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China Is Here

A cadre of Chinese movers use old stories to push dance forward.

IMAGE: Mr. Wang ShengshengTalk about cultural highs and lows. The same week locals can go cheer on Jack Burton as he battles Lo Pan in the ’80s flick Big Trouble in Little China (see page 51), t ...   More
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Vancouver Or Bust!

Vancouver, Wash., Is not prepared to host the Winter Olympics. Still, we train.

It’s a long road to Vancouver. Just ask Michael Mannheimer, WW’s very own multi-event Olympian. For the past four years, he has trained to completely dominate the 2010 Winter Olympics. One ...   More
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Lonely Hearts Club Band

Bad date? At least you’ll get a good story out of it.

IMAGE: Ryan BubnisIt will come as a shock to absolutely no one to learn that my romantic history, such as it is, has been paved with swift disappointment and extravagant failure (plus an unfortunate d ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 AARON MESH

Star Search

WW’s celeb-stalking red-carpet reporters help make (non)sense of the third annual Pammys.

PHOTOS: Leslie Montgomery, RED CARPET: Kostya KisleykoTo be quite honest, we’re skeptical of the Portland Music Awards. When the low-budget-but-glitzy awards show popped up two years ago, failin ...   More
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Bowling With The Devil

Jessie Rogers’ heavy-metal bowling league is changing lives.

IMAGE: Tom MartinezLast fall, Jessie Rogers had a dream. In her dream, good, metal-loving people bowled among friends while Mercyful Fate and High on Fire tunes kept the party heavy. The dream became ...   More
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 NATHAN CARSON

Tom Tom Club

Portland gets some 4/4 feminism.

KANAKO WYNKOOP WILL PERFORM AT TOM TOM’S ALL-AGES BENEFIT AT BACKSPACE JAN. 21. IMAGE: Jessica OrrLegendary Velvet Underground drummer Mo Tucker was once asked in an interview, “When do yo ...   More
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Jonanna Widner

Drag Out

Portland’s developmentally disabled community gets a coming-out party.

I’ll fess up. My 2010 resolution to keep an open mind was already tested when I read a recent email from Bridges to Independence, a local nonprofit that helps adults with developmental disabliti ...   More
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

All Tomorrow’s Parties

It’s not too late to say thanks to this decade the right way.

ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallWe know 2009’s been a tough year—hell, the histrionic ninnies at Time named this entire decade the worst ever. But you know what? A whole lotta awesome also happene ...   More
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Christmas-Up Your Apartment

1) Print it Out. 2) Color it in. 3) Cut along the dotted line. 3) Hang on wall or in front of TV. 4) Rejoice!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 WW Editorial Staff


What’s better than racing motorcycles? Racing motorcycles with spiked tires on ice.

IMAGE: Courtesy of the Rose QuarterWhen winter hit Tucson in 1977, Brent Densford’s dad wasn’t ready for the dirtbike season to end. So he and his buddies took the next logical step: plugg ...   More
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

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