The Wizard of Aaahs

OMSI psychoanalyzes Dorothy’s dreams.


Movie Reviews & Stories
During the past 76 years, people have spent a lot of time trying to get inside Dorothy’s pigtailed head in The Wizard of Oz. Scholars have pored over every frame of the 1939 film. Following the horr   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: The Empirical Strikes Back

OMSI goes really, really big, with a Sci-Fi Film Fest.


Movie Reviews & Stories
With science-fiction films, bigger is always better. Whether in the tight corridors of Alien or the cityscapes of Dark City, increasing your viewing radius even a couple of inches can transform an a   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 AP KRYZA

Buy PDX: Pacific Northwest Shipyards, Runway Shows and Hangover Sales

A weekly roundup of retail sales and events.

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Features
Editor's Note: Portland, you're savvy. But you're also thrifty. That's why we're bringing you Buy PDX, a weekly roundup of retail events and sales around Portland. Every Tuesday, we'll let you know the best places to drop your precious dollars. Photographer Mark Fitzgerald’s prints from his Ship Shaping series caught the attention of an industrial corporation, which purchased every print before ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 KATHRYN PEIFER

Science and Industry

OMSI eyes becoming a real-estate developer. Its neighbors fear a Pearl District 2.0.


News Stories
For more than half a century, School Specialty Co. of Oregon has operated behind green loading docks at Southeast Taylor Street and 3rd Avenue, making cheerleader pompoms.    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 AARON MESH

Headout: Radical Theory

How a physicist looks at Burnside Skatepark.


Headout
Skateboarding, physics tells us, is a constant fight against gravity. Features like curves and ramps in a skatepark are laid out to increase velocity and create a continuous ride. Skateboarders    More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 LYLA ROWEN

Hotseat: David Tyler

A UO Chemistry professor answers the age-old Question, “paper or plastic?” Don’t even ask about cotton.


Q & A
A chemist walks into a bar and tells the hipsters drinking there that their locally brewed organic ale is bad for the environment. There’s no punch line: Beer is just one of the many beloved t   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 CATALINA GAITAN

Head2Head: Car2Go Vs. The Future of Transportation

Willamette Week's correspondent thinks the future has a long way to go.


Arts & Books
It isn’t often one gets invited to participate in a revolution of the future, but that’s just what OMSI did. “Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation,” a car showcase at OMSI on Saturday, July 13, was our local science museum's way to allow the Big Three and their Eurasian cohorts to show off their vision of the four-wheeled “future of transportation” to bike- and transit-loving ...   More
 
Monday, July 15, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Have A Fossil-Fuel-Free Weekend, Courtesy of PSU

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News
In an effort to assess Portlanders’ actual enthusiasm for electric cars, Portland State University is conducting a survey about them—and they are dangling the possibility of winning prizes if you take part.People filling out the survey—which seeks opinion about cars and foreign oil—are put into a raffle to win an all-electric weekend.The winner gets a to drive a Nissan Leaf—the first completely ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

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