Friday Nov 15
Buffing up the Bagdad: McMenamins aims to teach an old theater new tricks
In 1991, Gus Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho" had its premiere at the Bagdad Theater.
The Journal News
Book revisits River Phoenix
As the eldest child of free-spirited parents who moved to South America to evangelize, he was 6 when he sang on street corners in Venezuela for money to support a growing family.
Phoenix death two decades ago
Today is the 20th anniversary of the untimely death of River Phoenix. The talented actor was only 23 when he died of an overdose on the sidewalk outside The Viper Room, a hip bar owned by Johnny Depp.
The Daily Beast
River Phoenix's Fatal Halloween By Andrew Romano
The 23-year-old actor shocked the world when he died 20 years ago. But why do so many young fans still identify with him today? The call was placed exactly 20 years ago today-Halloween night 1993.
How River Phoenix Inspired a Generation
Twenty years ago in the early hours of October 31, River Phoenix, the brooding, talented actor who seemed more interested in creating great art than scoring a box office blockbuster, died at the age of 23. When I heard the news about his death in 1993, I was angry, shocked, and sad, although I never knew him.