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Album Review: CAN's The Singles Captures the Sublimity and Goofiness of Rock's Greatest Band

by Dave Segal Halleluwah! Future days are here again. Mute/Spoon CANThe Singles(Mute/Spoon) 5/5 stars Think of how many rock bands...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2017  |  Slog

Timbers v. Colorado Match Preview

by Abe Asher Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports After an off-beat midweek U.S. Open Cup loss to Seattle, the Portland Timbers...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Twenty Athens Bands Contribute Songs to Anti-Trump Compilation

Artwork by Graham Shirley. In February, not long after President Trump was inaugurated, two area recording studios—engineer Mike Albanese's Espresso Machine in...
Flagpole Magazine  |  06-16-2017  |  Homedrone

Meet the 2017 Mayoral Candidates

A primer on the six major hopefuls eyeing Seattle’s top seat. by Heidi Groover [ Comment on this story ]...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2017  |  Slog

Washington Ensemble Theatre Tackles Toxic Masculinity In Their New Season

by Rich Smith That plastic sack is full of male tears. I know what they look like because I've cried...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2017  |  Slog

Police Reports Illustrated: Man Makes Weekend Plans

by Callan Berry Callan Berry [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2017  |  Slog

Fox News Commentator: "Gay People Only Care About Pop Music and the Beach"

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Fox News In a shocking turn of events, a Fox News commentator has stereotyped those in...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sorely lacking street-level grit, All Eyez On Me chooses to rose-tint Tupac’s life

Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. nails his starring role in the otherwise flawed Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-16-2017  |  Music

The Morning News: Trump Now Confirms He IS Being Investigated, Amazon Acquires Whole Foods

by Sydney Brownstone FAKE NEWS. FAKE. NEWS. The Stranger Trump Tweets That He's Being Investigated: Is it fake news no...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2017  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: City Bureau Drama, ISIS Leader Might Be Dead, And Trump's Latest Terrible Appointment

by Dirk VanderHart Good morning! I'm sick. Doug Brown Mayor Ted Wheeler, doing away with niceties, announced yesterday he'll be...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

10 for $10: Your Best Bang for the Buck Shows, June 16-18

by Mercury Staff Sonic Cinema: Monterey Pop The Monterey International Pop Music Festival kicked off on June 16, 1967, practically...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 9: Kevin Morby

by Ned Lannamann Liz DevineWe may be in the last throes of spring drizzle, but summertime's best party, Pickathon, is...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Wasted opportunity

One of the most fascinating figures in modern music history gets a flat, Hollywood treatment in “All Eyez on Me,”...
Isthmus  |  06-16-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Free outdoor jazz concerts planned for Yaletown in celebration of Canada's sesquicentennial

Each day in the concert series will follow a subgenre, such as New Orleans jazz, modern jazz, swing-era traditional jazz...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-15-2017  |  Music

Overcoats serenaded Vancouver fans with songs of sisterhood

The duo offered Vancouver fans an intimate set on the last night of their tour...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-15-2017  |  Music

The 12 Best Movies Playing in Seattle This Weekend: June 15-18, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff The 2008 biopic Milk will be the highlight of the PrideFest Film Fest this...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

The 12 Best Movies Playing in Seattle This Weekend: June 15-18, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks for June 15-18, 2017. by Stranger Things Things To Do staff The Seattle International Film...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

SV411 EP005 2017 SJPD Chief Eddie Garcia

The SV411 podcast is heating up just in time for summer, which is to say Metro editors Josh Koehn and...

Commuted Woes

by Anonymous Today, it took me nearly 2 hours to travel 5.5 miles. Now, you might think I walked, which...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chris Funk of the Decemberists Is Curating a Free Music Festival in Central Oregon to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse

by Ciara Dolan solarseven / Getty Images Chris Funk of the Decemberists just announced his curation of "Funk's Solar Obscuration...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Governor Greg Abbott Vetoes Women’s Health Committee Despite Ongoing Crises

Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, the highest rate of repeat teen pregnancy in the...
The Texas Observer  |  06-15-2017  |  La Linea

Anti-Gay Bible Verse Carved Outside Gay Organizer's South Seattle Home

by Chase Burns You know, the verse that says gays "are to be put to death; their blood will be...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Why You Should See The Realistic Joneses Even Though Nothing Matters and We're All Going to Die

by Rich Smith Behold the warm austerity of New Century Theatre Company's production of Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses, which...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Jeff Bezos Is Asking Twitter Users How He Should Spend His Money

by Steven Hsieh Jeff Bezos, the second richest man in the world (and Seattle), has a question. How should he...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Guest Editorial: What Does Being Bold on Climate Look Like Locally?

by Emily Johnston President Trump has withdrawn the US from the Paris climate accord. But regional efforts to stabilize the...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Guy Willing to Abandon His Fetish in the Name of Love, Girl Suspicious

by Dan Savage I'm a 29-year-old straight woman, I'm faced with a dilemma, and I'd love your take on the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Damning Side-by-Side Comparison of Bob Dylan's Nobel Speech and the SparkNotes for Moby Dick

by Christopher Frizzelle Well, this is awkward. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images I thought there was something weird about Bob Dylan's Nobel...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Cancelled: Bridge School Benefit 2017

The 2017 Bridge School Benefit Concert has been canceled and Neil Young—the rock star behind the star-studded charity show—has announced...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-15-2017  |  Activate

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

by Dan Savage Rounding up the past week: There's a new pro-polyamory country song and I like it. There's a...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Bison rebuilds in a better place with You Are Not the Ocean, You Are the Patient

New full-length require some patience, which fans have been more than happy to show...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-15-2017  |  Music

Tradition and Innovation at Madaraka 2017, Seattle's Celebration of African Music and Arts

by Daudi Abe Meklit Hadero Photo by Lauren Fior McCaffrey and John NilsenIn Kenya, June 1 is Madaraka Day, which...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

17 Last-Minute and Affordable Things To Do for Father's Day 2017 in Seattle

Concerts, car shows, boat festivals, and other events under $20 for June 18. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

After Five Years in Exile, Mexican Journalist Fears He’ll Never Be Able to Go Home

One month ago today, award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Valdez was gunned down in front of RioDoce, the newspaper he’d helped...
The Texas Observer  |  06-15-2017  |  La Linea

Martyn Brown: Winning the public relations battle over the speaker stalemate in B.C.

The chief of staff to former B.C. Liberal premier Gordon Campbell says now is the time to depoliticize the referee...

In Rare Move, Mayor Ted Wheeler's Giving Amanda Fritz Just One Bureau To Manage

by Dirk VanderHart City of Portland As expected, Mayor Ted Wheeler re-assigned city bureaus to city commissioners today, and the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Saw You: Useless Helmet

You’re a young man. You were with your son in the park. He was about 4 years old and riding...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-15-2017  |  Activate

Is Cannabis an "Exit Drug"?

by Will Patterson BRASILNUT1 / GETTY IMAGESDear Pot Lawyer,What do people mean when they talk about cannabis as an “exit...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Repeal-and-Go-Fuck-Yourself: Will GOP's Effort to Destroy Obamacare Get Us to Single-Payer?

by Dan Savage So watching Republicans destroy the Republican alternative to a single-payer/Medicare-for-all health care system—because the black guy did...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors MANELY/FUN

On June 19 and 26, Chor Leoni Men's Choir presents MANELY/FUN at Bard on the Beach...
The Georgia Straight  |  06-15-2017  |  Views

Dilapidated Eitel Building, a Beloved Seagull Nesting Spot, Will See New Life as a Downtown Hotel

by Ana Sofia Knauf Coming soon to downtown Seattle: another hotel. The State Hotel The plywood boards covering the Eitel...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Repeal-and-Go-Fuck-Yourself: Will GOP's Effort to Destroy Obamacare Get Us to Single-Payer?

by Dan Savage So watching Republicans destroy the Republican alternative to a single-payer/Medicare-for-all health care system—because the black guy did...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2017  |  Slog

Clearing Up Myths About the Stimulus Package

Obama critics advocate the same policies that created this disaster.
Shepherd Express  |  Louis Fortis and Lisa Kaiser  |  02-06-2009  |  Commentary

Ex-Philly "Hero cop" DeCoatsworth: One Man's Descent or System Failure?

Despite DeCoatsworth’s history of violence, the story is playing out in the media, locally and nationally, as a hero cop’s shocking fall from grace.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  05-22-2013  |  Commentary

Feathers: Hair Cool or Hair Cruel?

Much to the roosters’ dismay, this feathery trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
Eugene Weekly  |  Staff  |  07-07-2011  |  Fashion