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Theater Review: The Lion in Winter

We’ll never be royals.


Performance
Northwest Classical Theatre’s production of The Lion in Winter might as well be called Game of Thrones: Christmas Edition. Director Elizabeth Huffman has given James Goldman’s play modern scen   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Album Review: Fanno Creek

Monuments (SoHiTek)


Album Reviews
[INDIE FOLK POP] If you think you’ll learn all there is to know about the musicians of Fanno Creek by listening to the first few minutes of their debut album, Monuments, you’re wrong.     More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Video: "Ponce Pilato," Y La Bamba

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Y La Bamba’s video for “Ponce Pilato,” released earlier this week, has been a long time in the making—pretty much since the conception of Portland’s newest synchronized swimming group, the Olivia Darlings, actually. Formed in collaboration between the band, Olivia Darlings c...   More
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Book Review: Tai Pei, by Tao Lin

Hit refresh again


Books
As you read Tao Lin’s latest novel, Taipei (Vintage Contemporaries, 250 pages, $14.95, ), you will know when a character leaves to go to the bathroom. You will know when a character goes to Ur   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Pass The Sniff Test

If you’re just looking at the roses, you’re missing half their charm.


Culture Features
All roses look pretty, but not all roses smell pretty. Any schmuck can admire the petals, but those who want to enjoy the sweet smell have to be a little more strategic about things. Portland is   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Live Review: Polaris Dance Theatre, Hand Picked

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Polaris Dance Theatre’s latest show, Hand Picked, is a joy. The show, which opened last night, is diverse and spirited, and the lineup features nine works of contemporary performance chosen by the company’s dancers. Some of the numbers they choreographed themselves, and others are works from local choreographers.
Each...   More
 
Friday, June 7, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Cut of the Day: "Curse Over Me," Wild Ones

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Not sure when it was written, but the fact that Wild One’s new single is called “Curse Over Me” fits surprisingly well, considering the past year they’ve had. Last year was a little rough for the Portland-based quartet, as they experienced financial woes in light of the...   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Laurie Notaro, The Potty Mouth at the Table

Concerning all those hobos and foodies.


Books
What do you do about the hobos sleeping in the alley behind your house? It’s a very Portland problem, and one Eugene-based essayist Laurie Notaro tackles along with other uncomfortable moments o   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Cut of the Day: "Canary Island," Houndstooth

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“Canary Island,” the latest single by Portland-based quintet Houndstooth, feels like driving to the beach on a sunny day. The breeze is warm, your windows are down and you wave lazily to some surfers as they cross the street approaching the ocean. Tagged as “Southern rock” and “psychedelic rock & roll,” the sing...   More
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 by KAITIE TODD

Puttering Around: Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center

WW's quest to find Portland's best miniature golf course

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Fore! With spring in the air—and with every other fun activity from a Normal American ChildhoodTM having been already co-opted for ironic enjoyment then played out—over the next week WW brings you reviews of Portland-area putt-putt courses. We're also pretty excited about    More
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by KAITIE TODD
 

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