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Review: Babies

Director Thomas Balmès’s spare, occasionally stirring documentary toddles to Namibia, Mongolia, the US, and Japan to capture a year in the life of four infants. The San Francisco family comes off at once as a gross cliché of Western privilege, complete
Awwww
By ALICIA POTTER  |  May 07, 2010
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Planting seeds

For nearly a decade, spring in Portland has heralded the emergence not just of all of us from hibernation, but of playwrights, en masse, from quiet writing rooms.
Acorn tries out four new local plays
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 26, 2010
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Let the alligators come to you

And, Portland, they're on the way
And, Portland, they're on the way
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  January 14, 2009
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China, Tibet, and the Olympics

It is difficult to imagine an American — perhaps any Westerner — with a greater sympathy for, and understanding of, Tibet than scholar-activist Robert Thurman.
Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama’s political wisdom, the myopia of the chinese, and the essence of the Olympics
By PETER KADZIS  |  August 06, 2008
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Chinese democracy

With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 06, 2008
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Beijing sting

Greetings, faithful steward of information!
Exposed: A top-secret government memorandum, obtained this past week by the Phoenix, gives the games away
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 06, 2008


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Beijing sting

Greetings, faithful steward of information!
Exposed: A top-secret government memorandum, obtained this past week by the Phoenix, gives the games away
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 06, 2008
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Tuya's Marriage

Although it begins and ends with a tragically ambiguous image, Wang Quan’an’s film might be the closest thing that Mongolian cinema will ever get to a romantic comedy.
An unforgettable heroine
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2008
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Khadak

Khadak is a brutal but redemptive story of an oppressed, disappearing pastoral culture.
Contemporary nomads in Mongolia
By PEG ALOI  |  February 13, 2008
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Winter reads

Esteemed fiction writers, young stars, the Civil War, the ’60s, and the morass of contemporary geopolitics — it’s all here for reading during winter’s long, dark nights.
Novels from Peter Carey and Russell Banks, poetry from Elizabeth Bishop, and advice from Madeleine Albright
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 21, 2007

Crossword: ''The Dr. is in''


Can't forget about him.
By MATT JONES  |  August 22, 2007


Crossword: 'Boardin' boredom'


Note the starred entries; I wrote this in an airport.
By MATT JONES  |  April 04, 2007
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Twice isn’t nice

At Munich film school, Byambasuren Davaa had a light-bulb idea for her graduate-thesis film, one that would lead to an Oscar nomination.
After Camel , the Yellow Dog
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 21, 2006
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Crossword: 'The choice is yours'


Make decisions, find your destiny.
By MATT JONES  |  June 28, 2006
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Crossword: 'I'm not a doctor!'


But I get this cool title anyway
By MATT JONES  |  May 03, 2006
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Crossword: 'They're playing my song'

35 Across: Character introduced with fiddles and a banjo
Stock characters, canned music.
By MATT JONES  |  February 09, 2006