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This Always Happens

by Anonymous I'll get a new job, start dating someone, move into different housing, join a new group or activity...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning News: Cries of Immigrant Children, Portland to Cancel Plastic Straws, Trade War with China (Yes, Again)

by Kelly Kenoyer Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Tuesday!

10 Things to Do for Jun 19 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Brown Calculus, Bryson Cone, Jean Nada Cosmic...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Strange and Wonderful New Book Celebrates the Often-Ignored Work of Outsider Artists

In 1967, more than 40 years after his death, Charles Dellschau’s belongings were finally piled out on the street in...
The Texas Observer  |  06-19-2018  |  La Linea

Where's Your Priority?

by Anonymous Priority seating for seniors and people with disabilities should be called Priority seating for kids and teens. Sure,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-19-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The beautiful game, the ugly game

Given all that is wrong with football, I might have to stop mocking soccer. But I’ll probably just stick with...
Isthmus  |  06-19-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Onion’s Madison roots are showing

The Onion left Madison almost two decades ago. But a retrospective of the company shows it owes a lot to...
Isthmus  |  06-19-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Oregon Faces its Own Immigration Detention Crisis

by Alex Zielinski Federal Bureau of Prisons While families are being torn apart by immigration agents on the Texas border,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Vote for Madison’s Favorites!

Who is YOUR favorite? Vote now!...
Isthmus  |  06-18-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

What Texas Republicans Are (and Aren’t) Saying About Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Over the past couple of weeks, the nation has been forced to confront the realities of President Trump’s goal of...
The Texas Observer  |  06-18-2018  |  La Linea

When's The Best Time to Let Mom and Dad Know You're In a Throuple?

by Dan Savage Gay man in his 30s here. I felt like I just did something wrong and, even worse,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stop Making Everything a "Thing"!

by Anonymous Whatever happened to life directly lived? Now everything has to be turned into a meme, a video, an...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Southern Baptists Grapple with Their Own ‘Horrifying #MeToo Moment’

The signs said “Jesus Never Shamed Women” and “Misogyny is Bad Theology.” Under an oppressive noonday sun, 40 to 50...
The Texas Observer  |  06-18-2018  |  La Linea

Curb Your Fart Machine

by Anonymous You drive a red moped with an exceedingly loud fart-muffler up and down the street in the middle...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Settlement Blocks UW from Charging Security Fees to Student Groups. For Now.

UW tried to stick the College Republicans with a $17,000 bill. by Steven Hsieh There was a heavy police presence...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2018  |  Slog

Trump Keeps Lying About His Administration's Family Separation Strategy

This baldly xenophobic Stephen Miller/Jeff Sessions special is a cruel act of political brinkmanship that has already potentially traumatized 2,000...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2018  |  Slog

A Libertarian Response to Seattle’s Homelessness Crisis

"Take a market-based approach to development instead of a democratic socialist approach." by The Libertarian Party of King County "Take...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2018  |  Slog

The 45 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: June 18-24, 2018

The Stranger's music critics' picks for this week. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our music critics have...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2018  |  Slog

86 Hate Pop-Up, Bug-Eating Conference and More Food Events

Local nonprofit 86 Hate is hosting a pop-up dinner/benefit tonight at 7 p.m. at The Old Pal, which is also...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-18-2018  |  Grub Notes

Portland Wing Week: Eat These $5 Wings June 25-30

by Mercury Promotions Listen, Portland. We love you. And we love wings. So the Portland Mercury is teaming up with...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

What Is Puppy Play and Why Is It So Popular?

by Matt Baume Puppy play seems to serve a psychological function that other kinks don’t always reach. The Stranger This...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2018  |  Slog

This Year's World Naked Bike Ride Kicks Off From Cathedral Park in St Johns

by Mercury Promotions We Are The Protest from Stay Wild on Vimeo. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Buy a Cannabis Chocolate, Help a Caged Child

by Josh Jardine Leif GoodsThe horrific images of children being taken away from their undocumented parents, assigned numbers, and locked...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Today in Trump's Prison Camps for Children

by Wm. Steven Humphrey A Chicago protest against child separation policy. Scott Olson / Getty Images News President Trump and...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jayapal, Activists Rally Against Family Separations and Republican Immigration Bills

"We are going to have a mass mobilization." by Heidi Groover Several hundred people gathered at Westlake Park Sunday to...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Protests on the Border, GOOOOALquake, and the Carters Drop an Album.

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington Warming Slower Than Rest of United States, Tumwater Shooting, Family Separation Causes "Toxic Stress"

Death by python, soccer is alive and well, detainment and separation is bad for children by Nathalie Graham Slow and...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2018  |  Slog

How Disaster Recovery Overlooks the Poor

Early in his career, David Hall came to see the Rio Grande Valley’s most impoverished communities as an important prism...
The Texas Observer  |  06-18-2018  |  La Linea

The 28 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jun 18-21

Explosions! Dinosaurs! Brown Calculus! PICKLES! DAMN That's One HELL of a Week! by Mercury Things to Do Staff At the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tell All: My son won’t get serious about college

His friends all have trips lined up to visit schools this summer, but my slacker son hasn’t lifted a finger...
Isthmus  |  06-17-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

900 for a room in a house with you pricks?

by Anonymous I moved to town in February and secured a room online. I thought from the pictures and correspondence...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fitness to the Max

by Anonymous FB post to friends this am: "There is a pit stained gentleman who cannot stop doing pullups on...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

I am Jeff Bezos' Son

by Anonymous Our America is those B-52 bombers flying 50,000 feet above China and Russia daily. Our America is power...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Here Are the Details on Tomorrow's Families Belong Together Rally in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Tomorrow, June 17, at noon, there will be a Families Belong Together / Familias...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2018  |  Slog

The Accident, Me, or Just What You Do?

by Anonymous What are you trying to see? What are you trying to look at? What are you trying to...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The End is Near

by Anonymous She's no longer able to jump to her window or onto the couch. Her hind legs are weak...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ted Cruz and State Republicans Make Clear: This is Trump’s Texas Now

It was clear when Governor Greg Abbott bragged about being more powerful than Putin, and when he said that Texans...
The Texas Observer  |  06-16-2018  |  La Linea

Timbers Beat LA, Head For Open Cup Quarterfinals

by Abe Asher Portland Timbers In their final game before breaking for the World Cup group stage, the Portland Timbers...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Get Ready for the Big Gay Sing-Along of the Year at Seattle Pride

by Sophia Stephens The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence-Abbey of St. Joan is leading the "Rainbow Connection" sing-along Courtesy of the...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Dita Von Teese Tantalizes and Sparkles at the Moore This Sunday

by Sophia Stephens Dita Von Teese, borne on a shell and as lovely as a pearl. Phil Barton If you...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

After a String of Firings, Montavilla Burgerville Employees Protest

by Alex Zielinski Burgerville employees at the 92nd and Powell shop. Burgerville Workers Union Shortly after employees at Portland's Burgerville...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Until the Flood Shows What We're Still Learning from the Killing of Michael Brown

It's an incredible show. Go see it. by Rich Smith Michael Brown's death rippled through the lives of eight composite...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

GeoCities Shut Down Last Week. Does That Even Really Matter?

GeoCities represented an era; amateur designers and avid hobbyists and internet enthusiasts made web pages that, compared with today, were primitive, endearing and earnest. Unless the makers of these sites made copies of or signed up for Yahoo!'s paid hosting service, all of that history seems to be gone.
New Haven Advocate  |  Brianna Snyder  |  11-03-2009  |  Tech

'Take Me to the Sea' Announces Jaguar Love as Its Own Entity

Johnny Whitney's new project with ex-Blood Brother Cody Votolato and ex- Pretty Girls Make Graves member Jay Clark, finds him dialing the histrionics down to suit the trio's relatively broader musical palette.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Raymond Cummings  |  09-02-2008  |  Reviews

Chris Brown Amps Up His Talent With Technology

The artist presents himself as a disciple of Prince and Michael Jackson, and for the most part, he can justify the comparison. But you wouldn't really know that from watching a recent, nearly sold-out show in Oakland, which emphasized fancy pyrotechnics and Vegas-style chorus lines over actual singing.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  01-09-2008  |  Concerts