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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


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

The People’s Republic of Portland (Portland Center Stage)

Maybe she should have put a bird on it.

It would be easy to carp about Lauren Weedman’s mispronunciation and misnaming of this newspaper (on opening night, she referred to it as “Will-uh-met Weekly”). But that would be too simpl   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Left Hand of Darkness (Hand2Mouth Theatre/Portland Playhouse)

Androgynous aliens in a world of blue AstroTurf.

When Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin wrote The Left Hand of Darkness in 1969, she imagined it as a thought experiment. What would a world be like, she asked, where humans spent most of their liv   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: The Long Goodbye

Marlowe for the Me generation.

Brew Views
For its second tribute to film noir, Return to Noirville, Cinema 21 celebrates the genre’s apex with eight classics, but it also hops a few decades forward with a trio of neo-noirs. Top among th   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Ten Chimneys (Artists Repertory Theatre)

A throwback to theater’s golden age.

Ten Chimneys premiered in 2011. But with its old-fashioned form and frothy narrative, it might as well have been produced in the 1930s. That’s not entirely a bad thing. Jeffrey Hatcher’s comed   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Degender Bender

44 years after publication, Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness still feels radical—and now it has become a play.

In 1969, gender was a fixed concept. The world didn’t know Boy George, David Bowie or Annie Lennox. There were no how-to websites for pursuing ambiguous gender expression. Jeffrey Eugenides hadn   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Upstream Color

This little swine of mine.

Brew Views
Pigs figure heavily in Upstream Color. In addition to a scene of a woman cuddling with a piglet, writer-director Shane Carruth’s sophomore feature also includes swine being bagged for an unple   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Girl Twirling

Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder is more mystifying than mind-blowing.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life overflowed with voice-over narration. His new film is practically an audiobook. Actually, “audiobook” is misleading: That would suggest To the Wonder’s    More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
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