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Olympic Provisions: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
107 SE Washington St., 1632 NW Thurman St., 954-3663, 894-8136, olympicprovisions.com [YOUR RIGHT TO PÂTÉ] The bottom of every receipt at Olympic Provisions contains an i   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Tanuki: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
8029 SE Stark St., 477-6030. [BUT CAN MY KID GET SOME SUSHI?] Tanuki likes to build its identity on what it's not. Per a sign on the Montavilla izakaya's door: "THIS IS NOT A JAPANESE    More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Beast: Restaurant Guide 2014

Restaurant Guide
5425 NE 30th Ave.,841-6968.[GOOSE TAMER] For years, the only way to experience chef Naomi Pomeroy’s remarkable culinary prowess was to throw down $75 and spend nearly three hours plowing through   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

No Nonsense

Comedian Kate Berlant on academia, therapy and pope jokes.

Comedy and Variety
People trip over themselves trying to describe comedian Kate Berlant. The 27-year-old takes the stage with discursive, high-energy monologues dense with academic jargon. Her digressions about    More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Top Three Best Bets For All Jane No Dick

Comedy and Variety
Phoebe Robinson, Kate Berlant and Friends Kate Berlant has an inimitable, digressive style that skews more toward performance art than straight standup. Phoebe Robinson, meanwhile, has Broad City   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Just Opened: The Homecoming

A review of Imago Theatre's production of Harold Pinter's landmark 1964 play.


Harold Pinter never revealed what his plays were about. Indeed, the British dramatist would probably have chafed at the mere suggestion that his plays were “about” anything. For Pinter, the stage was a place for ambiguity—and for combat. His characters use words less to transmit meaning than to launch ammunition, which often renders them less-than-pleasant company. That’s the case ...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Pride: Movie Review

A fop and a miner walk into a leather bar.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Politics make strange bedfellows. That was certainly true of gay activists and mineworkers, who formed an unlikely alliance during a British labor strike 30 years ago. Their story is dramatized    More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Theater Review: The Turn (The Reformers)

A gothic ghost story by way of Kubrick.

When it comes to tales about sweet-faced children able to commune with ghosts, few are more chilling than Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. But that’s not   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Just Opened: Exiles

A review of Artist Rep's production of Carlos Lacámara's play.


In 1980, Fidel Castro played something of a mean joke on the United States. He opened one of his country’s harbors for Cubans who wanted to emigrate—and then loaded up those Florida-bound boats with mental-health patients and criminals. In Exiles, Cuban-born playwright Carlos Lacámara dramatizes the Mariel boatlift by homing in on one ship, stranded in the Gulf of Mexico aft...   More
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Hotseat: Kristine Levine

After 15 years in standup, Portland's doyenne of blue-collar comedy records her first album.


As Portland's doyenne of blue-collar comedy, Kristine Levine has a way of cracking jokes—whether about her fat kids or about finding dead bodies in the jack shack—that's both brassy and delightful. In 15 years of doing standup, though, she's never recorded an album. That changes this Saturday, Oct. 4, when Levin...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

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