Sm{art}: Austin Unbound

Wif-pdx (Women in Film-Portland, natch) is part activist organization, part information network, and part event sponsor. This very week, for example, they are joining up with NW Documentaries, another kick-ass grassroots film... Read more »

MFNW: Y La Bamba, for Portland's Lonely Hearts

Did you Bounce a little too hard yesterday? Need a comedown for day two of your MFNW marathon... Read more »

Bitchtapes: Musicfest Northwest

Who needs overpriced beer and heatstroke when you can enjoy a music festival in the comfort of your own city? That’s how I feel about Musicfest Northwest, taking place in Portland next week from September 8-11. Bitch Media will doing special daily blog... Read more »

Grab your bags, Portland, it's the spring clothing swap!

Attention PDX-ers (that’s code for Portland, Ore. residents)! Don’t forget that next Tuesday is the semi-annual Bitch Clothing Swap! Note: Leslie Hall will not actually be present at the clothing swap. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a sequined leotard with your name... Read more »

Doin' It (Yourself) All Night Long

Portland’s Julie Sabatier, in addition to producing Bitch Media’s issue podcasts, has been producing her own stellar podcast, Destination DIY, for three years now, covering everything from... Read more »

Siren Nation is next week!

Portland’s annual women-centered arts fest Siren Nation is back, from November 5-8! This three-day festival is packed with women musicians, filmmakers, artists, and craftsters. Siren Nation’s mission is to showcase and support women in the arts... Read more »

The Body Electric: New Normal--More Reasons to Love Radiolab

  I am a teaching artist, and I work every year with high school creative writing students at the San Francisco School of the Arts. The unit I've designed this year is on the topic of hybrid text, which really is a way to talk to a bunch of brilliant young people about more than just that. This... Read more »

Sm{art}: Elle Martini leaves you wanting more..

I met her in the backyard. She was soaking up the sun, wishing it would never set. She greeted me with excitement, her energy radiating. When she spoke I could sense she was a strong woman that had worked hard for what she had. I quickly learned that she was a Portland-based writer &... Read more »

The Consumed Issue will be in artsy company this week!

One night only...come see the 'Consumed Issue' shopping cart with fimo bits and bobs in real life (along with other food related art work)! The Cleaners, Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th Ave., Portland This is all part of Portland's Wordstock Festival. We'll be... Read more »

The white horse is still bucking

Late summer in Portland is characterized by the days-long indy jam extravaganza Music Fest NW. This year's lineup had something for everyone- from Tara Jane O'Neil to Japanther- but Bitch librarian and contributor Danny Hayes and I went to just... Read more »