Arts & Culture

Pickathon festival goers take in Valerie June at the Starlight Stage. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Pickathon 2014 focuses on sustainability, diverse music selection

The Pickathon Music Festival, a celebration of music and sustainability, ran Aug. 1–3. The festival was hosted at Pendarvis Farm…
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These nasty undead knights are one of the enemies that you will encounter throughout Crown of the Sunken King. ©FromSoft

Prepare to buy Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King

July 22 saw the release of Crown of the Sunken King, the first DLC episode for FromSoftware’s Dark Souls II.…
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Portland comedian Adam Pasi, Portland's Funniest Person second place winner, during a previous performance at Helium Comedy Club. Photo by Christian Profeta

Steven Wilber wins 2014 Portland’s Funniest Person contest

Helium Comedy Club wrapped up the fourth annual Portland’s Funniest Person contest Tuesday, July 22 with a sold out final…
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Photo by Rosie Yanosko

Summer brining project: A recipe for homemade sauerkraut

Born and raised in a Polish home, I am no stranger to sauerkraut. Cabbage is practically in my blood. Though…
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A horse head-clad brony attends a panel featuring voice actress Ashleigh Ball at BronyCon. ©Hodgee Films (2014)

Out to pasture: A review of A Brony Tale

Bronies, grown men who are fans of the 2010 reboot of the My Little Pony animated series, are kind of…
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Rosace ceramic tile work decorating the roof of the praying room of the
Nasr Ol Molk Mosque (Qajar era) at Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran. Photo courtesy of Dynamosquito through Creative Commons

Andisheh Center to host 15th Annual Iranian Festival on campus

The Andisheh Center will host the 15th Annual Iranian Festival this Saturday, Aug. 2 in the South Park Blocks, between…
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The desert city of Ancheim makes for one of the more visually impressive locales throughout the game's plot. ©Square Enix

Anything but the default: A review of Bravely Default

In many ways, Bravely Default, a spin-off of Square Enix’s acclaimed Final Fantasy franchise of role-playing games, brings the series…
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Photo by Rosie Yanosko

Scrambled eggs redux: A recipe for chilaquiles

Traditionally made with stale tortillas, sauce and eggs, chilaquiles are a very economical comfort food. Often served for breakfast, they…
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Portland's Funniest Person semi-finalists wait to learn who advances to the finals. Photo by Christian Profeta

Portland comedy scene balloons at Helium competition

Local stand-up comedians competed in the semi-final rounds of Helium Comedy Club’s Fourth Annual Portland’s Funniest Person Contest on Tuesday,…
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Make your mark

The Portland State Hip-Hop Alliance will host the Make Your Mark jam on Saturday in the Smith Memorial Student Union…
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Illustration by Rachael Bentz

The Atomic Spectra of Love

Years ago, Tamela Clover watched an educational video about prairie voles. The video divided the voles into two groups: monogamous…
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