And the nominees are…

The 2012 Golden Globe Awards provide stiff competition for industry veterans

It’s that time of year again.

The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, to be hosted by Ricky Gervais Sunday, Jan. 15, will help ring in the New Year. Unlike the Oscars or the Emmys, the Globes bring together TV personalities and movie stars alike in a celebration of media entertainment. The nominations were announced Dec. 15.

Artist at work: Robin Corbo colors in a new piece in the Autzen Gallery.

The marvelous muralist

Robin Corbo’s One Million Brush Strokes shows what is involved in the making of a mural

Robin Corbo, a Portland State Master of Fine Arts graduate, is known around Portland for her public murals, which grace the exteriors of many buildings around the city, from North Portland’s Mississippi Records to the recently completed mural in Southeast for Bark, a group that advocates for the protection of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Her exhibition One Million Brush Strokes: The Scholarship of Making Murals, opening at PSU’s Autzen Gallery Nov. 28, is her MFA graduation thesis.

“The idea of the exhibition is to showcase the process of making murals,” Corbo said.

Jingle hell

A now-traumatized film buff reviews the four “best” Tim Allen Christmas movies

Oh, Tim Allen. Your lack of acting talent and forced comedy must be seen to be believed. Sure, you’ve had your moments (e.g., Galaxy Quest), but you cannot seem to break out of the character that made you famous.

Yes, when it comes to Christmas movies, there are timeless classics and there are flat-out insults, and Tim Allen is there to make your Christmas as grating and dull as possible.