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No Man’s Land (Artists Repertory Theatre)

Harold Pinter and the perversity of poets.


Performance
William Hurt is back in town, performing alongside his old friend Allen Nause in what’s become a regular gig for the Oscar-winning actor. This time—his fourth on Artists Rep’s stage—he’s d   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gem of the Ocean (Portland Playhouse)

This season’s August Wilson is the best yet.


Performance
Having been evicted from its Northeast Portland home by the city—   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Future Drinking: Sept. 26-Oct. 6

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After two weeks of slim pickings, a torrent of new liquor license applications.Katie Potter and Christopher Loverro have applied to open a cafe, The Hazel Room, in the building at 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd. that formerly housed the Dollar Scholar and currently houses the    More
 
Monday, October 10, 2011 by BEN WATERHOUSE

Zugzwang (Imago Theatre)

Jerry Mouawad’s madcap caper.


Performance
The thing to keep in mind, as you sit down to see a show at Imago Theatre, is that co-directors Jerry Mouawad and Carol Triffle are basically fearless. Not content to rest on their animal-masked la   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Author! Author!

Wordstock writers in their own words.


Featured Stories
This Saturday and Sunday, the Oregon Convention Center will be overrun by some 150 novelists, journalists, poets and cartoonists for the 2011 Wordstock book fair. The big names on the marquee inclu   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Beyond Blankets

Craig Thompson’s Habibi is a massive masterpiece.


Headout
Portland cartoonist Craig Thompson was 27 when he published Blankets, an enormous, autobiographical “illustrated novel” about growing up in an evangelical family in rural Michigan. It’s an ext   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Food Cart Review: Yolk


Food Cart Reviews
Having survived four years of break-ins, vandalism and even hit-and-run collisions at his Woodstock neighborhood restaurant, Toast, Donald Kotler is in an expansionist mood. The first step in his c   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Oklahoma! (Portland Center Stage)

Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!


Performance
What kind of protagonist goes around suggesting people commit suicide? What kind of love story ends in a murder trial? For a regular fixture of high-school stages, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first    More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gemini Lounge: Double Trouble


Bar Reviews
I’m charitably inclined toward any business not gambling- or meth-related to make a go of operating on Foster Road, but Gemini Lounge (6526 SE Foster Road, 772-1117, geminiloungepdx.com) is really.   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Build a Better Bicycle

Ziba’s big ideas.


Headout
Thirty-one bicycle designers from across the nation will converge on Portland this Friday for the second Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge. Their goal: To prove they’ve built the u   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE
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