Pink Martini Bandleader Thomas Lauderdale Trashes Arts Tax, Mulls Running for Mayor


Every so often, Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale talks about running for Portland mayor. It's less common for him to describe the Portland Arts Tax as "a fucking disaster."Lauderdale does both in a new interview in the magazine Artslandia, where he bashes the city's $35-a-person tax to fund arts teachers in schools and—with a little prompting from interviewer Stephen Marc Beaudoin—says ...   More
Monday, January 12, 2015 AARON MESH

The It List: The Top 10 Things in Portland and the World


Each week our culture scientists rank their 10 favorite things in the universe. The resulting list is infallible. The list is perfect. If you don't agree with the list, you are wrong. Some items may stay atop the list for weeks, others may only make a brief appearance. Some items are Portland-centric, but only because Portland is at the center of the universe. Please do not write to us, asking ...   More
Monday, February 18, 2013 WW Culture Staff


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