Dance

The Purist

When his OBT predecessor was staging edgy ballets set to pop music, Stowell was deepening his commitment to classicism.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

People

The Player

He’s ridiculously good looking. He’s got a Harvard M.B.A. His father is the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Last May, Henry Merritt Paulson III ...

05/19/2009 By Jim Gullo

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Neil Diamond

Does the man really need an introduction? Over the course of his 42-year career, Neil Diamond has sold some 120 million records, contributed more than his fair share of hits to the American songbook (“Sweet Caroline” and “Cracklin’ Rosie” among them), and

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

Bridge Club

Beneath the arches of the St. Johns Bridge, the Jazz Festival began its three-day run on July 18.

05/19/2009

WE LIKED IT

Earth to the Dandy Warhols

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Good Reads

Book Smarts

So you call yourself a Portlander? Not unless you own a dog-eared copy of every one of these classic titles.

05/19/2009 By Christian DeBenedetti

Fly High

Water Wings

During Flugtag, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly over the Willamette—just a costume, a contraption, and some courage.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

PASSING THROUGH

Home Bass

Jazz superstar Esperanza Spalding returns to her Portland roots. (For one night, at least.)

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Interview

Keeping His Cool

Legendary punk David Allen trades in his bass for a blog.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Gardening

Perennial Favorites

When lovers of salvias and slime molds crave a good book, they turn to horticultural publisher Timber Press.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Hometown Pride

Twilight Ours

Twilight was shot in Portland early this year. The teenage vampire series--based on a book of the same name-- is so bloody popular that it’s spawned Twilight pilgrimages, in which fanatics trek across the country to visit sites from the book. Here are fiv

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Music

The Day the Music Died

*EVERYTHING I LEARNED* about the Pacific Northwest, I learned from MTV. If not for the fact that I grew up in Arkansas, where the dearly departed oracle of underground rock 120 Minutes was one of the few cultural outlets available, I might be ashamed of t

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Music

Jick Magnet

Rocker and literate lyricist Stephen Malkmus talks about yogic singing, fatherhood, and his impending death.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Politics

Operation Oregon

Barack Obama has an army on the ground here. And most of its leaders aren’t even 30.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Art Beat

Bye-Bye, Biennial

Portland Art Museum’s regional art showcase has a new name, a new format, and a new ambition.

05/19/2009 By Chas Bowie

5 Minutes With...

Mighty Mom

American Gladiators inductee Monica Carlson talks about the fantasy—and the reality—of pummeling burly women.

05/19/2009 By Sarah Skidmore

Arts & Events

Hot Pursuit

Inside Andi Kovel’s St. Johns studio, a large furnace belches 2,000-degree heat while the 39-year-old glass artist prepares to transform 600 pounds of gooey, malleable glass glowing hot and bright into three-foot-tall vases.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

BEARDOS

Whiskery History

Trendsetters of the Bearded Northwest

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Terry’s Gift

The late Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art Museum's curator of photography. Toedtemeier shaped the Portland art scene during his twenty-three years as a curator and nature photographer and by co-authoring a book, _Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Colu

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Kitchen Ink

The only thing local chefs love more than leaving their mark on our food scene is leaving a mark on themselves.

05/19/2009