Director: Floria Sigismondi
With: Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Michael Shannon
I have been a Joan Jett/Runaways fan for more than 30 years, so I looked forward to this movie with some trepidation. Would it be a kick-ass rock & roll movie, or would it be a predictable rock morality play with young people corrupted by the life?
The answer, alas, is more of the latter and less of the former. Part of the problem is the director, who directs music videos, not a genre known for character and plot development. The story is mostly taken from a memoir by Cherie Currie (Fanning) and is told from her point of view.
On tonight's Out Loud, Carla talks with Clay Neal from the City of Portland. We discuss the Portland Plan and invite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning community to give their input to the Portland Plan on Monday April 12 at 6:30 pm at the QCenter.
Music break by local lesbian musician Heather Perkins.
Imagine a high school where art, music and culture are natural components of education rather than stand alone subjects. Where community is unified through celebration of arts and artistic expression. A school where parents and students openly communicate with teachers because every voice is valued. Imagine teenage sons and daughters coming home from school filled with pride and self-confidence, showcasing their day’s accomplishments and looking forward to the next day. Imagine their excitement when working in an internship lead by an artist or businessperson they admire. Imagine talking about life after graduation as a conversation with limitless possibilities.
The day after Easter, The Ubu Hour rips into that holiday in part 2 of the Book of Holes, an hour long surreal audio drama about Adam, Eve and the Serpent, the power of words, and the epic battle between the pagan Goddess of fertility, Ostara, and the Zombie king and his followers, who want to turn her celebration of sex into worship of the tortured and murdered son-of-a-god. The following peice contains lurid sex and violence, moments of extreme audience abuse, profanity, descriptions of bodily fluids, and other things too unpleasent to mention here.
What should policies and goals should replace the test-and-punish approach of "No Child Left Behind"? How can academic freedom in the University be defended from what threatens it today? What does the story of Easter mean for the US at war in the Middle East? What's going on at the Oregon State Hospital nowadays? Tom Becker hosts the moles as they discuss these questions.