth

by Anonymous There once was a time when I learned how to be kind to myself. I been thru really...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "The Walking Stick Insect" by Kay Ryan

by Rich Smith Imagine if the legs were replaced with antennae. kuritafsheen / GETTY IMAGES Right now a lot of...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Have Questions About Tenants Rights in Washington State During This COVID-19 Crisis? Watch This Q&A!

by Chase Burns The Stranger crew is running around working on a few different projects today, but I wanted to...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

During This Difficult Time, Let's Not Forget the Greatness of Human Hands

The whole world is not in God's hands. It's in ours. by Charles Mudede The whole world is not in...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

The Mercury Cheer Up Club: A Roundup of Stuff to Laugh and Smile About!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Dog yoga... in Italian? YES, PLEASE. TwitterGood gracious, what a day! (C'MON FRIDAY! Catch up already!)...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Have a Super High Tolerance? Here's How to Get More Bang for Your Bong

by Frances MacGregor It wasn’t time to quit smoking; it was time to start smoking smarter. But how to get...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Portland's Jupiter Hotel Offering 81 Rooms to Homeless Portlanders With COVID-19 Symptoms

by Alex Zielinski Alex ZielinskiThe Jupiter Hotel, the boutique hotel adjacent to the Doug Fir Lounge, is making its 81...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love: Her Boyfriend Is Too Busy Masturbating With His Secret Box of Boobs to Have Sex With Her

by Dan Savage I have been with my boyfriend for three years and our sex life is nonexistent. We have...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Oregon's Vote-By-Mail System Could Be The Solution to the Election Threat Posed by Coronavirus

by Blair Stenvick multnomah county The United States Senate passed a $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package on Wednesday—which included...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cannabuzz: Cannabis and the Candidates

by Josh Jardine OlegMalyshev / Getty Images Plus The Black Mirror-like reality show that is our upcoming presidential election is...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A "Glimmer of Hope" in Washington, But Stay-at-Home Order Could Be Extended

"If we do not continue to increase this, a lot of people are going to die across the state of...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Portland Clinicians Prepare for Uptick in Mental Health Crises Due to COVID-19

by Alex Zielinski Richard Bailey / Getty Images The isolation, economic instability, and general dread that has accompanied COVID-19's arrival...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Possible Cash for Low-Income Portlanders, Unemployment Claims Skyrocket, and Dumb Dummies Won't Stay Home!

by Mercury Staff DEAR DUMMIES. STAY THE FUCK HOME. Maja Hitij / Getty NewsHere's your daily roundup of all the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

From the Archives: His Wife Kissed a Dude and He Doesn't Like It

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I'm very confused and I hope you can set me straight...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Even Meghan McCain Thinks We Need to "Start Easing Up" on Rents, Prevent Stock Buybacks, and Make Jeff Bezos Pay

"I don’t want to hear it, Jeff Bezos!" by Chase Burns It starts around 4:18: McCAIN: I think we need...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Kemp Closes Schools Through Apr. 24

Gov. Brian Kemp has ordered all public K-12 schools in Georgia to remain closed through Friday, Apr. 24. "I am...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-26-2020  |  In the Loop

Crafty Folks Unite: How to Make DIY Face Masks for a Needy Nation!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Maja Hitij / Staff / Getty ImagesDo you know how to sew (or know people who...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love: Holing Up

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonMy question is on managing “gray area” intimacies during the pandemic. I have a lover/friend that...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Support Local Organizations by Supporting The Stranger

For the next week, we will match our reader contributions in digital ad credit for three local organizations. by The...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Package, Oregon Inmate Sues His Jail, and SPLIFF Is Streaming, Ya Fucking Stoner!

by Blair Stenvick We need your help. The economic fallout of the coronavirus has threatened our ability to keep Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Unemployment Reaches Historic High, Cheesecake Factory Rent-Strikes, New Orleans Buckles Under COVID-19 Infection Rate

by Nathalie Graham Things that do not mix: Mardis Gras and a global pandemic Jonathan Bachman/Getty Venezuela's president was just...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

A Message to the City from Demarre McGill

by The Stranger Demarre McGill, principal flute at the Seattle Symphony. ScreengrabGood morning. It's Thursday, March 26. On this day...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Athens Isn't the Only Georgia City Closing Businesses and Telling People to Stay Home

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. Savannah Mayor Van Johnson issued a shelter-in-place directive Tuesday banning people from going out in public...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-26-2020  |  In the Loop

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky" by Emily Dickinson

by Rich Smith The father of American poetry. Three Lions / GETTY IMAGES It's hard to think of a better...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

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She's Not Loretta Lynn's Daughter, But She is Johnny Cash's Mother

At 36, Lynne is an artist unapologetic in her stubbornness, defensive about her creative process, and reluctant to play the celebrity game with even a well-meaning listener like myself.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Tray Butler  |  08-25-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

As millions of Americans prepare to file their annual taxes, they do so in an environment of media-perpetuated tax myths. Here are a few points about taxes and the economy that you may not know, to consider as you prepare to file your taxes.
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  David Cay Johnston  |  04-14-2011  |  Economy

Director R.J. Cutler Talks About 'The September Issue'

Cutler talked with us about Vogue, creative director Grace Coddington and coming face to face with the devil herself, only to find she's not that scary after all.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Molly Eichel  |  09-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews