Occupy Gotham

Holy war on terror, Batman! Seven years after the game-changing Batman Begins, four years after The Dark Knight and 10 months after Occupy Wall Street began comes The Dark Knight Rises—perhaps the single most well-produced endorsement for the status quo posing as mainstream entertainment since Sarah Palin’s RNC speech.

YOU TALKIN’ TO ME? Travis Bickle (De Niro) drives home a point.

Death cab for De Niro

I’m talkin’ to you, fellow cinephile: Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver still cold-blooded entertainment after all these years

“All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don’t believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention. I believe that someone should become a person like other people,” journals 26-year-old Travis Bickle, a friendless cabbie who spends his nights driving his taxi through the filthy, steamy, dodgy streets of New York City and his days simply trying to relate to people.

Evan LaLonde’s A Camera is a Room

Portland State Master’s of Fine Arts candidate Evan LaLonde’s work will be on display Monday, April 2, through Wednesday, April 11, in the Autzen Gallery, located on the second floor of Neuberger Hall. The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Maiden Blog

I have never blogged before. (Well, once, but only because I lost a bet.) In principle, I support any attempt to upgrade the dinosaur-like news industry, which must be dragged by its…

Sons of Abraham unite for peace

A rabbi, a reverend and a Muslim brother met on Thursday, May 19, before a modest but attentive nondenominational audience in Portland State’s Urban Center to engage in a cross-cultural interfaith dialogue.

PSU to donate land to TriMet

On May 6, the Oregon State Board of Higher Education’s Finance and Administration Committee unanimously supported the cost-free transfer of two parcels of land from Portland State to TriMet.

Student injures prompts protocol questions

At approximately 9 a.m. on April 27, a male student in Professor Farag Attia’s Statistics 451 class tripped on his way up the stairs in 71 Cramer Hall when his left knee gave out, according to the Campus Public Safety Office report.

Is Portland prepared for peak oil?

Jim Jackson, adjunct professor of geology at Portland State, delivered a lecture last month for the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences titled “Peak Oil: All Geology is Local,” which covered the history and future of oil production, the many estimates of how much oil remains and the fact that global analysis of these issues has little to do with how a country’s energy policy is actually crafted.