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Issaquah Subsidized Housing Tenants Say Eviction Threats Could Make Them Homeless

At least twelve households have received notices. by Heidi Groover Violeta Sialer and her son, Craig. HG Tenants at a...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Claire's Camera, a Film by the Productive Korean Auteur Hong Sang-Soo

by Kathy Fennessy Claire's CameraTo judge by his most recent films, productive Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo is shifting (ever so...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

John Boehner Gets into the Legal Weed Business

by Katie Herzog And the latest rich white dude to enter the legal weed market is... I’m joining the board...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

65 Events in Seattle for Pet Owners and Animal Lovers Alike: Spring and Summer 2018

Where to spend time with dogs, cats, goats, birds, reptiles, and more. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Seattle is...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Making a stand

Can a formerly abused woman consider casual sex? Can you fall in love with a racist just because she’s “honest”?...
Isthmus  |  04-11-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

With Friends Like Mayor Durkan, The Seattle Streetcar Needs No Enemies

by David Cole Is this end of the road for the Seattle Streetcar? DAVID COLE Stop me if you’ve heard...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Trump’s Border Wall Lands Rio Grande on List of Nation’s Most Endangered Rivers

Last month, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending package to keep the government funded through September. Tucked in between increases...
The Texas Observer  |  04-11-2018  |  La Linea

The Best—and Worst—Art for Dogs

by Seth the Miniature Pinscher If only Lenin’s leg were lower, I would hump it. KRIS KAJEWSKI Jimi Hendrix by...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology: April 11–17

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Aries statesman Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Writing Advice from Alexander Chee

by Rich Smith .">He's coming to Seattle with a book of essays on April 23. M. SHARKEY The title of...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

French Synth Icon Jean-Michel Jarre Brings His Audiovisual Spectacle to Seattle for the First Time

by Dave Segal He performs at the Paramount this Wed., April 18. ERIK VOAKE Oddly, this upcoming show is French...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Pot Can Help Your Pets Too

by Lester Black RILEY FRAMBES Americans spend more than $15 billion a year taking care of their pets. But for...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

The Adventures of Felix the Cat, aka "the Mayor of Columbia City"

by Charles Mudede Felix goes places his human owners can’t believe. JOHN E. HOLLINGSWORTH Something very strange happened on a...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

The Time I Caught a Garter Snake and Brought It Home

by Sarah Galvin Have you ever seen a snake give birth? JOSH POWERS I spent most of my free time...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

I Bought a Dog That Doesn't Eat or Shit

by Katie Herzog It can’t walk, but it can bark, wag its tail, and nuzzle against your hand. Jessica Stein...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Where Do Pets Go When They Die?

by Sean Nelson Resting Waters was founded in 2016 by sisters Darci Bressler and Joslin Roth. JIMMY CLARKE When your...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Please Don't Tell the Authorities About My Pet Squirrel

by Rebecca Brown When I sat at my desk, I put him inside my sweatshirt. I was working in my...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

The Reason to Watch Borg vs. McEnroe Is Not Shia LaBeouf

by Charles Mudede That's Shia LaBeouf on the left, and Sverrir Gudnason on the right. JULIE VRABELOVA Tennis star John...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

At the Bibliophilia Storytelling Festival, Improv Performers Will Bring Literary Art to Life

by Rich Smith Organizer, improv artist, and writer Jekeva Phillips says, "You're going to watch one art form and another...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

I Fell in Love with a Macaw

by Chase Burns Her name is Zoe. She is one of the rare birds at Denise’s Parrot Place. JACK PETTERBORG...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Introducing Bear, a Police Dog That Can Sniff Out Porn

by Sydney Brownstone Before moving to Seattle, Bear used his nose to find child pornography inside the home of Jared...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

West Seattle Brewing Co. Didn't Just Make the Tap Shack for People, They Also Made It for Dogs

by Jen Swanson Bruno is something of an Alki celebrity and a very good boy. He lives nearby. Jessica Stein...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Hey, Look! It's The Stranger's 2018 Pet Issue!

by The Stranger Welcome to the first issue in Stranger history devoted to pets. Inside, we consider how animals serve...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

The Cats of Twice Sold Tales

by Rich Smith That’s Buster. He’s a rascal. Rich Smith There's a funny sign hanging at Twice Sold Tales, a...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

BlackWater HolyLight's Debut Is a Sprawling Exploration of Heavy Music

by Ben Salmon When Allison Faris moved to Portland from Colorado in 2008, she wasted no time establishing a new...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Faustina Masigat Releases Her Powerfully Understated Debut

by Ciara Dolan VINCENT BANCHERI Portland singer/songwriter Faustina Masigat just released her self-titled debut LP through Mama Bird Recording Co.,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jaden Smith Brings His “Vision” to Portland

by Jenni Moore MSFTSREP Since he performed that featured verse on Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” and showed off his...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Wapato Shelter Plans Don't Sit Well with Portland's Homeless Community

by Alex Zielinski Multnomah County On Thursday, April 12, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners will vote on whether the...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Red Clocks: Speculative Lit at Its Finest

by Megan Burbank AUTHOR PHOTO BY SOPHIA SHALMIYEV Leni Zumas’ Red Clocks envisions a dystopian future that could happen tomorrow:...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hannibal Buress Is the Truth

by Jenni Moore KELLEN NORDSTROM On Comedy Central’s Broad City, Hannibal Buress plays the easygoing Lincoln Rice: successful pediatric dentist,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

And So We Walked Charts the Reach of Generational Trauma Along the Trail of Tears

by Emily Gillespie PATRICK WEISHAMPEL/BLANKEYE.TV Standing alone on a stage and trying to explain your worldview to a crowd of...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Checking in with Portland's Full-Time Witch

by Mamie Stevenson ERIN AQUARIAN “Make Earth Human Again” is just one of Erin Aquarian’s many credos. As Portland’s full-time...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bright Moments' Hour-Long Piece with the Camas High School Choir Draws from Doo-Wop, Afrobeat, and Metal

by Robert Ham ALICIA J. ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY You might not recognize Kelly Pratt’s name, but there’s a good chance you’ve...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mope Grooves' New Record Documents Moonlit Fear

by Chris Stamm ILLUSTRATION BY RAF SPIELMAN Mope Grooves’ Joy was one of 2017’s most beautiful and necessary albums. Despite...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Unlikely Hiker: Making Space for Those Who Feel Shut Out of the Outdoors

by Emilly Prado Jay Crosby Jenny Bruso was hungover. She applied her makeup and laced up a pair of metallic...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Continuing (Partial) List of What I'm Mad About Now

by Courtenay Hameister MARLOWE DOBBE 1) Men in Hollywood are complaining they’ve been forced to hire ugly men instead of...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

One Day at a Time: Scott Pruitt—Super Criminal!

by Ann Romano "Thumbs up for corruption!" CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES FRIDAY, APRIL 6And the hits just keep on...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Flagpole Premieres: The Shut-Ups, 'We're Gonna Waste Your Time' Video

Photo Credit: Tansu After initially teasing a February release, Athens/Atlanta power-pop crew The Shut-Ups are finally officially dropping their anticipated comeback record,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-11-2018  |  Homedrone

Good Morning, News: Paul Ryan Chickens Out Retires, Trump Threatens Russia and Syria, and Robot Clone Zuckerberg Returns to Congress

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Wednesday!

7 things to do for April 11 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Camila Cabello The Cuban-American singer/songwriter who rose...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-11-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

“Cops and Klan Go Hand in Hand”

Chelsea Manning reflects on the connections between fringe fascists and the surveillance state...
Isthmus  |  04-11-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Slog AM: Spring Rents Decline In Belltown, No-Discharge Zone In Puget Sound, Adidas Backs the Dawg Pack

The Toys 'R' Us rave you've always wanted to go to, Congress doesn't understand Facebook, and will World War III...
The Stranger  |  04-11-2018  |  Slog

Fight or Flight

Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-28-2005  |  Reviews

If I'm Lion, I'm Dyin'

If you and your kids aren't already admirers of the book, Narnia just may bore the crap out of the whole family.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  12-09-2005  |  Reviews

'Lakeview Terrace' Takes Liberties with One Couple's True Story

It seems Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace is an artistic rendition of the real-life story of John and Mellaine Hamilton, an interracial Altadena couple that has been locked in a number of bitter disputes with next-door neighbor Irsie Henry, an African-American former LAPD officer who has ended up in court over his disagreements with the Hamiltons.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Carl Kozlowski  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies