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FALL ARTS

Behind the Curtain: Meet the People Who Make the Portland Art World Possible

Who really creates high culture's high season? The local specialists behind the scenes.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/24/2015
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WOOD WORK

Can a Couple of Americans Transform the Ancient Art of Bonsai?

America's first homegrown bonsai exhibition and competition will showcase 70 trees from across the country.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/24/2015
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POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 20–23

Watkins Family Hour, Debussy (like, revolutionized!), your last chance for free Original Practice Shakespeare, and a Saturday cinema escape into the wild worlds of modern virtual reality.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 08/20/2015
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MOVIE

Infinitely Polar Bear: China Forbes On the Movie of Her Family

A new movie starring Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar father is actually the true story of one Portlander's childhood. We spoke to Pink Martini singer China Forbes about family, mental illness, and seeing her life played out in frames.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/20/2015
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CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Oregon Play Premiere Receives National Acclaim

Plus a hunt for magazine stories, grant time for visual artists, and two resignations on the Portland arts scene.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/20/2015
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MUSIC

The Pros and Cons of the New, Mostly-Instrumental Album from 'Battles'

We caught up with Battles’ Ian Williams ahead of the band's MusicFestNW appearance on Saturday and to find out what organic chicken has to do with music.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 08/20/2015
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BOOKS AND TALKS

From Buffy to Bookstores: Geek Queen Felicia Day's Fantastical Life

You may know her from her appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Felicia Day is also the woman behind Geek and Sundry and a reformed gaming addict. We talked to her about writing, web series and World of Warcraft.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 08/20/2015
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SOCCER

The Buzzsaw: Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo

Friday's game comes with huge playoff implications.

  • By Mike Schwartz
  • Published 08/19/2015
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CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Five Local Kids Books Writers Lighting Up the Literary World

With new titles out quicker than you can say Jackaby, Oregon has become a nest of children's writers catering to all ages. We've picked out five with books out this year for your bedtime story fodder.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/14/2015
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POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 13–16

You'll sound like happy this weekend, with the PDX Synesthesia Festival, Ural Thomas and the Pain, the Stumptown Improv Fest, and the joyous disregard for personal safety at the Adult Soapbox Derby.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 08/13/2015
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