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Headout: November of the Penguins

Meet the new penguinarium’s coolest residents.

The penguins have come home to roost at the Oregon Zoo. After two years of shivering next to the polar bear exhibit (“They could definitely hear the bears through the walls,” says birdkeeper M   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: Bottle Brush

It’s the perfect time to unwind with a bottle of red and some paint.

Thanksgiving is already an occasion of tension, overindulgence and inevitable mishap—my favorite holiday memory involves washing gravy off the ceiling and out of my hair. And who says the hedo   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Headout: Gaijin Style

Learn some basic izakaya etiquette.

The Jupiter Hotel will play host this week to the massive Izakaya pub fest—with representatives of almost every Portland sake “dining bar” and distiller (not Tanuki, see here) serving up m   More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: Blood Feud

Pale, shirtless pretty boys with pointy teeth. How do they compare?

It’s been almost a decade since Buffy the vampire slayer dusted her last television bloodsucker and delivered her final snark-laden riposte, but the show’s popularity has endured in the hear   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Headout: Officil Romney Ballot

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!

My fellow Republicans, In recent days your normally truthworthy postman (I suppose the liberals would have us say postperson!) may have delivered a letter labeled “Official Election Ballot   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: [citation needed]

Squabbles from Wikipedia settled by Willamette Week, a reliable, published source.

The first encyclopedia was written by Pliny the Elder. The Roman statesman died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which...   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Comic Con-Versation

The Projects is a European-style comics festival.

Paint-by-numbers murals, choose-your-own adventure stories and Chinese street art—the Projects is not your little brother’s comics festival. That’s kind of...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Headout: Design Without Speech

A visual guide to Design Week Portland.

This week marks the first Design Week Portland, a multi-venue, multidisciplinary celebration of design in its myriad forms, with talks, films, exhibitions and workshops—many of them free, almo   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Headout: An Adult Guide to Justin Bieber

Q: What is a “Bieber”?A: The latest iteration of a peculiar American rite of generational passage that serves up one relatively palatable teen idol to grab the hearts of our adolescents withou   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 JAY HORTON

Headout: Juggling Numbers

A sabermetric approach to tossing balls in the air.

Invented to entertain ancient Egyptians, juggling is one of the oldest sports known to man. “Juggling” is an umbrella term covering many forms of object manipulation and requiring immense de   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

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