Willamette Weekend: 19 Things to Do and See in Portland, January 16-18


Friday, Jan. 16Magic Sword, Copy, Cuff Lynx[ELECTRO FANTASY ROCK] See our profile of Magic Sword here. Doug Fir Lounge. 9 pm. $10. 21+.The Snowstorm[THEATER] In this original piece of dance theater—inspired by an Alexander Pushkin story about a woman left at the altar during a snowstorm—pianist Eric Nordin plays Rachmaninoff as an eight-member cast performs a tale of loss and romance ...   More
Friday, January 16, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Have a Cow: Simpsons Creator Matt Groening To Attend His Father’s Retrospective


Movies & Television
Well, that bigulated quickly: Just yesterday, we reported pretty extensively on the upcoming retrospective on Homer Groening, which will feature a panel discussion with the likes of Bill Plympton and Lisa Groening. But what we didn’t know—since it was kept under wraps until just now—is that Simpsons creator Matt Groening is confirmed to be attending. Holy flurking schnit! The Groening ...   More
Thursday, January 15, 2015 AP KRYZA

Springfield, Ore., Unveils Simpsons Mural

It's official: The Simpsons are from Oregon.


Movies & Television
Springfield, Ore., finally has a public tribute to its most famous inhabitants. That would be Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.Today, the town took a break from FXX’s ongoing Simpsons marathon—which continues through Labor Day—to celebrate the completion of the 30-by-15-foot mural. According to Erik Nicolaisen, who owns the company that was commissioned to create mural, Simpsons creator and ...   More
Monday, August 25, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Inspiration for Marge Simpson Dies at 94


Margaret Groening, the mother of the mother of Matt Groening, the Portlander who created of The Simpsons has died in Portland at age 94. The names of Margaret "Marge" Groening and her husband, Homer, who died in 1996, will live on forever as part of American culture, and in Simpsons reruns. (Although at least in the photo in her obit, Marge did not really sport a blue beehive hairdo).The announcement ...   More
Monday, May 6, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Matt Groening Says Simpsons' Springfield Is In Oregon (Take That, Ohio)


A long debate has finally and decisively been settled.Matt Groening, "The Simpsons" creator and Portland native, tells Smithsonian magazine that he named the famous fictional city after the Oregon city.The relevant section of the interview: [Groening:] Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon. The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show “Father Knows Best” took place in the town ...   More
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 COREY PEIN


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