Director Park Chan-Wook sucks the blood out of Stoker.
Movie Reviews & Stories
On a scale of zero to Quentin Tarantino, South Korean
director Park Chan-wook is not stuck in the middle with anyone. In his
hyperviolent Vengeance trilogy (2003’s Oldboy won the
Grand Prix at
Two theater productions throw race relations into stark relief.
From Othello to A Raisin in the Sun, the immediacy of theater has cast a light on race relations. It’s arresting to witness such dynamics live. Last weekend, two plays opened that, on the surf
Add a few animatronic pirates, and Lighthouse Inn (10808 NW Saint Helens Road, 240-8827)
could pass for a Universal Studios theme ride. Each door—even in the
restrooms, cutely marked “Gulls”
The architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was famous for the
aphorism “Less is more.” Though his design was guided by an abstract
philosophy, his steel-and-glass buildings were outwardly simple a
Gnarly Grey (1235 SW Jefferson St., 971-271-7407, gnarlygrey.com)
might make you feel like you’ve gone back to college. Located a couple
of blocks from the Portland State University campus, the
Bethany Palmer hasn’t slept in 13 years,
not since her son Andrew was born. Fearing a ghoulish Sandman she
believes is out to steal Andrew’s eyes, she stays up all night nervously
Arts & Books
Portland's theater community reeled Friday, after hearing news about Southeast Belmont Street’s venerable Theater! Theatre! shutting its doors this summer. In a city with few mid-size venues, the two-auditorium building has long been a bustling theatrical hub.
Fifty Shades of Grey reduced sadomasochism to handcuffs and spanking. Venus in Fur—while
not devoid of dog collars and riding crops—throws into question such
simple ideas of control and compli
Is love more like a fish stew or a Phil Collins song?
Hand2Mouth wants you
to consider this in its newest experimental offering, which pings
between schmaltzy representations of movie love