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Local Author David Biespiel Wins "Best Poetry of the Year" Award

Hooray for local artists getting national attention for their work!

David Biespiel, a beloved Portland-based poet and teacher, has just been awarded the Best Poetry of the Y...   More
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by India Nicholas

Only In PDXmas

From trail carols to NASCAR lights, Christmastime is here.

ILLUSTRATION: Adam KruegerThe start of the Christmas season in Portland has always been sparked by one particularly bright bulb—Rudolph’s red nose glowing forth from the Made in Oregon sig ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 India Nicholas

Tiger Lilly And Sunny Lu (Do Jump!)

Do Jump! creates catnip out of physical theater.

My college roommate is normal on the surface. But she is also a “cat person.” Cats on her T-shirts, cats on her coffee mugs, and two little cats in our apartment, Abraham and Blanket, who ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 India Nicholas

Once Bitten: Grilling Robert Pattinson's Twilight photo/stunt double Preston Johnson.

Preston Johnson, 22, had just gotten out of class in Eugene when he got the call from a casting agency: “Do you still have long hair?” they asked. A couple weeks, hair length confirmation and multiple auditions later, the University of Or...   More
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 by India Nicholas


Mom needs some flair. Something bright, and soft.

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Your answer to “What is your favorite Portland bridge?” says a lot about you. Are you showy like the Fremont? Flaky like the Sellwood? Reliable like the Marquam? Show how versatile ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 India Nicholas

Totless Bar

Bar Reviews
As its name implies, Jinx (232 NW 12th Ave., 224-0173) seems destined to fail. What was marketed as a martini-and-Tater-Tot bar turned out to be a boring, uppity Pearl District den—without a sin ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 India Nicholas

Chariots Of Mire

It’s Man (and Woman and Child) Vs. Mud Puddle at Dirdy Birdy.

All over Portland, runners with impressive speed and stamina—serious athletes—have been training to run a treacherous 5k race…in a gigantic pile of mud. The Dirdy Birdy is one of th ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 India Nicholas

Swingers Go Wild for Bill Plympton

On my way to Ron Jeremy's Club Sesso last night, I received a phone call from my father. “Be careful at that event, India… there will be some pretty unsavory characters present.” Unsavory? What did that...   More
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by India Nicholas

Live from Wordstock: Sherman Alexie

2 PM, Sunday, October 11 at the Oregon Convention Center

A Sherman Alexie reading is not like your typical Wordstock event. There were more...   More
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by India Nicholas

Monte Schulz

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Schulz, eldest son of the famed Peanuts creator, just released a new novel that follows farm boy Alvin through a cross-country journey in the pre-Great Depression era. Think that sounds like heavy lif ...   More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 India Nicholas
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