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Headout: Wizard of Moms

Does Menomena’s new album pass the Oz test?

When I heard that Menomena—apparently some big-deal Portland psychedelic rock band—was going to match up its new record, Moms, with laser Floyd...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

Headout: Screw Mary Sue

Urkel, Minnie Mouse and other shades of awful erotic fanfic.

Fan fiction, once the sole province of pathetic nerds, is now a profitable industry. The literary elite may scoff, but Fifty Shades of Grey, which began as Twilight fan fiction, has sold 40 million co   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Headout: Quick Draw

The 48-Hour Film Project gives Portland filmmakers two days to make a movie. We gave ourselves 48 minutes to make a cartoon about it.

In this weekend’s 48 Hour Film Project, teams will make films based on a genre picked out of a hat.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Headout: Space Bags

What would you take to Mars?

The rover Curiosity lands on Mars this Sunday, bringing us one giant leap closer to colonizing the red planet. If airlines have told us anything, it’s to expect a not-so-distant future where w   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Headout: Toobin’ Willamette

 Click on the image below for a larger version!ILLUSTRATION: quickhoney.comGO: The Big Float is Sunday, July 29. Register between 10 am and noon at the east side of the Hawthorne Bridge. $5.    More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Headout: Jaws of Deceit

Why can’t anyone tell Bruce Wayne is Batman? Try identifying the Batmen by chin alone.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Headout: Paris in Portland

Zee perfect way to celebrate Bastille Day. Waw-haw-haw!

Portland celebrates Bastille Day. We can’t tell you why—there hasn’t historically been any significant French presence here—but we do. Paris had a Portland festival recently, so it seems   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Headout: Blues Tracker

Charting the rads, sads and dads of this year’s Waterfront Blues Festival

It would get a bit boring if the annual Waterfront Blues Festival enlisted only aging Delta guitar players and sad-eyed...   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Headout: Cue the Kiss

The script says to make your move…now!

Along with the screaming children eating cheese sandwiches and miserly old folks with elaborate seating arrangements, Portland’s Movies in the Park series offers lots of PDA. To help you make th   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 WW Staff

Headout: “Nickelback” is Fun to Say

And 12 other compliments for the Canadian rock band you love to hate.

13. Nickelback knows how to make friends.Recent corporate tie-ins include a deal with the NHL and...   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

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