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Sexual Harassment Apologists Always Use the Same Deflection

"Witch hunt." by Rich Smith This fucking guy. Washington State House As you likely already read in the Morning News,...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Ignorant, Pot-Smoking Neighbors

by Anonymous To my ignorant, pot-smoking neighbors: my boyfriend and I moved to this apartment building because it is a...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Former Cop Who Fatally Shot Walter Scott to Be Sentenced 19 to 24 Years in Prison

The sentence will be announced later today. by Sydney Brownstone People praying at the site where Walter Scott was shot...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Things to Do Thursday!

10 things to do for December 7 by Mercury Staff The Thesis 3-Year Anniversary Show Look, the Mercury is one...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do This Weekend: December 8-10

by Mercury Staff The closer we get to Christmas, the bigger the early presents Portland keeps recieving. Valerie June blessing...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Requiem for an Alt-Weekly

“We need journalism more than ever, and alt-weeklies were an important voice." The post Requiem for an Alt-Weekly appeared first...
The Texas Observer  |  12-07-2017  |  La Linea

Al Franken To Speak From the Floor of the Senate at 8:45 AM Seattle Time

by Dan Savage UPDATE: Al Franken has resigned from the U.S. Senate. You could pass the time until Franken's speech...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Flagpole Premieres: Kwazymoto, The Death of Darby Crash

Punk provocateurs Kwazymoto released Limerence Land, one of our favorite local albums of the year, back in October. Now, not...
Flagpole Magazine  |  12-07-2017  |  Homedrone

Good Morning, News: The Sidewalk Sitting Ban, Tonya Harding, and Ted Wheeler's Tweets to Ben Carson

by Doug Brown Good morning, Portland. Hit these links. First up is this week's feature (pick up a print copy)...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-07-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Morning News: Seattle Has Nation's Third Highest Homeless Population, State Rep. Matt Manweller Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Also: Warren Moon, GEO Group, Big Tech by Steven Hsieh State Rep. Matt Manweller Washington State Legislature CW: Descriptions of...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Texas-Bred Anti-Environmentalists Find New Power in Trump Administration

At a climate conference in Washington, D.C., about a month after the presidential election, Brooke Rollins was in a celebratory...
The Texas Observer  |  12-07-2017  |  La Linea

Unlike Big Tech, Local TV Does Comply With Seattle's Law on Political Ad Transparency

So when will big tech comply? by Eli Sanders Available for public inspection at the Seattle offices of KING 5...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

A man in crisis

East side residents banded together on Facebook during a police standoff on South Marquette. Neighbors were watching as Madison Police...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Are Democrats In Washington To Set a Good Example?

by Dan Savage Sen. Mazie Hirono wants Sen. Al Franken to "Set An Example" Originally posted at the ungodly hour...
The Stranger  |  12-07-2017  |  Slog

Madweek for Dec. 7, 2017

Bucky's bowl, truckers' horns, and Taco Bell's booze. Here it is, your Madweek in Review...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Dose of redemption

he musical adaptation of “The Spitfire Grill” surpasses its source material to create an authentic and heartwarming portrait of small-town...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Keep news outlets insulated from politics

The Board of Regents has approved a major restructuring of the University of Wisconsin System, proposed by UW System president...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Soul finale

Otis Redding was on the cusp of superstardom when his private plane plunged into the icy waters of Lake Monona...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Celebs band together

It’s rock and roll reunion time as Butch Vig and company pull together a series of all-stars for Joey’s Song,...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Ode to Otis

This month Madison commemorates the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s deadly crash in Lake Monona. Local musician Kevin Willmott II...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Slaying monsters

After the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, one of the victims reached out to a former...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Eats Events

Locally produced food treats at FEED Kitchens’ holiday bazaar, Santa brunch at Café Hollander and Taylor Swift’s birthday at Bassett...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Capital Times at 100

For 100 years, The Capital Times has strived to be “a people’s paper.” A loving history of the publication shows...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Pop goes the Anna

Madison’s Anna Wang releases a synthesizer-driven electropop album, all recorded in her home studio...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

A mother’s rage

Frances McDormand delivers a spectacularly abrasive performance as a grieving mother in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Another community activist weighs in on the controversy over the murals at Centro Hispano — and its coverage in the...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Once in a lullaby

Scores of people showed up for the beginning ukulele workshop at Madison Central Library in November. An hour later, 130...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Back-to-the-land electronica

Doubles Ewes, an electronic band fronted by a Janesville farmer, releases “Dead Furrow,” a trippy sophomore album, at the Crystal...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Off the Square: Tax cut victory

Short-term gain for Paul Ryan and long-term win for Randy Bryce?...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Takacs Quartet concert

The world-famous Takács Quartet delivers a nuanced and powerful concert at Wisconsin Union Theater. It was one of the season’s...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Block party

Blue Bar Quilts picks up where Stitcher’s Crossing left off. The Middleton shop embraces all manner of the fabric arts...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

So bad it’s good

“The Disaster Artist” is a loving tribute from the Franco Brothers to the behind-the-scenes story of the making of one...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

In praise of the braise

Taiwan Little Eats has brought Taiwanese street eats to town. Tea eggs, crispy popcorn chicken and the braised Tainan pork...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The meat whisperer

Bob Brumley of Bob’s BBQ Emporium — a tiny mom-and-pop shop in the village of Arena — took home third...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

UW Volleyball heads to Cali

UW Volleyball faces stiff competition on the way to the national championship. First, a repeat matchup against Stanford offers the...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Isthmus Picks Playlist: Dec. 7-14, 2017

Enjoy a compilation of selected tracks by artists playing shows we're excited about in Madison during the week of Dec...
Isthmus  |  12-07-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Can someone that lives in…

by Anonymous Vancouver orGresham orBeaverton orTigard orHillsboro orForrest Grove orSherwood orCamas orWest Linn orTualatin oranyone that does not live and/or...
The Portland Mercury  |  12-06-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Al Gore Talks ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Former Vice President Al Gore returns with an updated message on the looming impact of global warming. He made waves...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  12-06-2017  |  Activate

44 Winter Holiday Pop-Up Markets and Gift Bazaars in Seattle This Week: Dec 6-10, 2017

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Shop for locally procured goods while drinking whiskey and listening to locally selected music...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Dallas Grand Jury Indicts Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man Mistaken for Burglar

On Wednesday, a Dallas County grand jury indicted the officer who shot an unarmed black man who police mistook for...
The Texas Observer  |  12-06-2017  |  La Linea

Glassdoor Just Released Their 100 Best Places to Work: Facebook Is No. 1; Amazon Didn’t Make the List At All

Microsoft and Google also got high marks, as did…In-N-Out Burger? by Amber Cortes Facebook's delicious and free catered lunches have...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

44 Winter Holiday Pop-Up Markets and Gift Bazaars in Seattle This Week: Dec 6-10, 2017

Find gifts for everyone on your list, from homemade preserves to glass jewelry to local mustard. by Stranger Things To...
The Stranger  |  12-06-2017  |  Slog

Before the Cheesecake Factory, Arlington Was Home to Storied Punk Residences

Collin Crowe, 26, the guitarist for Buildings, was among the final tenants of Kansas House, a tiny single-family home on the corner of N. Kansas Street and Wilson Boulevard that was among Arlington’s last underground art spaces.
Washington City Paper  |  Aaron Leitko  |  12-17-2009  |  Music

Nick Cave's Demons Come Out to Play in 'Bunny Munro'

While Cave is better known for his music than his prose, it turns out that he's a surprisingly gifted, if slightly deranged, author.
New York Press  |  Jessica Loudis  |  09-03-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The 'Outlier' Elephant in the Room is Gender Imbalance

Malcolm Gladwell either ignores, dismisses or is utterly blind to the massive gender elephant in the room -- a shocking disregard for the success and failure rates of half the human race.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ellen Snortland  |  07-13-2009  |  Nonfiction