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Peter D. Richardson

A filmmaker shows How To Die In Oregon.

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For a 31-year-old, Peter D. Richardson has spent an uncommon amount of time pondering—and filming—the end of life. Last month, the Portland director’s movie How to Die in Oregon was awarded th   More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 AARON MESH

Marc Maron

A veteran comic turns to podcasting for shock therapy and biting laughs.

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 Marc Maron is twice-divorced, a recovering addict, a three-time failure as a liberal radio pundit and a veteran comic who over the past   More
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Cameryn Moore

A short chat with the Phone Whore.

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Cameryn Moore, a phone-sex operator, talk-show host and star of her own one-woman show, returns to her hometown this week with Phone Whore, an hourlong look into the life of a phone-sex operator. WW s ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Sarah Davidson

Spencer Fransway

Getting rolling with the Soapbox Derby.

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The shop at Arciform, a North Portland-based antiques and home-refurbishing firm, is part carpentry center, part soapbox derby car garage. The Arciform crew has entered a team in the Portland Adult So ...   More
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Sarah Davidson

Brian Boitano

The figure skater-turned-TV cook tells us exactly what he’d do.

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Only one man on the planet straddles the nexus between ice skaters, Food Network fans and South Park junkies—that’d be Brian Boitano. Back in the ’80s, he wowed crowds with his signa ...   More
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Kinky Friedman

The songwriter, author and writer talks Callahan, politics and legendary fails.

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With the 1973 release of his classic debut, Sold American, singer-songwriter Kinky Friedman emerged with a fully formed, wholly unique Jewish cowboy persona—soo-ee generis, as it were. Hilarious ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 JEFF ROSENBERG

Amy Korst

A small-town Oregon couple goes big on a trash-free lifestyle.

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Adam and Amy Korst, a married couple from Dallas, Ore., produced about three pounds of trash in the past 12 months—less than the average American produces in a single day. How? By purging their ...   More
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Kathryn Schulz

A former Portland journalist explains why sometimes it’s right to be wrong.

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Former Portlander Kathryn Schulz is an expert on wrongness. Right or wrong, she wrote an entire book on the subject. Schulz, a journalist who’s written for The New York Times Magazine, The Natio ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

Howard Wooldridge

Why this ex-cop wants marijuana legalized.

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It’s not every day an ex-cop rides into town encouraging the legalization of pot. And that, of course, makes Howard Wooldridge just the kind of atypical advocate whom supporters of marijuana&rsq ...   More
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Peter Griffin

Neil Heilpern

This man knows it’s not easy to be old and gay.

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Neil Heilpern is scared that one day he might end up in a retirement home surrounded by straight residents and staff who will treat him “like dirt.” Heilpern, a 67-year-old bisexual man wh ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Ott Tammik
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