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More than a game now, Monopoly has become a multi-million dollar franchise

In 1935, Charles Darrow, au unemployed salesman from Philadelphia, got a patent on Monopoly, a board game ostensibly inspired by another named The Landlord. The original had been invented over three decades earlier by a Quaker named Lizzie Phillips as a means of illustrating capitalism's tendency to enrich property owners at the expense of impoverishing renters.All of the above is chronicled in Under the Boardwalk, a delightful documentary directed by Kevin Tostado which is certain to delight any Monopoly fan.


A Somewhat Secret Place

This groundbreaking art-show about and by the disabled is planned to open July 7th in Portland Oregon but funding is still short for the compete program. Enough pledges must be gathered before June 20th.Those who pledge will get tickets to special events and be proudly posted on the donors list

Portland event will feature performance, music

This Sunday, the World Arts Foundation, Inc. will be holding an Honor Roll Tribute to Portland's African American cultural heritage.
Starting at 3 p.m. May 15 at Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Ave. Paul Knauls – the Mayor of Albina – will host and emcee an afternoon of tribute and musical celebration. After the Maranatha event, the evening will continue at the Conga Club, at Northeast Alberta and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 7 to 9 p.m.


'Thor' lays the groundwork for upcoming 'Avengers' franchise

Created by the legendary Stan Lee back in the early '60s, it's taken almost a half-century for Thor to arrive on the big screenThis worthwhile adaptation was directed by four-time Oscar-nominee Kenneth Branagh, and stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role, an Australian actor who bears a striking resemblance to a young Brad Pitt


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