Short of being abducted by a benevolent alien race to save
the universe from imminent destruction, author Ernest Cline is living
every geek’s ultimate fantasy. His best-selling debut novel, vi
In the world of international competitive collegiate a cappella, the use of octavizer pedals is prohibited. This means that all those crazy sounds you’re hearing as a spunky group of students perform an a cappella version of "The Final Countdown" are coming straight from their mouths. It’s an impressive act to witness and has spawned an a cappella renaissance, which skyrockete...
The prolific novelist talks up gun violence and the rule of law.
T.C. Boyle may very well be the master of topical
literature. Told through expertly crafted prose, his novels manage to
delicately dissect issues like illegal immigration (1995’s The Tortilla
Theater for the screen-addicted masses, with cake and hate-fucking.
Who says theater has to be highbrow? Can’t there be
quality for the TV crowd? Action/Adventure Theatre’s second Pilot Season
recaptures audiences numbed by endless zombie killing and incestu
When Sean Bowie strolls onstage at the Headwaters, stark naked and carrying a clipboard, it sets an appropriate tone for his new solo show, Genuis. Though there’s no nudity in the rest of this Fertile Ground performance—aside from a brief clip from the 1984 ski bum movie Hot Dog—Bowie does spend the next 70 minutes l...
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[HIDDEN IN HOLLYWOOD] First, let me apologize to the good people of Hollywood and Rose City Park for outing this gem to the
Erika T. Wurth is Apache, Chickasaw and
Cherokee, but she did not grow up on a reservation. She was raised in a
culturally mixed Denver suburb, where she witnessed both the stereotypes
A review of Portland Center Stage's season-opening musical.
Mirroring the meteoric rise and personal turmoil of the Supremes, the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls is steeped in Motown rhythms, racial struggles and lots of sequins. Young Chicago trio the Dreamettes finds early success singing backup for Jimmy “Thunder” Early (played with fiery aplomb by David Jennings, he’s the show’s most interesting character). The power-hungry...
A self-taught poet learned to write at the public library and in the aisles of Powell’s Books.
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about
love. Letters, books, plays, songs, movies and certainly poems have all
been patched into shapes that try to tell us how love feels. Some
James Ellroy’s novels inhabit a nostalgic zone, where
women are dames and cops throw back whiskey to take the edge off after a
day at a grisly crime scene. His “L.A. Quartet”��