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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

The Body Horror of Illness, Poverty, and Time

I Should Have Listened to Anne Elizabeth Moore

Where To See Theater, Stand-Up, or Improv in Portland

There Really is Something for Everyone—Even If You’re a Teen

The Best Places to Read, Buy Books, and See Art

Men Without Women’s Dick Lit

Men’s Insecurities Are Exposed in Murakami’s Latest

Portland Playhouse Delivers the World’s Saddest TED Talk

Dead Languages and Smart Contradictions in The Language Archive

Portland Art Galleries are the Distraction We Need!

Whether It’s Corey Arnold’s Blind Eagles or Nationale’s Social Justice Print Initiative, It’s Time to Look at Something That Isn’t Your Phone

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
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