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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

Paul Verhoeven

The man who made RoboCop dies for our sins.


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Sharon Stone crosses her legs. A murdered policeman is resurrected as a robot. A Vegas showgirl gives of her flesh. Arnold Schwarzenegger repopulates Mars. This is the cinema of director Paul Verhoeve ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Tracy Doss

Owner of new Laurelhurst strip club talks neighbors, bears and of course, strippers.


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The building at 3390 NE Sandy Blvd. appears from the outside to be an abandoned bar, still bearing the old sign of La Fortuna Mexican Restaurant and Night Club. But inside, the dark, open space smells ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

David Kamens

The man behind the new show Wanted: Adventure Host eggs on locals to conquer the great outdoors.


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Maybe some of us have the cash to trek all the time, but the grim reality is that most of us fund our Rogue River trips and Mount Hood camping expeditions with jobs that keep us trapped in cubicles, f ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Adrienne So

Michael Schaub

The managing editor of lit website Bookslut free associates and smack-talks Kindle.


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Who among us has not wished for a literary concierge? Someone to tell us, “Read this, skip that”? Fortunately, for those who don’t have all day to spend wading through drivel, there& ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 JOHN MINERVINI

Matt Bedrin

A local backcountry guide aims to climb and ski the 40 highest volcanoes in the Cascades—before their glaciers melt away.


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Portland’s proximity to the Cascade Mountains has long been a draw for everyone who loves snow, from the U.S. ski team to weekend climbers and backcountry snowshoers. Unfortunately, most climate ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Adrienne So
 

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