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Brew Views: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Teen dream.

Brew Views
Like most teen movies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower harvests the raw power of adolescent passion in all its sloppy, horny glory to craft a cinematic confection that reflects, interprets and g   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

This Is 40

Potty humor knows no age.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Judd Apatow’s latest undertaking, This Is 40, revisits Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), the churlish yet lovable couple first introduced in Knocked Up. Fording the frigid waters of their   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

Hyde Park on Hudson

The only things to fear are hot dogs and handshakes.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Like so many great romances in history, the affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his cousin began with a timid hand job. At least, that’s how his paramour Daisy (Laura Linney) remembers    More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

Brew Views: A Late Quartet

Brut force.

Brew Views
If Jägermeister is the beverage of rock stars, then for a string quartet it must be a vigorously shaken bottle of champagne: refined, expensive and on the verge of exploding into an effervescent pudd   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

Striking a Chord: A Late Quartet Reviewed

A sudsy soap opera with a classical soundtrack.

late quartet

A Late Quartet screened after WW press deadlines, but critic Emily Jensen was there for the fizz and the soap.
Critic's Grade: B+
In the hermetically sealed world of chamber music, it’s all polished spruce and tightlipped grudges. If Jägermeister is the quintessential beverage of rock stars, then for a string quartet it must be a vigorously shaken bottle of champ...   More
Thursday, November 15, 2012 by EMILY JENSEN

This Must Be the Place

Red lipstick, David Byrne and a Nazi manhunt.

Movie Reviews & Stories
This Must Be the Place is not a movie so much as a feature-length opportunity to gaze deeply into the creases of Sean Penn’s face. Penn plays forlorn and aging glam rocker Cheyenne, whose heav   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

Restaurant Guide 2012: Just Desserts

The sweetest endings in town.

Restaurant Guide
Portlanders are not big on dessert. It’s not that we’re health conscious, exactly—it’s that we indulge elsewhere. Or so says Jeff McCarthy, the former pastry chef at closed-down Ten 01 and   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Teenage angst, paid off well.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The truest essence of this film can be stirred up from the angsty sediment in the YouTube comments section for its trailer. Here in the stinky, putrid underpinnings of the Web, pubescent humans    More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

Devour 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
[NETHERLANDS] Established by Dutch immigrants in Beaverton 40 years ago, the market is the only 100 percent full-service Dutch store in the Northwest. Lia Middelhoven and her husband, Hans, who both immigrated from Holland after World War II, have owned the tiny trove of rarities since 2001. From ja   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 EMILY JENSEN

Cheap Eats 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
Richard Day-Reynolds was born to barbecue. The Tennessee native bellies up to his carbon-black Traeger grill as though he entered the world with basting brush in hand, destined to slow-cook beef and pork into tender, juicy submission. It’s everything barbecue should be: messy, sloppy and too g   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 EMILY JENSEN
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