Arts & Culture

Professor John Henley explains the impact of author Charles Dickens on American literature during his fall class, The Popular Book. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

Profile of an appraiser

Try to imagine an era in which Powell’s City of Books only had six employees including its owner, Walter Powell.…
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'I was the Cat,' by Paul Tobin and Benjamin Dewey. Oni Press/2014

The same thing we do every night, Burma

In writer Paul Tobin and illustrator Benjamin Dewey’s I Was the Cat, Allison Breaking is a news reporter at heart,…
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Forgive Me if I Told You this Before cover. Ooligan Press/2014

Ooligan Press to publish novel on equal rights fight

There is a new voice on the horizon. It’s the voice of author Karelia Stetz-Waters, whose new book, Forgive Me…
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Try borax, olive oil and grapefruit juice for a homemade facial cleanser. Photo by Christian Profeta

DIY beauty recipes to match your budget

Harsh winter weather can really do a number on skin. Between constant hand-washing to avoid getting the plague and dry,…
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Hard Girls' A Thousand Surfaces | Asian Man Records/2014

Hard Girls give listeners a glimpse of pop-punk perfection

Beyond being one of my favorite albums of 2014, A Thousand Surfaces from the California punk band Hard Girls is…
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Singer David Bello and keyboardist Katie Shanholtzer-Dvorak of The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die perform for a student audience at PSU's new Parkway North venue. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

Bands take stage at new university music venue

Portland State students and music fans citywide poured into the Smith Memorial Student Union on a frigid Saturday night, Nov.…
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FOGD to host art shop Good Market

One of the biggest challenges students in artistic fields face is taking what they’ve learned in classes and applying those…
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Warner Brothers/1984

The gift of the mogwai

Of all the features that left you unreasonably terrified as a small child, Gremlins is undoubtedly the most ridiculous. It…
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Jazz saxophonist Jim Snidero's recent visit to PSU included a concert and a teaching session. Photo courtesy of Jim Snidero

Jazz series attracts big names for concerts and classes

Jim Snidero, New York-based jazz saxophonist and composer, visited Portland State on Nov. 19 to perform, as well as teach…
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Eric D. Johnson performed one of his first headlining performances as EDJ in Portland at the Bunk Bar last Friday. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

EDJ rocks the Bunk Bar

Had I been taken blindfolded to EDJ’s show at the Bunk Bar on Nov. 14, I probably would have guessed…
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Horoscopes for the Week of Nov. 16

From Mystic J. Permanent resident of Room 1313, Hollywood Tower Hotel. Scorpio Oct. 23–Nov. 21 For a romantic date this week,…
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