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John Callahan: 1951-2010

A cartoonist who loved to rankle.


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“Someday,” John Callahan once wrote, “a pathologist will be squinting through a microscope at hunks of my cadaver, and he’ll exclaim, ‘By God, Jenkins! These are not huma ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

What Were We Thinking?

WW Editor Mark Zusman answers your questions about our coverage.


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Got a question about the future of journalism or how Willamette Week covered something, or didn’t cover it? Ask away. WW Editor Mark Zusman—that's his friendly mug in the picture—wi ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

John Callahan is "Walking Now"


That quote in the headline was uttered recently by a former girlfriend of John's, part of the community of colleagues that extends from his base at Northwest Lovejoy Street across the globe.

Many friends and fans have been reaching out since Callahan died Saturday at Good Samaritan. They're marking his death on butcher paper at Callahan's apartment at 2449 NW Lovejoy St. And they're...   More
 
Monday, July 26, 2010 by MARK ZUSMAN

A Brief John Callahan Primer



If you don't know the story of JC, or the years have eroded from memory some of the finer details of the life and career of this gentle, sad and acutely funny Portlander, then we suggest you get out of the heat for a few minutes and check out two wonderful stories ...   More
 
Saturday, July 24, 2010 by MARK ZUSMAN

John Callahan dead at 59



John Callahan, the musician, cartoonist, artist, quadriplegic, enthusiast of the female form who was blessed with a vivid mind and a piercing sense of humor, died today. He had been ill, suffering from infections caused by his wheelchair-bound status, for more than a year. ...   More
 
Saturday, July 24, 2010 by MARK ZUSMAN

What Were We Thinking?

WW Editor Mark Zusman answers your questions about our coverage.


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Got a question about the future of journalism or how Willamette Week covered something, or didn’t cover it? Ask away. WW Editor Mark Zusman—that's his friendly mug in the picture—wi ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

What Were We Thinking?

WW Editor Mark Zusman answers your questions about our coverage.


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Got a question about the future of journalism or how Willamette Week covered something, or didn’t cover it? Ask away. WW Editor Mark Zusman—that's his friendly mug in the picture—wi ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Oregon Unemployment Numbers: Things Could Be Worse




The latest unemployment rate released today for Oregon is 10.5 percent.

The June number (PDF) is virtually unchanged from the previous month, but substantially better than the 11.6 percent ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by MARK ZUSMAN

Public Utility Commission--Nobody Home?




We called the public information officer for the Oregon Public Utility Commission this morning to do a bit of reporting on Pacific Power's desire to    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by MARK ZUSMAN

Paul Allen Buys a Home on the Coast (not Oregon)




Ever since the end of 2009, when the Portland Trail Blazers announced that owner Paul Allen had been diagnosed with lymphoma, reporters have been tip-toeing around the issue of the 57-year-old billionaire's    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by MARK ZUSMAN
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