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Grocery Workers Nightmare and Wet Dream

by Anonymous After 21yrs of taking your crap with a smile on my face, at this time, I don't have...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Under This Stay-at-Home Order, What Can You Do in Washington Right Now?

by Nathalie Graham Tending to a bonsai tree is ALLOWED. Karen Moskowitz/Getty ImagesGov. Jay Inslee announced a new shelter-in-place order...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

The Mercury Cheer Up Club: Funny, Sweet Stuff to Finish Your Day

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Today including best practices for Zoom backgrounds. TwitterGuys! You are doing such a good job of...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Q&A: A Gay Portlander on the Familiar Fear of Coronavirus to People Living With HIV/AIDS

by Blair Stenvick Robby Bricker'Voyles in an Esther's Pantry T-shirt. Robby Bricker'VoylesFor most Portlanders, the COVID-19 pandemic is the first...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

So You Want Quarantine Bangs...

by Nathalie Graham odbNLnKt / Getty ImagesPandemic bangs. I know you're thinking about them. I have seen people across the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump Coronavirus "GUIDELINES" Land in West Coast Mailboxes

by Eli Sanders Delivered to a local mailbox yesterday. RobertoWhen he's in front of cameras, President Trump has been lying...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Young Muscle Sub Wonders Where the Young Doms Are (Spoiler: They're Sheltering At Home)

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage College student here. Twenty-two, on the East Coast. Here’s the thing:...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

You Can Now Stream SPLIFF—Our Cannabis-Themed Short Film Fest—Online!

by Chase Burns I'll be blunt with you: SPLIFF—our hilariously fun cannabis-themed short film fest—is my favorite part of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

So You Want Quarantine Bangs...

I am your enabler. Let's talk. by Nathalie Graham Bangs! I have them.Pandemic bangs. I know you're thinking about them...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Detailed COVID-19 Reports on the Way, Pok Pok Shutters, and STOP BROADCASTING TRUMP'S PRESS BRIEFINGS!

by Mercury Staff Stop broadcasting Trump's lie-fests! Alex Wong / Getty NewsHere's your daily roundup of all the local and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Closes Parking Lots at Trails, Beaches, and Popular Recreation Areas

by Eli Sanders A parking lot at south Seattle's Seward Park today. ESOutdoor playgrounds have already been cordoned off with...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Oregon Inmate Files Federal Lawsuit Against Columbia County Jail's "Indifferent" Response to COVID-19

by Alex Zielinski Columbia County Sheriff's Office A diabetic man being held in Oregon's Columbia County Jail (CCJ) has filed...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

You Can Now Stream SPLIFF Online!

Did you miss the SPLIFF Film Fest last year? Want to watch it again? Now you can watch it from...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Gun Store Challenges Athens Shelter-in-Place Law

Athens gun store Clyde Armory filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Clarke County Superior Court seeking to overturn Athens-Clarke County's recently...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-25-2020  |  In the Loop

Pok Pok's Andy Ricker Announces Shut Down of All His Restaurants

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Courtesy Pok Pok WingsAward winning local chef Andy Ricker announced on Instagram this morning that he...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Trump Coronavirus "GUIDELINES" Land in West Coast Mailboxes

Has the president actually read this thing? by Eli Sanders Delivered to a Seattle mailbox yesterday. Slog reader RobertoWhen he's...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Are You in Recovery and Isolated by the COVID-19 Crisis? Here's Help!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey valentinrussanov / Getty ImagesMany of us forced into isolation by the COVID-19 crisis are greatly inconvenienced,...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Democrats Pitch Stimulus Deal as Win, Seattle Is 5% Stupid, Prince Charles Catches Bug

by Nathalie Graham We don't know all the details yet, but if these three dopes like it then it probably...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Congress Agrees on Relief Package, Trump's Easter Massacre, and Comrade Britney Spears!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of COVID-19 has threatened our ability to keep producing...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-25-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message to the City from Lynn Shelton

"It's all done on my phone. And you can do it too." by The Stranger "I've been thinking a lot...
The Stranger  |  03-25-2020  |  Slog

Don't Forget Convenient Grab-and-Go Flagpole Distribution Locations

Hey Athens, we know things are pretty tough right now with the Coronavirus protocol in place, but we didn't want...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-25-2020  |  Culture Briefs

Quarantine Club: Part Two of The Plague

Plus, good news for procrastinators! by Christopher Frizzelle Remember when we were allowed to go to beaches? jakkapan21 / Getty...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "To One Shortly To Die" by Walt Whitman

by Rich Smith The mother of American poetry. Hulton Archive / GETTY IMAGES I know. The third inordinately talented, prodigiously...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Who is To Know?

by Anonymous 6 feet is the right amount of space for social distancing. Okay. At first 250 was the max...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love: Holing Up

by Dan Savage JOE NEWTONMy question is on managing “gray area” intimacies during the pandemic. I have a lover/friend that...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

OHA says to "stay connected."

by Anonymous Under these stay at home measures, I am completely isolated, as I am sure many others are. However...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Mercury Cheer Up Club Presents: Funny Stuff to Finish the Day

by Wm. Steven Humphrey When quarantined roommates get on each others' last nerve. TwitterPHEW-WEE-WEEEEEEE WOTTA DAY, AMIRITE? What do you...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: Paging Dr. Bummer...

Episode #700 — March 24, 2020 by The Stranger This week, Dan's guest is epidemiologist Daniel Westreich, who spells out...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

These 2020 James Beard Award Semifinalists Are Offering Takeout and Delivery in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff Logan Cox of Homer was nominated for best chef: Northwest and Pacific, and you can get...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Her Boyfriend Is Too Busy Masturbating With His Secret Box of Boobs to Have Sex With Her

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I have been with my boyfriend for three years and our...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Want to Escape Seattle for a While? Check Out These Live Streams and Online Resources from Places Around the World

by Stranger EverOut Staff Take a virtual tour of Hawai'i Volcanoes and other national parks (like Utah's Bryce Canyon and...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

"How's the Portland Mercury Doing?": An Update

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Remember the old days when we published newspapers? Man... good times. Good times.Hello Portland friends and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Mayor Eased Parking Restrictions But This Ballard Restaurant Keeps Getting Ticketed

by Nathalie Graham Where's the COVID-19 loophole? Anders Clark/ Getty ImagesChef Eric Rivera's Ballard restaurant, Addo, has been called "tech-obsessed"...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

UGA Willson Center Announces 'Shelter Projects' Micro-Fellowship Program

UGA's Willson Center for Humanities and Arts has just launched a new micro-fellowship program called "Shelter Projects," inviting graduate students...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-24-2020  |  Culture Briefs

Is Multnomah County's Jail System Prepared for COVID-19?

by Alex Zielinski Entry sign at the Inverness Jail, one of Multnomah County's two jail facilities. Multnomah County As the...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Federal Government Has Sent Oregon 25 Percent of the Emergency Medical Gear it Needs

by Blair Stenvick Gov. Kate Brown speaks to reporters at a press conference last week. motoya nakamura/ Multnomah county Oregon...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Logic Behind Sacrificing Old People for the Economy

If we have learned anything about the politics of gun control, it is this: the GOP can stomach a whole...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Mayor Extends State of Emergency, and Trump to "Reopen" Country by Easter? LOL!

by Mercury Staff Mayor Ted Wheeler on Portland's state of emergency this afternoon. Mercury StaffHere are your latest local and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill: "We Can't Have a Repeat of the 2008 Bailout"

"This is about taxpayer dollars and it's about worker fairness." by Eli Sanders Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal says she's trying...
The Stranger  |  03-24-2020  |  Slog

First Coronavirus Death Reported in Athens as Oconee Residents Press for Restrictions

The Northeast Health District reported the first COVID-19 death in Athens today. The victim was a 67-year-old man who had...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-24-2020  |  In the Loop

Stay Healthy by Streaming Portland Yoga Classes at Home

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Nitat Termmee / Getty ImagesHaving a healthy routine is more important than ever during the COVID-19...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Watch Party

by Anonymous Fucking people are so starved for attention that when they finally get a chance for solitary introspection, they...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-24-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

She's Not Loretta Lynn's Daughter, But She is Johnny Cash's Mother

At 36, Lynne is an artist unapologetic in her stubbornness, defensive about her creative process, and reluctant to play the celebrity game with even a well-meaning listener like myself.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Tray Butler  |  08-25-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

As millions of Americans prepare to file their annual taxes, they do so in an environment of media-perpetuated tax myths. Here are a few points about taxes and the economy that you may not know, to consider as you prepare to file your taxes.
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  David Cay Johnston  |  04-14-2011  |  Economy

Director R.J. Cutler Talks About 'The September Issue'

Cutler talked with us about Vogue, creative director Grace Coddington and coming face to face with the devil herself, only to find she's not that scary after all.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Molly Eichel  |  09-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews