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Scoop: Benefits for Krebs and Full Sail Bails on Pale

Hot gossip from the Papal Conclave.

CURTAIN CALL MAY NOT COME: Last week, Portland’s theater community reeled from news that Southeast Belmont Street’s venerable Theater! Theatre! would be shutting its doors this summer. But now t   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Portland Baristas Best Seattle’s (Again)

Gossip that misses Kelly and Michelle.

PIZZA SQUABBLE SETTLED: Two local pizzerias have settled a beef over pizzaiolos. Stephen Ferruzza, owner of Al Forno Ferruzza on Northeast Alberta Street, was upset when some of his employees were   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Reva DeVito L.A. Bound

Gossip planning to sucker-punch Chris Brown.

BIBI BOWL: Portland guitarist Bibi McGill will play for an audience of more than 100 million Sunday, Feb. 3, when she takes the stage with Beyoncé during the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVII in   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: My Two McAfees

Neanderthal baby names (and other gossip).

MCMOVIES: Dueling biopics are in the works for Portland newcomer John McAfee. Canadian production company Impact Future Media, which owns the rights to the life story of the software millionaire w   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Robots and Books Out, Secret Concerts In

Gossip is too drunk to watch that movie.

STOP THE ROBOTS: Steven Spielberg, once slated to direct an adaptation of Portland author Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, has indefinitely postponed plans for the film. The 2011 sci-fi novel by Wi   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Backspace Space Safe

Gossip with the guts to go pro.

SAVING SPACE: Our great local nightmare is over, and it didn’t even take a dramatic last-minute twist. Last month, Backspace—Portland’s only all-ages music venue—appeared to be on the ve   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Department of Corrections

Our mistakes and regrets from 2012.

MARTIN CIZMAR would like to correct last week’s Scoop, which said Cascade Brewing Barrel House’s 12.66 percent alcohol Bourbonic Plague is the strongest beer brewed in Portland. Turns out, T   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Looking Back, Falling Forward

Portland culture in 2012, by the numbers.

The most successful local theater production of the year was Sweeney Todd, which sold 19,859 tickets at Portland Center Stage. Patton Oswalt wasHelium Comedy Club’sbiggest draw, selling outall three   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: Backspace’s Back Rent on Space

Gossip wishing you a merry figgy Christmas.

NEW SALT: The Grain & Gristle crew has a massive project in the works in the Concordia neighborhood. The group has applied for a liquor license at what is currently a 5,800-square-foot offic   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Scoop: ART’s New Artistic Director Named

Gossip should have no friends.

TED’S SHUTTERS (AGAIN): For the second time in precisely two years, Berbati’s venerable, once-essential live-music venue at 231 SW Ankeny St.—formerly Berbati’s Pan, recently Ted’s in honor    More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 WW Culture Staff

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