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The Way, Way Back

Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t so easy.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Way, Way Back is a movie about a boy—awkward and introverted 14-year-old Duncan, all hunchback slouch and downcast eyes—who learns to become a man. But it’s also a film about two men who   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Summer Movie Matchmaking

Take this quiz to discover your big-screen boyfriend.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Hey girl, looking to spice up your summer vacay? Hollywood hotties are heating up screens across Portland parks, and WW, your trusty guide to all things teen, is here to help you decide which movi   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Body Double

Double duty.


Brew Views
While some filmmakers pay subtle homage to their forebears, Brian De Palma makes no attempt to hide his Hitchcock obsession. All month long, in a series called Deja Vertigo, the Hollywood Theatre    More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

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
 

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