In Japanese Kabuki theater, tricks of costuming and
staging assist actors as they undergo swift transformations or make
sudden revelations. It’s a theme applied to bold effect in
Here’s something of a confession (and perhaps a disclaimer): I’ve never seen the movie version of The Odd Couple.
I’m familiar with the plot, of course, and I’ve watched maybe half an
In middle school, I acted in a production of The Odyssey.
Bored by a dumbed-down script, our adolescent cast attempted to punch
it up with absurdity: Circe wore a sweater vest yet spoke in slang.
The history of the blues is complex, meandering its way
from rhythmic African chants to Southern spirituals to Chicago pop hits.
In Portland Center Stage’s final production of the season, howeve
Unless you work at a powder-coating warehouse or metal
fabricator, this industrial stretch of Southeast 26th Avenue is no
destination. It’s a peculiar location for cheekily named Gigantic Brewin
Supporters of more than 50 groups plan to turn out this Saturday, March 19 at Pioneer Courthouse Square to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The date marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Saturday’s rally of labor, faith-based, peace and environmental justice organizations will highlight the link between the economic downturn and the ongoing wars in the Middle Ea...
Despite the cancellation of today’s City Council hearing on whether Portland should rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force, about 70 protesters still turned out at City Hall this afternoon to oppose the city’s participation in the JTTF. Chanting “No secrets...
Arts & Books
Leave the kiddos at home—Girls’ Guide: Dominatrix for Dummies is not for the prudish or the faint-of-heart. Eleanor O’Brien’s solo show, which details her experiences training (well, attempting to train) to become a professional dominatrix, features semi-nudity, simulated masturbation, graphic descriptions of sordid sexual fetishes and jokes about ropes, whips and ni...
Food Reviews & Stories
The pupusa is El Salvador’s answer to grilled cheese. A
starchy outer layer—in this case, thick corn tortillas—surrounds a
creamy, gooey mess of cheese. But don’t stop at queso. Pupuseria El