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Couch Surfer

The difference between Benjamin Parzybok and every other Portland “creative”? He actually makes his crazy ideas happen.

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• Gumball Poetry: a literary journal published in capsules and distributed via gumball machines.• Operation Peachblow: an immersive, citywide scavenger hunt that attempts to create an altern ...   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Tony Piff

Just Text Me

Writers are flocking to town for Portland’s biggest book bash, Wordstock. To prepare, we grilled them on the stuff that really matters: writing, nightmares and kittens.

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Authors write the damndest things. In preparation for Portland’s fourth annual Wordstock Festival—this weekend’s multivenue celebration of books and the people who pen them—Wil ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

First We Take Manhattan

How an indie-rock wedding led to the biggest invasion of Portland bands New York City has ever seen.

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When longtime Portland booker Chantelle Hylton—who once handpicked bands for both Berbati’s Pan and the now-defunct Blackbird—moved to New York City last June, it was a leap of faith ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 CASEY JARMAN

To the Nines

Adding it all up at Portland’s most luxurious new hotel.

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Portland's Ace Hotel may’ve been dubbed the “most original new hotel” in America by The New York Times last spring, but shiny, new $137 million project the Nines—nine floors of ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Byron Beck

Is it in the game?

WW predicts the Trail Blazers’ season with two consumer-grade hoops labs.

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With the Trail Blazers opening their season Tuesday, Oct. 28, on national TV against the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s time to ask: “How you think the Blazers’ll do this sea ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 CASEY JARMAN

Todd Haynes

Portland’s cinematic maverick sings the praises of Joan Crawford, Heath Ledger and…Sarah Palin?

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Todd Haynes has always been full of surprises. From his first film, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, which reenacted the singer’s struggles with anorexia using Barbie dolls (her family bloc ...   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 AARON MESH

Book Buzz 2.0

Want to sell a book? Make a movie.

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“The thing is, you can’t assume anyone gives a damn about an author talking.” That’s Dave Weich. It’s an interesting thing for him to say, considering he’s the dire ...   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI


MusicfestNW and PICA's Time-Based Art Festival collide for an epic weekend of art and rock. WW picks up the glittering pieces.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 310:56 pm, Roseland Theater: This Mogwai light show is physically painful. Even when I close my eyes I feel like I’m being abducted by really rude aliens. But the bright flashes ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

Slavoj Zizek. Violence

That obscure object of Violence.

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek has been described as the Elvis of critical theory—an omnivorous mind unafraid of illuminating high-analytic thought using cultural detritus. He’s used f ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 WW Editorial Staff


Discovering the best of Pica’s 2008 TBA fest.

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There was a time, not that long ago, when we looked toward the first week of September with nothing but dread. These days, of course, Labor Day brings more than just a fresh crop of cruel nicknames an ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Brett Campbell, Mary Christmas, Kelly Clarke, Matt Graham, Matt Korfhage, Ben Waterhouse And Heather Wisner
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