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Theatre Memphis Announces 2017-18 Season: From Shrek to Florence Foster Jenkins

Theatre Memphis' 2017-18 season mixes crowd-pleasing faire like Dreamworks' Shrek, The Drowsy Chaperone, and 42nd Street with edgier dramas like...

New Seattle Eats: Dunbar Room at Hotel Sorrento Presents Brunch With Live Jazz

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue A bagel with smoked steelhead trout. Dunbar Room Unlike every other writer that reports on this brunch,...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Vancouver-bred Vanic is a dropout with no regrets

Future bass and trap artist Vanic is an all-or-nothing kind of guy...
The Georgia Straight  |  02-22-2017  |  Music

One Day at a Time: Cheer up, America! We Aren’t as Fucked Up as North Korea! (Yet.)

by Ann Romano Ben Affleck: Trapped... like a Bat! ! GETTY / STUART C. WILSON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Welcome back...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Bands I Pretended to Like for Boys. Part Nine: Dave Matthew

I Don't Listen to Dave Matthews Anymore, but I'm Glad I Did by Kathleen Tarrant This one's a little different,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bands I Pretended to Like for Boys, Part Nine: Dave Matthews

by Kathleen Tarrant "I don’t think I need to rip on Dave Matthews at this time." This one's a little...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: What Does “Vanilla” Even Mean?

by Dan Savage I've been single now for a little over a year and a half, after getting out of...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Oregon Lawmakers Will Consider Strong New Protections for the Homeless This Year

by Dirk VanderHart K. Marie Oregon's housing woes have been great at attracting attention to the plight of renters, but...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Scenes From a Suppressed Protest

by Doug Brown Doug Brown When Ted Wheeler ran for mayor, he pledged to “actively demilitarize the police force.” Instead,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Visit to Portland's "Shawarma Square"

by Zahir Janmohamed ZAHIR JANMOHAMED MANY YEARS AGO, when I was backpacking across the Middle East, I discovered there was...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Put Down Your Dystopian Literature! The Mercury's Spring Arts & Culture Guide is Here!

by Megan Burbank MARLOWE DOBBE I don’t know about you, but in November, my capacity to appreciate complex art and...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Durham PD’s Five-Day Report on Kenneth Bailey’s Shooting Is Basically What You’d Expect

Earlier today, the Durham Police Department released its five-day report on the officer-involved shooting that killed a twenty-four-year-old man last...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

A United Kingdom Is an Excellent Story of the Tension Between Economic Prosperity and Interracial Love

by Charles Mudede A United Kingdom explains why modern Botswana is democratic (the idea was already a part of its...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

SXSW Announces Closing Night Film and More

Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal fight for their Life...

Ferndale's Voyager announces kitchen shake up just ahead of its planned opening

Ferndale's Voyager, a seafood and raw bar expected to open sometime in March, announced via press release that it has...
Metro Times  |  02-22-2017  |  Blogs

CHS: Developers Are Going to Tear Down the QFC on 15th!

by Dan Savage We can't let them build a four-story building in front of that four-story building! Capitol Hill Seattle...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Portland Mercury's Highball Drink Recipes Are Here: Fireside, Fortune, Gold Dust Meridian

by Mercury Staff It’s almost time for... HIGHBALL! Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails… for only $5 each!...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Randy Rainbow: "You're Making Things Up Again, Donald!"

by Dan Savage 🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥 pic.twitter.com/jlrosOksxe— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) February 22, 2017 He's so good—musical comedy parodies and bitchy gay political...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

North Dakota Law Enforcement Are About to Evict Everyone Left at the Main Standing Rock Camp

by Sydney Brownstone A view of the Oceti Sakowin camp back in September, when it housed, fed, and clothed thousands...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Weyes Blood's Front Row Seat to Earth Is Doomsday Folk

by Ciara Dolan WEYES BLOOD WATCH OUT LADY THERE’S A DINOSAUR BEHIND YOU Katie Miller NAMED AFTER Southern Gothic novelist...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Smash Putt's Reign of Anarchic Mini-Golf Is Nearly Over

by Drew Atkins Ulysses Grant For a miniature-golf entrepreneur, Jeremy Franklin-Ross has a unique aversion to concepts like points and...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

What Texas Lawmakers Can Learn from the Last Child Welfare Crisis

Texas’ child welfare system is caught in a cycle of crisis. Will lawmakers learn from their past mistakes? The post...
The Texas Observer  |  02-22-2017  |  La Linea

Cinema Detroit will show '1984' in protest of President Trump

If you haven't heard the latest news coming from Donald Trump's White House, you may want to shield your eyes...
Metro Times  |  02-22-2017  |  Blogs

Demonstrators, Calling for Ted Wheeler's Resignation, Once Again Shut Down Portland City Council

by Dirk VanderHart Activists called for Mayor Ted Wheeler's resignation this morning in front of City Hall. Dirk VanderHart As...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Overcoming Abuse & Finding Partners Who Aren’t Pieces of Shit

by Dan Savage Do you have any advice on how to develop healthy sexual boundaries when you have a long...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Pee With LGBT

Richard Linklater debuts ad denouncing the Texas bathroom bill...

Raleigh Raises Fees on Developers

Representatives of developers maintained at a Tuesday Raleigh City Council meeting that they are already paying plenty in fees to...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Where's Congressman Dave Reichert? His Constituents Can't Seem to Find Him

by Rich Smith According to organizers, approximately 400 people showed up to an Empty Chair Town Hall at Cashmere Riverside...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

'I Am A Man Plaza' Coming for 50th Anniversary of MLK Death

The UrbanArt Commission (UAC) and the city of Memphis want to build “I Am A Man Plaza” with a dedicated...

Memphis Pets of the Week (Feb. 23-March 1)

Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services. All photos are credited to Memphis...

The Morning News: Another Hot Scoop about Milo Yiannopoulos (Just Kidding, We're Gonna Talk about Zoning)

by Heidi Groover Less Milo Yiannopoulos, more affordable housing. CPAULFELL/SHUTTERSTOCK The University District Will Get Denser—and that New Density Will...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Updated: Jewish Day School Evacuated Amid Bomb Threat. Police Clear Scene.

A concerned parent who received an automated message from Lerner Community Jewish Day School told the INDY moments ago that...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Guest Editorial: It Is Dangerous and Irresponsible Not to Fight Trump’s Xenophobic and Islamophobic Agenda

by Kshama Sawant The author, Kshama Sawant, is a member of the Seattle City Council. City of Seattle Ed note:...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Trump Goes Deportation Crazy, Wheeler Admits Cops Overreacted, and Actual Good News

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Mayor Wheeler is ready to admit that Portland Police have been overzealous with protesters. Doug Brown...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-22-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Durham Releases Five-Day Report on the Kenneth Bailey Shooting

Twenty seconds after a Durham police officer radioed that he was engaged in a foot chase, the officer told dispatch,...
INDY Week  |  02-22-2017  |  Triangulator

Fantasy scenarios

Expectations can be frustrating. Add sex for a seamy mishmash of misunderstanding...
Isthmus  |  02-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

OUTsider Review: Queer Animation

Curated short films offers varying perspectives on queerness...
Austin Chronicle  |  02-22-2017  |  The Gay Place Blog

Strangest State: Dognapping, Fire Ant Queso and One Lucky Reindeer

Notes from Far-flung Texas. The post Strangest State: Dognapping, Fire Ant Queso and One Lucky Reindeer appeared first on The...
The Texas Observer  |  02-22-2017  |  La Linea

Have another

12 oz. Curl from Ale Asylum is a new pilsner from the brewery best known for its hoppy beers. This...
Isthmus  |  02-22-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Popper Throwdown Set for March 25

Seth Agranov, the founder of the Best Memphis Burger Festival, is now the founder of the 901 Popper Throwdown. "Really,...

Two Milo Reax Reax—One Long, One Short

by Dan Savage Journalist Laurie Penny was embedded with Milo and his collection of Lost Boys just as the wheels...
The Stranger  |  02-22-2017  |  Slog

Beale Street Music Fest Announces 2017 Lineup

The Beale Street Music Festival has announced its lineup for 2017. Headliners include Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden, Widespread Panic, Wiz Khalifa,...

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies

Remember Cliff Crooks from 'Top Chef'?

It is impossible that anyone could be this hard to get ahold of. I don’t care how busy or famous you are. I have left at least seven voicemails and as many emails in as many hours. Finally, I get a text message from Chef Cliff Crooks: “No verbal communication at this juncture. How can I assist you?”

Is this guy for real?
New York Press  |  Talia Berman  |  05-22-2008  |  Food+Drink

Staring Blank: Spike Jonze’s Intelligence is Artificial

Where Spike Jonze once soared using magical realism — albeit written by someone else — as his guide (see “Being John Malkovich”) he now flounders with a self-penned technology driven story that shrivels before your eyes.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-16-2013  |  Movies