The Irish have invaded Portland. Between Artists Rep’s The Playboy of the Western World, Corrib’s forthcoming The Hen Night Epiphany and this Third Rail production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane,
For the first time since 1999, the Drammys have announced their nominees in advance of the ceremony.
Broadway has the Tony Awards; Portland has the Drammys. But for the last 15 years, not only did we lack Neil Patrick Harris and $275 tickets (the ceremony is free), we didn’t have nominees—the Drammy committee would just dole out awards, sometimes up to four in a category, at the annual Crystal Ballroom ceremony. That’s changed this year, presumably to gin up interest, and the More
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The actor Michael C. Hall knows death. He had his breakout role in Six Feet Under as the closeted son David and then went on to play the titular serial killer in Dexter. In his newest role, in Jim Mic
Imagine a bike messenger. You’re probably visualizing a reckless young man—perhaps Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush, or Puck from The Real World—weaving through traffic on a featherweight fi
The high-mileage Portland author on fabulous Italian men and Cuban abuelas.
Something about Junior seemed odd.
Junior, an elderly man with a fuzzy white beard and
unkempt hair in a run-down pickup truck, was giving Ellee Thalheimer and
her dad a lift along the Oregon coa
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You can’t blame Bill Rauch for wanting to spice up The Pirates of Penzance.
The 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan operetta is a frothy affair with plenty
of rascally swashbucklers and dewy-cheeked mai
Navigating the Bridgetown Comedy Festival can make you wish you had Hermione’s Time Turner. With four days, 15 stages and nearly 200 performers, it’s an overwhelming beast. The good news is that anywhere you throw a sandwich, you’re likely to hit talent, whether a big-deal headliner (Emo Philips, Reggie Watts, W. Kamau Be...
Is being the wrong kind of brown keeping you down?
Learn to Be Latina has a little something for
everyone. A Missy Elliott dance routine featuring a backflip that
transitions into twerking. A muff-eating puppet. AIDS jokes. The
Macarena. A tende
Progressive-era Portland tried to stamp out juvenile delinquency with a child government. In 1914, Hollywood noticed.
Movie Reviews & Stories
A century ago, Portland faced a terrible
scourge. The city’s newsboys were corrupting the city’s moral fiber.
These inveterate ruffians, who numbered in the hundreds, were known for