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TBA 2010: Charles Atlas/William Basinski




Friday, Sept. 10 at the Works:

I have not been inside of a high school since I dropped out of one 15 years ago, and as I mount the steps of Washington High tonight, I remember why I fled and stayed away: The sight of the unmistakably educati...   More
 
Saturday, September 11, 2010 by CHRIS STAMM

Centurion

Saving Private McNulty.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“A new kind of war,” Roman soldier Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender) intones, as the camera roams a frontline fort in northern Britain. “A war without honor. A war without end,&rdquo ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

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

#ohnoesit’sthedevilhelphelpi’mbored


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
 

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