Life Coming to Fruition

Portland Center Stage’s production of Tiny Beautiful Things, Nia Vardalos’ adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s book of the same name, opened March 1. The book, published a few months after the…

A Black Arts Party

Reed College hosted its 2nd Annual Black Arts Festival and Black Indigenous People of Color (BiPOC) Community Marketplace on Feb. 23, and it was the most popping celebration of Blackness…

Garbage Day

I want to start by emphasizing the above statement: This is a film where Rutger Hauer—best known for playing Roy Batty in Blade Runner and the titular killer in The…

The Rite (and Riot) of Spring

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring caused one of classical music’s most famous, exaggerated scandals. Rite’s debut on May 29, 1913, made history by nearly starting a…