Before Roe v. Wade, a group called Jane served Chicago women. Arcana, now a writer living in Portland, was part of that clandestine network. I profiled her as part of Portland Monthly's annual Oregon Woman feature (which I also edited).
From glitter to googly eyes, Portland duo (and Instagram sensations) the Gay Beards turn facial hair into a work of art. Read on.
I edited Portland Monthly's January cover package, a guide to exercise and wellness, from new workouts to an old-school boxing gym to sanctioned nudity.
Backed by advertising giant Wieden & Kennedy, On She Goes already has a lot going on. I wrote a feature about the new site for Portland Monthly's November issue.
In Psychic Utopia, innovative Portland theater company Hand2Mouth creates a "mind experiment" for 2017. The show is partly inspired by the Rajneeshees, the short-lived alternative society in Central Oregon. I wrote a preview for the November issue of Portland Monthly.
The roots-rock band made a surreal stage musical, set in a dystopian version of Portland. I covered the development of the show, from inception to opening night, for American Theatre magazine. Read on.
For Portland Monthly's September issue, I wrote a long-form profile of the immensely skilled Portland painter Arvie Smith, who confronts race in his work with sardonic humor and fantastic beauty. Read it here.
What's it like to be a mermaid in the Pacific Northwest? In Portland Monthly's July issue, Una tells all.
I interviewed the master puppet designer—known for his work on Cirque du Soleil, Broadway’s The Lion King, and Olympic ceremonies—about Persephone, a new collaboration with the Oregon Symphony.