True Story – Movie

The movie True Story is based on Michael Finkel’s 2005 autobiographical tome True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa, and follows him (depicted by Hill) as he falls from grace at The New York Times. After intentionally fabricating portions of a story about impoverished teenagers in the jungles of West Africa, Finkel gets the axe. (In case you haven’t heard of his real-life journalism blunder, it’s because it was a footnote in the news cycle, happening a week prior to the much-covered Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal.)…

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Wild Movie

Last night I attended the Portland premier of the feature film “Wild” based on the book of the same name by Portlander Cheryl Strayed. The red carpet was rolled out in front of the newly renovated Cinema 21 on NW 21st. The audience was packed with locals, cast, crew and family members of the author and filmmakers. The screening was opened by Tim Williams, the newly appointed Director of the Oregon Film Office. He introduced the films director Jean-Marc Vallée who introduced the producers along…

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Beekman Boys

Top Ten – Beekman Boys

Top 10 Reason The Fabulous Beekman Boys Should Have A Second Home in Portland They will always be better dressed. They can visit some place that wasn’t in The Amazing Race. They can learn how to put a bird on everything. They can wear their muck boots year round except for two days in August. They can think up better animal names drinking the best Pinot. It’s the only place they’ll be able to order a cocktail named after them. They can tell our city…

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Photo by Hal Harrison

The Epicenter of Alternative Fashion

As a city that celebrates independent fashion to commercial labels, there’s no question Portland remains leaps and bounds away from the glitzy, globetrotting runways of New York City and Paris. But is there really a comparison?  Portland’s fashion industry is slowly cultivating into its own brand of coolness that plays into the Northwest culture. It’s true Portland is home to a large number of second-hand vintage stores catering to the young, twenty something hipster but there’s a greater movement happening in fashion here. We’ve got…

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Dr. Elizabeth VanderVeer, M.D.

There is a Skin Care Solution

Dr. Elizabeth VanderVeer is the kind of friend every woman needs to have. She’s honest, trustworthy, kind and fun to talk with. Radiating with confidence, she knows how important it is for a woman to feel good about herself – both on the inside and out. As a clinician and board certified internist, VanderVeer spent many years studying how chronic disease, acute illness and lifestyle choices impact her patient’s skin health. In 2004, she opened her own private, aesthetic medical practice and studied anti-aging methods.…

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