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Things To Do Film: November 17-23

Stop-Motion Animation, Black Adder, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

Things to Do Music: November 15-21

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Things to Do Comedy: November 2017

Funny Things to Do for the Month of November

Things to Do Food: November 2017

How to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for the Month of November

News »

The ACLU Just Filed the First of Several Lawsuits Over Recent Police Protest Tactics

It Hopes to Stop Cops from Using a Controversial “Kettle” Maneuver

Uber’s Bitterest City Council Foes Finally Have the Votes for a Crackdown

And They’re Completely Comfortable with Kicking the Company Out of Portland

Hall Monitor: The Earthquake Exemption

Should Building Owners Be Able to Duck Renter Relocation Payments While Performing Seismic Upgrades?

A Presentation on Portland’s Racial Biases Has Officials Flipping

They’ve Gotten a Recording Scrubbed from the Web, and Say It’s Inaccurate

Music »

Tori Amos Is Still Banging on Her Piano

With Native Invader, the Singer/Songwriter Interweaves Politics and Mythology

Growing to Love the National

And Reckoning with the Unmagnificent Lives of Adults

Around and Around (A Vinyl Column)

Our Picks for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2017

Things to Do Music: November 22-28

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Film »

Revenge, Mourning, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sam Rockwell... Well, Rocks in Martin McDonagh’s Latest

Slicing into Psycho with 78/52

It’s a Deep Cut.

Pixar’s Coco Tackles Mortality with Humor and Depth

Finally, a Children’s Film About a Bunch of Dead People!

Things To Do Film: November 24-30

Featuring Fantastic Mr. Fox, a Mutant Alligator, and The Witches of Eastwick

Eat and Drink Guide Fall 2017 »

Interview with the Foodie

Where Gary Okazaki—AKA Gary the Foodie—Sees Portland’s Culinary Scene Going

Soul Food, Redefined

Salimatu Amabebe’s Nigerian Pop-ups Are Spicing Up Portland’s Vegan Food Scene

A Beginner’s Guide to Portland Beer

What to Drink, and Where to Drink It.

Digesting Feast

A Recap of Portland’s Most Popular Food Festival

Oregon Cannabis Guide »

Weed on the Teevee!

The Depiction of Cannabis on Television Has Matured in a Lot of Ways—But in Others, It Really Hasn’t

Two Promising New Cannabis Products Disappeared from Oregon Shelves. What Happened?

Drip Ice Cream and Luminous Botanicals Discuss the Speed Bumps in Oregon’s Maturing Market

Please Shut Up About Indica Versus Sativa

You’re Starting to Sound Like You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About

The Wonders of Working Out with Weed

What Do Fitness Experts Say? What Does the Science Say?

Cannabis »

You Down with CBD? Yeah, You Know Me.

Clear Bright Dawn’s PureForm CBD Doesn’t Come from Cannabis or Hemp

Is Jeff Sessions Easing Up on Weed?

A Statement Last Week Suggests the Attorney General Might Be Throwing in the Towel

Permaculture Solutions’ Solvent-Free Concentrates

Dig These Ultra-Clean, Locally Made Extracts

Can a Cannabis Worker Also Have a Concealed Handgun License?

There’s No Rule Against It, but Keep Guns Off Licensed Premises

Fashion »

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The Sixth Annual Portland Fashion & Style Awards

Portland’s Pretty

HUMP’n Around at the HUMP! Film Fest!

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Reviewing FashioNXT

Portland’s Pretty

The Styles You See While Hunting for Bamboo

Visual Art »

PICA Brings Steve Doughton’s Rarely Seen Video Work Back to Portland

Holding Onto an Era in Crisis with DELTA (and Aphex Twin)

From Magic Realism to Spatial Imaginaries

October’s Art Shows and Performances to Have on Your Radar

The IPRC’s Narrow Escape

How the Publishing Organization Faced Portland’s Rental Crisis—and Survived

Comedy »

All Hail the “Yaaas Queen Yaaas” Comedy Tour

Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson’s Beautiful Friendship Comes to Portland

Jay Flewelling Plays Himself

Please Underestimate Me Avoids the Solo Show Trap

Comedy Has a Diversity Problem.

Take My Wife’s Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Know How to Fix It.

Books »

Reza Aslan Suffers No Fools

The Acclaimed Scholar’s New Book Offers a More Inclusive Approach to the Divine

Looking Back on Power

Documenting the Rise of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Everything You Know About Poetry Is Wrong

Matthew Zapruder’s New Book, Why Poetry, Is Here to Help

Spinning Hits Full Rotation

Teen Graphic Memoir Author Tillie Walden Comes to Wordstock

Theater »

Rotating Repertory Makes Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Work Sing

The Latest in Profile Theatre’s Season Dedicated to the Playwright is Its Most Ambitious Production Yet

Nous, On Va Danser Breaks Through the Boys’ Club of Dance

Portland Choreographer Nancy Ellis Takes on Aging and Gender

Halloween Theater! Spooky! Scary!

Nesting: Vacancy Makes For a Frightening Binge-Watch

At Shaking the Tree, Anti-Fascist Theater Is Relevant Again

It’s Alive and Well in Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Feature »

The Mercury’s Holiday Wish List

A Bunch of Stuff You Should Buy for the Mercury Staff—Because We Want It!