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Where The White Things Are

Hint: They’re Here.


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White people. They’re everywhere, but especially they’re in Portland. They’re out there gingerly sipping their designer lattes in eco-friendly, sweatshop-free slacks, reminiscing fon ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Richard Leakey

It’s the end of the world as we know it, at least, according to this paleoanthropologist-activist-amputee.


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And you thought you had a lot to live up to: Richard Leakey is the son of Louis and Mary Leakey, the pioneering researchers on human origins in Africa. Although he initially decided not to follow in h ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Matt Graham

Damali Ayo

The PDX artist and agitator talks about being a girl…and being Barack lite.


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Portlander Damali Ayo has been dragging racial skeletons out of the closet for years. The artistic agitator’s flagship performance, a satirical token-black-friend agency called Rent-a-Negro, was ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 MARY CHRISTMAS

Sean Healy

An art wunderkind speaks on finally growing up, making aluminum tigers and turning fear into art.


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Being in your 30s is weird. You have more responsibilities than you had in your 20s but less money and self-assurance than you’ll (hopefully) have in your 40s. That’s kind of what artist S ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Magnus Johannesson

An Alberta booster looks into the future of Last Thursday and says it’s car-free.


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Magnus Johannesson is a lanky, 51-year-old art lover, rumored anarchist and confirmed Swede with deep roots in Portland’s Alberta Arts neighborhood real estate scene. He says he can see the futu ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Ethan Smith

Craig Allen

Home Depot employee wins gold medal … for philosophy.


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When you think of someone winning a philosophy competition, you might picture a Harvard grad, or maybe a law professor. Uh, not always. The winner of this year’s “Great American Think-Off& ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Anna Dukehart

Thomas Frank

The left’s brain on what’s the matter with Obama.


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Before he morphed into one of the few real leftists still taken seriously by the mainstream press, author Thomas Frank had an even lower profile. A University of Chicago-trained academic and now-Wash ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 COREY PEIN

Julius Achon

A Portland runner’s Olympian survival story.


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Before moving to Portland in 2004, Julius Achon had already lived a full life of Olympian highs as an adult and unspeakable horrors as a child in his native Uganda. Achon (pronounced AYCH-wahn) was 12 ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Hannah Hultine

Dylan Goldsmith

The one-man operation Captured By Porches isn’t a microbrewery, it’s a nanobrewery.


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Eight years ago, a party at Dylan Goldsmith’s house meant bottles of his free homebrew in the fridge and punk rock in the basement. When his housemates finally labeled a jar atop his fridge &l ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Joseph Watts

LaJean Lawson

She follows the bouncing breast.


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For more than two decades, LaJean Lawson has searched for new and better ways to keep women’s boobs from bouncing when they run. The 58-year-old Portland businesswoman and Oregon State Universi ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 COREY PEIN
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