BOOKS

Expanded Q&A: Jonathan Franzen

The award-winning novelist discusses fame, David Foster Wallace, birding, and his recent essay collection.

01/08/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

DANCE

Q&A: OBT's Christopher Stowell on Leaving the Ballet

Yesterday the artistic director announced he was resigning. Today he tells us why.

11/29/2012 By Aaron Scott

FILM

5 Questions for Buoy Director Steve Doughton

The ballsy film recently won the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival's narrative feature award and opens at Hollywood Theatre on Wednesday.

11/26/2012 By Naomi Marshall

BOOKS

Q&A: Peter Ames Carlin on his Bruce Springsteen Bio

Carlin talks about getting unfettered access to Springsteen. Local rock royalty play a tribute concert for the book's launch on Nov. 27.

11/17/2012 Edited by Aaron Scott By Kit Mauldin

POLITICS + MUSIC

Q&A: NPR's Ari Shapiro

Culturephile picks the multitalented brain of NPR White House correspondent, occasional Pink Martini singer, and former Portlander Ari Shapiro.

11/15/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

THEATER + COMEDY

Q&A: Comedian Lauren Weedman

The one-woman force of nature returns to PDX for her show "No...You Shutup," this Fri–Sun, and talks about her upcoming show, "The People's Republic of Portland."

11/14/2012 By Aaron Scott

Mapping Portland Film

NW Filmmakers' Fest Preview and Master Chart

We talk with the NW Film Center's festival director about what's in store—and what's not to be missed. The fest runs Nov. 9–18.

11/08/2012 By Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW

5 Questions with Tails & Trotters' Pork Experts

Aaron Silverman and Mark Cockcroft share their take on the bacon shortage, porky PDX restaurants, and plans for their new brick-and-mortar butcher shop.

11/02/2012 By Allison Jones

painting portland in passing

Slide Show and Q&A: Shawn Demarest's "You Are Here"

Local artist Shawn Demarest paints fleeting, sleeting Portland streetscapes in search of a sense of place. An exhibition of her work opens tomorrow.

10/31/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Slideshow

Slide Show and Q&A: Shawn Demarest's "You Are Here"

In the transient urban landscapes she paints, Portland artist Shawn Demarest seeks to capture those evanescent moments when we stop, if only briefly, to recognize that where we are is beautiful—even in gray, rain, or sleet.

10/31/2012

have cello, will travel

Q&A: Cellist Alban Gerhardt Brings Classical Music to the People

The master German musician will perform with the Oregon Symphony on Sat. & Mon., but he'll also play free shows at Pioneer Square, OHSU, and other unlikely spots.

10/25/2012 By Aaron Scott

Interview

Portland Opera's Globe-trotting Guest Diva

An interview with Stefania Dovhan who stars in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

10/16/2012 By Zach Dundas

blues killer

Interview: Corin Tucker

We talk with Corin Tucker about performing the mom-musician balancing act, the changing face of feminist music, and her band's new album. Corin Tucker Band plays Bunk Bar Saturday.

10/10/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Details Emerge for Scott Snyder's Levant

We've got the first word on the "French Arabesque" restaurant heading to the East Burnside space most recently home to Alder Pastry and Dessert.

10/05/2012 By Allison Jones

stripper kicks

Exclusive Interview: Grizzly Bear's Edward Droste

In preview of their concert tonight at the Keller, we talk with Droste about his cousin, Pink Martini's China Forbes, and what they have in store for Portland audiences (hint: floating jelly fishes).

10/04/2012 By Aaron Scott

finding the magic position

Five Questions for Patrick Wolf

The flamboyant British artist discusses his ten-year journey as a musician, his newly released retrospective album, and his show at the Aladdin on Sunday.

09/26/2012 By Laura Lundberg

Article

Interview with Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein

In preview of the new season, we talk with the Portlandia's co-creater and co-star, Carrie Brownstein, about the reaction Portlandia's garnered across the country, and about what's new in Season 3.

08/31/2012 By Aaron Scott and Eden Dawn

Mudroom

Eat, Prey, Kill

Five questions with... Lily Raff McCaulou The Bend author discusses her new memoir, Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner.

08/23/2012 By Sara Gates

5 Minutes With....

Razor Sharp

Olympic fencer Mariel Zagunis drops her guard to talk about gold medals, swords, and surviving the opening ceremonies.

08/17/2012 By Bart Blasengame

dance

Dance Discussion: In Site Part I

Jeans, waves, wind…and a bright red stumbling-block. A viewer’s impressions, and the artist’s response.

07/24/2012 By Anne Adams