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Much Ado About Nothing (Post5)

Tired Shakespeare, turned inside out.

Love him or hate him, Shakespeare had one damn good formula for a hit.  The same premise and plot barrel through practically all his comedies: Factions clash, mistaken identiti   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Twelfth Night (Portland Shakespeare Project)

Three hours of Shakespeare is no picnic, but Nause keeps it cool.

So far this summer, Portland theater has given us Richard III in a park, The Merry Wives of Windsor in a park and Macbeth in a cemetery. Post5 Theatre mixed things up by staging Much Ado About Nothi   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 ENID SPITZ

The Hollywood Theatre is Having Work Done


Like any aging starlet, Portland's Hollywood Theatre is getting a facelift. The 89-year-old theater will have its clay roof re-tiled, water leaks repaired and facade deep-cleaned (think architectural microdermabrasion) by local construction companies D&R Masonry and Anderson Roofing. Footing the $265,000 bill are a slew of grants from local foundations like ...   More
Thursday, July 9, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

PICA's Time-Based Art 2015 Lineup Announced


Reggie Watts' dance partner, an opera set designer who's obsessed with tiny model cities and a Japanese composer who favors cassette Walkmen are just a fraction of this year's Time-Based Art Festival. PICA announced the program for its annual, 10-day fest, which will take over the city Sept. 10-20 with a mix of dance, visual arts, concerts, multime...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by ENID SPITZ

À La Mode (Moxie Contemporary Ballet)

A ballet where weight doesn’t matter.

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


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?

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.

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)

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

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