American-made wheat beers tend to be dry,
hoppy and, far too often, bland. The New World cousins of traditional
German hefeweizens typically tone down the yeast’s tutti-frutti punch
Movie Reviews & Stories
We live in a time of tyranny. Our oppressor? Choice. You
think all those Netflix options are improving your quality of life?
Think again. That’s why our brains love lists. Not only are they easi
As Sarah wiggles her way beneath the
covers, Richard sits stiffly atop the sheets. Smoking jacket knotted at
the waist, he’s propped up his feet—still clad in their Oxfords—on the
Where to spoil your four-legged circus performers.
This week, the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater somersaults its
way into Portland, with dozens of four-legged, furry stars in tow. We
figured that ringleader Gregory Popovich—who’s been called a
A review of Third Rail Rep's production of the legendary farce.
When I first saw Noises Off as a 14-year-old at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I didn’t know theater could do that. A dozen years later—and after watching dozens and dozens of plays—I’m still not quite sure how Noises Off does what it does. What’s clear, though, is that Michael Frayn’s 1982 backstage comedy is perhaps the world’s most exactingly constructed play, and ...
The forthcoming season of the IFC show will feature appearances by Kirsten Dunst, Paul Allen and Dan Savage.
To the delight of seemingly everyone but Portlanders themselves, the twee machine that is Portlandia just keeps churning, and today the show announced the cameos for its fourth season.
As reported by Spin, the next season of the IFC show will feature cameos from Maya Rudolph, Kirsten Dunst, Savage Love columnist Dan Savage and
A review of Bad Reputation Productions' adaptation of the Christmas special.
Fun fact: When the 1964 stop-motion TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first aired, Santa never swung by the Island of Misfit Toys. Viewers were apparently so aghast at his heartlessness that the studio produced a new scene, with Santa rescuing the toys for delivery to deserving children. I’m not sure how those viewers would respond to the updates Bad Reputation Productions has mad...
A local podcast unleashes no-holds-barred theater criticism, with a shot of scotch.
Deep in Happy Valley on a blustery Monday
evening, in a room lined with posters of Katy Perry and Bruce
Springsteen, James Engberg and Eric Kilgore are drinking Scotch and
discussing Bertolt Bre
The sprawling Blue Is the Warmest Color will knock you sideways.
Movie Reviews & Stories
As soon as Blue Is the Warmest Color premiered in
Cannes last May, frenzied discussion engulfed the film. Whether people
found it exhilarating or exploitative, it seemed no one could shut up