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Born Many Ways

Pandrogyny, art porn and the son of Cher at the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival.

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Apparently, Lady Gaga doesn’t own the last word on homosexuality in pop culture.

Hurricane Home Movies

Trouble the Water Eyes Katrina from inside the storm.

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One Hurricane Katrina statistic that often goes unmentioned is how many filmmakers flocked to the aftermath, looking to tap into the personal stories of massive governmental negligence. So it was that ...   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Art Factory

Forget IKEA prints. make your own mass-market art for under $10.

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Years ago, I watched a prolific painter fling acrylic onto slats of plywood at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Calif. He was good. His wares ranged in price from $3 to $50.It’s fitting this re ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

A Fellow Of Infinite Jest

Some things are rotten in Hamlet 2, but not Steve Coogan.

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Steve Coogan is the master of center-stage asshattery. In his popular British series Knowing Me, Knowing You…with Alan Partridge, Coogan was a tactless, ABBA-obsessed talk show host who famousl ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Making Babies: Never Forever and Brick Lane Reviewed

Ed. Note: We've been keeping WW Finder co-editor Saundra Sorenson plenty busy the last week with film reviews: She's taken sneak peeks at Never Forever (which opens today at the Hollywood Theatre) and Brick Lane (which starts its second week at Fox Tower). Here are her takes:

Never Forever

Friday, July 18, 2008 by SAUNDRA SORENSON

Cougar Habitat: Sex and the City Reviewed

Screened for critics after WW press deadlines (and after we breathlessly speculated on the fates of the characters), Sex and the City makes the leap from HBO to the national box office tonight at 12:01. Saundra Sorenson has this review:

Thursday, May 29, 2008 by SAUNDRA SORENSON

Womb for Improvement: Baby Mama Reviewed

The latest comedic romp into Pregnancyland was screened for critics Tuesday. Saundra Sorenson reports:

A dear friend recently observed—with all the panache of a frat boy—that pregnancy is back on the map. I hesitate t...   More
Friday, April 25, 2008 by SAUNDRA SORENSON

You Are Where You Eat

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There is a theory often bandied about that we live in a society of subcultures. In Portland you can usually classify an “urban tribe” by the restaurants they frequent. Here’s a spott ...   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Conquer the Clutter

Living Portland institution Anne Hughes embraces her second life as an authority on organization.

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“I think people don’t understand how little space they really need, and how few things they really need,” Anne Hughes reflects at 63. The Portland fixture—who founded the coffe ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON

The Cleaners: The Dirtiest Job

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“Generally, when we tell people what we do, it’s a conversation-stopper,” says Jennifer Ott, whose cleaning kit includes respirators, “bunny suits” and two sets of extra- ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 SAUNDRA SORENSON
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