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Movie Review: Point and Shoot

An American in Libya, with a gun in one hand and a camera in the other.

Movie Reviews & Stories
In this age of narcissism, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better subject than Matthew VanDyke.  With no filmmaking experience and limited knowledge of the region, the sheltered Baltim   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Nov. 1, 1999: A new coffee shop opens on Southeast Division Street…

40th Anniversary
Portland has long fancied itself a coffee town, but it wasn’t until a chilly November day in 1999 that it became the coffee town. That’s the day a young heavy-metal-loving stoner from Washingt   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 RUTH BROWN

Best. Simpsons Episodes. Ever.

Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.

Culture Features
What are you doing for the next 12 days? Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey” Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your living ro   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 RUTH BROWN, AP KRYZA, MATTHEW SINGER

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.

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
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