Architecture with a capital A

Innovative London architect Jeremy Till to give lecture at PSU
“The problem with architecture school is that people go in as humans and come out as architects,” said Jeremy Till, dean of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment of the University of Westminster, London, UK.
Muatasem Mishal stars as Daud (later “David”) who tests his faith as a Muslim by befriending Jews.

The pursuit of holiness

Film David offers a powerful glimpse into Muslim and Jewish lives
As human beings, we have the choice to spend our finite time on this earth as we so desire. For example, right now I could be sleeping, but instead have chosen to embark on yet another narrative journey in writing this article—in exchange for money to feed my junk food, clothing and buying-a-hedgehog funds.
The wise and the wisecracker Rabbi Abraham and his nameless talking cat go on a formative journey together.

Talkin’ cat tells it like it is

French animated feature The Rabbi’s Cat a vibrant film for intelligent adults
It may be an animated film about a French-speaking, wise-cracking cat, but Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar’s The Rabbi’s Cat (2011) is no kiddie cartoon.
That’s a wrap! A healthy, protein-packed meal that won’t weigh you down.

Asian quinoa lettuce wraps

A light and crunchy lunch for two
Heavy foods have a tendency to make us sleepy, but there’s no place for a nap midway through our afternoon classes.
Rochelle Kulei Nielsen plays a wall-mounted rawhide drum.

Rediscovering native roots

PSU’s Rochelle Kulei Nielsen to display Shoshone-inspired installation
Portland State Master of Fine Arts candidate Rochelle Kulei Nielsen’s studio is tucked into the heart of the university’s Art Building. The space is alive with the toil of aspiring graduate students. Nielson leads us into her corner studio, boasting artwork in a variety of media and styles, where she relates her journey as a contemporary Native American artist.
Fright night from left: Siumara Samayoa, Gabriela Dipascuale, Rosa Cristobal and Juan Antonio Martínez enact a dream sequence.

Alicia in Portlandia

PSU graduate brings the Mexican-American dream of college to life in play Jardin de Sueños
The curtain opens on a frustrated father, exhausted mother, prima-donna daughter and gangster son. Their faces obscured by classical masks, the ensemble looks, at first glance, like a caricature of a Mexican-American family.
Raising awareness from left: Permias PDX members Emily Jenkins, Melissa Timora and President Fraya Saquina talk culture and diversity.

Welcome,Permias PDX

Newly formed Indonesian Student Association brings attention to Southeast Asian culture
Last Thursday was a special day for the newly formed Portland State Indonesian Student Association, called Permias PDX, which held its first-ever community event on the second floor of Smith Memorial Student Union.
Ceramic celebration Michael Riles introduces the art of porcelain as Saturday’s guest lecturer.

The king of Qing porcelain

Penultimate event in First Saturday Lecture Series at PSU featured local Chinese porcelain expert
Last Saturday, the PSU Institute for Asian Studies and the Lan Su Chinese Garden’s First Saturday volunteer group teamed up once again for their monthly First Saturday East Asian Program Series, which brings in speakers for the community free of charge.
Low-fly zone Cary Grant outmaneuvers a fiendish crop duster.

Dangerous directions

Cary Grant is cool, Eva Marie Saint comely in ’50s thriller North by Northwest
Cary Grant is Roger Thornhill, an ordinary, mid-century, New York City adman in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic North by Northwest. Thornhill has little on his mind but his career, his girlfriends and his bar tab: the perfect 1950s bachelor’s (well, divorcée’s) existence.

Even more fun than a bar mitzvah!

Portland Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this month
L’chaim! This month, the Northwest Film Center and the Institute of Judaic Studies celebrate 20 years of exhibiting and advancing Jewish history and culture with the Portland Jewish Film Festival.

Faith, love and sexuality

An exclusive Q-and-A with Jewish LGBT writer and activist Jay Michaelson
Are religions, regardless of how they are practiced, actively hostile toward homosexuality? Or do the Old and New Testaments contain messages that transcend this common perception?


Arts & Culture

The breathtaking performances of ‘Arabian Nights’

Arabian Nights, a historic Metropolitan Youth Symphony concert featured two world premiers—violinist Katie Palka, as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s ever-popular Scheherazade—on March 4 at the...

Feminist Frida Fest



Walkout in response to Parkland shooting

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Portland State students walked out...