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Savage Love Episode 534

We are totally Trumping it up this week, guys. First Dan explains why it could be possible that DT is...
The Stranger  |  01-17-2017  |  Savage Love Podcast

I'm Okay, You're Okay, but Kristie Sucks

by Anonymous Hello Kitten. How you hated being called that! It's been a long time, dear. I hear you are...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Person of Interest: Negarra A. Kudumu

by Charles Mudede Negarra A. Kudumu Stanton Stephens Negarra A. Kudumu is something like a marvelous cloud of thinking and...
The Stranger  |  01-17-2017  |  Slog

Inside the Debate Over Whether the Seattle Womxn's March Should Be Silent

by Rich Smith Is a call for silence silencing the already-silenced? On Facebook this Sunday, a debate heated up among...
The Stranger  |  01-17-2017  |  Slog

Pedestrian Rights

by Anonymous To the asshole in the gray SUV by the Pearl District Safeway. I'm sorry you had to wait...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Granville Street's evolution continues with application to redevelop darkened movie theatres

There's a chance that it could become Vancouver's next high-tech zone...

UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

UPDATE: This just in from El Paso County in response to the website, including the County Commissioners' statement of confidence...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  01-16-2017  |  Indy Blog

High Society: Chasing the 9 to 5 High with Cody and Jack

by David Schmader "I would much rather have something more like that scene in 9 to 5, with a munchie...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Ableton Education for Beginners event ready to turn Vancouverites into the next star producer

Ever fancied yourself as the next Deadmau5, David Guetta, or Steve Bug—and then suddenly realized that you have no idea...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Music

The Young Pope May Not Be Trump Pope But He's Still A Kinda Fun Pope

by Spike Friedman "Here's Looking At You, God." HBOThere’s an ideal blend of camp and genuine greatness that short-run prestige...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Ujjal Dosanjh: Dr. Kellie Leitch, won't you help Canada with a test to keep idiots out of politics?

A former B.C. premier questions whether a Conservative leadership candidate can deny being a fool based on the number of...

City of Vancouver asks residents to clear drains in advance of rain and warm weather

Sometimes, the only thing messier than snow is the aftermath of snow...

Pioneering Newspaperman Bill Hilliard Has Passed Away

by Santi Elijah Holley Hilliard at his desk at the Oregonian, 1979. PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE OREGONIAN William A. Hilliard...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

King County NAACP Vice President Sheley Secrest to Run for City Council

by Heidi Groover Sheley Secrest will run against Jon Grant for Seattle City Council position 8. courtesy of secrest campaign...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Man found dead in apparent Richmond homicide near Viking Way and Cambie Road

A man who appears to have known the deceased is in custody...

For MLK Holiday, Activists Tear Down Fence and Take Over Oakland's St. Andrew's Plaza in the Name of 'Black Joy'

When the City of Oakland fenced off St. Andrew's Plaza last year some cheered the closure. A group of neighbors...
East Bay Express  |  01-16-2017  |  Ear Bud

Member of Vancouver's skateboard community covers funeral costs for mother who lost her son to fentanyl

Over the 2016 holidays an anonymous donor gave $3,000 to a Downtown Eastside First Nations woman who needed help paying...

Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump, and Angry Men Who Don't Understand Journalism

by Megan Burbank I read it so you don't have to. Over the holidays, I read Megyn Kelly's memoir, Settle...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Police investigating second set of KKK flyers distributed in Abbotsford

For the second time in the past three months, Ku Klux Klan literature has been found distributed in Abbotsford...

Matthew Griffin Snags 2017 Crook's Corner Book Prize for His Graceful Novel, Hide

Greensboro native Matthew Griffin has won the fourth-annual Crook's Corner Book Prize for a debut novel set in the South...
INDY Week  |  01-16-2017  |  Artery

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Lifelong Straight Guy Wants To Recreate Magical Gay Sex He Once Had With Smooth Guy Whose Queeny Ways Appealed to Him

by Dan Savage I'm about eight years older than you and am in good shape for a man my age...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Washington Governor, Attorney General Propose Abolishing Death Penalty

by Heidi Groover "While I’m governor, there will not be a state sanctioned execution of a Washington State citizen," says...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Vancouver Park Board closes Trout Lake to ice-skating due to forecast

Vancouver's days of ice-skating on Trout Lake may be coming to an end...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

Inauguration 2017 Playlist: Songs of Rage, Protest and Reflection

by Leilani Polk By now, more than half the U.S. population is likely feeling a growing sense of fear, rage,...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

38 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, January 17

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

MP3 Monday: Ancient History

This week's MP3 Monday is the slow-burning "Pico and Grand" from Ancient History's sophomore record, Good Friend Electrical. If you're...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  01-16-2017  |  FFW>>

Officials Are Doubling the Number of Homeless Counts in Portland

by Dirk VanderHart An outreach worker speaks with a homeless man during the last "point-in-time" homeless count in January 2015...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Opera's La Traviata Challenges "Decency" In An Indecent Society

by Rebecca Brown As Violetta, soprano Corrine Winters ranges convincingly from sharp and fiery to meek and broken in her...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

B Street Band Pulls Out of Inaugural Bash on Bruce Springsteen's Behalf

The headline you're looking for, blogs of the world, is Pennsylvania Avenue Freeze Out. by Sean Nelson Bruce Springsteen, not...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

B.C. Green Party sets record fundraising despite banning corporate and union donations

Greens raised $763,667 in 2016, a 93 percent increase over the party’s 2015 revenue...

Inauguration 2017 Playlist: Songs of Rage, Protest and Reflection

by Leilani Polk By now, more than half the U.S. population is likely feeling a growing sense of fear, rage,...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Our Arts Critics Recommend These 43 Events This Week

Shot, Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, A Live Blabbermouth Podcast Taping, And More Picks For Jan 16-22 by Stranger Things...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump, and Angry Men Who Don't Understand Journalism

by Megan Burbank I read it so you don't have to. Over the holidays, I read Megyn Kelly's memoir, Settle...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 43 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Jan 16-22, 2017

The Stranger's arts and culture critics' event picks for Jan 16-22, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Terry Allen’s Manifest Monographs

Lubbock don stages a vintage show for the ages...

10 things Warren mayor Jim Fouts looks like

Audio recordings of Warren mayor Jim Fouts allegedly using the n-word, c-word, and saying “blacks do look like chimpanzees” were released today by the...
Metro Times  |  01-16-2017  |  Blogs

Reporting Live: Seattle's MLK Day Rally and March

by Ana Sofia Knauf MLK Day in Seattle 2016. Ansel Herz Seattle students and residents are marching through the city...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Who wants to pound the yams of British star Idris Elba for Valentine's Day?

Fetching British actor Idris Elba is offering himself up in a charity fundraiser...
The Georgia Straight  |  01-16-2017  |  Views

Seattle Congressman Adam Smith Will Not Attend the Inauguration, Either

by Heidi Groover But Smith told The Stranger he doesn't consider it a boycott. office of rep. adam smith Like...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Wait, Why Did Washington Senators Vote Against Buying Cheaper Drugs from Canada?

by Rich Smith Senator Patty Murray has been doing so good against the forces of Trump! So why did she...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Don't Miss the I, Anonymous Show... Tonight!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Do you like laughing your pants off? Well, one of the funnest comedy nights in Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Well, The Stranger is Going to the Inauguration. Thanks (We Think?) To Our Partner, Longreads!

by Heidi Groover Please click on our stories so they don't lay us off. Our editors have informed us they're...
The Stranger  |  01-16-2017  |  Slog

Submerged: An Evacuee's Journal: Calculated Risks

Environmental activists in St. Bernard Parish are doing their own tests for contamination after Hurricane Katrina. Eighth in a multi-part series
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  Michael Tisserand  |  10-24-2005  |  Disasters

Should the government pay for Bradley Manning's gender reassignment surgery?

Shortly after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest security breaches in recent history, he announced that he was transgendered.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  09-04-2013  |  Commentary

I Had Sex at a Swingers Club and Liked It

An inside look at Atlanta sex swingers clubs.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  10-18-2012  |  Sex