THEATER

Q&A: ‘Kinky Boots’ Star Kyle Taylor Parker on Dancing in Heels

The Tony-winning Broadway show with music by Cyndi Lauper sashays into town with Parker at the lead from October 1–5.

10/01/2014 By Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW

Bon Appétit's Andrew Knowlton on Why Portland Matters

The national food mag's restaurant editor downloads on the state of American dining, Maurice, and the places that keep him coming back to PDX.

09/24/2014 By Karen Brooks

TICKET GIVEAWAY + INTERVIEW

What to Expect at the First Ever Project Pabst—Plus, Win Passes

The Milwaukee brewery sends a love letter to PDX: a three-day music fest. We get the lowdown from the organizers and give away weekend passes.

09/23/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

THEATER

Playwright Rickerby Hinds on Making Poetry from Police Brutality

Hinds uses hip-hop to turn the story of the killing of a black teen into a poignant theater experience at Milagro, Sept 19–20.

09/16/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Oregonian Emily Harris, NPR's Jerusalem Correspondent

The ex-host of Think Out Loud—OPB’s popular hour-long meditation on national and regional issues—reported from the front lines of the war in the Gaza Strip.

09/11/2014 By Zach Dundas and Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW

Could Mushrooms Offer the Cure for Cancer?

A Q&A with Paul Stamets, one of the nation’s leading mycologists (mushroom scientists)

09/10/2014 By Nicole Cordier

READ 'EM AND EAT

Q&A: Home Baking Guru Sam Fromartz

Author of Organic Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew bests the baguette in his latest book about bread, In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Bakers Odyssey.

09/09/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski

BIG PICTURE

See Portland's Crazy Burning Man Fire Ship

A local artist spent nearly a decade building this thing. For Burning Man. Obviously.

08/01/2014 By Nicole Cordier

CONCERTS

Q&A with T-Pain, Lord of the Party

The Grammy winning R&B star talks about strip clubs, homophobia, and the endurance of Auto-tune ahead of his Friday performance at Roseland.

07/31/2014 By Marty Patail

FILM

Toby, the Baby from Labyrinth, Grows Up to Be a Goblin King—in Portland

“The babe with the power” now works at Laika and is screening a new goblin movie of his own making. He tells us about growing up surrounded by faeries, and what he did to David Bowie the first time they met.

06/19/2014 By Aaron Scott

CONCERTS

Sarah McLachlan on Portlandia and Her New Album

The decade-defining singer talks about her spin on Portlandia as a piñata, Lilith Fair’s heyday, and Shine On. She performs at Edgefield on June 22.

06/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

Q&A

A Star Portland MMA Fighter Tells All

Glena “Heartless” Avila, 38, a Portland pro mixed martial arts fighter, mother of two, and the focus of the new documentary Glena that opens the Portland Film Fest. Watch the trailer now!

06/13/2014 By Maya Seaman

INTERVIEW

Jesse Eisenberg Gets In Touch With His Inner Oregonian

The Social Network star on filming Night Moves in Southern Oregon.

06/02/2014 By Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW

Why North Korea is Cooler than France

Michael Totten, Portland-based writer for World Affairs, on war zones, Syria, and how Pyongyang beats Paris

04/02/2014 By Nancy Rommelmann

INTERVIEW

Meet the Moses of Cycling

The Northwest co-author of The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple on creating biking's one true gospel

03/21/2014 By Salish Davis

BOOKS AND TALKS

Ian Doescher Returneth to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The PDX author of NYT-bestseller "William Shakespeare’s Star Wars" talks about the sequel and giving the space worm a soliloquy. "The Empire Striketh Back" comes out today.

03/18/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

STYLE INTERVIEW

Winn Perry Offers Classic Menswear for the Gentleman Badass

With its revived shop in downtown Portland's West End, a menswear pioneer brings classics from the past into the future.

03/17/2014 By Zach Dundas Photography by Lauren Lark

Books & Talks

Tom Spanbauer: The Godfather of Portland's Writing Scene

Local authors Cheryl Strayed, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, and others tell us why Spanbauer is at the heart of Portland's literary world.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

The Inside Look at Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

Critic Matt Zoller Seitz tells us five things that set the movie apart from Anderson's other films. Opening Friday

03/13/2014 By Lexy Folkes

THEATER

Q&A: "The Monster-Builder" Playwright Amy Freed

The Pulitzer-finalist talks about why she's debuting her new play at ART and how the comedy is a protest against bad architecture. Jan 28–Mar 2

01/20/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg