Live Review: Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

The theatrical circus returns with its genetically engineered super-humans.


Arts & Books
In case you missed the newspaper ads, radio and TV spots, Internet flash ads, billboards and plastered buses and Max trains, Cirque du Soleil is back in town. This time around the French-Canadian circus is exploring the secret life of insects in a new show, dubbed OVO. Not for those with entomophobia, the show begins in a warm and humid tent with the sounds of buzzing, clicking and whirring ...   More
Monday, April 9, 2012 by Penelope Bass

Almost Live: March Madness Edition

Live from the Rose Garden, it's the NCAA tournament.


We'll be liveblogging the NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden all day, right here. While you wait, work out who to cheer for in our "Should I Cheer for this College Basketball Team" Decision Tree.UPDATE 10:51 AM: Competitive basketball is being played at the Rose Garden. Better updates soon.10:58 AM: Welcome to soggy Portland, Oregon where the Davidson College Wildcats are attempting to avenge shocking ...   More
Thursday, March 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Upper Extremities #30: Batmen Q&A


I’ve listened to the four songs on Batmen’s 2010 demo hundreds of times since getting hipped to this mysterious (to me) Portland band early last year. During the months it took to log those hundreds of listens, I checked in on Batmen’s Facebook page once in a while to scope the scene, hoping for an update about new material, upcoming shows, t-shirts, head colds, whatever. But nope—nothing. ...   More
Friday, March 9, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Almost Live: Heat at Blazers (Heat Fan Edition)


hello cyber world. testing testing hopefully this works. trevor solomon here a big miami heat fan from the seikaly pearl washington days till the championship (thanks dwayne) and to even last year when we were really close and lost out. this year feels like a mission i tell you 8 straight wins, a broken nose, and very nice lead in the east i think our heat is looking good. ok starting lineups. heats ...   More
Thursday, March 1, 2012 Trevor Solomon

Cut of the Day: Don't, "Too Young"


Portland’s Don’t came together late in the members’ musical careers, and the experience and quality of influences they all bring to the table in this collaboration is evident from 2011 album Away Away's first track, “Too Young.” The track opens with an understated, melodic and fuzzy guitar riff before singer Jenny Don’t begins a casual wail eerily similar to the mellow cadence found with ...   More
Thursday, March 1, 2012 COLLIN GERBER

Megan Holmes on Tour: Lost in New York (NYC)

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Portland photographer and WW contributor Megan Holmes, who is touring with Talk Normal and Zola Jesus, reports from the road in this special new tour diary series.Let me give you a little context to my life at the moment. I've been spending the last two weeks in a whirlwind called New York. I took photos of Ida, saw an outdoor Vivian Girls show sponsored by Kate Spade, joined my friend dancing ...   More
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 LocalCut

Almost Live: Spurs at Blazers


Tim Duncan looks sad here because he's not playing tonight. I'm sad about it, too. One of my last chances to see one of the all-time greats and he's not in the building? That's a bit of a bummer. Though, honestly, I think the Spurs have a better chance of beating the Blazers from their bench than with a coupla tuckered-out veterans. [UPDATE: I was really, really wrong about this and clearly know nothing ...   More
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

How To: Stay Warm And Dry

Coping with Oregon sunshine through trial and error.

Culture Features
It’s possible to cycle across town on the coldest, wettest day Portland has to offer without even the slightest chill.  I suspect it is, anyway. Call me naive, but with an unlimited budget    More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR


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