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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

Brian Michael Bendis

Getting geeky with one of the comic world’s finest.

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If you’re an avid reader of contemporary superhero comics, Brian Michael Bendis needs no introduction. The Portland-based writer/artist hit the comics scene in the mid-’90s, penning noir c ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Erik Bader

Doug Fine

Author of Farewell, My Subaru talks to WW about green ranching, veggie-powered monster trucks, and the mystique of goat ice cream.

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In 2005, Doug Fine moved to New Mexico, bought a ranch and set about making it a model of sustainable self-sufficiency. For Fine, then a 36-year-old who’d grown up on Domino’s in the New Y ...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Ian Gillingham

Michael Dowd

This reverend claims to have solved the debate between creation and evolution. Somebody give the man a fish.

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Think of Michael Dowd’s new book, Thank God for Evolution!, as a kind of spiritual Nicorette gum for Christian fundamentalists: It’s not a perfect solution, but at least you’re not s ...   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

John Prendergast

Why an anti-genocide activist canceled a trip to Portland and what he thinks about Angelina Jolie and granola bars.

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The only things on John Prendergast’s mind on Monday were Uganda—and granola bars. Prendergast had been scheduled to speak this week in Portland about both the Darfur crisis and his work ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Shefali Kulkarni

Nic and David Sheff

When It Comes To Meth, Father’s Not Like Son.

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By the age of 18, Nic Sheff was addicted to meth. It wasn’t pretty. He was skeletally thin, his arms were full of holes and green with infection, he broke into relatives’ houses and stole ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI
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