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Elon Musk Gives "420" (and Cannabis) a Bad Name

by Josh Jardine JOHNY87 / GETTY IMAGESWhen Musk began dating musician Grimes, I knew it wasn't going to end well...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2018  |  Slog

The NW Film Center's Feminist Experimental Film Series Showcases a Multitude of Voices

by Robert Ham Popsicles, Gloria CamiruagaAs with nearly every artistic medium, the conversation surrounding experimental cinema has long been overshadowed...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ozzy Osbourne at the Shoreline Amphitheatre

If Black Sabbath didn’t single-handedly invent a particular kind of heavy rock, the Birmingham, England group certainly refined it. Beginning...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-05-2018  |  Activate

Timbers v. Real Salt Lake Match Preview

by Abe Asher Portland TimbersWith three games to go in the MLS regular season, the Portland Timbers are locked in...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Atomic Cafe Reveals That Our Government Has Always Tried to Downplay the Dangers of Radiation

The 1982 cult classic cine-essay screens for a week at Grand Illusion starting October 5. by Joule Zelman Trump’s EPA...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2018  |  Slog

Elon Musk Gives "420" (and Cannabis) a Bad Name

by Josh Jardine JOHNY87 / GETTY IMAGES When Musk began dating musician Grimes, I knew it wasn't going to end...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

See John C. Reilly Puking Up Baby Spiders in The Sisters Brothers

by Erik Henriksen A darkly funny, satisfyingly violent adaptation of Patrick DeWitt’s novel, The Sisters Brothers follows four men whose...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2018  |  Slog

Protest Today Against the Kavanaugh Vote and In Support of Women

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Sarah Rice / Getty ImagesPDX Resistance has announced there will be a rally/protest today (Fri Oct...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The New Trailer for HUMP! 2018 is Here!

WHAT IS WITH THE GOAT!? by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey HEY SEXY PEOPLE! The new trailer for HUMP!—America's sweetest amateur porn...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2018  |  Slog

The Sisters Brothers Movie Review: Behold, John C. Reilly Puking Up Baby Spiders

by Erik Henriksen A darkly funny, satisfyingly violent adaptation of Patrick DeWitt’s novel, The Sisters Brothers follows four men whose...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stupid Teens Steal Pizza Spice Instead of Weed

by Josh Jardine YARYGIN / GETTY IMAGESBeing a teenager is tough, now more than ever. (Except for the Crusades. Growing...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Kavanaugh Heads Toward Confirmation, Nobel Prize Winners Announced, and Whole Foods Fights Vegans

by Erik Henriksen Yesterday's protestors at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. Drew Angerer / Staff / GettyKavanaugh—"Judge...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-05-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Washington State Is Banning Pot Candy for No Good Reason

Those who love gummy candies might want to stock up. by Katie Herzog Get it while you can, boys and...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2018  |  Slog

Slog AM: The Pentagon Wants to Enlist a Virus-Carrying Insect Army; Speaking of Viruses, Kavanaugh Advances to Confirmation Vote

by Michael Bell Buzz, buzz, motherfucker. Digital Vision./Getty ImagesGenetically engineered, virus-carrying insect army: The Pentagon’s program calls them ‘Insect Allies,’...
The Stranger  |  10-05-2018  |  Slog

Donald Trump Jr. Will Campaign for Brian Kemp in Athens

Photo Credit: Savannah Cole/file Donald J. Trump Jr. isn’t the only big name that will be at the Classic Center...
Flagpole Magazine  |  10-05-2018  |  In the Loop

Hays County’s Transformation Gives Democrats Hope in Hill Country House District

Erin Zwiener bobs up and down, soothing her three-month old infant strapped to her chest, as she makes her pitch...
The Texas Observer  |  10-05-2018  |  La Linea

Things to Do Friday!

10 Things to Do for October 5 by Mercury Things to Do Staff 67th Annual Portland Greek Festival The 67th...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: DUI-Related Traffic Deaths Increase in Washington, Mormons Back Medical Marijuana, It's Beyoncé Night, Baby!

Bring Your Bible to School Day, Kevin Durant can say goodbye, Canada hates us by Nathalie Graham Beyoncé wouldn't drink...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Indigenous Peoples' Day 2018 Events

Art show, performances, and more ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day in October 2018. by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Buy Your Tickets to These 31 Newly Announced Events Before They Sell Out

by Stranger Things To Do Staff John Legend will come to the WaMu on his Legendary Christmas tour in December.We...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

It's Not That Democrats Were Dumb to Make an Issue of Kavanaugh...

by Dan Savage ...it's that Republicans are scum. From The Week: "The result of hearings, at least in the short...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

28 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Oct 4–7, 2018

Social Justice Film Festival, The Sisters Brothers, Atomic Cafe, and Other Critics' Picks by Stranger Things To Do Staff Summer...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology: Through October 9

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Electra is an action-packed story written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. It features...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Beloved Oregon Animator Will Vinton Has Died

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Will Vinton Cameron BrowneAccording to a Facebook post written by his family, beloved Portland animator Will...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Reader Thoughts on Opening Marriages, Weed, and Getting in the Mood

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: A...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

The Kavanaugh Hearings Could Be Good for the GOP—and Bad for the Dems

by Katie Herzog Win McNamee/Getty ImagesThe Kavanaugh hearings might have mobilized the left, but they've mobilized the right as well...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Weekday Trumpdate: Another Bullshit Day in Trump City

by Katie Herzog BluIz60/Getty ImagesOh Lord. It's Thursday once again, my turn to inform our dear readers about what Dear...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Buy Your Favorite Weed Gummies and Candies Now—They're About to Be Prohibited

A cannabis tragedy. by Nathalie Graham Girl, that better not be weed! ONOKY - Eric AudrasIt looks like the Washington...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

PSU Students, Faculty, Staff Ask Board of Trustees to Disarm Campus Police

by Alex Zielinski Andrew Jankowski Hundreds of PSU students, teachers, staff and other members of the community packed themselves into...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stupid Teens Steal Pizza Spice Instead of Weed

by Josh Jardine YARYGIN / GETTY IMAGESBeing a teenager is tough, now more than ever. (Except for the Crusades. Growing...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Despite Portland Playhouse's Best Efforts, Wakey Wakey Bored Me to Death

by Suzette Smith courtesy of Portland PlayhouseSend me to all your plays about death. I will gobble them down like...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

What's Happening With Kavanaugh and Where Do We Go From Here?

Well, everything pretty much sucks. by Nathalie Graham Wish you'd just fuck off, Brett. AARON P. BERNSTEIN / GETTY IMAGESThe...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

The New Trailer for HUMP! 2018 is Here!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey HEY SEXY PEOPLE! The new trailer for HUMP!—America's sweetest amateur porn festival—is HERE... and we may...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Venom Is Like Catwoman, If Catwoman Was Full of Toxic Masculinity

Venom is bad in a way I didn't think it was still possible for superhero movies to be. by Ben...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Ribald, CAN-like Funk of "Dragon Juice" by Reunited Olympia Band Old Time Relijun

Wild Olympia ethno-rockers Old Time Relijun give a sneak peek of their 2019 album See Now and Know with the...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

A Star Is Born Review: Hahah, Nope!

by Ciara Dolan I considered leaving A Star Is Born several times. For his directorial debut, Bradley Cooper remade the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Photos and Video: Women March On the Supreme Court

by Dan Savage Our Tracey Cataldo—who is our Director of Operations for Events—is in D.C. for a HUMP! screening. Women...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Venom Movie Review: Like Catwoman, If Catwoman Was Full of Toxic Masculinity

by Ben Coleman Venom is the Catwoman of toxic masculinity. It's bad. It's REALLY bad. And on top of being...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-04-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Is Amazon's Minimum Wage Increase a Step Forward or Just a Savvy PR Move?

by Katie Herzog Bezos does not lack for balls. Charles Mudede Amazon's announcement this week that the company will be...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Women March on the Supreme Court

by Dan Savage Stranger staffer Tracey Cataldo—our Director of Operations for Events—is in D.C. for a HUMP! screening. Women and...
The Stranger  |  10-04-2018  |  Slog

Harvest Festival in San Jose

Now that it is officially autumn in the Valley of Heart’s Delight, it’s time to take the family out in...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-04-2018  |  Activate

‘Canto: New Voices’ at Trianon Theater

Opera Cultura is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Canto: New Voices, a concert featuring the winner from the national...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  10-04-2018  |  Activate

'The Architecture of Community' Advocates a Return to More Conscientious Urban Development

Leon Krier contends that modernism, whatever its virtues in small scale, has been nothing but a disaster in larger scales -- a force that has managed to sterilize cities aesthetically, ruin years of expertise in building trades, and lead planners and developers to compose cities in unsustainable ways.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Scott Carlson  |  10-06-2009  |  Nonfiction

The garden of unearthly delights

Ann Baker’s fluid and feminine forms fit in with the flowers
Metro Spirit  |  Stacey Hudson  |  07-05-2007  |  Art

Cartoon: X-Treme Democracy

Hamid Karzai finally sees reason...
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-21-2009  |  Cartoons