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Political cables and sidecars at Rontoms.

Following WikiLeaks’ release of diplomatic cables in November 2010, a media beast was born that’s still rearing its head in the national news. Now the WikiLeaks circus is coming to Portland, but   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Poetry From The Edge Of Europe

Fascinating words fight Balkan stereotypes.

When one thinks of things associated with the politically unstable Balkans region, modern poetry isn’t exactly at the top of the list, although the    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Meat The POTUS

Nothing goes better with presidents than pork.

What do you usually do to celebrate Presidents Day? Oh, that’s right, nothing. Well, not this Monday, Feb. 21. Right now one patriotic Portlander is saluting our nation’s leaders with pork and o   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT, KELLY CLARKE

Take To The Ship: 24 Hours Of Moby-Dick - Powell’s Books

It’s a whale of a reading.

In Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, a young man named Ishmael leaves his home in New York for several years of adventures aboard a whaling ship. After sailing the seas collecting sperm oil, when it c   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Hail to the Presidential Ham


It seems Portland's obsession with pork has reached a new high. On exhibit inside Powell's is a series of presidential portraits with all 44 Presidents proudly embracing a large, pink leg of cured pig. With a detailed and lifelike hand, the series by  l...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by RACHAEL DEWITT

LIVE REVIEW: BodyVox-2 at BodyVox Dance Center

Sitting on stage with their torsos barley visible above large white hoops skirts, two dancers fidget onstage with stiff ballerina smiles. Perched on hidden skateboards, the two women are rolled across the stage by a pair men, who look like half-dressed characters from Hansel and Gretel. The women emerge from their swanlike poses only to swirl and collide across the stage with their male cou...   More
Friday, January 28, 2011 by RACHAEL DEWITT

Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

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The 2011 roster of Oregon Book Awards finalists is out and the list is long. This year's celebration of Oregon authors includes a Readers' Choice award. Vote for what you think is the worthiest work    More
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by RACHAEL DEWITT

Fancy a Jell-O Shot?

Bar Guide
CC Slaughters 219 NW Davis St. $2 all the time. Cosmo Lounge Page 13 $1 per shot. George’s Corner Page 16 $2, try the peach.   More
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

LIVE REVIEW: Oslund + Co/Dance's Childhood Star

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Imagine a person is trapped inside a cloth sack and stretching the surface trying to get out from the inside. That's what the sculptures adorning the stage of Oslund's newest work Childhood Star look like. The show was commissioned by local dance presenter   More
Friday, January 21, 2011 by RACHAEL DEWITT

Join the Circus: Wanderlust Video Shoot

Calling all circus lovers: Wanderlust needs you to bump, grind and bounce for the camera.

Today, Portland's Wanderlust Circus invites the public to its Me...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by RACHAEL DEWITT
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