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Goodbye to Butchers' Chic

Will Calendula's politically correct cuisine extend even to nonvegans?

Food Reviews & Stories
We've obviously entered a new Meat Age. But when reviewing this grisly time, will historians find a correlation between the world at war (carnage) and the world's demand for meat (carne)? Is it mere c ...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Steffen Silvis

Kitchen Basement Confidential

Reserve some places for Mark Setlock's comic trip into the restaurant world.

One of the secret successes of playwright Becky Mode and actor Mark Setlock's hilarious tour of the food-service ring of Hell is the personal stories that it inspires from its audience afterwards in p ...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Steffen Silvis

Absent Genius

Imago's Missing Mona misses the point of theater.

At the top of Carol Triffle's newest piece at Imago, a hilarious story is told, via projection, about an Italian who stole Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, from the Louvre in 1911. Year ...   More
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 Steffen Silvis

king & king

It might have been nice to have owned this truly fairy tale when I was growing up. The Dutch writer-illustrator team of Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland's children's book Koning & Koning failed to ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Steffen Silvis

Roughly Drawn

In ART's latest production, the play is not the thing, but the acting, especially William Hurt's, is.

If Steinbeck's Lenny and George had finally achieved their own farm, they might have become a bit like Morgan and Angus, two middle-aged bachelors coexisting on an Ontario spread. Morgan much resemble ...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Steffen Silvis

Drawing Boy (and Girl)

Four artists illustrate their love for Matt Groening and Lynda Barry.

Featured Stories
The 1970s ushered in a fecund period of cartooning in our region. One often hears the term "The Northwest School," which denotes a loose pantheon of pen-and-ink greats that includes Bill Plympton, Mat ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 Steffen Silvis

why you should give a damn about gay marriage

At first glance it looks like the curse of tardiness. Davina Kotulski's helpful primer on gay marriage hit the press prior to the revolution breaking out in San Francisco (her native city) and Portlan ...   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Steffen Silvis

Tim's Turn

Famed queer performance artist Tim Miller may have to take his show, US, on the road as the U.S. is about to deport his partner.

Tim Miller has faced many official obstacles as an American artist. As one of the NEA 4, he became a punching bag for Sen. Jesse Helms and the Baptists' Taliban wing, as Miller's work was (and remains ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Steffen Silvis


The musical career of cartoonist John Callahan takes off.

Featured Stories
Come In, I'll Be Back. The sign on the front door carries the familiar skewed script of John Callahan, the famed--or make that ill-famed--cartoonist, whom I've come to visit to discuss his new musical ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 Steffen Silvis

Getting One's Goat

ART stages Albee's beastly play.

Martin's life appears ideal: At 50 he's a renowned architect. His home life seems equally satisfying; his wife, Stevie, is devoted to him, as is his teenage son, Billy. It's the American dream realize ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 Steffen Silvis
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