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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

A Swedish, centenarian Forrest Gump.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Cinema is a peerless cultural ambassador. It cracks entire worlds open and connects us intimately with places we’ll never visit and people we’ll never know. Sometimes, as with The 100-Year-O   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Vursatyl

Crooked Straights (BBE)


Album Reviews
[HIP-HOP] It has been a staggering eight years since we’ve heard from Vursatyl, in the form of his group Lifesavas’ sprawling blaxploitation hip-hopera, Gutterfly. If Vurs were to put out a    More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Copy

Chalice Agenda (Audio Dregs)


Album Reviews
[SYNTHETIC POP] Copy entered the Portland music landscape in an era when indie-rock bands and laptop artists seemed to be facing off like two lame gangs from West Side Story. Then here was this    More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

9./10. Rasheed Jamal

2015 Best New Band Poll Finalist


Best New Band
POINTS: 33FORMED: Started performing in 2011.SOUNDS LIKE: A series of Southern-fried subreddits set to stark, minimalist beats.Rasheed Jamal is a rising figure in Portland hip-hop, but he says he’ll   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Heaven Adores You

Elliott Smith’s story told by his Portland compatriots.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The title is wrong. It sounds like a soft-focus TV movie about an angel who dreams of being a runway model. But Heaven Adores You is the most complete, least icky attempt to date at telling the stor   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: 1939 Ensemble

Black Diamond Pearl (Jealous Butcher)


Album Reviews
[SOUNDTRACK SANS FILM] Like Talkdemonic before it, 1939 Ensemble is a minimal instrumental outfit that is slowly loosening its internal set of rules. The former drums-and-vibes duo of Jose Medel   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis

Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis (Fluff & Gravy)


Album Reviews
[FOLK SOUL] Early in her career, Catherine Feeny had what seemed like a pretty straight shot at a life of recording safe, folky pop tunes tailor-made for licensing success. But she chose growt   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: No. 2

No Memory (Jackpot)


Album Reviews
[LOST PORTLAND ROCK] At some point, Elliott Smith fans burn through his all-too-finite discography and wind up at Heatmiser’s last album, Mic City Sons. What that record makes clear is that, d   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Hutch and Kathy

Hutch and Kathy (Jealous Butcher)


Album Reviews
[PRE-PUNK] In an attic somewhere, there’s a cache of photos of me in high school, all zitty and blue-haired, playing Hacky Sack in saggy JNCO jeans. Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster were a few ye   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

July 1, 1986: A local comic-book publisher introduces the world to Black Cross...


40th Anniversary
In the golden age of comic books, blockbuster characters seldom walked alone. Superman was the cover boy for Action Comics when he first appeared in 1938, but he was accompanied in the anthology b   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 CASEY JARMAN
 

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