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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Crime and punishment in a Texas town.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints wants to be murky and oblique. I wanted to rewind it. Not for its dusky visuals or folksy dialogue—I wanted to re-see scenes so shrouded in darkness that I could bar   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Expatriate: Well Traveled


Bar Reviews
No sign marks the entrance to Expatriate (5424 NE 30th Ave., 867-5309, expatriatepdx.com), but you won’t need Lonely Planet to find it. There’s the odd assortment of national flags in the wind   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Movie Adaptation of Wild to be Filmed in Oregon

The movie, starring Reese Witherspoon as Portlander Cheryl Strayed, will be filmed in Oregon this fall.

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A source has confirmed to WW that the movie adaptation of Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail, will be filmed in Oregon. Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line, Legally Blonde) is set to star as Strayed, who live...   More
 
Monday, August 19, 2013 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Lovelace

More like Shallow Throat.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There are many ways a biopic about Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace could have gone: lurid exploitation, polyester odyssey through a world of leisure suits and bell-bottoms, bleeding-heart redemp   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Remedy Wine Bar: Doctor’s Orders


Bar Reviews
A hundred years ago, the building at the corner of Northwest Everett Street and Park Avenue held a pharmacy, where druggists administered miracle-promising cure-alls, stomach-soothing licorice p   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: Lucky As Helles (Breakside Brewery)


Drank
When I lived in Germany, “ein Helles” was my fallback order, and I spent many afternoons in leafy beer gardens sipping at half-liters while squeezing excessive mustard onto my bratwurst. But   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

True West (Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab)

Brotherly love and some brave little toasters.


Performance
To Austin, fresh toast smells like salvation. “I love the smell of toast,” says the fussy, Ivy League–pedigreed, aspiring Hollywood screenwriter. “And the sun’s coming up. It makes me    More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Dancing Outlaw

Mountain man.


Brew Views
Jesco White, a self-proclaimed hillbilly from Boone County, W.Va., is a man of many personalities. There’s the sweet, gentle man who loves his wife, Norma Jean, and only uses his 12-gauge shotgu   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

I’m So Excited!

A campy flight of fancy braces for impact.


Movie Reviews & Stories
I recently flew aboard a plane with a singing flight attendant. Her voice trembled as she thanked us for flying with Southwest and wished us a wonderful day. Half the passengers looked charmed.    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Reverend Nat’s Cidery and Public Taproom: Natty and Nice


Bar Reviews
It’s been a fruitful two years for Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. Launched in the fall of 2011 in a Woodlawn basement and garage, the operation has just moved to much larger digs in the Eliot ne   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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