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

INTERVIEW

The Future of Portland Shopping

Tom Cody, developer of Union Way and South Waterfront’s Emery apartments, expounds on place, profit, and how for-profit development can build community.

01/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A: Gonzo Reporter Chas Smith

The bad-boy, globe-trotting Oregon-native takes on the sordid, drug-addled surf industry in "Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell." He reads at Powell's on Nov. 25

11/20/2013 By Ally Bordas

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Natural Selection's Chef Aaron Woo

The 2013 Trailblazing Chef Award winner stepped out of the kitchen to discuss his recent win and serve up samples of his innovative dishes.

11/13/2013 By Molly Woodstock

MUSIC

Q&A: Bill Frisell

The innovative jazz guitarist talks about his new album, his feelings about genre labels, and his history of collaborations. He plays the Aladdin Theater on Nov 9.

11/05/2013 By Nathan Tucker

INTERVIEW

Bright Lights Preview: PICA's Angela Mattox

How the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's artistic director aims to challenge Rose City audiences.

11/01/2013

MUSIC

Q&A: Norfolk & Western's Adam Selzer

The multitalented musician talks about his new graphic novel, which chronicles a lonely seven-week tour supporting a Christian rock band.

10/30/2013 By Nathan Tucker

STYLE

The Neo Boys & the Roots of Portland Vintage Style

The pioneering all-female '70s punk band looks back on retro shopping's dirt-cheap glory days.

10/28/2013 By Zach Dundas

COMEDY

Q&A: Comedian Andy Kindler

The 'Late Show' correspondent and voice of Mort on 'Bob's Burgers' talks about the state of comedy, comparing Adam Carolla to Hitler, and former Portland comics. Oct 24–26

10/24/2013 By Jamison Taffel

COMEDY

Q&A: The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee

We talk with the comedian about which correspondent she’d most likely eat and talking to dead people. Plus, we're giving away tickets to her Oct 25 show!

10/22/2013 By Aaron Scott

A WONDERFUL GAME

Junot Diaz: An Interview Across the Ages

In honor of the Pulitzer-winning author's reading at Powell's on Oct 21, we turn the tables on Díaz, who is well known for his hidden structures and love of games.

10/16/2013 By Kit Mauldin

BOOKS

Q&A: A.M. Homes

The acclaimed, notoriously dark writer, appearing at Wordstock Saturday, talks about gender inequality in literature, what dick pics say about our sense of self, and why 9/11 made her writing more optimistic.

10/02/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Q&A: Singer-Songwriter Laura Veirs

Veirs talks about her new album, parenthood, and how living here is a lot like a 'Portlandia' sketch. She plays Doug Fir Oct 5.

09/30/2013 By John Chandler

BOOKS

Q&A: Karen Karbo on Julia Child

The Portland writer dishes on her new book about the French-cooking queen. She reads a Powell's on Oct 1.

09/23/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

FEAST PDX INTERVIEWS

Q&A: Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton

As Feast Portland readies to roll, America's pre-eminent food snoop reveals his Portland go-to spots, the next big food trends, and the best place for a Feast hangover.

09/17/2013 By Karen Brooks

TBA:13

Q&A: The Blow

The New York-via-Portland art-pop duo, playing TBA Sunday and Monday, talks about pop music, their new album, and Lady Gaga.

09/11/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

FEAST PDX INTERVIEWS

Q&A: Night + Market's Kris Yenbamroong

He's obsessed with Thai drinking foods, DIY decor, and whiskey. Sound familiar? Pok Pok's soul mate dishes on why authenticity matters and how a makeshift dinner party grew into LA's most essential Thai food stop.

09/10/2013 By Karen Brooks

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Lincoln High School's Peyton Chapman

The veteran principal on youth culture, smartphones, and her own teenage misadventure

09/03/2013 By Michael Zusman

VISUAL ART

Q&A: Paintallica + Rocksbox = Rockin’ Art

Artist Dan Attoe talks about the chainsaws, beer, sculptures, and raucousness that will fill Rocksbox when Paintallica takes over. Aug 10–Sept 21

08/08/2013 By Aaron Scott

MUSIC

Q&A: Paul Allen on His Star-Studded Album

The Microsoft co-founder (and Blazers owner) releases a benefit record today with the likes of Joe Walsh, Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Chrissie Hynde. We’re kind of jealous.

08/06/2013 By John Chandler Edited by Aaron Scott