From what sounds like static, astronomers can discern an image of the entire universe.
Explaining how they
pull off this trick is the job of writers like Caleb Scharf, director of
With apologies to Julia Stiles, Oregon Ballet dancers go clubbin’.
No one is dancing when I arrive at Jones. I’m here to meet
Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers Olga Krochik and Lucas Threefoot and
their friends, ostensibly for a night on the town. But it’s early
What happens when a best-selling author joins an amateur writers’ group?
I have read Harry Potter erotica. Sometimes, life is like
that. One moment, you’re getting ready to read what you think will be a
fun short story about a magic girl and boy, and in the next, Gin
Tom Cramer takes his work from the Pearl to Alberta.
The Willamette River divides Portland’s
art scene. Tony galleries in the Pearl District and Northwest exude
First Thursday hauteur, while street artists turn Northeast Alberta
Street into a fr
How will an Oregon Symphony violinist do as a downtown busker?
It’s just after noon on a gorgeous late summer Friday at
Pioneer Courthouse Square, and one of the best and most versatile
violinists on the West Coast is getting ready to do some busking.
Five things you didn’t know about Portland coffee.
I spent six months traveling the West Coast interviewing coffee roasters for my new book, Left Coast Roast
(Timber Press, 296 pages, $16.95). I learned some interesting things.
Among them: Stumpto
Dangerous things happen when bloggers get book deals. Yes,
there are remarkably talented writers out there offering socially
relevant content in blog form. But the blogosphere is a different sort
Political cartoons are drawn in stark black-and-white,
snapshots that leave little room for nuance. As a political cartoonist,
Tim Kreider was limited by the speech bubbles, but his collection of
For melodramatic adolescents, every little thing that goes
wrong feels like the end of the world. For Julia, the tween protagonist
of The Age of Miracles, this actually is the case.
The debut no