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UPRISE Fuses Politics with Choreography

In an Uncertain World, Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater Keeps Moving Forward

Ai Weiwei Captures an Overwhelming Human Flow

The Chinese Artist’s Film About the Global Refugee Crisis Packs a Wallop

Eileen Myles’ New Book is All About Her Dog (Unfortunately)

On Afterglow (A Dog Memoir) and the Complacency of Literary Success

Toward a Less Cranky Union with Andy Zaltzman

The Comedian’s New Tour is a Salve for Disaffected News Junkies

At Shaking the Tree, Anti-Fascist Theater Is Relevant Again

It’s Alive and Well in Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Joe Hagan on the Rise of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone

Sticky Fingers: A Crawl Through Rock and Roll Journalism and American History

From Portland Chefs, Two Surprisingly Accessible New Cookbooks—And One Fancy-Pants One

Maya Lovelace’s Pimento Mac ’n’ Cheese and Ava Gene’s Salad Niçoise In Your Kitchen? It Can Be Done!

From Magic Realism to Spatial Imaginaries

October’s Art Shows and Performances to Have on Your Radar

Nicole Krauss Transforms What We Think We Know

The Novelist’s Latest, Forest Dark, Questions Everything

Don’t Walk Out of An Octoroon

Or You’ll Miss the Unsettling Brilliance of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Barrett Martin Travels the World

In The Singing Earth, Music is the Antidote to Isolationist Politics

Comedy Has a Diversity Problem.

Take My Wife’s Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Know How to Fix It.

TBA Is Happening

What We Saw and Loved in the First Week of the Performance Festival

The IPRC’s Narrow Escape

How the Publishing Organization Faced Portland’s Rental Crisis—and Survived

Peak Theater Season Is Here

Do It Right with Becca Blackwell’s Gender Inquiry, BoomArts’ Anticapitalist Preacher, and Bertolt Brecht Himself

In Sleeping Beauties, It’s Ladies’ Night!

Here Comes Stephen King and Owen King’s Father-Son Magical Feminist Thriller

Carmen Maria Machado’s Writing Lit Me on Fire

Couple Fights, Fucking, and SVU in Her Body and Other Parties

Local Essentials for TBA

Because Art Isn’t Really a Once-a-Year Kind of Thing

WolfBird Dance Choreographs Feminism

Where to Wear What Hat Shows the Reach of Gender Roles

Ari Shapiro is Coming Home!

The NPR Host Brings His Solo Show to Portland

Jen Kirkman Returns to Portland with New Material

The Veteran Comedian Takes on Politics (and Dreams of QVC)

The Mercury’s Fall Arts & Culture Guide

The Only Guide You’ll Need to This Season’s Finest Books, Visual Art, and NPR Hosts Singing Songs

The Future Is Still Female in Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

Bend the Knee to Anne Helen Petersen’s Unruly Women

Meet The New and Improved Minority Retort

The Showcase Returns—with New Personnel and Headliner Debbie Wooten

Project Object’s Ice Cream and Teva Tans

The Radical Fun of Unobstructed Views

Zachary Schomburg’s Mastadon Marathon: An Appreciation

Get into the Weirdness of the Portland Poet’s Debut Novel, Mammother

In Our Hot, Choked City, Third Rail’s Lungs Resonates

Just Don’t Read the Program First.

Her Own Wings Remakes a Local Icon

At Land Gallery, Visions of the Portlandia That Could Have Been

Sherman Alexie Canceled His Book Tour. You Should Still Read His Book.

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me Is a Powerful Work of Witness and Experimentation

Galaxy Dance Festival’s Experimental, International Vibe

Polaris Dance Theatre’s Annual Festival Makes the World of Dance Accessible

Meet Me in the Bathroom and New York’s Last Gasp of Cool

Lizzy Goodman’s Oral History Falls Prey to the Format’s Shortcomings

At Elizabeth Leach Gallery, No More Boring Art

John Baldessari’s Picaresque Conceptual Work Comes to Portland

Into The Dark Dark

The Extraordinary and the Familiar Intertwine in Samantha Hunt’s Debut Story Collection

Nicole Georges’ Dog Star

Fetch Is For Anyone Who’s Ever Really Loved A Dog

Fischli and Weiss Meets Clarissa Explains It All

Please Enjoy Killjoy Collective’s Cheeky Resistance

The Pleasing Minimalism of Kate Berube

How the Author Went from Illustrating Iconic Portland Zines to Taking Over Children’s Literature

In Which Portland Finally Gets its Own Sketch Comedy Fest

Prepare Yourself for the First Annual Portland Sketch Comedy Festival!

Scorpiono Rising

Portland’s Very Own Broad City

Pop Gun War’s Magic Explosion-ism

Farel Dalrymple’s Surrealist Comic Book is Action-Packed as All Hell

Human Being’s Art Behind Bars

Gallery 116 Spotlights Work by Incarcerated Artists

Sex, Death, and Prelude to Bruise

Disparate Universes and Everyday Violence in Prelude to Bruise

Hunger Satisfies

Roxane Gay’s New Memoir Fills a Void in the Literary World

Slouching Toward the Beltway in Kill All Normies

Angela Nagle on the Monstrous Rise of the Alt-Right

Sister Cities

True Portland: Our Town Through the Lens of Tokyo

26 Miles: Get Out of Here, Jack Kerouac

Quiara Alegría Hudes and the Dream of the Female Road Narrative

The Pleasing Idiosyncrasy of Isadora

Amelia Gray Humanizes the Mother of Modern Dance

Dance Magic Dance with The Goblin King

At Trip the Dark, Dance for People Who Don’t Watch Dance

Pitch, Please!

Carolyn Main Kickstarts Her Hilarious Movie Pitch Card Game

Andie Main’s Comedy Church

Revolution Comedy is a Force for Good in an Uncertain World

Close Reading with Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile

The Minds Behind the Wholesome Brilliance of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
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