Review: Portland Playhouse's 'Detroit'

Portland Playhouse's production of Lisa D'Amour's recessionary tale is a well-acted and impressively designed show. Thru Nov 3

10/08/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Q&A: A.M. Homes

The acclaimed, notoriously dark writer, appearing at Wordstock Saturday, talks about gender inequality in literature, what dick pics say about our sense of self, and why 9/11 made her writing more optimistic.

10/02/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Wordstock: A Reader's Digest

Portland's annual literary festival takes over the Oregon Convention Center Oct 3–6. Peruse our abridged schedule for the fest's best-bet writers and talks.

10/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Mapping Elliott Smith's Portland

With sweetly melancholic songs about everything from the Rose Parade to the sidewalks of Alameda, Elliott Smith remains perhaps the closest thing Portland has to a bard.

10/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: PCS's "Fiddler on the Roof"

Portland Center Stage does justice to the multi-Tony-winning musical with its tasteful new production.

09/23/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Q&A: Karen Karbo on Julia Child

The Portland writer dishes on her new book about the French-cooking queen. She reads a Powell's on Oct 1.

09/23/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Artists Rep's "The Big Meal"

Dámaso Rodriguez's first show as ART's artistic director, a saga of five generations in one archetypal American family, bites off more than it can chew.

09/19/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Wrapping Up MusicfestNW

Our team of showgoers recaps the six-day, 150-plus-act, 16-venue sonic extravaganza. Plus, the best fest photos.

09/17/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Marco España, and Nathan Tucker


Q&A: The Blow

The New York-via-Portland art-pop duo, playing TBA Sunday and Monday, talks about pop music, their new album, and Lady Gaga.

09/11/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Pendleton's Main Man Mark Korros

A new CEO helps the Pacific Northwest's woolen empire balance future-thinking fashion and loyalty to the past.

09/03/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Fall Arts Preview: The New Class

Introducing the city's new wave of acclaimed arts leaders, along with our picks for the season's best shows.

09/03/2013 By Randy Gragg, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Claire Gordon Edited by Aaron Scott


10 Under-the-Radar MusicfestNW Acts You Must See

Skip the big names for these amazing underground artists. (Plus, win tickets to a dance party!)

08/29/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Q&A: John O'Hurley (a.k.a. Seinfeld's J. Peterman)

The multitalented actor stars in the touring production of Chicago, in Portland Sep 3–8.

08/27/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


8 Reasons to Brave the State Fair

The Oregon State Fair takes place in Salem Friday through September 2. We give you eight ridiculous reasons to go despite the drawbacks.

08/21/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Album Review: Blouse's 'Imperium'

The Portland group's second record reveals rock-and-roll refinement.

08/16/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Win Tix to Chris Isaak at the Zoo

We're running a "wicked game" to give away two passes to the singer and guitarist's August 25 zoo show.

08/13/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Trek in the Park's "The Trouble with Tribbles"

Atomic Arts completes its five-year "mission" with a live recreation of one of Star Trek's best/worst episodes.

08/05/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Remembering Elliott Smith

Collaborators and friends of Elliott Smith share their favorite memories and songs before a star-studded memorial show.

08/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Exit Interview: Portland As F***'s Ian Karmel

We talk with the city's best-known comic about his imminent move to L.A., the prospects for local comedy, and the 3 Portland-As-F*** things he'll miss most.

08/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Mitchell S. Jackson's 'The Residue Years'

The local writer's debut novel is a requiem for 1990s Northeast Portland, drugs and all.

08/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg