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Brian Doyle, The Plover

At sea.


Books
Mink River, the 2010 novel by University of Portland professor Brian Doyle, ends with protagonist Declan O’Donnell sailing away into vast sea. Four years later, O’Donnell is back in Doyle’   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Drank: Get Sprung

Taste-testing the crop of new and unfamiliar seasonal beers.


Drank
Spring is here—well, sort of—and with it a new crop of local brews. So far, 2014 looks to be the year of the citrus IPA, with a host of new fruit-forward pale ales landing on local taps and    More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Interview With A Vampire

The co-creator of the iconic game Myst turns to the big screen with a new mockumentary set in Portland.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In 1993, brothers Robyn and Rand Miller released a project that would change the face of computer gaming. The project, two years in the making, was Myst, a game that took players to the mysterio   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Headout: Tomorrow Changes

Ultra-modern architecture, then and now.


Headout
Hallock-McMillan Building Address: 237 SW Naito Parkway Known as: Downtown’s first and oldest commercial brick building. Year built: 1857 Architect: Absalom B. Hallock, who was Portland’s ��   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Just Opened: A Pigeon and a Boy

A review of Jewish Theatre Collaborative's adaptation of Meir Shalev's novel.

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Nobody really likes pigeons—they poo on your car windows and peck annoyingly for crumbs at the park. But the homing pigeons in Jewish Theatre Collaborative's adaption of Israeli author Meir Shalev’s novel A Pigeon and a Boy are sentimental reminders of the past, of loved ones and, most importantly, of home. The character...   More
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by KATHRYN PEIFER

Yoga Issue 2014: Shakti Swag

Locally made yoga gear for your practice, on and off the mat.


Featured Stories
1. Inner Fire Design Mythala mandala, $54; yoga mat bag, $64; etsy.com/shop/innerfiredesign. Inner Fire Design was established in 1998 by Cassi Rei Shenoa, who began sewing at age 10. Shenoa speci   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Headout: Temple of the Doomed

Archiving past Headout pages better off lost.


Headout
For 24 hours beginning at 10 am this Saturday, amateur librarians at the Independent Publishing Resource Center will play Indiana Jones. It’s not quite as exciting as it sounds. There will b   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Enlightenment Made Easiest

A attempted simplification of The Path to Awakening, which is itself an attempted simplification of Chekawa Yeshé Dorjé’s Training the Mind in Seven Points

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"Like the diamond, the sun, the medicinal tree, [Lojong] is the principle, ever precious discipline.” Or so writes Shamar Rinpoche, author of The Path to Awakening (Delphinium, 176 pages, $14.95). Lojong, also known as “mind training,” is a Tibetan Buddhist practice aimed at achieving the ultimate state of enlightenment. The book is intended as a condensed, simplified ...   More
 
Monday, March 17, 2014 by KATHRYN PEIFER

Macaromania

Taste-testing Portland macarons.


Food Reviews & Stories
For a dessert built from a frail little shell of egg white, the macaron has proven surprisingly durable. Back in February 2010, the confection’s burgeoning popularity was documented by NPR’s   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

Buy Local: Avant Garden

Cutting-edge local tools to make your spring ruts bear fruit.


Culture Features
In a city of backyard plots and community gardens, it shouldn’t surprise you that there’s also a bumper crop of local companies making tools for our own particular gardening needs—whether    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER
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