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A New Vinyl-Themed Bar and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: June 7, 2019 Edition

by Stranger Things To Do Staff The new Capitol Hill bar Life on Mars boasts over 5,800 vinyl records available...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Larry Gossett Faces His First Serious Challenger in Girmay Zahilay

Zahilay is challenging hometown civil rights hero Larry Gossett, who has run unopposed since at least 1999. by Rich Smith...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: He...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Big Little Lies 2: The Streepening Is Ready for Us to Meme the Hell Out of It

by Ned Lannamann Jennifer Clasen/HBODid we need more Big Little Lies? Originally designed as a one-and-done, the glossy, juicy limited...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Time for the Women's World Cup, Baby!

It's here! by Nathalie Graham Megan Rapinoe hugging Alex Morgan is a physical representation of my feelings toward this tournament...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

RIP, New Orleans Swamp-Rock/Voodoo-Funk Legend Dr. John

by Dave Segal Dr. John performing during Mardi Gras in 2016. Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City Winery NashvilleOne...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Pigment That Makes People Black Is Helping Fungi Thrive in Chernobyl

by Charles Mudede "Aerial view from Pripyat which was abandoned in 1986 after a nuclear disaster in Chernobyl power plant."...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Washington Hemp Industry More Than Doubles in Size after Statewide Legal Changes

by Lester Black Hop farming is booming in Washington this year. GettyThis summer will probably see the biggest industrial hemp...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 94 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: June 7-9, 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Catch Thunderpussy (pictured), Sassyblack, and a slew of other local acts at Saturday's Volunteer...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

RIP, New Orleans Swamp-Rock/Voodoo-Funk Legend Dr. John

A tribute to the polyglot, eccentrically soulful New Orleans musical legend Dr. John, who died yesterday at age 77. by...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Tacocat's Record Release Show Is Perfect for High Gemini Season

by Jasmyne Keimig Tacocat is playing on Saturday at Showbox. Helen Moga/Courtesy of Sub Pop RecordsYou know what, it's Gemini...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Anti-Porn Crusader Starts Cannabis Church

Craig Gross is a man on a mission. by Katie Herzog Craig Gross, man of God/weed CGCraig Gross is a...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

I'm Reading a New Piece of Writing Tonight About Slog Commenters

by Christopher Frizzelle I am one of several acts in a fundraiser at The Factory for the performer Cherdonna, seen...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

This Saturday Is Your Best Chance of the Year to Drink Beer from Floodland Brewing

We picked your Saturday beer for you. by Lester Black Adam Paysse pouring some of his Floodland beer at his...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Late Night Review: A Welcome Callback to Nora Ephron Comedies

by Elinor Jones Emily Aragones / Amazon StudiosSomething great has been happening in comedies the last few years: Women who...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Andrew Ahn's Driveways Is a Poignant Tale of Intergenerational Friendship

by Gillian Anderson Mother and son are the new arrivals in Driveways.In Driveways, a mother and son travel to her...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Why the Fuck Do We Bathe in the Morning?

by Anonymous Why? Do we as a culture bathe in the morning? Let's be real. ALL day we are out...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fleet Week Shriek

by Anonymous Where can I protest Portland Fleet Week?!?! I mean who even gives a shit about navy boats except...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Washington State Investigating Facebook and Google Over Political Ads

Despite bans on local political ads in Washington, the tech giants have collectively sold hundreds of them. by Eli Sanders...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

In Lulu Wang's The Farewell—Which Closes SIFF on Sunday—Not Knowing Is the Best Medicine

by Gillian Anderson The Farewell (featuring Awkwafina in her first starring role) is a true story based on a lie.If...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Biden Backpedals, Trump Helps Saudis Kill Us, and Some Very Disturbing Tapeworm News

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Boeing Lawyers Up, WHO Finds One Million New STI Cases Daily, Biden Flips Stance on Abortion Funding

by Timothy Kenney [CUT TO: JOE BIDEN'S INTERNAL MONOLOGUE] "Shit, shit, shit, do I believe in abortion or do the...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2019  |  Slog

Michael Thurmond Signs New Edition of Athens Black History Book Saturday

Athens native Michael Thurmond will sign copies of A Story Untold: Black Men and Black Women in Athens History at...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-07-2019  |  Culture Briefs

Slog PM: Climbers Rescued from Rainier, Straight Pride Flag Is Fucking Ugly, Protestor Interrupts Jeff Bezos to Talk About Chickens

by Chase Burns Do you think she misses them? AAAAIMAGES/GETTY IMAGESStranded Mount Rainier climbers have been rescued: The four men...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

The First Huichica Walla Walla Festival Will Include Yo La Tengo, Waxahatchee, and More

by Ned Lannamann Huichica Music Festival—the boutique music, wine, and food festival started in 2009 in Sonoma, California, by Gundlach...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

Black Mirror Is Still Worth Watching Because We're Still Technology's Bitch

by Robert Ham NetflixNetflix dropped the fifth "season" of Black Mirror yesterday with three new episodes that explored the show's...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

Will Laws—or Lawsuits—Fix the Way Oregon Treats Mentally Ill Criminal Defendants?

by Alex Zielinski RYAN F. JOHNSONOregon now has more than enough evidence to show that its methods of treating mentally...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Musician Vaughn Kimmons Invited to Become a New Voting Member of the Recording Academy

by Jenni Moore Vaughn Kimmons AKA Brown Alice. Miss Lopez MediaToday the Recording Academy named Portland-based artist Vaughn Kimmons (frontwoman...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ex-SSDD Guitarist and Aesthetic Mess DJ Jermaine Blair Reveals His Top 5 Tracks

Ex-SSDD guitarist and radically diverse DJ for the Aesthetic Mess crew Jermaine Blair reveals his top 5 tracks. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

24 Non-SIFF Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: June 6–9, 2019

Late Night, Asako I & II, General Magic, and Other Critics' Picks by Charles Mudede It's movie time! The Seattle...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

Flavors of the Month: Seattle Food & Drink Specials to Try in June 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Ten percent of the proceeds for Molly Moon's Pride Cone will be donated to...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

What Is Up?

by Anonymous What's with barking dogs, sometimes at 4 am when I walk by? Sometimes freaking me the shit out?...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

He Can't Come Inside Her and She's Losing Her Patience

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Here’s the deal: I can’t make my boyfriend come with my...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

The First Huichica Walla Walla Festival Will Include Yo La Tengo, Waxahatchee, and More

by Ned Lannamann Huichica Music Festival, the boutique music, wine, and food festival started in 2009 in Sonoma, California, by...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dude York's "Box" Is Summer Heartbreak Fun

by Jasmyne Keimig Today, Seattle punk trio Dude York released a music video for the second single, "Box," off their...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

Transportation Activists Hold Jazz Funeral for Victims of Traffic Fatalities

by Blair Stenvick Activists with BikeLoudPDX protest speed conditions on SE Division in December 2016. DIRK VANDERHARTTwenty-one people have died...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Things To Do in Seattle: Summer 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Top row (left to right): Washington State International Kite Festival, Rigoletto, Claire Partington: 'The...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

Department of Energy Redefines Nuclear Waste to Make It Easier to Dispose of

What could possibly go wrong? by Katie Herzog JEFF T. GREEN/GETTY IMAGESIf you've got a problem with radioactive waste, you...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

The 30 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 10-13

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Jump to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday Monday, June 10 Connan Mockasin,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

FUUUUCK!!!

by Anonymous Stupid, stupid!! I bought cilantro instead of parsley. Idiot! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Black Mirror's Still Worth Watching Because We're Still Technology's Bitch

by Robert Ham NetflixNetflix dropped the fifth "season" of Black Mirror yesterday with three new episodes that explored the show's...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Are Seattle Politicians Managing Their Money? We Checked the Receipts.

Guess which candidate spent nearly $2,000 on glamour shots. by Nathalie Graham Yes, hello, I'd like to purchase an order...
The Stranger  |  06-06-2019  |  Slog

Seoul Survivor: Busted for Dope in South Korea

Teaching English as a second language in South Korea was a good gig for this recent college graduate and world traveler until he smoked hashish with the wrong people and found himself cought up in that country's draconian drug enforcement.
Isthmus  |  Jason Storbakken  |  01-28-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Spider-Man Franchise Loses Steam

After bucking the pitfalls of creating a sassy big screen superhero based on a popular comic book, and following it up with an even better sequel, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series has fizzled into a flagging mix of confused passion and diluted villainy.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  04-29-2007  |  Reviews

I Saw The Light: A Gay Man's Search for a Welcoming Church

After establishing an identity as a gay man, country musician and alternative journalist, the author realized that "just as preachers and Sunday school teachers used to tell me, I might have a soul, and it might need looking after."
Isthmus  |  Kenneth Burns  |  12-22-2005  |  LGBT