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Full of Secrets

Revisiting The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

The Talented Ones’ Risky Humor

Yussef El Guindi is Back with a Comedy About Personal Failure and Political Realities

HYMN Space’s After-Hours Community

In An Ever-Changing City, A New Venture Brings Artists and Freelancers Together Outside the 9 to 5 Grind

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is Back

Prepare Yourself with the Mercury’s Picks

Andrea Stolowitz’s Journey Will Jolt You Awake

Charting Genocide, Diaspora, and Family Histories in Berlin Diary

Reviving the Horror and Humanity of Medea

Imago Brings the Classic Play to Its Famous “Floating” Stage

Load Up Your Minimalist Calendar with the Mercury’s Design Week Picks

From the Art of Politics to Marie Antoinette’s Petticoats, There’s Something For Everyone

The Book of Joan: Oh, Dear

Lidia Yuknavitch’s Sci-Fi Novel Misses the Mark, and We All Go Flying into the Void

Comics Artists Jeff Lemire Goes Further North in Roughneck

It’s a Story About Canada and Hockey and Snow—and a Return to Form for the Essex County Author

Gout Jokes and Open-Carry Confusion with Kyle Kinane

There’s More to the Comedian Than Meets the Eye

Slow Your Roll, Iron Fist—We’re Talking Esoteric Comics With Ron Regé Jr.

Also Discussed: Wonder Woman’s Goddess Origins and the Holy Grail

Tender Table Honors Food and Family

Inside the New Pop-up Storytelling Series

Mommy Cobra

Catching Up with New Comedy Star (and Mother) Ali Wong

Palindrome Champ Mark Saltveit Gives Up His Crown (For Now)

Portland’s King of the Word Nerds Will Be Back This Spring

Cork Dork Instructs and Delights

Bianca Bosker Takes the Snobbery Out of Wine Writing

Fuck Politeness

My Favorite Murder Reclaims True Crime for Women

At Last, A Feminist Manifesto for Brocialists

Or, I Read Jessa Crispin’s New Book and I Have Regrets

Black Sun Is About Worth & Beauty

The New Play Is for Our Black Sons and Daughters

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace’s Hero Dysphoria

A Korean Adoptee Tries to Make (and Do) Good in Patty Cottrell’s Fearless, Tragicomic debut

Morgan Parker Writes About Beyoncé and the World Beyoncé Lives in

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé is About More Than the Poetics of Pop Culture

Geek Out and Get Woke with These Essential Podcasts

From Whiskey Sour Feelings Hour to Pod Save America, Here’s What’s Keeping Us Sane

Laura E. Hall, Escape Artist

Get Trapped With Portland’s Leading Escape Room Designer

The Shirley Jackson Project is Like a Collection of Ghost Stories

Portland Comic Artists Share Their Passion for Shirley Jackson, Queen of Gloom

Spring Forward

The Sun is Returning. Put Down Your Dystopian Literature and Get Out There with Our Guide to Arts and Culture

Move Over, Maru. Make Way, Lil Bub!

It’s Oregon Cats’ Time to Shine at a New Cat Video Festival

Inside Stream PDX’s Mobile Recording Studio

How an Airstream Trailer on NE MLK is Making Podcasting More Accessible

To the Shire!

Appreciating John Yeon, Portland’s Unsung Hero of Architecture

Rethinking the Canon

Portland Writer/Artist Dao Strom Discusses a New Local Effort to Showcase Authors of Color

In The Black, Intisar Abioto Documents Connection, Community, and Place

The Black Portlanders Photographer Traces Black Roots in Portland and Beyond

David Duchovny Through the Ages

An Authoritative Timeline of David Duchovny Through the Ages

Universal Harvester’s Movie Madness

Checking Out John Darnielle’s New Novel

Black People Being Funny

The NW Black Comedy Festival Launches This Week

Taking a Journey Here Tonight...With Renaissance Man David Duchovny

He Acts! He Directs! He Writes! He... Sings?

Profile Theatre’s New Season Is Already Great

Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue Captures the Tenor of a Country at War with Itself

Sarah Manguso’s Book of Dread

300 Arguments You’ll Either Love or Hate

If You’ve Ever Worked Retail, Third Rail Has Your Number

The Flick Captures a Shifting Film Industry from Small-Town New England

Laurie Frankel’s Fabulous Child

In This Is How It Always Is, the Northwest Author Combines Domestic Drama and Trans Kid Fairy Tale

Shocked, I Am Shocked!

New Order Bassist Peter Hook Reveals Rock Band Did Lots of Drugs and Sex

You’re in a Cult, Call Your Dad!

Carnivora’s Jump Scares and Abject Sorrow

Nariko Ott Heads East

The Perpetually Mustachioed Comedian Stops in on His Way Out

New Year, New Work at Fertile Ground

Check the Temperature of Portland Theater with the Annual Festival

Murakami’s Book of Conversations with Conductor Seiji Ozawa Disappoints

Absolutely on Music Isn’t Likely to Satisfy Fans of Either Person

Scrappy and Self-Aware

Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody Keeps it Real

Doug Loves Movies: Now More Than Ever

We Need Doug Benson’s Stoner Comedy and Pop Culture Chatter

At Portland Center Stage, On the Road to Nowhere

The Oregon Trail Is Not as Fun as The Oregon Trail

Aaron Gilbreath on Loving the Questions

The Local Essayist Considers Everything We Don’t Know

In Defense of David Sedaris

Don’t Step to Me That He Isn’t Deep.

Chelsea Cain Leaves Twitter Following Sexist Harassment

The Local Author’s Experience Speaks to a Larger Problem of Online Abuse
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