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Ron Jeremy

The Hedgehog finds a brick-and-mortar sex burrow in downtown Portland.

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Ron Jeremy and his legendary appendage are reaching out to touch Portland. The 56-year-old porno king recently announced he’s teamed up with established local swingers club operator Paul Smith, ...   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Heather Morse

David Carr

His memories told him he was a crackhead. His investigative reporting told him he was worse than he thought.

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The last time David Carr was in Portland was in 1974, when he rode down with the Rainbow Tribe from a yippie camp-in near Spokane and got let off a marijuana-possession rap by a highway patrolman. At ...   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 AARON MESH

Joel Hodgson

The captain of Cinematic Titanic tosses off some one-liners.

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Joel Hodgson was the original interminably imprisoned lab rat forced to watch horrible movie screenings on Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult TV show he created in 1988 that featured a crew of hum ...   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Alex Peterson

Michael Cogliantry

A commercial photographer blows off steam by shooting Furverts.

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Photographer and recent Portland transplant Michael Cogliantry spends his days creating images for big-name commercial clients like GQ and McDonald’s. But he spends his nights shooting people pr ...   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Faye Gibson

What a champion bus driver thinks about screaming kids, safety and Speed.

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Faye Gibson doesn’t stand out in the crowd of 150 bus drivers spending the morning drinking coffee and heckling each other in the North Clackamas School District bus barn at 6:30 am. But Gibson, ...   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Dave Goelz

Practicing Gonzo journalism with a master of Muppets.

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Dave Goelz has been inside a Skeksi, been seen eye-to-crotch with Steve Martin and danced with chickens and cheese. Beginning in 1973, when he was just 26 years old, Goelz joined Jim Henson in craftin ...   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 AP Kryza, Aaron Mesh

Käthe Kollwitz

The Guerrilla Girls fight art world discrimination with gorilla masks and jokes.

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Conceptual artist and activist “Käthe Kollwitz” found out long ago that the best way to get people to listen to you is to wear a mask and crack a joke. That’s exactly what her l ...   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Steve Fraser

This Wall Street historian’s advice when it comes to our boulevard of broken schemes? Regulate—or just don’t look.

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Many of us were shocked when Wall Street collapsed faster than futures in pager sales. Steve Fraser certainly wasn’t. The 63-year-old historian—who’s speaking Wednesday, April 15, i ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 HENRY STERN

Sylvie Tarpinian

Dishing pageant secrets and teaching Miss Oregon how to play pinball.

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Does anyone even watch the Miss USA pageant anymore? Ogling perfectly turned-out girls in identical swimsuits can seem a little démodé, especially when you can watch girls with bigger ha ...   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Adrienne So

Storm Large

Portland’s “first lady” on her new solo show, Sam Adams and being too dirty for David Bowie.

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In the seven years since 6-foot singer Storm Large started performing at Dante’s with her band, the Balls, she has appeared twice on the cover of this paper, been a contestant in the CBS reality ...   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE
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