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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

Brew Views: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Love, deconstructed.


Brew Views
Like a lovesick diary entry, Terence Nance’s feature debut, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, loops from confession to self-doubt to blind infatuation. The film is a blend of documentary and    More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

"The Closer You Look, The Less You See": Now You See Me Reviewed

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Now You See Me screened after WW press deadlines, presumably to make us think it had a trick up its sleeve. But nope—there's nothing there.
Critic's Grade: C
In an early scene in the magic-heist movie Now You See Me, Jesse Eisenberg’s character gives an audience a piece of advice. “The more you think you see,” he says, “the easier it wil...   More
 
Friday, May 31, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Beaux Arts Club (Imago Theatre)

Art imitates life imitating art.


Performance
Beaux Arts Club opens with a strange sort of duet. Actress Anne Sorce, clad in a mod minidress and a fluffy brown wig, shimmies and swivels around an unnamed man who’s been gagged and handcuff   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Live Review: Mike Daisey, Journalism

A love letter to journalism? More like a slapdash list of thin and mostly uninteresting ramblings.

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Last week, I wrote that Mike Daisey was sucking up to an industry—journalism—that has pilloried him.
Tuesday night, in a monologue presented by PICA, Daisey didn’t really suck up to journalists. Rather, the monologuist—who weathered controversy aft...   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Frances Ha

Girls, directed by Woody Allen and François Truffaut.


Movie Reviews & Stories
People have been trying to figure out twentysomethings at least since Dustin Hoffman unzipped Anne Bancroft’s dress. In 2010, The New York Times Magazine ran a late-to-the-game article about a “   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Hotseat: Mike Daisey

The controversy-courting monologuist professes love for an industry that has savaged him.


Q & A
Mike Daisey is sucking up to the industry that pilloried him. After it emerged that he’d lied in an episode of This American Life about Apple’s factories in China, journalists raked Daisey over th   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Puttering Around: Tualatin Island Greens

Day 2 of WW's quest to find Portland's best miniature golf course

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Fore! With spring in the air—and with every other fun activity from a Normal American ChildhoodTM having been already co-opted for ironic enjoyment then played out—over the next week WW brings you reviews of Portland-area putt-putt courses. We're also pretty excited about    More
 
Thursday, May 9, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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