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Charlottesville and the Shattering of America

When that gray car slammed into those people, it shattered a part of America, or at least the illusion of...
Isthmus  |  08-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Things to Do This Week: Aug 14-17

by Mercury Staff This is the last week before the sun goes out one way or the other. Hopefully it's...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-14-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tell All: Keep your flip-flops out of my office

I don’t want to look at people’s bare feet all day long. How can I stop co-workers from wearing flip-flops...
Isthmus  |  08-14-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Martyn Brown: John Horgan's new NDP government—this feels like...progress

The past week mostly involved undoing bad decisions that never should have been made in the first place...

Incomprehensible You

by Anonymous You took a sharp object and scratched my car from stern to stem — WHY??? It's not an...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Leap issues statement of solidarity with Charlottesville

The Virginia community has become the latest flashpoint for white supremacists who peddle anti-Semitic conspiracy theories...

Georgia Republicans Can't Seem to Bring Themselves to Condemn White Supremacists

Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file "Six of one, half dozen of the other..." President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-13-2017  |  In the Loop

What's In Your Fridge: Stephen Hamm

In which we reveal the favourite records, concerts, and grocery items of interesting Vancouverites...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-13-2017  |  Music

13 Vancouver concerts this week, August 14 to 18

Heavy-metal, alt-electronica, punk-rock, indie-pop, alt-folk, hip-hop: take your pick...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-13-2017  |  Views

Rally Today in Portland to Support Those Fighting Racism in Charlottesville

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Chip Somodevilla / Getty In case you missed it, this weekend groups of neo-Nazis, white supremacists,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Timbers Taken Apart in Toronto

by Abe Asher Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP Though they entered it as heavy underdogs, the Portland Timbers' Saturday...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Something's Up

by Anonymous I was watching some of the Charlottesville protests on a cable news channel. In one vid they showed...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Neon's for Peons

by Anonymous Stop wearing neon already.It isn't that we don't see you,it is that we don't like you.Surprise. [ Comment...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-13-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hundreds Clash over Confederate Monument in San Antonio

About 500 people converged on a San Antonio park in the blistering heat Saturday — some to call for the...
The Texas Observer  |  08-12-2017  |  La Linea

Who Did Your Ink?: Christina Gray tattoos her brother's art

We ask badass Vancouverites about the talented artists, indelible stories, and, at times, questionable antics behind their most treasured tattoos...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-12-2017  |  Views

58 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, August 13

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-12-2017  |  Views

All You Need to Know About: Metallica in Vancouver

After 36 years, the band still fills a stadium with more testosterone than an NFL locker room...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-12-2017  |  Music

City Threatens to Cease Recognizing Neighborhood Association Considering Homeless Discrimination Bylaw

by Dirk VanderHart Residents of Hazelnut Grove in 2015. The camp has since grown into a collection of tiny homes...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-12-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cutest Pet Photo Contest: Lulu and Trotskey vs. Django; Pedro vs. Darla

by Mercury Staff We received a huge volume of cute entries in our Cutest Pet Photo contest, and a select...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-12-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

LGBT in B.C.: Okanagan Pride celebrates a decade of queer events in Kelowna

Okanagan Pride is celebrating a decade of rainbow celebrations in Kelowna...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

Dermod Travis: Dining with deputy ministers for $275 a plate

It had to have been lost in the mail. It's the only plausible explanation. I can't imagine any other reason...

Paletaz PDX Push Cart is Selling the Mexican Desserts You Need

by Chad Walsh Paletaz PDX owners Silvia and Veronica Cuestas and Yesenia Gallardo at their August 10 open house. Chad...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pianos on the Street returns for eighth season in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, and beyond

Over 30 public pianos are now available for play near the Orpheum Theatre, Lonsdale Quay, Britannia Shipyards, and at other...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Music

75 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, August 12

Keep busy with these events...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

This Weekend's Style Event

by Elizabeth Mollo Meghan Bogden Shimek Sara Flate Nationale and Portland Garment Factory will host a one-night pop-up exhibition with...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sense8's Lana Wachowski and cast thank fans in video, with clips from Vancouver Pride

Check out the video and see if you can spot Vancouver...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

Taste This, Seattle: The Smoked Salmon Crepe at Joe Bar

A smoked salmon crepe—and a story. by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Lunch goals AF. TCB Joe Bar is truly one of Seattle's...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

The Stranger's Highball Week Is Coming! Here's Where To Go in Fremont & Ballard

by Stranger Things To Do Staff It’s almost time for The Stranger's HIGHBALL WEEK! Brace yourself for 15 specially crafted...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Landlords Appeal Judge's Approval of Portland's Renter Relocation Law

by Doug Brown Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, who introduced the city's renter relocation ordinance, speaking in February Dirk VanderHart Portland landlords...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

LGBT health organizations ask B.C. government to cover HIV–prevention drugs

We call on the provincial government to begin funding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as an HIV prevention tool...

Charleena Lyles' Family Files Claim Against City of Seattle

by Heidi Groover Charleena Lyles' younger sister, Tiffany Rodgers, and other family members led a march in the wake of...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Today on Craigslist: Man Wants to Impregnate Some Lucky Woman During Eclipse

Must like cats. by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Ian Hitchcock / GettyCheck out this Craigslist ad spotted by the keen eyes...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Week in Weed: Weed Gets Its Own Town, Seattle Hempfest Gets Targeted, and How To Be A Good “Weed Citizen”

A marijuana-themed ghost town?!? Sign me up. by Amber Cortes A marijuana-themed ghost town?!? Sign me up. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS The...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Ciudad's Chef Shuffle Hasn't Fixed the Issues

If only everything on the menu was as harmonious as the standouts. by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue CIUDAD Hanger steak and apple-cider-brined...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Local comic Kyle Bottom pledges to give back $25,000 to fellow Canadian comedians

A finalist in this year's SiriusXM Top Comic competition, Bottom wants to share his earnings with the comic community should...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

Cursed

by Anonymous Those days catching every red light. Those times a few minutes late to the bus, and it's early...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Hard Way

by Anonymous I swear some folks must choose this way on purpose. Without any thought put towards anything, they just...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Two suspects remain in custody after transit police were injured during arrests

The chief of Metro Vancouver Metro Transit Police, Doug LePard, says he's gratified "to see the courts recognize the danger...posed...

Nice To Talk To You

by Anonymous Nice to see you too. Jeez, it's been years since I've seen you, like over 10. That was...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

How The Minutemen Play on Fears and Fantasies

Author Rubén Martínez comments on The Minutemen, U.S. immigration policy and why George Bush wants to save the Mexicans.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Julia Goldberg  |  04-13-2005  |  Immigration

Free the Instagrams from your iPhone with a hand-crafted frame

Like so many other smart phone users, I love Instagram. Being a visual artist, the application is a very handy and inspiring way to edit and share photos easily and save them for inspiration. I recently started printing my Instagrams, but I had a hard time deciding how to display them. I wanted to be able to easily switch the photos while also keeping up the ones I couldn't part with. The solution: I made my own interchangeable Instagram frame.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kristen Solecki  |  07-25-2012  |  Art

Access Denied

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties