Robert Johnson is, in many ways, an American myth. Like
Johnny Appleseed’s and Billy the Kid’s, Johnson’s biography has long
been obscured by fantasy—most notably, the legend that he met the
Easter is a magical time of the year—when carpenters rise
from the dead and bunnies poop out chocolate eggs. There are hundreds of
regional riffs on the celebration around the world: In the Czech
These days, almost every hobby, obsession
and food gets its own holiday. April is full of especially weird
celebrations—it’s National Pecan Month, in case you forgot about the
existence of the “all-American nut”—and Saturday, April 16, is no
exception: It’s National Eggs Benedict Day
Italian-born Isabella Rossellini was formerly best known
for her famous parents, modeling career, roles in over 40 films, Emmy
and Golden Globe nominations, three books and shacking up with Martin
Art-golf and cocktails combine to fill a gaping cultural hole.
Portland! We lead the world in pinball bars,
artery-clogging street food and impractical bicycles. Our dominance in
childish pursuits for adults is so universally renowned that it’s
Devo has been popular since the ’80s. | Portland has been popular since 2001.
Devo has punk-rock roots. | Portland has rootless street punks.
Devo’s coolest offshoot is the Wipeouters. | Portlan
Nostrana and Chef Gabrielle Hamilton make memories out of Blood, Bones and Butter.
Gabrielle Hamilton has a childhood memory of her French,
ballet-dancer mother traipsing across the yard of a New Jersey dairy
farm in heels and a silk scarf, smoking a cigarette, as she purchased
Matt McCormick takes a look in Oregon’s rear-view mirror.
These are golden days for local filmmaker and artist Matt McCormick. His first feature film, Some Days Are Better Than Others,
debuted last week at the Portland International Film Festival, and