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Monsters

Didn’t you say there were going to be monsters?


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Last summer, District 9 proved to be a science-fiction film palatable for audiences outside the nerd domain. Like Cloverfield, it employed political allegory and that Blair Witch‑y hand-held cam ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Ali Rothschild

Cherie Currie: The Interview




After reviewing the punk rock biopic The Runaways this past week, I caught up with the lady at the center of it all: Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie, whose book   More
 
Friday, April 9, 2010 by Ali Rothschild

The Jett Set

Not the fox you’ve been waiting for.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Adolescent coke binges and girl-on-girl makeouts! Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways doesn’t quite rub the collateral of jailbait rock stardom in your face, though at times it comes dangerou ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Ali Rothschild

Dog? The Bounty Hunter Reviewed


The romantic comedy wasn't screened by WW press deadlines, but Ali Rothschild wasn't about to let it skip bail. Here's her review.

The Bounty Hunter



WW Critic's Score: 55

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Monday, March 22, 2010 by Ali Rothschild

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
“Portland is basically a lot of good breakfast places where there’s a wait to get in,” a visiting friend once declared. If that impression carries any weight, Helser’s is worth the line. The menu offers a plethora of choices, from the German “Dutch baby” popover p   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ali Rothschild

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Beyond the steam of the coffee machine and buzzing conversation of neighborhood locals lie the biggest pancakes you have ever seen. Stepping Stone is greasy-spoon breakfast at its heartiest. Besides the fluffy “mancakes” (featured on Man v. Food; $4.50 for a full stack), the bacon is cru   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ali Rothschild

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Thai Noon is one of the east side’s best pad Thai pushers, with noodle dishes so savory and curries so delectable you’ll risk overeating to finish it all. In a nod to starving Alberta artist-types, the curries come with ample portions of rice, rather than meagerly portioned showy snowbal   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ali Rothschild

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Who says vegan has to mean calorie-conscious? Vita Cafe’s vegetarian, vegan and organic kitchen churns out comfort food with a sustainable twist. Many of the “meat” dishes at Vita are actually tofu, tempeh or seitan—along with the option of hormone-free beef burgers. But what   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ali Rothschild

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s a travesty that food-savvy, ocean-proximate Portland doesn’t have more down-to-earth fish-’n’-chips establishments like Halibut’s, where the Pacific Northwest meets the North Sea. Order up a pair of soft crab cakes or the namesake fried halibut with the best damn f   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ali Rothschild

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Many restaurants go to great lengths to prove they are the most authentic, but Chilango’s taqueria could easily be found on a street in Mexico City (“chilango” is slang for the residents of D.F.). Half grocery, half restaurant, Chilango’s serves up delicious on-the-spot burri   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Ali Rothschild
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