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Kalé


Food Reviews & Stories
Taking a cue from Portland’s better cart chefs, who limit themselves to variations on a single, simple theme, Kalé proprietor Makoto Yoshino does only one thing—Japanese curry&mdash ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Once More Unto The Breach

Todd Solondz returns to searing unhappiness in Life During Wartime.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Look at us. Billions of years of evolution, and this is it? This mess? The unstable muck that spawned us should be ashamed. We are a nasty and sad species, a teeming accident of intractable desires an ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

The Last Exorcism

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Movie Reviews & Stories
Unless you shun all Internet frivolity, you were probably infected by The Last Exorcism’s viral marketing last week, in the form of a short video documenting Lionsgate’s undeniably nifty h ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

The Extra Man

A man and his brassiere in the Big Apple.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When young persons of letters of the fairly distant future paw through some digital reliquary of the 20th century’s best essays, they will find Jonathan Ames bringing up the rear with “I S ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Fat On A Hot Tin Roof

Irving Street Kitchen is an over-the-top shot of Southern comfort.


Food Reviews & Stories
There’s something gently bullying about Irving Street Kitchen, as if it doesn’t quite trust you to be sufficiently engaging company. San Francisco restaurateurs Doug Washington and Steven ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Wild Grass

I don’t know what that was. But I loved it.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Feb. 12, 2010: A stunned hum filled Whitsell Auditorium as the credits rolled on Wild Grass. Shell-shocked debriefings carried over into the men’s room; what-did-it-all-mean klatches cohered in ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
If you have any flush out-of-towners in your charge who have cash to burn and are eager to burn it on you, Southpark could be your best bet for an Oregon-for-beginners dining experience that you, the Portland lifer, will still enjoy. Chalkboards loom over the capacious dining room, announcing fresh    More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Laboring under the false assumption that a dab of old Hollywood glamour classes up the joint, Gracie’s effortful decor is a veritable semaphore of warning to skedaddle up the street for less ostentatious (and expensive) digs. In other words, the ghost of Louis B. Mayer isn’t booking a re   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
With produce grown on its own Skyline Boulevard farm and an impressive roster of sundry local suppliers, the only thing Meriwether’s lacks is an altar to Michael Pollan. But don’t fret: If it’s worship you’re after, the televisions in the bar are tuned to sports. Food origins   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Restaurant Guide 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Welcome to heaven, where mashed potatoes are butter-yellow, salads are just an excuse for creamy dressings and, praise the Lord, egg creams and chocolate malteds never went out of style. Yes, crossing Blueplate’s threshold is a bit like stepping into the Twilight Zone, where life seems too goo   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 CHRIS STAMM
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