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Do not see this movie! Review of "Remember Me" opening today (March 12)

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Remember Me
Director: Allen Coulter
With: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Tate Ellington, et al.

I can’t stress strongly enough that you do not see this awful movie.  I will gladly spoil the vile ending on this shameless piece of crap.  The writer, Will Fetters, and the director, Allen Coulter, should be ashamed of themselves.  This movie exploits human misery for a cheap soap-opera of a story, including the worst mass murder in US history.

Review of "Green Zone," opening today (March 12)

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Green Zone
Director: Paul Greengrass
With: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Yigal Naor, Khalid Abdalla, Amy Ryan, etc.

A fictional riff on how and why we got into the Iraq war, with the CIA coming off as the good guys, and one dedicated soldier, Miller (Damon), who wants to get to the bottom of the whole mess.

Dame Darcy on Words & Pictures

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 03/11/2010

Host S.W. Conser welcomes Dame Darcy, painter, fashion designer, reality TV star, and frontwoman for the band Death By Doll, as well as the creator of the charmingly macabre comic Meat Cake.  Formerly based in New York and L.A., Darcy currently finds the murky climate of Portland much more to her liking.

32:55 minutes (13.19 MB)

Morgan Brent on the "Sylvapolitan" -- a being in tune with nature

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Recovery Zone
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Thu, 06/01/2006

In June, 2006, Stephanie Potter spoke with Morgan Brent about developing a way of life devoted to the cultivation of our humanness in conscious, respectful, and free flowing dialogue with the natural world. According to Brent, one so integrated into the sylvan cosmos, the society of Nature, is known as a sylvapolitan. Brent teaches that the sylvapolitan is educated via self-transformation (knowing something by becoming it), accultured into a spiritual ecology and its manifestations in natural ecosystems, and pro-active in the Program of spiritual evolution.  Morgan Brent is founder of Tribes of Creation and leads workshops throughout the Northwest.

26:57 minutes (18.51 MB)

Un|Herd #13: Deeds and WIMBC

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Wed, 03/10/2010

Alas we have arrived at Un | Herd Archive Episode number 13. This one includes two performances, the main show being that of an improvisational duet entitled, Deeds. And they are Brian Mumford on electric guitar and Un | Herd veteran, John Niekrasz on drums. The second portion of the show will be a 6 minute clip from one of my earliest programs featuring John again on drums and Seth Brown on Fender Rhodes piano, performing as Why I Must Be Careful. The prior goes back to November 23, 2009, and the latter goes back to November 24, 2008. I believe they were both debut performances; the prior was totally new and improvised; the latter was freshly composed. So please enjoy Deeds and Why I Must Be Careful.

28:53 minutes (39.66 MB)

Un|Herd #12: Dinner & the Main Course

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program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

27:26 minutes (37.68 MB)

Un|Herd #11: Thicket

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Mon, 01/26/2009

Welcome to episode 11, and the first 30-minute edition of Un-Herd archives. This one goes all the way back to January 26, 2009, featuring the spazz-jazz duet called Thicket. This band features the most frequently appearing guest of Un-Herd, drummer John Niekrasz, of notables such as Naked Future and Why I Must Be Careful. On alto saxophone we have Ben Kates, a long time collaborator with Niekrasz, in bands like Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly, and Naked Future. Ben is missed in the Portland avant-garde scene as of this retrospective while teaching elementary students in Alaska. With that, please enjoy, Thicket.
 

28:56 minutes (39.73 MB)

The Melting Pot on 03/16/10

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The Melting Pot
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Tue, 03/16/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Featured Artist "SIGNAL PATH" Download Album Free Here... follow the links

 

For almost a decade, Signal Path’s mission has been to push the boundaries of electronic music in the performance setting. As one of the pioneers of their genre, Signal Path has influenced countless artists across the country, been downloaded by tens of thousands of loyal fans nationwide, played almost every major US festival, and has gained international recognition for their live shows.

Between the Covers on 03/11/10

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 03/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society

Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society, a novel of love and intrigue on an island in the English Channel in 1946.

Mary Ann Shaffer became interested in Guernsey while visiting London in 1976. On a whim, she decided to fly to Guernsey but became stranded there when a thick fog descended and all boats and planes were forbidden to leave the island. As she waited for the fog to lift, warming herself by the heat of the hand-dryer in the men's restroom, she read all the books in the Guernsey airport bookstore, including Jersey under the Jack-Boot. Thus began her fascination with the German Occupation of the Channel Islands.

March 8 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Wed, 03/10/2010

 For International  Women's Day, the women of the Old Mole Collective, led by host Denise Morris, take up issues confronting women in the building trades and their creative ways of dealing with them; women in the movie industry and a current film written and directed by a woman; and "The Science of Gender and Sex," the topic of this year's Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark College.  In addition, Denise features the music of Yoko Ono in the breaks between segments.  

 

55:16 minutes (31.63 MB)
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