Monthly Archives: November 2015


Hexagram 16 is named 豫(yù), “Providing-For.” Other translations include “enthusiasm” and “excess.” Chapter Five — One Week Later Time’s up, said the guard. She took out a lipstick and pushed up the [Read On…]

The Sound of the New Big Band

The Sound of the New Big Band

Jessika Smith’s Big Band Hits a Milestone for PJCE Records I remember the first time that I listened to Miles Davis, and it just happened to be a big band album arranged [Read On…]

Visual Crossroads of Tucson

All images by Kathleen Dolan and Sean Ongley On Thanksgiving Eve it was a cool and cloudy afternoon shared with Kathleen Dolan as we ventured out from my parents’ home in Tuscon, AZ [Read On…]

Smooth and Jazzy Sonics

Smooth and Jazzy Sonics

Photo Credit: Amani Wade Listening to Swap Meet Vol. 2, released this month on Proximal Records. For a mixtape described as the result of “sketches, procrastinations, accidents and lazy afternoons,” by producers Wake and [Read On…]

For Belle

Jen Coleman is author of “Psalms for Dogs and Sorcerers” (Trembling Pillow Press) which was selected by poet Dara Wier for the 2013 Bob Kaufman book prize. Jen’s next volume of poems [Read On…]

Chamber of Secrets

it’s really hard :: Alembic Artists Showcase It’s the same damp walk every time to Performance Works NW. I’ve only attended three performances here and yet somehow it rained each time. Maybe it’s [Read On…]

Wordstock Returns, Overflows

Wordstock returns to Portland as a Literary Arts Organization venture, and a new venue swells with the city’s rain-braving readers. The relaunch of Wordstock this last weekend reminded me of how large [Read On…]

Misunderstood: One Witch’s Story

“BROOMSTICK,” A PLAY ABOUT A WITCH WITH AN IDENTITY CRISIS COMES TO ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATER The lights come up on a witch’s cottage complete with a wall o’ potions and a number [Read On…]