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May 17th, 2013
Here's a fun fact: the Mercury editorial team is leaving work early today so we can all go see Star Trek into Darkness. (We did the same thing for Skyfall, because w
Minnesota Vincent Kartheiser returns to his home state this summer to star as Mr. Darcy in Guthrie Theater's staging of "Pride and Prejudice."
Another Portland company has had a successful exit—and that also means another successful exit for the Oregon Angel Fund. Indoor mapping startup Meridian has been acquired by Aruba Networks. And it will remain in Portland as a wholly owned subsidiary. What’s Meridian do? Well, the Portland Business Journal summe
what does it mean to be a grown ass woman?
Porkland continues to waste invest billions in tax dollars and cash borrowed from China to build little light rail and streetcar lines, but they don't have anything much that makes them worthy of the term "public transit": due to downtown...
Who is Lord Dying?They are the doomy Portland metal band who recently signed with Relapse Records. When does their first full-length album come out?July 9, 2013 in the year of our dark lord. What is it c
As is often the case, the hullabaloo following a paper about climate is more enlightening than the paper itself.I've noticed two things since Cook et al Environ Res Lett.:1. Everyone is expected to be on one side of the
Tesla Motors Elon Musk's electric ride for the rich has the stock market in ecstasy; in the last month alone, Tesla's stock price has shot up to around $90 a share. But you probably shouldn't break out the celebratory champaign...
Only 14.3 million viewers tuned in to see Candice Glover win, a 33 percent drop from last season's finale.
"We really do not have a problem with mountain biking at all. In fact, we would affirmatively support mountain bike access on Mt. Hood and we'd love to build allegiances with those folks, but we just don't believe this is the proper place for this development."— Rhett Lawrence, Conservation Director, Sierra Club (Oregon C
Politicians in general, and Obama in particular, toss around terms like "accountability" and "responsibility" all the time. Obviously, they live in an alternate universe in which the words have no meaning whatsoever. Hillary "took responsibility" for Benghazi, whatever that means;...
Opening tonight over at the CoHo, a show about a mom and kid who move to a conservative small town, called Crooked, co-produced by local theater power couple Philip Cuomo and Maureen Porter. I've found myself prioritizing seeing shows at the C
This week's choices include a party to benefit a new location for Reading Frenzy, "Portland's Funniest Person," "The Office" trivia, the 24 Hour Comics Portland Edition and "True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season."
The country music star wants to block the release of a patrol car video related to his 2012 drunken driving arrest, when he was found naked by the road near his wrecked Trans Am.
It's Day Two at the NBA Combine in Chicago, and we learn from The Oregonian's Jason Quick that the Trail Blazers, after conducting interviews yesterday with UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad, Indiana's Cody Zeller, Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams and San Diego State's Jamaal Franklin, will interview Georgia shooting guard Kentavio
This time, Bray's body of work is inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film, "Blow-up."
The Los Angeles writer's dark comedy deals with people struggling under the weight of secrets.
In addition to the bird festival and young artists concert, there is a family fun day at Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals in Hillsboro, a bonsai demonstration in Beaverton and benefit concert in Sherwood.
It tends to keep a low profile, but never forget: Odessa is—and has been for longer than most—one of the most sophisticated boutiques in the city. They recently put together a lookbook for the spring season featuring stunning new pieces from Tsumori Chisato and Isabel Mara
Need a little perk in your beauty routine? Well you are in luck, because Blush Beauty Bar is celebrating it's 9th birthday this weekend with Beautypalooz
The thieves ripped a wall safe out of a hotel room and made off with high-end jewelry from Chopard, which lends to stars strolling the red carpet. It also manufactures the crystal and gold Palme d'Or trophy, which it swears is safe and sound.
“Nothing greys the hair quicker than compassion.” –Dr T, to me via text message. The problem with free and easy relationships is they rarely stay that way. What starts as casual ends up serious. It turns from “That was fun, want to get something to eat?” to “Where the fuck you been?”
Armed Forces Day occurs annually on the third Saturday of May and celebrates our nation's brave soldiers. To celebrate, Oregon Red Cross SAF Managers Donna Winker and Linda Jager wrote a blog post about the Oregon Red Cross' Services to Armed Forces program. We would also like to thank Donna and Linda for thei
Adidas is set to release a special edition set of sneakers to honor Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard's
"I asked her to turn it off. She answered: 'So don't look'."
This turned up in the ol' feedbag—I mean letterbag. (Christ, what did I just eat?)I have been searching for weeks for an exclusive hip hop club Saturday nights here in PDX. No luck. Jones had a West Coast '90s hip hop for a while and then poof it's over. Crown Room is gone now. Where do you recomme
Tell us how you would continue to shape the Trail Blazers roster and build a winner.
Tell us how you would continue to shape the Trail Blazers roster and build a winner.
Who is Lord Dying?They are the doomy Portland metal band who recently signed with Relapse Records.
There are many, many ways to get rid of your unwanted stuff. Putting your green couch, 10 year old CPU, outdated TV on the street in the rain is the worst way. You are not doing anyone but your lazy self a favor. If it was ugly in your house, it's now ugly for a lot more people to see. They don't call them white trash fo
We weren't so hot in 1990. Scroll down to see how we're doing now. It's always interesting to look back and see how bicycling has grown in Portland over the decades. Back in October 2005 I took some slides from a presentation by PBOT Bicycle Coordinator Roger Geller and put together a GIF showing the development of [...]
Main Street Washougal is adding a dynamic element to a downtown that a decade ago was slumbering and decaying.
Doug Fir–Man or Astro-Man?, Audacity, 9 pm, $16-17 Biddy McGraw's–Lynn Conover, 6 pm, all ages; Counterfeit Cash, 9:30 pm
My latest in The Huffington Post: "Star Trek Into Darkness" does what Star Trek has always done best: holds up a mirror to the United States and asks, "Are we the moral people we want to be?" Star Trek Demands...
King is the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.
I'd like to apologize for everything I said about Pacific Rim yesterday morning. The movie I meant to say a bunch of excited crap about was Atlantic Rim. LET'S DO THIS, GRAHAM GREENE! AND T
The relatively realistic focus in "Black Rock" on the plight of three athletic but by no means Amazonian women is initially refreshing. Unfortunately, the realism in this distaff "Deliverance" extends to the often-boneheaded decisions made by our protagonists, understandable in panicked reality but frust
It tends to keep a low profile, but never forget: Odessa is—and has been for longer than most—one of the most sophisticated
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?, AUDACITY(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) One of the most prolific bands of the '90s, Man or Astro-man? is still successfully blurring surf punk with spacey synth to produce an entirely original soun
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Attorney Yale Galanter testifies in SImpson's appeal of his conviction on armed robbery charges, after Simpson waives attorney-client privilege. He says Simpson knew two companions had guns as he and a group of men executed a "sting" to retrieve memorabilia Simpson thought had been stolen.
Portland startup and Portland Seed Fund alum Gliph has been an interesting and compelling cloaking device that’s been searching for just the right application of their technology. And they just found it: the nebulous and still relatively nascent world of Bitcoin. Not familiar with Bitcoin? it’s an open source vi
Hang out with Don Kruger at his farm on Sauvie Island this Sunday.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Before you finalize all your weekend riding plans, I wanted to highlight three events that deserve your attention. Tomorrow is the American Lung Association's big annual Reach the Beach ride. It's the 23rd year for this popul
The German murder-mystery "The Silence" has the feel of a stranger-than-fiction, true crime tale.
We're giving away TWO PAIRS of tickets to see unsurpassed, the inimitable, the unpronounceable Sigur Rós, who are playing the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon on Sunday, May 26.
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Nettles and her partner in Sugarland, Kristian Bush, both have solo projects in the works but say the duo remains together.