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Deal Or No Deal

Who in the devil was Robert Johnson?


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Robert Johnson is, in many ways, an American myth. Like Johnny Appleseed’s and Billy the Kid’s, Johnson’s biography has long been obscured by fantasy—most notably, the legend that he met the   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Tune With A View

The Crystal Hotel suggests you sleep on these songs.


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Like indie bands playing a match of “Dueling Banjos,” Portland’s hoteliers keep upping the ante on rock ’n’ roll accommodations. (You still must supply your own vomit to drown in.) McMena   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 AARON MESH

What Would Jesus Chew?

A world tour of Easter eats.


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Easter is a magical time of the year—when carpenters rise from the dead and bunnies poop out chocolate eggs. There are hundreds of regional riffs on the celebration around the world: In the Czech    More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN, KAREN LOCKE

Vinyl Destination

Our top three picks for record-store day.


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These days, almost every hobby, obsession and food gets its own holiday. April is full of especially weird celebrations—it’s National Pecan Month, in case you forgot about the existence of the “all-American nut”—and Saturday, April 16, is no exception: It’s National Eggs Benedict Day   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Nature Lover

Doing it like they do on the Sundance Channel.


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Italian-born Isabella Rossellini was formerly best known for her famous parents, modeling career, roles in over 40 films, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, three books and shacking up with Martin    More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Ball Busters

Art-golf and cocktails combine to fill a gaping cultural hole.


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Portland! We lead the world in pinball bars, artery-clogging street food and impractical bicycles. Our dominance in childish pursuits for adults is so universally renowned that it’s generated doz   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Portland Noir

Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth give PDX the private-dick treatment.


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Dex is a female private investigator with a gambling problem. Her business slogan is “Taking a beating so you don’t have to,” and she’s inches away from some serious punches if she doesn’   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Oh, No! It’s Devo

Which is weirder? Devo or Portland?


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Devo has been popular since the ’80s. | Portland has been popular since 2001. Devo has punk-rock roots. | Portland has rootless street punks. Devo’s coolest offshoot is the Wipeouters. | Portlan   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 KEVIN DAVIS

From Page To Plate

Nostrana and Chef Gabrielle Hamilton make memories out of Blood, Bones and Butter.


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Gabrielle Hamilton has a childhood memory of her French, ballet-dancer mother traipsing across the yard of a New Jersey dairy farm in heels and a silk scarf, smoking a cigarette, as she purchased h   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Road Trip

Matt McCormick takes a look in Oregon’s rear-view mirror.


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These are golden days for local filmmaker and artist Matt McCormick. His first feature film, Some Days Are Better Than Others, debuted last week at the Portland International Film Festival, and than   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 RICHARD SPEER
 

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