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2010 Holiday Shopping Guide


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December’s here! It’s cold, “Feliz Navidad” is suddenly playing on every single radio station, and for some reason I smell allspice everywhere I go. If you’re in the enor ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Dying City (Portland Playhouse)

The passive-aggressive autopsy of a warrior.


Performance
It is a year after the death, and Kelly is boxing up her books while watching Law & Order. The doorbell buzzes. She blanches. Then the television responds: chung CHUNG! From the outset, Christopher Sh ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

2010 Holiday Event Calendar


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The events is here
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Thursday, November 18, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Stage Left Lost (Imago Theatre)

Mr. Mouawad, I am confused.


Performance
Jerry Mouawad doesn’t much seem to care whether audiences understand his work. Though he is the co-creator of the immediately accessible Frogz and Biglittlethings, Mouawad’s shows for adul ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Oregon Stories Of War (The Telling Project)

Listen to the voices for the forgotten wars.


Performance
You probably don’t spend much time, on a day-to-day basis, thinking about war. I don’t. The country has been embroiled in violent overseas conflict since my last year of high school, leavi ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Pearl Doesn’t Want Your Stinkin’ Public Restroom



The Portland Water Bureau’s installation of a Portland Loo—a freestanding public toilet designed and patented by the city—at the edge of Jamison Square Park is not being welcomed by some Pearl District residents. The Loo, which will give the children and parents who flock to the park’s fountain in...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BEN WATERHOUSE

What to Do About All the Damn Puddles


The season of soggy socks is upon us, as leaf-clogged storm drains spawn treacherous pools across Portland. They lie in wait, dark and still and nearly indistinguishable from the pavement beneath, until an inattentive pedestrian plunges in, calf-deep. Ev...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BEN WATERHOUSE

What to Do About All the Damn Puddles




The season of soggy socks is upon us, as leaf-clogged storm drains spawn treacherous pools across Portland.

They lie in wait, dark and still and nearly indistinguishable from the pavement beneath, until an inattentive pedestrian plunges in, calf-deep. Even the alert walker must hike 'round the lake, which sometimes covers half an intersection.

So don't...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Pearl Doesn't Want Your Stinkin' Public Restroom



The Portland Water Bureau's installation of a Portland Loo—a freestanding public toilet designed and patented by the city—at the edge of Jamison Square Park is not being welcomed by some Pearl District residents.

The Loo, which will give the children and parents who flock to the p...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by BEN WATERHOUSE

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission: Beware Drunken Pirates



The OLCC's blog is a source of constant, occasionally unintentional amusement. Today's post is a fine example: "   More
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 by BEN WATERHOUSE
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