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The Best of Everything Else 2012

We didn’t just sit around listening to records all year. Some of us actually left the house.


Music Stories
Best Show Almost No One Saw: Matthew Shipp Trio It was quite a surprise to find Jimmy Mak’s not even one-third full for a rare Portland appearance by powerhouse pianist Matthew Shipp and his t   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 AP KRYZA

Middle Earth Gets a Makeover

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a breathless, crackling adventure.


Movie Reviews & Stories
By the time Peter Jackson wrapped his sterling Lord of the Rings trilogy, audiences had spent nearly 12 hours in Middle Earth, marveling at the...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 AP KRYZA

Headout: The True Legend of the Cinnamon Bear


Headout
In the beginning, there was Jesus, Son of Joseph, whose birth two millennia past drew kings to the child and inspired long pilgrimages and quests for plush creatures that came vibrantly to life    More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 AP KRYZA

Hitchcock

Dial M for “meh.”


Movie Reviews & Stories
There’s an inherent danger in pulling back the curtain to reveal the puppeteers behind iconic art. It’s even trickier when the man is Alfred Hitchcock, whose reputation as a dry-witted prankst   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 AP KRYZA

Album Review: Scott Law Reunion Band

Scott Law Reunion Band (Self-Released)

 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Bad Santa

In the scuzzball spirit.


Brew Views
Many will decry 2003’s neoclassic holiday upheaval Bad Santa as a cynical and reactionary piece of humbuggery, but there’s a surprisingly sweet element that lurks in the jacked-up odyssey of B   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 AP KRYZA

Weepin’ It Gangsta

Killing Them Softly…with economic metaphors.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In 2008, as the financial crisis peaked, America split its time between freaking out and talking about the difference between Wall Street and Main Street. Apparently, we should have been thinking    More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 AP KRYZA

Mic Check, Expanded Edition: Dethklok

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In this week's print edition, AP Kryza interviewed two-dimensional metal thunder gods Dethklok, stars of Cartoon Network's Metalocalypse. Although we only had space to run two illuminatin...   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by AP KRYZA

Silver Linings Playbook

It’s not such a wonderful life.


Movie Reviews & Stories
With his first two pictures—1994’s Spanking the Monkey and 1996’s Flirting With Disaster—director David O. Russell showed a mastery of familial discomfort, bringing to life the hilarity of   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 AP KRYZA

Mic Check: Dethklok


Music Stories
Dethklok is not a band to be fucked with. The quintet ranks as the world’s seventh-largest economy, and almost single-handedly keeps the distilling industry afloat. Its concerts are so riotous   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 AP KRYZA
 

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