Words matter: Who founded Literary Arts and who didn’t

By my calculus, Julie Mancini, second from left, was one of the founders of Literary Arts./Photo from the Literary Arts website

What happens when an error of fact and maybe even an error of interpretation of that error of fact somehow find their way into the public record?

In my case, you write a little something about it, hoping to correct …



Masque of the Red Death review: Partying with Poe

Kerrigan and Thompson in "Masque of the Red Death." Photo: Gary Norman.

Masque of the Red Death begins even before you enter the building, when masked actors greet you, intentionally a little too enthusiastically, at the door, welcoming you to the festivities. The greetings continue as you ascend the stairs to the …



Portland movie fundamentalists gather at the Church Of Film



Every Wednesday evening, as the sun goes down, a small but loyal congregation gathers in North Portland. They’re acolytes of the Church of Film, and they’ve come to worship at this altar of cinema…

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Weekend MusicWatch: Rarities and Mysteries

Elizabeth Pitcairn plays the Red Violin with the Columbia Symphony this weekend.

Warhorses usually dominate the classical music stables, but this weekend’s Oregon music scene offers rarely heard music from the Czech lands and beyond, antique horns and fiddles, and a proliferation of not-so-often sung vocal and choral music, some fab femme …



In ‘The Word Hand’ dance leaves its mark

Linda Austin dances while Pam Boas and Linda Hutchins attack the wall./Photo by Chelsea Petrakis

Dancer Linda Austin and visual artists Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins have created a 45-minute collaborative work, titled The Word Hand and performed at Austin’s space Performance Works NW, a dance that lives in the intersection of movement, sound and …



Missing the Sun? Here’s some Art!

Roger Kukes, Land Labyrinth (Green).

Now that Portland has entered the time of year when we rarely see the sun’s light or feel its warmth, I thought I’d bring to your attention the installation by Abigail McNamara at Duplex Gallery. Over the past few …

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