From Food Hole
20 NW 3rd
Drew's working wonders at PDX's newest all-ages club, Food Hole. If there was rock 'n' roll Jeopardy, he would be a millionaire, so take his musical film suggestions seriously:
• Happiness of the Katakuris (2001): "A violent Japanese musical that resorts to claymation. Takashi Miike has this way of making the most ultra-violent movies beautiful and human."
• Bugsy Malone (1976): "Jodie Foster and Scott Baio were, like, 10. It's a historical depiction of mob wars, played by kids."
• The Muppet Movie (1979): "It's the tale of Kermit leaving the bayou and pursuing the Hollywood dream."
• Jesus Christ Superstar (1973): "Nobody seems to know that it started as just an album that charted well, so they made the movie."
• Wild Style (1982): "It defines all that would become hiphop language and culture."bht
From Black Rose Collective Bookstore
4038 N Mississippi
Come here when it hits you that your shelves lack books on anarchy, veganism, gay/lesbian fiction, or Christian poetry. Free organic coffee and tea is a sweet plus. Check out this volunteer's fave books by female activist authors:
• Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich: "This author gave up a job as a journalist for a whole year and went from one minimum-paying job to the next to see if she could survive on minimum wage."
• Assata by Assata Shakur: "She's a Black Panther revolutionary who was framed for various bank robberies and spent several years in prison, until she broke out in 1979. There's a million-dollar reward for her in the new Patriot Act."
• Conquest by Andrea Smith: "It covers the 1880s to 1980s, when American Indian children were put into state-sanctioned boarding schools and the sexual abuse that went on."
• Mother Nature's Children by Genevieve Vaughan: "This is about how—from a young person's perspective—to live life without capitalism."