FilmWatch Weekly: DIY art is the order of the day

Zhao Tao stars in Jia Zhangke's "Mountains May Depart"

Recycled TV shows may dominate this weekend’s box office numbers, but our focus is on filmmakers who utilize pre-existing materials in more literal ways, as well as those who explore recurring themes through constantly varying stories.


“Microbe & Gasoline”



The Divine Comedy of ‘Nine’

Matthew Hayward as Guido and Ecatarina Lynn as Carlo in "Nine." Triumph Photography

A midlife crisis is always a good spectacle, and as a friend noted, the Italians have been having them in style since Dante. Lakewood Theatre Company is getting in the spirit with its current Nine, a Tony Award-winning musical written in …



FILM REVIEW: Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society”

Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in Woody Allen's "Cafe Society"

For his 45th movie, Woody Allen has once again retreated to the safety of yesteryear, a simpler time when a man could have a girlfriend 20 years his junior without anyone noticing. “Cafe Society,” set mostly in Hollywood in the …



MusicWatch Weekly: Festival flips and spectacular settings

Oregon Festival of American Music opens with Leonard Bernstein's 'On the Town.'

This week, Oregon bids farewell to another big summer festival and howdy to several more, and some free concerts and shows set in glorious Oregon venues also highlight this week’s music performances. Please add other recommendations to the comments section below.…



DanceWatch Weekly: Spaces, places and faces


It is all about variety in the Portland dance scene this week—spaces, places and faces. POV Dance, directed by Mandy Cregan, will perform In My Own Space in Cregan’s Pilates studio in Southeast. Musician Ben Martins curates a third gathering …



‘Every Minute Counts’: a lost lens on America, rediscovered

"Every Minute Counts," garment workers on the home front, new York, photo by Katherine Joseph, 1942; © Richard Hertzberg and Suzanne Hertzberg; photograph courtesy of the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

“EVERY MINUTE COUNTS,” the banner in the photograph shouts in big block capital letters, and the four women garment workers below, needles in hand and stacks of cloth surrounding them, make it clear they take the admonition seriously. Isolated and …

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