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Zine Symposium Returns to Portland

Local zinesters convene for thirteenth annual Symposium, "These Are Your Lucky Days"

Zines have been around for decades, and the current zinester culture for at least the last 20 years. But at the Portland Zine Symposium, fans of the independent publications say they still get the same old question: Isn't what you print a magazine?

“There’s definitely a relationship between the word magazin...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 by CATALINA GAITAN

Yes, We Went to the Stripper Dog Wash


We admit it—we had nothing to do this weekend.

So on Saturday, we wandered down to famed Southeast Portland strip club Sassy’s Bar and Grill, to witness the fourth annual Dog and Car Wash event to raise money for the Oregon Humane Society.

Attendees were served beers behind a gated fence where Bikini-clad women armed with shampoo scrubbed down pups. Outside, dancer...   More
Monday, August 5, 2013 by CATALINA GAITAN

Hotseat: David Tyler

A UO Chemistry professor answers the age-old Question, “paper or plastic?” Don’t even ask about cotton.

Q & A
A chemist walks into a bar and tells the hipsters drinking there that their locally brewed organic ale is bad for the environment. There’s no punch line: Beer is just one of the many beloved t   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 CATALINA GAITAN

City: If You Pay the Arts Tax, We'll Forget the Fines

UPDATE: Jack Bogdanski Files Appeal in Tax Court


Portland officials are still holding out big hope that arts tax dodgers will pay up—so much so that they’re not charging a penalty for late payments, more than a month past the deadline.So far, the city has collected less than $7.5 million of the expected $12 million from the $35-per-person tax. City officials are planning on sending residents who did not file by June 10—a deadline already e...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by CATALINA GAITAN
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