Movie Reviews & Stories
For cult-of-Apple devotees—Applets, let’s call them—Friday, Aug. 16, may be a dark day. That’s when Jobs,
a new biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder and tech
messiah Steve Jo
If his new book, The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers (Melville
House, 224 pages, $24), is any guide, Curtis White has the same
nightmare every night: Richar
It took $1.4 Billion to change our stream from open sewer to clean blue dream.
Stretching out deep underground,
it works to keep our river clean
while swimmers race, tubers chain round:
Willamette’s hero, unheard, unseen.
Now as it helps us enjoy summer
o’er a diseased
For tiki geeks, karaoke at Alibi might as well be at Applebee’s.
The Polynesian invasion begins July 12, as Portland hosts
the 11th annual Tiki Kon, a “weekend of exotica, surf and lounge music.”
Enthusiasts from all over the world will descend on our city
Our summer interns gorge themselves on worldly ramen.
Food Reviews & Stories
How good can instant ramen get? Good enough for Pok Pok’s
Andy Ricker, Portland’s best-known chef and the restaurateur behind one
of The New York Times’ top restaurants of 2012, who likes Th
The mythical arcade cabinet probably never existed, but the Polybius legend is fun anyway.
According to legend, a mysterious new arcade game swept through Portland in 1981. It was incredibly addictive; people lined up for hours just to get a shot at playing it, even fighting over who got to play it next. The lucky ones who pushed through the line complained of seizures, insomnia, nausea, nightmares and amnesia. Several are rumored to have killed themselves. Stranger still: men in bl...