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Entertainment Round-Up – Feb. 27, 2018

The 15:17 to Paris Director: Clint Eastwood Distributor: Warner Brothers 87-year-old actor-director Clint Eastwood has delivered 2018’s most intriguing oddity with The 15:17 to Paris, a fascinating if ill-executed docudrama experiment wherein the real-life heroes (the American ones, that is) of the 2015 Thalys train

Jason Sudeikis and Maribeth Monroe in Downsizing

Downsizing is the best sci-fi film of 2017

Alexander Payne thinks small. Though his first two films Citizen Ruth and Election made overtures at broad social topics such as reproductive rights and politics, writer-director Payne’s films are often intimate and darkly-comic character studies with low-stakes plots.

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New Releases Round-up

Recommended pop-culture selections from October 2017 MASSEDUCTION Artist: St. Vincent The newest LP from singer-songwriter turned pop-icon-in-the-making Annie Clark is, hyperbole be damned, the album that 2017 needs. Featuring glammed-out electropop production from Jack Antonoff (who’s had a very busy year between Gone Now for

Slowdive brings dreamy rock to Portland

Slowdive at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom featuring Cherry Glazerr, October 26th 90s English shoegaze group Slowdive are having a sort of renaissance in 2017, perhaps one long overdue. Souvlaki, their second album and magnum opus, arrived in 1993 at the tail end of the shoegaze movement

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Review: LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

Time will kill James Murphy, but LCD Soundsystem is not dead yet Review: LCD Soundsystem – American Dream James Murphy, head maestro of dance-rock project LCD Soundsystem, has never been a young man. He arrived in the public eye at the age of 32, young

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Public Safety remains vigilant against hate

  No one should have to fear being the victim of a hate crime on Chemeketa’s campuses. However, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate crimes and hate groups have seen a dramatic resurgence on college campuses in recent times. Bill Kohlmeyer, Chemeketa’s Director

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The Checklist

It’s the halfway point of 2017 already. With the brisk pace of new releases, odds are you’ve missed a few of the great ones. But fear not.  Here’s a guide to the best entertainment of the year so far that may have flown under your

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New Releases Round-up 5/15 – 5/21

Title: Twin Peaks (season 3) Network: Showtime 26 years after an untimely cancellation, David Lynch’s cult phenomenon is making a return on premium cable, reuniting just about every inhabitant of the titular Pacific Northwest logging town you can remember, with a sizable group of noteworthy

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New Releases Round-up 5/8 – 5/12

Title: Master of None (season 2) Platform: Netflix Since the advent of Louis C.K.’s critically beloved semi-autobiographical series Louie, a rash of shows written by and starring other standups doing similar explorations of their own experiences and worldview in sort-of fictionalized contexts has cropped up,

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New Releases Round-up 4/24 – 4/28

Title: The Circle Director: James Ponsoldt Distributor: EuropaCorp/STX Entertainment James Ponsoldt, performing admirably in the indie film ecosystem for a solid couple of years now (The Spectacular Now, The End of the Tour) moves to an A-lister outing with the help of Tom Hanks and