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Former Baywatch Sex Icon Pamela Anderson Provides Excellent Marxist Breakdown of French Riots

by Charles Mudede "Putting yellow vests from car safety equipment in France to protest against rising fuel prices and for...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2018  |  Slog

Oh Shit! Pop-Punk Poet Laureate Pete Shelley Passes Away at 63

An appreciation of pop-punk poet laureate and Buzzcocks leader Pete Shelley, who passed away yesterday at age 63. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2018  |  Slog

Blazer's Recap: Blazers Beat the Worst Team in the NBA

by Arthur Bradford Bruce Ely/Trailblazers.comThe Blazers have been in a slump, losing six out of their last seven games and...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dumplin’: Finally, a Movie Where Dolly Parton Is God!

It’s about time! by Ciara Dolan Based on Julie Murphy’s YA novel, Dumplin’ is a total delight. Here are a...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2018  |  Slog

KEXP Hires Public Radio Alum to Head New Public Affairs Show

by Katie Herzog KEXP has hired Emily Fox, a former host of KUOW's Morning Edition, as lead producer on a...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2018  |  Slog

Big Tech Embraces Big Censorship

The open internet is rapidly closing. by Katie Herzog Morality police Mark Zuckerberg Alex Wong/Getty Looks like Facebook has jumped...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Here Are 31 Songs to Get You Through December

by Ciara Dolan It's a week overdue, but please enjoy the Mercury's *belated* December playlist, a collection of songs from...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Erik Henriksen Tells You What to Watch This Weekend™

by Erik Henriksen Welcome to the Erik Henriksen Tells You What to Watch This Weekend™, a weekly post in which...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Favourite Review: Costumes, Mud, and the Indisputable Greatness of Olivia Colman

by Ned Lannamann The Favourite has a little something for everyone. Palace intrigue! Double crosses! Fancy clothes! Scathing social satire!...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Anthony White's Eye-Popping Paintings

by Jasmyne Keimig The artist in his Central District studio. TORI DICKSON Anthony White is standing in front of an...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Mueller Set to Dump on Trump, N.C. Voter Scandal Gets Worse (for GOP), and Timbers Go for the Cup!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Day 7 of 25 Days of Giveaways—Enter Now!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Each day this month until Christmas, we're giving away new and exciting prizes from...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2018  |  Slog

Timbers v. Atlanta United MLS Cup Preview

by Abe Asher Portland TimbersFor the second time in four years, the Portland Timbers are 90 minutes away from a...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Tacoma Passes Gender-Neutral Bathroom Rules, Cigarette Companies Are in on Cannabis, Kevin Hart Is Out of the Oscars

by Michael Bell A relic of Tacoma's past. Photitos2016/Getty ImagesTacoma is always on the up and up: This week Tacoma...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2018  |  Slog

Continue

by Anonymous I guess I could just forget it all and make the same mistakes again. Isolated myself pretty good...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Strangest State: December 2018

DAINGERFIELD // The hunt for Bigfoot continues at Daingerfield State Park, where rangers held a weekend of events dedicated to...
The Texas Observer  |  12-07-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Friday!

12 Things to Do for Dec 7 by Mercury Things to Do Staff The Siren Theater's BRAND NEW Best Christmas...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Global Extinction Probably Imminent, Jay Inslee Wants to be President but Won't Actually Confirm It

A vaccine for bees, Kevin Hart has baggage, we'll find your pets by Nathalie Graham Spill the beans, Jay. OFFICE...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Despite My Apathy for Children and Dogs, Annie at 5th Avenue Is Phenomenal

I was laughing all over the place. It's a good show. Bring the kids. by Christopher Frizzelle Visesia Fakatoufifita, 11,...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Five Hundred Actors Auditioned to Play the Lead in Annie, and These Two Girls Got the Part

by Christopher Frizzelle Visesia Fakatoufifita, Faith Young, and Timothy McCuen Piggee in Annie, playing through Dec 30 at 5th Avenue...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Readings & Talks in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's talk about Sketchtasy, a novel featuring a radical queer...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Theater, Dance & Comedy Events in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Julie Taymor’s jaw-dropping, puppet-filled production of Disney's The Lion King will visit the Paramount...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Film Releases & Festivals in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Mary Poppins Returns—starring such notables as Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, and Lin-Manuel Miranda—opens in...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Art Shows in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Drag performer, dancer, choreographer, and generally fun lunatic Cherdonna Shinatra will take over the...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Music Shows in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyate, two of Africa’s biggest musical stars, will breeze into...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Festivals in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff The Seattle Wine and Food Experience (Feb 21-24) is an annual extravaganza of all...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Gingerbread Houses, Wreaths, and More: 38 Holiday Craft-Making Events in Seattle in 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff There are lots of opportunities to make festive and fragrant holiday wreaths this season,...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Gingerbread Houses, Wreaths, and More: 39 Holiday Craft-Making Events in Seattle in 2018

Gingerbread Houses, Wreaths, and More: 38 Holiday Craft-Making Events in Seattle in 2018 by Stranger Things To Do Staff The...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Best Things To Do in Seattle: Winter 2018/2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Clockwise from upper left: Dylan Neuwirth: OMNIA, Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival, Beethoven Piano Concerto...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

The Winter Edition of The Stranger's Art + Performance Quarterly Is Out Now!

by The Stranger Cover photo by Tori DicksonICYMI: The Stranger puts out our Art + Performance Quarterly every three months,...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

30 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Dec 6-9, 2018

Burning, Roma, In the Soup, and Other Critics' Picks—Plus Golden Globe Nominees by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's a...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Initiative to Ban Safe Consumption Sites Shot Down by Washington Supreme Court

Today, the Washington Supreme Court shot down I-27, and sided with the King County Superior Court decision: public health policy...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Oregon Transportation Commission Moves Forward With Highway Toll Plan

by Blair Stenvick MATT WONGThe Oregon Transportation Commission voted Thursday afternoon to move forward with a plan that could eventually...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Big Tech Embraces Big Censorship

The open internet is rapidly closing. by Katie Herzog Morality police Mark Zuckerberg Alex Wong/Getty Looks like Facebook has jumped...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Queen & Adam Lambert, Maria Bamford, and More New Events to Get Tickets for This Week Before They Sell Out: Dec 6 Edition

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Freddie Mercury won't be present (RIP), but former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert will...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Live Review: Post Animal at Georgia Theatre

Post Animal Photos by Abigail Sherrod Sykes Folks trickled in on a very cold Wednesday evening for Post Animal's openers,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-06-2018  |  Homedrone

Under Armour Threatens a Small Oregon Business—Because They Can

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Cascade Armory logo vs. Under Armour logo: So confusing, right?!?Because they simply can't stop themselves from...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

How to Talk About Alt-Right Groups in 2019

by Alex Zielinski Aaron Lee Fighting right-wing extremism begins at home. In Portland, that means we need to have some...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

GOP Moderates and Never-Trumpers Aren't Your Friends

by Blair Stenvick DYLAN GOLDBERGERIt feels good to not hate every public figure you disagree with. It feels good to...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Resisting Patriot Prayer: How to Creatively Humiliate the Joey Gibsons of the World

by Wm. Steven Humphrey KAREN DUCEY / GETTY IMAGES Let’s start with the obvious: Joey Gibson is a dork. While...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

"Socially Inept: A Comedy Roast" Is the Tech-Brohaha Seattle Deserves

An interview with one of the producers behind "Socially Inept: A Comedy Roast," a humorous vivisection of tech culture happening...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

Gummies Gonna Getcha: Fox and Friends Spread Idiotic Cannabis Fears

by Josh Jardine Fox and Friends has a long list of things to fear, including but not limited to: •...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2018  |  Slog

What It Means to Myth New Orleans

One of the Crescent City's biggest challenges is overcoming inaccurate reports and stereotypes that formed in the immediate wake of Katrina.
IND Media  |  Katy Reckdahl  |  08-23-2006  |  Disasters

Silly Putty Doesn't Work Anymore

A change in the process of printing comics takes some fun out of the funny pages.
Folio Weekly  |  owen holmes  |  08-01-2006  |  Media

Emo Expert in Hipster Playground

Greenwald's pastiche of emo tropes, dime-store Freud and corny similes adds up to the equivalent of an overly earnest late-night blog post.
The Village Voice  |  Akiva Gottlieb  |  01-18-2006  |  Fiction