Donovan Hohn was correcting high-school English papers one
night, when one of his students brought to his attention the existence
of thousands of plastic bath toys—ducks, beavers, frogs and
For the past three weeks, San
Francisco-based avant-garde theater troupe the Carpetbag Brigade has
rehearsed and led workshops out of North Portland venue the Headwaters.
It concludes its residency
In the chilly Doug Fir basement, the general volume of the mid-week concert moves me to put my cell phone on silent. The lack of decibels does not indicate a lack of power or excitement. Though Sonny Pete’s Woody Guthrie-style folk songs are less than memorable, Little Scream sends knees bending and heads nodding with their 3-member ensemble. Aptly named, the Canadian group cleverly layers delic...
Before she moved up to Portland, author and journalist Nancy Romelmann (who has written for WW) lived in Los Angeles and gathered stories from cops, immigrants and youth. She has retold the tales in a
Arts & Books
There’s a book out based on your grandfather’s “When I was your age” adage by Portland illustrator Dennis Adler. Wax Lips and White Bucks is a graphic novel full of vignettes that look “back at what we did in the 40’s and 50’s.” Adler’s cartoons explain how he and his friends used to get their kicks by flattening pennies with the force of a moving train and floati...
Everything you wanted to know about fear but were afraid to ask.
In 1962, 500 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean,
the free world was almost destroyed. When Russian submarines bearing a
nuclear warhead were bullied to surface by American ships unaware of
A book outlining the harsh reality of our polluted and
overfished seas isn’t the first thing one thinks of when imagining a
decorative coffee-table book, but Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What
Food Reviews & Stories
1300 SE Morrison St., 239-0196. 7 am-2 pm Monday-Friday, 8 am-2 pm Saturday-Sunday.Brunch can be quite the ordeal in Portland. Securing a spot in a diner on a weekend morning might necessitate the occ