5 MINUTES WITH…

Barbara Ehrenreich

Reed College grad Barbara Ehrenreich’s most noteworthy efforts have been exposés about her travails in the workforce, her latest book, _This Land Is Their Land_, is a collection of essays about America’s ever-widening poverty gap, a topic that inspired a

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Boom

Star Power

Western Display Fireworks’ pyro-in-chief Bob Gobet gets fired up about shows for billionaires and the art of making people swoon.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Beaker Boon

Chemical Reaction

Want to unlock the mysteries of science? Start with a beer.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine

Literature

Writer's Block

We Portlanders like to call ours a literary city. The trouble is, we have a hard time putting our money where our mouths are.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

NOW SEE THIS

Dead Reckoning

El Día de los Muertos Festival

05/19/2009

Theater

Log Jam

The first-ever stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s classic timberland novel hits the boards.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

The Music Biz

Club Web

How do you parlay a hip-hop obsession into a business? By building a virtual buzz.

05/19/2009 By Brett Olson

Books

Bound for Glory

Nazraeli Press makes photography books as beautiful—and as sought-after—as the images within them.

05/19/2009 By Harvest Henderson

Rock Out

Fly Girls

The minute Katie Alto, 13, lowers her drumsticks, becomes—well, a kid. “This one’s called ‘Global Warming,’ she says. "And it’s an original? It’s gotten a lot of controversy lately, like on talk shows? But we wrote it, and it’s what we believe. So, yeah

05/19/2009 By Alexis Nelson

Arts News

Ties That Bind

An esteemed New York museum shines the spotlight on Portland. Again.

05/19/2009 By Chas Bowie

Two-Minute Critic

PDX Bike Militia

The PDX Bike Wildebeest Militia provides free bike escorts to any cyclist, anywhere, anytime.

05/19/2009 By Megan Callow

Film

Reel World

Why Portland seems to have as many movie sets as strip clubs.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Classical Music

Going for Baroque

Think Baroque music isn’t hip? Then clearly you haven’t experienced Bach in the hands of Monica Huggett.

05/19/2009 By Brett Campbell

WELIKEDIT

X-Ray Visions

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Article

Dancin’ on the Ceiling

On Aug 9 Start Making a Reader Today, a nonprofit that provides literacy support for Oregon’s schoolchildren, hosted its fifth annual gala fundraiser.

05/19/2009

Election

Party Animal

Libertarian presidential hopeful Michael Jingozian explains why he’s qualified to be America’s chief executive officer.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Blacklist

Dangerous Minds

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Art News

Art To Go

Can’t afford that contemporary masterpiece? Rent it instead.

05/19/2009 By Peter Beland

Summer Trends

Growing Pains

Does our blossoming burg still have room for the Rose Festival?

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Cool Jobs

A Novel Affair

Media guide Sandra Rafalik ensures visiting authors have what they need—like socks.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson