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Force Majeure

On thin ice.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The family of four lies on the bed, limbs intertwined. They’re Swedish. So of course they’re gorgeous—they look ripped from a Hanna Andersson catalog, down to their matching thermal underw   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Hotseat: Tig Notaro

Answers the comedian didn't copy and paste from elsewhere.

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Tig Notaro has been doing a lot of email interviews lately.
That was pretty clear when I received the comedian’s answers to the questions I’d emailed her weeks ago. Some were carbon copies of responses she’d given to publications elsewhere in the country. A few answers were identical to those published in ...   More
 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

One Day in 1996: Michael Powell tells Jeff Bezos, “Thanks, but no thanks…”


40th Anniversary
In 1996, Amazon nearly swallowed Powell’s Books. Sometime that year—Michael Powell of the venerable Portland bookstore, doesn’t remember so much as which season—Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos cal   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Sept. 8, 1997: The city agrees to tear down the old viaduct and sell the rail yards…


40th Anniversary
Only 20 years ago, inner Northwest Portland was a tangle of dirt streets, railroad tracks and warehouses. Train traffic contaminated much of the land with lead and creosote. A few people lived i   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Jason Bateman to Make Movie About Portlander Who Sold Stock in Himself

The film, IPO Man, is based on Mike Merrill, a tech entrepreneur who put himself on the open market in 2008.

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Back in 2008, Portlander Mike Merrill launched a novel project: The tech entrepreneur, then 30, sold shares of himself on the open market. Now his stunt will become a movie, directed by and starring Jason Bateman.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Fuss and Feathers

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman can’t quite take flight.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In Birdman, our protagonist is Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), a washed-up actor who once wore wings as the titular superhero. But in this film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the    More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Poe Must Go On

Masque of the Red Death does more than justice to the master of the macabre.


Theater
Entering the brightly lit studio space, we’re handed delicate white party masks. Some are decorated with spiky branches, others with snakelike scales. Tinkly music plays. Some people waltz and   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Color Line

Dear White People is for everybody.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When Justin Simien began work on Dear White People, early drafts of the screenplay included an over-the-top college party featuring white students in blackface. But at some point, he ruled it    More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

All Jane No Dick 2014: Best Lines From Day Four

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WW writers Rebecca Jacobson and Saundra Sorenson select their top moments from the fourth night of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick. The festival continues through today; check out the schedule here.&nbs...   More
 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

All Jane No Dick 2014: Best Lines From Day Three

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WW writers Rebecca Jacobson and Saundra Sorenson select their top moments from the third night of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick. Many of these comedians will perform again this weekend. The festival continues through Sunday; check out the schedule    More
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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