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Requiem for St. Francis

Old hotels are disappearing from Portland--the latest victim was a well-known landmark.

Featured Stories
Last month another vestige of Portland's historic downtown core became a pile of rubble. It was no architectural masterpiece, just a nice old building that had certainly seen its fortunes fall. Bu ...   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 Brian Libby

MulhollandÕs Opus

David Lynch, master of the jarring movie nightmare, is up to his old tricks.

Movie Reviews & Stories
In his autobiography, legendary filmmaker Luis Buñuel wrote, "Somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination...despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off al ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Brian Libby

Restaurant Guide 2001-- other oregon

think portland has the state title for best restaurants? watch out for the other contenders.

Food Reviews & Stories
Restaurant Guide 2001 IndexThe RestaurantsWelcomeEverything looks better after a mealShop TalkSecret Seattle--six eateries up north.Year of the Frog?Thrill SeekersFor all you gastronomic snobs who t ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Brian Libby

Hidden Treasures

Robert Oshatz designs some of Portland's most intriguing buildings--if you can find them.

Visual Arts
For more than a decade, Portland has been accused of passing up innovative architecture in favor of urban livability. Perhaps the larger problem, however, is more universal: Good design is readily ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2001 Brian Libby

Loss Leader

Mark Eitzel, poet laureate of drunken heartbreak, wants you to know he doesn't cry all the time.

Music Stories
In a scene from the classic western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Jimmy Stewart asks a local newspaper editor why he won't expose the truth behind his town's most celebrated tall tale. "When l ...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 Brian Libby

Steve and Stanley's Android Adventure

Two legendary filmmakers, one little boy and the consequences of playing God.

Movie Reviews & Stories
There is a scene halfway through A.I. Artificial Intelligence in which a tattered group of androids is being demolished in a circus show. Orphaned robot-boy David, played by Haley Joel Osment, str ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2001 Brian Libby

He's Back--and Badder Than Ever

Ramsey Embick, a genuine musical heavyweight, finds a home for his music in Oregon.

Music Stories
One Wednesday night at Berbati's Pan, with his jazz combo the Original Cats taking a break between sets, pianist Ramsey Embick sits down for a quick beer and a story. Los Angeles, circa 1990. Embi ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2001 Brian Libby

Design of the Times

Bart King's new book shows where Portland architecture has been -- but where is it going?

Visual Arts
Bart King's An Architectural Guidebook to Portland arrives at a curious moment. Propelled by years of economic boom and public fervor for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao--a reminder of great archi ...   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2001 Brian Libby

Sinking Arizona

Pearl Harbor kicks off the summer movie season with bombs and sinking ships.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Roosevelt was right: After nearly six decades, Dec. 7, 1941, still lives in infamy. But bringing this red-letter date to the screen has always been tricky. Japan's raid on the American fleet only ...   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2001 Brian Libby

Our Boy Ellroy

James Ellroy releases the second book in a trilogy that slits open the underbelly of '60s iAmerica

They call him the Demon Dog. For two decades, James Ellroy has made his fame on superlative crime novels like Clandestine, The Black Dahlia, White ...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2001 Brian Libby
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