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Guess it is a day to announce cancellations...Live Nation has just confirmed the rumors that were circulating on the Coachella message board—the second weekend of the Sasquatch! Music Festival, set to take place July 4-6, has been cancelled due to slug

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Guess it is a day to announce cancellations...Live Nation has just confirmed the rumors that were circulating on the Coachella message board—the second weekend of the

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No one gives a shit if you have a Ph.D. in Art History—except you, maybe. All I care about is coming to class and learning about my dead predecessors, because as an art student I feel that it is my responsibility to learn where we have been in order to know where we are going. However, all you care about is havin

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... he goes and does an AMA and makes you like him even more. He's p

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It's so good I'm mad at it. TOPEKA, KS—Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church and the man who is widely credited with forever ending the gay rights movement in America

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The following I, Anonymous author of "Why Isn't My Lawn Grown?" ponders the "freakshow" existence of his neighbor's fence. This dear scholar also does terrible, terrible things to the English language, while pondering w

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Here is your bummer music news of the day: Perfect Pussy have canceled tomorrow's show in Portland, which was set to take place at Slabtown. According to the band's publicist, lead singer Meredith Graves is sick and needs a few nights off. Here's hoping she recovers quickly and that Perfect

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Here is your bummer music news of the day: Perfect Pussy have canceled tomorrow's show in Portland, which was set to take place at Slabtown. According to the band's pu

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COMEDY—Beth Stelling is a blowsy, sardonic LA-by-way-of-Chicago comic with a twisted take on femininity. She regularly tops industry "comedia

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DIVERGENT Wow. Alison hates the Divergent books, hates the Divergent m

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IKONIKA, MAGIC FADES, LINCOLNUP, BEN TACTIC(The Rose, 111 SW Ash) Read our article about Ikonika.

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If you've been paying even cursory attention to Carrie Brownstein's career, Rolling Stone's new profile won't offer any surprises. It ticks the usual boxes: Carrie was in Sleater-Kinney, she's best friends with Fred

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The Know–Montgomery Word, Raspy Meow, Pelican Ossman, Big Sigh, Shannon Phone, Rap Class, 8 pm Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall–Zakir Hussain & t

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Fuck you 4th Seaters. Working hard to be the poster child of the “Keep Portland Passive Aggressive” campaign. These are the shitbirds that take the second seat from the window in the 5-seat back row of the bus. Due to bus etiquette, the back row comfortably sits three when accounting for the required empty seat betwe

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As if you could possibly let the cinematic event of the weekend escape your memory, here's your reminder that the Hollywood's new Fashion in Film series (curated by moi, along with the Portland Monthly's Eden Dawn) debuts tomorrow night with that most crucial of cult-clas

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As if you could possibly let the cinematic event of the weekend escape your memory, here's your reminder that the Hollywood's

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Tonight, local beatmaker Montgomery Word performs a release show for two new cassettes: Semi Like and the chopped and slurred Donky Shrbt. Both tapes are filled with a disconcerting but seductive panoply of beats and samples, and are released by Montgomery Word's—AKA Jon Simon's—tape la

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Tonight, local beatmaker Montgomery Word performs a release show for two new cassettes: Semi Like and the chopped and slurred Donky Shrbt. Both tapes are filled with a disconcerting but seductive panoply of beats and samples, and are released by Montgomery Word's—AKA Jon Simon's—tape la

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Two of my favorite authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith, sat down at the Schomburg Center in Harlem earlier this week to talk about the construction of blackness as an American phenomenon, radical love, and a bunch of other important questions that came about as a result of reading Adichie's latest novel, Am

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October 2011 was the last time Adam Arnold hosted a formal presentation of a new collection. Not that he hasn't been busy. In addition to designing for c

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Steven Alan is hosting a trunk show for Another Feather This Saturday. Enjoy an afternoon with designer Hannah

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It's the best, working as a cop in Hawaii. First it was the glamour treatment of an iconic 1968-1980 detective show. Now it's the very vigorous defense of

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Dear Cop stopped at the corner of Interstate and Rosa Parks at 3:30 pm on Thursday: I know you saw me look at you as I totally ran the red light and was 110% convinced you would be coming up behind me with your lights on. Thank you Thank you Thank you for not pulling me over. I can only assume that my plaintive look accu

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You dudes who drop these off in the toilet without flushing them need to stop. It's way nasty. I can handle the urine, blood, bones and lawn clippings, all that. But(t) when you leave thoses wadded up poop soaker-uppers floating around, it's just nasty. Flush your manpon! The minute you drop it! Flush it! I don'

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Live from the Moda Center as the Portland Trail Blazers host the Washington Bullets Wizards. It feels like just yesterday that Gilbe

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If I vanished one day, would anyone notice...or even care? Would you even remember me? Why do I keep having suicidal thoughts? I need help. "I'm not here...this isn't happening...I'm not here...and in a little while, I'll be gone...the moment's already passed...yeah it's gone...and I'm not here...I'm not here..."

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Don't you just love it ,when you google portland and up pops "hipster" or "keep portland weird"? I mean yeah I guess we can get a little crazy i.e naked bike ride but, what the fuck think new Jersey or the deep south! on the bright side i can go to school and get break from people who pay $80 for second hand tee shir

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LIVE at Providence Park, where the Portland Timbers' hopes are higher

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As spring starts to feel more official, it's time to start making fair-weather plans. On my list: A trip out to the WildCra

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THE MALT BALL: RED FANG, THE WOOLEN MEN, HOT VICTORY, CAMPFIRES, SUMMER CANNIBALS, YOUR RIVAL, ST. EVEN, MELVILLE(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) The objectively GREATEST beer and band festiva

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