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The Raid 2

Another master class in Indonesian martial arts.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Poor Rama. The last time we saw the baby-faced Indonesian rookie cop in 2011’s excellent The Raid: Redemption, he had just fought his way up a 15-floor apartment building filled with violent c   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 RUTH BROWN

New Bounty

Dark Horse’s Trekker was ahead of its time. Now it comes back to finish what it started.


Featured Stories
Ron Randall has drawn Superman. He has drawn Batman and Spider-Man and Hawkman and Deadpool and the Green Lantern. In his 30-something-year career, the Portland comic-book artist and writer has    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Better Living Through Chemistry

Bitter pill.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When Better Living Through Chemistry first started popping up on film news sites back in 2010, it was billed as a noirish thriller starring Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Garner and Judi Dench. It was    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Jump the Stump

Changes are percolating at Stumptown—literally.


Food Reviews & Stories
When news broke in 2011 that Duane Sorenson’s caffeine fiefdom had been sold, many observers—this newspaper included—expected big changes at Stumptown Coffee Roasters and its cafes were immi   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 RUTH BROWN

12 O’Clock Boys

Rev it up.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Documentary filmmaker Lotfy Nathan apparently began creating 12 O’Clock Boys with one question in mind: Who are these gangs of kids barreling around Baltimore on dirt bikes? His film answers tha   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Write All The Books

Meet the hyperbolic Allie Brosh.


Books
You’re probably familiar with Allie Brosh’s work—you just don’t realize it. Posts and cartoons from the Bend-based writer’s blog, Hyperbole and a Half, are all over the Internet—shared   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Restaurant Guide 2013: Enat Kitchen


Restaurant Guide
300 N Killingsworth St., 285-4867, enatguada.com. [GREAT GOOP] The thing with Ethiopian restaurants is they all serve the same basic lineup of dishes—the red lentil thing, the yellow lentil thi   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 RUTH BROWN

The Victors’ History

The Act of Killing is a vitally important film. It may also make you hurl.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The most horrifying movie scene you will watch this year begins with a giant waterfall cascading into a lush green gorge. A Muzak cover of “Born Free” plays as smiling young women in matching    More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Hotseat: The Third Degree

A climatologist describes how global warming will alter the wine industry.


Q & A
Gregory Jones can see the future…of booze. A climatologist at Southern Oregon University, Jones is an expert in why wines taste the way they do in the places they do. But as global warming rec   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Blackfish

No, seriously: Free Willy.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Living in a modestly sized city like Portland can have its drawbacks for culture vultures. Art exhibits, live theater, indie films—sometimes it’s months, even years, between reading about thes   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 RUTH BROWN
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