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Headout: Redheaded Strangers

Who’s simply red, and who’s been dyin’ the drapes?

According to South Park, gingers have no souls. So the superstitious might want to stay away from Pioneer Courthouse Square on Aug. 17. The Redhead Event is an attempt by aptly named Portland so   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Curtis White, The Science Delusion

Keep away from Curtis White’s brain!

If his new book, The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers (Melville House, 224 pages, $24), is any guide, Curtis White has the same nightmare every night: Richar   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Headout: An Ode to the Big Pipe

It took $1.4 Billion to change our stream from open sewer to clean blue dream.

Stretching out deep underground, it works to keep our river clean while swimmers race, tubers chain round: Willamette’s hero, unheard, unseen. Now as it helps us enjoy summer o’er a diseased    More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Zombie Underground

For tiki geeks, karaoke at Alibi might as well be at Applebee’s.

The Polynesian invasion begins July 12, as Portland hosts the 11th annual Tiki Kon, a “weekend of exotica, surf and lounge music.” Enthusiasts from all over the world will descend on our city    More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Instant Karma

Our summer interns gorge themselves on worldly ramen.

Food Reviews & Stories
How good can instant ramen get? Good enough for Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker, Portland’s best-known chef and the restaurateur behind one of The New York Times’ top restaurants of 2012, who likes Th   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Polybius: Portland's Own Seizure-Inducing Mystery Game

The mythical arcade cabinet probably never existed, but the Polybius legend is fun anyway.


According to legend, a mysterious new arcade game swept through Portland in 1981. It was incredibly addictive; people lined up for hours just to get a shot at playing it, even fighting over who got to play it next. The lucky ones who pushed through the line complained of seizures, insomnia, nausea, nightmares and amnesia. Several are rumored to have killed themselves. Stranger still: men in bl...   More
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by RICHARD GRUNERT
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