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Santa (Liminal Performance Group)

It’s a not-so-wonderful life.


Theater
Santa Claus is in rough shape. His suit is smudged with soot. He rings his bell like the world’s most depressed Salvation Army volunteer. Trudging onstage into a stark shaft of light, he wails   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Wild: Movie Review

The film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Wild blazes a powerful trail.


Movie Reviews & Stories
On the Pacific Crest Trail, hikers speak of the “green tunnel” that greets you in Oregon. This tunnel—lush layers of moss and ferns and Douglas fir—rarely breaks for views and drenches those who enter. As Reese    More
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Just Opened: The Mystery of Irma Vep

A review of Third Rail's production of Charles Ludlam's cross-dressing romp.

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Third Rail’s The Mystery of Irma Vep leaves little doubt about one thing: Co-stars Isaac Lamb and Leif Norby have got chops. Charles Ludlam’s 1984 cross-dressing romp—two actors, seven characters, countless costume changes—requires its performers to juggle wildly divergent accents and attitudes across a nonsensical st...   More
 
Monday, December 8, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

A Cummings Christmas

Liminal Performance Group runs wild with E.E. Cummings’ strange little Yuletide play.


Theater
Most of us know E.E. Cummings for his poetry. But in addition to conducting wacky typographical experiments, Cummings was also a playwright. Not a terribly prolific one: He wrote only four pla   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Funniest Five 2014

Portland’s best standup comics, as chosen by their peers.


Cover Story
Where my ladies at? Not in this year’s Funniest 5. When votes started rolling in for the Funniest 5—our annual poll of Portland’s standup community to determine this city’s best come   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Lickety Brit

English comic Matt Kirshen makes himself more than a novelty act.


Comedy and Variety
As a Brit living in the U.S., comedian Matt Kirshen knows his accent can be a bit distracting. But sometimes, it slips his mind that he sounds different from everyone else. “It’s like th   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Funniest Five Comics 2014: Number 1, Sean Jordan


Comedy and Variety
Sean Jordan is the first to admit he’s somewhat forgettable. A tall, decent-looking white dude, perpetually clad in jeans and a hoodie, he looks like a skater bro who never grew up. Sometimes,   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

New Comedy Venue Opening in Basement of Bike Shop

Kickstand Comedy Space will run out of Velo Cult's basement on weekday evenings.

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A new comedy venue is about to open in the basement of a bike shop.
With a soft opening slated for Dec. 8 and a full launch in January, Kickstand Comedy Space will be the downstairs neighbor to Velo Cult, the Hollywood neighborhood bike shop/bar. The four founders—Dylan Reiff, Garret...   More
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Curtis Cook Weighs In On Bill Cosby

"I don't know that I want to look someone in the eyes and tell them that a rapist is the reason I've been trying to be funny my entire life."

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In the wake of the multiplying rape allegations against Bill Cosby, lots of people have been weighing in. (Not, notably, Cosby himself.) Entertainment reporters have written “woulda coulda shoulda” pieces about years-old interviews th...   More
 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Wildfang's Emma McIlroy Found a Dinosaur Skull

That was a long time ago, but the CEO of tomboy-inspired fashion company Wildfang made it the subject of a just-released children's book.

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As co-founder of Wildfang, the locally based, uber-popular tomboy-inspired fashion company—adored by the likes of Ellen Page, Tegan and Sara and Evan Rachel Wood—Emma McIlroy keeps plenty busy. But that didn’t stop the 31-year-old from finding time to write a children’s book. Emma’s A Gem, which comes out Wednes...   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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