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In BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee Tries to Do… a Lot

It’s difficult to know what to make of Lee’s latest joint. by David F. Walker Based on retired police detective...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

PSA: Seriously, Stop Lighting Things on Fire!!!

Add this fire to the ever-growing list of fires. by Nathalie Graham This post was originally published at 9:35 AM...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

That Summer, a Doc For Those Who Can't Get Enough of Grey Gardens

Those who can't get enough of the Beales are likely to feel as if they've discovered a long-lost family photo...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Spike Lee Takes on the KKK with BlacKkKlansman

by David F. Walker Based on retired police detective Ron Stallworth’s 2014 memoir Black Klansman, director Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman stars...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hefty Fines for Cannabis Violations in Oregon and Colorado

by Josh Jardine MARK TROST / GETTY IMAGESOregon’s recreational cannabis industry strives, and often succeeds, in following the letter of...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Secret Token Exposes the Mythology of the Roanoke Colony

by Joe Streckert In 1587, 115 colonists established England’s first small colony of the Americas on Roanoke—a swampy, coastal island...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Why Hasn’t the Portland Music Scene Embraced Its Original Hitmakers?

by Morgan Troper Quarterflash at Hollywood Bowl, Portland, 1982 PHOTO COURTESY OF MARV ROSS If one is to believe the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Vinyl Reissues of Achtung Baby and Zooropa Revisit U2's (Temporary) Journey into Night

by Ned Lannamann Creativity and commerce have always had a touchy relationship. During the frustratingly infrequent occasions when they do...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Jenna Bean Veatch Found Love in a Not-Creepy Place

by Suzette Smith deirdre visser Jenna Bean Veatch tells a few different origin stories of how she came up with...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Retro-Futurist Soul Outfit Chanti Darling Releases Their Debut LP

by Jenni Moore Long before dropping his debut LP, Chanticleer Trü—frontman of the retro-futurist soul outfit Chanti Darling—had built a...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 34 Best Movies to See in Portland This Week

by Mercury Things to Do Staff From The Princess Bride to a documentary about Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, we've got...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

If You’re Not Eating Crawfish, You’re Summering Wrong

by Andrea Damewood DOMINIC DEVENUTA Perhaps no New Orleans meal is more iconic than the crawfish boil: heaps of spicy...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

All the Best Stuff and Even More Best Stuff at the Fifth Stumptown Improv Festival

by Suzette Smith J Names ANDY BATT Portland’s Stumptown Improv Festival turns five this year. The young fest is looking...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland To Bring in a New Disaster Preparedness Model

by Kelly Kenoyer A PrepHub prototype in Massachusetts MIT Urban Risk Lab A futuristic structure may soon be coming to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Secret Token Exposes the Mythology of the Roanoke Colony

Andrew Lawler outlines the history, disappearance, and the eventual mythologizing of the Roanoke colony in his new book The Secret...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Let's Protest!

by Anonymous How do these dumb asses "taking over" City Hall expect to be treated seriously and have their voices...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Furthest Corners of the Hall & Oates Universe

Nine songs the iconic duo should play on their current tour. by Robert Ham No one goes to see Hall...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Mayor Durkan Is Hell-Bent on Killing the Center City Connector

by David Cole Future corridor of the Center City Connector. For Mayor Durkan, no lie is too big in order...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

ACCPD: Officer Who Restrained Boy Was Justified

Photo Credit: screenshot via Ariel Collins/Facebook An Athens-Clarke County police officer who restrained a distraught 10-year-old boy was justified in...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-08-2018  |  In the Loop

Move Over, E-Scooters! HOPSTER™ E-POGO STICKS Are Coming to Portland!

MERCURY STAFF AND TAP10 / GETTY IMAGES Uber and Lyft? YAWN. Bike-share programs? SNOOZE. E-scooters? PLEASE BE QUIET, YOU’RE BORING...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Aquatic Blissout of "High Tide" by Former Seattle Ambient-Music Producer Jake Muir

Former Seattle producer Jake Muir rides a new wave of aquatic ambient music on the deeply peaceful "High Tide." by...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Let Farmers Sell Their Own Pot

by Lester Black Originally published on May 23, 2018. STEVEN WEISSMAN Imagine this: The next time you buy pot, you...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Pot Shots: Startup Unveils Weed Breathalyzer

Since the recent legalization of marijuana, it’s been easier than ever roll up a joint and get high with some...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-08-2018  |  Activate

I Saw You: Heckling is No Joke

There are certain people who think that stand-up comedy is a town hall or an open invitation for discussion; you’re...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-08-2018  |  Activate

Counterpoint: I Don’t Hate Pineapple Pizza, Because It's Pizza

by Leilani Polk I am so hungry right now. isuaneye/Getty After reading Mudede’s rant against pineapple pizza, I can’t stop...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Boring Report: New Machines on the Scene

by Christopher Frizzelle In the last week of July, I got home from work and this blue thing, seen above,...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Required Viewing & ICYMI: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Speech at Netroots Nation

by Dan Savage I'm with her. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Portland Burger Week: $5 Burgers in North Portland

by Mercury Promotions IT’S BACK. The only time of year that matters—the Portland Mercury’s Burger Week—is finally here! From Monday,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sid Miller Ticks off Farm and Ranch Groups by Personally Shutting Down ‘Spray Boxes’

Remember when Sid Miller suggested that the entire “Muslim world” should be nuked? How about when he brought back deep...
The Texas Observer  |  08-08-2018  |  La Linea

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard on Why the Showbox Should Be Saved

Why has Deathcab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard become such an outspoken supporter for protecting the Showbox Theater? by Lester Black...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Super Deluxe Could Be Portland’s Answer to In-N-Out... Once the Kinks Are Worked Out

by Andrea Damewood ELIJAH HASAN If you doubt that I’ve always been passionate about food, please ask my mother to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Wednesday!

7 Things to Do for August 8 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Chanti Darling, Gold Casio, Guyaba Chanticleer Trü...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Tuesday!

6 Things to do for August 7 by Mercury Things to Do Staff B-Movie Bingo: Mortal Kombat Your monthly opportunity...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: National Election Results, Faith Leaders Arrested at ICE, and Columbia River Crossing 2.0?

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

What You Need to Know About Last Night's Primary Election Results in Washington State

It was a good night for Democrats in Washington State. by Heidi Groover He quoted a Stranger article even after...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Slog AM: Washington Farmers Sweat New Chinese Tariffs, Man with Fake Charities Sued by Bob Ferguson, What's Up with Canada and Saudi Arabia?

Amazon capitalizes on convenience, Rep. Collins indicted, election night by Nathalie Graham Saudi Arabia puts Canada on blast for its...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

The 12 Best Ways to Enjoy the Arts This Week: August 8-14

Artful Underestimation, Saving St. Johns Trees, Hameister & Friends Give Fear the Finger, and More! by Mercury Things to Do...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Flagpole Premieres: Athens Rising, Excerpt Two: Chef Garrett Macfalda

Photo Credit: Athens Rising Garrett Macfalda The first full-length documentary in a planned series "that aims to celebrate the creative...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-08-2018  |  Grub Notes

ICE Crashed a Van Full of Separated Mothers, Then Denied It Ever Happened

Leer en español. On July 18, a cargo van transporting eight Central American mothers separated from their children under Trump’s...
The Texas Observer  |  08-08-2018  |  La Linea

Savage Love

Après pill, le déluge. by Dan Savage I’m a 27-year-old woman living on the East Coast. I’ve been sexually active...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hot August Nights

Casually comfortable summer cuties. by Marissa Sullivan There’s nothing I love more than hot summer nights when I can ride...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Letters to the Editor

Cuddling! And Antifa! (Not at the same time.) FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! RE: “What to Expect from Sunday’s Patriot Prayer Rally”...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Nicole Atkins Rides a Wave

The Jersey shore girl with the big Roy Orbison voice will conclude her first tour in Philly.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tim Whitaker  |  03-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Self-Consciously Kitschy

This dance-pop album is like listening to your gay kid brother pretend he's Madonna by laying down his own "sexy" vocals with a sophisticated version of GarageBand: You want to encourage him, but you're inwardly wincing.
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  02-01-2008  |  Reviews

The Green Mile

As state transportation officials forge ahead with plans to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River, critics charge that the billion-dollar project doesn’t go far enough to reflect Portland’s fight against climate change.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  01-30-2008  |  Transportation