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Things to Do Film: December 8-14

Akira Kurosawa, Batman Returns, and Invincible Kung Fu Legs!

Things to Do Music: December 6-12

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Things to Do Comedy: December 2017

Funny Things to Do for the Month of December

Things to Do Food: December 2017

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

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News »

Portland Has Strict Standards For Outlawing Sidewalk Sitting—Unless Cops Ask

Now the recent decision to expand no-sit sidewalks has created a headache for Mayor Ted Wheeler

Conditions Are “Inhumane” for Kids at a Jail in The Dalles, a New Report Says

Jail Officials Call Findings “Over-Exaggerated and Sensationalized”

Hall Monitor: Portland’s Future Decongestants

While Abetting ODOT’s Rose Quarter Plans, the City Just Took a Step Forward

As Winter Approaches, the Homeless Are Using Dangerous Methods to Keep Warm

It’s a Costly Side Effect of Portland’s Housing Crisis

Music »

Valerie June Does the Damn Thing

Talkin’ Subatomic Cosmic Blues with the Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter

My Complicated Devotion to Brandon Flowers and the Killers

The Las Vegas Rock Band Just Released Their Fifth LP, Wonderful Wonderful

Billy Joel Is Rock’s Tragic Antagonist

Here Are His Five Best Songs You Won’t Hear at the Dentist

Sneaker Wave

The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

Film »

Get Ready to Lose Your Damn Mind Over Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Believe the Hype. And Then Some.

Wonder Wheel Is a Woody Allen Movie. Please Don’t See It.

It’s Both Horrible AND Miserable!

Fifty Years Later, Kill, Baby... Kill! Still Terrifies

What Could Go Wrong in a Cursed Town in the Carpathian Mountains?

Thelma Is Pretty Much the Worst X-Man Ever

Psychic Overload in Joachim Trier’s Latest

Food and Drink »

Hotel Bars for Visiting Relatives

Where to Put Your Family Up During the Holidays

Carlita’s Screaming Happy Hour Saves the Day

Northwest Portland's Got a New Tacos-and-Cocktails Spot

Things to Do Food: December 2017

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

Cannabis »

NW Cannabis Club Allows You to Take It Inside

The Members-Only Club Provides a Needed Service for Those Who Can’t Consume at Home

Marketing CBD’s Medical Benefits Is a No-Go, Unfortunately

Oregon and Federal Laws Prevent Makers from Touting Them

What’s in a Strain Name? Not Much, It Turns Out.

Which Is Why Phylos Certified Is Mapping Your Weed’s Genetics

How Can I Get into the Cannabis Industry Without Any Money?

It’s Tricky. Here’s What to Watch Out For

Visual Art »

Infinite Black Portlands

Intisar Abioto’s Latest Exhibition Affirms Portland’s Diverse Black Community

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

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

Her Own Wings Remakes a Local Icon

At Land Gallery, Visions of the Portlandia That Could Have Been

Comedy »

All Hail the “Yaaas Queen Yaaas” Comedy Tour

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

Things to Do Comedy: December 2017

Funny Things to Do for the Month of December

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 »

HRC Is Free

Why You Should Care About Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Second Act

In Fascism Today, Winning the Fight Against White Supremacy

Shane Burley’s Prescription for Fascism: A Mass Movement Rooted in Antifa Solidarity, Not Separatism

Manhattan Beach Gets Good on Page 362

That’s When Something Finally Happens in Jennifer Egan’s New Book

Reza Aslan Suffers No Fools

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

Theater »

This Christmas, John Waters Wants Riots

The Pope of Trash Discusses His Favorite Holiday

Now Entering Psychic Utopia

Hand2Mouth Has Devised a Generous, Subtly Funny Play About Cults

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

Feature »

Portland Is Burning

Local Ballroom Culture Is About Much More than Looking Fabulous

Ballroom Glossary

Courtesy of Your Friends at #PDXBALL

“Can Anybody Help Out This Week?”

Six Days at the Pacific Northwest’s Regional Abortion Fund

The Mercury’s Holiday Wish List

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