A caffeinated portrait of the cartoonist as a young man.
Like other iconic black-and-white comics characters with
cult followings—Cerebus, Concrete, Zippy the Pin-head—Too Much Coffee
Man is instantly identifiable but incredibly hard to define. In fac
Our top picks for the first week of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.
This Thursday marks the beginning of
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s ninth Time-Based Art Festival,
a 10-day rush of dance, theater, comedy, music, film, visual art and
other assorted w
The brainy bodice-ripper that swept the Pacific Northwest off its feet.
Never underestimate the number of middle-aged women in the
Pacific Northwest who fantasize about going to foreign countries and
having sex with Javier Bardem.
Audrey Braun co
Field Notes makes paper fashionable again. Just don’t tell the designer.
Most new products are designed to fill a need, create a
new market or just make something better. Aaron Draplin’s product is
none of these things. It’s three staples, paper and cardboard with a
Let’s get the obligatory journalism out of the way
quickly: Michael Dickman’s biography is interesting. He and his twin
brother, Matthew, are both terribly renowned young poets (if poets are
I can just see it now: There she is with her braces and acne, nervously scanning the lunchroom for a seat at the table—their table. Then it happens: the eye-rolling, the scoffing and the laughter. " More
It’s hard to explain Anders Nilsen’s Big Questions (Drawn and Quarterly, $69.95) without confusing people, because Big Questions leaves
the reader with so many Little Questions, all of which soun
In 1984, the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles sold all
its stock in Getty Oil and diversified its investment portfolio, almost
tripling its original endowment to $2 billion. This made the J. Paul
In Portland-born animator Bill Plympton’s films, faces
might turn themselves inside out, explode, or puddle into primordial
goo; they come back blandly whole, the very soul of bureaucracy.