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You're Pronouncing It Wrong: A Guide for Newcomers to Seattle

by Lester Black When Mount Rainier explodes, it will destroy Puyallup first. Learn to say it before it’s rubble! Jessica...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Enter Your Pet in The Stranger's Ugly Pet Contest!

by The Stranger Last year's winner, Sharky.Is your cat the gnarliest beast this side of Bellevue? Does your dog have...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

How to Ride Public Transportation and Not Annoy Everyone Else

by Charles Mudede That guy just standing there on the left, leaning on the handrail? Don’t be like him. ANTHONY...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Tub Life

How sexy are Portland’s soaking pools? An investigation. by Sadie Furlong As a haver of lady bits, I’ll start by...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Too Shall Pass: A World of Dumb Donalds

by Elinor Jones When I say, “THIS TOO, you say, SHALL PASS THIS TOO! You, presumably: SHALL PASS! THIS TOO!...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ask a Soiled Mattress Down by the River

by Soiled Mattress Down by the River bowie15 / Getty ImagesDear Soiled Mattress Down by the River:My 15th wedding anniversary...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Party Review: Lizard Birthday

by D Martin Austin Someone’s birthday is celebrated every day of the year, and it seems I’m determined to celebrate...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Hear You Pee

by Anonymous Dear Upstairs Neighbor: We all know that apartment walls are paper thin, but did you know that the...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

If You’re New to Seattle, Here’s What You Need

by Christopher Frizzelle Seattle is the fastest growing big city in the United States. Tens of thousands of people move...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Trump Might Not Cause Shutdown, and Some Actual GOOD NEWS for a Change!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Howard Schultz is Color-Blind, Snow in Hawaii, Trump Most-Likely Will Sign Border Security Bill

by Timothy Kenney Ah, the ol' "I Don't See Color" trump card. STEPHEN BRASHEAR / STRINGER / GETTY NEWSThe Electoral...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Hey Transplants: SHUT UP!

by Anonymous Yes, yes, yes, we all know you're a badass and can drive in the snow. BIG WHOOP. I...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Black Female Bodies Like You Rarely See Them

The mundane human forms in Tschabalala Self's show at Frye Art Museum. by Jasmyne Keimig {{ image:1, align:right, width:400 }}...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Don't Believe the Lies—People Dance in Seattle

Seattle isn't as stiff as you think! Here's where you can go to dance. by Chase Burns We won't lie...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

You Make Me Swoon, Whole Foods Checkout Guy

by Anonymous To the beautiful Whole Foods checkout guy: I love you, my tall, handsome prince. Thank you for flirting...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Crossword Solution: Tales of High Crimes

The solutions to the crossword puzzle in the Feb 13, 2019 issue of The Stranger by Brendan Emmett Quigley [...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Excessive Pesticide Use: Don't be a Shitty Human

by Anonymous I passed by this person dousing his strip of bark dust next to the sidewalk in roundup. There...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-13-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Voters Approve Over $2 Billion in Education Levies

Live updates on Seattle's special election. by Lester Black Hill Street Studios/ Getty It looks like Seattle's voters are going...
The Stranger  |  02-13-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Bill Gates Doesn't Know Where Ezell's Is, Forbidden Love in the Outdoor Retail Industry, El Chapo Found Guilty

by Nathalie Graham Seattle sacrilege. JSTONE / SHUTTERSTOCK.COMHunger strikes at Washington prison: The strike at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, a...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Fremont Doctor Jay Fathi Joins Race for City Council

by Katie Herzog Jay Fathi is running for the seat currently held by Mike O'Brien Jay Fathi Campaign Jay Fathi...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

The Whole Smaller Tax Return Panic Shows Why Many Americans Have Weak or Impaired Imaginations

by Charles Mudede "I need a better imagination." Feverpitched / GettyHere it is. You are a human. One of the...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Progressive PAC Defend Oregon Faces $94,000 for Missing November Ballot Deadline

by Blair Stenvick CSA IMAGES / GETTY IMAGESA progressive political action committee faces a steep fine for failing to turn...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

There Is No God

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on Jul. 16, 2009. You were recommended to me...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

A guy with ALS still has full sensory ability and is looking to get laid. by Dan Savage I am...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology

February 13–19 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): When movie directors say, "It's a wrap," they mean that the...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Attorney General Fires Back at Rural Sheriffs That Are Vowing Not to Enforce Gun Control Laws

Attorney General Bob Ferguson told county sheriffs that they could be held liable if they continue to refuse to enforce...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Oregon Senate Passes Statewide Rent Control Bill

by Alex Zielinski Oregon's halfway to passing the country's first statewide rent control measure. This afternoon, the Oregon Senate voted...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

There Is No God

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on Jul. 16, 2009. You were recommended to me...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Los Angeles Sets a Clean-Energy Example That Washington Hopes to Follow

The future is clean energy. Now we just need to make it happen. by Nathalie Graham We're thirsty for climate...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Oregon Rep Bonamici Talks Combating Climate Change Under Republican Rule

by Blair Stenvick Lisa Lake / Getty images Twelve years. That’s how long we have until the devastating effects of...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

94 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Feb 12-17, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Starting this weekend, the Seattle Aquarium will dedicate Octopus Week to the one and...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Pot Shots: Weed Belong Together

Valentine’s Day has long ditched its historic Roman Empire roots and now simply enriches Hallmark execs, but many people still don’t...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-12-2019  |  Activate

93 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Feb 12-17, 2019

Unusual, quirky, offbeat events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

To Sleep with Anger Is the Greatest Black American Film Ever

by Charles Mudede Samuel GoldwynAfter achieving wealth and fame in the second half of the 1980s from the Lethal Weapon...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

The Portland Pickles Announce Full Schedule and Roster Ahead of 2019 Season

by Chipp Terwilliger Courtesy Portland PicklesThe Portland Pickles kicked off a 2019 “State of the Pickles” address with team owner...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Your Free Political Donations Are on Their Way, Seattle

The city just gave every registered voter in Seattle $100 to spend on this year's City Council elections. by Lester...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

The Shrill Trailer is Here and We Are Feeling Very Seen

by Bri Brey Allyson Riggs/HuluIT FINALLY HAPPENED! Hulu made a show about our lives! Based on Lindy West's book Shrill:...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Matt and Kim's Matt Johnson on His Favorite Band Memories

Photo Credit: Colin Devon Moore Electronic pop duo Matt and Kim are currently celebrating their 15th anniversary of being a...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-12-2019  |  Homedrone

Here's How You Can Vote in King County If You're Snowed In

Call 296-VOTE and King County Elections will help you out. If it's really bad, you can vote online. by Rich...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

Immigrant, Feminist, Artist: Sophia Shalmiyev's Debut Memoir Mother Winter

by Kelsey Gray photo by Thomas TealThe release of Portland author Sophia Shalmiyev’s debut memoir, Mother Winter, comes at a...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: With Eric Leue From the Free Speech Coalition!

Episode #642 — February 12, 2019 by The Stranger A woman makes twice as much as her boyfriend. When he...
The Stranger  |  02-12-2019  |  Slog

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: The Bluetooth Wanker

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The I, Anonymous Blog is a great way to unleash your anonymous rants and confessions on...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hipsters and the Emergence of Altporn

Altporn is, on a basic level, porn that features models who are representatives of real-life subcultures like goth, punk, rave, emo, rockabilly, and hipster.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Juliette Tang  |  02-04-2009  |  Culture

Leaders of the PAC

The new math of the Super-PACs shaping this year's presidential election
Gambit  |  Ari Berman  |  03-05-2012  |  Elections

Larger Than Life

Artist Anselm Kiefer makes books out of lead, clay, even semen.
SF Weekly  |  Karen Zuercher  |  12-01-2006  |  Art