The controversy-courting monologuist professes love for an industry that has savaged him.
Q & A
Mike Daisey is sucking up to the industry that pilloried him. After it emerged that he’d lied in an episode of This American Life about Apple’s factories in China, journalists raked Daisey over th
Day 2 of WW's quest to find Portland's best miniature golf course
FeaturesFore! With spring in the air—and with every other fun activity from a Normal American ChildhoodTM having been already co-opted for ironic enjoyment then played out—over the next week WW brings you reviews of Portland-area putt-putt courses. We're also pretty excited about More
It would be easy to carp about Lauren
Weedman’s mispronunciation and misnaming of this newspaper (on opening
night, she referred to it as “Will-uh-met Weekly”). But that would be
When Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin wrote The Left Hand of Darkness
in 1969, she imagined it as a thought experiment. What would a world be
like, she asked, where humans spent most of their liv
For its second tribute to film noir, Return to Noirville,
Cinema 21 celebrates the genre’s apex with eight classics, but it also
hops a few decades forward with a trio of neo-noirs. Top among th
Ten Chimneys premiered in 2011. But with its old-fashioned form and frothy narrative, it might as well have been produced in the 1930s.
That’s not entirely a
bad thing. Jeffrey Hatcher’s comed
44 years after publication, Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness still feels radical—and now it has become a play.
In 1969, gender was a fixed concept. The world didn’t know
Boy George, David Bowie or Annie Lennox. There were no how-to websites
for pursuing ambiguous gender expression. Jeffrey Eugenides hadn
Pigs figure heavily in Upstream Color. In
addition to a scene of a woman cuddling with a piglet, writer-director
Shane Carruth’s sophomore feature also includes swine being bagged for
Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder is more mystifying than mind-blowing.
Movie Reviews & Stories
Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life overflowed with
voice-over narration. His new film is practically an audiobook.
Actually, “audiobook” is misleading: That would suggest To the Wonder’s
Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park—the
first work to win the triple crown of the Pulitzer, Tony and Britain’s
Olivier—is one of the most produced plays among regional companies. I