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Fertile Ground Diaries: (...)

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“Are you here to see ‘the ellipsis?’” the woman working the box office asked. She didn’t hesitate, but you could hear the quotation marks. Like any intentionally unpronounceable play, Fuse Theatre Ensemble’s (…), receiving its world premiere as part of the Fertile Ground Festival, is sure to raise flags. For the ma...   More
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Sister

Stealing more than just your skis.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Amid the blinding alpine light, 12-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) scans the merchandise from behind ski goggles and a mask, his disguise in the Swiss film Sister. His name on the slopes is    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: Nastasya Filippovna, Moscow New Drama Theatre

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The theater is quiet. Yellow light from stage left beams over a cluttered set, the floor covered in dozens of overlapping oriental rugs. Myshkin (Mikhail Kalinichev) and Rogozhin (Andrey Kurilov) stalk in drunkenly, Myshkin as bumbling as Rogozhin is jumpy. “Where is... Nastasya Filippovna?” Myshkin asks about the object of his and Rogozhin’s affections. “She’s... here,” Rogozhin repli...   More
 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Sir Richard Bishop: Friday, Jan. 11

A former Sun City Girl gets in touch with his inner demons.


Music Stories
[GENRELESS GUITARIST] Any list of the best guitarists of the last three decades will probably not include Sir Richard Bishop. Long-haired teens do not headbang in front of a poster depicting his   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

The Portland Beard

Touring the city with native proto-foodie James Beard.


Performance
James Beard would probably be very proud of what Portland has become. When the foodie icon was born here in 1903, Portland was barely out of its pioneer days. But Beard’s young adult life was    More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Nastasya Filippovna (Moscow New Drama Theatre)

Crime, punishment and improvisation.


Performance
She’s a gorgeous parasite, a kept woman and a deranged femme fatale, but Nastasya Filippovna Barashkov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, is not easy to pigeonhole. Director Viacheslav Do   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Moberi


Food Cart Reviews
How does a cart sell smoothies in rainy, tightfisted Portland? Any chump with a Cuisinart, bananas, Nutella, ice and yogurt can press “blend” in the warmth of his own home. So Moberi has a twist.   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Nicole J. Georges, Calling Dr. Laura

An ambitious memoir from a twee local zinester.


Books
Zinester and pet portraitist Nicole J. Georges has juicy secrets. The knowing-your-mother’s-lying-to-you kind. The living-queer-but-keeping-your-family-in-the-closet kind. She’s shared some    More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Sky Club: Send in the Clowns


Bar Reviews
Sky Club (50 SW 3rd Ave., 223-1375, skyclubpdx.com) is a stage in a corner. A trapeze and silken strands are suspended from the corner’s beams, while hoops and glowing tethered balls whiz around   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Brew Views: Miracle Mile

Bombing out.


Brew Views
After a chance meeting, Harry (Anthony Edwards) and Julie (Mare Winningham) fall in love, and the miracle in 1988’s Miracle Mile seems realized. But when Harry blows a date and learns of impending   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MITCH LILLIE
 

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