Craig Timberg and Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 10:00 am PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 An American flag is displayed a voters place ballots at a polling station in Purcellville, Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2018. An American flag is displayed a voters place ballots at a polling station in Purcellville, Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 An American flag is displayed a voters place ballots at a polling station in Purcellville, Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2018. An American flag is displayed a voters place ballots at a polling station in Purcellville, Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Forget the Russians. On … [Read more...] about Forget the Russians. On this election day, it’s Americans peddling disinformation and hate speech.
This perfect day
Try this perfect space on for size By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: Exterior • Roofing Cool Roof Store is proud to introduce ThePerfectSpace — an affordable, portable and expandable structure that can be assembled by two handy people in just a day or two. Whether it’s floods, fires, lava, or even that your lease has expired, you can unbolt the entire structure and drive it away in a pickup. ThePerfectSpace (TPS) is made to withstand the toughest conditions needed in disaster relief areas. The walls are made out of special laminated panels that are bolted to a tough aluminum alloy frame with stainless steel bolts. TPS is made to last more than 30 years with minimal maintenance. It’s waterproof, termite proof and rustproof when assembled as directed. Whether it’s being used as a secure storage area, or as disaster relief housing, TPS is built to take a beating. It’s really quite amazing how TPS works, because it’s so simple. The … [Read more...] about Try this perfect space on for size
Kurt Ullrich, guest columnist It was a perfect summer day, one of those days when touring the ridges in Eastern Iowa I was pretty sure that were it not for the smoke from western wildfires I’d be able to see tomorrow. I half expected to see Grant Wood walking along the side of the two-lane, wearing his favorite overalls, perhaps a cat walking behind him. But alas, this ain’t 1932 and besides I couldn’t stop and chat with Mr. Wood even if I did see him. I had a lunch date with friends and relatives in a distant town, at a place known for its delicious pork tenderloins the equivalent of a cholesterol drip and it doesn’t get any better than that and I didn’t want to be late, like I usually am. On this day music of Brian Wilson radiated melancholy from the car speakers. No silly surf music here, just another old guy still writing songs, wondering how it’s possible we got to this place, how we failed to pay attention when it mattered. Wilson sang … [Read more...] about A perfect day, as summer slips away
The best way to play bartender on this national day of leisure? Drag out the cooler and fill it with canned cocktails. Yep, they’re a thing — and quite drinkable, too. Crack one or three open and see for yourself. Hard lemonade Perfectly puckery and just sweet enough, this spiked citrus delight from Fishers Island marries vodka and whiskey for the ultimate late-summer buzz. Paloma To make this gluten-free goodness, Cutwater Spirits combines tequila with natural grapefruit flavor and sparkling water. Like soda, only more fun. Rock and rye This 100-milliliter stiff riff on the old saloon sipper, courtesy of Hochstadter’s, contains 84-proof rye whiskey, honey, orange, Angostura bitters and rock candy. Yee-haw! Maui mule Mule fanatics (you know who you are) will love this zesty, tropical take from Cardinal Spirits. Passion fruit juice and ginger promise endless-summer vibes. Caipirinha It’s Brazil’s national cocktail, but Novo Fogo’s version means you … [Read more...] about 7 canned cocktails to guzzle this Labor Day weekend
Inside one of Wilhelm's many cavernous rooms Ciara Dolan Wilhelm's Portland Memorial Funeral and Cremation—the gargantuan mausoleum in Sellwood with Illuminati-looking imagery on its facade and that strange (but beautiful) Great Blue Heron Mural painted on its lower west-facing wall—only opens its doors to the public for three hours each year, and this Memorial Day, I finally got to peek inside. I've always been drawn to macabre subjects (last year I even wrote the guide for "How to Die in Portland"), and I've been wanting to check out Wilhelm's since reading Courtney Ferguson's Mercury story about it in 2012. Not much has changed over the past six years, but honestly, I don't think much has changed at Wilhelm's for several decades—the velvet furniture and elaborately carved wood-panelling looks like it belongs in a David Lynch movie about vengeful grandmas. Wilhelm's definitely lives up to the hype, but I'll admit I felt pretty nauseous after exploring the … [Read more...] about Five Things I Learned at Wilhelm’s Mausoleum This Memorial Day