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TBA DIARY: Making Faces Late into the Night

Happy faces. Fame-ish faces. Why-are-you-taking-my-picture-right-now faces.

For some reason everyone is mugging for my camera at this year's TBA Festival.

I don't know why. Maybe it's the cool cocktails. Maybe it's the hot weather.

All I know i...   More
Sunday, September 7, 2008 by Byron Beck

TBA DIARIES: Opening Night at the Works

10:15 pm Sept. 4, Leftbank, The Works: Word has arrived that Portland Spaces Editor Randy Gragg wants to "buy" the recycled cardboard benches made by students of the Art Institute and are filling one of the several Egyptian catacomb-cum-Andy Warhol Factory rooms throughout The Works. "Maybe he could just write something nice about us," said one of A.I's blushing students on hearing a...   More
Friday, September 5, 2008 by Byron Beck

Birthday (& Help Retire Debt) Boy: Sam Adams Gets "Blitzed"

Sam Adams held his 45-er at Blitz bar smack dab in the middle of the Brewery Blocks (above with former Gang of Four member Dave Allen, who is not Sam's boyfriend).

Not only was it a chance for his friends and colleagues to wish him well, it was also a chance to help...   More
Thursday, September 4, 2008 by Byron Beck

First Look: Got Milk? We Do Now.

Just in time for the Republican National Convention's speech by Sarah Palin, here is a first look at the trailer for Gus Van Sant's highly anticipated bio-pic Milk. The movie opens Dec. 5.

Now, that's what...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 by Byron Beck

Barack To School Fashions

What Obama will you be wearing this fall?

“Nothing gets between me and my Baracks.” While everyone else has moved on to the whole McCain-Palin mess in Minneapolis, we’re still basking in the glow of last week’s Obama l ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Byron Beck

Whole Lotta La Femme

Backstage at a big-time “female” Beauty pageant.

Queer Window
At 5 pm last Sunday, the Oregon Convention Center’s vast Portland Ballroom was virtually empty — except for a smallish meeting room next to it bustling with activity. That space had been t ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Byron Beck

Nobody Works Any More: The Back-to-School Edition

I spent the night dreaming about being a 47-year-old student. Why? Because it's the first day of school for local kids. In honor of that here's a few links to get schooled on.

VOTE, DUDE: I don't remember    More
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by Byron Beck

F*ck Gustav: Kevin is our friend. Pray for Kevin & his friends

“It's wonderful. Life goes on. It must.”

So spills the words from the blog of a really cool guy who used to live in Portland.

His name is Kevin Allman. And many of us at WW were fortunate to get to know him before he returned to his beloved New Orleans.

As of you might know,    More
Saturday, August 30, 2008 by Byron Beck

The Marryin' Man: Mayor-to-be to Marry Gay Couple in San Fran on Sunday

"I knew Joe when he was straight," said Mayor-elect Sam Adams.

Now he'll get to know his friend "Joe" as one-half of a married California gay couple.

On Sunday, Adams will officiate the wedding of former Travel Portland head honcho (but now the Presi...   More
Friday, August 29, 2008 by Byron Beck

Nobody Works Anymore: Rock, Scissors...WHAT IS THAT?

For those who need a break from this, wweek.com gives you the following:

SHOE-IN: There's no business like shoe business, except when it comes to these...er...   More
Thursday, August 28, 2008 by Byron Beck
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