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Fall Arts Guide 2014


Fall Arts
What’s your pleasure: kabuki-style Shakespeare? Experimental chamber music at a bar? A dance performance at a graffiti-smeared, gutted-out building? A swanky gallery opening in the Pearl? A po   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Theater Director Samantha Van Der Merwe

A theatrical worldbuilder with equal tastes for the sinister and the fanciful.


Fall Arts
In science fiction, people often speak of “worldbuilding,” about writers and filmmakers who can construct an entire universe—its appearance, its laws, its technology, its history, its custom   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Fall Theater Picks


Fall Arts
Sans Merci Badass Theatre Company burst onto the scene with 2013’s Invasion!, a wondrous shapeshifter of a play that was devoured by a quartet of actors. For its second full production, it pres   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Comedian Gabe Dinger

A standup stalwart on losing competitions, performing for prisoners and why he won’t leave Portland.


Fall Arts
Two years ago, comedian Gabe Dinger placed third in Portland’s Funniest Person contest at Helium Comedy Club. Last year, he was second. This year, everyone told him it was his time. He plac   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Last of Robin Hood

Teenage dream.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As a real-life Lolita story, The Last of Robin Hood should be oozing with intrigue. Instead, this film about the final two years of Errol Flynn—who played the titular swashbuckler in 1938—and    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

In Living Memory

Portlander Vu Pham puts his bizarre family experiences on film.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When Vu Pham was a senior at Grant High School, he got a call from the office: His father was there to see him. Pham had not seen this man in more than a decade. The last time the two had locked   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Cinema 21 Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Seats

The 88-year-old movie house hopes to raise $70,000.

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Fresh off an expansion that added two new screens, Cinema 21 has begun raising funds to install new seats in its main auditorium. The 88-year-old theater on Northwest 21st Avenue launched a Kickstarter campaign today, with the goal of ra...   More
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Springfield, Ore., Unveils Simpsons Mural

It's official: The Simpsons are from Oregon.

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Springfield, Ore., finally has a public tribute to its most famous inhabitants. That would be Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.Today, the town took a break from FXX’s ongoing Simpsons marathon—which continues throu...   More
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Pedal PaLooza Goes Vegas

Land Rover is helping to fund a parallel Pedalpalooza in Sin City.

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Pedalpalooza is Portland’s annual celebration of all things bikey, with rides for devotees of just about everything—Morrissey, Dave Matthews, tweed, plaid, baby animals, Star Trek, Star Wars, yoga, zumba, ice cream, freemason architecture, nudity, drunkenness, drunken nudity.
This year, apparently Las Vegas wants in on the fun. On Sept. 11, Sin City is hosting an event called....   More
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Film Festival

What’s so Portland about this fledgling fest?


Movie Reviews & Stories
You might expect the Portland Film Festival to be some kind of bonanza for locavore cinephiles. You’d be wrong. Festival director Josh Leake hopes his event, now in its second year, becomes    More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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