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In The Singing Earth, music’s the antidote to isolationist politics. by Robert Ham Of all the aggravations and outright horrors to befall the United States in the Trump administration’s first year, one of the worst is the president’s dan

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Occupied territory. by Wm. Steven Humphrey For residents of Oregon, the 2016 Malheur Refuge takeover by so-called patriot militants was a torturous affair that played out in slow motion. Lasting 41 days, the occupation made media stars of Ammon and Ryan

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Wine Snobs? Nah, They’re Not a Real Thing by MJ Skegg There’s a wine called Just Fucking Good Wine. The name is supposed to help democratize wine—their marketing says “No [to] wine snobbism.” I imagine it would be a fun one to order off a w

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C’est Si Bon—It’s, er, trés bon. by MJ Skegg There’s nothing innovative or hip about C’est Si Bon, a small restaurant off Burnside, tucked behind Burnside Brewing. Heck, it’s not even new. But there’s a reason why you sho

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Three Days in Oregon During The Eagle Creek Fire by Martha Grover There is ash falling from the sky. Way back in the 1990s, years before I fell in love with him, my first boyfriend witnessed several other eighth grade boys throwing

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The mayor’s boosting a highway expansion, but does he have his facts straight? by Dirk VanderHart Last week marked a notable transformation: Mayor Ted Wheeler became a leading booster for the controversial I-5 Rose Quarter project. B

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Introducing Portland Veg Week! This fall, from October 9-14, your pals at the Mercury are teaming up with Portland Vegfest to present Veg Week—six days of some of Portland’s greatest vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants providing signatu

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It’s a win for transparency—but a potential headache for public defenders. by Doug Brown Big changes are coming to Multnomah County’s most high-profile criminal cases, but nobody knows how much strain they’ll put on the court system.

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Other stuff includes: the American dream, microwaves, etc. by Elinor Jones The Tiger Hunter is the fictional story of an Indian immigrant, Sami, who’s played by Community’s Danny Pudi and who does not, in fact, hunt tigers. But his dad

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I attended a toddler’s birthday in the park. by D. Martin Austin I can say with absolute confidence that I can better identify birds by their song than distinguish one three-year-old’s caterwaul from that of 30 others. So, I made my way through a

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Swedish singer/songwriter Daniel Norgren is bringing his folksy blues stateside. by Ben Salmon If you dig into singer/songwriter Daniel Norgren’s background, it’s not hard to trace the roots of his strong independent streak. Norgren grew up n

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