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Cheap, Free, & Fun: The 22 Best Bang For Your Buck Events in Portland, Dec 6-12

by Mercury EverOut Staff Karaoke With Elected Officials! Singing “Islands in the Stream” with a Portland politician? No, this isn’t...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Battle Over Seattle Public School's Gifted Progams Heats Up

Some parents and teachers want the gifted program fixed. Others want it dismantled. by Katie Herzog The district is considering...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Kamala's Out, Trump's Pissed, and Meet Your New Feminist Impeachment Hero, Pamela Karlan

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 38 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Dec 6-8

by Mercury EverOut Staff This month is just picking up speed as we hurtle towards the holidays, but there are...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Day 4 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger EverOut Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from local Seattle...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Slog AM: NATO Summit Gets Gossipy, Inslee Wants to Strengthen Vape Ban, North Korea's "Christmas Gift"

by Nathalie Graham Trump heard a rumor about himself :/ WIN MCNAMEE/GETTYA bad day for pedestrians: Sounder trains struck and...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

The Music That Transforms Me into a Merman

Although I'm an atheist, I believe in the God in Fauré's Requiem. by Charles Mudede We will get to the...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Black American Rideshare

August Wilson's play Jitney predicted the Uber economy. by Charles Mudede It is not at all amazing to claim that...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Anatomy of a Sculpture

This glass sculpture at the Burke Museum was inspired by symbols and motifs from Coast Salish art. by Jasmyne Keimig...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

The Bachelor, Unedited

I can't wait to see the live stage version of the reality TV shitshow. by Leilani Polk Hi, my name...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

This Seattle Bus Driver Has Seen Some Shit

by Rich Smith COURTESY OF TOME PRESSNathan Vass has seen some shit. Literally. In "Fecal and Philosophical Matters," one of...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Washington State May Finally Legalize Growing Pot at Home

by Lester Black Homegrows are currently prohibited. LESTER BLACKWashington was the first state to legalize recreational pot, but it is...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Art in the Age of Single-Use Plastic

Maria Phillips's Undercurrent: Plasticene at Bellevue Arts Museum is weirdly alluring. by Jasmyne Keimig In Hidden in Plain Sight, which...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

The Seattle Man Who Is Memorizing an Unreadable Novel

Neal Kosaly-Meyer continues his project to recite all of Finnegans Wake off the top of his head. by Charles Mudede...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Someone Had to Die for You to See This Documentary. Seriously.

by Chase Burns The real star of the documentary is Pierre Bergé, the man behind the Yves Saint Laurent curtain...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Lid I-5 or Get Rid of I-5?

by Lester Black A lid over I-5 with housing, retail, art spaces, and parks built on top could pay for...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Local Musicians and Writers Band Together to Raise Spirits and Funds at Depression Fest

by Dave Segal Among the artists playing Depression Fest is PBR&B crooner ARCHIE (fka PSA). MAIGHDELINE GORDONRuben Mendez and Abigail...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Chicken, Peri-Peri Sauce, Flame-Charred Flesh, and the Juices in That Flesh

by Charles Mudede Washington State is in the first phase of the planned expansion of a Canada-based franchise called Galos...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Editor's Note

Porn festival attendee irritated by people going to the bathroom. One irate HUMP! attendee (whose anonymity we're going to protect)...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Crossword Solution: Special K

The solutions to the crossword puzzle in the December 4, 2019 issue of The Stranger. by Brendan Emmett Quigley...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

Stop for Pedestrians! We Don't Want to Die Today, Thanks.

by Anonymous Hey, asshole car drivers who blow through crosswalks without stopping: PEDESTRIANS HAVE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY. If you were paying...
The Stranger  |  12-04-2019  |  Slog

I'm Done

by Anonymous Basically I've chased that dragon for almost 10 years.I'm lucky, that I have stayed outta trouble during this...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Demond Means Is Out as CCSD Superintendent

Photo Credit: Austin Steele/file Superintendent Demond Means and the Clarke County School District will be parting ways. "The board has...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-03-2019  |  In the Loop

Slog PM: Harris Is Out, Impeachment Is In, Nickelsville Rally Planned

by Rich Smith Harris calls it. WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY IMAGESSenator Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race: You want some...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

New Savage Lovecast: Meet the Woman Who Read All of Dan's Columns Since 1991

Episode #684 — December 3, 2019 by The Stranger A man went on a date and he felt fireworks. But...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

He Just Can't Quit the Guy Who Won't Quit Showing Up On His Porch

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Longtime reader, first-time writer, etc., blah blah blah. I’ve always valued...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

Portland Public Schools to Condemn ODOT For Rushing Through I-5 Widening Plan

by Blair Stenvick MATT WONGPortland Public Schools (PPS) is increasing its resistance to a state plan to widen the Interstate...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Should he offer a hot stranger sexual favors to get him to stop smoking? by Dan Savage My ex-girlfriend, who...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology

December 4–10 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): In composing this oracle, I have called on the unruly wisdom...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

What 60 Minutes Missed: 44% of U.S. Workers Earn $18,000 Per Year

The universities and the media have yet to imagine and represent a group of Americans who do not make obvious...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

There Are Apparently Hundreds of Streaming Services. How Many Should We Care About?

by Chase Burns The homepage for Hi-YAH!, a martial arts and Asian action movie streaming channel.Right now, there are "more...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

142 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: December 3-8, 2019

Unusual, quirky, offbeat events you might not otherwise know about. by Elaina Friedman Our arts critics have already recommended 71...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

Oldies but Goodies

Sticker Patrol: Summer Leftovers That I Haven't Posted Yet by Jasmyne Keimig "Kult Rubber"I wasn't able to find a shop...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

The Revolution in Seattle Inquest Hearings Will Be Televised

But DeRay Mckesson and others question whether it's enough. by Lester Black Judge Michael Spearman at a pre-inquest hearing in...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

Ben Lerner's Genius Third Novel, The Topeka School, Tackles Toxic Masculinity

by Rich Smith PHOTO BY CATHERINE BARNETTBen Lerner again walks the outer edges of prose form and perspective in his...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Bizarre Synth Rock of "Shockwave Rider" from Royal Trux's New Career Retrospective

Track of the day is the bizarre synth-powered rock of "Shockwave Rider" from Royal Trux's new career retrospective, Quantum Entanglements...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

Kamala Harris Drops Out of the Presidential Race

by Eli Sanders Senator Kamala Harris. Alex Wong / Getty ImagesAccording to The New York Times, Senator Kamala Harris's campaign...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Can Concert Films Help Save the Music Industry?

by Robert Ham Justice in IRIS: A Space Opera. Dominic LouthRecently, my friend who teaches jazz guitar at several schools...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

Kamala Harris Drops Out of the Presidential Race

by Eli Sanders Senator Kamala Harris. Alex Wong / Getty ImagesAccording to the New York Times, Senator Kamala Harris's campaign...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

How Many Streaming Services Should We Care About?

There are apparently over 300 streaming services, but most of us only watch a handful. by Chase Burns The homepage...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

Win Tickets to Wednesday's I, Anonymous Show (the One with a Very Special Guest)!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey HEY YOU! If you're a fan of comedy and laughing your guts out, then you will...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-03-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Day 3 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger EverOut Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from local Seattle...
The Stranger  |  12-03-2019  |  Slog

Dynasty Restaurant Pours Good Chinese on Pacific Grove

I eschew glow-in-the-dark sweet and sour pork and disdain the way-too-sweet General Tso’s chicken in many Chinese-American restaurants, so you can’t blame me for not rushing to try every Chinese restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. But I wish I’d tried Pacific Grove’s Dynasty Restaurant sooner.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Pat Tanumihardja  |  01-21-2010  |  Food+Drink

Employers Skim $26.2 Million Per Week from Lower-Income Workers Paychecks

Ruth Milkman should have moved this statistic from the 53rd page of her study to the front, where it might have been read by local media: Every week, employers in Los Angeles County pilfer $26.2 million from the paychecks of the poorest 17 percent of workers.
L.A. Weekly  |  Max Taves  |  02-19-2010  |  Business & Labor

Paperless Trail: Suing the City to Obtain 'Public' Records

When Folio Weekly began asking for financial records related to the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium renovations and 2005 Super Bowl expenditures, city officials claimed no such records existed. In fact, they ultimately turned over 25 boxes worth of information. All it took was three years, and $9,000 in attorneys fees.
Folio Weekly  |  Marvin Edwards  |  10-07-2008  |  Policy Issues