What's the Scenario?: Dope Reviewed


Movies & Television
One of the darlings of this year's Sundance Film Festival—and that sentence is enough for you to already have a pretty good idea if you're going to like this movie or not—Dope earned plenty of buzz and a big-time distribution deal.  If you've heard of it, you've probably heard that it's a film obsessed with '90s hip-hop. That's certainly true. It's a movie that wants you to know it has ...   More
Thursday, June 18, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Scoop: Alberta's Nest Up In Smoke

Easy-sippin’ 190-proof gossip.

HOT IN HERRE: What’s up with random Alberta Street businesses catching on fire? In a scene reminiscent of the blaze that engulfed Aviary restaurant and Barista coffee shop a couple Fourths of    More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Q&A: Cool Nutz

The mayor of Portland rap on the n-word, Macklemore and giving back.

Music Stories
Among other nicknames, Cool Nutz has sometimes been referred to as “the mayor.” He remains, after 20 years of making music in Portland, the most visible face of this city’s hip-hop scene.    More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

The MusicfestNW Diaries 2011: Friday

Teens take the Roseland.


Day three of our five-day MFNW blog, and we're finally getting into the thick of things: big acts, big crowds, and, inevitably today, big hangovers.--- Today’s contributors, in order of appearance: Chris Stamm, Matthew P Singer, Ruth Brown, Arya Imig, Maggie Summers, Robert Ham, Nathan Carson, Mark Stock, Reed Jackson, Nikki Volpicelli, Devan Cook.10:30 am @ Doug Fir A rather long line for this ...   More
Saturday, September 10, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Mack to the Future

Seattle's Macklemore is sincere, independent and huge. Is this the new face of hip-hop?

Cover Story
“See everybody’s striving for that same shit/ To get paid and make it/ And I’ll be honest, I’m trying to become famous” —“Ego” (2005) Ben Haggerty has lost his train of thought. Mom   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN


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