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Headout: Halloworldly

Other countries’ candy, ranked.

Halloween has become dangerously homogenized. Everywhere, you find the same candy and the same superhero costumes and the same fake cobwebs. Portlanders should know better: Trick-or-treating s   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Truth Has No Temperature: The Counselor Reviewed


The Counselor screened after WW press deadlines. It's recommended only for those who wish to see Cameron Diaz wearing a hooded jacket that makes her look like vaguely an Ewok.
Critic's Grade: D+
So far as I can tell, The Counselor has one primary lesson to teach viewers: Drug trafficking is bad. Real bad. Unless, of course, you’re an exotic dancer-turned-...   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Urban Winery Tour

Our guide to getting mashed in your own neighborhood.

Food Reviews & Stories
Everything you need to know about your local wineries, including hours, directions and drink picks.1. Boedecker Cellars  2621 NW 30th Ave., 224-5778, boedeckercellars.com.  It’s not ca   More

The Submission (Defunkt Theatre)

A play about race tries to pull the trigger.

“It’s only a bullet if you load the gun with it,” says Danny, a playwright. He’s referring to the N-word, but he might as well be describing the shortcomings of The Submission, a play    More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Two Wheels to Freedom

Wadjda is an extraordinary film, made in a country that bans cinemas.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Circumstances alone make Wadjda a remarkable film. It’s the first feature shot exclusively in Saudi Arabia, a country where cinemas have been banned since the mid-’80s. Its director is a woman   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Detroit (Portland Playhouse)

A suburban nightmare, writ large.

The streets in the unnamed suburb of Detroit—which is not necessarily set anywhere near the Motor City—evoke light. Ultraviolet Lane. Fluorescent Avenue. Sunshine Way. Lightness, too: Ther   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

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