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Road House, live.

IMAGE: Leslie MontgomeryEverybody loves Road House, the super-trashy 1989 film in which Patrick Swayze plays a throat-rippin’ bouncer who takes on a small-town crime boss, but most of us wouldn& ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Can’t Start A Fire Without A Spark

Thank God: It’s a Bruce Springsteen Eucharist.

IMAGE: Steve FeldmanThis weekend, for the first time in years, I’ll duck inside a church to pay my respects to the Boss. By which I mean the divinity that created “Atlantic City.” I ...   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 AARON MESH

The Other Murphy

In the post-Chappelle era, Charlie Murphy is getting serious about stand-up.

IMAGE: 3000 Eyes EntertainmentCharlie Murphy has been busy in the six years since he told stories on Chappelle’s Show of his ’80s-era rabble-rousing with Rick James. After TV and movie app ...   More
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Jim Sandberg

Battle Cry

Titans trivia for a clash of the trivia titans.

(For a larger version of the image, click on it!) IMAGE: Lukas KetnerMixing trivia with booze turns mere mortal Portlanders into crazy, knowledge-spewing monsters. No one knows this better than Shanno ...   More
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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

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