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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

Touring Dean Marriott's Sewer Palace

See the Bureau of Environmental Service's collection of Richard Schultz furniture and much, much more!

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Few would suspect an office building for wastewater engineers to house one of the more impressive collections of Richard Schultz furniture outside of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Or to have a pair of tasteful mid-century modern chairs from Jehs + Laub in the lobby. It's one thing to hear about this art, it's another to see it in the flesh (or on camera, in this case.) Join Willamette W...   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Know Your Dystopia

Young adult worlds beyond The Hunger Games.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The second film in the Divergent series hits theaters this week. Insurgent, adapted from the wildly popular series of young adult novels, centers on a gutsy heroine uniting disparate factions in   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

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
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