The Ghost Writer Director: Roman Polanski With: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, etc.
Very good Polanski film, with winks at his influences and even his own older films. Yeah, he is a troubled guy (would you have been able to cope with his life?) and guilty of an unsavory crime, but his skills are mostly intact here. A former Tony-Blair-like British prime minister (Brosnan) hires a ghost writer (McGregor) to complete his memoirs. The previous writer had died under mysterious circumstances, and the PM’s household is an armed camp of neurotics and paranoids.
Tonight's queer radio hour discussions range from local work toward queer sex positivity (and porn) to a nationally known stand-up comedian. A real queer cornicopia, or maybe we could call it a pornicopia, if the FCC isn't listening......
The guest is Bruce Guenther, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum. Bruce Guenther curated the current exhibition, DISQUIETED, which shows through May 16th. Artists have always reflected and reacted to the world around them—and contemporary art, through its form or content, often disturbs as much as it provides solace. In DISQUIETED, a roster of renowned contemporary artists explore our social condition and respond to the most compelling issues of the day, challenging our preconceptions and exposing our vulnerability in turbulent times. Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews local author Annette White-Parks about the book Cowboy of the Rimrocks: A Memoir of Grant County, Oregon, by Emmett Cochran White, which tells the stories of pioneer family life in Grant County, Oregon from the arrival of the first Anglo settlers in the 1860s to the late 1940s. They will take listener calls on Oregon history.
Tonight we hear about the House of Sound and it’s vibrant history as a community and cultural space from community members, and former employees and customers: Clifford Walker, Mel Renfro, Ken Dickson, David Dawson, Yugen Rashad, Cleo Smith, Billy Holt, Woodrow Wilson, Jr., Keedah Giannetti, and Wone.
Special thanks to those who helped make this show possible, including Yugen Rashad, Vanessa Renwick, and Charles Bedford.