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The Best Art Shows & Events in Seattle: Summer 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff See work by Native artists, including this film from Tracy Rector, in dialogue with...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

The Best Music Shows in Seattle: Summer 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff A performance by Tinariwen will transport you to the windswept sands of the Sahara...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

The Best Festivals in Seattle: Summer 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Party it up at Capitol Hill Block Party, a multi-stage extravaganza in July featuring...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Leaving a Tied Up Person Alone—Just How Dangerous Is It?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage My boyfriend is into bondage that's way too intense for me...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Downtown Food Cart Owner Admits to Attacking Customer

by Alex Zielinski Carlotta Washington Islam El Masry, the owner of Small Pharoah's food cart on SW 5th and Stark...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cheap & Easy Things To Do This Weekend

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't yet made...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 124 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: June 8-10, 2018

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't yet made...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Your Weekly Food and Drink Wrap: Anthony Bourdain, Dead at 61

by Chad Walsh JASON KEMPIN / STAFF / GETTY ENTERTAINMENT IMAGESEach week, I write-up a weekly wrap linking to the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

King Street Station Is the Center of the Universe

by Charles Mudede Jennifer Richard Within this image taken by local photographer Jennifer Richard—who I worked with on a piece...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

What We Got Wrong About Last Weekend's Violent Rallies

by Kelly Kenoyer Patriot Prayer in Terry Schrunk Plaza Kelly Kenoyer Sunday, June 3 marked a day of violence in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Prince, Immersion, the Gods Themselves, and More

This week's Inbox Jukebox examines fantastic new/old songs by Prince, Immersion, the Gods Themselves, and others. by Dave Segal The...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Food News You Can Use This Weekend

Shake Shack will pop-up at Canlis, more fried chicken places, and other Seattle food news you can use. by Stranger...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Shake Shack Will Pop-Up at Canlis, More Fried Chicken Places, and Other Seattle Food News You Can Use: June 8, 2018 Edition

Plus, a new Unicorn location, a beer fest this weekend, and other delicious news. by Stranger Things To Do Staff...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

"Where Are Their Children?" Local Leaders Seek Information About Detained Asylum Seekers in SeaTac

A protest is planned for Saturday. by Heidi Groover The Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, where immigration lawyers say asylum...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Liquor and Cannabis Board Hires Controversial Deputy Director

Pat Kohler stepped down from the Department of Licensing after it was revealed that the DOL gave ICE immigrants' personal...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

The Best Performances in Seattle: Summer 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Don't miss the touring production of The Color Purple, in which Alice Walker's emotional...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

The Summer 2018 Edition of The Stranger's Art + Performance Quarterly Is Out Now!

by The Stranger The cover features 8 Bit Flowers by Jennifer Zwick, on display at Winston Wachter June 26-August 22...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

This One's For The Ladies Serves Humanity with a Side of Dicks

by Chase Burns The New Jersey Nasty Boyz, a group of black “dom” dancers founded by twins Tyga and Raw...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Anna Burch's Solo Debut Is Breezy "Bummer Pop"

by Ciara Dolan ANNA BURCH Tues 6/12 Doug Fir Ebru Yildiz After spending years playing with folksy indie bands like...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

24 Garden Tours & Parties in Seattle This Summer 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Discover the PNW's natural beauty at events like the Bellevue Botanical Garden's Arts in...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

"Recreational" Vehicles Are Seattle's Growing Floating Slum

by Charles Mudede Charles MudedeThe return of the slum in rich Western cities is becoming inevitable. The increasing number of...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Trump Sides with Ken Paxton to Argue Pre-Existing Conditions Protections are Unconstitutional

Millions of Texans with pre-existing medical conditions cannot be denied coverage by insurance companies under protections established in the Affordable...
The Texas Observer  |  06-08-2018  |  La Linea

Greg Abbott’s Own Research Shows He Could Remove a Confederate Marker at the Capitol if He Wanted To

For the past seven months, Governor Greg Abbott has been studying what he can do about a 59-year-old plaque hanging...
The Texas Observer  |  06-08-2018  |  La Linea

Texas Representative Pete Sessions Doesn't Care About Veterans

by Josh Jardine This guy wants to take medicine away from veterans. He's up for reelection in November. Rep. Pete...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Ex-Gay Assholes Have a Shiny New Website

by Dan Savage There's a new ex-gay org on the block, kids. Exodus International, formerly the nation's oldest ex-gay org,...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Interstitial Gallery Curator Julia Greenway Decides to Leave Seattle for Good, and Will Close Her Innovative Art Space

by Leah St. Lawrence Julia Greenway: “I have no intention of coming back to Seattle.” Courtesy of Interstitial GalleryIf you...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Timbers v. Sporting Kansas City Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers The Portland Timbers have passed most every test they've faced over the last two...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

See Gus Van Sant's Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot at the SIFF Closing Night Gala

by Gillian Anderson The latest from Gus Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho, Drugstore Cowboy, Milk, etc.), Don't Worry, He...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Things to Do Saturday!

10 Things to Do for Jun 9 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Dragon Boat Races It’s one of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Friday!

15 Things to Do for Jun 8 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Portland Fruit Beer Festival Move over, Bud...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

8 Things to Do for Jun 10 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Moorea Masa & the Mood, Blossom For...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Anthony Bourdain Found Dead At 61, Hutch School Closing After 30 Years

Canada votes to blaze up, watermelon snow, no I-5 closure but plenty of traffic by Nathalie Graham Anthony Bourdain while...
The Stranger  |  06-08-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Trump's Corruption Gets Even Corrupt-ier, and Farewell Anthony Bourdain

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dogs in the Public Square

by Anonymous Why do you assume I want to meet your dog, I don’t. I don’t give a shit if...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dan’s the Man, Now

Last summer, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was neck deep in a dehumanizing and convoluted political brawl over the ability of...
The Texas Observer  |  06-08-2018  |  La Linea

A pre-approval that means what it says

At Park Bank, a smooth transaction comes from taking care of the details in advance. Sponsored content from Park Bank...
Isthmus  |  06-08-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

18 Things To Do in Madison This Weekend (June 8-10)

Summer is in full swing! If nothing in here gets you outside, then I just don't know how to help...
Isthmus  |  06-08-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Metro's Regional Affordable Housing Bond Heads to November Ballot

by Alex Zielinski JESSE TISE The Metro Council has voted to place a $652.8 million regional affordable housing bond on...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Freedom Dog

by Anonymous I get that your “totally chill” dog does fine off a lease, mine doesn’t. Mine also doesn’t like...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

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

Neko Case, the Seattle Tattoo Expo, and other events on sale the week of June 7. by Stranger Things To...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2018  |  Slog

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Ritz

Kirk Joseph is easy to spot on stage with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. He’s the guy under the biggest...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-07-2018  |  Activate

The Assholes Formerly Known as Gay Discovered How to Use the Internet

by Dan Savage There's a new ex-gay org on the block, kids. Exodus International, formerly the nation's oldest ex-gay org,...
The Stranger  |  06-07-2018  |  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