Art Briefs: September/October 2012

Edna Vázquez performs with Mariachi Los Palmeros Sept. 22 as part of La Luna Nueva Festival at the Milagro Theater.
Inferno hosts its second annual “invasion” by Bad Girls PDX with a dance party and raffle to raise funds for the …

Magic Mouth set to tour with Gossip

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Magic Mouth. PQ Monthly file photo
In Portland, we’re no strangers to great local bands; we’ve long been hailed as a music mecca. So we have a bit of a thick skin when Portland acts make it …

We watch Shorty Shorts!

By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Last year, Shorty Shorts came out of nowhere and burst onto the scene, surprising and delighting many a film-loving (and comedy-loving) Portlander. Principal architect Eric Sellers cooked up the idea — which features furious, short bursts …

Bill and Chris: A love story

By Julie Cortez, PQ Monthly

Bill, Chris, Liam, and Xavier on a family vacation in Hawaii last November.
It is tempting to wax poetic on the romantic significance of two college students feeling the first stirrings of a deep and lasting love …

Sasquatch mag celebrates Pacific NW masculinity

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly
Sasquatch will celebrate the hairy, two-legged beasts of the Pacific NW through photos, art, and essays.

Do you believe in Bigfoot? When you live in the Pacific Northwest, close encounters with hairy two-legged beasts are commonplace. So …

Pervert the Cirque brings queer kink to the big top

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Photo courtesy of Pervert the Cirque
Amari Fauna has come a long way from her childhood fear of clowns. After transforming that fear into a “morbid fascination,” she made her way through circus camp and eventually became …

Local Hero: Ismoon Hunter-Morton — Rebel librarian-at-large

By Sunny Clark, PQ Monthly

Ismoon Hunter-MortonOne does not expect to see the words “rebel” and “librarian” joined to describe an archivist, but then, few dare dream of an Ismoon Hunter-Morton at all.

Historian Ismoon Hunter-Morton recalls being politically-charged since grade school.

“I …