Like father, like daughter

Bible swindlers, whiskey smugglers and “wrastlin’” to settle differences are just some of the colorful Great Depression peculiarities portrayed in Paper Moon, the 1973 classic that’s playing at Portland State’s 5th Avenue Cinema this weekend.

Great art for a great cause

Once a year for more than 20 years, the Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School has provided the greater Portland area with a venue to view and purchase original, unique and modestly priced artwork at its annual show, the Buckman Art Show and Sell, which takes place next Friday and Saturday at the school. It’s an opportunity to beautify and benefit at the same time.

A user-friendly guide to the 2013 Academy Awards

Since 1929 the world of cinema has been celebrated and honored annually by a board of professionals known as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Every year, everybody who’s anybody makes their way down a red carpet wearing an extravagant gown or dapper suit with hopes of hoisting an Oscar. This year is no exception.

A psychedelic take on retro sci-fi

Beyond the Black Rainbow, which is currently playing at 5th Avenue Cinema, was released in 2010, but everything about the film suggests that it was made in the 1960s or ’70s. The lighting, clothing, hairstyles, music, setting and even the atmosphere of the movie are all reminiscent of those LSD-influenced decades of the 20th century.

Head start on art

Da Vinci Arts Middle School showcases local and student artists in Arts Fair 2012

For the eighth consecutive year, da Vinci Arts Middle School will be showcasing both local and budding artists in a winter art fair. The fair will feature an assortment of art for sale, including paintings, jewelry, stoneware, ceramics, sculptures, photographs and metal works. There will also be live music, hands-on activities and food available.