9/11 cinematically revisited

Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close an emotionally devastating experience

It’s that time of year again. The Academy Award nominations have been announced, and the countdown to the 2012 Oscars, airing on ABC Sunday, Feb. 26, has begun.

10 Warning Signs

that you shouldn’t fuck your would-be one-night stand

For some people, one-night stands are the epitome of the perfect night out. Men and women of all ages have been involved in these brief sexual encounters.

Rising To The Occasion

A look into the reasons why man’s best friend sometimes fails him

All right men: We all know it has happened to you before.

You’re hanging with your smokin’ hot date, one-night stand or long-term significant other. After a nice dinner, a drunken night of clubbing or a cheesy chick flick, things start to get steamy. The music comes on, the clothes come off and everything seems to be heading in the desired direction.

Impressionable young minds Jane Elliott’s 1968 third-grade class gets a lesson in race relations.

Responding to racism

Multicultural center to screen tolerance-teaching documentary A Class Divided

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.”

Almost 49 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered these words from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. It has been almost half a century since that game-changing day, but King’s legacy is going strong, and the Multicultural Center at PSU is one of several campus organizations celebrating MLK week.

Relics revealed: The Oregon Historical Society shows off its most prized possessions in its second-floor exhibit.

Treasures of the vault

Oregon Historical Society displays warehouse artifacts in its ongoing exhibit

The Oregon Historical Society has been acquainting the citizens of Oregon with their state’s history since the organization’s founding in 1898, and in October the institution pieced together its personal collection of Oregon artifacts in the ongoing exhibit Treasures of the Vault.

The society’s website describes the vault as containing everything “from the rare and priceless to the peculiar and mysterious. The artifacts in the Oregon Historical Society’s collection document everything from key moments in the state’s history to the minute details of daily life.”

Garden of Chinese delights

Portland State partners with Lan Su Chinese Garden to highlight Asian culture

For the very first time, the Portland State Institute for Asian Studies has teamed up with volunteers associated with the Lan Su Chinese Garden to hold a once-monthly garden program on the university campus, called First Saturday East Asian Program Series.

This year’s program series, titled “Windows into Beauty and Meaning,” is open to both students and the Portland community. It features lectures on Chinese gardens, architecture, art and the historical culture of China and East Asia and showcases their connections with the Pacific Northwest, according to press material.

The Basement Pub is a downright friendly place to get your jollies when the idea of spending time with your loved ones makes your skin crawl.

Dreck the halls

What to do when you don’t give a merry fuck about Christmas Oh, Christmas. The overly decorated trees. The lies of Santa Claus imposed on innocent children. The constant, obnoxious…

Careful craftsman Jules Nemish, a second year art major, works on a project for her 3D class in the Shattuck Hall woodshop, part of the forthcoming tour by the Graphic Design Center Nov. 23.

Graphic novelty

Design workshops take students’ skills to the next level

The first annual Informative Collaboration between Portland State’s Graphic Design Center and the Friends of Graphic Design took place in the form of a workshop Nov. 9. Within the walls of the Art Building that evening, 11 students gathered to learn, design and innovate.

Stephen Ebert, a senior and president of the Graphic Design Center, ran the workshop, which began with his demonstration on how to make a perfectly symmetrical shape in Adobe Illustrator, and move lines so that they’re in harmony with each other. He also played a slideshow, which showcased work from famous graphic designers.

Here’s a tip!

Adjunct sculpture professor Robert Rhee and his students fashioned art project for Portland’s food cart culture

In spacious room 255 of Neuberger Hall, adjunct sculpture professor Robert Rhee’s 3D art class works tenaciously on their latest project.

Some help their colleagues glue wood together. Others discuss designs. The sound of hammering resonates throughout the room. To a passerby, this room would look like any other art class.

But the students in this particular classroom have embarked on a journey to redefine the way sculpture is seen in Portland.

Crusaders of social justice: From left, Viviana Gonzalez, volunteer; Michelle Park, volunteer; Deborah Lee, publicist; Karianne McDonald, event coordinator; Bridge D’Urso, director; and Jessica Amo, assistant director, work together to fight domestic violence.

Reaching out to victims of domestic violence

Women’s Resource Center to hold open dialogue for women of color

Between 600,000 and six million women in the United States are victims of domestic violence. One in four American women will experience domestic violence in their lives. And every nine seconds a woman is beaten or assaulted in the U.S.

Day and night in the museum

The Portland Art Museum and PSU’s Master of Fine Arts program collaborate on the multi-modal “Shine a Light 2011”

“This is beautiful,” remarked Portland State student Briana Romancier as she gazed at “The Violoncellist,” a painting by Gustave Courbert, in the Portland Art Museum. “It makes me want to go back to the dorm and just start creating something, anything. It’s actually really inspiring.”

It’s moments like these that the museum strives for, which is why it collaborated with Portland State’s Masters of Fine Arts program Friday to host the third annual “Shine a Light” event.