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Summer Guide 2011: Go, Uh, “Play”

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Ah, Portland: home to bicyclists, coffee connoisseurs, swingers, strippers, pole contortionists and gangbang aficionados. Wait, what? That’s right—this friendly Northwest town is also the home o   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 MARY CHRISTMAS

Summer Guide 2011: On Dogway

The Where-to-Pee Guide to Portland, for Dogs.

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Being a dog owner sucks during Portland winters. The wet fur, the muddy paws, the days upon days trapped indoors with a stir-crazy pooch...oh, the things we do for love. But come summer, Portland i   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 MARY CHRISTMAS

Street Talking

Will Potter’s prostitution cleanup plan work? Ask the experts.

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Mayor Tom Potter’s anti-prostitution plan for 82nd Avenue stresses four points: making more arrests, placing sex workers on probation that prevents their immediate return to the street, spending ...   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 MARY CHRISTMAS

Damali Ayo

The PDX artist and agitator talks about being a girl…and being Barack lite.

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Portlander Damali Ayo has been dragging racial skeletons out of the closet for years. The artistic agitator’s flagship performance, a satirical token-black-friend agency called Rent-a-Negro, was ...   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 MARY CHRISTMAS

TBA DIARY: Our Hit Parade's Crotchless Top 40 Explosion

Friday, September 12th, 10:30 pm at Leftbank.

As the story goes, Kiki And Herb's pianist Kenny Mellman found his new muse (in singer Bridget Everett) at a New York karaoke bar, where she undoubtedly belted out top 40 hits in the same manner as she does tonight—...   More
Monday, September 15, 2008 by MARY CHRISTMAS

MFNW DIARY: Better Late Than Never Edition--Kaia

Friday, September 5th, Someday Lounge.

Post-Team Dresch, Post-Butchies melodic punk star Kaia Wilson trots out a new band (affectionately referred to as "The Gayng,") and a new album's worth of country-influenced songs about her recently deceased pets. Best lyric of the night, from a song devoted to Kaia's dearly departed dog: "Let's go down, down to the river, we won't brin...   More
Friday, September 12, 2008 by MARY CHRISTMAS

TBA DIARIES: Opening Night Party Photos

11 pm Thursday, September 4, TBA Headquarters at Leftbank: Hundreds of art world migrants descended on East Broadway's Leftbank space and mingled with curious Portlanders at the free opening night party for this year's festival. In the multi-level exhibition hall, between repeat viewings of Ryan Trecartin's flamboyant, addictive video art, sets by Deela...   More
Friday, September 5, 2008 by MARY CHRISTMAS

TBA DIARIES: Blank Placard Happening, The World's Most Polite Maybe-Protest

In a re-enactment of 60's performance artist Anna Halprin's creation, "Blank Placard," for PICA's 2008 TBA Festival, protesters cross the Broadway Bridge Thursday, September 4th at 8:30pm.

Friday, September 5, 2008 by MARY CHRISTMAS

P:ear unveils new art center for homeless youth tonight.

On an afternoon last week, before the Old Town reopening of local nonprofit p:ear, local musician and volunteer Sarah Dougher sat in a sawdust-riddled corner waiting for a Nike representative to drop off donated soccer equipm...   More
Thursday, September 4, 2008 by MARY CHRISTMAS

Gimme One Of Those Anarchist Cupcakes: Labor activists geek out at weekend book sale

Sunday's 2nd annual Radical Book Fair at Liberty Hall drew a milling crowd of about 150 people, kids, even dogs, over the course of the day.

Was it the plethora of hard-to-find labor-rights tomes, or the pink-frosted cupcakes being hawked à la bake sale at a table in the corner?

About 20 varied booksellers and distributors, from locals Laughing ...   More
Monday, December 3, 2007 by MARY CHRISTMAS
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