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The Unlikely Story of Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas—and Where to See It Performed Live

by Charles Mudede Jose Gonzales, whose jazz trio performs the music every year as a fundraiser for Strawberry Theatre Workshop,...
The Stranger  |  12-08-2017  |  Slog

Dance Without Borders

Dance Without Borders Ballet Nepantla erases boundaries between dance forms and explores what it means to be from the borderlands...
The Texas Observer  |  12-08-2017  |  La Linea

Meet More Dumb Parents

by Anonymous You're pulling out a driveway with 2 babies in back. You so happy to see them with your...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-08-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Today on Craigslist: Anybody Need Any Haunted Nightmare Bones?

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Haunted bones, free to good home. Courtesy Craigslist From the keen eyes over at Portland Reddit...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-08-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Another Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Album, Both Sides of the Sky, Is Coming Out Next March

Featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks, Jimi Hendrix's umpteenth posthumous LP, Both Sides of the Sky, comes out March 2018. by...
The Stranger  |  12-08-2017  |  Slog

The Morning News: Manweller Says He Won't Resign, X-Men Director Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen in Washington

CW: Rape, sexual assault, harassment, the whole thing. by Sydney Brownstone Rep. Matt Manweller (R-Ellensburg) told reporters he just has...
The Stranger  |  12-08-2017  |  Slog

Things to Do Saturday!

13 things to do for December 9 by Mercury Staff Dan Rather The guy is 86 years old and is...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-08-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Friday!

12 things to do for December 8 by Mercury Staff Valerie June, Gill Landry The twangy new-folk music of Valerie...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-08-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

8 things to do for December 10 by Mercury Staff Oh Rose, Boone Howard, Wet Dream Our love for Olympia’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-08-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

10 for $10: Your Best Bang for the Buck Shows, Dec 8-10

by Mercury Staff The Chill Out Raiyasha Paris and Friends Of Noise present a benefit concert supporting low income individuals...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-08-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

‘Pressure, Dissuasion, Coercion’: Trump Officials Repeatedly Intervened to Stop Teen Refugees’ Abortions

In early March, a minor girl staying in a shelter for undocumented immigrants in Texas run by BCFS, a religiously...
The Texas Observer  |  12-08-2017  |  La Linea

Good Morning, News: Wheeler Bounces Housing Director, Al Franken Bounces Himself, and LA's Bros Are Upset

by Dirk VanderHart cosmonaut / Getty Images First up this morning, Mayor Ted Wheeler is saying goodbye to two more...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-08-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

15 Things To Do in Madison This Weekend (Dec 8 - 10)

15 things to keep you busy this weekend...
Isthmus  |  12-08-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

GOP Congressman Trent Franks Resigns Over Claims He "Discussed" Surrogacy With Subordinates

Oh is that what we're calling it now? by Rich Smith Will you have my baby? U.S. House of Representatives...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Where to See Holiday Lights

by Stranger Things To Do Staff There are precious few daylight hours this time of year, but that doesn't mean...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

SV411 EP026 Rehab Gone Rogue + Jennifer Wadsworth

This week on the SV411 Podcast, Metro staffer Jennifer Wadsworth returns to discuss her latest cover story, “Rehab Gone Rogue,”...

Our Film Critics' Picks For This Weekend

25 Picks for Dec 7-10 by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's time to revisit festive and wintry favorites—though Seattle...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Flesh and Blood: Cinema for the Age of Trump

by Charles Mudede Walking through the depressing Trump years. Flesh and BloodSince about the middle of this year, I have...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

25 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Dec 7-10, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks. by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's time to revisit festive and wintry favorites—though Seattle...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Seattle Is One Step Closer To Landing An NHL Team

What about the Sonics? by Steven Hsieh A KeyArena rendering from a presentation to City Council. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

House Passes Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Act, Removing Obstacles to Gun Ownership

by Sean Nelson Travis Bickle, coming soon to a state line near you. The U.S. House of Representatives brought America...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Where To Go During Tonight's First Thursday Art Walk: December 7, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Colin See-Paynton's Unkindness of Ravens is on display at Davidson Galleries' International Wood Engraving...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Feds Seize $50,000 From Repeat International Gun Part Smuggler in Oregon City

by Doug Brown Haoquin Liu's business adeadvancedoptics.com Oregon City's Haoqian Liu, who runs an online gun store, keeps getting busted...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Don't Care About Democrats Setting a Good Example

Putting a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault is the only thing that matters right now. by Sydney Brownstone...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Washington's Biggest Fraudster Escapes from California Prison

Frederick Darren Berg defrauded investors of over $100 million. by Katie Herzog Frederick Darren Berg is in the wind. U.S...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Culture News: 4Culture’s ED Retires, Seattle Rep’s AD Leaves for Pittsburgh, and Digable Planets’ Debut Gets a Re-Release

Plus, a vinyl addict that can't stop buying records, and the new LaSalle fiction-writing grant winner. by Amber Cortes Digable...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

The Next Labor Policy Coming to City Hall: Domestic Workers' Rights

Domestic workers aren't guaranteed sick time. by Heidi Groover Teresa Mosqueda is one of three council members who will take...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

I Hate You

by Anonymous I fucking hate you. I hate you when you come to work. I hate you when you sigh...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

Thoughts on soapy handjobs, pregnancies, and using dad's laptop. by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: A...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Vancouver Study Shows Why Seattle's HALA Is Doomed To Fail

by Charles Mudede Going up now, Bjarke Ingels' Vancouver House: "Think of Vancouver House as a giant curtain, at the...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Hurts Burger

by Anonymous January or February 2005. It was first period math. I was upset for a number of reasons. I...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Right turn

by Anonymous Sometimes when I'm working, I walk out in front of the cars trying to make a right turn...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Saw You: Black Friday in the Xmas Tree Lot

I know all about Black Friday. I’ve been there with sleep still in my eye, cross-trainers laced up, elbows out...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-07-2017  |  Activate

In Shake-Up, Ted Wheeler Announces the Departure of Directors of Housing, Diversity

by Dirk VanderHart Two of Mayor Ted Wheeler's bureaus—including one of his highest profile assignments—are getting a major shake-up. Wheeler's...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Forget Cat Cafes. It's All About Raccoon Cafes Now.

At Blind Alley, you can pet raccoons while sipping your tea. by Katie Herzog A resident of Seoul's Blind Alley...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

19 Events Where You Can Make Gingerbread Houses, Wreaths, and Other Holiday Crafts in Seattle in December 2017

The best of this season's wreath making, cocktail crafting, glass blowing, and holiday cooking workshops. by Stranger Things To Do...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Booming Portland Might Now Be Facing a Budget Hole of Between $9 Million and $30 Million Next Year

by Dirk VanderHart cosmonaut / Getty Images At a time of record revenues, the city's financial outlook is dimming a...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Most Visited Locations in Seattle... According to Lyft

by Katie Herzog Praise Jesus, the Lyfties are out. Ron Wurzer/Getty Images As part of their annual "Lyftie Awards," cab/big...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Five Redundant Phrases That Make Us All a Little Poorer

These redundant phrases need to be deleted from your lexicon. by Dave Segal What's wrong with this picture? A couple...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

‘The Red Violin’ Live at Stanford

Watch this acclaimed 1998 film while a live orchestra plays its Oscar-winning score live. The movie, starring Samuel L. Jackson,...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-07-2017  |  Activate

Smuin’s Christmas Ballet is Back

This annual Christmas ballet is bound to get any Scrooge into the holiday spirit. For 24 years, Michael Smuin’s company...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-07-2017  |  Activate

I Don't Care About Democrats Setting a Good Example

Putting a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault is the only thing that matters right now. by Sydney Brownstone...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Chatting with a childhood hero, Lou Ferrigno

Since there was no CGI back then, the producers turned to a real-live human being to play the Hulk. That human being was none other than Lou Ferrigno, a former Mr. Universe winner. Needless to say, when kids thought of the show, it wasn't the trickling piano or Dr. Banner's love for thumbing rides, but the moments when the green guy would tear da club up.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kevin Young  |  05-04-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Under the Radar

Air travel is back to pre-9/11 levels, but air-traffic controllers say their salaries and numbers are crashing.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Jonah Owen Lamb  |  08-30-2007  |  Transportation

Boys Noize Gets Skull-Fucked

Berlin's Alex Ridha releases a cranium-crushing new album, doesn't give a damn about copycats.
Montreal Mirror  |  Jack Oatmon  |  09-14-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews