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The Past Clashes with the Present in Aquarius

by Ciara Dolan Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s gorgeous Aquarius centers on Clara (Sônia Braga), a 65-year-old retired music critic,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

My Body's Forthcoming EP, Seven Wives, Is Classical Pop

by Morgan Troper MY BODY From Portland to Brooklyn and back. JEREMY HERNANDEZ BEING CLASSICALLY trained has never exactly been...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor: Liberal Bubbles and Conservative Hellholes

by Erik Henriksen ISTOCK / OGNJENO RE: “The ‘Liberal Bubble’ Is a Ridiculous Myth” [Blogtown, Dec 5]. “Now that the...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Reclamation, Justin Hocking Goes Underground

by Joshua James Amberson Caitlin Harris Reclamation: Essays, the new chapbook from Portland author Justin Hocking, looks under the surface—into...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Join Me in My Doomed Effort to Enjoy Holiday Theater Season

by Megan Burbank PATRICK WEISHAMPEL / BLANKEYE.TV I KNOW. You hear me grouse about holiday theater season constantly, with all...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Bud’s for Brew: Coalition Brewing's CBD Beer

by Brian Yaeger Coalition's West Coast IPA, with a sidecar of Space Fruit IPA for comparison. Brian Yaeger Malted barley,...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Benefit Concert for Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

Roger Springall awoke this past Saturday to a missed call and strange voicemail, logged at 2:49am, from an unknown number...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-07-2016  |  Activate

The Silent-Reading Party Is Tonight! With Live Music from 6 pm to 8 pm

by Christopher Frizzelle It happens in the lobby of the Sorrento Hotel, seen here in 1909. Courtesy of Sorrento Hotel...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Vancouver councillor Melissa De Genova questions proposed additional property tax for fentanyl crisis

City staff suggest a 0.5 hike in property taxes to deal with the drug overdose disaster...

Aretha Franklin's music will be honored at a star-studded event at Carnegie Hall

Our love for Aretha Franklin runs deep. The Motown singer is known worldwide for soulful classics like "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," "I Say...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Martin Esquivel-Hernandez could be released tomorrow, Dec. 8

The fate of a Pittsburgh undocumented immigrant facing deportation could all come to a head tomorrow, Dec. 8. Martin Esquivel-Hernandez,...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogh

Gwen Barlee’s love of wildlife came naturally

The Wilderness Committee's national policy director has been connected to nature since childhood...

Best albums of the year 2016: Mike Usinger

On an unrelated note, thank you, Keith Richards, for not adding to the body count this year...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Current BF and the Ex-Intern

by Dan Savage I am having an issue with my boyfriend and I really don't know if I am the...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Things to Do Tonight!

by Mercury Staff Matmos Experimental electronic musicians Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt—AKA Matmos—have incorporated everything from the amplified neural activity...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Annual Chamber Luncheon: Lausanne to Open School in China, Localized Career Search App Launched

Lausanne's Headmaster Stuart McCathie couldn't attend the Memphis Chamber's Annual Chairman’s Luncheon Wednesday. He was at Xiamen #1 School in China,...

Hot Shit for the Chilehead on Your Holiday Shopping List

by Heather Arndt Anderson ISTOCK/HANA76FUN-HATING Sylvester Graham called spicy foods “some of the most powerful of the class of artificial...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Swank, Ambitious Japanese Outpost Is A New Chapter In Portland Dining

by Andrea Damewood Dina Avila AFURI, the latest cult Japanese chain to hang a shingle in Portland, draws lines of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Memphis Pets of the Week (Dec. 8-14)

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

Oregon is Finally Processing Its Rape Kit Backlog, But That's Just the Beginning of Changing How We Handle Sexual Assault Cases

by Megan Burbank JENNIFER ILETT Last spring, the Oregon Legislature passed two bills reforming how the state handles cases of...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

5 reasons to go see Lizzo tonight at El Club

The Minneapolis-based rapper and singer Lizzo has been taking on the rap scene long before her debut album Lizzobangers dropped in...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Young Vancouver environmentalists view climate change and Kinder Morgan pipeline as a profound moral crisis

UBC350's Kate Hodgson, 19, and Tsleil-Waututh member Parker Cedar-George, 20, are frightened by the impact that rising greenhouse gas emissions...

Leave Pepe Alone: Fantagraphics Wants Its Frog Back from the White Nationalist Movement

by Tricia Romano Pepe, seen here on the lower right, is not a racist. MATT FURIE This year, Fantagraphics, the...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Holiday Blu Ray Offerings Get Weird with Twin Peaks, animated Star Trek and Twilight Zone

Looking for a gift for the cinephile in your life? Tired of your Blu Ray player sitting alone on the...

Just announced: Sister Nancy ('Bam Bam') at El Club in April

We just go word that legendary Jamaican dancehall artist Sister Nancy will perform at El Club on Saturday, April 8...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

New Seattle Eats: Pricey Pressed Juice, Inauthentic Eurasian Food, and Another Ba Bar

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Pressed Juicery Pressed Juicery "Pours Into Seattle" The SoCal health liquids chain will open its 49th location...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Dolly Parton Glitters Up Red River

Rhinestone cowgirl’s three-hour stand of virtuosity...

The Best Things To Do in Seattle This Winter

by Stranger Things To Do Staff In Oil Pressure Vibrator, Korean artist Geumhyung Jeong confesses her love for an excavator...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

What Winning $10,000 Means for Seattle Novelist Peter Mountford

by Rich Smith On Monday, Mountford scooped up Artist Trust's Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award, a $10,000 purse given to a...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Soulja Boy and Shia Labeouf: Spoiled Beef

There's something strange in the neighborhood... Shia Labeouf is apparently "beefing" with Soulja Boy (or maybe its the other way...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Women take over the turntables at M.I.A.’s Femme Fatale night

One of the few venues in the city to offer a regular night with an all-female lineup, M.I.A. is leading...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

We’re Tracking Post-Election Acts of Hate in Texas

The Observer found news reports documenting dozens of incidents of election-related harassment, vandalism or violence in the Lone Star State...
The Texas Observer  |  12-07-2016  |  La Linea

Horton Wins Oconee Commission Seat

Former commissioner Chuck Horton defeated Marcus Wiedower by a 520-vote margin Tuesday night in the special election runoff for the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-07-2016  |  In the Loop

The Seattle Art and Performance Quarterly Is Out Now!

by Stranger Staff Ira Glass comes to Benaroya Hall January 29. JESSE MICHENER The Winter 2016/2017 edition of Seattle Art...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2016  |  Slog

Listen Up! Dec. 7

Every Wednesday, we make a Spotify playlist containing tracks from artists mentioned in the current music section. Give it a...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  12-07-2016  |  FFW>>

Brooklyn Street Local goes Italian for pop-up series

Just back from his latest trip to Italy, Brooklyn Street Local chef/co-owner Jason Yates is transforming the diner kitchen into "Cucina...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Fentanyl crisis prompts authorities to plan supervised-injection services for Surrey and cities around B.C.

Surrey has revealed two locations where it wants to open supervised-injection services for drug users and other jurisdictions outside the...

Thinking about Pearl Harbor, fascism, and my father, 75 years after

Seventy-five years ago today, the Empire of Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack that brought the United States...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Aggies Wheel Out Unwelcome Wagon for White Nationalist Richard Spencer

Hundreds of protesters turn out to support ‘Aggie Values’ during white nationalist event on campus White nationalist Richard Spencer faced...
The Texas Observer  |  12-07-2016  |  La Linea

First Night Pittsburgh announces New Year's line-up

With the theme Pittsburgh: The Next 200 Years, this annual New Year's Eve program celebrates the city’s bicentennial for one...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogh

In Flames lives to entertain

There’s a refreshing lack of pretension to what the band does...
The Georgia Straight  |  12-07-2016  |  Music

Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood gets its first luxury lofts

A neighborhood with historical Italian roots, Bloomfield is taking a step toward joining neighborhoods like Lawrenceville, the Strip District and...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogh

'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

Sanity Claus

Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  12-17-2007  |  Reviews

Turn On the Basement Lights

Rock writer and Dylan freak Sid Griffin attempts to crack one of music's great mysteries.
Cleveland Scene  |  Justin F. Farrar  |  10-26-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews