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Gift Guide 2012: The Etsy Ideologue

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They turn old bottle caps into jewelry, upcycle clothing and, yes, sometimes put birds on things. They’re your crafty friends, and the gift options are plentiful. Because this is Portland.   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Gift Guide 2012: The Unaccredited Professor

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Your friend belongs to no university but somehow knows everything under the sun and moon, as he is careful to remind you on each and every occasion. When you bought Fifty Shades of Grey last yea   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Gift Guide 2012: The Unformed

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The thing with kids is, everything you do affects who they are; it’s like the butterfly effect, we’re told. If you give them a lollipop as opposed to some candy corn, it’ll affect whether th   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Gift Guide 2012: The Hoarder

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There are those for whom practicality is mere distraction, aesthetics all. Their houses are the 3-D equivalent of graphic-design geek Tumblrs that fill endlessly, bottomlessly with “inspiratio   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Gift Guide 2012: Your Unemployed Cousin

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For your recently de-commed cousin, the holiday season is likely to be a heady mix of frustration, PTSD and soul-crushing concern about meeting basic adult responsibilities—and on top of that, n   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Holiday Gift Guide 2012

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Ah, well. It’s 2012, and for seemingly the 80th time, the world is ending. If the predictions are true, it’ll all wrap up five days after Hannukah, four before Christmas and well ahead of the    More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Creeper Crawl

We hung out in dark rooms with tense teenagers. They screamed.

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Even the air inside Butteville Manor is creepy. The 160-year-old mansion stinks of age, decay and drywall mud—a dank cocktail that clings to your hoodie long after you’ve made it past the ga   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 WW Culture Staff

King of the Blocks

After 22 years in an 8-bit world, Robin Mihara still wants to be master of Tetris.

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In 1990, with the original Nintendo console at its peak popularity, the Mariomaker staged a national tour of convention centers, complete with a...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Magic Kingdom

Does being cool matter at a competitive Magic tournament with $3,000 on the line?

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There was no stigma when I started playing Magic: The Gathering. In 1996, the game caught on like wildfire at my parochial school in Akron, Ohio.   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 PETE COTTELL

Best of Portland 2012: Best Sounds

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Best Act of Grief The (young) Beastie Boys. When Beastie Boy Adam Yauch—aka MCA—died in May, it surprised Portland dad James Winters just how much the loss hurt him. “It lite   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Staff
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