Arts & Culture

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Transylmania: A review of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

In 1897, Bram Stoker asked the world to believe in things that we cannot. Nearly 95 years later, Francis Ford…
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Ondine resident Ryan McConnell utilizes his storage unit as an impromptu chair. Photo illustration by Adam Grace

Maximizing your dorminion

Whether you’re moving out, up or on, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is what to take…
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The Trials of Hercules, by Portland-based author Tammie Painter, will be released to the public on Oct. 18, 2014. Cover image courtesy of Tammie Painter

PSU graduate Tammie Painter tackles Hercules in a big way

The Trials of Hercules is the first installment in a six-part series. The book begins with Hercules waking, having seemingly…
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Bougatsa is a custard-based Greek pastry, and one of the many treats prepared for visitors during the Portland Greek Festival. Photo courtesy of avlxyz through Creative Commons, via Wikimedia Commons.

Portland Greek Festival to cap off summer with delectable fare

The beautiful island of Kefalonia lies off the Greek mainland, a green and white jewel set in the waters of…
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Zachary Gough (seated left of center), from Portland State's Art and Social Practice program, joins a gathering of artists, arts professionals, nonprofit leaders and the public for TBA's Art and Social Change: All-Day Symposium roundtable. Photo by William Elder

PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival draws Portland communities together

Theaters, pop-up art galleries and public spaces suddenly became the staging grounds for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based…
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Anna Magruder, at her studio located at the Portland Storage Building in Southeast Portland. Magruder is one of 26 artists set to display at Glyph Cafe's Entitled exhibition. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Entitled art show to ask: What’s in a name?

Twenty-six Portland artists will be exhibiting and selling 52 visual art pieces for Entitled, a group art show hosted at…
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Anita Mwiruki modeling wedding fashion for Kimmi Designs at the post preview cocktail party located at the Aloft Hotel. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Portland Fashion Week focuses sustainability, reuse

Portland gets a bad rap for rainy weather and socks with sandals. But Portland Fashion Week, a week long celebration…
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Thrift stores are a great resource for the simple, vintage solutions prescribed by a thrift store buyer, Amelia Kent. Photo courtesy of Steven Depolo through Creative Commons

Interview with a thrift store buyer: Fall fashion

It hardly feels like it at the moment, but fall is quickly approaching and that means editing your wardrobe. Start…
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Artist Asherah Cinnamon works on her nearly-completed SukkahPDX art installment. Photo by Adam Grace

SukkahPDX offers community, hospitality and sustainable twists on Jewish traditions

Sukkot, one of the most joyous holidays in the Jewish calendar, will take shape as SukkahPDX, an architectural design event…
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These students and other guests at the school enjoyed a couple of intense games of Jenga throughout the social. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

PSU cultural centers host summer social

Laughter and conversation filled Portland State’s Multicultural Center as students and faculty members mingled, playing games like Jenga and Apples…
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It's always a beautiful day for getting impaled by an eight foot samurai sword in Dark Souls 2. © FromSoft

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King review

FromSoftware’s second entry into The Lost Crowns DLC trilogy for Dark Souls II went live Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The…
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