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PICA Announces Lineup for 2014 Time-Based Art Festival

Updated: the festival's late-night social hub will be located in inner southeast Portland.

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Inuit throat singers, modernist sculptures made of Pontiac cars and elderly Portlanders’ sex lives: The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art has announced the line-up for this year's Time-Based Art Festival, which takes place on September 11-21. 
The annual 10-d...   More
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

A Coffee in Berlin

Make it decaf.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Midway through A Coffee in Berlin, Niko (Tom Schilling) breaks off a bathroom tryst with a former classmate. They’re only doing it, he says, as “Vergangenheitsbewältigung.” The subtitles    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Obvious Child

Rhymes with shmashmortion.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Obvious Child is a revolutionary film disguised as a rom-com. But that rom-com costume is a genuine one, both in its rom half and its com half, and that’s what makes Obvious Child such a winning   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Summer Guide 2014: Park Life

A metaphorical blueprint of Portland parks as rooms.


Summer Guide
Everybody knows Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s living room. But this city’s  public space is a mansion, with dozens of rooms, extensive grounds and extravagant amenities. Here’   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Risk/Reward Festival

Ladies night.


Theater
This weekend’s Risk/Reward Festival is all about the women. Every year since 2008, the micro-fest has presented six 20-minute performances: all new, all devised by West Coast artists and all p   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

We Are the Best!

Friends like these.


Movie Reviews & Stories
With a title so cocksure, We Are the Best! couldn’t be about anything other than early adolescence, those years of impetuous declarations and unshakable convictions. Swedish director Lukas Moo   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Lizzie (Portland Center Stage)

Took an ax, gave her mother 40 whacks.


Theater
Like Gwen Stefani circa “Just a Girl”—only homicidal and clad in Victorian dress—the Lizzie Borden of rock opera Lizzie is a foot-stomping, hair-flinging rebel who can rock out with the best   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Playhouse, Oregon Children's Theatre Win Big at Drammy Awards

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Portland Playhouse won big at Monday’s Drammy Awards, Portland’s answer to the Tonys. The seven-year-old theater company, which operates out of a converted church in Northeast Portland, picked up eight awards, including best musical (The Light in the Piaz...   More
 
Monday, June 9, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Worth a Dam

In Night Moves, her fourth film set in Oregon, director Kelly Reichardt travels south for some ecoterrorism.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Kelly Reichardt isn’t from Oregon. The filmmaker was born in Florida and now lives in upstate New York, where she teaches at Bard College. But despite her geographical remove, Reichardt has beco   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Buried Child (Profile Theatre)

There’s no place like home.


Theater
In the 1960s, Sam Shepard was making his name in Greenwich Village’s experimental scene with fractured, restless one-acts. In a 1965 Village Voice review of one of these works, playwright Edwa   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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