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Interview With the Vampire on estrogen.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Clara is all sex and fangs. The 200-year-old strumpet and grifter has just beheaded a man and is on the run again, and she nearly pops out of her cheap corset and snakeskin pants trying to distanc   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 KELLY CLARKE

Brew Views: Warm Bodies

Brains with heart.


Brew Views
“Don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy,” the lovesick zombie in Warm Bodies begs himself as he stares, slack-jawed, at the very blond, very alive object of his affection. He�   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 KELLY CLARKE

Warm Bodies

Getting cozy with the undead.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“Don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy,” the lovesick zombie begs himself as he stares, slack-jawed, at the very blond, very alive object of his affection. His name is “R   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 KELLY CLARKE

Breaking Bland: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Reviewed

Bella and Ed are dead. Finally.

twilight

The cruel wait for this year's hotly anticipated (ha) release is over—and so is the Twilight series. Thank the Mormon heavens. Breaking Dawn Part 2 screened after WW press deadlines, but vampophile Kelly Clarke was there to endure the carnage.
Critic's Grade: C-
The first Twilight hit theaters in 2008, a gentler time when fans of supernatural ro...   More
 
Thursday, November 15, 2012 by KELLY CLARKE

Restaurant Guide 2012: Let Them Eat Seaweed

Trent Pierce of Wafu and Roe.


Restaurant Guide
If you want to catch Trent Pierce, you’ve got to know your tide tables. The chef behind Southeast Division Street ramen go-to Wafu has been spending at least a day a week at the Oregon Coast, lo   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Devour 2012: Pho The Win

A visit to An Dong Market with Le Ho & Adam Ho of Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen.


Market Guide
Illustrations by Kim ScafuroLe Ho first learned to cook when she just a kid; helping her mom in the kitchen of their Bac Liêu restaurant in Southern Vietnam. By age 12, she was already organizing   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

The Garbanzo Gauntlet

Cedo's makes the best falafel in town.


Food Reviews & Stories
“We felt sorry for Portlanders because they don’t have good falafel,” says the tall, trim man with a smile. “So we had to come here.” That’s Sam Hazza, a Palestine native who moved   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

You Had Me At Dead Animal Carcass: Yasmeen Godder’s "Love Fire" at Lincoln Hall

yasmeen on eran by tamar lamm

Sitting through Yasmeen Godder’s dance piece Love Fire last night at PSU’s Lincoln Hall I felt a sensation welling up inside me: a profound sense of shrugging WTF. The Israeli-American choreographer’s duet with dancer Matan Zamir centers on an exploration of romance and our desire to be “transformed and taken by passion.” That translates to a cavalcade of sexual ...   More
 
Friday, March 30, 2012 by KELLY CLARKE

Bullseye

The big-screen Hunger Games scores a bloody direct hit.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A few assurances for anxious Hunger Games book fans: Actress Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t ruin bow-wielding heroine Katniss. Death still comes by genetically engineered dog, spear and swarm of ha   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

POW Fest 2012


Movie Reviews & Stories
Movies made by women are not the same thing as “chick flicks.” That’s made refreshingly clear from the roster of the fifth annual Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, which pinballs from   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 KELLY CLARKE
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