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Buried Child (Profile Theatre)

There’s no place like home.

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

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Feckin’ family.

The Irish have invaded Portland. Between Artists Rep’s The Playboy of the Western World, Corrib’s forthcoming The Hen Night Epiphany and this Third Rail production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane,    More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Nominations Announced for the Drammys, Portland's Theater Awards

For the first time since 1999, the Drammys have announced their nominees in advance of the ceremony.


Broadway has the Tony Awards; Portland has the Drammys. But for the last 15 years, not only did we lack Neil Patrick Harris and $275 tickets (the ceremony is free), we didn’t have nominees—the Drammy committee would just dole out awards, sometimes up to four in a category, at the annual Crystal Ballroom ceremony. That’s changed this year, presumably to gin up interest, and the    More
Thursday, May 29, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Cold in July

Lone Star State of mind.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The actor Michael C. Hall knows death. He had his breakout role in Six Feet Under as the closeted son David and then went on to play the titular serial killer in Dexter. In his newest role, in Jim Mic   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: Bike Courier Meghan Mack

20 years of wet pants and hot pizza.

Bike Guide
Imagine a bike messenger. You’re probably visualizing a reckless young man—perhaps Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush, or Puck from The Real World—weaving through traffic on a featherweight fi   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: Cycling Sojourner Author Ellee Thalheimer

The high-mileage Portland author on fabulous Italian men and Cuban abuelas.

Bike Guide
Something about Junior seemed odd. Junior, an elderly man with a fuzzy white beard and unkempt hair in a run-down pickup truck, was giving Ellee Thalheimer and her dad a lift along the Oregon coa   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bike Guide 2014: The Longhaulers, Shops and Rides

Bike Guide
SHOP Next Adventure 426 SE Grand Ave., 233-0706, nextadventure.net. 10 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. Your pit stop for all the camping supplies you’ll need o   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Pirates of Penzance

Batten down the hatches.

You can’t blame Bill Rauch for wanting to spice up The Pirates of Penzance. The 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta is a frothy affair with plenty of rascally swashbucklers and dewy-cheeked mai   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Picks by Day

Our recommendations for what to see this weekend.


Navigating the Bridgetown Comedy Festival can make you wish you had Hermione’s Time Turner. With four days, 15 stages and nearly 200 performers, it’s an overwhelming beast. The good news is that anywhere you throw a sandwich, you’re likely to hit talent, whether a big-deal headliner (Emo Philips, Reggie Watts, W. Kamau Be...   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Learn to Be Latina (Milagro Theatre)

Is being the wrong kind of brown keeping you down?

Learn to Be Latina has a little something for everyone. A Missy Elliott dance routine featuring a backflip that transitions into twerking. A muff-eating puppet. AIDS jokes. The Macarena. A tende   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

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