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Don't Miss the I, Anonymous Show... Monday Night!

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey One of the funnest (and funniest!) comedy shows in town in undoubtedly The I, Anonymous Show,...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Week in Weed: Government Weed is Terrible, Vape Use on the Rise, Ganja Island Paradise Lost

by Amber Cortes Vaping is a hit ROBYN BECK This week, weed can relax a bit—Sessions seems to have no...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

This week in video games: Outlast, Bully, Night in the Woods, and Xbox Game Pass

Xbox announces a game subscription service, playing Bully on modern-day systems, and more...
The Georgia Straight  |  03-17-2017  |  Views

Currently Trending: The 10 Most Popular Upcoming Seattle Concerts

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Jane Monheit will play for three more nights at Jazz Alley this weekend. If...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

Sangha Teahouse Launches "Tea Trike" on Sunday

Alisa Burns doesn’t seem like your average tea drinker. You know, someone mellow.…...
INDY Week  |  03-17-2017  |  Big Bite

The Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Is Absolutely Fantastic. Go See It Tonight. Howard Ashman Lives.

by Christopher Frizzelle Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as Gaston. Disney Doing my best Lumiere voice: It is...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

Theater Review: 13 The Musical Highlights the Absurdity and Occasional Insight of Adolescence

13 The Musical ★★★ North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Through March 26 Adolescent transitions are already tough. Then life...
INDY Week  |  03-17-2017  |  Artery

SHOCKER: Trump's Budget Proposal Would Axe Millions Portland Uses For Affordable Housing

by Dirk VanderHart It was huge news in November when Portland passed its first-ever property tax bond for affordable housing...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

SXSW Music Live: Reverberation Appreciation Society Showcase

ATX viral synth wave stars Survive levitate...

President Trump Wants to Gut the National Endowment for the Arts. Here’s What That Will Mean for Local Arts Groups.

It’s official: if Donald Trump has his way, the arts will suffer—bigly. The president’s proposed budget, unveiled yesterday, calls for...
INDY Week  |  03-17-2017  |  Artery

Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart Reteam for Personal Shopper

by Marc Mohan Personal Shopper (starring Kristen Stewart) opens this weekend. I don’t think I’m unique in having an opinion...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

SXSW Music Live: Banks

Fuckery or non-fuckwithable?...

Put Down the Green Beer and Enjoy a Quiet Pint with Clannad

by Ciara Dolan CLANNAD Family band. SUZANNE CROMPTON For many Americans, March 17 is the day to cut loose and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Futurpreneur Canada lights the spark for young B.C. environmental entrepreneurs

Local companies Zero Waste Market and 505-Junk are just two examples...

Prankish Dutch drummer Han Bennink veers toward the lyrical on his new trio album

Dutch drummer Han Bennink, who turns 75 next month, has been an unrelenting creative force in jazz and improvised music...
Chicago Reader  |  03-17-2017  |  Post No Bills

SXSW Music Live: Lil Wayne

Weezy holds court...

Gael García Bernal Good; You're Killing Me Susana Not So Good

by Kathy Fennessy The look of an actor we love. The look of Gael García Bernal. SIFF FIlmsI'm so glad...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

Live Comedy Review: Two Months In Elevates Topical Sketch Comedy in the Age of Trump

Two Months In: An Original Sketch Comedy Revue ★★★ ½ Mettlesome The ArtsCenter through March 18 Why is sketch comedy a...
INDY Week  |  03-17-2017  |  Artery

Police: DNA links man charged with shooting 2 Detroit officers to WSU Sgt. Rose's death

Police say DNA evidence links the man charged with shooting and wounding two Detroit officers Wednesday night to the killing of Wayne...
Metro Times  |  03-17-2017  |  Blogs

Our Film Critics Recommend These 24 Movies Playing This Weekend

Personal Shopper, Mr. Gaga, Paterson, And More Picks For March 16-19 by Stranger Things To Do Staff This weekend at...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

SXSW Film Q&A: Divine Divas

Behind the scenes with the iconic drag queens of Brazil...

Northwest Film Forum Launches Nationwide Tour to Challenge Islamophobia

by Charles Mudede Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning The Salesman is one of the many films that will be screened and discussed...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

Green Noise Records Is Changing Hands and Locations

by Ned Lannamann Local punk/indie record shop Green Noise Records is moving. It’s also changing ownership, as current owner Ken...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

SXSW Music Live: Def Jam Direct Deposit Live

Where’s Russell Simmons when you need him?...

Second Listen: Feelies, Endless Boogie, Wiscon, and More Music Worth Playing on Repeat

by Dave Segal The Feelies: Deep fascination, forever and ever, amen. The Feelies, "Stay the Course" (Bar/None). Ah, there's nothing...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

25 Vancouver concerts this weekend, March 17 to 19

Synth-pop, indie-rock, electro-soul, psych-folk, Celtic, punk, jazz, reggae: take your pick...
The Georgia Straight  |  03-17-2017  |  Views

Cinema 21's Film Noir Festival Matches the Mood of 2017

by Ned Lannamann After the trauma of World War II, Americans wanted to take shelter in the blithely inoffensive music...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Senator Lois Kolkhorst Casts Herself as Victim in Bathroom Bill Battle

“I believe in my heart that we must put safety and dignity ahead of social engineering that is disguised as...
The Texas Observer  |  03-17-2017  |  La Linea

Community Health, Legal Fair

The Masjid Al-Mu'minun mosque is sponsoring a community health and legal fair tomorrow, March 18, from 10:00 to 2:00 at...

Southwest Detroit wants to make your ridiculous I-75 detour a little less painful

I live in Wyandotte, but work in Ferndale. That means I trek up I-75 North every morning for about 35...
Metro Times  |  03-17-2017  |  Blogs

Milky Chance plays Vancouver on October 24

Tickets go on sale next Friday...
The Georgia Straight  |  03-17-2017  |  Views

SXSW News: Garth Brooks Performing at Auditorium Shores on Saturday

Country icon stages his own version of Willie’s Picnic...

Marvel's Iron Fist Debuts on Netflix; Reviews are... Ahem. Not So Good.

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey MARVEL'S IRON FIST: Hahahahahahaaaaa!!! NO. Courtesy Netflix It's true, you have to eat a lot of...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Life in Faith & Madison Counties: Weekend Theater Roundup

Bridges of Madison County at Circuit Playhouse Dave Landis is a sentimental, foolish old sap... his words, not mine. "I love...

SXSW Music Live: MetalSucks Showcase

Even death won’t get festivalers off Sixth Street...

SXSW in Photos: S U R V I V E , Creepoid, Pastel Ghost and More

Flagpole music staffers are at SXSW in Austin, TX this week. Check out photos of Thursday's SXSW Music action, including S...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-17-2017  |  Homedrone

The Morning News: A Possible Explanation for Why Many Rural Whites Voted for a Man Who Is Going to Make Their Lives More Miserable, US Shops For a War

by Charles Mudede The darkness of heartland? PEETERV/GETTY.COMAgain, Many Who Voted For Trump Will Be Hurt the Most By His...
The Stranger  |  03-17-2017  |  Slog

Timbers v. Houston Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers Surprisingly enough, Providence Park's second game of the 2017 MLS season will be a...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good news, black Detroit single moms: The GOP finally cares about you

There were some legitimate grounds for amusement at last month's press conference, where President Trump squared off against the press...
Metro Times  |  03-17-2017  |  Blogs

‘Disgraced’ Nails the Selective Amnesia That Follows College Sports Scandals

A new documentary on the 2003 Baylor athletics scandal sheds light on just how fleeting institutional memory can be. The...
The Texas Observer  |  03-17-2017  |  La Linea

R.I.P. Roxanne Morgan, the greatest copy editor ever

Roxanne Morgan is gone, and nobody knows what to do.
NUVO  |  Pete Scott  |  12-05-2012  |  Media

Is OxyCide Making Hospitals Cleaner or Is It a Health Hazard?

This new hospital disinfectant is designed to stop the spread of infection, but it may be making the employees who handle it sick in the process.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Rebecca Nuttall  |  02-19-2015  |  Health

The Lynching of Michael Donald: 30 Years Later

In Mobile, 1981 brought headlines reading "Man Found Hanged on City Street.” The 30th anniversary of Michael Donald’s lynching is a story of intolerance, misdirected anger, mistrust in local law enforcement and slow but steady change.
Lagniappe  |  Luke Buckley  |  03-09-2011  |  Race & Class