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Post5's Artistic Directors Ty and Cassandra Boice are Moving to Seattle for Better Theater


After five years heading Post5 Theatre company, co-founder and lead actor Ty Boice announced Aug. 23 that he is moving to Seattle to pursue a career in theater there. By October, he and Cassandra Boice—who is also a regular star and director at Post5—and their new son will move, leaving the theater to new management. Who will take over is still up in the air. "Post5 w...   More
Thursday, August 27, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

America’s Top Aerialist

Anna Thomas-Henry started in Brooklyn’s underground circus.

American circus arts are enjoying a second, or third, coming. While the circus continued to be seen as art in places like France and China, it largely went underground in the United States after the R   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Visual Arts: Larry Yes, Positive Words

PDX Window Project will showcase exhibit 24/7.

Visual Arts
When an “epic windstorm” took down the fence at Larry Yes’ North Portland home in 2014, the local jack-of-all-trades decided not to rebuild. Instead, he painted the fence posts with bright color   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Three Men in Paris Stole Kate Mura's Priceless Masks


Elaborate, custom masks have been the highlight of Portland actor Kate Mura's Suburban Tribe show for years. But the priceless props were stolen in the Paris airport when Mura took Tribe to the largest French arts festival, Avignon Festival, this July.  "While checking into a hotel in the Paris airport, three men in business suits stole our most importan...   More
Monday, August 24, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

Kaleidoscopic Vision

Virtual Reality Film Festival premieres in Portland.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Portland cinephiles may be spoiled with beer taps in theaters and rare screenings of Vertigo in 70 mm, but the best movie experience includes motion-sensing earbuds and what look like Samsung ski gogg   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Book Review: Parnaz Foroutan's The Girl From the Garden

“Paradise is a Farsi word.”

Eden is rife with thorns in Parnaz Foroutan’s The Girl From the Garden (Ecco, 271 pages, $26.99), a lush debut novel about the pangs and triumphs of an Iranian family. Foroutan is a modern-day Scheh   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 ENID SPITZ

What Makes the Third Annual Portland Film Festival So Portland?

PDXFF Just Announced its Lineup for September 1-7


Festival director Josh Leake has said he wants the Portland Film Festival to be the Rose City's Sundance. Looking at its newly-announced lineup—with features like "a quirky comedy about following your dreams" and "a musical journey into the forgotten corners of Jamaican reggae,"   More
Thursday, August 13, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

Jeff Lipsky on His New Film Mad Women

No lip service for director’s Mad Women.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Jeff Lipsky has known both the warm embrace of critical acclaim and the lash of critics’ scorn. His 2006 film, Flannel Pajamas, was a Sundance darling and lauded by The New York Times as “one of   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea

Oh, the vapors!

Any novelist hailed as “an heir apparent to Michael Ondaatje” by author Paul Yoon and lauded as writing “a luminous debut” by Oprah’s magazine is probably doomed. Nothing can reach a   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Time, A Fair Hustler

Hand2Mouth’s reimagining is a rare cine-stage wonder.

You’d be forgiven for gagging at the mention of “Van Sant” given Portland’s recent binge on the director’s work. The Essential Gus Van Sant series ran at the Northwest Film Center from   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 ENID SPITZ

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