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Fertility Rites

Out with the old plays, in with the new at the fertile ground new works festival.

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The conventional wisdom goes something like this: Portland isn’t much of a theater town. The many underfunded, myopic companies in the city turn out constant revivals of Shakespeare and Neil Sim ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Year That Was

2008 was all about blind pilots, homeless orators, bravo winners, bad dancers, shirtless fans and some guy named Barack.

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In a year when the presidential race and international economic meltdown hogged all the media headlines, it’s easy to forget just how fascinating 2008 in Portland was in its own right. So we&rsq ...   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

The Worst Christmas Pageants Ever

Nazis. Pederasts. Aging. Death. Nazi pederasts. Richard Nixon. Happy holidays!

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Every Christmas, the finest directors and actors in Hollywood pool their resources to purchase you an expensive yuletide bummer. This year, they’ve outdone themselves. The most relentlessly depr ...   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Aaron Mesh, Ben Waterhouse

Rebel With A Claus

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“What do you want for Christmas?” Santa asks. He and Mrs. Claus are sitting on their throne with two antsy, blond, kindergarten-aged boys. “A Nintendo DS,” the bespectacled kid ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Matthew Graham

Party Like It’s 1929

Who cares if the second great depression is coming. It’s time to celebrate!

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ILLUSTRATION BY MIA NOLTING The best part of New Year’s Eve is putting this year’s crap behind you and having something to look forward to. You know: resolutions, life changes, etcete ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Michael Kimber


Ethan Smith becomes a pussy for his cat.

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Love can force us to defy our instincts, betray our character and sacrifice our principles. Such love brought me to the waiting room of Dr. Nancy Curran’s Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic. The objec ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Ethan Smith


Santacon conquers Hillsboro. Hillsboro doesn’t notice.

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They punked the media. They punked the cops. They punked themselves. The red tide of Santacon debauchers pouring into Washington County on Saturday—an event predicted everywhere from WW to NPR&r ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Matt Wong & Aaron Mesh

Roll Over Beethoven

The Oregon Symphony Orchestra's struggle to attract new listeners.

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Two weeks ago, Oregon Symphony President Elaine Calder took the stage before a rare, near-packed house at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. “How many of you are coming to an Oregon Symphony concert ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 BRETT CAMPBELL

Building Block

America’s most lauded architecture critic loves Portland. Just not its buildings.

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“Ewwww,” moaned Paul Goldberger as his tour guide pointed out the van window at the bland Wells Fargo Center, Portland’s tallest building. “I kind of have an affection for that ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Mike Thelin

Winter Arts Calendar 2008-09

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DecemberSTAGE Nov. 18-Dec. 28 Portland novelist Marc Acito makes his playwriting debut (with some help from C.S. Whitcomb) with Holidazed, a comedy about a girl who hates holiday spirit and the famil ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Brett Campbell, Matt Graham, Aaron Mesh, Richard Speer, Ben Waterhouse And Heather Wisner
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