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"Phoebe Robinson—Dope Queen"
Portland Mercury // Oct 12, 2016

The comedian, who co-hosts the 2 Dope Queens podcast with Jessica Williams and who’ll be in town at Live Wire! Radio this week, grew up on episodes of The West Wing and Inside the Actors Studio. She’s harnessed the power of pop culture in her new book You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain.

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"How an Airstream Trailer on NE MLK Is Making Podcasting More Accessible"
Portland Mercury // Feb 22, 2017

“There’s something decidedly disarming about an Airstream trailer,” says Justen Harn, executive director of Open Signal. We’re outside the portable podcasting studio Stream PDX. The shiny, cylindrical trailer sits like a giant, space-age toaster. Looking at it is like looking at a dog or baby: It’s so unaware of its adorable goofiness you can’t help but smile.

"A Drawn and Disorderly History"
Portland Mercury // Mar 16 2016

In the 1960s and '70s, female comics artists were turning out pages alongside R. Crumb and Robert Williams, but were alienated by sexism, both on the page and within the culture of underground comics. Wimmen's Comix was their response—a collectively run feminist alternative comic that ran from 1970 through 1992, in one form or another, with more than 100 contributors.

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