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The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Artists Rep)

Come for the laughs, stay for the body-chopping.


Performance
Martin McDonagh is a prop comedian. Sure, the Irish playwright knows how to put an obscenity to good use, writes excellent punch lines and is a master of the twist ending.    More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Food Cart Review: Robb’s Really Good Food


Food Cart Reviews
“The cart was an accident,” says Robb Sloan. A tall, muscular man with a gentle demeanor, Sloan grew up in San Diego and moved to Oregon two years ago to work at a nursery.   More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist Grammy

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Diehard fans of that cherubic Canadian waif Justin Bieber are outraged that the singer lost the Best New Artists Grammy award to    More
 
Monday, February 14, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Opera Theater Oregon Debuts Opera Comic

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Opera Theater Oregon has produced a novel tie-in for its latest reinterpretation of a classic opera. The company teamed up with Dan Schaefer, a local animator and comic and storyboard artist whose credits include Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman, to create a companion comic book for   More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Futura (Portland Center Stage)

Beware Jeff Bezos!


Performance
Jordan Harrison’s dystopic sci-fi drama takes its name from Paul Renner’s sans-serif typeface, employed by Volkswagen, HP and, until recently, IKEA, but its subject is more PMN Caecilia, the default font on the Kindle.    More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Castiron Carousel Featured on Etsy


 Geahk Burchill, the founder of Portland puppet company Castiron Carousel, was a featured artist on Etsy last week. The...   More
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Call board: Lakewood holds auditions for The Secret Garden, Boeing-Boeing


 Lakewood Theatre Co. is holding auditions for two musicals this month: Boeing-Boing Feb. 19 and The Secret Garden Feb. 26-27. Want to be a singing stewardess or inquisitive adolescent? Details below the cut.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Home To Roost

Why aren’t you eating here?


Food Reviews & Stories
Maybe you’ve noticed Roost from the fogged window of the Line 15 bus—a bright white cave, gleaming in the night, a table or two of diners like animals on display. Maybe you’ve wondered what   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Wonderful World Of Dissocia (Third Rail)

Maureen Porter in the realms of the unreal.


Performance
To call this bizarre comedy by English playwright Anthony Neilson a departure from Third Rail Rep’s usual fare is inadequate. The first act of The Wonderful World of Dissocia contains   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

We Really Want To Give You Free Drinks

Pok Pok Bloody Mary

In last week's Drink guide, I issued a challenge to our readers: name the bars where 12 photos were taken and win gift c...   More
 
Monday, January 31, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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