Year Two of Bend's Bigger Better Women's Conference
Last month, the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, an international effort to correct the heavy male bias in Wikipedia pages, created over 100 new entries for women in just 24-hours, and bulked up the collective knowledge with a more complete gender representation. Reading the lineup for Bend's second annual Muse conference feels like the organizers are trying to do something similar for Central Oregon: Expose a long list of esteemed women on a local, national and global scale to Bend in a three-day bender of inspiration.
Meet cover artist Brett Superstar (yes, that's his legal name)
The steps to legally changing a surname are as follows: Put a public notice in a newspaper to prove you're not trying to escape debt, warrants, bookies, ex-wives, etc., provide a reasonable excuse to a judge (something like, you're an artist and the name recognition might help to boost sales) and cough up $200. That's how this month's cover artist became Brett Superstar, and the Portland-based painter said the name change was driven equally by comedy and artistry.
thursday 6 World Goes Round
The World Goes 'Round keeps your feet in the air and head on the ground
One of the most important elements of theater is confidence—as in confidence that the show being put on is going to transport the audience into a fabricated otherworld. Without, actors are just lying to a group of total strangers for two hours, hoping that when it's all over they can get to their car without anyone noticing.
What a long and strange trip alternative medicine has taken
In a land of rampant obesity and poor health, instant access to Dr. Google, and the awkward adolescence of Obamacare, charlatans abound. Late night infomercials promise to melt pounds away with newly patented technology.
thursday 27 Slaughter Daughters
Deschutes County ROCKS Boxing celebrates ten years of hooks and jabs
The Deschutes County ROCKS Boxing workout facility is sandwiched between a traffic-heavy parkway and Silver Moon Brewing on Greenwood, looking more like an industrial warehouse space. But this makeshift gym is full of mismatched punching bags, plywood-enforced walls and weathered posters of Muhammad Ali to Sylvester Stallone.
thursday 13 Songcrafters:
Songs & their Stories
Fire sculptures sizzle at WinterFest
It wasn’t just the sexy welding scenes in Flashdance that brought about the renaissance of the metal worker. Slaving over scorching concentrated flames, pouring, bending and banging a molten-hot, sparking mess of solid steel, copper or brass may seem like an archaic trade.
Comedian Will Durst confronts everyone from aging hippies to bratty millennials
"I love the fact that (Toronto mayor) Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack, and (French president) Francois Hollande admitted to an affair—and both their approval ratings go up," says Will Durst, a 61-year-old political satirist with a guttural delivery, before delivering his punch line and advice to the president. "Obama needs a wild weekend."