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Live Review: Bite Me a Little at Mississippi Studios

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Although you may have thought the vampire craze had long since reached critical mass and collapsed under its own bulging excess, it appears the trend has not yet been staked in the heart Walking the line somewhere between the chaste, no-biting-till-marriage vampires of Twilight and the fuck-anything-that-moves vamps of True Blood is Bite Me a...   More
 
Thursday, January 26, 2012 by PENELOPE BASS

The Real Americans (Portland Center Stage)

Conversations over pie with yuppies and yokels.


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Fed up with yuppie brunch and his life in the liberal bubble in general, San Francisco native Dan Hoyle decided he needed to explore the oft-lauded “real America” of the 2008 presidential campa   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 PENELOPE BASS

Deep in the Heart of ’Merica

Conversations across a divided country with Dan Hoyle

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Dan Hoyle says his epiphany came the day the journalist and playwright found himself sitting in a little garage cafe in San Francisco being offered sensitively prepared food crafted from morally conscious ingredients to help benefit the children of the Taliban, or "something to that effect."

“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, what is America coming to?" recalls Hoyle. "I need to find the real America. I need to go to small-town, rural America to find it." And thus began a project that would lead to Hoyle’s critically acclaimed new solo show The Real Americans, which opens this week at Portland Center Stage. Hoyle spent 100 days traveling across the country in a van, taking the small back roads and visiting with the people of what Sarah Palin had infamously dubbed “the real America.” His resulting one-man show depicts the conversations he had along way, engagingly told through the accents of mannerisms of the people themselves via Hoyle’s innate talent for mimicry. WW sat down with Hoyle to talk about angry small towns and meat sandwiches.   More
 
Friday, September 9, 2011 by PENELOPE BASS

The Allure of the Automobile

Classic cars that are, literally, works of art

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A fine art exhibition doesn’t often elicit reactions like, “Dude, that is badass!” Then again, most fine art exhibitions don’t get to feature pieces like Steve McQueen’s original 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster. “McQueen called it the ‘Green Rat,’” guest curator Ken Gross says of the sexy specimen of automotive technology, which the actor painted British racing green. “When I was a...   More
 
Monday, June 13, 2011 by PENELOPE BASS
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