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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

Daniel Clowes

The man behind Ghost World talks movies, aging and why his dad wasn’t so bad.

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It’s hard to introduce Daniel Clowes without upsetting the delicate natural order of the comic-book world. To give him his full due, you have to use sweeping, clichéd phrases: Clowes is & ...   More
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Tim Donaghy

Ex-ref says Rasheed was right and small-market teams like Portland are screwed.

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Here’s some news that may console Trail Blazers fans grumbling about the team’s second straight first-round playoff elimination. Ex-NBA ref Tim Donaghy says it’s nearly impossible fo ...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 HENRY STERN

Dahr Jamail

Why this DIY journalist went to Iraq and calls B.S. On the war.

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Dahr Jamail had no intention of becoming a journalist when he first drove into Iraq from Jordan with a fake press pass in November 2003. Disgusted with mainstream media coverage, the 41-year-old Hous ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Ott Tammik

Rod Englert

Oregon’s world-renowned crime-scene expert and cold-case sleuth reads the spatter on the walls.

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“The patterns are the same anywhere in the world,” Rod Englert calmly explains. “Murder is murder.” He should know. The Oregon-based crime scene reconstructionist has spent mor ...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Joe Sib

The California punk frontman talks replacements, Denny’s and wheelchairs.

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“Why did I move to Southern California?” is the question Joe Sib, singer for now-defunct pop-punkers Wax, asked himself on the band’s 1995 minor hit “California.” It took ...   More
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 MATTHEW SINGER
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