FILMWATCH WEEKLY: Looking for love in all the wrong places

Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale in "Love & Friendship"


The big box office showdown this Memorial Day Weekend is between “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” but if you ask us, the best result would be if those two films engaged in mutually assured destruction and …



Clap hands: 2016 PAMTA nominees

Best production nominee "Ain't Misbehavin'" at Portland Center Stage.  Patrick Weishampel/

It’s PAMTA time. The annual Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards celebration will be at 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the Dolores Winningstad Theatre, and the PAMTA committee has announced this season’s nominees, listed below.

The PAMTAs precede the annual …



FILM REVIEW: “The Ones Below” is pregnant with menace

Laura Birn represents downstairs danger in "The Ones Below."

For all its miraculous beauty, there’s also something eerie and alien about pregnancy, even when you know how the baby got there and how it’s going to get out. Films have exploited the fears of expectant parents for as long



Tina Chong review: Adventurous women



The first work that Portland Piano International’s Rising Star Tina Chong played, the first Friday evening in May at Portland Piano Company, did not initially seem to promise any magic moments. True, the title of the …



Dance Weekly: The dancers are dancing!

SpringSprung. Shannon Holt Artist & Body Art. Photo courtesy of Ben Martens and SpringSprung.

Beginning tonight with SpingSprung, a collection of performances based on the theme of spring, this weekend is a container for the full spectrum of dance offering—from beginning student performances to the focused lens of dance for film.

The thing I …



Srijon Chowdhury: Remembering memory

Srijon Chowdhury, Memory Theater/Upfor

Memory Theater gets its title and framework from a never-realized project of 16th century inventor Giulio Camillo. He imagined a universal device for the storage and retrieval of knowledge in the form of a coliseum-style room. Objects and symbolic paintings

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