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Frank Rich

How a major New York Times columnist links Bush, politics and theater.

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New York Times columnist Frank Rich knows theater. He was the paper's chief theater critic before going to the op-ed page in 1999.Rich, whose theatrical reviews earned him the title "The Butcher of Br ...   More
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 Brittany Schaeffer


Why Portland won't follow other cities' lead and filter its wi-fi network.

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Hop on Portland's ever-expanding free wireless network and you can check out email, the news—or kiddie porn.You can't do the latter in some cities that offer freebie wi-fi.After learning two yea ...   More
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 Brittany Schaeffer

No Fries For You!

The food cops in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles may be changing what's on the menu at your favorite Portland restaurant.

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The Food Police are on the march.Last month, New York City's Health Department moved to outlaw trans fat, the oil found in everything from hot crispy French fries to rich slabs of flaky apple pie, fro ...   More
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 Brittany Schaeffer


A Primer on Pushing Your Limits (from the Athletes Who Do)

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Rappelling down a 400-foot waterfall and jungle-trekking were just two of the challenges Lisa Hawkins faced in the "Eco-Challenge." Hawkins and three other Portlanders made up Team Quest, one of 8 ...   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Brittany Schaeffer

an interview with ethan hawke

Ethan Hawke never intended to be an author. "Writing was never a conscious choice," the 31-year-old actor-director turned novelist told WW. "I mainly started because I want to keep pushing myself ...   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 Brittany Schaeffer


Oregon won't let pot-smokers behind the wheel.

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Two months ago, Joel Foster and his business partner, Rick Schneider, took advantage of one of the first warm days of spring by heading to a favorite fishing hole on the Wilson River near the Or ...   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2002 Brittany Schaeffer

High Crime & Punishment

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Ever since Oregon decriminalized pot 27 years ago, it has had a reputation as a haven for recreational drug users (NBA players notwithstanding). Indeed, a review of incarceration statistics shows th ...   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 Brittany Schaeffer

Charity Begins at Home

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Sporting a faded khaki trench coat and a worn minister's collar, the Rev. Eugene Marshall stands outside the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in the cold, clutching his briefcase and shivering in t ...   More
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 Brittany Schaeffer

More Kava Concerns

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A West Linn woman believes that her daughter's fatal liver failure was linked to kava--the popular herb often sought for its tranquilizing effect. Tandi Ganir, 23, was taken to Legacy Meridian Park ...   More
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 Brittany Schaeffer


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About a year ago, Grace Ainsworth began noticing she was tired all the time. By May, her symptoms had worsened: Her skin had turned a brilliant orange, and the whites of her eyes had taken on a re ...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 Brittany Schaeffer
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