Tis the Season

Holiday How-To

Ever wondered how to make a perfect Hot Buttered Rum? Or how to beat those dreadful seasonal blues? Find out in our quick and slightly quirky guide to surviving the holidays.

05/19/2009 With Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, John Chandler, Nino Padova, Lucas Bradley-Kelly, Jenny Davis, and Anna Dukehart

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Amanda Palmer

Arresting rock singer Amanda Palmer keeps her show on the road.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

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Self-Interest

Local performance-art troupe the Collective of Geniuses has fashioned its debut production by inviting fledgling playwrights to its website for some direct i...

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis

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Little Sue

It’s been almost five years since country songstress Susannah Weaver released her last album under the moniker *Little Sue*. But that doesn’t mean Weaver hasn’t been bus

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Interview

Master of the Universe

Official Star Wars artist Steve Anderson talks fanboy celebrity, lightsabers, and the secretive life of working for George Lucas.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Slideshow

Tattoo PDX

Tatts and good grub: would Portland be Portland do without 'em?

05/19/2009

Behind the Scenes

How'd You Get That Gig?

Ah...Life on the set on a Hollywood movie. The glitz, the glam—the sixteen-hour days, the freezing cold, the 3 a.m. call times. Making movies might be the toughest job a person could ever love, and these five Portlanders should know.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Local Color

Made In Portland

Gus Van Sant might just be the least hip local icon you’ve ever met. “I’m very uncool,” he says. He’s OK with this, and so are we.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Music

Rock Locally

Bono is, like, so bourgeois. Get your groove on with new music by one of these homegrown rock stars instead.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

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Music Review: Mean and Sober by Weinland

Adam Shearer’s nasally whine still has a hard time working itself into anything approaching a snarl, but on Weinland’s second album, _Breaks in the Sun,_ the rest of the band has been given more room to serve the underlying themes of heartbreak and drunk

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

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Music Review: Rainy-Day Requiem by Viva Voce

Viva Voce's latest album, Rose City, reveals itself to be a sublimely sweet love letter to Portland.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

BEARDOS

Whiskery History

Trendsetters of the Bearded Northwest

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Inside Connection

Afternoon sun flows through French doors into MK Guth and Greg Landry’s dining room, splashing bright squares of light across the Persian rug. Sparingly appointed with contemporary prints, a teak dining table, and a white-paper George Nelson “Saucer” lamp

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: The Shape of Memory

As Maya Lin creates seven landscape installations retelling the Lewis and Clark story from the perspective of Columbia River tribes, the legacy she charts is partly the region's, and partly her own.

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: 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

Slideshow

Slide Show: Whiskery History

Trendsetters of the Bearded Northwest

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Master of the Universe

Official Star Wars artist Steve Anderson talks fanboy celebrity, lightsabers, and the secretive life of working for George Lucas.

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Tattoo PDX

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Hollywood Knights

Phil Knight famously made a fortune as a founder of Nike. Now the shoe king and his son Travis are vying for a foothold in the super-competitive world of filmmaking with a cartoon girl named Coraline.

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