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Laughing At Rape In a Crowded Theater

A brief history of the rape-joke debate.


Performance
Last weekend, the Great American Rape Joke Debate finally hit Portland. It’s been a long-boiling controversy in the comedy world: Who can joke about rape and when? These questions have also ra   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Bete-Lukas


Restaurant Guide
2504 SE 50th Ave., 477-8778, bete-lukas.com. [ETHIOPIAN ELEGANCE] With its spare dining room, earth-toned walls and folded cloth napkins, Bete-Lukas looks like it should be hosting a stodgy tech    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Ken's Artisan Pizza


Restaurant Guide
304 SE 28th Ave., 517-9951, kensartisan.com. [WOOD COASTER] Reclaimed wood is everywhere in this damn town. Every cocktail bar, farm-to-table restaurant and corn syrup-happy ice cream parlor seem   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Oven and Shaker


Restaurant Guide
1134 NW Everett St., 241-1600, ovenandshaker.com. [BOOZY NEAPOLITAN] On the east side, the better pizza joints tend to shutter by 10 pm. But on the west side, thanks to this royally pedigreed Pea   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Park Kitchen


Restaurant Guide
422 NW 8th Ave., 223-7275, parkkitchen.com. [NORTHWEST PLATES] For indecisive diners, tasting menus are a blessing and a curse. Freeing you from the pressures of an overwhelming menu, they can pr   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: St. Jack


Restaurant Guide
2039 SE Clinton St., 360-1281, stjackpdx.com. [GALLIC GLORY] St. Jack is resolutely anti-fad. Rather than fancying itself some imaginary 19th-century hunting lodge, this Clinton Street spot trans   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Wong's King Seafood


Restaurant Guide
8733 SE Division St., No. 101, 788-8883, wongsking.com. [GIMME SUM MORE] When I last ate dim sum at Wong’s King, I stood in the parking lot and watched as two men loaded a pig—whole, fully co   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Gluten-Free Dining

Where to eat wheat-free.


Restaurant Guide
Like most of Portland, I have wondered over the past two years whether I might be gluten-intolerant. At one point I went to a naturopath, who told me to eat nothing but amaranth, mung beans and    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped

A rotten story, told brilliantly.


Books
From the beginning of Men We Reaped (Bloomsbury, 272 pages, $26), Jesmyn Ward makes clear her memoir isn’t going to be an easy ride. By telling her story, she hopes, “I’ll understand why my    More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Slick Gear

Stuff to help you enjoy riding your bike for the six wet months to come.


Culture Features
Photos by Misha Ashton mooreThere’s a lot to be said for biking in the rain. Sure, Portland’s winter skies are gray and leaky and the sun falls behind the West Hills so, so fast. On the othe   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR, REBECCA JACOBSON, MATTHEW KORFHAGE
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