TV Review: Futuristic Soap Opera Years and Years Tackles the Anxieties of Today

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TV Review: Futuristic Soap Opera Years and Years Tackles the Anxieties of Today
by Ned Lannamann

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HBO’s gambit of airing original content on Monday nights is already paying off handsomely, with Chernobyl one of the most talked-about and praised shows of the year so far. Tonight, HBO launches its third Monday-night series—following Chernobyl and Gentleman Jack—and like its predecessors, it’s a co-venture with a British production company.

Years and Years, which just wrapped up its six-episode run on the BBC before hopping the pond tonight for American audiences, is a decidedly British endeavor, … Read More

TV Review: Futuristic Soap Opera Years and Years Tackles the Anxieties of Today

Best Microsoft Access Programmer Portland OR

TV Review: Futuristic Soap Opera Years and Years Tackles the Anxieties of Today
by Ned Lannamann

yearsandyearsfamily.jpeg
Matt Squire/HBO

HBO’s gambit of airing original content on Monday nights is already paying off handsomely, with Chernobyl one of the most talked-about and praised shows of the year so far. Tonight, HBO launches its third Monday-night series—following Chernobyl and Gentleman Jack—and like its predecessors, it’s a co-venture with a British production company.

Years and Years, which just wrapped up its six-episode run on the BBC before hopping the pond tonight for American audiences, is a decidedly British endeavor, … Read More

Local Musician Mike Pitts Dies at 49

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Local Musician Mike Pitts Dies at 49
by Robert Ham

Mike Pitts
Mike Pitts Facebook

Mike Pitts, the local musician who recorded lo-fi experimental psych rock under the name Neptune Skyline and, for a time in the early ’90s, fronted the Seattle-based garage rock band the Kent 3, has died. He was 49 years old.

Born March 4, 1970, Pitts grew up in the suburbs outside Bellingham, Washington where he had, according to his nephew Jason Nix, an “unusual upbringing.” Pitts’ uncle was Hal Robinson, an illustrator whose work appeared frequently in the … Read More

Local Musician Mike Pitts Dies at 49

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Local Musician Mike Pitts Dies at 49
by Robert Ham

Mike Pitts
Mike Pitts Facebook

Mike Pitts, the local musician who recorded lo-fi experimental psych rock under the name Neptune Skyline and, for a time in the early ’90s, fronted the Seattle-based garage rock band the Kent 3, has died. He was 49 years old.

Born March 4, 1970, Pitts grew up in the suburbs outside Bellingham, Washington where he had, according to his nephew Jason Nix, an “unusual upbringing.” Pitts’ uncle was Hal Robinson, an illustrator whose work appeared frequently in the … Read More

Oregon’s Carbon Emissions Bill Isn’t the Only Legislation Delayed by State Republicans

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by Blair Stenvick

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You have probably heard by now about the Oregon Senate Republicans’ big year-end field trip to deny Democrats a vote on a bill that would place new carbon emissions limits on businesses. But while House Bill 2020 is the reason 11 state senators are dodging the Capitol—and reportedly, the state—it isn’t the only bill delayed by their absence.

As the Oregonian reported on Saturday, the missing Republicans are keeping more than 100 different bills from passing a Senate vote. … Read More

Oregon’s Carbon Emissions Bill Isn’t the Only Legislation Delayed by State Republicans

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by Blair Stenvick

getty.jpg
GETTY IMAGES

You have probably heard by now about the Oregon Senate Republicans’ big year-end field trip to deny Democrats a vote on a bill that would place new carbon emissions limits on businesses. But while House Bill 2020 is the reason 11 state senators are dodging the Capitol—and reportedly, the state—it isn’t the only bill delayed by their absence.

As the Oregonian reported on Saturday, the missing Republicans are keeping more than 100 different bills from passing a Senate vote. … Read More

What We’re Listening To: Megan Thee Stallion, The Meters, Lonely Island, and More!

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by Portland Mercury Staff

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Happy Monday! Here’s a small sampling of what Mercury editorial staffers are listening to lately…



Jenni Moore, Music Editor
Megan Thee Stallion, “Big Ole Freak,” and Fever
Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion has had my attention ever since dropping the single—and sexed up visual—“Big Ole Freak,” which flawlessly samples “Is It Love this Time,” by R&B band Immature. In fact, lately I listen to “Big Ole Freak” at least once a day, right… Read More

What We’re Listening To: Megan Thee Stallion, The Meters, Lonely Island, and More!

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by Portland Mercury Staff

megantheestallion_fever.jpg
1501 CERTIFIED 300 ENTERTAINMENT • 2019

Happy Monday! Here’s a small sampling of what Mercury editorial staffers are listening to lately…



Jenni Moore, Music Editor
Megan Thee Stallion, “Big Ole Freak,” and Fever
Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion has had my attention ever since dropping the single—and sexed up visual—“Big Ole Freak,” which flawlessly samples “Is It Love this Time,” by R&B band Immature. In fact, lately I listen to “Big Ole Freak” at least once a day, right… Read More

Moving Soon?

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by Anonymous

Please don’t move here.
I’m so sick of seeing and hearing all these, in this case, musicians and artists moving to Portland, so they’re looking to “start a band,” or “meetup with like minded people.”
Some of them read, come off as another way to date.
Fucking lord.
This city has lost all it’s soul and heart at least 5 years ago for unoriginality, and mediocrity.
But that is the time we live in.
Stay away.

Maybe I’m getting old.
Then there’s … Read More

Moving Soon?

Best Microsoft Access Programmer Portland OR

by Anonymous

Please don’t move here.
I’m so sick of seeing and hearing all these, in this case, musicians and artists moving to Portland, so they’re looking to “start a band,” or “meetup with like minded people.”
Some of them read, come off as another way to date.
Fucking lord.
This city has lost all it’s soul and heart at least 5 years ago for unoriginality, and mediocrity.
But that is the time we live in.
Stay away.

Maybe I’m getting old.
Then there’s … Read More

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