Arts & Culture

Cosplayers portraying characters from the animated series, Kill la Kill, during Sakuracon 2014. Courtesy of Vincent Milum

Cosplay, crafts and culture at Sakura-con

Sakura-Con, the biggest and oldest anime convention in the Pacific Northwest, is celebrating its 18th year this April 3–5. The … Continue reading Cosplay, crafts and culture at Sakura-con

Subpop Records | 2015

‘I Love You, Honeybear’ wrestles with sincerity and cynicism

Who is Josh Tillman? The former Fleet Foxes drummers has released solo work under the name J. Tillman, creating soft … Continue reading ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ wrestles with sincerity and cynicism

'Safe from Harm' by Richard Moss, 2012. © Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Professor hosts talk on sublime exhibit The Enclave

The Portland Art Museum held a two-hour-long discussion about an existing art exhibit, The Enclave, led by Portland State Professor … Continue reading Professor hosts talk on sublime exhibit The Enclave

Image Comics | 2015

Hinges comic jumps from web to print

Meredith McClaren’s series Hinges started its life on Kickstarter, where the first book got funding to be brought into the … Continue reading Hinges comic jumps from web to print

Illustration | Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

Portland BunnyCon supports local youth program

This year’s Portland BunnyCon, an Easter-themed bar crawl, will take place on April 4 at 3 p.m. The exact location … Continue reading Portland BunnyCon supports local youth program

Darby Cicci, Michael Lerner and Peter Silberman of the Antlers. Courtesy of Marc Lemoine

KPSU co-presents The Antlers at Crystal Ballroom

Kicking off KPSU’s humongous 30 Shows in 30 Days event that will span the month of April, KPSU, Eleven Magazine … Continue reading KPSU co-presents The Antlers at Crystal Ballroom

Muse Productions | 2013

Is James Franco the devil?

There’s no concrete evidence, but James Franco just might be the Devil. Alright, so maybe James Franco isn’t actually the Devil—that’s … Continue reading Is James Franco the devil?

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Horoscopes for the week of March 22

Aries March 21-April 19 When that person from your past re-appears and wants to make amends, it’s not always best … Continue reading Horoscopes for the week of March 22

The audience really seemed to get a kick out of the confetti. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Review: OK Go gets intimate at Crystal Ballroom

I’ve seen OK Go perform in Portland twice. They play great music, but at end of the day, a good … Continue reading Review: OK Go gets intimate at Crystal Ballroom

Attendees explore "Failure," an exhibition put on by the art and design program in the AB Gallery. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Art review: Exhibition explores failure in art and design

Failure, an art exhibition put on by Portland State’s art and design department, delves into what it means to fail … Continue reading Art review: Exhibition explores failure in art and design

Portland native and author Mitchell S Jackson currently teaches at New York University. Courtesy of John Ricard and Blankenship PR

Portland author profile: Mitchell Jackson

Portland native Mitchell S. Jackson’s first book has created quite a stir and not just in Portland, but nationwide. The … Continue reading Portland author profile: Mitchell Jackson