Home · Articles · Features · Headout

Headout: Groundhouse

The Fertile Ground Festival gets dark.

Murder, conspiracy and apocalypse! No, it’s not the latest Ron Paul slogan. As grim as the farcical presidential race has become, it has nothing on some of the bloody, unsettling and bizarre pla   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Headout: Mental Kombat

How would you fare in Ground Kontrol’s video game quiz show?

Ground Kontrol’s bimonthly Video Game Quiz Show is one of the most elaborate trivia nights in town. Gaming geeks compete on teams—like in a real television game show—using custom-built, li   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 MELINDA HASTING

Headout: Sort of Sam

WW exclusive: Sam Adams' endorsement for Portland’s next mayor.

OK, so he’s not the mayor, but when singer-songwriter Sam Adams moved to Portland a year ago from Indiana he quickly got used to the confusion.   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 MELINDA HASTING

Headout: Bowl O’ Luck

The Northwest doesn’t have a lucky New Year’s dish—so we created one.

American regional cuisine is peppered with examples of “lucky” New Year’s Day foods: ham and black-eyed peas in the South, sauerkraut in the Midwest, a dozen grapes in Puerto Rico. The Pac   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout: Space Christ

The Alien Nativity is out of this world.

In December 2010, Matt Henderson wanted to have a Christmas open house—an all-inclusive, meet-the-neighbors affair. But Henderson’s house is a small former church in Northeast Portland, so the   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Headout: Santa’s Bomb

ADX holds a warehouse sale of homemade weirdness.

Portland’s ADX is a big ol’ warehouse where the Etsy-inclined pay $40 a day to bring their designs into the third dimension using facilities not unlike what you’d find in a high school sho   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 MELINDA HASTING

Memo to Last-Minute Santa Clauses

WW’s Fifth Annual Holiday Compilation Will Change History.

The first incarnation of WW’s annual holiday album, Another Gray Christmas, opened with lots of swearing.   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

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

Web Design for magazines