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The Amount of Full Frontal in A Bigger Splash Might Trick You into Thinking It Is a Very Serious Film

by Ned Lannamann If you have the money to languorously idle on its rocky beaches, Pantelleria must be heaven. But...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Friends of Noise Will Host Citywide All-Ages Shows

by Ciara Dolan "I THINK there's definitely a divide between youth culture and adult culture," says Hannah Ginsberg, a junior...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ahead of His Portland Show, Scott Aukerman Discusses Seven Years of Comedy Bang! Bang!

by Courtney Ferguson Yes, we chose this press image because there's a horse in it. CHRIS RAGAZZO/IFC 2014 Guests must...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Conversation with Looping Maestro Andrew Bird

by Robin Bacior ANDREW BIRD A ground nester, apparently. Cameron Wittig THE FIRST TIME I heard Andrew Bird was almost...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week's Letters to the Editor, or, What's Wrong with You People and Please Never Write Us Again

by Erik Henriksen Wicca Priestess Leigha LaFleur passes ginger lemonade during a ceremony to "amplify energy" to Bernie Sanders, on...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Screaming Eagle of Soul is Back

by Anna McClain CHARLES BRADLEY The Screaming Eagle. Mark Shaw CHARLES BRADLEY wholly embodies soul music—the 67-year-old singer, affectionately nicknamed...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Eric Bachmann Puts Emphasis on the Here and Now

by Ned Lannamann ERIC BACHMANN In “oldies” camouflage. Jeremy Lange ERIC BACHMANN returned to Asheville, North Carolina, to record his...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stand-Up Meets Performance in Allie Hankins' Now Then

by Suzette Smith When Allie Hankins is around she's going to undress something. ASHLEY CLARK "This is my first attempt...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Everything as Fuck: Blazers Forever

by Ian Karmel Well, that's a wrap on the Portland Trail Blazers season. Now that the escalating cycle of terror...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

At Last, Hawthorne Gives Portland Its Very Own Hard-Boiled Lady Detective

by Megan Burbank Hawthorne actively resists the squeaky-clean, quirky-dumb depiction of Portland seen, you know, everywhere. PAT MORAN There's a...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland's Improv and Sketch Comedy Scenes Are on the Verge of Something Big. Why Aren't More of Us Paying Attention?

by Megan Burbank Stumptown Improv Fest 2014 Pat Moran Seated in folding chairs, swilling whiskey and "mystery beer," the audience...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

News You May Have Missed This Week!

by Mercury staff CITY OFFICIALS and Portland's rank-and-file police union were recently on the threshold of a deal that could...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bernie Sanders' Supporters: Are They In a State of Happy Denial?

by Heidi Groover "Who’s ready for a little political revolution?!?” Monte Jarvis, the Oregon state director for the Bernie Sanders...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Listen Up! May 18

Every Wednesday, we make a Spotify playlist containing tracks from artists mentioned in the current music section. Listen below! …...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  05-18-2016  |  FFW>>

Rey Res Re-introduces Self on New EP

In January of 2014, San Jose emcee Rey Resurreccion told Metro that his then-brand new Heart of the City was...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  05-18-2016  |  Activate

Video shows zonked-out couple in crashed car in Detroit

A video has been posted online of an apparent car crash at Seven Mile Road and Chalmers. The video shows...
Metro Times  |  05-18-2016  |  Blogs

Marlene Marder of Post-Punk Greats LiLiPUT/Kleenex Has Passed Away

by Dave Segal Marder (center) was a catalyst for proto-riot grrrls LiLiPUT and Kleenex. News is surfacing that guitarist Marlene...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

Billboard Informs Portlanders That Only Stupid People Rent

by Erik Henriksen Social Finance, Inc.'s new billboard, seen from the Hawthorne Bridge. Erik Henriksen Up until a few days...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Second Ghostbusters Reboot Trailer a Charm?

by Dan Savage Aisha Harris writes at Slate... It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the first trailer for...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa has a strong Vancouver contingent this year

Vancouver audiences will recognize almost one-third of the Canada Dance Festival’s programming this year (June 4 to 11). Festival artistic...
The Georgia Straight  |  05-18-2016  |  Views

Shane Mauss trips to Relapse

Los Angeles-based comedian Shane Mauss (“Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live”) comes to Atlanta to spread the word on one thing: drugs...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-18-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Higher (and tastier) education at Atlanta Food & Wine

The first thing most folks think of when they hear “food festival” is TASTING TENTS! Sure, the tasting tents may...

The Real Real Muslims of Texas

It is impossible to take a sliver of Muslim life in one city and say: This is what it means...
The Texas Observer  |  05-18-2016  |  La Linea

Video: Shooter Jennings Revives Classics and More at Motorco

Shooter Jennings & Waymore's Outlaws Motorco Music Hall, Durham Wednesday, May 4, 2016 The crowd that arrived at Motorco early...
INDY Week  |  05-18-2016  |  Scan

Everyone Walks Out of the Nevada Democratic Convention a Loser

by Matt Baume Great job, everyone. Crush Rush / Shutterstock.comHave you ever had one of those game nights where one...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

Pets of the Week

Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services. All photos are credited to Memphis...

Vancouver real estate agent's licence suspended temporarily

It came after Yang Yang admitted that he allowed his name to be used for a transaction in which he...

Picks for Linework NW: Sophie Franz and Lindsay Anne Watson

by Suzette Smith Sophie Franz's dream-like, mysterious yarn about three scientists marooned or stationed (they can’t remember) in a floating...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

As Journalists Balance Reporting With Fundraising to Save Station, KPLU Rakes in $6 Million in Donations

by Ansel Herz Public radio station KPLU broke the $6 million mark yesterday—only $1 million left to go to reach...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

The New Secretary of the Army Is the Highest-Ranking Openly Gay Official at the Pentagon Ever

by Christopher Frizzelle Eric Fanning was nominated by President Obama last fall but his confirmation was delayed for months and...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

Developers in San Francisco May Not be Interested in Building Lots of Affordable Houses

by Charles Mudede Average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is $3,500.. welcomia/shutterstock.comSan Francisco is about to vote...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

Whiplash: Galapagos as arts savior, real estate flipper, and now landlord

Talk about turning up the PR savvy. Take a look at the latest from the man from Galapagos, Robert Elmes.…...
Metro Times  |  05-18-2016  |  Blogs

Seattle Student Succeeds in Getting a Gender Neutral Bathroom for His High School

by Sydney Brownstone Seattle Public Schools says that transgender students can use any bathroom they identify with, but Nathan Hale...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

The Wildfires in Oso and Gold Bar, Wash. Have Been Contained

by Ana Sofia Knauf Wildfire near Gold Bar fully contained https://t.co/bi26stOsxZ— KOMO News (@komonews) May 18, 2016 According to The...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

The President of Cornish Is Going to Vegas

by Jen Graves I don't have much to say about this news. Let's just look at a picture of Las...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2016  |  Slog

Use-of-force report due Thursday

Mayor John Suthers and City Council will hold a "workshop" at the Colorado Springs Airport tomorrow to discuss an array...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  05-18-2016  |  Indy Blog

More on conservation easements; land swap opponents announce meeting

As we report in this week's edition of the Independent ("Easing the transition"), a conservation easement is planned for the...
Colorado Springs Independent  |  05-18-2016  |  Indy Blog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Drug-Free Bone

by Dan Savage I would love some guidance on when and how to disclose to a man who is seemingly...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2016  |  Blog Town, PDX

Detroit transit challenge launches ahead of likely RTA millage request

A Coalition for Transit (ACT) is challenging residents of Southeastern Michigan to take public transit to work during the month...
Metro Times  |  05-18-2016  |  Blogs

The Fresh Food Bus Is Back This Weekend

A farmers market that says it wants to serve lower-income people is all well and good, but words are just...
Flagpole Magazine  |  05-18-2016  |  Grub Notes

Trump Calls Oakland One of Most Dangerous Cities in the World

The New York Times asked Donald Trump the following: “What’s the most dangerous place in the world you’ve been to?”…...
East Bay Express  |  05-18-2016  |  Ear Bud

Other Worlds Austin Has The Answer

Writer/director Iqbal Ahmed talks identity before Texas debut...

Inside Jokes

Amy Schumer talks The Little Mermaid, locker room balls and fry sauce.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Enrique Limon  |  04-19-2016  |  Comedy

'Hawaii's Wounded Knee': Remembering the Olowalu Massacre

In late January 1790, an American sea captain slaughtered more than a hundred Hawaiians there in a massacre that though largely forgotten today, was every bit as horrific as Wounded Knee.
Maui Time  |  Anthony Pignataro  |  01-22-2016  |  History

After Playing a Supporting Role for Years, Elin Palmer Has Moved to the Forefront

Elin Palmer has spent a great deal of her career playing a supporting role, adding majestic violin textures to the music of some Denver's most critically revered acts. Now, with the impending of release of her self-titled debut, the multi-instrumentalist is poised to take center stage.
Westword  |  Dave Herrera  |  05-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews