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The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Killing people for being different is not good.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is essentially a dumb action movie, except with the traditional gender roles reversed. The hero is a woman. The villain is a woman. The ever-supportive eye cand   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Dean Marriott’s Sewer Palace

Sure, the city’s $11.5 million office building for sewage engineers is unnecessarily decadent. But it’s also quite tasteful.


Culture Features
Mallard-hen couples rest on concrete beds in a pond off to the side of the patio. The sun, strong but not overbearing, gleams down on this abnormally idyllic March afternoon. I rest my arm on the    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Sriracha Quesarito

Sriracha upgrades Taco Bell's Quesarito from inedible to mostly inedible

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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.
It isn’t every week that the column revisits an item. In fact, Haute-N-Ready is loathe to do so, especia...   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Wild Tales: Movie Review

Revenge served piping hot.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A model walks onto a plane. A music critic seated across the aisle starts talking to her. It turns out he wrote a scathing review of music written by her ex-boyfriend. It turns out her ex-boyf   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: TacoTime's Taco Burger

Et tu, TacoTime?

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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.
Comment as we so often do about Taco Bell’s avant-garde take on Mexican cuisine, it’s easy to overlook...   More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Make Your Own Vince Vaughnedy

Coming to a theater near you within the next decade.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Unfinished Business hits theaters across the country this week. It stars a schlubby, gruff and yet still charming Vince Vaughn, who leads a ragtag crew to an important business thing with ever   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

What We Do in the Shadows

The Real World of vampires.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The last thing pop culture needs is another vampire flick. The second-to-last is more reality TV. Leave it to a pack of Kiwis—including Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame—to giv   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Italian Style


Movie Reviews & Stories
Postwar Italy was a land of sun-drenched, surrealist beauty where anything could happen. Its cinema followed suit: A princess and journalist fall in love in Roman Holiday, and lonely Katharine H   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

1971: Movie Review

Investigating the FBI.


Movie Reviews & Stories
On March 8, 1971, the night that Joe Frazier fought Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, a group of activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pa. They found documents proving the FBI a   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Bacon! Bacon!

Authentic Detroit-style pizza...now with bacon

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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.
The product line that inspired the name of this column is on a Taco Bell trajectory. The Hot-N-Ready from ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI
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