Portland’s small comics publishers face down a distributor’s belt-tightening.
On Friday, Jan. 16, the recession hit our comics industry. In comics, Marvel and D.C. may be the “Big Two,” but Diamond Comic Distributors Inc. is the Big One, the exclusive comic store di ...
There's this thing Portland does, this trick it plays on you at times, where you go to what you think is a rock show only to find yourself in the midst of something else entirely. Something older, more refined, cultured, and respectable, lurking under a thin veneer of the contemporary pop zeitgeist....
Andy Combs: Animated bastard child of Ennio Morricone and J.R.R. Tolkien.
[WHIMSICAL POP STORYTELLING] Describing an artist's songs as “all over the musical landscape” is one of the small clichés of music journalism—but for Andy Combs and the Moth, it's not just apt, it's literal. Combs' songs are a landscape.
Grey Anne’s debut sparkles, whether or not she’s around to defend it.
BY BRANDON SEIFERT 243-2122[CHANGELING POP] Anne Adams is sort of the Cinderella of the Portland music scene. She’s a fascinating and mercurial personality, as direct and sharp in person as she ...
A kid lay sprawled on the sidewalk outside the Roseland.
His hoodie was pulled up over his head, but it was unzipped so you could see the bright colors of his Gogol Bordello shirt. I didn't think twice about him until a phalanx of emergency vehicles showed up. They talked to him a bit ...
Movie Reviews & Stories
Look around Portland right now and you’ll probably see some trace of Mike Mignola’s artistic tentacles. The second film based on his Hellboy comics series, directed by Mexican wunderkind f ...
Jared Mees’ songs have humble beginnings, but their finale is grand.
Jared Mees holds up his cell phone. Out of its tiny speaker comes his voice, singing super-falsetto. He’s sitting outside Caffe D’Italia on the corner of Northwest 17th Avenue, and he&rsqu ...