Release the doves

John Woo’s The Killer shows at 5th Avenue Cinemas
Few things are certain when Ah Jong enters the room—doves will scatter in flight, candles will be burning and there will be white jackets soon to be stained with blood. This weekend Portland State’s 5th Avenue Cinemas shines John Woo’s The Killer across their big screen.

Destination: Unknown

Snake Oil releases debut album, hates genres
In today’s ever-changing musical landscape, it’s not too often that a band can make a name for itself before releasing an album without churning out cookie-cutter garbage. There was a time in musical history when bands could garner great hype before cutting wax, but that time is long since gone. That said, it baffles the mind how Connecticut-based something-trio Snake Oil has managed to gain a little bit of following before this, their self-titled debut LP.

Feeding Portland’s soul

Sloppy Town offers good old-fashioned soul food
Amongst the cluster of Portland food carts or special diet-tailored food trendsters, finally someone has brought this town what it has been hungry for—good old-fashioned food. But a visit to Sloppy Town is more than a late-night bite, it’s a unique experience.

Unicorns and dumplings

Dumps dishes up great taste on Belmont
Among the stretch of bars on Southeast Belmont stands a majestic white unicorn snarling with fervor and hunger as his magical horn pierces a brilliant golden dumpling.

The times, they are a changing

Page One is much more than a year at the New York Times
Director Andrew Rossi’s documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times, spends one year observing the paper’s operations as it tackles breaking news stories amongst the most trying times in newspaper industry history.

Still not more than meets the eye

New Transformers movie is entertaining, but still not Oscar material
The Autobots have once again been called to duty to “fight the good fight” in director Michael Bay’s latest installment of the Transformers series.

Stickshifts and safetybelts

Portland Art Museum has something under its hood
While some may only consider automobiles a mode of transportation, others consider them a work of art. For the last month, the Portland Art Museum has been showcasing two car-related exhibitions in what they call “The Allure of the Automobile” and “AutoMagic.”

Summer TV primer

How are the networks trying to keep you indoors this summer?
Summer brings warm weather, bathing suits, sunshine and outdoor fun—for some. For the rest of us, it is the dawning of a new television season bearing a mix of shows that recycle premises, cake in witty banter and give us something to do while maintaining a healthy, pale skin tone.

It’s peanut butter and jelly time

Tasty digs for feeling like a kid again
Summer brings about a kind of childhood nostalgia for freedom like no other season can. Let's kick off our shoes, dawn some abnormally high SPF sunscreen to protect our pasty Northwest skin and act like kids again!

Supreme ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Cool Moon’s frickin’ fantastic ice cream!
Finally, as the last days of rain drizzle away and we stride forward into endless days of sunshine it's time to start enjoying the things we truly love. And when it comes to true love, not just a summer fling thing, my heart burns furiously for tasty treats!

Get out of town

Tips for camping around Portland
Portland boasts a number of attractive qualities. Natives love to tout the fact that in the morning one can wake up in the midst of an urban haven of beer, music and culture, and by the end of the day rest their head in the easily accessible wilderness, or perhaps Pacific beach, just within reach of the city. As the summer sun has recently signaled, it is the season to act on such claims.


Arts & Culture

How university art galleries fail their students

If your university has a visual arts program, I would bet there is at least one art gallery on campus. Portland State has six....

In search of the miraculous


White men can be terrorists too

It’s time to acknowledge and identify the repetitive profile of mass shooters in the United States Sandy Hook, Charleston, Las Vegas, Umpqua, Sutherland Springs, and...