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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

Clybourne Park (Portland Center Stage)

Or does it fester like a sore?


Performance
Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park—the first work to win the triple crown of the Pulitzer, Tony and Britain’s Olivier—is one of the most produced plays among regional companies. I haven’t se   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Aliens (Third Rail Repertory)

They’re only human.


Performance
Since her first play stunned New York audiences four years ago, Annie Baker, 31, has gone from obscurity to acclaim. In that time, critics have scraped away at her plays, trying to unearth what ma   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Trip And Slide

Danny Boyle’s Trance is a head trip that spins in on itself.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As best I can tell, Trance is the first film—outside porn, maybe—to have a plot that hinges on a woman’s pubic hair. Though the Goya painting that goes missing in the art-heist thriller is   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Possessions of La Boîte (The Reformers)

My baby, she wrote me a letter.


Performance
In the program notes for The Possessions of La Boîte, director Charmian Creagle says the show “is an homage to an art form—the letter—and the power it possesses.” It’s an assertion that   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Your First Overnighter

Everything you need to know before your first bikepacking trip.


Culture Features
Rochelle Comeaux and Don Eaton remember their first overnighter as cyclists. It was the first day of their 70-day cross-country trip along the TransAmerica Trail, which winds 4,233 miles from As   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Frames Within Frames

A full year of bike-based art.


Culture Features
Portland cyclists are not content to limit their demonstrations of affection to soggy winter commuting, bombing downhill from the zoo and quaffing too much beer at Apex. Portlanders who worship    More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Rebel Ride

Two years on two wheels: radical homesteading and roadkill suppers.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A couple years ago, Noah Hussin didn’t eat roadkill. Now it makes his mouth water. In November 2010, Hussin and his brother Tim set out, on bicycles, to document communities of radical homestead   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Arabian Nights (Post Five Theatre)

A whole new world, replete with fart jokes.


Performance
Before Arabian Nights begins, Post Five’s performers move about the theater. Clad in harem pants and embroidered vests, they squeeze into black vinyl pews, wrapping an arm around an audience m   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Admission

It gets the thin envelope, not the fat one.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In one of the funnier moments in Admission, several Princeton admissions officers make notes on a giant chart. On one side are fawning remarks they’ve received from parents whose offspring have    More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
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