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NEWS BRIEFS

Cooling Centers to open in Multnomah County Saturday, Sunday

Temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s this weekend ...

Multnomah County Leaders Release Statement on Safety at Summer Events

Officials advise public to check in, have a plan and be aware at public events ...

Portland Musician, Educator Thara Memory Dies

Grammy-winning Trumpeter, composer, teacher died Saturday at the age of 68 ...

St. Johns Center for Opportunity to Host Meet the Employer Event June 27

Employers represented will include Mary’s Harvest and Del Monte ...

New Self-Defense Organization Offers Training to Youth in Multnomah County

EMERJ-SafeNow offers July classes for children ages 8-10 and youth ages 15-19 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

It’s critical that parents engage with educational leaders and demand equal access to high quality teachers ...

Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending

Charlene Crowell writes that today’s public policy housing debate is also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and...

Criminal Justice Disparities Present Barriers to Re-entry

Congressional Black Caucus Member Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) writes about the fight to reduce disparities in our criminal justice...

Bill Maher Betrayed Black Intellectuals

Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Inferno movie

BIG BUDGET FILMS

Inferno (PG-13 for action, violence, profanity, disturbing images, mature themes and brief sensuality) Third installment of The Da Vinci Code franchise finds symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) suffering from amnesia and on the run with his physician (Felicity Jones) from a billionaire geneticist (Ben Foster) with a diabolical plan to depopulate the planet. With Omar Sy, Irfan Khan, Ana Ularu and Sidse Babett Knudsen.

 

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

By Sidney Lumet (Unrated) The legendary director reflects upon his life and career in this revealing biopic based on an intimate interview conducted a few years before his death in 2011.

Gimme Danger (R for profanity and drug use) Reverential rockumentary, directed by Jim Jarmusch, taking a fond look back at the groundbreaking punk band Iggy and The Stooges.

New Life (PG for mature themes) Bittersweet romance drama about a couple of childhood sweethearts/lifelong lovers (Jonathan Patrick Moore and Erin Bethea) whose marital bliss is irreversibly altered by an unfortunate tragedy. With James Marsters, Barry Corbin and Terry O'Quinn.

Portrait of a Garden (Unrated) Horticultural documentary, set in Holland, highlighting the enduring friendship of green-thumbed, 85 year-old Jan Freriks and his devoted, longtime protege, Daan van der Have, as they prune the orchards, arbors and espaliers of his sprawling, verdant estate. (In Dutch with subtitles)

The Unspoken (Unrated) Harrowing horror flick revolving around a close-knit family which disappeared from their home without a trace 17 years ago only to resurface now. Co-starring Jodelle Ferland, Sunny Suljic, Matt Bellefleur and Trevor Carroll.

The Windmill (Unrated) High body-count horror flick revolving around a group of tourists who begin disappearing one-by-one after their bus breaks down in Amsterdam near the spot where, according to ancient legend, a demented miller once grounded human bones instead of grain. Cast includes Noah Taylor, Charlotte Beaumont and Ben Batt. (Note: the trailer below is somewhat gory)

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