Puddles Pity Party at the Alberta Rose, Sept. 28

What makes the sad clown sing?

Music Stories
Interviewing a 6-foot-8 singing clown named Puddles poses some interesting problems.  For starters, the man behind the makeup, performance artist Mike Geier, prefers to keep himself distan   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

Remember the Alameda

Revisiting blaxploitation classics at a former Alberta street institution.

Movie Reviews & Stories
In the early 1970s, during the heyday of blaxploitation, there was only one place in Portland you could consistently see pictures like Shaft and Superfly: the Alameda Cinema.  “There wasn   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON


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