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Jeffrey Lewis

A folk-singing Watchmen expert comes to terms with the movie—and its tragic lack of squid.

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Jeffrey Lewis has always aced his Rorschach tests. Sure, all eyes are now trained on Watchmen, the movie adaptation of writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons’ massive 1986-87 comic-book serie ...   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 AARON MESH

Andy Ricker and Kurt Huffman

We grill the guys behind Ping, Chinatown’s most anticipated restaurant.

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Andy Ricker opened a takeout shack with a funny name in 2005 with the simple goal of introducing Portlanders to the excellent street food he’d eaten during his travels in Thailand, Cambodia and ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Ed Tick

The U.S. sends our troops to war, this psychotherapist takes them back to heal.

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Ed Tick doesn’t lack for work. A clinical psychotherapist and author based in Albany, N.Y., who has treated survivors of wars and other global horrors for three decades, Tick obviously has plent ...   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 HENRY STERN

Jeana Frazzini

Basic Rights Oregon head can’t stand the lie, not the liar.

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Basic Rights Oregon executive director Jeana Frazzini agreed a couple weeks back to visit our office on Jan. 22 so we could chat about her group’s legislative agenda to advance gay rights. Needl ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 HENRY STERN

Bob Tiernan

Oregon’s GOP chairman on the business of being a Republican and why gay, agnostic Portlanders should vote for Republicans.

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For somebody who just got chosen for a brutal job—turning around the Republican Party in Oregon—Bob Tiernan was in a pretty damn good mood last week. Some might wonder why Tiernan laughed ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 HENRY STERN

Andy Dwonch

Mercy Corps mission director explains the ins and outs of aid work and why you can’t send dates to the Gaza Strip.

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The war in the Gaza Strip between Israeli forces and Palestinian Hamas marks its 19th day Wednesday, Jan. 14. As the world continues its fight over who deserves blame, the Portland-based humanitarian ...   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Carole Smith

What Portland’s most powerful school official thinks about Sam Adams and why it’s cool no one talks about her personal life.

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Carole Smith’s greatest asset as Portland Public Schools’ superintendent has been her ability, after 15 months on the job, to minimize disruption to the state’s largest school distri ...   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Spencer Beebe

Ecotrust founder has a plan to save the environment—and our economy.

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The world is staring down a double-barreled disaster. Economic and environmental crises are threatening to blast apart our way of life, if not life itself. President-elect Obama campaigned on the idea ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Ethan Smith

Ingrid Newkirk

PETA co-founder is a “press slut” and proud of it.

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Ingrid Newkirk is quick with a quote or to light up some folks. As co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in 1980, Newkirk has had a lot of practice at both. Newkirk and PETA, whic ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 HENRY STERN

Michael Tomasky

A national political commentator looks back on his forecasts for 2008, and gives us one more for election day.

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Michael Tomasky makes his living as a political commentator and editor of Guardian America, a year-old online version of the 187-year-old British newspaper for readers interested in America. But Tomas ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 HENRY STERN
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