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1917 Is Worth Seeing On the Biggest Screen Possible

by Bobby Roberts François Duhamel / Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures Legendary screenwriter William Goldman once said of the film...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hundreds of UW Medical Residents Plan to Call in Sick This Friday

Organizers say UW's "Resident Wellness Day" will be the largest demonstration from a residency program in the last 20 years...
The Stranger  |  01-09-2020  |  Slog

Sympathy for the Drummer Is an Unbeatable Analysis of the Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts

by Dave Segal Satisfaction guaranteed. Backbeat BooksThis is not your father's Rolling Stones book. Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 26 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jan 13-16

by Mercury EverOut Staff Another week in 2020, another full slate of amazing Things to Do to stay busy in...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Send Us Your “Online Dating War Story”—and Win Big Bucks!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey FR86 / GETTY IMAGESWe’ve all been there—an online date that goes horribly, hilariously wrong or starts...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Seattle Buildings Go Green, Facebook Won't Stop Lies in Political Ads, a Kentucky Judge's Threesome

by Nathalie Graham There's only one way Mark Zuckerberg can make it up to me, and that's by saying I'm...
The Stranger  |  01-09-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: New Council Candidate, Trump's Slurred Speech, and Gay Wedding Cakes

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Rashe's Cuisine Is Opening on Vine Street

Rashe Malcolm. Hey, it's the first good news of 2020! Rashe Malcolm of Rashe's Cuisine is about to have a physical...
Flagpole Magazine  |  01-09-2020  |  Grub Notes

Portland Police Make Their Case For Having Officers On Campus

by Blair Stenvick DOMINIC DEVENUTAThe future of the Portland Police Bureau’s (PPB) presence at local public schools is uncertain. But,...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-09-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Two Things

by Anonymous First of all, I can’t stand blazer fans. I’m really sorry for saying that. But really what I...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Mosqueda, Sawant, Hasegawa Endorse Sanders; CollegeHumor Lays Off Its Staff; RBG Is Cancer-Free!!!

by Chase Burns Local politicians are getting in line for Bernie. Mario Tama / Getty Prince Harry and Meghan Markle...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 20 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

by Stranger EverOut Staff Pop star Halsey will hit the White River Amphitheatre this summer with CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

The Top Seven MLK Day 2020 Events in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff The annual Seattle MLK Day March and Celebration will include an opportunity fair, workshops, a march,...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

2019 Is Dead

And so are these people, places, and things. by Dave Segal Toni Morrison, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Carmelo Anthony, Please Retire

by Anonymous After many infuriating losses caused and endured by our Portland Trail Blazers, I have decide to voice my...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sympathy for the Drummer Is an Unbeatable Analysis of the Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts

Mike Edison's Sympathy for the Drummer is an unbeatable analysis of the Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts. by Dave Segal Satisfaction...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Serial Cheater On Second Marriage Wants to Run Off With Only Man She Never Cheated On

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I've written before, but I didn't hear back from you—probably because...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love: His Boyfriend Is Breaking All the Rules

by Dan Savage I’m a 31-year-old gay man, writing to you about my six-year relationship with a guy five years...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 15 Best Art Openings to Attend Second Thursday: January 9, 2020

The Stranger's Critics' Picks for Capitol Hill Art Walk and Pioneer Square Art Walk by Jasmyne Keimig Due to some...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Portland Renters' Rights Advocate Margot Black is Running for City Council

by Alex Zielinski Margot Black speaking at a 2018 press conference outside of City Hall. Alex ZielinskiMargot Black, co-founder of...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Short Legislative Session Should Not Stop Us From Taxing the Rich

Nobody cares that it's a short session. Tax the rich. by Sen. Joe Nguyen Even this guy wants the legislature...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Flavors of the Month: Seattle Food & Drink Specials to Try in January 2020

Velvet Elvis Cupcakes, Spicy Soup, and More January flavors to try. by Julianne Bell It's January, and eateries all over...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

‘Sporcle Trivia’ at Clandestine Brewing

Your knowledge of random fun facts probably increases with the libations you indulge in, right? Looks like Sporcle, the trivia-quiz...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

Washington Republican Wants to Let Facebook Off the Hook

Disclosure laws are "too burdensome," Rep. MacEwen believes. by Eli Sanders Republican State Representative Drew MacEwen of Union, Washington. Legislative...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Tool at SAP Center

Progressive, sludge, metal, alternative—labels like these don’t quite stick to Tool. Perhaps that’s because there hasn’t really been another band...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

Dolores at the Ritz

This local Latinx hardcore band pairs driving, bass-heavy intensity with militant lyricism, which takes aim squarely at socioeconomic inequality, racial...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

Craig Robinson at the San Jose Improv

Before playing Darryl Philbin in The Office, Doug Judy in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Matheson in Pineapple Express, Craig Robinson earned...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

Did Trump Rush Into the Iran Conflict to Distract from Impeachment?

by The Stranger Episode 228 worries about what's next in Trump's conflict with Iran, considers whether this is all just...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Bassjackers at Pure Nightclub

This Dutch duo of electro house DJs has been a potent force on the international house and dance music scene...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

Stickup Kid at Art Boutiki

Hailing from San Jose, Stickup Kid draws inspiration from other energetic Bay Area pop-punk crews like Green Day. It’s no...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

‘A New Brain’ at Tabard Theatre

Tony-award winning playwright and composer William Finn recounts his tribulations with a brain aneurysm in his semi-autobiographical 1998 musical, A...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

‘Silicon Valley Auto Show’ at McEnery Convention Center

In the wake of Elon Musk’s meme-worthy cyber truck unveiling, this year’s Silicon Valley Auto Show is sure to be...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

Dusty Slay at Rooster T. Feathers

With a deadpan delivery and a look reminiscent of Mitch Hedberg’s, stand-up comic Dusty Slay is an expert at making...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

Plants Grow More When You Speak Sweetly to Them

Sticker Patrol: Crocs, Smiley Faces, Organicism by Jasmyne Keimig "Talk to Plants, Not Cops"I really love the colors on this...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Pat Travers Band at Club Fox

Pat Travers was part of a wave of late-’70s guitar heroes—artists who, in the wake of Peter Frampton’s runaway success,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-08-2020  |  Activate

Trump Sign, Started as a Prank, Pits Neighbors Against Each Other

A Trump sign has become a symbol in a battle over politics, private property, and free speech. by Katie Herzog...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight!

There will be live music from 6 pm to 8 pm. by Christopher Frizzelle It happens at 6 pm in...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Cheap, Free, & Fun: The 26 Best Bang For Your Buck Events in Portland, Jan 10-16

by Mercury EverOut Staff Cry Babe, Deathlist, Spoon Benders, Elly Swope It feels like I hear Cry Babe’s “Soft Honk”...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bodacious Bud Infused Bulletproof Coffee is Badass

by Josh Jardine a_namenko | iStock | Getty Images Plus Unless you've been living in a remote cave without access...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Thank You Kind Person

by Anonymous I would like to say an anonymous heartfelt thank you to the kind person who stood out in...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Revisiting the Seminal (and Controversial) Anthology that Named the Asian American Canon

An interview with one of the anthology's editors, Shawn Wong, and professor Tara Fickle, who wrote the forward for the...
The Stranger  |  01-08-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Iran Strikes Back

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-08-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Gospel According to Paul Dorr

A little-known political consultant from Iowa is beating back the menace of public education in Minnesota, one school referendum at a time.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Molly Priesmeyer  |  07-11-2005  |  Policy Issues

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

Holy Hustler: Miami Pastor Will Save City's Soul — If He Can Stay Out of Jail

Pastor Vincent Spann is one of Miami's most complex characters: He's a disgraced former drill sergeant who has gained national prominence for rescuing legions of addicts using military discipline, supernatural faith, and flimflam.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  01-26-2009  |  Religion