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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.

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


"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


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

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

Q&A: Madeline Burrows

The actor and activist, who went undercover in the anti-abortion movement, discusses her one-woman show.


When Madeline Burrows was in college, her thesis research didn’t just take her into the bowels of the library—it took her into the depths of the anti-abortion movement. Burrows, who graduated from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 2013, spent two years performing undercover research in anti-abortion organizations, emerging with a one-woman piece of political theater that exposes the absurd...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by KATHRYN PEIFER

Just Opened: Tartuffe

A review of Post5 Theatre's production of Molière’s farce.


Molière’s 17th-century comedy Tartuffe gets a Texas twang and country tunes in this rollicking Post5 Theatre production directed by Tobias Andersen. It’s the story of unyielding patriarch Orgon (Keith Cable), who is entranced by Tartuffe (Garland Lyons), a slimy charlatan who wears a veneer of religious zeal and lusts after Orgon’s ...   More
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by KATHRYN PEIFER

Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction

A hairy biped takes on survival of the fittest.

“One weedy species” will destroy earth as we know it, writes Elizabeth Kolbert in The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Henry Holt and Co., 336 pages, $28). As you might guess, we are that   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

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