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August 23rd, 2017

After much, much speculation, Taylor Swift finally announced her sixth studio album, “Reputation,” on Wednesday. The album will be released on November 10, 2017 with its first single dropping on Thursday night. It’s been three years since Swift debuted the mega-selling “1989,” marking the longest break between alb

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After more than 25 years, Shelly's Garden Honkin' Huge Burritos will leave its home in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

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by Anonymous I'd like to continue to be your friend. We seemed to work together well during that last project and have a number of things in common. But for the last year, whenever I suggest we meet for coffee and catch up, you respond with a FB invite to your latest sales eve

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The man's got a university degree, but an ignorant college kid assumed that he's an ignoramus, and dropped Rowe a note intended to berate and belittle: A man named Chuck Adkins asked, “One of the tenants of white nationalism is...

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Kind of odd, given her family history: "Those statues are right where Nancy Pelosi left them when she was Speaker of the House… “The truth is, the Democrats have a pretty poor history on Civil Rights, including Nancy Pelosi’s own...

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Today in Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Is Too Busy Writing to Even Watch Game of Thrones

by Erik Henriksen FUN FACT! They're related. Via

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The speaker of the House said his chamber, the Senate and President Trump need to "get on the same page."

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"Game of Thrones" airs its Season 7 finale on Sunday, marking an end to what has been one of the most divisive seasons in the show's history.

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Media Monarchy plays Sheer Mag, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Matt Tarka and more on #PumpUpThaVolume for August 23, 2017. ♬

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Get Your Tickets Now for the Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy 2017!

by Mercury Staff It’s back! The biggest night of Portland comedy is returning to Revolution Hall on Saturday,

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Returning to The Round in Beaverton this Saturday, August 26th is the 3rd annual Beaverton Craft Beer Festival. This annual celebration in Portland’s neighbor to the west, Beaverton will feature nearly 50 beers and ciders from some of the regions favorite breweries and cideries. The 2017 Beaverton Craft Beer Festival will

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Movie Review: Ingrid Goes West and the Golden Age of Aubrey Plaza

by Ciara Dolan If Wednesday Addams were a millennial, she’d be played by Aubrey Plaza. Just look at Par

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Well, there’s this one. Because I really like Sophie Kinsella. “My Not So Perfect Life” “All My Puny Sorrows” Miriam Toews is a pretty great writer. Atwood, always. “The Robber Bride.” Excellent beginning, hits the ground running. But she always does. And… looking forward to s

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After a Year Hiatus, The Annual Sasquatch Brew Fest Returns to Eugene Featuring Craft-Brewed Beer, Food Booths, Silent Auction and Live Music Eugene, Ore. – The annual Sasquatch Brew Fest returns to Eugene after a year hiatus on Saturday, September 30, 2017 indoors in Venue 252, located at 252 Lawrence Street. Tickets to

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A rock climber at Smith Rock State Park on "the Monkey Face" section as totality occurs. Haters are going to claim it's a Photoshop. It's not. The shot: Nikon D800, 80-400mm @ 400mm, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/200 second, no filter....

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Science fiction author Daniel H. Wilson's new novel, "The Clockwork Dynasty," wonders: What if we humans have been living with robots all along?

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Building the blockchain, the ecstasy of Trump and the grocery store's quiet hour + this day in history w/the passion of Sacco & Vanzetti and our song of the day by Robert Plant on your Morning Monarchy for August 23, 2017.

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Oregon’s Democratic governor, Kate Brown, has just signed into law a radical new bill, and in so doing has made her state the nation’s leader in pro-abortion policy. The legislation requires all insurance companies in the state to cover abortion...

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Just Like Normal Church—But With Weed

by Josh Jardine IG0RZH / GETTY IMAGES COMPOSITIONBy most standards, I would be considered a heathen. Dic

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Timbers v. Colorado Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers Just five days removed from their biggest win of the season over the Ne

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by Anonymous Hey, Rob Hill, 101.1 FM, do your job. I would think a weather personality would forecast and give us the weather, not ask US if it's going to be nice, hot, or the start of an eclipse apocalypse. You're paid to do something, just do it. Maybe you could become De

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Everything possible: my miracle baby is an adult!

Here's one of the many things I learned on the morning of August 23, 1996, 21 years ago today:If you are in the medical field, never gasp when you are examining a patient.That's what Lynn, the labor & delivery nurse, did when my obstetrician suggested she look at m

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by Anonymous Instead of acting like an indignant butthole and directing traffic around yourself going over the Hawthorne Bridge during the evening commute, why don't you do us all a favor and get out of the fucking way you Tool-Bag! Stay right until you learn to ride that imp

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by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! So you do what you gonna do? Come on and talk to me. Promise you won't even have an attitude. I'll let you sit right next to me. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

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8 things to do for August 23 by Mercury Staff Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event There’s a simple secret to the glory

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Portland wine writer Katherine Cole explores rose's surge in popularity, and how it finally ditched its cheap "blush wine" image.

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Summer is dwindling. Hold on tight with a week of fun events.

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[Photo: Heart attack. visualphotos.com] By Rowan Wolf This was shared by former student and current friend Glendora Claybrooks. This is information that could save lives, so please share. Let’s set the scene. You are driving home after a hard day’s work; tired and frustrated with traffic. Suddenly you start exp

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In a world where anyone can be a music reviewer and traditional, paying criticism jobs are disappearing, "stars are less dependent on critics and critics are more eager to please artists."

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From Fleet Foxes and Mos Def to Hanson and A$AP Mob, it's gonna be a good season for music.

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[Photo: Korean girl and her brother at Haengju, Korea. June 9, 1951. Maj. R.V. Spencer, UAF. (Navy)] By John LaForge Source: Information Clearinghouse. “We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea anyway, some way or another… Over a period of three years or so, we killed [&

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One of Portland's top food cart pods is closing, meet Hollywood's hot new (old) dumpling spot and the debut of a two-story Elvis-themed bar.

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Author Danielle Centoni collaborated with 40 of Portland's best chefs and bartenders to create a collection of recipes that reflects our place in the food world.

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Author Danielle Centoni collaborated with 40 of Portland's best chefs and bartenders to create a collection of recipes that reflects our place in the food world.

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  “Yes, in the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate” Mahatma Ghandi On August 12, 2017, a group of white supremacists, neo-nazis, and allied thugs and …

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Okkyung Lee’s force and physicality. by Robert Ham Though Okkyung Lee calls New York home, the cellist and composer is rarely home these days. This year alone, she’s toured Australia, played festivals in Russia and Norway, and spent time in Stutt

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“I hope you can accept my apology.” by Anonymous As a fourth-generation Portland longshoreman, I’ve been the proverbial fence-walker, aligning myself with a right-oriented blue-collar community and embracing a more open-minded and creative friend b

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Don't Fuck Nazis by Dan Savage A few years ago, my dad was busted by the cops for using an online forum to solicit escorts. The arrest and infidelity destroyed his marriage to my mom. My brother and I were in our mid-teens at the time an

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I crashed a family’s pig roast. by D. Martin Austin After several wrong turns revealing a variety of ways to end up at Forest Park, I arrived at my destination (which was NOT Forest Park). In keeping with the traditions of this column, I had no ide

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Remember, dears: Never disrespect the Wu-Tang Clan. by Ann Romano MONDAY, AUGUST 14 Welcome back to One Day at a Time, dears, where... hold on a sec, we’re just confirming one little thing... yep, mmm-hmm. Okay! Y

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Get your tickets now for... the Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy 2017! It’s back! The biggest night of Portland comedy is returning to Revolution Hall on Saturday, September 16! It’s the Portland Mercury’s Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy 2017,

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The best looks at Pickathon 2017. by Marissa Sullivan To say we're lucky to have an amazing outdoor music festival in our backyard is an understatement. That being said, to describe this year’s Pickathon as “a little dusty” would be a gross underst

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“I do like the idea of heading up into the Arctic Circle and leaving Steve and Rob in some frozen wasteland somewhere.” by Marc Mohan Michael Winterbottom is England’s answer to Steven Soderbergh. Born less than two years apart, these two p

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Bend the Knee to Anne Helen Petersen’s Unruly Women by Megan Burbank From now on, whenever anyone asks me to explain my affection for Nicki Minaj, Hillary Clinton, or Serena Williams, I’m going to force them to read Anne Helen Petersen’s new bo

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“There is no proof that the world is round, just NASA CGI cartoons and fakery.” DOGGIE DRAMA RE: “

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The Big Apple? More Like the Big Crapple. by Ned Lannamann Named after a Simon and Garfunkel song, The Only Living Boy in New York isn’t shy about being a movie that leeches from other, better pieces of art. This is confirmed during Jeff Bridges

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The Showcase Returns—with New Personnel and Headliner Debbie Wooten by Jenni Moore It’s a well-known fact that things get worse before they get better: break-ups, acne, and (hopefully) the United States of America. Sometimes you have to weather a

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It’s like a knucklehead fractal! by Vince Mancini Good Time has the keen eye for anthropology you find in a lot of Sundance movies—the casting feels both unconventional and authentic, and there’s an interest in subcultures that you don

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This week: Stand By Me, The Dark Crystal, and Spring Breakers, the greatest film of our generation. by Mercury Staff ★ Bubba Ho-Tep Throughout history, cinema has told many great stories—stories that revolu

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Katie Skelly’s love letter to ’70s woman-centric vampire cinema. by Suzette Smith As a lover of cinema, I want Katie Skelly’s comics to be movies. I want it so bad. But with a healthy imagination—you gotta do the voices—reading them as

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