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POV Idols

PDXFF standout Sympathy, Said the Shark has a unique perspective.


Movie Reviews & Stories
With $80,000, 14 days and a single Northridge, Calif., location, Sympathy, Said the Shark was an ambitious exercise in microbudget filmmaking from the beginning. But the makers of the new feature, pre   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 JAY HORTON

Netflix, Live?

Third Rail Repertory Theatre is launching a new membership model.


Theater
After nearly a decade spent hopping around Portland’s theaters to stage its famously varied programming, Third Rail Repertory Theatre has finally settled down. With a new, permanent residence at Ima   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 JAY HORTON

The 48 Hour Film Project

3 teams, 2 days, 1 lost cat and $31.50 in burritos.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The 48 Hour Film Project gives amateurs and veteran filmmakers an equal shot at showing their work at the Portland Film Festival—provided they can make a film in just two days.   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 ALLIE DONAHUE, JAY HORTON, AMY WOLFE

Bar Review: Analog Cafe & Theater


Bar Reviews
CHRONIC CASE OF THE MONDAYS: Analog Cafe & Theater (720 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-7439, analogpdx.com) has long been an afterthought in lower Hawthorne’s utilitarian zone. But for a certain    More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 JAY HORTON

Panic Room on Bar Rescue: "They were setting us up to fail."

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“I miss the red walls...” smiled Panic Room owner Rod Bitton late Sunday afternoon. After a renovation poorly received in this newspaper, Spike TV was about to air the Bar Rescue episode in which the...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by JAY HORTON

Boogie Knights

Our picks for best drinking buddies in the Paul Thomas Anderson retrospective.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Paul Thomas Anderson’s best films, from his 1997 porn elegy Boogie Nights to last year’s psychedelic adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, rank among the most important major releases of   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 JAY HORTON

J.A.W.Z. The Musical—in 3D (The Saloon Ensemble): Theater Review

A shark satire that’s more shallow than sharp.


Theater
Comedy sketches, much like sharks, endure as evolutionary marvels of brutal efficiency. They’re borne forward on sheer momentum, form-bound to a brutal functionality and devoid of shame. As audience   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 JAY HORTON

George Washington Slept Here (Twilight Theater Company)

This old house might just fall down.


Theater
George Washington Slept Here is one fixer-upper of a play, one of the lesser comedies from legendary playwriting duo George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (You Can’t Take It With You, The Man Who Came T   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 JAY HORTON

The Lion (Portland Center Stage)

This one-man musical is more meow.


Theater
Benjamin Scheuer’s one-man show is billed as a play, but The Lion doesn’t feel like one. Trade the six guitars balanced on the Ellyn Bye Studio’s minimalist stage for a baby grand, costume   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 JAY HORTON

Interview: Portland State Punter Kyle Loomis is Top Punter Prospect in NFL Draft

Hoisting A Draft Punt With Kyle Loomis

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UPDATE: The Oregonian is reporting that Loomis has signed with the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. Last year, the best punter in college football might also have been the oldest. At an age when many pro players start thinking about leaving the game, 27-year-old Kyle Loo...   More
 
Friday, May 1, 2015 by JAY HORTON
 

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