OK—What's A "Wilding"?

Guest Commentary By Alex DeLarge When I viddied these gloopy bratchnies in the gazetta today, your humble narrator just had to guff. Not because they were my droogs. No, my brothers, what surprised me was the weird slovo I'd never slooshied before. The Oregonian: "Portland police looking for suspects in 'wilding'" KGW: "Five people were beaten and robbed by a roaming band of attackers in what ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 COREY PEIN

Phix Needs Some Fixing... Steer Clear

Phix is a fixer-upper. The "all natural herbal supplement" comes in powder-form (Tropic and Teaberry flavored) that when mixed with 12-16 ounces of water, tastes like the bastard child of water and diluted Tang. Phix is a Seattle-based company that claims their drink powder will boost energy and be a healthy replacement for that afternoon cup of coffee or pre-workout energy drink. But the bottom ...   More
Thursday, August 14, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

Trash Bash: Miss White Trash 2009 (now with video!)

You could tell she would be the winner the minute she walked into Dante's. Her red hair swept back in a fashion somewhere between Peg Bundy, Jackie O, Jenna Jameson and a dust bunny. A pack of Basics tucked into her hot-pink bra strap. Breath with an alcohol content so high she was advised to keep away from the tabletop fire pits in the bar. Mascara apparently applied with a shotgun. And tight ...   More
Monday, September 22, 2008

Samuel L. Jackson Does Not Appreciate Your Miscegenation: Lakeview Terrace Reviewed

Neil LaBute's latest effort to sabotage his career was screened after WW press deadlines. Just as well: Lakeview Terrace The most disheartening thing about Lakeview Terrace is not that director Neil LaBute has hired himself out to a limp, ludicrous exploitation picture, but that he has prostituted his sensibilities as well. On screen and (mostly) stage, LaBute has delved into the hostilities ...   More
Friday, September 19, 2008 AARON MESH

*: David Foster Wallace Dies at 46

God damn it all. He was the greatest writer of his generation; he might be the only American writer that will be remembered in 50 years. He mattered. I wish I could link to my reviews of his work, but it appears my former employers have managed to delete them. Which means I'm left to say this: He was sensitive, he was sane, he was funny and (most of all) he was serious. I received a text ...   More
Sunday, September 14, 2008 AARON MESH

Like Being Hit Repeatedly in the Head with a Dead Man's Baseball Bat: Righteous Kill Reviewed

The second Al Pacino vs. Robert De Niro movie was not screened in time for WW's print edition. Lucky print edition. Righteous Kill Early in Righteous Kill, cops Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are pulled into their superior's office and warned that if they continue pursuing a difficult case, they will be endangering their pensions. “406,” Pacino quips, while De Niro nods and grins ...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2008 AARON MESH

Dead Reckoning: WW braves PDX’s two most popular Halloween haunts.

For dead heads (not you, hippie), it's the most wonderful time of the year. A time when trees are adorned with entrails, when every apple you chomp could contain a razor. This is Halloween (here's WW's list of local Halloween events). And if you're doing it good and proper, you'd best wear Depends. Make no bones about it, Portland loves All Hallow's, and there are oodles of haunted attractions ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stomachache: More PDX Restaurant Closures.

Turns out Rocket isn't the only PDX food casualty of the city's/the nation's/the world's current economic meltdown. Local food blogs are a-buzz with reports of two more local restaurant closures, one that makes me go meh and another that makes me wanna stick a fork in my own eye. Portland Food and Drink let it drop that the confusing Pearl District grab-and-go meets Italian kitchen concept, Mercato, ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 KELLY CLARKE


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