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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Broadway baby.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For someone who made her Broadway debut 68 years ago, Elaine Stritch is still quite the firecracker. Dressed in her trademark white collared shirt and black tights—as Tina Fey notes, the long-le   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Restaurant Guide 2013: Beast

Portland Restaurant Guide 2013: Beast


Restaurant Guide
5425 NE 30th Ave., 841-6968, beastpdx.com [THE INSTITUTION] For years, the only way to experience chef Naomi Pomeroy’s remarkable culinary prowess was to throw down $75 and spend    More
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

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A list of locals accepted to the Bridgetown Comedy Festival started to leak    More
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Independent Women (Social Sciences)

Girl, I didn’t know you could get down like that.


Performance
My all-time favorite Onion story is one from 2012 headlined “Female Friends Spend Raucous Night Validating the Living Shit Out of Each Other.” I thought back to that article during Independent   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Pepe Le Moko: Home Of The $16 Midshelf Gin and Tonic


Bar Reviews
For a bar that barely announces its presence—just a plain storefront, the name in cursive on the window—Pepe Le Moko (407 SW 10th Ave., 546-8537, pepelemokopdx.com) arrives with a near-cacophono   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Race Is On

W. Kamau Bell on racism and ninjas.


Comedy and Variety
W. Kamau Bell wants to make you uncomfortable. Bell, one of the sharpest voices on race and politics in today’s comedy scene, has no qualms about calling out people’s assumptions, hypocrisie   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

OSF's Bill Rauch and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston Have Broadway Debut

Cranston plays Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's political drama, which was commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Bryan Cranston isn’t the only one making his Broadway debut right now.Bill Rauch, the artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directs the Breaking Bad star in All the Way, which opened to positive reviews yesterday, March 6. Cranston plays Lyndon B. John...   More
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 by REBECCA JACOBSON

Salute Her Shorts

Three decades on, Joanna Priestley’s animation is as inventive as ever.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Joanna Priestley knows abstract animation can be intimidating. That’s why the independent animator chuckles as she sits before a sluggish Mac in her Northwest Portland studio and hits “play”   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Wind Rises

I’ll fly away.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Early in Hayao Miyazaki’s latest—and probably final—film, an earthquake strikes Tokyo. The earth buckles and writhes, rippling like a belly dancer’s abdomen. It’s a remarkably moving s   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

In August Company

15 teenagers take on August Wilson.


Performance
Ryan Townsley comes onto the stage swinging. The gangly 17-year-old, a junior at Clackamas High School, stomps his feet, winds up an imaginary baseball bat and sways side to side as if readying fo   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON
 

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