Festival Interview

Tsilli Pines Explains Design Week Portland

Design Week Co-Founder and Director, Tsilli Pines Explains the Scattered Development of a Burgeoning Festival. The story of Design Week Portland is not one of consistency. It has changed months, almost skipped years, and never really had a central organization in the beginning. That way of working is something I really appreciate. The innocence of […]

Interview Literature and Spoken Word Profile

People Like Her: Margaret Malone

In People Like You, the title story of Margaret Malone’s first book of short stories published late last year, a couple goes out to a party. It’s an ordinary night, they treat the party like an errand or at most, like a job interview for a position neither want. A page in, I relate to the reluctance Cheryl […]

America Interview

The Popular Underdog

One week ago, on August 9th, Bernie Sanders lured almost 30,000 people to Portland’s Moda Center, including the overflow exceeding capacity with 20,000 packed inside, making headlines as the largest crowd in any candidate’s election campaign so far. Converging onto the NBA campus at 6pm, hundreds unloaded from trains that were gridlocked, bikes occupied every pole and banister. […]


Jonathan Katz Interview

Comedian, Jonathan Katz joined Ambit Mag’s Sean Ongley over the phone for a thirty minute talk about Dr. Katz Live, soon to debut in Portland as part of Bridgetown Comedy Festival. This audio was edited very lightly from its original recording on April 29th, 2015.