"The Interview" stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as TV journalists involved in a plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea
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December 17th, 2014
Well, really late fall day if you’re goi
Looking for a holiday cocktail to make at home or try around town? We have 20 ideas from local bartenders.
Holdfast, the modernist-bent pop-up from chefs Will Preisch and Joel Stocks, will be moving soon.
Find out more about this year's diverse mix of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
"The Interview" stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as TV journalists enlisted by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong Un.
Looking for something to do right before the holidays? Our weekly restaurant and bar events listing has something for everyone.
Local fans of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" are getting an extra gift this weekend -- a visit from one half of the award-winning sketch comedy duo.
The deck may be in our favor. One way HeyLets ranked states is by counting the number of times folks shared vacation photos. And why would Oregonians need to vacation elsewhere?
My favorite TV holiday tradition is coming to an end with the Dec. 19 "Late Show with David Letterman," as Darlene Love performs "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for the last time on Letterman's show.
After nearly 1,000 votes, an indie rock veteran topped our annual album poll.
I've covered live events in and around Portland all year -- here are my best photos from 2014.
On Wednesday, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of animosity and import embargoes.
This six-episode series examines, with scathing insight and dark humor, the myriad ways technology brings out the worst in people.
Welcome to Best Bets, a weekly column in which the Oregonian's arts desk separates the wheat from the chaff of upcoming theater, classical and dance performances.
This rich and comforting Italian dish is decadent without being too fussy. That makes it perfect for Christmas, New Year's Eve, or other celebratory meals.
Coconut is a favorite holiday flavor, and here it's paired with rich chocolate in a pie featuring a crust made of shredded coconut and butter.
Cider fans will want to swing by Bushwhacker Cider tonight for some rare treats from Finnriver Farms.
The Restaurant Crawl: A (somewhat) regular roundup of (mostly) national restaurant news, links, video and more.
For one group of women, consisting of entrepreneurs, lawyers, an engineer and a realtor, among others, bubbly isn't merely a sensory and social delight. It's also a cerebral exercise.
In June of 1962, three men escaped from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, pushing off from the banks of the small island and disappearing into the night. They were never seen again.
Hobbits don't have beards.
December 15th, 2014
It didn’t rain today, so I took the
I stitched these little gifts last weekend. They are framed in 3" hoops. I didn't stitch them in this size hoop though, it's too small to work with. To finish them, I glue a felt circle on the back. Then...
December 14th, 2014
December 13th, 2014
Last weekend pete bought whole spices in bluk, toasted them, and ground them up to make garam masala. We found the little spice jars at Cost Plus, and magically, quadrupling the recipe filled all 9 of them perfectly. The recipe...
December 12th, 2014
Dust Mite dispenser?
Andy Warhol and Andrew Carnegie get dolled up. I love it! At long last, for those who have been asking, pictures of Pittsburgh! Now that my computer has been unearthed, though it remains completely surrounded by other boxes of things I probably don’t really need but still desperately need to unpack, there will be more
December 11th, 2014
The low-pressure cookie party was a huge success, like always. There were many yummy cookies to eat, and it really was low-pressure—one guest came with two bags of oreos, and another with a purchased bag of delicious shortbread after a...
A tiny welcome pole on the (newly opened stretch of the)
Spies. Action. Hollow. Brosnan. Setting. Trust. Inefficacious. Disappointing. Thin. No.Filed under: 10 Word Review, Film, In My Opinion Tagged: 10 Word Review, brosnan, Film, film reviews, movie reviews, movies, november man, opinion, reviews
Dark. Trudging. Moody. Strange. Complex. Pretentious. Convoluted. Mind. Melancholy. No.Filed under: 10 Word Review, Film, In My Opinion Tagged: 10 Word Review, enemy, Film, film reviews, movie reviews, movies, opinion, reviews
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not […]
December 10th, 2014
Good evening, Pittsburgh! I am here, in permanent fashion, at last! Bone tired from unpacking, fresh from a row in the basement, bowl of cereal and handful of almonds devoured, stinky and deserving a bath, but eager to post is how I am. I have missed this space, brain sputtering before sending my fingers racing. […]
My friend Sasha is coming over this morning, and I’ve set aside my $5-for-$10 Starbucks Groupon from a few weeks ago. I’d actually given it to my husband as a gift, but he kept not using it and I figured it would do me more good than him, as it will keep me from spending any money […]
Anne of Green Gables I stopped in my tracks when I saw this copy of Anne of Green Gables and had to buy it immediately. We already have a copy, and are almost done reading it, but this one, in...
December 9th, 2014
The first video has about 30 seconds of black and white bomb footage from Afghanistan. If you’d rather not see that, skip to 2:10. http://www.vimeo.com/ http://www.vimeo.com/
Music. Cities. Feel. History. Roots. Story. Recording. Interviews. Direction. Yes.Filed under: 10 Word Review, Music, TV Tagged: 10 Word Review, documentaries, Film, film reviews, foo fighters, hbo documentaries, movie reviews, movies, Music, music history, opinion, place, reviews, television, television reviews, tv, tv rev
I bake these cookies every year for the Low-Stress Cookie Party I attend. it's a win-win, you just come and eat cookies. You can bring some you have made, or not, all you have to do it show up. Then,...
Complex. Whodunit. Serial. Cast. Setting. Eerie. Murder. Moody. Compelling. Yes.Filed under: 10 Word Review, In My Opinion, TV Tagged: 10 Word Review, gracepoint, murder mystery, serial television show, television, television review, tv, tv review
Intense. Gripping. Gritty. Performances. Brutal. Cinematography. Stellar. Lancashire. BBC. YES.Filed under: 10 Word Review, In My Opinion, TV Tagged: 10 Word Review, BBC, bbc television, england, happy valley, lancashire, Netflix, reviews, sarah lancashire, television reviews, tv reviews
December 8th, 2014
This past week, the engineering department of my company (Elemental Technologies — we’re hiring engineers, by the way) had our annual off-site. This year we did something a little different and had a Lego competition. The previous week, we were given time with the Lego Mindstorms kits to get familiar with the componen
December 7th, 2014
Mount Hood from Amisigger Road, made artistically dramatic via a bit of
I used to live in New York City in the late 1980’s and it was a beautiful time. Why? Because it was before any of us know to worry about bed bugs. A time when a fresh faced young Oregonian could schlep home all the amazing curbside finds that New Yorkers abandon in front of their apartments. […]
I snatched up quite a bit of free/very low priced yarn this summer and have a big bag staring at me in the sewing room. Mittens and other items have been made from this stash, but I have had the...
I see a lot of posts on Facebook about looking for miracles, trying to find miracles, or hoping for miracles. I do none of that. Why, you ask? Because I believe miracles are happening everywhere, everyday. All around us. They are in the sunlight falling through the trees, the laughter of our grand boys, the […
December 6th, 2014
The section of the Troll
December 5th, 2014
Dust Mite helps me clean up some old freehubs