What Becomes a Legend Most?

Madonna meets the Marx Bros. at Portland Opera's haute couture toga party.

Get thee to a performance of Portland Opera's La Belle Hélène. Now! And don't sweat the culture, silly, just ogle the costumes. Though the opera is ostensibly about Helen of Troy, LB ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Racked Like Me

Queer Window
Boys Life #3 Watch Jason Gould succumb to the pressure of being Barbra Streisand's daughter--um, I mean son--in this series of five short films from Str ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Byron Beck


An artist responds to the death of her artist brother.

In the 1980s, photographs of a Mao-suited Chinese gentleman posing before various world monuments began to emerge from New York's East Village. But what at fi ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Steffen Silvis

Red Squad Redux

Portland activists aren't the only ones complaining about police

News Stories
It will come as no surprise to Portland activists that over the past year the U.S. government has intensified its crackdown on political dissidents. ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Abby Scher

To Love and Love Again

Freed from academic conclaves and cafe covens, poetry returns to the open.

People who have never been to a poetry reading usually imagine such gatherings in one of two ways: 1) A dusty university auditorium half-filled with nodding bluehairs and beard-stroking, ponytaile ...   More
Wednesday, February 14, 2001 Susan Wickstrom


What's Lucre Got to Do With It?Believe it or not, soul can't be bought at Sam Goody for $16.99.

Music Stories
As if it weren't bad enough the Vikings hauled their frozen Nordic keisters around the world (or, at least, what passed for the world in 1000 A.D.) to rape, pillage and plunder every society they ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 John Graham

Q&A--Craig Rosebraugh

Radical Mouthpiece

News Stories
Three years ago, even as the most visible protestor in Portland, Craig Rosebraugh had trouble getting much attention for his anti-capitalist and animal-rights causes (see "Saving the World One Cat at ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

Big Town, Little People

Queer Window
Recently, I received a missive that was drafted in such a way that I thought it was a press release. At the top it said: "PLEASE READ! I WAS RECENTLY A VICTIM OF A HATE CRIME." At the end it was s ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 Byron Beck


Live Nude Athene cunicularia!

On a lark, I tell my friend Ben I want to go birding with him sometime. A week later, I get an email: "A couple of people have reported a Burrowing Owl on Smithfield Road at Baskett Slough. It'll ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 Chris Barker


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