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A Trouble Shared


Movie Reviews & Stories
“De-escalate my asshole, you dumb fuckers!” yells the writhing boy as his youthful captors wrap him in their arms, attempting to console him. It’s a moment that’s brutal, strangely beautif   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Mountaintop (Portland Center Stage)

A hokey affront to history.


Performance
There are undoubtedly new things to be said about Martin Luther King Jr. That’s not the trouble with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. No, the problem is that Hall condescends to her subject and au   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Adore

Unleash the cougars!


Movie Reviews & Stories
As far as cougars go, Naomi Watts and Robin Wright are pretty choice. Both radiant blondes, they’re as tanned and toned as West Hills moms who spend their days taking spin classes at the Multnom   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Frances Ha

Quarter-life crisis.


Brew Views
People have been trying to figure out 20-somethings 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 “new   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Crime and punishment in a Texas town.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints wants to be murky and oblique. I wanted to rewind it. Not for its dusky visuals or folksy dialogue—I wanted to re-see scenes so shrouded in darkness that I could bar   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Expatriate: Well Traveled


Bar Reviews
No sign marks the entrance to Expatriate (5424 NE 30th Ave., 867-5309, expatriatepdx.com), but you won’t need Lonely Planet to find it. There’s the odd assortment of national flags in the wind   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Movie Adaptation of Wild to be Filmed in Oregon

The movie, starring Reese Witherspoon as Portlander Cheryl Strayed, will be filmed in Oregon this fall.

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A source has confirmed to WW that the movie adaptation of Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail, will be filmed in Oregon. Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line, Legally Blonde) is set to star as Strayed, who live...   More
 
Monday, August 19, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Lovelace

More like Shallow Throat.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There are many ways a biopic about Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace could have gone: lurid exploitation, polyester odyssey through a world of leisure suits and bell-bottoms, bleeding-heart redemp   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Remedy Wine Bar: Doctor’s Orders


Bar Reviews
A hundred years ago, the building at the corner of Northwest Everett Street and Park Avenue held a pharmacy, where druggists administered miracle-promising cure-alls, stomach-soothing licorice p   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: Lucky As Helles (Breakside Brewery)


Drank
When I lived in Germany, “ein Helles” was my fallback order, and I spent many afternoons in leafy beer gardens sipping at half-liters while squeezing excessive mustard onto my bratwurst. But   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
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