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À La Mode (Moxie Contemporary Ballet)

A ballet where weight doesn’t matter.


Dance
At 5-foot-10, Briley Neugebauer was too tall. At 125 pounds, Amanda Coleman was too heavy. The strict physical requirements for female ballerinas are tighter than their pointe shoes. Which is    More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Off The Streets

Portland graffiti waxes genteel.


Visual Arts
You will never see the full mural on the west wall of Southeast Stark Street’s Bonfire Lounge. The graffitied wall is a story-high epitaph to Michael Brown, painted by local muralist Ashley    More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Iris

Grey Gardens’ documentarian profiles a 93-year-old fashion eccentric.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In Grey Gardens, Onassis relative Little Edie obsessively wraps and rewraps her head scarf to make it perfect, in a bedroom with holes in the walls and cat litter strewn around her feet. In Ir   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Beezus Walks

Ramona is a pain in the ass. We ask, what did Beezus do?


Headout
Ramona Quimby is the Portland child-lit equivalent of a Kardashian. She operates in a self-centered bubble and then gets guide-book chapters written about her.Heck, Portland built a life-sized bronze    More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Storefront Revue: The Babes Are Back (Triangle Productions)

Part scandalous musical, part historical biopic.


Performance
Three songs after the Kent State shootings, a man unbuttons the front of his costume to expose a massive, star-spangled phallus. Like the legendary 1970s-’90s Portland theater that inspired    More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Drank: 2014 Whité (Jackalope Wine Cellars)


Drank
Cabernet franc is a workhorse of a grape. The gnarly-branched red fruit flourishes in cold, gravelly soil and is mostly used to give heft to red blends. But Jackalope Wine Cellars’ new wine    More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Stop-Motion On A Roll

Northwest Animation Fest celebrates its fifth year with more than 250 films at the Hollywood Theatre.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Northwest Animation Festival is bringing an anthropomorphic mammoth longing for cryogenic sleep, Medusa as a stay-at-home mom, and a competitive Iranian lifeguard to the Hollywood Theatre.   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ENID SPITZ

The Blues Project (Dorrance Dance)

New Yorkers swing into Portland’s untapped tap scene.


Dance
This ain’t your mama’s tap dancing. There is a drummer on stage. She starts up “this slow and sticky 12-beat blues.” Then the violinist comes in, and the audience starts clapping early   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ENID SPITZ

4000 Miles (Artists Rep)

Portland stages keep on trucking through Amy Herzog plays.


Theater
New York playwright Amy Herzog became contemporary theater’s darling when her play 4000 Miles was the first from Lincoln Center Theater’s prolific new works program to get an off-Broadway ru   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ENID SPITZ

New New Year

Portland’s first-ever Cambodian, Laotian and Thai New Year.


Headout
In Southeast Asia, the new year isn’t celebrated until the last rice paddy is harvested sometime in mid-April. After that comes three days of celebration, from cleansing Buddha statues in fl   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ENID SPITZ
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