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Cover Me: Blazer's Steve Blake in The O(MIGOD)regonian

"Stripped" across the cover of Tuesday's Oregonian sports page was this unique photo of the "alternative workouts" of Trail Blazers point guard Steve Blake, with a story</...   More
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 by Byron Beck

HIP TO BE SQUARE: KGW-TV launching Evening Broadcast from Pioneer Courthouse Square

Watch out Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart, here comes Stephanie Stricklen.

As first reported here, KGW has announced it's launching a new show called "The Square Live at 7pm."

Acc...   More
Friday, August 15, 2008 by Byron Beck

Dino-mite! Lil' Beijing Blinger Walks Away with Gold

OK, so we first featured this way back in WW's 2007 Gimme Guide.

But after watching all the drama and over all weirdness coming out China right now, we thought now would be another good ti...   More
Thursday, August 14, 2008 by Byron Beck

Ninth Circuit Issues Opinion: Lemons Can Suck It

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its opinion in Lemons v. Bradbury, a case that sought to revive last year's failed referendum on Oregon's domestic partnership law. And it's a big win for Oregon's domestic partners.

The court earlier this year...   More
Thursday, August 14, 2008 by Byron Beck

Darn Those Dems: What's a Couple of Words Among Friends?

My editor just alerted me to the fact that a couple of words have been stricken from the Democratic Platform that will be released tomorrow morning.

And, oh, what might they be?

Hmmm...let me guess. Could it be "gay" and "lesbian?"

Ding. Ding. ...   More
Thursday, August 14, 2008 by Byron Beck

Gaying For The Gold

Do we really need the Gay Olympics anymore?

Queer Window
Ah, the Olympics. Some of my earliest childhood fumblings were spent obsessing over what Mark Spitz looked like wet and naked. To this day I still get hard picturing Bruce Jenner’s junk flopping ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Byron Beck

Wheeler's Got a Fever: Why Facebook Makes Me Feel Wanted

County Chair Ted Wheeler just invited me to a low-cost rabies clinic on Facebook.

How should I respond:

A. Should I be offended?
...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 by Byron Beck

UPDATE: PLGFF Announces a Few of its Upcoming Fest Films

PLGFF...no, I'm not clearing my throat.

That' s the initials for the Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, which as I've reported before will be showing this film.   More
Monday, August 11, 2008 by Byron Beck

Music to Our Mouths: Sweet Sounding Viola to Open in South Park Blocks

Portland Parks and Recreation is getting into the restaurant business...sort of.

Last Friday, Dwayne Beliakoff—the owner of NoPo's popular "Northwest-meets-Creole" fine dining establishment Roux—found out some big, ex...   More
Sunday, August 10, 2008 by Byron Beck

BREAKING: Someone's Not Speaking at the Convention

His wife has cancer.

He wants to be President.

But he still has a penis.

Here's the breaking news.

That said, I'd still vote for the guy....   More
Friday, August 8, 2008 by Byron Beck
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