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Hotseat: Sharon Needles

Meet the dark, spooky future of drag.


Q & A
Sharon Needles is more Marilyn Manson than Monroe. Drag’s biggest name at the moment, Needles shocks by taking her characters to dark places rather than glamorous ones. For example, she won her    More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 AARON SPENCER

Perfume Genius: Tuesday, April 17

Mike Hadreas’ music is plenty family-friendly—he just comes from an intense family.


Music Stories
[EDGY POP] You might remember Perfume Genius’ little YouTube scandal from January. The act’s label, Matador, says a video advertisement for Perfume Genius’ new album, Put Your Back N 2 It,    More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 AARON SPENCER

Mayoral Madness: Bud Clark Regional Round 3

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The Bud Clark regional—named after the most gregarious mayor the city ever produced—has been oddly deserted over the first two rounds, perhaps because the frontrunner is a dessert.

Maybe if we had put googly eyes on it, you'd have been more passionate about the bacon maple bar—or as we call her at the office, Miss Piggy Tree-sap. And if only Tres Shannon had not recused himself in ord...   More
 
Thursday, March 29, 2012 by AARON SPENCER

Mattilda Sycamore, Why Are Faggots So Afraid Of Faggots?

Queering consumerist culture.


Books
Some gay people prefer to be called faggots. Well, let me rephrase that—some queers prefer to be called faggots. The word “faggot,” much like “queer,” has been reappropriated as a word o   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 AARON SPENCER

The Conquistador: Spanish Fly


Bar Reviews
Since it opened in December, The Conquistador (2045 SE Belmont St.) has been one of the most popular neighborhood spots in Southeast Portland. It’s a creation of Casey Maxwell, owner of the Mata   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 AARON SPENCER

TARDIS Room: Fish and Spaceships


Bar Reviews
For those of you who don’t have BBC America, Doctor Who is a long-running TV show about a time-traveling alien. So if you fancy some sci-fi geekery and a chance to get off with some authentic fi   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 AARON SPENCER
 

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