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How Useful Is the Aggressive Fare Enforcement of Link Light Rail?

by Charles Mudede Charles MudedeThe one, possibly only thing, I dislike about Vancouver BC's SkyTrain is that it's completely run...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

Tommy Orange's Debut There There Is a Hymn to Urban Indians

It's the best novel I've read this year. by Rich Smith Tommy Orange reads from There There at Elliott Bay...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

Truthtelling Stand-Up Comedian Michelle Wolf Is Coming to Portland

by Ned Lannamann Mindy Tucker / michelleisawolf.comMichelle Wolf has just announced a Portland show! The stand-up comedian, who delivered a...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Kathy Griffin Is Back and Better Than Ever

by Katie Herzog Kathy Griffin performs this Saturday at the Moore Theatre. This story is presented as part of The...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

‘Driven’ is an Edgy Memoir of Cars, Crises and Coming of Age

In the crowded field of memoir, it’s the elevator pitch that sells copies, and this book certainly has one: a...
The Texas Observer  |  06-11-2018  |  La Linea

Spun Out: 5 Essential Cuts Selected by Local DJ Simone

Extremely eclectic, TUF-affiliated DJ Simone reveals her top 5 tracks of the moment. by Dave Segal DJ Simone's sets boldly...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

Seattle City Council Will Vote on a Head Tax Repeal

That was fast. by Steven Hsieh City of Seattle That was fast. Just last month, Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

Net Neutrality Is Alive and Well in Washington State

by Katie Herzog The end of net neutrality could make cable giants like Comcast even richer. But not in Washington...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

The 33 Best Music Shows in Seattle This Week: June 11-17, 2018

The Stranger's music critics' picks for this week. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This week, our music critics have...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

"The Only Explanation for All of Trump's Behavior"

by Eli Sanders The president, in Singapore, blows out a birthday candle. Getty Images For those still playing the never-satisfying...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

AD: Solstice returns with Fremont Fair

Celebrate Seattle’s summer kickoff Saturday & Sunday by Stranger Things To Do Partner Fremont Fair’s free-spirited celebration of local music,...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

Seattle Mariners Somehow Leading AL West By Destroying Your High School Math Teacher

Pythagorean record, be damned! by Spike Friedman It's good to be number 1. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images As of right now,...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

Protest briefly closes State Street

Protesters sat in State Street blocking bus traffic on Monday afternoon to push for economic equality. It’s part of a...
Isthmus  |  06-11-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Oconee IDA Approves Bonds for Senior Living Center

Last month the Oconee County Industrial Development Authority approved unanimously the spending of up to $375,115 on a contract to...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-11-2018  |  In the Loop

Kathy Griffin Is Back and Better Than Ever

Kathy Griffin talks to Katie Herzog about being hated. by Katie Herzog Editor's note: This interview originally appeared in our...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stormy night

Stormy Daniels received a hero’s welcome during her visit to Silk Exotic in Middleton. She even autographed a pocket-sized U.S...
Isthmus  |  06-11-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

They Don't Have Toilet Paper

by Anonymous 25 million new customers, possibly. Say what you will, but Donald "Birdman" Trump will hand over 25 million...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 33 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jun 11-14

Pride Pops Off as a Q.U.E.E.N. Arrives to Reign Over Portland! by Mercury Things to Do Staff Janelle Monae is...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Rattlesnake Ridge Slide Slows Down, Racist Leaflets Left Around Bellevue, North Korean Summit Upon Us

Worst Grandma Of The Year found in Tennessee, watch out for World Cup traffickers, IHOb by Nathalie Graham I hate...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Trump Implodes at G7, North Korea Meeting, and No Bad Whores

by Alex Zielinski We are all Angela Merkel Leon Neal / Getty Images) Good morning, Portland! It's going to creep...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Rainbow Rodeo

Rainbow Rodeo The Texas Gay Rodeo Association has been busting stereotypes for more than three decades. – Photos by Brian...
The Texas Observer  |  06-11-2018  |  La Linea

Win Tickets to Wednesday's I, Anonymous Show!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey HEY! This coming Wednesday, June 13 marks the return of one of the funniest comedy shows...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Courage to write

Ahmed Ismail Yusuf was raised as a nomadic herder in Somalia, and taught himself to read with Maya Angelou’s “I...
Isthmus  |  06-11-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Tell All: My friends are sexual showoffs

My wife and I know a couple who always give too much information. When the four of us get together,...
Isthmus  |  06-11-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Six different kids from six different fathers?

by Anonymous ...I'm talking about cats, of course! Have you ever wondered how a litter of kittens can look so...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Recyclers a la Bad Judgement

by Anonymous When you trespass down my very long driveway at 4am and you are digging through my personal garbage...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Things to Do in Seattle: Summer 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Clockwise: Becoming American, CAMPTACULAR!, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Seafair Milk Carton Derby Seattle Art and...
The Stranger  |  06-10-2018  |  Slog

Timbers Can't Solve Sporting Kansas City in Scoreless Home Draw

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers No team in MLS plays the Portland Timbers tougher at Providence Park than does...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Founders' tale

Claire Haden is the driving force in “1776,” playing John Adams in a ponderous and uneven musical that looks at...
Isthmus  |  06-10-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

I Know You

by Anonymous Your life is not bad. It is more difficult than able bodied humans but you definitely have resources...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Think we need a third bridge?

by Anonymous Congestion Relief in Portland? I was at an Awards dinner May 19th at the University of Portland. I...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Decertify the Election (Again)!

by Anonymous My Question is….Who would be President of the United States of America. When the 2016 election is declared...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Impeachment sends the wrong message;

by Anonymous AND 2. Is it the Supreme Court that would decide that through no one fault of anyone, yet...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Decertify the Election!

by Anonymous Impeachment sends the wrong message;It implies a fair and honest election. Decertify the Election! If the November 2016...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Rep. Jayapal Met With Asylum Seekers Held at SeaTac Prison

What's heartbreaking is they were not given any chance to say goodbye to their children to explain what was happening...
The Stranger  |  06-09-2018  |  Slog

SLOrk@10 at Bing Concert Hall

For 10 years now, the Stanford Laptop Orchestra—aka SLOrk—has been reimagining orchestral music. Instead of playing strings, woodwinds and brass,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-09-2018  |  Activate

Tim Kerr Brings New Show to Seeing Things

Austin-based painter and photographer Tim Kerr is a true renaissance man. In addition to his work as a visual artist,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-09-2018  |  Activate

Christie Lenee at Club Fox

Last year’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Christie Lenée, brings her impressive fret-tapping and fingerpicking techniques to Redwood City this weekend...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-09-2018  |  Activate

I Am Absolutely Fascinated By Hate

by Anonymous Rather, I am fascinated by the things people hate. I don't really have it in me to be...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-09-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Les Miserables at the Paramount Is Better Than the Movie

by Christopher Frizzelle An arty, funny, radiant production of Les Miserables runs at the Paramount through June 17. Matthew Murphy...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

The Best Film Events in Seattle: Summer 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss the opening of Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley’s absurdist comedy about...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

The Best Readings & Talks in Seattle: Summer 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss This American Life creator Ira Glass when he comes to Tacoma in...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

More Gay Men Are Doing a Drug Named Tina

In cities on both coasts, the stimulant crystal methamphetamine has become the party/sex drug of choice among gay men. The drug, called "tina," is implicated in the spread of AIDS.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Eric Snider  |  04-27-2004  |  Science

Post-Pedro

David Bazan buries the Lion and re-examines his faith
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chris Parker  |  11-03-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

My Brief Encounter with Portland's Swinger Community

I find myself at the front door of a modest-sized home on a unseasonably warm night in late May, notebook in hand, ready to attend my first swinger party. After a knock, a cordial middle-aged couple who host about one party a month, open the front door and greet me. She is wearing a green visor with the phrase "Penis-Centric" written across the brim.
The Portland Mercury  |  Matthew Vollono  |  06-19-2009  |  Culture