Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-620-1-.html Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Ween: An Abbreviated History - Tracing the ascent of music’s most gleefully unclassifiable psychopaths. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16763-ween_an_abbreviated_history_tracing_the_ascent_of_musics_most_gleefully_unclassifiable_psychopaths.html

Those not in the cult of Ween cannot name any Ween songs. But you like Ween. You just don’t know it.

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Cash Crop - Oregonians seek fun and fortune in the marijuana fields of Mendocino County. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18725-cash_crop_oregonians_seek_fun_and_fortune_in_the_marijuana_fields_of_mendocino_county.html Big Head Buck’s story is a familiar one in this economy: A 27-year-old special-education teacher for Portland Public Schools, Buck—who declined to give his real name and provided his own alias]]> AP Film Studies: Open-Air Cinema - Your guide to Portland’s outdoor movie season. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24796-ap_film_studies_open_air_cinema_your_guide_to_portlands_outdoor_movie_season.html Summer offers a real conundrum for nerds. Sure, you want to get outside and enjoy all that fresh air your friends keep talking about, but then how will you watch The Goonies for the 3,000th time]]> <i>Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse</i> - The human soul behind the monster’s mask. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20261-alien_boy_the_life_and_death_of_james_chasse_the_human_soul_behind_the_monsters_mask.html Infuriating, tragic, heartbreaking and incendiary in equal measures, Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a documentary that plays out like a horro]]> Strangled Darlings Friday, March 5 - The deranged duo goes epic with <i>The Devil in Outer Space</i>. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17002-strangled_darlings_friday_march_5_the_deranged_duo_goes_epic_with_the_devil_in_outer_space.html [MELODIC MALADIES] Portland duo Strangled Darlings resides at a bizarre crossroad of styles]]> Summer Guide 2011: Patio Pointers - Outdoor drinking for every occasion. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17605-summer_guide_2011_patio_pointers_outdoor_drinking_for_every_occasion.html There’s no greater pleasure on a hot day than plopping down on your favorite bar’s patio and combating the heat while encouraging dehydration with round after round of cold beers and frosty coc]]> Great Scots - If it’s not Scottish, it’s...you know. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16761-great_scots_if_its_not_scottish_itsyou_know.html

 Oy, Portland! Ya call yerself Beervana? Ya might as well drink yer grandmother’s piss. India pale ales an’ high-’n’-mighty organic ales? More like fock-off ales. Ef it’s not Scottish, it’s piss.

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Scott Pemberton: Friday, March 16 - A near-death experience led to Scott Pemberton’s rock rebirth. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18926-scott_pemberton_friday_march_16_a_near_death_experience_led_to_scott_pembertons_rock_rebirth.html [FUNKY BAR ROCK] In one alternate universe, Scott Pemberton is dead. In another, he’s a vegetable, with his wife keeping careful vigil, looking for a sign of life in his steely blue eyes.  ]]> <i>Interstellar</i> - Christopher Nolan aces art class but flunks astronomy. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23481-interstellar_christopher_nolan_aces_art_class_but_flunks_astronomy.html Christopher Nolan is Hollywood’s most masterful huckster: a blockbuster auteur who uses incredible sleight of hand to elevate into art what other directors would leave as garbage. He is the ki]]> Ghosts in the Darkness - A Portland paranormal detective searches for gold on SyFy’s <i>Ghost Mine</i>. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20150-ghosts_in_the_darkness_a_portland_paranormal_detective_searches_for_gold_on_syfys_ghost_mine.html We believe what we want to believe, especially in the world of the paranormal. Some will argue that something that goes bump in the night is a restless spirit. Others, like your carpenter, insist ]]> Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner <i>Witch Doctor</i> - The doctor of supernaturopathic medicine is in. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17667-brandon_seifert_lukas_ketner_witch_doctor_the_doctor_of_supernaturopathic_medicine_is_in.html In the wake of the runaway success of Robert Kirkman’s nearly decade-running The Walking Dead (and the critical and ratings success of its bar-raising AMC TV adaptation)]]> Mucca Osteria: Restaurant Guide 2014 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23257-mucca_osteria_restaurant_guide_2014_.html Goodyear Hunting - <i>Rubber</i> introduces the little tire that could...blow your head off. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17353-goodyear_hunting_rubber_introduces_the_little_tire_that_couldblow_your_head_off.html If you’re going to base an entire film around a ridiculous practical joke on audience expectations, it’s simple courtesy to let viewers in on the gag. Director Quentin Dupieux does us one better]]> Rick Emerson - <i>Zombie Economics</i>’ Dawn of the Debt. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17541-rick_emerson_zombie_economics_dawn_of_the_debt.html They’re out there. Clawing at your mailbox. Gnawing at your mind as you sleep. Ready to devour you and your family. They have no souls. They have no conscience. The only thing driving them is the]]> DJK Korean BBQ & Shabu Shabu: Restaurant Guide 2014 - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23231-djk_korean_bbq_shabu_shabu_restaurant_guide_2014_.html 12275 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, 641-1734.[BAR & GRILL] Like any Korean restaurant worth its kimchee, DJK is hidden in a sea of parking lots and storefronts. And like the best of its breth]]> <i>Ip Man 2</i> - Ip, Ip, hooray! Ip, Ip, hooray! http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16855-ip_man_2_ip_ip_hooray__ip_ip_hooray_.html

 In his fourth screen outing, Rocky Balboa double-fistedly defeated communism by conquering a gigantic Russian super boxer in the name of the U.S. of Fuckin’ A. In Ip Man 2, the titular

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Commentary: On Bob Seger - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20424-commentary_on_bob_seger_.html I am on a long and lonesome highway west of Saginaw, Mich., when a voice comes wafting through the speakers: “On a long and lonesome highway/ East of Omaha.” The voice is raspy and deep. It’]]> Gift Guide 2011: Fremont - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18277-gift_guide_2011_fremont_.html ReRun 707 NE Fremont St., 517-3786, portlandrerun.com.Neighborhood consignment shop ReRun is the coolest garage and yard sale around. Outside, a sea of used furniture—both immaculate and questi]]> <i>Armadillo</i> - In war reporting, courage means scaring others. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17419-armadillo_in_war_reporting_courage_means_scaring_others.html Midway through a battle in the searing Danish documentary Armadillo, the camera suddenly becomes shaky, then virtually still, as if moving underwater. Bullets and debris flash across the screen to a]]> <i>The Interrupters</i> - Stopping gang violence, one banger at a time. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17891-the_interrupters_stopping_gang_violence_one_banger_at_a_time.html Chicago epidemiologist Gary Slutkin likens societal violence to bubonic plague in its capacity to spread uncontrollably through a cycle of retribution and domination. His urban organization, CeaseF]]> <i>Cats</i> (Broadway Rose Theatre Company) - A journey to the heart of the Heaviside Layer. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20853-cats_%28broadway_rose_theatre_company%29_a_journey_to_the_heart_of_the_heaviside_layer.html “What’s a Jellicle cat?” It’s a phrase repeated throughout the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal oddity Cats, which somehow became an instant smash upon its 1981 release, and then]]> <i>The Tempest, or The Enchanted Isle</i> (Bag&Baggage) - Into the Bard’s velvet goldmine. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17833-the_tempest_or_the_enchanted_isle_%28bagbaggage%29_into_the_bards_velvet_goldmine.html Some Shakespearean purists scoff when modern scholars mess with their beloved Bard. They turn pointed noses skyward at deleted lines, and sigh dramatically at contemporary adaptations’ tendencies]]> AP Film Studies: Made In Oregon - Celebrating Oregon movies that aren’t <i>The Goonies</i>. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24834-ap_film_studies_made_in_oregon_celebrating_oregon_movies_that_arent_the_goonies.html Whenever conversation turns to Oregon film, it invariably goes in two directions: either to Gus Van Sant or The Goonies. Just flip through this very newspaper. Hell, this weekend, Astoria has a go]]> Domo Arigato, Mr. Bay - <i>Transformers: Dark of the Moon</i> is better, longer robot junk. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17673-domo_arigato_mr_bay_transformers_dark_of_the_moon_is_better_longer_robot_junk.html Watching Transformers movies, you can imagine a preadolescent, mulleted Michael Bay lording over other kids’ imaginations, demanding his classmates play the way he wants them to. But he has the c]]> Middle Earth Gets a Makeover - <i>The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey</i> is a breathless, crackling adventure. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20016-middle_earth_gets_a_makeover_the_hobbit_an_unexpected_journey_is_a_breathless_crackling_adventure.html By the time Peter Jackson wrapped his sterling Lord of the Rings trilogy, audiences had spent nearly 12 hours in Middle Earth, marveling at the...]]> The Walking Dread: Terror lurks in the background in <i>It Follows</i>. - Terror lurks in the background in <i>It Follows</i>. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24304-the_walking_dread_terror_lurks_in_the_background_in_it_follows_terror_lurks_in_the_background_in_it_.html Horror fans can’t help being numb to the barrage of jump scares, fake-outs and in-your-face gore that dominates the genre. Hell, it’s been the bane of horror for decades, with slashers cedin]]> Butcher Boys - <i>I Saw the Devil</i>—and he whomped me in the nuts. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17227-butcher_boys_i_saw_the_devil%E2%80%94and_he_whomped_me_in_the_nuts.html Soaked in blood and boasting a penchant for reworking old tropes into dazzling interpretations of human experience, the South Korean cinematic landscape is changing at a pace akin to the American i]]> Goonie Enough? - 30 years later, are the Goonies still Goonies? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24808-goonie_enough_30_years_later_are_the_goonies_still_goonies.html The Goonies always had to grow up—especially after 30 years. But have the movie’s young stars retained their Goonieness, that essential mix of heart, underdog drive and inherent weirdness? H]]> <i>Step Up Revolution</i> - Occupy <i>Daaaammnnnn!</i> http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19486-step_up_revolution_occupy_daaaammnnnn_.html

 Occupiers: Step it up. Your campouts are for Cub Scouts. Y’all need to...

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Okay! I’ll Talk! - An oral history of <i>The Goonies</i> in Astoria. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-24818-okay__ill_talk__an_oral_history_of_the_goonies_in_astoria.html In November of 1984, Hollywood descended on the tiny fishing town of Astoria to shoot a mysterious movie about pirate treasure and something called a Goonie. Thirty years after its release, th]]>