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Brew Views: Charade

Parlor games.


Brew Views
Forget Psycho. That flick may have cinema’s most harrowing shower scene, but Charade has its most delightful, in the form of a fully clothed Cary Grant lathering himself up as a highly amused Au   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

A Superhero’s Shakespeare

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is a smart and chummy soiree.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Much Ado About Nothing is all about trickery. The comedy—one of Shakespeare’s best—centers on two strong-minded singles, Beatrice and Benedick, each determined never to love and never to mar   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Risk/Reward Festival

A salad bar of boundary-pushing performance.


Performance
Think of the Risk/Reward Festival as speed dating for contemporary performance. In one night, you’re introduced to six performers. Each has a different way of moving, of grooving, of talking,    More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Summer Guide 2013: One Toe Over the Line

A WW staffer breaks the law and loses her balance.


Featured Stories
The park rangers must have been lying in wait. Out of the corner of my eye, I see them approaching. The man is tall with a shaved head and small spectacles. With him is a dark-haired woman.     More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: The Sapphires

Soul sisters.


Brew Views
According to crusty Irish boozer Dave—played with impeccable comic charm by Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig’s cop boyfriend in Bridesmaids—country-western and soul music are both rooted in loss.    More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Somewhere In Time (Portland Center Stage)

Let’s do the time warp again.


Performance
Between writer’s block and a brain tumor, Richard Collier’s head is in bad shape. He has fled to a hotel in Michigan, where he stumbles on a portrait of a breathtaking starlet from some 60 y   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Oregon Public House: Pour of Spirit


Bar Reviews
The Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum St., 828-0884, oregonpublichouse.com) certainly has a catchy slogan: “Have a pint, save the world.” The Woodlawn neighborhood watering hole, whose opening   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: Apple Beer (Buckman Botanical Brewery)


Drank
The boundaries between beer and cider are blurring. Cidermakers now add hops to their libations; brewers pour apple juice into their beer (or, in the case of Redd’s Apple Ale, made by MillerCoors, �   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Kings of Summer

I want to be forever young.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As cops break up a high-school kegger, and a burly teenager frantically pumps a few extra shots of beer into his maw, two 14-year-old boys stumble into a forest. Intending only to evade police,    More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

A Bright New Boise (Third Rail Repertory)

The end times at the strip mall.


Performance
If Tolstoy was right—that in all great literature, a man either goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town—there’s hardly a clearer example of the latter than A Bright New Boise. Samuel   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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