One for the road

For the last DJ Salinger playlist, I wanted to save the best for last. Or at least, a list of some of my favorite...

Post-graduation advice for students of the arts

Despite the overwhelming love for the arts, pursuing an arts degree can feel a little useless at times. Going into debt to earn a...

Events calendar: June 6 –11

Tuesday, June 11 Community 2018 Grad Pizza Party Simon Benson House 11 a.m. Free, all ages Some people are graduating and that means we can all eat free pizza....

Dear musicians: make me fall in love

As one of my top 10 favorite bands, I can’t tell you how excited I was that The Kooks came to Portland, let alone...

Bad Bad News

Andrew Jankowski said it best on Facebook this week: “Week 9. The Universe is throwing out every distraction, but I am graduating goddamnit.” Although...

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Anime genius Hayao Miyazaki’s second directorial feature, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) offers viewers a glimpse into multiple hallmarks of his...

In the eye of the Storm

Stripping in Oregon is a political act. To broadstroke, public nudity has led to the state having some of the freest forms of constitutionally...

Events Calendar May 29–June 4

Tuesday, May 29 FILM Deadpool 2 (2018) Multiple dates / times Cinema 21 $7–10, all ages The incredibly obscene anti-superhero Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) seeks allies to help protect a teen...

Letting go with Nada Surf

The ‘90s were alive in Portland on Thursday, May 10 when Nada Surf played the Wonder Ballroom with for the second stop of the...

Postmodern hurricane blues

"The word 'Hurricane' is the name given to nature's strongest storm. A hurricane occurs when high pressure and low pressure masses of air come in contact...

Kat Blaque’s keynote testimonial on self-actualization

Intellectuals are annoying. They’re convinced of their superiority, obsessed with academic form and constantly convincing you of their importance. Kat Blaque is not an...

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Arts & Culture

A crowdsourced list of literature for the new alum

With graduation looming around the corner, many Portland State grads will find themselves with extra down time. Not to worry, though! C.J. has you...

Opinion

The divide between art and science

Educational funding in this country has always come with a narrative: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) is in crisis, and that’s what we hear...