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Three Locals Leaping

White Bird Dance gives three locals some room to move.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

Visual Art

Uncaged

Painter Elise Mravunac looks at the big picture.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

HIGH SPIRITS

Pop the Cork

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

WINTER READING

"Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed"

The winner of this year's Wordstock short-fiction contest is the story of an infatuated reporter and a mysterious girl who lives in a mall.

05/19/2009 By Kurt Rheinheimer

Article

Speech & Debate

Playwright Stephen Karam’s comedy takes place in the halls of North Salem High School with arch commentary about the way students communicate these days (text messaging, podcasts, MySpace—anything but speaking directly). _Through Nov 23. Get tickets

05/19/2009

Article

Natural Cycles

Five art installations by regional artists are evocatively situated in the natural setting of Tryon Creek State Park. There is plenty of time to catch the yearlong exhibit, but why not go today, before this eerie, towering figure made of leaves and branch

05/19/2009

Article

Presidential Parties

Those who voted for McCain kept a very low profile at the two election night parties that we attended. Outside an Obama Campaign office, supporters flowed onto the streets; and Obama supporters cheered at an election party hosted by _Portland Monthly_. Fl

05/19/2009

5 MINUTES WITH:

Arm & Arm

Storm Tharp paints portraits—after a fashion. His jarring, surreal depictions of both celebrities and average Joes serve as a window into his own state of mind rather than commentary on his subjects.
*Arm & Arm*, is showing now through Nov 29. Ge

05/19/2009 By Cameron Blair

Article

Facts N Figurines

Grey Anne's debut album, Facts n Figurines (Greyday Records), features 11 songs permeated by notions that should resonate with post-collegiate Portlanders: the seesaw between disillusionment and optimism, for instance.
Grey Anne’s CD release part

05/19/2009 By Lucas Bradley-Kelly

Film

Skin Flick

The Auteur is a faux biopic of the legendary highbrow adult-film director Arturo Domingo. The Portland director’s follow-up to his 2005 cult-hit comedy, Film Geek, opens here in December.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Author

The Gospel of Paul

By writing the international sensation The Shack, Paul Young became either a heretic or a lifesaver, depending on which Christian you ask.

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

Article

You Saw Her Here First

Amy Palomino is an up-and-coming Portland actress.

05/19/2009

THE HIT LIST

Spin City

These local record stores are still rocking.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

WE LIKED IT

Doomsdayer’s Holiday

Grails’s *DOOMSDAYER'S HOLIDAY* (“Temporary Residence Music”) trades in the festive regalia of lilting hill music for the pitch-black depths of acid-doom metal.

05/19/2009 By Lucas Bradley-Kelly

WE LIKED IT

Hearts & Daggers

*HEARTS & DAGGERS* (“File Under Music”), Alicia J. Rose (aka accordionist Miss Murgatroid) and violinist/singer Petra Haden create what seems like a whimsical soundtrack to a very moody Ren Faire

05/19/2009 By Lucas Bradley-Kelly

NOW SEE THIS

Dancing Backward

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

5 MINUTES WITH…

Sarah Vowell

In _The Wordy Shipmates_ (Penguin Books), Vowell revisits the 17th-century Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Company, finding them to be a singular and idiosyncratic bunch.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Article

Long Way Home

Oft-displaced artistic powerhouse Disjecta settles into more permanent digs on the edge of working-class Kenton.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Article

Book Binders

A clerk at Powell's finds multiple loves (and other difficulties) in between the pages.

05/19/2009 By Aaron Gilbreath