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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Portland Playhouse)

What if only The Simpsons survived?


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The Simpsons is a cultural institution. Gen-Xers grew up with it. Many millennials have never known a world without it. Even a few baby boomers embraced its irreverent, referential humor. But    More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Madder Men

AMC needs to keep Mad Men alive. Why not a Portland-based reboot?


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After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Mad Men is meandering its way to a close this Sunday. There is little to say about this show that hasn’t already been said. It’s an engaging look no   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

The D Train

Jack Black and James Marsden hook up for their high-school reunion.


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High-school reunions are a golden opportunity to meet old friends, wax nostalgic and show the popular kids that you’re totally not a loser anymore. This is by no means a new trope. The D Train s   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Taco Bell's Biscuit Taco

New gimmick taco, same as the old gimmick taco

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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.
Taco Bell made waves when it introduced the Waffle Taco. It was bold. It was bizarre. It was the essence n...   More
 
Monday, May 4, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: McDonald's Pico Guacamole Burger

McDonald's boldly goes where everyone else has gone before.

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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.
McDonald’s is the Coca-Cola of the fast food world. While other, lesser chains tried to co-opt burger ar...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

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
 

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