Article Archive

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

Casey Jarman Stares Down Death

Death: An Oral History Prepares You for the Inevitable

Rolling Blackouts is an Ambitious Muddle

Sarah Glidden Explores Conflicts in the Middle East and Ethics in Comics Journalism

Jinkx Monsoon, Homecoming Queen

The Legendary Local Drag Queen is Back in The Vaudevillians

Hir: Love, War, and Vomit

Challenging Gender Norms in Defunkt Theatre’s Gut-Wrenching Family Drama

Assistance Portrays the Sad Desk Life a Little Too Well

When Your Protagonists Are Named Nick and Nora, You Know Things Are Dire

Put Your Pinkies Up at Adelina Books

Portland’s Newest Bookstore is a Safe Space for Art and Film Snobs

Shawn Levy Recounts the Sweet Life

Dolce Vita Confidential: A Look into Postwar Italy’s Blossoming Film Industry

Is it Possible to Really See Andy Warhol?

Maybe Not. But the Baby Angels and Cartoon Cats Make PAM’s Show Worth Your While.

Cured at Last

Founding Member of the Cure Lol Tolhurst Opens Up About His Personal Disintegration in a New Memoir

Claire Rudy Foster’s Literature of Addiction

The Title of I’ve Never Done This Before is a Lie.

Nell Zink’s Nicotine is a Gentle Indictment of Fake Shamans and Empty Idealism

I Only Wish I Didn’t Have to Bring Jonathan Franzen Into It

Our Picks for the All Jane Comedy Fest

From Maria Bamford to Irene Tu, Here’s What Not to Miss

Stellar Jokes (and Gentleman Callers)

Get Ready for Bri Pruett’s One-Woman Show

My Private Property Hangs the World with “Fresh Paint” Signs

Mary Ruefle Blends Poetry, Prose, and Colors in Her Exquisite New Book

Here is Dame Darcy, Your Comics Queen

The World is Catching Up with Her—Just in Time for The Meat Cake Bible

The Gun Show Won’t Be a Hit with Everyone

But It Starts a Crucial Conversation About America

Adam Conover, Sharp-Dressed Knowledge Genie

The Comedian Proves That Information is Power—And Also Ruinous

It’s Hard to Make it in Hollywood. It’s Harder if You Aren’t Human.

From an Orange is the New Black Writer, Trevor Is a Poignant, Funny Account of a Showbiz Chimp

Intersect Fest’s Punk Ethos

Now in Its Second Year, the DIY Showcase Celebrates Portland Artists of Color

Your Guide to the Symphonic Season

There’s a Lot More Than Pokémon in the Oregon Symphony’s 2016/17 Concerts

PICA Puts Down Roots

At This Year’s Time-Based Art Festival, the Stakes Are Higher

Big Big Wednesday Is “A Beautiful Object”

The Local Literary Journal Looks to the Future

Wordstock’s Challenge: Too Many Readers

2,500 People Were Expected at Last Year’s Festival. 8,500 Showed Up. Here’s How the Organizers Plan to Meet the Demand This Time Around.

Fall Arts & Culture Guide

It’s Peak Art Season in Portland. Here’s Your Game Plan.

Poking the Hornets’ Nest with Eric Andre

Fresh off His RNC Antics, the Provocative Comedian Comes to Portland

Flora’s Analog Perfection

Land Gallery’s All-Women, Lo-Tech Art Show Is Everything

What's So Funny About the Naked Trump Statue?

The Stumptown Improv Festival Returns

The Fest’s Founders on Their New Venue, This Year’s Lineup, and Idle Gossip

Please Kill Me Turns 20

Revisiting Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain’s Essential History of Punk

Theater Has a Well-Documented Diversity Problem. One Local Company Has a Possible Solution.

For the Next Three Seasons, Profile Theatre Will Only Produce Plays by Women and People of Color.

Dead People Problems

Weekend at Bernie’s Is a Vulgar Delight

Vision Quest's Adult Funnies

Did You Know Portland Has a Free Comics Newspaper?

From Conduit to White Bird, Portland Dance Goes Back on Pointe

After a Year of Challenges, Portland Dance Companies Rally for Spring

Spring Is Coming

Prepare with the Mercury's Essential Guide to Arts and Culture

Walidah Imarisha’s North Star

Angels with Dirty Faces Takes on the Prison Industrial Complex

The Improbable Ascension of Noel Fielding

The Comedian of Mighty Boosh Renown Crosses the Pond

Sallie Tisdale's Antidote to Clickbait

Violation Finds the Art in Artlessness

Samantha Wall Makes the Invisible Visible

The Contemporary Northwest Art Award Winner's Larger-Than-Life Drawings Explore Multiracial Identity

The Narrow Door, Left Open

Paul Lisicky's Love Letter to a Friend

A Remarkable Journey Rewrites the Classical Music Canon

Portland Chamber Music's Anya Kalina on the Importance of African American Women Composers

Experts Critique Portland's Most Famous Public Art

Our Critics Take a Hard Look at Art You See Every Day—from "Portlandia" to "Joan of Arc"
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