Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Nightcrawler lacks purpose but might win an Oscar

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/25/14, 09:00 am

Nightcrawler’s Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhall) is neither hero nor anti-hero: He’s a loner trying to keep busy. After he happens on a car wreck and meets a nightcrawler—a cameraman who works into the early hours of the morning filming accidents and crime scenes and selling the footage to TV news stations—he buys a police scanner and a used video camera and begins a new career.

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Gay lobby group founder charged with raping a 15-year-old boy

Crime
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/24/14, 11:18 am

Portland police last week arrested the co-founder of Human Rights Campaign for the felony sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy. Charges against Terrence Bean, 66, include two counts of third-degree sodomy. Bean was booked on Nov. 19 and released on bail the same day.

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Ouija is an exercise in foolishness

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/22/14, 08:30 am

Ouija (rated PG-13 for terror and some language) is like a mashup of a horror movie and the classic Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo—except the ghosts are not animated, masked henchmen, and Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma each meet a gruesome demise.

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