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Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  04-25-2015  |  Fresh Loaf

William Wingate Sues Officer Cynthia Whitlatch and the Seattle Police Department Alleging Racial Discrimination

William Wingate was arrested last summer for "walking in Seattle while black." SPD William Wingate, the 70-year-old military veteran who...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

Governor Signs Bill Overhauling Washington's Medical Marijuana System

Medical marijuana will soon be folded into the recreational marijuana system created under Initiative 502. Atomazul/Shutterstock Governor Jay Inslee today...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

UGA Won't Punish Student-Activist Adam Veale Over Protest Arrest

Photo Credit: Laura James Adam Veale speaks at a rally at the Arch on Friday, backed by Adam Lasilla and...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-24-2015  |  In the Loop

Activists Push for Free Bus Passes for Low-Income Kids

A coalition of Oakland community organizations won a big victory in their decade-long battle for free bus passes for youth,...
East Bay Express  |  04-24-2015  |  Ear Bud

The Week in Music Memorandum: ESP-Disk Boss Bernard Stollman

'60s experimental jazz and, well, really anything goes, record label, ESP-Disk label founder Bernard Stollman passed away this week at...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

Oakland Taxicab Family Hit with $37,500 Fine for Defrauding Oakland

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker announced today the settlement of a civil lawsuit against members of a prominent and wealthy...
East Bay Express  |  04-24-2015  |  Ear Bud

Legends from the Sky Is Set on a Navajo Reservation, Involves a UFO, and Has So-So Special Effects

Despite its stunning cinematography and sweeping score and grand ambitions, Legends from the Sky is a film that still needed...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

FredFest Is in Effect May 3

In a city where we celebrate everything new and brew under the sun, it may only be in its tenth...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-24-2015  |  Blog Town, PDX

"Let's Do It" with Bri Pruett: How to Pick a Sex Playlist

Look, no one likes Kelly Rowland (not even her parents)—but she did make one contribution to the pop cultural zeitgeist...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-24-2015  |  Blog Town, PDX

Rudolph Peter Juarez and Gabriel A. Garcia Join the Club of Ex-Buena Park Officials Behind Bars

What's good enough for Buena Park's lying ex-mayor is good enough for the city's embezzling two former parks and recreation...
OC Weekly  |  04-24-2015  |  Navel Gazing

Nearly 40 Detention Officers Disciplined in the Case of Man Trapped in Feces-Covered Cell For Weeks

More than six months ago, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia told reporters he was "damn mad" upon learning that a...
Houston Press  |  04-24-2015  |  Hairballs

Garek Druss Launches New Expanse Series Focusing on Drone Music and Occult Arts

Garek Druss performing at Hedreen Gallery in 2013. Bruce Clayton Tom Over the last seven or so years, Garek Jon...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

Carly Fiorina to Announce Run for VP… Er, President

Lover of Aquinas. Slayer of demon sheep. Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock According to The Wall Street Journal, on May 4th,...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

This Week in Art: Kathleen Hanna! Diary Entries! Turning Words into Sound Art!

HEIDI JULAVITS—Julavits' latest puts diary-keeping into (lengthy) book form. Shelby King wishes it hadn't. "In the first paragraph of The...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-24-2015  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Police Crackdown on Downtown Seattle Crime Looks Like a Continuation of the Failed War on Drugs

A bus approaches Third Avenue and Pine Street, an area where police say they've made more than 100 arrests. Kyle...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

Who's Vying to Lose to Hillary This Primary?

Just thinking about guns. Sweet, sweet guns. United States Senate Hey, did you know there are Democrats who aren’t Hillary...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

Calling All Galleries, Theaters, Bookstores, Jazz Venues, Etc.! Submit Your Summer Arts Events for Seattle Art and Performance!

Seattle Art and Performance is Seattle's Only Arts Magazine™, and the next issue comes out on June 10. If you're...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

Channel 12 News Splits From AzCentral, Hopes People Go to New Site

Channel 12 News (KPNX-TV) has split off from AzCentral after a 14-year partnership, and now hopes people visit its own...
Phoenix New Times  |  04-24-2015  |  Valley Fever

It's Happening This Weekend!

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 COMEDY—Last December, Jeremy Eli and Jason Lamb launched Minority Retort, Portland's only monthly stand-up showcase for comedians...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-24-2015  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ben Sargent’s Loon Star State: City of East Tasseyville

Ben Sargent's Loon Star State: "Mayor, were you expecting the legislature's anti-government-overreach police?" The post Ben Sargent’s Loon Star State:...
The Texas Observer  |  04-24-2015  |  La Linea

Athens Fashion Collective and GMOA Create Stylish Tribute to Piero Lerda

Photo Credit: Barbette Houser Shannon Curl models an ensemble by Trevor Blake at Museum Mix. The clothes on the runway...
Flagpole Magazine  |  04-24-2015  |  Culture Briefs

Oregon Wine Party Time

Oregon Wine Month kicks off on Friday, which is an excuse to drink more Oregon wine as well as celebrate...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-24-2015  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Latest Parody of Amazon's 2013 Recruiting Video Takes a Direct Shot at Seattle's New Wealth

Thanks to Sean Nelson, Amazon's 2013 recruiting video "Life in Seattle" is taking on a life of its own. The...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

Garner resigns from AFCRA board, Eaves requests investigation into controversial Bottoms' hiring

A board member who voted to hire Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms as the next head of an authority...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  04-24-2015  |  Fresh Loaf

Dallas Resident, Former NFL Player To Appear on The Raft

After David Vobora arrived back home in Dallas after a week in the Bermuda Triangle, he consumed 13,000 calories in...
Dallas Observer  |  04-24-2015  |  Mixmaster

Kurt Cobain is Honored in the Stunning Montage of Heck

A post-Wikipedia biographical documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck finds Brett Morgen constructing a feature-length collage of notebook entries, demo...
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  04-24-2015  |  Dressing Room

Trailer for Sale or Rent: Little Boy

This film was not screened for critics locally, so we took a look at the trailer. Film: Little Boy Opening...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  04-24-2015  |  Blogh

Tonight in Music: Sylvan Esso, José González, Death Valley Girls & More

SYLVAN ESSO, NAYTRONIX(Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside) See My, What a Busy Week! JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, ÓLÖF ARNALDS(Roseland, 8 NW 6th)...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-24-2015  |  Blog Town, PDX

SL Letter of the Day: Shapes and Sizes

Originally posted on October 23, 2013. My girlfriend snooped on my browser history the other day specifically to see what...
The Stranger  |  04-24-2015  |  Slog

No, YOU'RE Crying at Your Desk About Alison Bechdel's Fun Home Coda

Before she was the reluctant namesake of the ubiquitous Bechdel Test, Alison Bechdel wrote the great "family tragicomic," Fun Home,...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-24-2015  |  Blog Town, PDX

History Center Exhibit Exploring Pittsburgh and World War II Opens Tomorrow

Like the rest of the country, Pittsburgh weathered World War II. But it also had an outsize impact on the...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  04-24-2015  |  Blogh

Beyond the Arc Podcast, Episode 011: Blazer Madness

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about: … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments...

Chris Rock wasn't talking about the Atlanta Braves specifically, but...

Comedian Chris Rock gave baseball fans — and the whole nation — some food for thought this week when he...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  04-24-2015  |  Fresh Loaf

State of Texas: How Truancy Is Turning Kids into Criminals

The truancy system in Texas proves that sometimes the best intentions have the worst consequences. A law designed to keep...
The Texas Observer  |  04-24-2015  |  La Linea

Win a Pair of Tickets to the "Best of HUMP!"

For those new to HUMP!—the Pacific Northwest's funnest amateur dirty movie festival—the Best of HUMP! Tour is a great introduction...
The Portland Mercury  |  04-24-2015  |  Blog Town, PDX

Video: Arizona Congressman's Constituents Fired Up Over Chemtrails

"Chemtrails" are apparently a hot political issue in Arizona. Less than a year after state Senator Kelli Ward held a...
Phoenix New Times  |  04-24-2015  |  Valley Fever

The Breaks: New Music from Ras Nebyu, Uno Hype, and Ace Cosgrove

Plus: a mix featuring sounds from Drake, GoldLink, Musiq Soulchild, Kendrick Lamar, and Erykah Badu...
Washington City Paper  |  04-24-2015  |  Arts Desk

Thuyvi Vo - Weekend Wear from Stock&Belle

I met style maven and artist Thuyvi Vo while trying on clothes at Stock&Belle. Here, she shows us how to...

Feds: Senate Staffer Confesses in Alleged Sex-for-Drugs Scheme

Staffer allegedly intended to trade drugs for sex...
Washington City Paper  |  04-24-2015  |  City Desk

MATFORCE Puts Up Anti-Marijuana Billboard With Incorrect Website Name

A Yavapai County anti-legalization group that claims marijuana use lowers IQ seems to be in need of an IQ boost...
Phoenix New Times  |  04-24-2015  |  Valley Fever

A slew of AACM 50th anniversary celebrations this weekend

The Chicago-born AACM (Association for the Advancement for Creative Musicians) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. A lot of...
Chicago Reader  |  04-24-2015  |  Post No Bills

Partial Freedom

Supporters of an initial bill to help trafficking victims say the end result continues to punish victims.
Tucson Weekly  |  María Inés Taracena  |  04-24-2015  |  Immigration

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health

Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care.
Austin Chronicle  |  Staff  |  04-17-2015  |  The War on Women

The Cult of the Pit

You love me now, but will you when I’m four?
San Diego Reader  |  Bill Manson  |  04-24-2015  |  Animal Issues