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The gross, fantastic world of Jim Woodring

ILLUSTRATION: Jim WoodringTrying to explain Jim Woodring’s art is like describing an acid trip: One never gets the feeling across and inevitably sounds like a crazy person while doing it. But th ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Regretsy, I’ve Had a Few

How John Larriva became internet famous.

Image Courtesy of John LarrivaHave you heard of Regretsy? The website that mocks the most tasteless, ugly and just plain weird items sold on Etsy, the online crafts marketplace? Started in September 2 ...   More
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

World Cups

Where to watch and what to drink in the first week of the championship

ILLUSTRATION: Adam KruegerSoccer, like most spectator sports, is primarily an excuse to get drunk and yell in a room full of like-minded yahoos. Because this year’s World Cup is in Cape Town, So ...   More
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Bring It On

At this year’s rose festival, look out for the (Indianapolis) cops.

Photo Courtesy of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill TeamThere are few conflicts in life that can’t be settled with a dance-off. And although the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police ...   More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Chortle Kombat

Five local comics battle for ultimate laugh supremacy.

At the beginning of May, 22 of your friends and neighbors entered the Portland Amateur Comedy Contest. Now, after a grueling month of constant stand-up shows at bars in and around Portland, five comed ...   More
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Ben Bateman

Head Outside, But Not Too Far

Good greens for brown thumbs.

Retail Therapist is not a huge fan of the outdoors, but there are still times when nature’s call gets past her receptionist—usually after several consecutive days of sunshine. RT answers t ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Retail Therapist

Hercules Vs. Vampires Vs. Daisies

So many live-soundtracked 1960s movies to choose between! Well, two.

It’s an unusually rich week for old movies with new scores—the Portland craze for performing freshly composed soundtracks live over vintage cinema has reached its zenith, with two (count & ...   More
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 AARON MESH

Celebrate Your Milf

This Mother’s Day, treat your childbearing lady right.

Man-Cakes Courtesy of Stepping Stone CafeThis Sunday isn’t simply the annual ceremony wherein we honor our mothers. It is also the day we honor the mothers we are fucking, or the mothers we woul ...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 AARON MESH

Out Of Our Heads

Dash Shaw’s Bodyworld is the future of graphic psychedelia.

When the guy who wrote the best graphic novel of 2009 (David Mazzucchelli, author of Asterios Polyp) calls you “the future of comics,” you’re doing something really right. And in fac ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Eat This Book

Cookbook celebs invade Portland, bring food.

This weekend around 1,200 rapacious foodies are flocking to town for the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference—a lavish series of workshops, parties, tours and dinners f ...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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