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5 things to do: Hip-Hop Trivia ATL

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Hip-Hop Trivia ATL at Slice – Piedmont…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  07-27-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Wrestling with the Republican Convention

Outside the arena, the heart of Cleveland beats on. by Nick Jaina YOU DON’T GET any closer to understanding the...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hall Monitor: Homer Williams’ Wish List

Once again, a prominent developer is swaying the homelessness discussion. by Dirk VanderHart HOMER WILLIAMS is used to getting his...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland’s Pretty

Checking out skate style at Wieden + Kennedy. by Marissa Sullivan IN 2004, a magical holiday was born. Shredders in...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Film

This week: Nerve, The Innocents, the 35th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more. by Mercury Staff Absolutely...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

As Portland’s Largest-Ever Homeless Sweep Looms, Advocates Plot Resistance

They’re setting up a “refugee camp” and offering to help people stay put. by Dirk VanderHart THERE IS SHOUTING on...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

One Day at a Time

Wait... are Kim and Kanye evil wizards? by Ann Romano MONDAY, JULY 18 Have we finally met a foe so...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Column!

Enter the Mercury’s PETS IN ACTION Photo Contest! Do you have a pet? A pet that loves ACTION? How about...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sneaker Wave

The latest in Portland hip-hop. by Jenni Moore IF YOU’RE A REGULAR at hip-hop shows and events around town, you’re...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hunting for lionfish in ATL

The lionfish, with its showy patterning of striped and dotted spines, is a beautiful sight for a diver to behold...

Why not just drop social media?

On balance, social media is just a horrible thing. It encourages the very worst parts of human character: self-centeredness and...
Isthmus  |  07-27-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Savage Love

Interabang by Dan Savage I’m 28 years old and live in the Midwest. I'm intersex, but I identify as female...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

What If a Different Ballot Measure Had Legalized Cocaine?

by Josh Jardine WHEN MEASURE 91 passed, I heard more than one prohibitionist sneer at the idea and ask, “What’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pot Treats for Your Pet—Are They Really a Thing?

by Vince Sliwoski Dear Pot Lawyer, What’s the deal with cannabidiol (CBD) pet treats? Are they really a thing? YES,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Be Cool, Ramen, Be Cool

by Andrea Damewood Sarah HayesSUMMER’S BEEN OFF to a slow start, heat wise, but Portland’s finally getting hot enough to...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Everything as Fuck: Party on the Roof

by Ian Karmel I want to say this: I fucking love Bernie Sanders. I love him in the dumb ways,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

“Do What You Do Best—Advising People on How to Pee on Each Other.” Here Are This Week's Letters to the Editor!

by Erik Henriksen via Jill2016.com RE: “Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No” [Blogtown, July 19], a transcript of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

I, Anonymous

Shavings of Me ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, I started saving my finger and toenail clippings. At first I put them...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Eat Around the World with Portland’s Best Bowls

by Heather Arndt Anderson So Kong Dong Tofu & BBQ Natalie BehringTHERE’S SOMETHING innately comforting about eating out of a...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Italian Girl in Algiers: Giving New Life to a 200-Plus-Year-Old Opera

New twists on old stories in Portland Opera’s season finale. by Rachel Sandstrom PORTLAND OPERA'S season finale rounds out this...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Warm and Welcoming Comedy of Ron Funches

The former Portlander stops by on his way to the top. by Robert Ham YOU’D HAVE TO be a monster...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bruce Nauman’s Humor and Meaning

Language Body: An evocative glimpse into the artist’s expansive career. by Suzette Smith THE DOROTHY LEMELSON Innovation Studio sits at...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-27-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Homeless in Vancouver: Coffee house charges me large but serves me medium

A quarter less coffee comes in the ceramic mug than in a paper takeaway cup...
The Georgia Straight  |  07-26-2016  |  Views

Sharmi Basu Is Decolonizing Noise

The Oakland electronic artist, who performs as Beast Nest, fosters inclusivity in underground circles that too often recreate the values...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Make Voting Great Again: Introducing the Express' Weekly Election 2016 Column

Introducing the Express' weekly 2016 local election-news roundup. Progressives Team Up: Last week, Berkeley Councilman Kriss Worthington threw his hat...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Interabang

Are intersex people obligated to disclose? I'm 28 years old and live in the Midwest. I'm intersex, but I identify...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Pokémon Go Players Swarm East Bay Bars and Restaurants to 'Catch 'Em All'

A Pidgey walks into a bar. Hudson Bay Cafe, Blue Bottle, Rockridge Cafe, Homeroom, Pizzaiolo, Luka's Taproom, and Cafe Van...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Boom: The Art of Resistance

Random Parts. Aside from Oakland, I want you to know… at the Oakland Museum of California and Disruptus at Vessel...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Spray Tan Schools Us on Shameless, Genderqueer Slutrock

Oakland punk trio Spray Tan subverts heteronormativity by proudly being themselves. Spray Tan is an Oakland trio making punchy, major...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Phantom Boy to the Rescue

This sophisticated animation isn't only for kids. Phantom Boy, the latest animated feature by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, takes...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Letters for the Week of July 27, 2016

Readers sound off on eating dogs (or not) and the city's leak-stopping strategy. "Why Does the Berkeley City Council Care...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Stay Gold Deli Is West Oakland's New Neighborhood Delicatessen

Sandwiches, fresh produce, and a whole lot of smoke. When I walked into Stay Gold Deli, a two-month-old delicatessen in...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

The Big One: Scientists Say the East Bay is Overdue for the Largest Earthquake in Centuries. And We're Not Prepared.

A Hayward Fault shaker will be way, way worse than 1989's Loma Prieta quake. Nicholas Sitar is a professor of...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

SPF 30: The Summer All-in-One Art Party Goes Down Saturday at Layer Studios in Oakland

An East Bay artist collective recreates childhood memories for an event that's at once a summer party, musical performance, and...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Nick Mamatas Tweaks the Lovecraft Legacy

A new novel by the Berkeley author remixes the work of "pulp-writer, racist, and weirdo" H.P. Lovecraft. From the beginning...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Women Sports Film Festival

At the New Parkway, of course. The realm of sporting events has not only become increasingly distanced from the craft...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Uptown Thief Book Release Party

La Pena Cultural Center. East Bay author Aya de Leon’s new novel, Uptown Thief, is a Robin Hood story made...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

BJ the Chicago Kid

R&B crooner comes to the New Parish. Earlier this year, BJ the Chicago Kid released his debut album In My...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Lysine, Tunic, Bad Monroe, and The Peels

Loud music at Sgraffito Gallery. Sgraffito Gallery in Emeryville brings us a night of punk and noise rock with Oakland...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Black Lives Matter Benefit Party from Gallery Y2K x Hussy Planet

Turn up for a cause. Turn up to house music and EDM with eclectic influences and an experimental edge at...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

The Half Orange’s Two-Year Anniversary

No reservations. When The Half Orange (3340 E. 12th St., Oakland) first opened in the Fruitvale, a restaurant specializing in...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

Muffled Corners

Berkeley City Ballet. Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban is a resident artist at SAFEhouse Arts, a charming nonprofit venue that sits atop the...
East Bay Express  |  07-26-2016  |  Ear Bud

In the Hood

USAF Capt. Nicolas Aquino was in his own house, minding his own business when deputies showed up on a report of a suspicious Hispanic in a hoodie lurking around a Carmel house. Turns out Aquino was the suspicious Hispanic, and what happened next means he could lose his freedom and his career.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mary Duan  |  04-16-2014  |  Civil Liberties

Worcester Pride welcomes Stonewall Rebellion Vet Erica Kay-Webster

Worcester Pride hosts its annual Pride Parade on Saturday, Sept. 6, and with Stonewall Rebellion veteran and human rights activist Erica Kay-Webster recently announced as Grand Marshal of the event, attendees will get to march alongside and hear from one of the most prolific LGBTQ advocates of our time. Kay-Webster, a Massachusetts resident, has been a staunch supporter of LGBTQ rights, human rights and civil liberties for years. Having experienced discrimination in her own life as a transgender woman raised in California and later rejected by her own family, she learned firsthand the prejudice and inequality that exists.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  09-04-2014  |  LGBT

When the B Stands for Barriers

Plan B One-Step is supposed to be available on pharmacy shelves for anyone, regardless of age or gender. Yet many are still limiting access to the emergency contraceptive, FDA rulings be damned.
LEO Weekly  |  April Corbin  |  10-07-2013  |  The War on Women