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Practically vegan

The Madison area gets its second dedicated vegetarian (and in fact almost vegan) restaurant with Surya Cafe in Fitchburg. It’s...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Letters and comments from the Aug. 21, 2017 issue...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Comedy of woe

An early work from Sarah Ruhl, one of the country’s most original playwrights, “Melancholy Play” has a tough time balancing...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

"Hamilton" U

A UW summer course explores the many facets of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s game-changing musical “Hamilton.”...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Tenkara!

Japanese fly fishing offers a radical simplicity, in contrast to equipment-focused Western fly fishing. Madison’s Matt Sment is an ambassador...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Political animals

A federal appeals court has given gray wolves in the Great Lakes a reprieve. But the animals could still end...
Isthmus  |  08-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Keep Calm and Let It Eclipse

by Anonymous Looking forward to the major event, but concerned about: roads becoming parking lots, guns and alcohol, burned out...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

It’s Not Just Bathrooms: New Report Details Discrimination Faced by WA State Transgender Community

by Ana Sofia Knauf alex garland A third of Washington State's transgender residents cut down on eating and drinking in...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Who You Gonna Call If You're a White Racist Who Needs a Negro To Say You're Not a White Racist? Ben Carson

Carson will never let his master down. by Charles Mudede Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBen Carson, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Mayor Murray's Office Expressed "Concern" Over Confederate Monument at Lake View Cemetery

“During this troubling time when Neo-Nazis and white power groups are escalating their racist activity, Seattle needs to join with...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Reminder: Boeing CEO Stayed on Trump's Council While Others Jumped Ship

by Sydney Brownstone "God bless Boeing," Trump said in February. The company has cut more than 11,000 jobs in Washington...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Tiki Torches Aren't Just For Haters

by Dan Savage One of the better retorts to the white supremacists in Charlottesville would be to hold a march...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Tiki Torches Aren't Just For Haters

by Dan Savage One of the better retorts to the white supremacists in Charlottesville would be to hold a march...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

The Stranger's Highball Week Is Next Week! Here's Where to Go in Capitol Hill

by Stranger Things To Do Staff It’s almost time for The Stranger's HIGHBALL WEEK! Brace yourself for 15 specially crafted...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

The PBOT Employee Who Installed a "Swoosh" in Front of Under Armour HQ Has Paid for Cleanup

by Dirk VanderHart Actually pretty good craftsmanship. A retired Portland Bureau of Transportation employee who used his last day of...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump Attacks Amazon for the Things He Doesn't Give a Fuck About

Trump's tweet wasn't about Amazon; it was about Trump. by Charles Mudede One of Amazon's spheres... Charles MudedeHillary Clinton warned...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

It's Never Too Late for Guantanamo Baywatch

The band moves beyond surf. by Ryan J. Prado If Guantanamo Baywatch's blistering surf instrumentals and seething punk sermons ever...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Battle over Confederate history hits Madison

After violence in Charlottesville over efforts to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, some Madison residents and elected officials...
Isthmus  |  08-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Stranger's Highball Week Is Coming! Here's Where to Go in West Seattle & White Center

by Stranger Things To Do Staff It’s almost time for The Stranger's HIGHBALL WEEK! Brace yourself for 15 specially crafted...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Person of Interest: Dr. Richard Harruff Might Examine Your Body If You Die an Unnatural Death in King County

He doesn't want to believe in ghosts. by Tess Riski So you're the person who finds himself at the center...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love

Since there are lesbians out there who occasionally crave cock, does the reverse also happen? Are there gay men who...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

I, Anonymous: I Didn't Help You with Bus Fare, So You Put a Curse on Me

Worst curse. by Anonymous I was stumbling down the sidewalk in Lower Queen Anne. You passed me and asked, "Money...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Whose Streets? Is Vital to the Resistance

by Jenni Moore Most of us remember scrolling through news about the Ferguson protests on Twitter in 2014, but Sabaah...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

I'm Not Actually General Lee, by The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard

Any association between me and mah late namesake's bound to be what y'all Yankees call a misusndastandin'... by The General...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Fremont's Lenin Statue Is Currently Under Siege By Trump Supporters and the PizzaGate Guy

Okay. by Rich Smith Where is the Fremont bridge troll when you need him? Charles Mudede Uhhh, so the conspiracy...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Yes, You’ve Gotta See Brigsby Bear

by Ben Coleman The bear looks dumb. I get it, I do. You don’t want to see some dumb-looking bear...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

In This Corner of the World Arrives at an Especially Timely and Terrifying Moment

by Suzette Smith There’s an elephant in the room throughout Sunao Katabuchi’s latest animated film, In This Corner of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky: Fast and Sort of Furious

by Erik Henriksen “I just don’t think movies matter as much anymore, culturally,” infamously unpredictable filmmaker Steven Soderbergh told the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Now’s the Time to Revisit Ferguson with Whose Streets?

by Jenni Moore Most of us remember scrolling through news about the Ferguson protests on Twitter in 2014, but Sabaah...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Behold the Portland Mercury's Eclipse Issue! Also Behold THE END OF DAYS!

by Nostradamus MYLES PINKNEY So Merlin was over the other night, because it was the season finale of The Bachelor,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Easy Ways to Make Your Own Eclipse!

by Elinor Jones NASA Let’s say you want to experience a solar eclipse, but you’re busy on Monday. Maybe you...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Laws of God and Man Are Suspended During an Eclipse. Plan Accordingly.

by Ben Coleman NASA Now, I’m not a big-city lawyer, or indeed, any kind of lawyer at all, or even...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Flat-Earthers Explain the Eclipse

by Kathleen Marie UNKNOWN, 1800S For a moment, forget the fact that Earth is a sphere. Forget that the orbit...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Am Mortified by the Attention and Apologize for the Disruption

by The Moon, as transcribed by Eric D. Snider RYAN F. JOHNSON Ugh. You know I don’t like the limelight...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Who Is She? It’s Seattle's Newest Supergroup With Members of Chastity Belt, Tacocat and Lisa Prank!

Who Is She?'s “all-killer no filler” debut album, Seattle Gossip, is due out October 6th. by Anna Kaplan The coolest...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Nite Skool at Annex Theatre Is Hilarious, or at Least the First Half Is

In Nite Skool, writer Max Kirchner and "neo-burlesque" theater group the Libertinis find humor in the world of social-justice killjoys...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Rep. Jayapal: It's Time to Censure Trump Over His Failure to Condemn White Supremacists

by Steven Hsieh Good luck. Again. Courtesy of Pramila Jayapal Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) today announced a resolution to censure...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

The Astrological Signs of Horrible People

Oh! You're a Pisces! Just like Mitch McConnell. by Rich Smith DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGESYou've heard President Donald Trump is a...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Cheating Will Not Be Tolerated in the Mercury's Cutest Pet Photo Contest

by Mercury Staff Louie has been disqualified after receiving a suspicious number of votes from the same IP address. It...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

In This Corner of the World Is a Cute Movie About Hiroshima

by Suzette Smith There’s an elephant in the room throughout Sunao Katabuchi’s latest animated film, In This Corner of the...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Win Weekend Passes to MusicfestNW Presents: Project Pabst!

by Ciara Dolan It's almost time for MusicfestNW Presents: Project Pabst, our city's best PBR-fueled music festival! This year's lineup...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Astrologers Agree: The Eclipse Is Bad News for Trump

Astronomers Agree: Astrology Is Bullshit by Katie Herzog On Monday, August 21, a shadow will stretch across the United States...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2017  |  Slog

Michael the Black Man: Shot by Obama Henchmen?

How the Blacks Against Obama leader survived an "assassination" attempt.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  10-20-2008  |  Politics

Prostitute Says She Killed Three to Prove Love for Pimp

"When you're out there and you're living that fast life, you can never say what you wouldn't do," says Falicia Blakely, a nude dancer and mother who committed multiple murders at age 18.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mara Shalhoup  |  04-27-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Peace Corps Volunteers Play Delicate Role Amid Conflicts

Peace Corps volunteers serve not only as goodwill ambassadors but, in bellicose times, as extensions of the United States' foreign policy.
San Antonio Current  |  Lisa Sorg  |  01-05-2005  |  International