Stephen King’s new novel Joyland, published as a paperback original on June 4 2013, by the award-winning Hard Case Crime line from Titan Books, is released in tandem with three hardcover limited editions for collectors, two of them signed by the author. All three hardcover editions feature both a new cover painting and ni
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ABC said in an announcement late Sunday that, until then, Walters will continue to anchor and report for the network, anchor specials throughout the year, and appear on "The View." She will remain executive producer of "The View," the weekday talk show she created in 1997.
Fox executives said Monday that its drama "24" is returning next May for a limited run that will stretch into the summer. The adventure series with Kiefer Sutherland starring as Jack Bauer ended its original run in 2010.
by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) There is a troubling bill working it’s way through the Oregon state legislature. SB 692 would create unnecessary energy efficiency mandates on televisions sold in Oregon. The industry is concerned because with more than 20 years …
Young adults looking for meaning in all the wrong places populate a play that's too playful for its own good.
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We’ve seen the 1881 Ladd Block before; this gives a bit of a closer look at this once-fine building in its later years. This view is to the north up SW 1st Avenue from Columbia Street. (University of Oregon Libraries) Filed under: 1960s, 1st Avenue, Cast-iron Architecture, Columbia Street, Downtown
The final full production in Profile's Athol Fugard season -- and its last at Southeast Portland's Theater! Theatre! -- shines with thoughtful, committed performances.
Verdouw left Eugene at 13 to study full time at the Portland Festival Ballet in Beaverton. Now 16, she plans to move around the world to train at the Dutch National Ballet.
University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes By Tim Duy Oregon Economic Forum University of Oregon While economic indicators softened in March, they still point toward continued growth in the Oregon economy. Highlights of the report include: • Following two months of strong gains, the Oregon Measure of Economic Activi
A neighborhood group said the grimacing, sharp-toothed, red-eyed goblins painted along a retaining wall have been scaring children, and is an eyesore to boot. L.A. city code officials responded to complaints about the monster art and cited the "Run It!" singer $376 for unpermitted and excessive signage.
By Doug DeFilipps The Beaverton City Council is considering exempting non-profit organizations that open new affordable housing units from paying the city’s property tax. An associate planner for the city said that “affordable units [are] going to be a major …
By National Conference of State Legislatures, State Defense of Marriage Acts and Same-Sex Marriage Laws Delaware Becomes 11th State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage The Delaware Senate passed legislation establishing same-sex marriage on May 7. Governor Jack Markell immediately signed the bill, making Delaware the second state to
by Elisha Joyce, Oregon blogger Rebel Grain “Everything is permissible,” but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up. — 1 Corinthians 10:23 Our family has a list of ‘no-no’ words we don’t throw around lightly: Hate. Stupid. Butt. Fart. I can’t stand them. Th
By Oregon Farm Bureau Cougar Management Bill The bill that allows the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to manage Oregon’s cougar population by licensing agents to hunt cougars with dogs has currently stalled in the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee. HB 2390 lifts the sunset date of Januar
Painted Furniture Yellow File Cabinets via Country Living I sense there are file cabinets somewhere just begging to be painted yellow right now. And the
Netflix has released the trailer for the fourth season of “Arrested Development”. The series aired for three seasons on the Fox network, from 2003 to 2006, with 15 new episodes planned for release on Netflix at midnight on May 26th. The show stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia d
AEG Live is pleased to announce that the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King, with music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, has confirmed a tour of 20 American cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast beginning October 10 in Bloomington, IN, and ending Nove
A version of this post was published on my now-defunct blog "Renaissance Man" on September 1, 2009.I've always been kind of fascinated with the relative prominence and obscurity of the plays in the Shakespeare canon. At one end, you've got your Hamlet and your Romeo and J
Joining an arts collective can help you advance your arts career in many ways. A collective will offer networking and collaboration opportunities, events and exhibitions, advocacy, and even shared studio space and discounts off materials. But what if there isn’t an arts collective in your city? Or, what if the ones th
May 12th, 2013
Mother's Day was good. It isn't my favorite holiday. It is a little contrived and some of the sentiment is pretty forced, but it was a good day here in my world.I think the best thing about Mother's Day is that little people really get into it and really seem to love an opportunity to express their sweet, pure l
As you probably read last week, Dr. Jack Ramsay ha
Happy Mothers Day to @starenova, the miracle I needed and mother of the miracle I never expected.
News that the IRS targeted conservative organizations for special review as part of the non-profit certification process is deeply concerning. It reminds me of the Bush-era IRS investigation of the United Church of Christ. The Obama Administration needs to quickly fix the problem but much of this is the messy result of th
I typically ignore the Hallmark Card days, but stumbled across this one (obviously, not from Hallmark).
Susie Nielsen over at The Zero bemoans the difficulties plaguing the Porkland "Arts Tax" and wonders whether it can be saved. After all, it sounds so easy: everybody in Porkland kicks in $35 to support "the Arts". But the question...
Seattle and other cities have reversible freeway lanes, which run inbound in the morning and outbound in the evening. Seattle's reversible freeway lanes have gates and flashing lights to deter the inattentive from entering the lanes in the wrong direction....
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Green Jobs Not Jails (Photo credit: Brooke Anderson) We all knew that the "green jobs" mythology relentlessly pursued by Barky and other Democratics was a colossal waste of money, but stats now out from the Barky administration's DOE are truly...
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Portland Real Estate update as of 05-12-2013 4:30 pm. There are 11 new homes for sale. Data sourced from the following pages: Cully West Real Estate,
In the middle of last year after seing Brave, I defended the fact that Merida was a princess, arguing that "being a princess isn’t irrelevant to the story, exactly, since it’s royal power which drives the dramatic shorthand of changing
The dawn of the wikiweapon is here. The 3D-printable gun craze is just beginning as the blueprint plans for the new “Liberator” plastic gun were downloaded nearly 100,000 times in just a two-day period this month. Democrat Chuckie Schumer of...
Street Style, we took to the metro area's sidewalks and city parks to document the spring fashion fever.
A pretty good take on the media lack of coverage, the Barky administration's efforts at damage control, and the blogosphere, right here.
The original LuLu's Vintage (note the difference in capitalization) was located at 1031 S.W. Morrison Street. Ray's Cheap Date and Ray's Ragtime were right next door. This first version of Lulu's Vintage was open from 2001 - 2003. The store...
The past two seasons, the Timbers often played like a group only a mother could love. No more—Portland has solidified itself as Major League Soccer's surprise of the early s
Over in Hillsboro, one Imelda Gomez has been "speaking out" in favor of drivers' licenses for illegal aliens, and the Portland Tribune is among those showering her with accolades for her bravery in doing so. And she's got her wish...
I confess, it was me, not you nor your slobbery smoochy kissing partner. You two sat down in front of me during previews at the Roseway some years ago and immediately demonstrated your reason for being there - to go at it with abandon. I regret what happened, but not the look on your faces as the predictable result of my
SCOTUS Obamacare Decision Makes Individual Mandate A Fact & Universal Healthcare Coverage A Fiction Americans for Tax Reform notes that when Barkycare's individual mandate kicks in in 2014, we'll get to fill out a brand new tax form: This new...
The network said Sunday that the 12-year "Saturday Night Live" cast member will replace Jimmy Fallon at the 12:35 a.m. "Late Night" show next year. Fallon is moving up an hour as Jay Leno's replacement on the "Tonight" show.
Barky's buddy, "Fast and Furious" Holder, is going to soil himself over a veto-proof bill passed by the legislature: All federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep...
Saturday Night Live” writer-performer Seth Meyers will take over NBC’s “Late Night” show next year when current host Jimmy Fallon moves to “The Tonight Show,” NBC announced Sunday. “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels will also be the executive producer of “Late Night
Amid reports, now even being discussed in legacy media, that the Barky administration has orders for enough ammo to last a century at current rates of use for "training", there have been no efforts to scale back the orders, nor...
With a $51.1 million debut, Leonard DiCaprio's "The Great Gatsby" far exceeded expectations by distributor Warner Bros. of a $35 million to $40 million opening weekend. Director Baz Luhrmann's 3-D adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic was a rare box-office smash for films aimed at older adults during the y
The latest edition of I Hear a New World is available to listen to here, and to listen\download at http://ihearanewworld.podomatic.com/. As usual, this episode of I Hear a New World has been brewing in my head for quite awhile. What started out as a simple idea has expanded into a complex project that has dominated many