The Low Pass Theory, Part 2

Brian Michael Murphy
June 12, 2015
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Beyond the dense childhood memories of musical sound sieved through cinder block, another archetypal memory carried by a number of hip hop producers and artists—including KRS-ONE, the RZA, as well as Da Beatminerz—is the memory of walking through New York…

The Low Pass Theory, Part 1

Brian Michael Murphy
June 11, 2015
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The scene is always the same. My feet are planted far too close to a tower of speakers, my head nodding with near-injurious enjoyment to some now-obscure track selected by the DJ, as he tests how many real hip hop…

Anon It Moves: The Winter’s Tale

Jerry Harp
June 5, 2015
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One of the cultural happenings out here in Portland that lately has my attention is the growth of the theatre company Anon It Moves. It was founded by Erica Terpening-Romeo and Caitlin Fisher-Draeger, graduates of Lewis & Clark College, where…

My My Emily Dickinson

Meg Shevenock
June 5, 2015
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Last week I finally visited Emily Dickinson’s house, a place that had haunted me as though I’d been there before but couldn’t recall the wallpaper, and couldn’t let go of trying to know exactly the windowsills’ height, or the creak on…

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