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Crossing the sea to go below the surface
The world is, as Tom Friedman has noted, flat, which doesn't take much label-reading to ascertain.
Have ideas, will travel
| February 22, 2013
Serious thoughts in a frivolous season
As the citywide art scene becomes tinted with red and green, a trim show of five MECA faculty, bearing conceptually rich gifts and the grandiloquent title "The World Over," stays engaged in the world of ideas.
Huddling over the map
| November 30, 2012
Odd year ahead for museums and galleries
Remember, for every droopy tarp stalactite that makes it into a museum lobby installation, there are dozens of similar (and similarly impressive) creatures that never leave a studio wall.
2011 brings the Biennial and much more
| December 31, 2010
Live Review: Big Blood + Human Adult Band + Jim Vreeland | Sep 5 at the Apohadion
Without introduction or ceremony, a contained, violent dialogue erupted between one flanneled man and his guitar.
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| September 17, 2010
Some moms decide, from heartbeat one of ultrasound, that they aren’t going to let a small (i.e., life-changing) thing like motherhood get in the way of their art.
Musician-mothers learn to balance boundless energy and tireless creativity
| May 07, 2010
Love and consequences
Two of indie music's most popular and tortured songwriters, Will Oldham and Neko Case, try to reconcile encroaching middle age with a past of bad habits on their new albums.
Three restless souls try to settle down
| March 18, 2009
Five for fighting
Ripe pickings in The Orchard
Ripe pickings in The Orchard
| December 17, 2008
Sun City Girls + Fire on Fire
The two remaining members of Sun City Girls, Alan and Richard Bishop, will pay tribute to their recently deceased bandmate, Charles Gocher, at Friday's event.
Friends of legends
| June 18, 2008
Who's going to win?
I give you the BMP Tote Board, handicapping the big categories — because who doesn’t like reducing real life to betting lines?
2008 Portland Best Music Poll tote board
| April 30, 2008
The infusion of a personal panoply of mythological motifs allows Kinsella to create highly decorative pieces that still speak to the soul.
Constructing images in a fantasy world
| April 23, 2008
Folk of ages
Young God Records is one of the country’s more prominent DIY record labels.
Fire on Fire snag a label, make it count
| October 03, 2007
Chriss Sutherland is an old young man, just the kind of person you want to sing songs for you.
Music seen, at the Soundpost, May 13, 2007
| May 18, 2007
Dead of winter
The theme of the weekend in Portland’s nightlife was “Fire and Ice.”
February 10, SPACE Gallery
| February 14, 2007
Portland artist, musician, and curator Colleen Kinsella speaks with the Phoenix about this year’s WORKNOT project and its relationship to her own practice.
Catching up with Colleen Kinsella
| February 22, 2006
Dimensions of depth
WORKNOT. Who doesn’t like the sound of that, apart from feudal lords and corporate management?
Artists expand their SPACE
| January 18, 2006
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