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  Rodin: The Human Experience Now through Sunday April 16, Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave “The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present Rodin: The Human Experience—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, an exhibition of 52 bronzes by the groundbreaking French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The exhibition, which opens January 21, 2017, is being staged in ... Read More »

Swedish songwriter Jens Lekman delivers a life-affirming performance at Revolution Hall

I saw Jens Lekman play at a school auditorium, and I don’t think it could’ve happened anywhere else. This isn’t said out of a deterministic disposition; rather, I find it only fitting that someone who has taught me as much as Jens has should occupy the stage in what was ultimately the most enjoyable assembly I’ve ever taken part in. ... Read More »

M.I.A.’s recent “Aim” misses its mark

THIS WHOLE REVIEW, no matter how mercilessly I bash M.I.A.’s disjointed mess of an album, operates under the knowledge that I will forever view her as one of the most badass and exciting musicians of all time. That’s a given. It’s also what makes hating “AIM,” her fifth full-length LP, all the more saddening. When M.I.A. released her debut LP ... Read More »