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Last Season, On The Real World

The deadliest sins of seven strangers who stopped being polite long, long ago.


DVD & TV
Portland, The Real World is over. On Wednesday, June 12, MTV will air the final hour of the Stumptown season, as well as the customary reunion. As you may have seen over the past 11 weeks—thou   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 JAY HORTON

Google (Passion) Play: The Internship Reviewed

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Like its stars stumbling late to maturity, The Internship failed to screen before press deadlines. We probably should have sent an intern, but Jay Horton went instead.
Critic's Grade: B
Whether or not Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson ever seem believable as salesmen, their sheer presence on the big screen effortlessly sells the dopiest of movies. There's a crumbling landmark ...   More
 
Friday, June 7, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 10: The Naked and the Walking Dead

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
With the coming of the New Depression, many eyes in flyover states turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the powers of celebrity. Los Angeles became the great embarkation point. But not everybody could...   More
 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 9: MTV Knows Why The Caged Bird Sings

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
Not to flirt with apostasy, dear readers, but the episode under review raises a rather central question about our creators' intent.
In the beginning, when an easily reproducible dramatic template was bro...   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 8: The Audacity That Works

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
“O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us,” Robert Burns wrote, “to see oursels as ithers see us!” Is this why prospective loftmates still apply in such numbers? To expose their base personalities befor...   More
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 7: Rashomon-gering

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
A red traffic light hanging above an empty street opens the seventh episode, and, whether the image was intended to reference Twin Peaks or not (a bit showily clever for The Real World), let�...   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Make It Pop: A Brief Report From The Annual PDX Pop Now! Fundraiser

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There was an oddly reflective mood amongst the celebrants at the 2013 Make It Pop fundraiser. Given the fervor with which PDX Pop Now!, the evening’s beneficiary, embraces the new—kids’ sitting atop their daddy’s shoulders to catch their first ever concert; hastily assembled bands nervously playing their own first shows together—the lo...   More
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 6: Peace Means Having A Bigger Stick Than The Other Guy

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
Is the sun a little brighter today? The birds bursting with song? Villains extra dastardly and heroes that much more super?    More
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 5: The Hollow Gesture

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
“Nia,” Anastasia trilled, “don’t put that dick in your mouth!”
This is the way The Real World begins—not with a bang but with whimsy. When last we left our seven strangers, the long-pu...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Album Review: Aina Haina

Aina Haina (Badman Recording Co.)


Album Reviews
[REHEATED ROCK] Every review of the eponymous EP recently released by Aina Haina seems obligated to first mention the day job of Dylan Magierek—producer, engineer and co-founder of globally reno   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 JAY HORTON
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