Comedy and Variety
Last May’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival didn’t lack for
jaw-dropping moments. But none quite compared to a one-liner—not even a
complete sentence—from Emo Philips. On the Doug Fir stage du
Doshy is a man out of place, bringing west coast bass thunder from Berlin, China and Berlin again. We emailed him to ask about his geolocation and future plans, and he turned out to be far more excited than anticipated. He makes his Portland debut on Friday at Rotture. Willamette Week: Thanks for agreeing to this interview. Portland’s excited to host your premier, and working with Cory and Stylss ...
This Friday, Portland plays host to yet more footwork legends, Traxman and Jammin’ Gerald. I gave Trax, aka Corky Strong, a call to see what we can expect from the Chicago producer at Holocene on Friday. Willamette Week: Thanks for agreeing to the interview, Corky. Traxman: Hey thank you. When I talk I like to make people feel at home, just so you know. Sure! We’re all very excited ...
Portland’s most-hated beer blogger switched to wine.
Dr. Wort is a gadfly in the Socratic sense: an anonymous
blogger who bites the lumbering steed that is Portland’s brewing scene,
whipping local beer geeks into a fury with what he says is in the
The city’s new cops czar talks about making the police safer for his grandkids.
Q & A
A lot of people in City Hall have interacted with police,
but Baruti Artharee may be the only one who can say he’s had the
business end of a cop’s gun pressed against his head.
That was a lo
Thrill Jockey Records founder Bettina Richards talks 20 years of music without borders.
Twenty years ago, Bettina Richards lived
in a cramped fourth-floor walk-up in a particularly heroin-infested
section of pre-Giuliani Manhattan. Out of that apartment, Richards, a
Captivating and hypnotic, Seattle's Tiny Vipers (aka Jesy Fortino) is a stolen walk through a haunted forest. That sun-bleached record found in your grandparent's attic that, once revived, sings to daydreams and heartache long forgotten. Tiny Vipers is the memory of a memory, and Fortino casts a spell with her voice that silences a room. I caught up with Jesy after some failed attempts involving ...
Here's Part II of WW's June 30 interview with Attorney General John Kroger. In this segment, Kroger discusses Mayor Sam Adams' level of cooperation with the investigation along with Beau Breedlove's motives (Since WW's interview earlier this week with Kroger, Breedlove has given his own interview with KGW in which he asks what his motive would be to lie) Check back throughout the week for new video ...
Here's Part III of WW's June 30 interview with Attorney General John Kroger. In this segment, Kroger discusses the ethics of Mayor Sam Adams' attorneys as well as the conflicting accounts told by Adams and Beau Breedlove (Since WW's interview earlier this week with Kroger, Breedlove has given his own interview with KGW in which he asks what his motive would be to lie) Check back throughout the week ...