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Queens Of The Hill

The soapbox derby goes to the chicks.

PHOTOS: Mike PerraultAt 10 am this Saturday, Aug. 22, 39 handmade cars, some of them rickety art projects, some of them marvels of engineering, all of them piloted by dedicated maniacs, will careen a ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Visceral Art

Grass Hut wants to do bad things with you.

IMAGE: Hellen JoSkeleton arms reaching out of a grave, fondling a terrified, half-naked woman; a ghostly geisha girl having sex with a freaked-out teenage boy; an innocent baby being spirited away by ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 RICHARD SPEER

Red Letter Day

The movable-type crowd gets festive.

IMAGES: Mike Perrault“We like paper. We tend to be quiet...and a lot of us play Scrabble.” That’s how Red Bat Press’ Carye Bye describes her fellow letterpress lovers. They&rsq ...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Love, Honor And Obey

What do we want? Dog weddings! When do we want them? Now!

ILLUSTRATIONS BY chriskuzma.comIt is not possible to get your gays married in Oregon. It is, however, possible to get your dogs married in Oregon. And now is the time to seize that opportunity. This S ...   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 AARON MESH

Strange Brews

Among the 81 beers on tap at the 2009 Oregon Brewers Festival are dozens of mind-blowingly excellent stouts, ales and tripels. And then there are a few ostentatiously weird beers, brewed with everything from lemongrass to pomegranate juice. We tasted thre

ILLUSTRATION BY DENNIS CULVER Hell or High Watermelon21st Amendment Brewery, San FranciscoA watery wheat beer flavored with watermelon during fermentation, lending it a Jolly Rancher character. One ...   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Great Scots!

The Portland Highland Games are like being in Scotland. Sorta.

IMAGE: Hawk KrallThe Portland Highland Games promises it is “so authentic, you’ll think you’re in Scotland!” And because the casual American observer considers Sean Connery&rsq ...   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

Street Un-Fair?

There are plenty of reasons—from great food to good music—to attend the Mississippi Street Fair. But Mississippi Records owner Eric Isaacson doesn’t think you should.

IMAGE: Casey Jarman UPDATED 11 am Wednesday, July 8: Shortly after this article went to press, but before the paper came out, Eric Isaacson expressed his frustration with my [Casey Jarman] edit of ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Eric Isaacson

Perilous Northern Lights

A public service announcement from WW on this Independence Day.

IMAGE: Dennis CulverIt’s true: Blowing shit up on the Fourth of July expresses solidarity with our Founding Fathers. But on this holiday, WW would like to remind Oregonians that our kind of fire ...   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

Electric Toons

The Floating World Animation Festival Gets Trippy.

Animators get no respect. I mean, how many can you name off the top of your head? Walt Disney, Chuck Jones, Tom Pixar? Oh come on, Tom Pixar isn’t even a real dude, I just made that up! This ...   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 CASEY JARMAN


Four air sports that never made it off the ground.

Illustrations: TIM ROOTIt will come as no surprise to many of you that Air Guitar—that once-shameful activity popularized by heshers, geeks and geeky heshers—has exploded into an internati ...   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

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