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Gus Van Sant, Patron Sant of Portland

NW Film Center pays homage to the Rose City icon.


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Between his “Portland trilogy” and mainstream fame from films like Milk, Gus Van Sant helped put this city on the map. With the director debuting a new film at Cannes this year, the Northwes   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Brrr-ito!

An ice cream cone by any other name would still taste as sweet

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
Yesterday was a very special 4/20 for me. Not because the marijuana enthusiasts I know got slightly higher...   More
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Archie vs Predator #1 Reviewed

Dark Horse Comics presents the crossover we never knew we wanted

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Archie Andrews and his Riverdale buddies are those relatable, everyday teens we know and love. Predator is a killing machine. Both comic franchises have been a part of many memorable crossovers, but Dark Horse Comics’ new series    More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Margaritaaaaahs

So I got drunk at Chipotle.

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
One of the perks of fast-casual dining is that most serve beer. A nice cold one really is the only way to ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Chinese Spare Ribs

Boldly Chinese. Classically American. Decidedly meh.

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.   More
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

These Films Shouldn’t Exist

Clinton Street Theater showcases faux films and mockumentaries.


Movie Reviews & Stories
We’ve all seen bad movies. Movies that make you cringe at tone-deaf jokes. Movies that make you shake your head at nonsensical plots. Movies that inspire you to spoof them. Riffing on films is   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Arby's Gyros

The column gets so hungry it could eat at Arby's... again

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.
Hey, remember Arby’s? The long-time purveyor of thinly sliced beef product made waves last fall when bol...   More
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

The Piano Man: Seymour, An Introduction Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: B-
Seymour Bernstein is a calm, quiet old pianist who’s lived a one-room apartment for 57 years. He doesn’t perform in concert halls anymore. He practices and he teaches. This ascetic lifestyle is only fitting in a documentary as concerned with mysticism as it is with music.
If you can get past the occasional shallow interludes from director Ethan Hawke, there is a...   More
 
Friday, March 27, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Movie Review: Merchants of Doubt

Spin masters warp “boring” science to make bank.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A month ago, OregonLive.com posted an op-ed about a potential vape ban in bars. “This isn’t about protecting people,” it said, “it’s about controlling them” and “empirical research   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Butt'ry Jack

Burgers and butter, together at last.

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.   More
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI
 

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