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Video: "Ponce Pilato," Y La Bamba


Y La Bamba’s video for “Ponce Pilato,” released earlier this week, has been a long time in the making—pretty much since the conception of Portland’s newest synchronized swimming group, the Olivia Darlings, actually. Formed in collaboration between the band, Olivia Darlings c...   More
Friday, June 14, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Book Review: Tai Pei, by Tao Lin

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As you read Tao Lin’s latest novel, Taipei (Vintage Contemporaries, 250 pages, $14.95, ), you will know when a character leaves to go to the bathroom. You will know when a character goes to Ur   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Pass The Sniff Test

If you’re just looking at the roses, you’re missing half their charm.

Culture Features
All roses look pretty, but not all roses smell pretty. Any schmuck can admire the petals, but those who want to enjoy the sweet smell have to be a little more strategic about things. Portland is   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Live Review: Polaris Dance Theatre, Hand Picked

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Polaris Dance Theatre’s latest show, Hand Picked, is a joy. The show, which opened last night, is diverse and spirited, and the lineup features nine works of contemporary performance chosen by the company’s dancers. Some of the numbers they choreographed themselves, and others are works from local choreographers.
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Friday, June 7, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Cut of the Day: "Curse Over Me," Wild Ones

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Not sure when it was written, but the fact that Wild One’s new single is called “Curse Over Me” fits surprisingly well, considering the past year they’ve had. Last year was a little rough for the Portland-based quartet, as they experienced financial woes in light of the...   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Laurie Notaro, The Potty Mouth at the Table

Concerning all those hobos and foodies.

What do you do about the hobos sleeping in the alley behind your house? It’s a very Portland problem, and one Eugene-based essayist Laurie Notaro tackles along with other uncomfortable moments o   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Cut of the Day: "Canary Island," Houndstooth


“Canary Island,” the latest single by Portland-based quintet Houndstooth, feels like driving to the beach on a sunny day. The breeze is warm, your windows are down and you wave lazily to some surfers as they cross the street approaching the ocean. Tagged as “Southern rock” and “psychedelic rock & roll,” the sing...   More
Friday, May 17, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Puttering Around: Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center

WW's quest to find Portland's best miniature golf course


Fore! With spring in the air—and with every other fun activity from a Normal American ChildhoodTM having been already co-opted for ironic enjoyment then played out—over the next week WW brings you reviews of Portland-area putt-putt courses. We're also pretty excited about    More
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

George Rozwick, Accordion Master

At age 94, Portland’s accordion king is still pushing buttons.

Music Stories
The accordion has 233 buttons, 41 keys and 8,888 chords. George Rozwick won’t claim he knows all the chords off the top of his head. Pretty much everything else, though? He’s got it. Of cour   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Ries Above

Testing 11 grocery-store-bought Oregon rieslings.

Oregon rieslings are not like German rieslings. Grown in the cool climates along the Rhine river, traditional German rieslings are sweet and fruity. Though the Willamette Valley is also known fo   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 KAITIE TODD

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