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By Ross Blanchard

St. Patrick sits at the edge of Heaven looking down at Earth. His bare legs stick out from his white, flowing robes and dangle over the edge of the cloud upon which he sits. It is March 17th and he watches the multitudes bedecked in green begin to gather as evening … More…

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I am a former Soviet, smuggled over the Iron Curtain in my parent’s gonads like some Cold War technology and assembled in the USA. The other night, I was at the Alberta Street pub, listening to the musings of local Slavic rock band Chervona. I should have been drinking vodka. Instead, I was slowly … More…

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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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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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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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Blessed with great hearing and strong night vision, Army draftee Lance Grebner was often assigned night watch duty for his company in the Vietnamese central highlands during his 1968-69 tour. His story of becoming a go-to guy on the starlight scope brought up some Naval and academic memories for me. … More…

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Photograph by Intisar Abioto

Local photographer and storyteller Intisar Abioto, who has worked on The Black Portlanders project since February 2013, is now packing up her camera and traveling throughout Oregon to expand the breadth of her photography subjects. Abioto is partnering with the More…

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By Ross Blanchard
Above: PDX Magazine Editor-in-chief Ross Blanchard (left) and author Joshua Ferris at Dave Weich’s Narrative Mechanics event.

A couple of Sundays ago Dave Weich, president of Sheepscot Creative, invited around a dozen guests to his home in Southeast Portland for … More…

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Photos by Miri Stebivka from the PDX Magazine Issue No. 7 release party at Star Theater, part of the 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival. Performers included Three For Silver, Rick Bain and the Genius Position, and Sallie Ford. Leo Daedalus hosted the event.

 

 

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