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Jason Bateman to Make Movie About Portlander Who Sold Stock in Himself

The film, IPO Man, is based on Mike Merrill, a tech entrepreneur who put himself on the open market in 2008.

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Back in 2008, Portlander Mike Merrill launched a novel project: The tech entrepreneur, then 30, sold shares of himself on the open market. Now his stunt will become a movie, directed by and starring Jason Bateman.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Fuss and Feathers

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman can’t quite take flight.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In Birdman, our protagonist is Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), a washed-up actor who once wore wings as the titular superhero. But in this film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the    More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Poe Must Go On

Masque of the Red Death does more than justice to the master of the macabre.


Theater
Entering the brightly lit studio space, we’re handed delicate white party masks. Some are decorated with spiky branches, others with snakelike scales. Tinkly music plays. Some people waltz and   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Color Line

Dear White People is for everybody.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When Justin Simien began work on Dear White People, early drafts of the screenplay included an over-the-top college party featuring white students in blackface. But at some point, he ruled it    More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

All Jane No Dick 2014: Best Lines From Day Four

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WW writers Rebecca Jacobson and Saundra Sorenson select their top moments from the fourth night of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick. The festival continues through today; check out the schedule here.&nbs...   More
 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

All Jane No Dick 2014: Best Lines From Day Three

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WW writers Rebecca Jacobson and Saundra Sorenson select their top moments from the third night of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick. Many of these comedians will perform again this weekend. The festival continues through Sunday; check out the schedule    More
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Ava Gene's: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3377 SE Division St., 971-229-0571, avagenes.com [ITALIAN NOUVEAU] Duane Sorenson's Italian eatery looks like a cross between a third-wave coffee shop and a mafia hangout,   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Dar Salam: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
2921 NE Alberta St., 206-6148, darsalamportland.com [BAGHDAD'S BEST] It's hard not to root for a restaurant with a story like Dar Salam's. Two grade-school friends from    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Le Pigeon: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
738 E Burnside St., 546-8796, lepigeon.com [ORIGINAL GANGSTA] When Gabriel Rucker opened his shoebox-sized, softly lit restaurant in 2006, this was a scruffy stretch of Eas   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Natural Selection: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3033 NE Alberta St., 288-5883, naturalselectionpdx.com [STILL LIFE OF VEGETABLES] In a more perfect world, the approach to vegetarian cooking at Natural Selection would fil   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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