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Tea, tin men, and Tomasi’s tome

Libertarians have been labeled many things, but compassionate isn't one of them.
By STEPHEN BEALE  |  August 17, 2012

mewithoutYou delve deeper into storytelling

During the last few years, each member of mewithoutYou returned to college in between musical pursuits.
A new voice
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  August 10, 2012
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Review: Our Idiot Brother

Homeless and bounced from one sister's house to the next, will Ned and his simplicity serve as a touchstone of truth for these miserable women?
Jesse Peretz's obnoxious comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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Party supplies

Original Plumbing, the New York–based quarterly lifestyle magazine and Web site for trans men and their friends, returns to the Midway this Friday for a queer/trans dance party featuring go-go boys, a photo booth, DJs D'hana and Justincredible, and a mi
Trans Dance Dept.
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  August 12, 2011
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A study in anarchy

Named after a family of birds that is markedly playful and diverse, Corvid is a benevolent underground anarchist institute fostering eclectic inter-disciplinary thought.
With no campus, accreditation, or heirarchy, Corvid College thrives underground
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011

Ant Philosophy

The ants go preaching one by one.
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 03, 2011


Big picture

Is it all really worth it in the long run?
By KARL STEVENS  |  April 15, 2011

Review: Examined Life

Astra Taylor's peripatetic gabfest doesn't examine "life" so much as it trolls the gray area between genuine philosophy and pop-cultural pap.
Astra Taylor's deep thoughts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2009


This new grand-theoretical manifesto might be completely daft.
Slavoj Žižek’s revolution
By GEORGE SCIALABBA  |  August 12, 2008


This show has a subtle but relentless energy that emerges slowly.
What we can learn from studying "History"
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  May 28, 2008

Fact and friction

As it happened, at the end, the parrot wouldn’t say a word.
Aaron T. Stephan at Whitney Art Works
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  August 01, 2007


Pizza paneer

Given our size, Portland is an incredibly rich city in food terms.
Bringing Indian flavors to Italian pies
By BRIAN DUFF  |  December 27, 2006

Changing worlds

On the USM philosophy department's home page, I noticed Karl Marx’s famous lines from Theses on Feuerbach: “the philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it.”
A talk with USM philosophy professor Jason Read
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  October 04, 2006

Living theoria

This spare spiral that Constantin Brancusi traced to capture the likeness of writer James Joyce describes the sort of journey involved in what Joyce called the “sedentary trade”: using one’s life as the material for one’s work, each working and wandering
Military uses for art theory
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  September 06, 2006