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Headout: Ask a Mayan

Heed indigenous elder OmeAkaEhekatl’s warnings about 2012.

The 2012 thing was pretty much over before it started. The End seemingly came and went way back in aught-nine (such simpler times!), when Hollywood mocked doom prophecies based on the Mesoamerican   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Waltz No. 02

The Next Waltz finds Portlanders re-creating The Band's last gig.

The Last Waltz—The Band’s farewell concert that Martin Scorsese turned into an acclaimed rockumentary—turns 35 this week. To mark the anniversary, 50 Portland musicians pay tribute by re-enactin   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 EMILEE BOOHER

Flew the Coop

D.B. Cooper (hoo hoo hoo) took the money and jumped.

Indisputable facts: On Thanksgiving eve 1971, a man bought a plane ticket from PDX to SEA under the name “Dan Cooper.” He smoked a ciggie, drank a bourbon and soda, and passed the stewardess a   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Stare Way to Heaven?

Meet Braco, the Croatian gaze healer.

This is Braco. He stares. He may be the solution to your healthcare needs.  Braco (pronounced BRAHT-zo) is a man from Zagreb, Croatia, who travels the world to perform gazing sessions. This Sa   More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 AARON MESH

Blaze A New Trail

Tips for surviving without the NBA.

In a world without labor negotiations, the Portland Trail Blazers’ regular season would start on Thursday, Nov. 3. Meetings have been spun as “cautiously optimistic” when they haven’t been    More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Deadly Synths

John Carpenter’s music is in the key of Terror.

It emerges out of the night, throbbing, relentless, implacable. It cannot be reasoned with. It cannot be silenced. It is coming from inside your brain. It is the music of John Carpenter.  The    More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 AARON MESH

Shake It Up

Toast Portland Cocktail Week with a Willamette Week-flavored libation.

The second annual Portland Cocktail Week (it’s actually only three days, but you can always start drinking a few days early) hits town Thursday. It’s more a conference for professional mixologi   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Portland’s Best Boss

Let’s hear it for the “Big Dog.”

Sunday, Oct. 16, is National Boss Day. Why does such a thing exist? Could it be that there are bosses out there who, unlike our own cruel and capricious overseer, are so beloved by their underlings    More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Beyond Blankets

Craig Thompson’s Habibi is a massive masterpiece.

Portland cartoonist Craig Thompson was 27 when he published Blankets, an enormous, autobiographical “illustrated novel” about growing up in an evangelical family in rural Michigan. It’s an ext   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Talk on the Wild Side

Insane Clown Posse and Odd Future will probably never speak to one another. But if they did...

Detroit’s Insane Clown Posse and Los Angeles’ Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All—both of whom visit the Roseland Theater this week—have more in common...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

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