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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

Darrel Lee

Portland pastor builds near-term empire, fears long-term locusts.

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From his office at the corner of Southeast Duke Street and 52nd Avenue, Pastor Darrel Lee looks out on the campground that serves visitors to the international headquarters of his Apostolic Faith Chur ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Jeremy Gillick

Steven Wax

Reading this may result in warrantless wiretapping.

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If the Bush administration wrote a War on Terror rulebook, they might mention sporks. But as Steven Wax makes clear in his new book, Kafka Comes to America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror ( ...   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

Richard Preston

The Hot Zone author talks Ebola, self-cannibals and getting into the soup.

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In this summer of blockbusters, think of journalist Richard Preston as our Indiana Jones of science—willing to abandon his writing desk to join his characters in action, be they scientists locke ...   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 KELLY CLARKE

Abrahm Lustgarten

Riding the rails to Tibet on the eve of the Beijing Olympics.

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When the Olympic torch relay turned into a free-for-all between Tibetan protesters and pro-China demonstrators last month, Abrahm Lustgarten had a unique perspective on the conflict. A writer who spli ...   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Alice Feiring

Why wine geeks need to tell Robert Parker to cork it.

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Alice Feiring wants to change the way you pick your next bottle of wine. If you’ve ever chosen an Oregon Pinot based on its number rating, it’s you she’s after. As a wine writer for ...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Deeda Schroeder
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