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What Mason Knew

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood makes coming of age feel new again.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Boyhood took 12 years, in film as in life. For 12 years, director Richard Linklater shot the movie for a few weeks each summer as both the main character, a boy named Mason, and the actor, Ellar   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bar Review: Swine

Shine On


Bar Reviews
Back in the day, moonshine was an unfortunate side effect of a bad legal situation—a hollow-sweet grain liquor of indeterminate toxicity. But at Swine (808 SW Taylor St., 943-5844, swankandswi   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Mama Chow’s & Uncle Tsang’s


Food Cart Reviews
Shanghai street fare is legendary: dumplings, fried chicken, duck neck, smoked fish, you name it. But in Portland, Chinese food carts are a bewildering rarity, aside from a couple noodle shops o   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The French Press

Testing Portland’s new wave of creperies.


Food Reviews & Stories
Crepes are the new cupcake. Or maybe they’re the new artisanal doughnut. Either way, until very recently Portland’s dedicated creperies had been a small, turn-of-the-millennium group—think L   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Duke Apple Blueberry (Carlton Cyderworks)


Drank
Earlier this year, we named Carlton Cyderworks’ Carry Nation our inaugural Cider of the Year on the strength of a sweet, fresh Jonathan-Jonagold apple blend that’s downright elegant. But Carlt   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Stephanie Coontz

On Uncle Sam’s marriage fetish.


Books
For more than 20 years, social historian Stephanie Coontz has been trying to get everyone to reconsider marriage. In five    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Food Cart Review: Luang Prabang


Food Cart Reviews
Laos’ porous borders—from both directions along the Mekong River—have left its cuisine’s borders equally nebulous. The sticky rice, larb and green papaya salad that originated in Laos    More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Movie Review: Life Itself

Ebert himself.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Film critic Pauline Kael commanded admiration. David Thomson compels a distanced respect. But Roger Ebert was loved. Life Itself, the new Ebert documentary from Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Prefontaine),   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Fifty Plates: Delaware Scrapple

Eating the whole pig, German style.


Food Reviews & Stories
Scrapple is made of things you don’t talk about in polite company. It is a loaf of slurried pig—snout, eyeball, liver and heart—made mealy with corn and served fried. It is a comfort both    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Traditions of Canada Day

It’s Canada’s Fourth of July, held on the First of July (because of the metric system).


Headout
When the U.S. talks independence, we say it in explosions. Heck, even our national anthem is mostly about things blowing up. In the days leading up to July 4, rule-abiding native Oregonians cross    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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