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Writing compelling copy about the country’s largest Christian rock festival takes a rare breed of writer. Infusing the power of shared human experience and the complexity of multigenerational    More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 EMILEE BOOHER

Giant Cavalia Tent Lands in Portland

It's big, it's white, and it's now in the Pearl District


There is a giant white four-tower tent on NW 12th and Quimby. Why? 
Cavalia, the traveling show that mixes performing arts with equestrian and mystical costumes, has just landed, literally, in Portland. Along with a staff of 100+ people and a whole bunch of horses, creator Normand Latourelle brings to town what is suppose...   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by EMILEE BOOHER

VIDEO: Podnah's Pit

Inside the kitchen of WW's Restaurant of the Year

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As revealed in WW's 2011 Restaurant Guide (which hit streets today! Go. Read.), our newly minted Restaurant of the Year is Killingsworth BBQ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by EMILEE BOOHER

VIDEO: Natural Selection

Inside the kitchen of WW's Restaurant of the Year runner-up

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While WW's 2011 Restaurant of the Year is a meat-lover's mecca, our runner-up, Natural Selection, is 100% flesh free...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by EMILEE BOOHER

Pop Art

The baroque Coke of Soda Pagoda.


Food Reviews & Stories
Richard Anders places a yellow, 8-ounce soda can labeled “Bird’s Nest” on the table in front of me. “It’s made with white fungus and bird spit,” he says. The beverage is cloudy and has t   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 EMILEE BOOHER

Q&A: Jim Lommasson

The Portland photographer tells the story of Oregon’s Iraqi refugees.


Visual Arts
Portland photographer Jim Lommasson is a storyteller. He has two documentary books under his belt, Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice, and the Will to Survive in American Boxing Gyms and Oaks Park Pentim   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 EMILEE BOOHER

Cut of the Day: Strength, "Overheat (Deelay Ceelay Remix)"

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As I listen to Deelay Ceelay's remix of "Overheat," a song by fellow Portland band Strength, I close my eyes and try to imagine what kind of videos the duo would craft to play alongside of it in a performance. I'm seeing fluidly moving colors, graceful modern dancers and a smoky silhouette of a saxophone player (think less upbeat disco-dance; more sexy underground-trance).
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Thursday, September 29, 2011 by EMILEE BOOHER

Textual Taboos

Celebrate Banned Books Week with some censored literature. Like Where's Waldo?

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Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1) is a nationwide celebration that highlights banned or challenged books and educates readers of their First Amendment rights. Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the ACLU of Oregon is running several events in Portland, including a    More
 
Friday, September 23, 2011 by EMILEE BOOHER

VIDEO: Portland Taxidermy

Mounting a mouse with taxidermist Debee Smith

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In light of the story on Portland's growing taxidermy scene in WW, The Right Stuffing, we sent A&C intern Emilee Booher to film exactly what goes into mounting a dead animal.WARNING: This video shows a dead mouse being cut open and turned inside out. If that kind of thing upsets you, don't watch.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by EMILEE BOOHER

Them's Fightin' Words

Portland writers talk smack before Literary Death Match.

LET'S GET IT ON, C'MON!

Literary Death Match is an author reading that packs a punch. The goal is simple: to join writing and comedy in literary matrimony over the course of one raucous evening. Co-created by Todd Zuniga, founding editor of Opium Magazine, the reading series has spread to 37 cities...   More
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by EMILEE BOOHER
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