On The Town

Long Distance Love

Tin House magazine cultivates a transcontinental bond.


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It Looked Different on the Model

Witty Eugene author tries to fit in with the locals, to no avail.

07/22/2011 By Anne Adams


Farm to Stage

A burgeoning butoh artist finds inspiration in her own backyard.

06/29/2011 By Anne Adams


Home Maker

With Portland's prevailing DIY ethos a fact of life, it's no wonder we're embracing author Susan Beal's crafty ways.

05/20/2011 By Anne Adams

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The Descent of Man

In his haunting first novel, local author Kevin Desinger tests humanity’s breaking point.

04/22/2011 By Martin Patail


Fantastic Three

A trio of Portland’s writers make the final cut for the Oscars of science fiction writing.

04/22/2011 By Camille Alexa

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Artist of the Pen

Don't miss this gallery retrospective presenting Lloyd Reynolds's calligraphy, etchings, puppets books, graphic works and some rare films showcased at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.

03/17/2011 By Randy Gragg


True West

Kelly Reichardt and Jon Raymond’s new film _Meek's Cutoff_ is loosely based on the true story of Stephen Meek, a guide who led a wagon train on an imagined shortcut through today’s Harney County. Unlike many Westerns or road movies before it, _Meek's Cuto

03/10/2011 By Randy Gragg

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Recovery Road

From author Blake Nelson, Recovery Road takes us on a journey through the life of a 16-year-old girl who struggles to remove herself from her past life's experiences with drugs and alcohol.

02/16/2011 By Anne Adams


Sibling Song

With 50 pianos and as many vocalists comes _World So Sweet_, a resonating ensemble and incredible performance to be released in May.

02/14/2011 By Anne Adams


Little Big Nurse

Portland actress Gretchen Corbet prepares for her role as the infamous Nurse Ratched in Portland Center Stage's upcoming production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

01/14/2011 By Barry Johnson


Something About Mary

Veteran Portland choreographer Mary Oslund returns to the stage

12/21/2010 By Barry Johnson

On the Town

Room With a View

Curtis Knapp and Aaron Flint Jamison have tuned the 1908 Yale Union Laundry Building at SE 10th Avenue and Belmont Street into YU Center for Contemporary Arts, “a sustainable center for contemporary international avant-garde art.”

11/17/2010 By Randy Gragg

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River House

In her stirring memoir, River House, Sarahlee Lawrence describes a yearning to return to her rural Oregon home that’s every bit as powerful as was her youthful need to escape it.

09/13/2010 By Randy Gragg

On the Town


Don't miss this art exhibit dedicated to the ups and downs of motherhood.


On the Town

Tender Loving Empire

Part local record label, part clothing store, and part art installation: just what _is_ Tender Loving Empire?

04/27/2010 By Anne Adams

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Putting Away Childish Things

Marcus J. Borg strays away from his religious nonfiction works to write a novel—a religious studies professor internally gets torn between her faith as an Episcopalian and her experiences at a liberal arts college.

04/23/2010 By Graham Bell


The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet

We review Myrlin A. Hermes's take on _Hamlet_, where Horatio finds himself falling for the Prince of Denmark.

12/16/2009 By Veronica Martin

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Tall Tales

With 150 years of history to dig through, Richard H. Engeman provides an easy-to-follow guide chock-full of cross-references in his book, The Oregon Companion.

05/19/2009 By Isaac Darnall


Laughs on Hawthorne

More than 100 extremely funny folks—including Janeane Garofalo and David Koechner—will hold court on upper SE Hawthorne Boulevard for four days of high hilarity during the second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival, April 23–26.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg