Culture/Arts

Review of World's Greatest Dad, opening wide

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World’s Greatest Dad
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
With: Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Daryl Sabara, Henry Simmons, Evan Martin, Geoffrey Pierson

Okay, I’m surprised.  I expected that this would be another exercise in foulness and needless provocation from Goldthwait, a former standup comic from the outpatient school of comedy.  One of his previous films concerns a woman whose life is ruined because she admits that she performed oral sex on her dog when she was in college.

Revew of Empty Nest, now showing at the Hollywood

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Empty Nest (Argentina 2008)
Director: Daniel Burman
With: Oscar Martinez, Cecilia Roth, Ines Efron, Jean Pierre Noher, Eugenia Capizzano

Slow-moving, dull and ultimately very annoying.  Violates Rule Number One of fiction writing: never end a story with “and it was all a dream.”  Okay, that would normally spoil the whole movie, but the bad screenplay from a cliched script takes care of that from the beginning.  The director has a good reputation, and Cecilia Roth is one of my favorite actors in the world, but she doesn’t have much to work with here.  Save your money.
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David Mas Masumoto: "Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land"

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 08/19/2009

 Crystal Leighty talks with David Mas Masumoto author of Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land.   Publisher notes: "Hailed by The New York Times as “A poet of farming” and the Los Angeles Times as the “Rockstar Farmer” who “uses his farm as Thoreau did his Walden Pond,” David Mas Masumoto weaves together stories of family and farming, life and death to reveal age-old wisdom that is fast disappearing—and urgently needed."

27:15 minutes (12.48 MB)

Reviews of District 9 and Inglourious Basterds, both in wide release

District 9 (New Zealand)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
With: Sharlto Copley, etc.

One of the joys of reviewing movies is the pleasant surprise.  Sometimes I wonder if I have become jaded, and that my tastes are too refined for the average movie patron.  Then, a little gem like this comes along.

Political Perspectives on 08/19/09

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Wed, 08/19/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

On Political Perspectives you’ll hear an interview with Andrea Cano on grassroots organizing against hate in our communities, a report back from the Peace and Unity Fest, and the inspiring struggle of workers in the Caribbean.
The first half of the program was produced by Paul Mundy. The second half hour, Building Bridges, produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash.

Fishtrap, a writers gathering

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 08/17/2009

Dmae Roberts presents a two-part special on the Fishtrap writing program in Joseph, Oregon in the heart of the Wallowas. She went to the summer gathering in July and talked with writers about the art of writing. Part One features Writer Kim Stafford and Rich Wanschneider who co-founded Fishtrap. She also talked with Rick Bombasci the Executive Director.  

24:59 minutes (25.78 MB)

Thriving with Dr. Debra Mandel

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Pathways
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Sat, 02/03/2007
27:04 minutes (24.78 MB)

Stage and Studio on 08/18/09

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 08/18/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Fishtrap writers gathering, part 1, special

 Dmae Roberts presents a two-part special on the Fishtrap writing program in Joseph, Oregon in the heart of the Wallowas. She went to the summer gathering in July and talked with writers about the art of writing. Part One features Writer Kim Stafford and Rich Wanschneider who co-founded Fishtrap. She also talked with Rick Bombasci the Executive Director.  

Movin' On playlist for 08/14/2009

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Movin' On
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08/14/2009

PLAYLIST: Movin' On
August 14, 2009, Friday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
KBOO
Portland, OR: 90.7
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Host: Don Jacobson

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Webcast on  http://www.kboo.fm

Tribute to Mike Seeger Program

(VA) = Various Artists.  All media are CDs unless otherwise stated.

Artist: "Selection" ALBUM TITLE [Label]

(VA) Will Geer: Excerpt from This Land Is Your Land "I Hate A Song That ..." A TRIBUTE TO WOODY GUTHRIE [Warner Bros.]
((Intro))

Sandy Rothman/Steve Pottier: "In the Pines" BLUEGRASS GUITAR DUETS [Sierra]
((Music Bed))

Voices of the Middle East on 08/14/09

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Fri, 08/14/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Upcoming elections in Afghanistan

Goudarz Eghtedari reports on upcoming elections in Afghanistan, his guests are Amin Wahab and Ahmad Qayoumi, both Portlanders from Afghani descent.
 

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