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TBA Diaries: Eisa Jocson, Death of a Pole Dancer and Macho Dancer

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Dressed in a pleather halter top and towering stilettos, eyes lined in black and lips painted red, Eisa Jocson clops into the BodyVox studio. She carries a bulky black bag over her shoulder. We’re in a circle around her, some sitting, some standing, many fanning themselves with their programs. The house lights are on. There is no music. Jo...   More
 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

A Matter Of Time

The Time-Based Art Festival shows some moxie.


Theater
Perhaps the third time is truly the charm. That’s, at least, what this year’s Time-Based Art Festival suggests. This is festival director Angela Mattox’s third go-around with the genre-bus   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

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
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