Willamette Week - Performance http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-27-1-performance.html Fri, 24 Oct 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 HOBBITS GONE WRONG - A few Oregonians' love for <i>Lord of the Rings</i> landed them in a strange saga of their own. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3414-hobbits_gone_wrong_a_few_oregonians_love_for_lord_of_the_rings_landed_them_in_a_strange_saga_of_thei.html Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - Portland writer Donald Miller is selling books, wowing fans-and fighting to shake up Christianity as we know it. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4076-confessions_of_a_dangerous_mind_portland_writer_donald_miller_is_selling_books_wowing_fans_and_fight.html Bean Town - Thanks to a gang of coffee fanatics, Portland is the center of a new microbrew revolution. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6142-bean_town_thanks_to_a_gang_of_coffee_fanatics_portland_is_the_center_of_a_new_microbrew_revolution.html Portland's New New Economy - High unemployment. More businesses. Lower income. More newcomers. It ain't business as usual. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4882-portlands_new_new_economy_high_unemployment_more_businesses_lower_income_more_newcomers_it_aint_busi.html Garden of Weedin' - Oregon's medical marijuana growers want to win respect, help the sick...and grow the kindest bud on the planet. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6541-garden_of_weedin_oregons_medical_marijuana_growers_want_to_win_respect_help_the_sickand_grow_the_kin.html Return of the Piper - CAN PORTLAND'S MOST FAMOUS BAD BOY SAVE PRO WRESTLING FROM THE EVIL EMPIRE? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-46-return_of_the_piper_can_portlands_most_famous_bad_boy_save_pro_wrestling_from_the_evil_empire.html THE REBEL ALLIANCE - An unlikely army of hacker hippies, geek visionaries, idealistic teachers and corporate giants is making Portland ground zero of a digital revolution. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-2877-the_rebel_alliance_an_unlikely_army_of_hacker_hippies_geek_visionaries_idealistic_teachers_and_corpo.html ATTACK OF THE $3 TOMATO - How Portland's snooty tastes are saving Oregon farms, luring kids back to the land and even-gasp!-teaching Republicans and Democrats to get along. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4716-attack_of_the_%243_tomato_how_portlands_snooty_tastes_are_saving_oregon_farms_luring_kids_back_to_th.html SPACE INVADER - Phantom Dialer, computer hacker http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3825-space_invader_phantom_dialer_computer_hacker.html The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby Is Decadent and Depraved. - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-292-the_portland_adult_soapbox_derby_is_decadent_and_depraved_.html Free for All. - How a brainy Brit and an army of idealists are leading Portland to Internet Nirvana. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3294-free_for_all_how_a_brainy_brit_and_an_army_of_idealists_are_leading_portland_to_internet_nirvana.html PDX Inked - The whole media universe is humping Portland. We dissect the hype, and how the hell we got here. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-7897-pdx_inked_the_whole_media_universe_is_humping_portland_we_dissect_the_hype_and_how_the_hell_we_got_h.html Alejandro Salazar - From North Portland's bluff to Down Under's bikini zone—amazing how far you can get just kicking a ball. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5073-alejandro_salazar_from_north_portlands_bluff_to_down_unders_bikini_zonemdashamazing_how_far_you_can_.html One Woman's Qwest - How Jennifer Palmquist brought down the Roaming Empire. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4374-one_womans_qwest_how_jennifer_palmquist_brought_down_the_roaming_empire.html CREATIVE BIND - Artists want it. Developers want to build it. So why is cheap live/work space hard to find? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4475-creative_bind_artists_want_it_developers_want_to_build_it_so_why_is_cheap_live_work_space_hard_to_fi.html Addy VS. Addy - A nasty legal feud divides Portland's African music dynasty. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-1790-addy_vs_addy_a_nasty_legal_feud_divides_portlands_african_music_dynasty.html Notorious - Nearly 20 years of raucous rock and roll made Satyricon famous...and infamous. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-2032-notorious_nearly_20_years_of_raucous_rock_and_roll_made_satyricon_famousand_infamous.html Last RHAPSODY - Portland's classical-music world mourns a fallen star. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-2310-last_rhapsody_portlands_classical_music_world_mourns_a_fallen_star.html The Butt-Brush Factor - And other secrets of holiday retail. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3924-the_butt_brush_factor_and_other_secrets_of_holiday_retail.html Jim Riswold - Nike ad designer finds success, gets leukemia, turns to Hitler dolls. Huh? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4823-jim_riswold_nike_ad_designer_finds_success_gets_leukemia_turns_to_hitler_dolls_huh.html The Wu Backlash - This time the<I> O</I> gets blasted for <I>getting</I> the story. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3722-the_wu_backlash_this_time_the_o_gets_blasted_for_getting_the_story.html FIRST. LIVE. LOCO. - Fox 12's mayhem and mugshots are driving Portland's TV news insane. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4617-first_live_loco_fox_12s_mayhem_and_mugshots_are_driving_portlands_tv_news_insane.html Mississippi Wi-Fi'ing - Grant cash will fund NoPo wireless wonderland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4273-mississippi_wi_fiing_grant_cash_will_fund_nopo_wireless_wonderland.html Hunting the Wild Bhangra - India's funkiest musical export infiltrates Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4791-hunting_the_wild_bhangra_indias_funkiest_musical_export_infiltrates_portland.html The J Crew - Portland's Christian soldiers may seem queer, but they're here. Get used to them. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3900-the_j_crew_portlands_christian_soldiers_may_seem_queer_but_theyre_here_get_used_to_them.html OUR TRIP TO ARARAT - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-246-our_trip_to_ararat_.html Homer's Odyssey - In The Simpsons, Portlander Matt Groening gave TV its best satire ever. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4207-homers_odyssey_in_the_simpsons_portlander_matt_groening_gave_tv_its_best_satire_ever.html Clear Connection - A cafe's free Internet phone offers a glimpse of the future. Sorry, Qwest. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3063-clear_connection_a_cafes_free_internet_phone_offers_a_glimpse_of_the_future_sorry_qwest.html CHRISTOPHER ROOKS - Mercy Corps activist from Portland heads to Scotland for the G-8 summit (plus a close encounter with Bono?). http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4547-christopher_rooks_mercy_corps_activist_from_portland_heads_to_scotland_for_the_g_8_summit_%28plus_a_.html Rewrite This Story - OK, so you can't. But a tech journalist says someday you will. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-3444-rewrite_this_story_ok_so_you_cant_but_a_tech_journalist_says_someday_you_will.html