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Winter Guide 2013: Stone Cold

A WW correspondent learns to keep her beer off the curling rink.


Featured Stories
The Evergreen Curling Club posts three rules by the rink. First, shake hands. Second, if you win, clean the ice. And third, winners buy the first round of drinks. That final rule pretty well e   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

I Love to Eat (Portland Center Stage)

Portland’s proto-foodie dishes up less than a satisfying meal.


Performance
Opera music booms and steam spills out from beneath the giant onstage refrigerator as I Love to Eat begins. As the song builds and steam obscures the floor, James Beard (Rob Nagle) strides out of    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Lost Boy (Artists Repertory Theatre)

A three-ring circus abducted of oomph.


Performance
In 2001, Oregon City teenagers Miranda Gaddis and Ashley Pond disappeared, and local playwright Susan Mach found herself confronted with billboards of the girls’ faces. Both intrigued and dist   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Headout: Swing Your Partner

It’s hip to be square.


Headout
The first lesson I learn at Village Ballroom’s weekly square dance is that punctuality matters: My friends and I arrive 20 minutes late, and we are immediately circled by gray-haired cowboy type   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Death Without Closure

Zero Dark Thirty dramatizes the search for Osama Bin Laden to chilling effect.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For all the talk about torture Zero Dark Thirty has generated, you’d be forgiven for thinking director Kathryn Bigelow spends 157 minutes   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Rust and Bone

In which an orca bites off Marion Cotillard’s legs.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Rust and Bone’s soundtrack features Bon Iver, “Love Shack” by the B-52s, and Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Such contrivances are rivaled only by the film’s implausible premise: A driven   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Mission: Impossible

As a disaster drama, The Impossible impresses. But its morals are swamped.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s always tricky to criticize a film for what it fails to depict rather than for what it actually captures. But in The Impossible, the omission is so glaring that to disregard it would be to com   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

Upcoming shows we’re excited to see.


Performance
The obligatory holiday productions have taken their final curtain calls, and Portland theaters can return to what they do best: distracting us from our city’s slobbery weather. The following p   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Streetcar Bistro and Taproom: Train in Vain


Bar Reviews
In attempting to summon cool, Streetcar Bistro and Taproom (1101 NW Northrup St., 227-2988, streetcarbistro.com) might have looked a bit farther than our city’s much-loathed covered moving sidew   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

More Top Movies of 2012: Three WW Writers Weigh In

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The three movie editors of 2012 already weighed in with their top three films of their respective tenures. But because we can't resist closing out the year with another trio of lists, here are the top 10 films of 2012, according to three WW movie writers.
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Friday, December 28, 2012 by REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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