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Lauren Weedman doesn’t want to tell you anything about her genitalia.

IMAGE: Jeff SwensenWhen you hear “one-woman show,” you might immediately think, “…and that was the day I told my vagina, ‘Hey! We’re in this together, buddy!&rsquo ...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Courtenay Hameister

Kooza Bingo

Cirque du Soleil is back. Your aunt wants to go. Here’s something to pass the time.

SEE IT: Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza at the Grand Chapiteau, Southwest Moody Avenue, by the Marquam Bridge, 800-450-1480. 8 pm Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4 and 8 pm Fridays-Saturdays, 1 and 5 pm Sundays; A ...   More
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Peep Show

Reed College unveils a collection of bare-naked art.

Andy Warhol’s PolaroidsSpring has sprung, and that means warmer weather and less clothes. If the prospect of ogling bared flesh at the neighborhood park creeps you out, take a more highbrow appr ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 RICHARD SPEER

Professionals On Amateur Night

On St. Patrick’s Day, they went downtown so you didn’t have to.

The following photographs, taken as a public service in Old Town on St. Patrick’s Day, feature people trying to do their jobs, surrounded by assholes. Photos by Matt Wong. MARK ROSS, FOX 12 N ...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 AARON MESH

Balls Big Enough To Come In A Dump Truck

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

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