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

Beaker Boon

Chemical Reaction

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

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine

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

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

Theater

Log Jam

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

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

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

WELIKEDIT

X-Ray Visions

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

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

Film

Reel World

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

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

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

Arts News

Ties That Bind

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

05/19/2009 By Chas Bowie

Art News

Art To Go

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

05/19/2009 By Peter Beland

Blacklist

Dangerous Minds

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

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

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

Cool Jobs

A Novel Affair

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

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Summer Trends

Growing Pains

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

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Now Hear This

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

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

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