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Albert Einstein looks a little drunk, frankly. Bette Davis is in the corner making eyes. Stan Laurel is happy and skinny, while Oliver Hardy is happy and fat. A very blond Marilyn Monroe
STEEL YOU FACE: The dream of old-timey beer isn’t dead yet. Two years after it disappeared from shelves because of problems with the steel cans, Entourage star Adrian Grenier’s Churchkey Can Co. i
Richard Speer’s 10 favorite shows from 2002 to 2015, in chronological order.
Julia Fenton’s Devices and Desires
(Mark Woolley Gallery, April 2003)
Visually extravagant with pink feathers and over-the-top
sculptures, this show was also deeply thoughtful in its critique of
We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful, strange or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. We wrote that now-closed bar Slabtown was considered to be an act of gentrification following the closure of dive bar Cal-Sport. One reader strongly disagrees, ...
The art, food and exfoliation to sample between bands.
It might seem counterintuitive, but MusicfestNW isn’t only
about watching a bunch of bands. There’s also breakfast sandwiches to
eat, local art to admire and humanitarians to support. It’s
Oregon’s biggest arts patron steps out with an art lover of a different sort.
The Schnitzers are the Rockefellers of the Beaver State, long noted for their power, wealth and generous patronage of the arts.
Just how much money
the late Harold Schnitzer and his widow, Arlene,
Caffe Destino serves up mathematical art and mochas
Arts & Books
In honor of Pi Day, here’s a mathematical query related to phi: What shape’s surface area, when divided by the area of a square of its same dimensions, equals the golden ratio? The DOR (direct opposite reverse), of course! Caffe Destino has just opened an exhibit dedicated to the shape, which Portlander David Sterner discovered over thirty years ago while slicing old skylight glass to ...
You may have noticed that we don't do a ton of ticket giveaways here at LocalCut. That's because a pair of $10 concert tickets doesn't always seem like the biggest win in the world. But when we can hook our most creative reader up with two tickets to see Usher at the Rose Garden on Thursday, May 26? You can bet that's a contest we're excited about. I mean, it's Usher. Living legend, R&B savior, ...
Arts & Books
When Traci Price found a hot pink raft abandoned on the banks of the Clackamas River last summer, her first instinct was, naturally, to take it home and make an outfit out of it. The result is a sporty and spacey head-to-toe garment, complete with sunglasses made from the busted brake light on her car, that she calls "Beached Male." "The inspiration of this piece was part Jetsonian, part 20,000 Leagues ...