Home · Articles · Features · Culture Features
 

Willie Weed: Weed vs. Speed

Pot: It’s not just for slackers anymore.


Culture Features
Since I was very young, I’ve had a hard time focusing. My brain is like a bumblebee, clumsily flitting from place to place, picking up pollen here and there. Since the day I hit puberty, I’d   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Willie Weed: Weed Shall Overcome

Deep in my heart, I do believe...


Culture Features
Very soon, on what is likely to be a cloudy day, storefronts across Portland’s plucky northernmost suburb will be front and center for one of America’s newest and nuttiest experiments. The q   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Chappelle’s Non-Show

Remembering the night Dave Chappelle took over Portland—and didn’t even perform.


Culture Features
Forget the Arab Spring: For me, the true power of social media emerged on July 14, 2009, the day Dave Chappelle shut down Portland. A rumor, spread via Twitter, that the elusive comic was planni   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Slick Gear

Stuff to help you enjoy riding your bike for the six wet months to come.


Culture Features
Photos by Misha Ashton mooreThere’s a lot to be said for biking in the rain. Sure, Portland’s winter skies are gray and leaky and the sun falls behind the West Hills so, so fast. On the othe   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Scene Setter

Newcomer Amy Miller explains Portland’s comedy booms and busts.


Culture Features
Cat photos. Cat photos. Girls in yoga pants. Cat photos. Tupac shrine. Pizza. Purple weed. Arrested Development GIFs. Wait, what’s this on my Tumblr feed? Oh, it’s Beaverton-bred standup comic Ian   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pac From the Grave

128 bytes and 35 years later, people are still making new games for the Atari 2600.


Culture Features
One summer day in 1989, my family found an Atari 2600 at a yard sale. Even then, it was a wood-paneled relic of a simpler time, before slap bracelets or mutated turtles. My parents were happy to   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Vanifest Destiny: Vanzanita

I get booted from a beach town by the cops and give deep thought to the van plan.


Culture Features
Is this what a tsunami feels like? That’s what I thought as I awoke to find my home violently rocking back and forth. I cursed myself for not paying attention to the tsunami evacuation route s   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 PETE COTTELL

The Power of Grayskull

Tom Cook drew your favorite Saturday-morning cartoons.


Culture Features
You’ve seen Tom Cook’s work. You don’t know the name, but if you’ve seen He-Man, The Smurfs, later Scooby-Doo or Flintstones, or a host of other Reagan-era cartoons, you’ve seen a panel or   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

2013 Fall Arts Preview


Culture Features
Theater Foxfinder Putting parables onstage is an often iffy endeavor, but there’s no denying the impact of a successfully staged allegory. British playwright Dawn King’s Foxfinder, making it   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Automatic for the People

Portland has vending machines with Neil Young singles, guitar strings, pregnancy tests and lap-dance coupons.


Culture Features
Smitty’s Vending is where vending machines go when they die. At this metal graveyard on busy Southeast Main Street, Pepsi logos fade gently on a bed of broken glass behind barbed wire and a lock   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close