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Album Review: Foreign Talks

Foreign Talks (Expunged)

Album Reviews
[FOREIGNERS] To argue the merits of teenage bands means punting lyrics from the outset. Rare are the artists as young men who articulate their passions with any degree of complexity or perspecti   More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 3: The City That Works

As the venerable institution visits the Rose City, correspondent Jay Horton never stops being polite.

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment (well, last week was a bit of a hiccup) to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
Last week, on episode 2 of The Real World, not much of anything happened, tell the truth: pasta at Allure, drinks at CC Slaughters, amuse-bouche of expositor...   More
Friday, April 12, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Safeway, Here He Comes

Portland’s “Godlike Genius”-in-Residence, Johnny Marr, goes back to the new house.

Music Stories
Johnny Marr is that rarest of all creatures: He is living, and he is legend.  After roaming the globe for a quarter century to briefly aid a dizzying litany of acts, his résumé reads like   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 JAY HORTON

Revived, But Not Quite Alive: Evil Dead Reviewed

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Not only did Evil Dead screen after WW press deadlines, but it kept critic Jay Horton shaking all weekend long, unable to file his review until Monday afternoon.
Critic’s Grade: C
Should there be any doubt, we’re not speaking about The Evil Dead. Sam Raimi, godhead of the series and producer of this latest iteration (alongside old cohorts Bruce Campbell and Ro...   More
Monday, April 8, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 1: Bondage, Burlesque, Banalities

As the venerable institution visits the Rose City, correspondent Jay Horton never stops being polite.

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But last week, The Real World: Portland aired its first pitiful episode, and from here out, WW correspondent Jay Horton will endure and recap each installment, assessing just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates ge...   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Know-It-All John Hodgman Knows a Lot in Portland

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On Thursday evening, March 7, the contestants battling for prize money at the bar trivia night hosted by Portland mainstay trivia-host Shanrock at her Triviology challenge at La Merde, the bar in the back of long-running Le Bistro    More
Saturday, March 9, 2013 by JAY HORTON


Better Homes and Grey Gardens.

For all the tears shed over the withering magazine industry, certain niche periodicals have actually thrived. Design-oriented mags require the printed page for best effect, foodies aren’t yet    More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 JAY HORTON

Between the Rock and a Hard Place: Snitch Reviewed


Snitch screened after WW press deadlines, but it was really whiplash from Dwayne Johnson's alien anatomy that delayed the delivery of this review.
Critic's Grade: C+
“Inspired by true events” reads the opening title card of the oddly engrossing new thriller Snitch. The earliest scenes, while never what you’d call realistic, establi...   More
Sunday, February 24, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Satin Chaps: Saturday, Feb. 23

Welcome to Swinging Portland.

Music Stories
[INDIE A GO-GO] Much as one shouldn’t judge an album by its cover—least of all debut collections from mostly instrumental troupes born to flood dance floors— the chicly retro figures frugg   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 JAY HORTON

Poor Credit: Identity Thief Reviewed


Identity Thief screened after WW press deadlines. Critic Jay Horton may have retained his identity, but he'll never have those 111 minutes back.

Critic's Grade: C-

If an awareness of dimming economic realities were to occupy any Hollywood genre, you'd figure the gross-out comedy a natural fit. Shouldn't lowest-common-denominator humor cater to the 99 ...   More
Friday, February 8, 2013 by JAY HORTON

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