Arts & Culture

MFA reading series cultivates new relationships in the community

On the last Sunday of every month, Portland State MFA students will host a reading series as an opportunity to share their written work out loud to the public. The first…
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Rare fare

Eating out every day for lunch sounds glamorous, and yes, it’s true that you don’t have to make the food yourself or wash your own dishes. But let’s be real:…
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Bringing the hammer down on the coffin nail

A few weeks ago, on September 15, Portland State joined over 700 colleges in America in becoming a completely smoke and tobacco-free campus. This new policy was implemented by the…
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Portland-based dancer and choreographer Linda Austin describes a street performance by environmental awareness dance project, Bird Brain. Founded by Jennifer Monson, Bird Brain was a five-year project that incorporated birds' migratory patterns into their performances. Devin Courtright/PSU Vanguard

Tour highlights PICA’s influence on Portland’s art community

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) brings artists from around the country to Portland for its Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) every year. TBA consists of rich and cultural performances,…
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Horoscopes for the week of September 27

Libra September 23-October 22 There are always surprising things to find when you stay with relatives. No family tree is without twists in the branches and, if you pay attention,…
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Attendees line up for a pour at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Christian Profeta/PSU Vanguard

Banned so we party

The Oregon Brewers Festival celebrated 28 years of micro-brew drinking last week with 105 different beer samples, both domestic and international. Despite the festival’s success and massive crowds of people,…
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Pooooooool party!

Who doesn’t love swimming at high noon during the dog days of summer? It’s hot and sunny, and there’s little solace found in the air conditioning-bereft rentals lining the streets…
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Penguin Books | 1990

A bloody good time with ‘The Bloody Chamber’

Once upon a time, there was no such thing as Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales were grim fables full of blood, guts and sex. Not everybody got…
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Horoscopes for the week of July 26

Aries March 21-April 19 Zombies that are afraid of sunlight are proof that sun can be good for you at the right moments. So lather on the sunscreen and head…
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ZeniMax Media | 2015

Elder Scrolls MMO brings needed changes to genre

The massively multiplayer online roleplaying game is not in a good place. Initially popularized by titles like Ultima Online, EverQuest and World of Warcraft, the MMORPG genre has been in…
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu performs this weekend at Helium Comedy Club. Photo credit Kyle Johnson

‘Just another comic in a green room’

Comedian Hari—sounds like “Hurry”—Kondabolu performs this weekend at Southeast Portland’s Helium Comedy Club. He kicked off his five-show run this evening, with four more performances between now and Saturday. Brooklyn-based…
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