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There is a giant white four-tower tent on NW 12th and Quimby. Why? Cavalia, the traveling show that mixes performing arts with equestrian and mystical costumes, has just landed, literally, in Portland. Along with a staff of 100+ people and a whole bunch of horses, creator Normand Latourelle brings to town what is suppose...
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Richard Anders places a yellow, 8-ounce soda can labeled
“Bird’s Nest” on the table in front of me. “It’s made with white fungus
and bird spit,” he says. The beverage is cloudy and has t
The Portland photographer tells the story of Oregon’s Iraqi refugees.
Portland photographer Jim Lommasson is a storyteller. He has two documentary books under his belt, Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice, and the Will to Survive in American Boxing Gyms and Oaks Park Pentim
As I listen to Deelay Ceelay's remix of "Overheat," a song by fellow Portland band Strength, I close my eyes and try to imagine what kind of videos the duo would craft to play alongside of it in a performance. I'm seeing fluidly moving colors, graceful modern dancers and a smoky silhouette of a saxophone player (think less upbeat disco-dance; more sexy underground-trance).
Celebrate Banned Books Week with some censored literature. Like Where's Waldo?
Arts & BooksBanned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1) is a nationwide celebration that highlights banned or challenged books and educates readers of their First Amendment rights. Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the ACLU of Oregon is running several events in Portland, including a More
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In light of the story on Portland's growing taxidermy scene in WW, The Right Stuffing, we sent A&C intern Emilee Booher to film exactly what goes into mounting a dead animal.WARNING: This video shows a dead mouse being cut open and turned inside out. If that kind of thing upsets you, don't watch.
Portland writers talk smack before Literary Death Match.
Arts & BooksLiterary Death Match is an author reading that packs a punch. The goal is simple: to join writing and comedy in literary matrimony over the course of one raucous evening. Co-created by Todd Zuniga, founding editor of Opium Magazine, the reading series has spread to 37 cities...