How to Make It Big in Hip-Hop When Your City Pretends You Don't Exist
Young artists are finding creative ways to carve a space in Portland's lively—if fractious and often ignored—hip-hop scene.
Can Community Investment Trusts Help Slow Down Gentrification?
A new real-estate development in East Portland, Oregon, might provide a model for the rest of the country.
The Story Behind Portland's Corporate Divestiture
A fierce group of local activists, including a cappella group Raging Grannies, brought about a deciding vote. Though Portland will likely lose $4.5 million annually starting in 2020, its city council will have more time to address other pressing issues, including homelessness.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Champion Piano Player Who Wants You to Notice Even the Smallest of Victories
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
Demographic Decline in Atlantic Canada: It's the Economy, Stupid
Atlantic Canada is reportedly dying. I'll spend this week explaining why that isn't the case.
Madison's Portland Problem: Wisconsin's Capital is Creative Class Cool
"There’s a persistent rap that Madison simply lacks an entrepreneurial spirit, with many locals content with a laid-back life spent enjoying their neighborhoods, lakes, bike paths, and craft beers."
Fatal Talent Attraction: The End of Talent Migration in the U.S.
Top-tier research universities matter more than a vibrant urban core as focus shifts from talent attraction (too much competition) to talent production.