crazy enough to work

Oprah & Rosie Endorse Storm Large

Portland singer and newly-minted memoir author gets a national boost from two powerful women.

03/26/2012 By Anne Adams

proof of love

Book Release: Legs Get Led Astray

New Future Tense essay collection reveals an author willing to spill her guts.

03/24/2012 By Anne Adams

black & white thinking

Review: Race

David Mamet lets his characters blurt out all their racial prejudices, but doesn’t necessarily pave a path to reconciliation.

03/22/2012 By Anne Adams

best of the west

Slide Show: Portland Bands at SXSW

03/21/2012 By Anne Adams


Book Review: DIY Magic

Anthony Alvorado’s DIY Magic offers pragmatists a path to the sublime surreal. Take it or leave it.

03/15/2012 By Anne Adams

dancing antimatter

Video Preview: Kidd Pivot

03/13/2012 By Anne Adams

rock out with your frock out

Meet Beyoncé’s Badass Bandleader

Preparing to share her weekend with Girls Inc, PDX-based lead guitarist Bibi McGill talks about music, empowerment, and her plans for an "eco-empire."

03/08/2012 By Anne Adams

mocking bird

Dan Savage’s Fierce Tweets

The founding fathers wore wigs…and other harsh truths.

03/07/2012 By Anne Adams

reel women

POWfest 2012 Preview

From hard-hitting documentaries to light-hearted shorts, this film festival honors female directors’ full range.

03/01/2012 By Anne Adams

act now

Portland Playhouse To Lose Church Space?

Does staging plays count as "community service?" Local government has said no, meaning Portland Playhouse may lose its "home church" tomo...

02/29/2012 By Anne Adams


Spring Arts Date Book

With boundary-busting ballet from Sweden, queer theater from San Francisco, and Carlos Kalmar's take on Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", Portland is abloom with arts offerings for the season.

02/23/2012 By Randy Gragg, John Chandler, Anne Adams, and Martin Patail

ballet-ing the foundation

Slide Show: OBT Rehearses Giselle

02/23/2012 By Anne Adams

quality quintet

Five JazzFest Favorites

As Portland Jazz Festival continues this week, we call out a few of the many can’t-miss talents.

02/22/2012 By Anne Adams

visceral attraction

Win Tickets to Body Worlds!

02/16/2012 By Anne Adams


KMHD Director Talks Jazz Fest

Matt Fleeger, Portland’s premier Jazz DJ, hips us to the upcoming Portland Jazz Festival and evangelizes this broad, dynamic, influential genre.

02/15/2012 By Anne Adams


Valentine’s Day Planner

A packed week’s-worth of romantic arts happenings.

02/13/2012 By Anne Adams


Absurd Garfunkel & Oates Quotes

Two lucky commenters will win tix to see this mouthy musical duo!

02/09/2012 By Anne Adams


Slideshow + Review: Madame Butterfly

Portland Opera premieres Puccini’s melodramatic, lovelorn gut-wrencher. summary by Anne Adams, review by Aaron Scott

02/04/2012 By Anne Adams