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From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of May 24-30

Things To Do Film: May 26-June 1

The Fine Works of Hayao Miyazaki, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and the Garbage Pail Kids

Things to Do Music: May 24-30

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Things to Do Comedy: May 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

Things to Do Food: May 2017

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

News »

Cops Insist On Bringing Guns into Portland’s New Mental Health Hospital

Some See That As Cause for Concern in a City That’s Seen Past Tragedy

Hall Monitor: Hall Pass Revoked

Why Too Much Poop in Portland’s Water’s Going to Cost Us Millions

Get to Know an Anarchist

We Spoke with One of the Dozens of People Arrested on May Day

Portlanders Approved a Mammoth Schools Bond on Tuesday

And That’s Not All

Music »

How Ishmael Butler Fused the Past and the Future to Change Hip-Hop Forever

Why Would Butler Revive Digable Planets? Because He’s Cool Like That

Record Review

Máscaras, El Morán

Girlpool’s Powerplant Is an Album of Uncommon Depth

The Duo Takes Risks Without Losing Their Radical Vulnerability

Film »

Baywatch Sucks


Who Is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales for?

It Is Not for You. It Is Not for Anyone.

Eat, Pray, Drug

The Last Shaman: Where’s Elizabeth Gilbert When You Need Her?

Cannabis »

Rapid-Fire Reviews for Real Cannabis Products

(And a Fake One)

Are You Paying Too Much Tax on Your Weed?

Not Necessarily, and You Might Be About to Pay More

How to Make Your Own Moon Rocks

These Things Get You Crazy High, So Here’s the Rundown

How Can I Keep My Pot Local?

It’s Tough. But the Craft Cannabis Alliance Wants to Help.

Food and Drink »

Alt Wines of Oregon

The Willamette Valley Offers More Than Just Great Pinot

In Praise of the Summertime Shame Drink

The Time Has Come for Pleasurable Consumption Without Apology

Corn Doggy Style

A Comprehensive Corn Dog Power Ranking

Apocalyptic Patios

The Best Summertime Rooftops for Mushroom Cloud Viewing

Fashion »

Sold Out

Inside Boutique Guide Portland

Portland’s Pretty

Walkin’ on First Thursday

Sold Out

The Sale Events for the Merry Month of May

The Woke Wedding

Not Enough Local Wedding Professionals Cater to People of Color—So I Made it My Mission to Find Those That Do

Visual Art »

Portland Art Galleries are the Distraction We Need!

Whether It’s Corey Arnold’s Blind Eagles or Nationale’s Social Justice Print Initiative, It’s Time to Look at Something That Isn’t Your Phone

HYMN Space’s After-Hours Community

In An Ever-Changing City, A New Venture Brings Artists and Freelancers Together Outside the 9 to 5 Grind

S1 Finds a New Home

Comedy »

Things to Do Comedy: May 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is Back

Prepare Yourself with the Mercury’s Picks

An Oral History of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

How A Chat Over Post-Show Drinks Put Portland on the Comedy Map

Gout Jokes and Open-Carry Confusion with Kyle Kinane

There’s More to the Comedian Than Meets the Eye

Books »

Men Without Women’s Dick Lit

Men’s Insecurities Are Exposed in Murakami’s Latest

Comics Artist, Cyclist, Activist

Eleanor Davis Took a Bike Ride That Awakened Her to Injustice.

Full of Secrets

Revisiting The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

Rob Sheffield’s Dreaming the Beatles Is a Love Letter to the Fab Four

The Music Writer’s Latest Is a Chronicle of Lifelong Fandom

Theater »

Portland Playhouse Delivers the World’s Saddest TED Talk

Dead Languages and Smart Contradictions in The Language Archive

The Talented Ones’ Risky Humor

Yussef El Guindi is Back with a Comedy About Personal Failure and Political Realities

Reviving the Horror and Humanity of Medea

Imago Brings the Classic Play to Its Famous “Floating” Stage

Feature »

Waterslide Hacks for Adults

Why Should Kids Get to Have All the Fun?

The Last Best Summer Ever

A Guide to Going Freaking Nuts During this Last Summer Under Trump

Gimmee Shelter

Sharon “The Afrovivalist” Ross is Prepared for the Worst. Why Aren’t You?

Hiking Highway 26

The Freeways Are Only Getting Worse. Time to Find Another Way Out of Town