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Fire and Forget

Born on the 11th of September.

Fire-and-forget missiles are launched and then left to their own devices, whizzing toward inevitable destruction. The veteran authors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories From the Long War (Da Capo   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Sauvage: Oenogeek Chic

Bar Reviews
Although the bar is dubbed “savage” in French, nothing at Sauvage (537 SE Ash St., No. 102, 971-258-5829, sauvagepdx.com) falls below perfectly refined—except maybe the taxidermied goose imp   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Coffee, Pi and Phi

Caffe Destino serves up mathematical art and mochas

In honor of Pi Day, here’s a mathematical query related to phi: What shape’s surface area, when divided by the area of a square of its same dimensions, equals the golden ratio? 
The DOR (direct opposite reverse), of course! 
Caffe De...   More
Thursday, March 14, 2013 by ENID SPITZ

Headout: Getting Juggy With It

Grab an old bottle and start blowing.

Orange juice cartons, cherry-cola bottles and a wine jug litter the tables in Arlo Leach’s attic music room. He’s neither a lush nor a hoarder: He’s a jugger. According to Leach, there a   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Top Five Films To See At POW Fest

Movie Reviews & Stories
Beat Down A runaway teen squeezes into scintillating pink spandex as she follows her wrestling dream. Deanne Foley’s film congenially captures showy wrestling, pubescent awkwardness and familia   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ENID SPITZ

At Portland’s Catholic University, Students Challenge President on Gay Rights


When the University of Portland president gives his annual fireside chat he's looking for conversation, not controversy. But when president Fr. William Beauchamp spoke on Monday, Feb. 18, he—perhaps accidentally—ignited a gay rights fight on the Catholic campus.
I'm a senior at UP, and this is the most charged I've ever seen campus.
The battle centers on UP’s nondiscrimination policy, ...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by ENID SPITZ

Pot Meet Kettle

Cannabis is better for smoking than eating.

Food Reviews & Stories
Toasted, rolled, burnt and baked—can one exist solely off cannabis? Hemp advocates trumpet the many great qualities of this “wonder crop,” which has been cultivated since the dawn of civil   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Drank: Chocolate Orange Wine (Shallon Winery)

Chocolate orange wine from Astoria’s Shallon Winery is all about love. Octogenarian winemaker Paul van der Veldt opened his doors in 1980 and has single-handedly run the operation since. Van d   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Fertile Ground Diaries: Rain! The Musical

rain musical

Imagine a Portland without rain. Richard Moore’s Rain! The Musical sees fallen rock star Turner returning to a dried-out Rose City. Liquid sunshine has been replaced by productivity in the re-christened “city that works.” As Turner finds himself in a world of assistants named Theresa and an overworked, undersexed ex-girlfriend, the audience enters his rockified musical dream. With a b...   More
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by ENID SPITZ

Fertile Ground Diaries: Illuminate


What just happened? Joseph Campbell’s “collective unconscious” meets the collective creativity of Portland’s Milepost 5 artistic community in this art/theater/dance installation, presented by HumanBeingCurious Productions. Attendees find themselves greeted with a papier-mache mask that smells vaguely of paste and whisked into a swirly-whirly universe of philosophical quandaries. Only this ...   More
Sunday, February 3, 2013 by ENID SPITZ
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