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Music

January 18, 2018 01:00 AM

Lanky to the point of gawkiness, Spoon frontman Britt Daniel is an unlikely rock star. Offstage, his sideways grin reads less rakish and more boyish, his tousled hair not so much sensual as plainly messy.

January 18, 2018 01:00 AM

Josh Hodges has a confession: He doesn’t like to dance. Which is only notable because the music he makes with popular Portland band STRFKR is so damned danceable.

Savage Love

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Culture

January 18, 2018 01:00 AM

Lee Noh Hoon’s journey from Seoul, South Korea, to establishing himself as Great Grandmaster Lee in Eugene has spanned 55 years and involved more than 20,000 students.

Last month Master Lee, as he is known, celebrated his 60th birthday, and this month he celebrates his 30th anniversary as a taekwondo instructor in Eugene.

January 18, 2018 01:00 AM

Annie Baker landed the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, an odd and affecting play — part slacker melodrama, part dark comedy, part existential no-exit — that burrows into the hidden hopes and silent desperations of three lost souls biding their time as ushers at a failing movie theater in Worcester, Massachusetts.

It’s a well-deserved Pulitzer, indeed. The play is exquisitely written, combining the raw, cynical, trashy talk of the neo-working class with the spare poetic meter of American realism. Beneath the endless and often banal banter of three disenfranchised movie geeks, Baker locates a buried pathos that throbs with all the oversized anguish of tragedy.

Movies

January 18, 2018 01:00 AM

No question Steven Spielberg is a great director.

Several times during The Post, Spielberg’s new movie about The Washington Post’s decision in 1971 to publish the classified Pentagon Papers after Nixon forced The New York Times to cease and desist, I found tears welling in my eyes — usually as a sentimental response to some heroic gesture or other by a journalist toward the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution, up against the threat of imprisonment.