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UPDATE: Trump Announces Joint Bombing Strikes Against Syria by US-UK-France Now Underway-AP

by Sean Nelson Speaking of "very terrible regime"s... Getty Images AP reports the president announced that the US has “launched...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Multiple Reports: Trump Has Decided to Order Bombing Strike Against Syria

by Sean Nelson Operation Dog Wag finally gets rolling. Nate Gowdy Raw Story and other outlets have reported that as...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Great News! It's Now Illegal to Dump Human Shit In the Puget Sound

by Sarah Myhre Twilight of the shitty sound... tifonimages/gettyimages.comIn a time when good things in public seem to be few...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Help Wanted: We're Hiring a New Arts Editor!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Guys! The Mercury is on the hunt for a new ARTS EDITOR—are you that person? If...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sheriff Reverses Policy on ICE Detainers

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office will no longer detain undocumented immigrants for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport unless requests...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-13-2018  |  In the Loop

Last-Minute Plans: 127 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: April 13-15, 2018

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't yet made...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Elifritz Family Hires National Civil Rights Attorney to Investigate Portland Police Shooting

by Alex Zielinski A memorial to Elifritz sits outside the Cityteam shelter where he was killed. Alex Zielinski A Chicago-based...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tyler Perry's Acrimony Is a Waste of Taraji P. Henson's Brows

by Katie Herzog The trailer for Tyler Perry's Acrimony smolders. Taraji P. Henson plays Melinda, a scorned wife, and you...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. LEYA, Janelle Monae, Chris Carter, and More

The Stranger's music critic gets very excited about new songs by LEYA, Janelle Monáe, Chris Carter, and others in this...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Your Weekly Food and Drink News Round-Up: Openings, Closings, and Kitchen Switcheroos

by Chad Walsh Not again! Courtesy Lucky Devil LoungeHello, everyone! This is the last time I'll remind you that the...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Getting Back on the Bottom

by Dan Savage About two years ago I was raped by another man. I'm not going to retell all the...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Could Engineering Animals to Enjoy Pain End Animal Suffering?

A new twist on an old idea. by Katie Herzog S&M Pig Getty Images Last month, an undergraduate student at...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

So How's That Arming Teachers Thing Going?

by Dan Savage About as well as could be expected... Many teachers and their unions fiercely rejected the president’s suggestion...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Japanese Restaurant with AI Opens, Weekend Brunch Events, and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: April 12, 2018 Edition

Delicious news for your weekend. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, welcome our new robot overlords: Junkichi, a...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

New Totally 80s Rewind Exhibit at Living Computers Museum Re-creates the Feel of Your Friend's Basement

by Chason Gordon It's like being in the living room of that friend you had in 1987. CG With the...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder with This Gem, a Funny-Looking Cat with a Big Heart

by Sophia Stephens SS As my fingers disappeared into a swath of her warm, peach-grey fur, I made up my...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Timbers v. Minnesota Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers After a long, arduous, and ultimately winless month-long road trip to start the 2018...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Shitty Dog Comic

Callan Berry's response to creating a comic for the Stranger's inaugural Pet Issue. by Callan Berry Callan Berry [ Comment...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Today in NOPE: Taylor Swift Covers Earth, Wind, & Fire's "September"

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Theo Wargo / Getty Images EntertainmentLook: I have more patience with Taylor Swift than most. During...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

13 Things To Do in Madison This Weekend (April 13-15)

Yes, the weather this weekend is going to be awful. No, that shouldn't stop you from hitting the town...
Isthmus  |  04-13-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Things to Do Friday!

16 Things to Do for April 13 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Loma, Jess Williamson Recent Sub Pop signees Loma top...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

9 things to do for April 15 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Hannibal Buress Now that he’s (mostly) shaken...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Saturday!

13 things to do for April 14 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Ural Thomas & the Pain, Eldridge Gravy...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Pee Tape Is Real*

by Dan Savage There's a lot going on, as Rachel Maddow says at the top of her show every night...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Parsing Governor Abbott’s National Guard Charade

It started with a pair of helicopters taking off last Friday from an airstrip in Austin. On board was the...
The Texas Observer  |  04-13-2018  |  La Linea

Slog AM: New Executive Order Scrutinizes Amazon, Rainier Quakes Detected By Early Warning System

ALSO: The pee tape is haunting Trump, Trinidad and Tobago get with the times, Russian sanctions hurt Boeing by Nathalie...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Songs of nine-to-fivers

Madison Theatre Guild presents a reimagined musical version of “Working” at the Bartell Theatre. There are star turns for local...
Isthmus  |  04-13-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Good Morning, News: Wapato Sale, Comey's Tell-All, and One Sheriff's LIT SATURDAY

by Alex Zielinski Wapato Jail Multnomah County Good morning, Portland! It's Friday the 13th! I don't have strong feelings about...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Big Mixed-Use Development Planned for Former Athens Clock Factory

Photo Credit: Matt Clayton/Google A "super cool" 35-acre mixed-use development including a 3,000-seat music venue is planned for the the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-13-2018  |  In the Loop

Guest Editorial: Fix the Tax Code

The time to act is now. by Teresa Mosqueda Council member Teresa Mosqueda City of Seattle Like many of you,...
The Stranger  |  04-13-2018  |  Slog

Waubesa Shores Luxury Condos

This unique project offers gracious living with expansive views of Lake Waubesa. From its lavish amenities and high-end finishes, to...
Isthmus  |  04-13-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

That Escalated Quickly

by Anonymous Older guy several escalator steps below mine, on an escalator that was built in 2012: that was not...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-12-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

County Commission Votes to Sell Wapato Jail for $5 Million

by Kelly Kenoyer Wapato Jail Multnomah County Wapato Jail has been sold to Kehoe Northwest Properties for $5 million following...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-12-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Big Fish & Begonia Is Mostly Captivating

by Suzette Smith Codirectors Zang Chun and Liang Xuan labored for 12 years to bring their animated fantasy Big Fish...
The Stranger  |  04-12-2018  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 13 Newly Announced Seattle Events Before They Sell Out

Mary Lambert, Kid Rock, Ron Funches, and More Events on Sale Between April 10–13 by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  04-12-2018  |  Slog

Our Film Critics' Picks for This Weekend

The 30 Best Movies Playing from April 12–15 by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's good weekend for indie releases,...
The Stranger  |  04-12-2018  |  Slog

John Elifritz's Family Has Obtained a Lawyer

by Alex Zielinski ALEX ZIELINSKI Barbara Hinderlong-Elifritz has allegedly obtained a lawyer to represent her family following the shooting death...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-12-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Rampage, Monsters Fight, the Rock Is the Rock, and Chicago Gets Destroyed

by Ben Coleman Rampage is a searing indictment of the military-industrial complex, the privatization of space, and the unrestricted corporate...
The Stranger  |  04-12-2018  |  Slog

The South End's About to Get a Lot Funnier, with New Night Joketellers Union Bringing Top Comics to Clock-Out Lounge

Two of Seattle's best comics, Brett Hamil and Emmett Montgomery, are launching the Joketellers Union weekly at Clock-Out Lounge on...
The Stranger  |  04-12-2018  |  Slog

Trump's Reversal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Be Explained by a Current Art Show and a New Book

by Charles Mudede Dewey Crumpler, "Untitled 1," (2017) Photo by Yosef Chaim Kalinko, Seattle UniversityThe Washington Post reports that Donald...
The Stranger  |  04-12-2018  |  Slog

Hey, Seahawks! Bring In Colin Kaepernick!

We need a good backup quarterback. by Spike Friedman SERIOUSLY EZRA SHAW/GETTY Blackballed NFL quarterback and civil rights advocate Colin...
The Stranger  |  04-12-2018  |  Slog

There Is Now a Homeless Student for Nearly Every Washington Classroom

by Heidi Groover DONGSEON_KIM / GETTY Among K-12 students in Washington State, one in 25 is currently experiencing homelessness. That...
The Stranger  |  04-12-2018  |  Slog

Fight or Flight

Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-28-2005  |  Reviews

If I'm Lion, I'm Dyin'

If you and your kids aren't already admirers of the book, Narnia just may bore the crap out of the whole family.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  12-09-2005  |  Reviews

'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