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Tim Heidecker’s Mister America Is Funny (If You’ve Also Seen Everything Else Tim Heidecker Has Ever Done)

by Morgan Troper Magnolia PicturesAt the end of 2017, Tim Heidecker’s On Cinema—a web series lampooning film criticism that the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Memory: The Origins of Alien Is a Stomach-Churning Look at the Making of a Classic

by Erik Henriksen Sundance InstituteThere are already plenty of deep dives into the making of Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi/horror classic...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Snoop Dogg Performs Surprise Concert in Tiny Ontario, Oregon; Local Officials Lose their Minds

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Snoop Dogg Arnold Turner/Getty ImagesIt was most likely the biggest thing that's happened for quite a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Photo Gallery: Athens PRIDE 2019

This year's Athens PRIDE celebration took place Sunday, Sept. 29, and Flagpole photographer Whitley Carpenter was there to document the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-07-2019  |  Culture Briefs

Timbers Step Up, Qualify for Postseason in Style

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland TimbersHeading into the decisive final day of the MLS regular season, there were plenty of...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Watkinsville Mayor Dave Shearon, Opponent Bob Smith Face Off in Debate

Photo Credit: Lee Becker Bob Smith and Dave Shearon. More than 100 people turned out on Thursday night for an...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-07-2019  |  In the Loop

Supreme Court Case Could Overturn Oregon’s Problematic Spilt-Jury Rule

by Blair Stenvick GETTY IMAGESA case going before the United States Supreme Court on Monday morning could fundamentally change Oregon’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Trump Ordered to Turn Over Tax Returns, Iraqi Police Kill Demonstrators, and Judgement Day for a Local Proud Boy

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington Teen's School Shooting Plans Thwarted, Trump Ditches the Kurds, Another Whistle-Blower

by Nathalie Graham A whistle-blower with firsthand information on the Trump-Ukraine call has stepped forward. Aiden-Franklin/Getty ImagesA Wild Waves tragedy:...
The Stranger  |  10-07-2019  |  Slog

Cheeseburgers > Muslim-Hating Vancouverites

by Anonymous This afternoon, people will go to lunch at a hamburger cart in Pioneer Square. Dozens of people will...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Our Music Critics' Picks for This Week

The Stranger's music critics' picks for the week. by Stranger EverOut Staff This week, our music critics have picked everything...
The Stranger  |  10-06-2019  |  Slog

Iannarone Campaign Calls on Mayor Wheeler to Return Funds From Donor Involved in Trump Impeachment Inquiry

by Alex Zielinski Mayor Wheeler at a 2018 press conference. Alex ZielinskiSarah Iannarone, a candidate for Portland 2020 mayoral race,...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

So Many Others Face So Much More

by Anonymous Last night my boss was hugging people before clocking out. He doesn't do that normally, but he's a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cell Phone Jacker

by Anonymous Not as if you give a fuck, or even have the means to access the internet.....Fuck you, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: The Mecca Is Meinert's, Diahann Carroll Is Dead, Sanders Had a Heart Attack

by Chase Burns Now under new ownership. Lester BlackIKEA will be closed for Thanksgiving: So will H&M, JOANN, REI, Crate...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

In Appreciation of Luis Tosar and His Thick, Thick Brows

America, meet Tosar. by Chase Burns I love him. Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty ImageWelcome to Unstreamable, a weekly column that...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

What Happens After Local Print Media Dies?

A Q&A with Media Matters fellow Matt Gertz by Rich Smith Miss you, friend. Sean Nelson Most local print media...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

Press Review: A UK Show Set at a Newspaper Makes You Wonder Why There Aren't More Shows About Newspapers

by Ned Lannamann Courtesy of Lookout Point - Photographer: Dean Chalkley/Colin HuttonNot to toot my industry’s own horn, but a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Live Review: Tegan and Sara, Aladdin Theater

by Blair Stenvick blair StenvickThursday night’s Tegan and Sara concert was held at the Aladdin Theater—but the Tegan and Sara...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Paris Theatre, Former Porn Palace Turned Downtown Nightclub, Has Shut Down

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Paris Theatre Mercury StaffThe Paris Theatre, the downtown nightclub located on the corner of Burnside and...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

🚨What's Their Issue?🚨 Shaun Scott Vs. Alex Pedersen

What's the difference between the District 4 candidates? by Nathalie Graham Shaun Scott (left) and Alex Pedersen (right) are running...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

Italian Food on Wheels and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Oct 4, 2019 Edition

News and events for foodies: Oct 4 edition by Julianne Bell This week, Rebecca and Nathan Lockwood of the respected...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

Live Review: Lana Del Rey, Moda Center

by Minh Tran Minh TranPredictably, a Portland October evening drizzle framed Lana Del Rey's visit to Moda Center last night—contrasted...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sex Workers, Doughboys, Cross-Dressers, and Ball-Lickers—Reader Advice Roundup!

Savage Love Letter of the Day — Reader Advice Roundup by Dan Savage This week's Savage Love Letters of the Day:...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero Doc Honors a Uniquely Special Force in '90s Indie Rock

The Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero doc honors the late frontman of one of '90s rock's most distinctive and influential bands...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

Franklin High Quakers

by Anonymous Why is the team name for Franklin High school the Quakers? Ben Franklin wasn't a Quaker, he was...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Portland Mercury's Nacho Week: All The Nachos You Can Eat, and All the Places You Can Eat Them!

by Mercury Promotions Ever since we announced that the Portland Mercury's Nacho Week was coming in 2019, nacho-lovers (and totcho-lovers,...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Last-Minute Plans: 92 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: October 4-6, 2019

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Elaina Friedman Panicking because you don’t know what to do this...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

The Portland Mercury's Nacho Week: All the Nachos You Can Eat, and All the Places You Can Eat Them!

by Mercury Promotions Ever since we announced that the Portland Mercury's Nacho Week was coming in 2019, nacho-lovers (and totcho-lovers,...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Gov. Brown Issues 180-Day Ban on Flavored Vapes

by Blair Stenvick GAWRILOFF/GETTY IMAGESOregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order immediately banning the sale of flavored vaping products—including...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Timbers v. San Jose Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland TimbersThe Portland Timbers' season has come down to this: with a win or a draw...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Researchers Have Developed Lab-Made THC and CBD

by Josh Jardine Esther Kelleter/Getty ImagesWhen you smoke, vape, or eat cannabis, you obtain the cannabinoids THC and CBD from...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Shooting at Vancouver Rest Home, Text Messages Betray Trump, and Joker Opens (If You're a Fan of Insecure White Dudes)

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 28 Best Things to Do In Portland This Week: Oct 7-10

by Mercury Things to Do Staff It's probably not a coincidence that as the night gets longer, the number of...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Sound Transit Fare Enforcement's Racial Disparity, the Seahawks Beat the Rams, Dolphins in the Potomac

by Nathalie Graham This is not a picture of last night's game. But the teams are right, so don't complain...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2019  |  Slog

#metoo is not a verb

by Anonymous Can we please stop using #metoo in place of a sexual assault accusation? People don’t get “metooed” they...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Warren Is a Cougar, ELECTION INTERFERENCE, Welcome to Cloud City

by Chase Burns Liz Warren. Moose Henderson / GettyTrump can't shut up about Biden: Do all narcissists have unhealthy obsessions...
The Stranger  |  10-03-2019  |  Slog

The Top 17 Shows to Check Out at Seattle's 2019 Earshot Jazz Festival

by Stranger EverOut Staff Grammy winner Cécile McLorin Salvant will bring her skill at blending genres to Seattle on October...
The Stranger  |  10-03-2019  |  Slog

37 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Oct 3–6, 2019

by Stranger EverOut Staff It's a big week for scary clowns, what with Joker running amok in theaters. Warner Bros.If...
The Stranger  |  10-03-2019  |  Slog

🚨What's Their Issue?🚨 Egan Orion Vs. Kshama Sawant

What's the difference between Kshama Sawant and Egan Orion? by Lester Black Kshama Sawant (left) and Egan Orion (right). Kelly...
The Stranger  |  10-03-2019  |  Slog

At Least One Dead From Shooting at Vancouver Retirement Home

by Blair Stenvick JAROMIR CHALABALA / EYEEM / GETTY IMAGESA Thursday afternoon shooting at a Vancouver, Washington retirement home has...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-03-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Mercury's October '19 Playlist: 100+ Songs to Blast You Into Fall

by Jenni Moore After a busy summer of live music and a plethora of new releases, #HotGirlFall is officially upon...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-03-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

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'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

The Mutual Benefits Fallout for South Florida Politicians Is Still Coming

The practice of legislators recommending lobbyists is odious. They are supposed to be agents of the people, not lobbyists for lobbyists.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Bob Norman  |  02-03-2009  |  Politics

What the McGreevey Mess Means for Closets and Corruption

New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey's revelation that he is gay was a momentous event that, sadly, could have only happened out of shame, not pride. The days when a married pol announces "Yep, I'm gay" just because he feels like it are as far away as Michael Jackson begging the FBI to chaperone his next date.
The Village Voice  |  Michael Musto  |  08-18-2004  |  Politics