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The Wait In The Wings

A Portland actor pays his dues backstage at Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


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Long after Rafael Untalan agreed to understudy the lead role in Oregon Shakespeare Festival's excellent new experimental drama Gibraltar (which runs through Oct. 30), the show's director let him in on ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Johanna Droubay

CONNECTING THE DOTS

WW plunges into the first week of the PICA's Time-Based Art Festival and comes up with more questions than answers.


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It's Saturday night at the Works, party central for PICA's Time-Based Art Festival, and David Abel is livid. He's just seen DJ Spooky perform his live remixing of D.W. Griffith's horrifically racist 1 ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Johanna Droubay

ONE'S WAY TO BROADWAY

Will Wade McCollum's ONE be a singular sensation?


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Even in this corporate age, "sellout" is still one of the cruelest insults you can hurl in this town. In Portland, musician-slash-waiters and artistic baristas reign supreme. But 27-year-old actor Wad ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Johanna Droubay

KING LEADER

Oregon-born theater designer survives computer-generated jungle by reinventing an age-old art form.


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In the futuristic world that is the 21st century's special-effects industry, Michael Curry, co-designer alongside artistic visionary Julie Taymor of Disney's smash-hit Broadway musical The Lion King ( ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Johanna Droubay

THE GOLDEN GIRLS OF SUMMER

What ballerinas do on their vacation.


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On any given late summer day, for the last decade, you'd find Anne Mueller sweating and spinning her stuff in the South Park Blocks as part of Oregon Ballet Theatre's annual display of outdoor dance, ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Johanna Droubay

Cheap Eats 2005


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This peppy Italian eatery redefines fast food. Order at the counter, and within minutes the ultra-friendly staff presents you with the piping-hot entree you've been watching them toss in a skillet. The gnocchi dish ($8.25 à la carte)-mixed with chicken, broccoli, fresh tomato, Gorgonzola and    More
 
Thursday, August 11, 2005 Johanna Droubay

KISSING HISTORY

In The Painted Kiss, a Portland writer digs up the dirt on Klimt and buries Girl with a Pearl Earring.


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In 1997, when Portland author Elizabeth Hickey started working on a novel about the life of a woman juggling her roles as an artist's model and mistress, she wasn't expecting her mix of historically m ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Johanna Droubay

STRANGE THINGS AFOOT AT THE CIRCLE K


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We first found ourselves convulsing with laughter over Mini-Mart à la Carte, a cookbook that elegantly explains the steps involved in preparing lowbrow entrees and appetizers like "Poop on a Pr ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Johanna Droubay

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
In a town where cramped and quirky is cool, the bright and spacious Alameda Cafe is a rare sanctuary. Here, hearty favorites are delicately flavored, turning the turkey pot pie ($9) into a surprisingly sophisticated dish. A flaky puff-pastry crust sits high atop a bowl of colorful vegetables, juicy    More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Johanna Droubay

Cheap Eats 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
The first thing you need to know about this hidden treasure is how to find it. Follow West Burnside into the shady recesses of the hills, then keep left at the fork in the road and watch for the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Once there, feast upon healthy, original dishes like the "Wishing for Sp   More
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Johanna Droubay
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