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B-SIDES

What Makes Baby Ketten Karaoke Such an Enduring Force in Portland?

Standby tunes are forbidden at what the New York Times has called “America’s greatest karaoke night.”

  • By Casey Jarman
  • Published 07/12/2016

THE ESSENTIALS

Pickathon to Buster Keaton’s Oregon-Shot Silent Film: August’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, book, and film you can’t miss this month

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/12/2016

MUSIC

After Playing with Billie Holliday and John Coltrane, 80-Year-Old Portland Bassist Chuck Israels Still Fights for Jazz

Forget retirement.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/12/2016

PERFORMANCE

How the Small-But-Mighty Stumptown Improv Festival Powers Up Portland Comedy

In its third year, the fest promises another killer lineup of improv and sketch from Portland and beyond.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/12/2016

SUMMER READS

Summer Reading 2016: Brand-New Short Stories and Poems from Top Portland Writers

We’ve got fresh fiction from Margaret Malone, David Shafer, and Diana Abu-Jaber, plus poems by Anis Mojgani, Elyse Fenton, and Samiya Bashir. Dive in.

  • By Diana Abu-Jaber, Samiya Bashir, Elyse Fenton, Anis Mojgani, David Shafer, Margaret Malone, and Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/12/2016

SUMMER READING 2016

3 New Poems by Top Portland Poets

Fresh verse from Anis Mojgani, Elyse Fenton, and Samiya Bashir.

  • By Samiya Bashir, Elyse Fenton, and Anis Mojgani
  • Published 07/12/2016

SUMMER READING 2016

Night Air: A Short Story by David Shafer

“And I liked the Oregon license plate. Seriously. That tree. It reminded me of an air freshener, like Oregon was being clever.”

  • By David Shafer
  • Published 07/12/2016

SUMMER READING 2016

The Buried Forest: A Short Story by Margaret Malone

“The only other person on the beach gets closer. Hey, I know her. It’s that weird chick from the bakery who used to do that creepy thing with her eyebrows.”

  • By Margaret Malone
  • Published 07/12/2016

SUMMER READING 2016

Blackberries: A Short Story by Diana Abu-Jaber

“Their whole honeymoon had been like that. Brilliant sunlight, Mount Hood in the distance, crisp as a paper cutout.”

  • By Diana Abu-Jaber
  • Published 07/12/2016

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