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I Am Better Than Your Kids

Funny, Maddox already graded his book for us.

Doting yuppie parents are annoying. Maddox, the one-name blogger and writer of the bestseller (!) The Alphabet of Manliness, has staged a bloodletting that’s worse than the migraine. In his nauseati   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 MAGGIE SUMMERS

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide

Tips for trips from the hubby of Ken Kesey’s ex.

The most interesting gem unearthed in James Fadiman’s book The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide? Francis Crick, discoverer of DNA, perceived the double-helix shape while tripping balls on acid. The    More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 MAGGIE SUMMERS

Quiet Life Wants Your Grease

Quiet Life

Hey! Quiet Life wants your used vegetable oil.No, unfortunately, it's not for on-stage wrestling matches. The Portland-based quintet is running its tour petroleum free, relying solely on used veggie oil to run the van. The band is currently on tour with Dr. Dog, and will spend most of the next month on the East Coast. Quiet L...   More
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 by MAGGIE SUMMERS

Moonshine Kitchen & Lounge: Good Old Mountain Dew

Bar Reviews
Three-month-old Moonshine Kitchen & Lounge (1020 NW 17th Ave., 943-2780) does what it does well. Its location is unmarked, reminiscent of the days of Prohibition, save for four picnic tables out   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 MAGGIE SUMMERS

Love Sometimes Fails

This year’s PLGFF is a festival of missed connections.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The 15th annual Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival starts on a poignant note this weekend—the fest’s best films are about...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 AARON MESH, MAGGIE SUMMERS

Autoblogography: Connected Reviewed


We were late reaching out to Connected, a movie about its director's relationship with technology, which opened Friday. We didn't miss much.ConnectedWW Critic's Score: 30Tiffany Shlain opens her "autoblogography about love, death and technology," titled Connected, with an anecdote about lunching with a friend after a long time without seeing each other. Despite having a fabulous time, she can't st...   More
Monday, September 26, 2011 by MAGGIE SUMMERS

Lit Rock

Portland’s musical and literary worlds collide at This! Fest.

New literary and music festival This! Fest debuts at the Woods in Sellwood this Friday and Saturday, with readings from more than two dozen prominent Portland writers, ranging from the established    More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 MAGGIE SUMMERS

West End Boutique Narcisse To Close


After almost three years in business, the Southwest Washington Street clothing boutique Narcisse will shutter in two weeks.

In Narcisse's absence, Portland will also lose the only shop in the United States that carries Danish couture brand Noa Noa.
"It's such a bummer, because it's such an amazing line," co-owner Heidi Go...   More
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by MAGGIE SUMMERS
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