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Magic Fades: Saturday, April 13

Already Internet famous, a Portland duo makes moves offline.


Music Stories
[SIMWAVE] “I bump fades when I fuck. So what?” says the muscular, shirtless man, digitally rendered as part of the virtual-world game Second Life, as he cocks his head to the side and spreads    More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Headout: RUDN Behavior

Funny improvisational comedy game you probably not like.


Headout
“Do not go to this performance,” Vladimir, an East Portland greengrocer, advises me. “You will not like the jokes.” I’ve lived in Russia and heard jokes like the ones RUDN, a winning team    More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Emancipator: Friday, March 8

An electronic music festival mainstay escapes the stigma of jam.


Music Stories
[DOWNTEMPO] Doug Appling, known in electronic music circles as Emancipator, has just been on what he calls a “little adventure.” He’s currently in Costa Rica, where he performed at the mus   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Tales From the Weed Vault

Inside the city’s biggest pot stash: the Portland Police Bureau’s evidence warehouse.


Featured Stories
The best pot stash in town is stored deep in the tangled concrete jungle of the Northwest Industrial District.   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Fertile Ground Diaries: (...)

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“Are you here to see ‘the ellipsis?’” the woman working the box office asked. She didn’t hesitate, but you could hear the quotation marks. Like any intentionally unpronounceable play, Fuse Theatre Ensemble’s (…), receiving its world premiere as part of the Fertile Ground Festival, is sure to raise flags. For the ma...   More
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Sister

Stealing more than just your skis.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Amid the blinding alpine light, 12-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) scans the merchandise from behind ski goggles and a mask, his disguise in the Swiss film Sister. His name on the slopes is    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: Nastasya Filippovna, Moscow New Drama Theatre

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The theater is quiet. Yellow light from stage left beams over a cluttered set, the floor covered in dozens of overlapping oriental rugs. Myshkin (Mikhail Kalinichev) and Rogozhin (Andrey Kurilov) stalk in drunkenly, Myshkin as bumbling as Rogozhin is jumpy. “Where is... Nastasya Filippovna?” Myshkin asks about the object of his and Rogozhin’s affections. “She’s... here,” Rogozhin repli...   More
 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Sir Richard Bishop: Friday, Jan. 11

A former Sun City Girl gets in touch with his inner demons.


Music Stories
[GENRELESS GUITARIST] Any list of the best guitarists of the last three decades will probably not include Sir Richard Bishop. Long-haired teens do not headbang in front of a poster depicting his   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

The Portland Beard

Touring the city with native proto-foodie James Beard.


Performance
James Beard would probably be very proud of what Portland has become. When the foodie icon was born here in 1903, Portland was barely out of its pioneer days. But Beard’s young adult life was    More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Nastasya Filippovna (Moscow New Drama Theatre)

Crime, punishment and improvisation.


Performance
She’s a gorgeous parasite, a kept woman and a deranged femme fatale, but Nastasya Filippovna Barashkov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, is not easy to pigeonhole. Director Viacheslav Do   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE
 

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