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A close-up of a painting in progress by painter Paul X. Rutz working with a live model in his Portland, Oregon, studio in May 2015.


Discussed in this essay:
– What Painting Is, by James Elkins, Routledge, 1999.
– Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness,
by Alva Noë, Hill and Wang, 2009.
– Ways of Seeing, by John Berger, et al, Copyright … More…
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With over fifty microbreweries within PDX city limits and dozens more minutes away from the epicenter, Oregon has more craft breweries per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. These myriad choices can be dizzying. PDX Magazine is here to help our readers with semi-regular feature … More…

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Photo by Mike Allen


By Mike Allen

I finally took the leap and fried up a batch of squirrel—gray city squirrel harvested from my backyard. I’ve been halfheartedly killing them for a while now because I hate them and everything they stand for, except free lunch. It’s clear from the little … More…

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CrossPortland Crossword

From poet Leah Noble Davidson comes our first crossword puzzle. This very Portlandy crossword will test your knowledge of arts and literary happenings in Portland as well as other notable activities, places, and events.

We’re not … More…

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Immigrant Union. Photo by Miri Stebivka.


Above: Brent DeBoer of Immigrant Union. Photo by Miri Stebivka.

Back in November, PDX Magazine sponsored another epic event-adventure featuring local spaghetti western favorites Federale, Brent DeBoer’s Aussie ensemble Immigrant Union, and PDX sweetheart Zia McCabe’s Brush … More…

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A bit bruised up after a running accident. Photo provided by Tom Richards


Bumps and bruises heal and projects end, but creative, restless minds don’t quit. The Faux Museum in Old Town Portland closed its doors in February. Curator Tom Richards (pictured above. His bruises are from a jogging accident.) operated the art museum since June 2012. When PDX … More…

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Photo: Youtube screen capture

I was a little surprised last Sunday to see Anheuser-Busch (A-B) launch a snarky and even pompous assault on microbreweries. It came in the form of a Budweiser commercial that sought to definitively set itself apart from its craft beer competition. … More…

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Byte Me 4.0

AFRU Gallery and Severe Enterprises launches the 4th annual “Byte Me,” a showcase of technological art this Friday at AFRU Gallery (534 SE Oak). Like the three previous Byte Me exhibits, all pieces are interactive works that rely on the use of digital technology. This year’s exhibit, curated by … More…

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Let’s take a show of digital hands. How many of us have still not picked up gifts for friends and family? Well, here’s your chance to get an original work of art created by local artists for only $40 and it doesn’t involve the tedium of chain store shopping: it’s called the Big 500.

Starting … More…

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Vinnie Kinsella by Jayna Milan

Hear tragic tales and stories of bold resolve at Dark Night of the Soul III. The storytelling session, presented by experimental performance group Home Theatre Systems, gathers at Floyd Old Town Coffee (118 NW Couch St.) this Thursday. The story-sharing group thrives on the idea that transcendence … More…

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