SNL's Kristen Wiig to Option PDXer Monica Drake's Clown Girl


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Holy crap! Word is that Kristen Wiig, the hilarious and determinedly irritating Saturday Night Live mainstay, has optioned Portlander Monica Drake's rollicking girl with the rubber chicken "memoir" Clown Girl. WW actually gave locals a sneak peek at the book, which is set, in part, at a drunk n' dirty circus manor similar to Northeast Alberta's infamous Clown House, back in 2007. We published the ...   More
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Roseway Theater Owner to Take Over Seattle's Cinerama


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Greg Wood, owner of Portland's terrific Roseway Theater (which we named "Best Dork Palace" in our 2009 Best of Portland issue) announced yesterday that he will take over operations of Seattle's 808-seat Cinerama Theatre, pictured below. The Cinerama, which is owned by billionaire Portland Trail Blazers honcho Paul Allen, was opened in 1963 to showcase the reportedly impressive but short-lived Cinerama ...   More
 
Thursday, August 5, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

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THOU SHALT LOVE THY LEGISLATURE AND KEEP IT HOLY


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Money TalksUnpopular budget cuts to two state departments are being avoided through a bizarre new technique: talking. The innovation was prompted by a House Ways and Means subcommittee, which ...   More
 
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