The internet is flooded with memes of Bernie Sanders waiting in line at the DMV at Bidens inauguration, but Portland artist Mike Bennetts handpainted cardboard cut-out version definitely takes the cake. Go see it in the Alberta Arts District while you can.
The internet is flooded with memes of Bernie Sanders waiting in line at the DMV at Biden's inauguration, but Portland artist Mike Bennett's handpainted cardboard cut-out version definitely takes the cake. Go see it in the Alberta Arts District while you can. Mike Bennett via Instagram

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It's the first weekend without Trump stinkin' up the White House, but the pandemic rages on. If you're out of ideas for ways to stay entertained in these activity-restricted times, read on for our latest batch of suggestions, from a post-Inauguration reading list curated by Powell's to Mike Bennett's real-life Bernie Sanders meme on Alberta, and from fried chicken pop-ups like Prey + Tell to Crystal Ballroom's 107th Birthday. For even more options, read our guides to the best online events this week and the best movies to watch this week.

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Stack up a post-inauguration reading list. The sighs of relief are palpable now that Trump is no longer the president, but the vastly improved Biden-Harris administration is no reason to let individual social justice work fall to the wayside—especially after witnessing the impact of such work over these chaotic past four years. In addition to keeping up with the events on our activism & social justice (FKA protests & resistance) calendar, start by educating yourself about the policy reform Biden has planned for his first 100 days in office with books that address everything from the ongoing pandemic to immigration to climate change. Powell's has put together a reading list that includes Evan Osnos's biography Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now, Anthony P. Carnevale's The Merit Myth (which argues for top-to-bottom public education reform), Jason Stanley's How Fascism Works, Zach Norris's We Keep Us Safe (which deals with criminal justice reform), Michael E. Mann's The New Climate War, and other essential tomes.

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