‘I Made My ADHD Into My Strength’: Understanding The Link Between Rap & Neurodivergence

While a growing number of rap songs address mental health, little attention has been paid to the connection between hip-hop and ADHD. GRAMMY.com explores the discussion of neurodivergent artists, from Nicki Minaj and Diddy, to underground rappers. Continue reading ‘I Made My ADHD Into My Strength’: Understanding The Link Between Rap & Neurodivergence

Old Town Homeless Village Will Close After Nonprofit Operator Says Conditions Too Dangerous

The news of the closing raises questions about a dozen existing and planned officially-sanctioned homeless villages in the region, as well as a key local services provider. By Thacher Schmid May 28, 2022 at 4:35 pm PDT in Willamette Week Old Town’s homeless village is permanently closing, Multnomah County officials say, after its services provider, All Good Northwest, decided it could not continue running the site. The director of the nonprofit, Andy Goebel, blames its decision on “daily and nightly gunfire and gun activity” in the area. The decommissioning, which officials confirmed after an inquiry from WW, also comes a … Continue reading Old Town Homeless Village Will Close After Nonprofit Operator Says Conditions Too Dangerous

‘Portland Goes Harder’: How PDX’s Disparate, Diverse Music Scene Has Coalesced Around Progressive Politics

The city’s scene may not have a coherent sound, but from hip-hop to alternative, and jazz to reggae, Portland music packs a protest-fueled punch THACHER SCHMID | GRAMMYS | APR 18, 2022 – 10:51 AM In front of a Black … Continue reading ‘Portland Goes Harder’: How PDX’s Disparate, Diverse Music Scene Has Coalesced Around Progressive Politics

The Village Alternative: Andrew Heben and Tim McCormick Have a Democratic Solution to Houselessness

By Thacher Schmid In recent years, American homelessness has been on the rise again. In 2015, West Coast cities declared homeless “emergencies.” Since 2017, “Point in Time” counts have risen; some measures see unhoused populations at all-time highs. Now, due to Covid-19, the numbers could … Continue reading The Village Alternative: Andrew Heben and Tim McCormick Have a Democratic Solution to Houselessness

Rick Turoczy Says the Myth of the Unflappable Entrepreneur Is “All Bullshit”

The godfather of Portland startups talks about what’s special in Rose City tech—and what it must improve. To Portland startup founder Mara Zepeda, he’s the “north star of Portland’s entrepreneurship scene”—or just “Yoda.” To Wieden + Kennedy managing director Renny Gleeson, he’s … Continue reading Rick Turoczy Says the Myth of the Unflappable Entrepreneur Is “All Bullshit”