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Show Preview: Lorde

Music Stories
[PROTO-GOTH] The latest enfant terrible climbing the charts and roiling the blogs, Lorde recorded her debut album, Pure Heroine, at the tender age of 16 and became the youngest artist to top the B   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 JAY HORTON

Album Review: Casey Neill and the Norway Rats

All You Pretty Vandals (Incident Recordings)

Album Reviews
[DAMAGED ROOTS] For nearly two decades, Casey Neill has been filtering post-hardcore energies through an Americana muse for tales of wry lamentation, and the barroom mythologizing wed to painstaking craft has never sounded so perfectly realized.   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 JAY HORTON

The Grimmoire: Season 3, Episode 1: “The Waltzing Dead”

A Portland bestiary of Grimm


Following each new episode of Grimm's third season, contributing fantasy journalist Jay Horton will annotate the notable flora, fauna, places of interest, and objets d'occult.

Oh, Vienna: Imperial tyrant, eternal nemesis of Portland and all of the liberty and equality and rumpled-casual wardrobes promised to manimals who yearn to breathe free. As the third...   More
Friday, November 1, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Shock and Aw: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Reviewed


For reasons not worth detailing here, this review of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa arrives a wee bit overdue.
Critic's Grade: B+
Entering theaters 11 years to the day after the first Jackass release deliriously exceeded all expectations and made apocalyptic headlines across the country, Bad Grandpa became the franchise's fourth consecutive release to debut wi...   More
Thursday, October 31, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Grimmoire: That Voodoo We Do So Well

The return Of Grimm and decline of Portland TV's Golden Age


For all the grumblings about traffic upheavals and street closures caused by the sudden explosion of television projects filming 'round town, the local presumption of Portland as favored toy of the media elite has been rather oversold. We have   More
Friday, October 25, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Stallone, Schwarzenegger and The Twilight Of The Action Figure: Escape Plan Reviewed


Escape Plan screened after WW press deadlines, but critic Jay Horton was there for the Stallone and the Schwarzenegger.
Critic's Grade: C+
A quarter century ago, when dinosaurs strode the earth, American cinema was dominated by an unlamented breed of leaden, clunky, ginormous vehicles constructed to flatter the specific charms and mask the woeful limitations of...   More
Sunday, October 20, 2013 by JAY HORTON

An (Alternate) Oral History of Satyricon

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When legendary Portland punk club Satyricon closed its doors in 2010, Willamette Week published a massive oral history on the venue titled "I Think I Was There." But there was another oral history, compiled by longtime WW contributor Jay Horton, <...   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Headout: The Case of the Purloined Necklace

A reward awaits the first person who solves this mystery before the Sherlock Holmes exhibit opens at OMSI.

Hours too late, amid houses of disturbingly accurate repute, I searched for the Great Critic. Or, at least, I searched for where the Great Critic always was, at a bar near the bridge,  prec   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JAY HORTON

The Revenants

Roll over and play undead.

Whatever the reasons for our current cultural embrace of the zombie apocalypse, live theater has largely been spared the plague. It is, after all, rather more difficult to convey the specter of    More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 JAY HORTON

Storm Surfers 3D

Hang Ten

Movie Reviews & Stories
At its heart, surfing is an intensely cinematic sport—the dozens of films, from Step Into Liquid to Point Break, must outnumber all golf and hockey movies put together—but it’s not an inhere   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 JAY HORTON

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