Arts & Culture

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A.P. Herbert is the master satirist you never knew

1950s England. The Russian War is over. The Soviets have been destroyed by their own incompetency. Satellite countries have risen up and destroyed the sickle and hammer with help from…
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The interior of PSU's book of hours. Christian Profeta/PSU Vanguard

Bound in history

Pass by the elevators in the Branford Price Millar Library and you might notice a curious array of ancient texts and the tools used to create them. Nestled discreetly among…
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Horoscopes for the week of May 17

Gemini May 21-June 20 Okay, so do you remember, like, last Thursday when you did that screening of Clueless or whatever? Oh my god, that friend that your friend brought…
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Polaris Dance ends season with eight performances

Polaris Dance Theatre presented their final performance of the season, 1+1=ONE, on May 9 at their warehouse location in SW Portland. Polaris celebrated their 13th season this year. The show featured…
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Courtesy of Edsel Little through Creative Commons

Oye como va, burritos!

Look into any college student’s mini-fridge and I bet you’ll find some shitty frozen burritos. Why eat something that resembles Mexican food when you can make your own? All you…
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Anime club to host Gunpla-building workshop

The PSU anime club will host a Gunpla-building event on, May 21, from 4–8 p.m. Gunpla is a portmanteau of the words Gundam and plastic, a Japanese amalgamation of two English…
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‘Monster on the Hill’ comic is a beast to get through

When I started reading Rob Harrell’s Monster on the Hill, I definitely expected a lighthearted, childlike story; a town terrorized by Rayburn, a monster with chicken legs, a pig butt…
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Pride in May splashes into the Rec Center

The Queer Resource Center and Campus Recreation partnered for Splash Mob: Pride Edition to share campus resources with students, such as gender-neutral changing rooms, last Friday. The QRC-sponsored Splash Mob:…
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Russian gaming godfather and Nival CEO Sergey Orlovskiy tests a first-generation prototype of the Oculus Rift technology. Courtesy of  Sergey Galyonkin through Creative Commons via Flickr

A virtual journey through grief

The Portland Virtual Reality Meetup will hold their monthly meeting at the eBay community lounge on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. Kent Bye, host of the Voices of VR podcast and…
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The wristwatch—a timeless tradition

How often do you see someone wearing a wristwatch? Not very often, I’ll wager, unless it’s a smartwatch that’s no doubt connected to a smartphone. But let’s be honest: that’s…
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The luau featured a wide variety of dances representing cultures from all across the Pacific. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Student-run luau brings Pacific Island culture to Portland

Hundreds of Portlanders entered the Stott Center Arena to attend Portland State’s Pacific Islanders Club’s 13th annual luau. The luau—which was held on May 9 this year—is an evening celebration…
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