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Stick-ups Up, Getaways Down

Oregon saw a marked increase in bank robberies and burglaries in 2006: 178 as compared with 138 in 2005. According to an FBI press release, this puts Oregon in 17th place nationally, trailing behind the ninth-place Washington, which saw 273 robberies.

But Oregon ranks second fo...   More
Monday, February 5, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Portland Fan Creates "Rex-O-Meter" for Big Game

In case you've been living under a rock, or are too focused on Iraq to care, this Sunday brings the quintessentially American pastime, the Super Bowl, to our 99” plasma flat screens.

Perhaps you thought this “super bowl” referred to the giant vats of guacamole o...   More
Friday, February 2, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

KRS-One at the Cathederal, Jan. 27, 2007

It all came down to a space heater. That, plus a lack of communication between organizers and a slightly prima-donna star, led to a somewhat heartbreaking KRS-One show at The Cathedral on Saturday night.

Don't get me wrong; this was still a great show well worth attending. The Cathedral has the ...   More
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Mad Professor at Lola's Room, Jan. 25, 2007

As I pulled up to the Mad Professor show at Lola's Room on January 25th, the long line outside gave me a charge. Could this be the white whale of Portland reggae shows, a sold out performance?

As I read the marquee, my heart sank. Playing above Lola's that night was G. Love, who had sold out th...   More
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Air America Gains Owner, Loses Star

Well, the choir can finally breath a sigh of relief: the preacher has been saved. Liberal soapbox Air America Radio, bankrupt since October 2006, has finally found a new buyer. It was announced today that the network, broadcasting since March 2004, will be sold to Stephen L. Green, founder of the SL Gr...   More
Monday, January 29, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Awake and on a mission

MC Sleep brings the Save Darfur Tour to Portland.

News Stories
Portland's MC Sleep of Oldominion says his fans might be surprised that he signed on to the national Save Darfur Tour playing this weekend at the Hawthorne Theatre."I'm not super political in my music ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Jerome Lentini

"Botox Doc" says in pre-prison interview that if he's wrong, so are a lot of other doctors.

Q & A
On the eve of his 18-month imprisonment after pleading guilty in connection with his use of a non-FDA-approved botulism toxin treatment on patients wanting to look younger, Dr. Jerome Lentini says he ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Isaac Kaplan-woolner

No Blood for Oil—Oil for Protests!

Not enough local avenues for political griping? Well, don't despair, Democrats. The Citizen's Movement to Impeach Bush/Cheney is coming to Olympia, Wash. on February 20.

For those activists with too much time/gasoline on their hands, the trip north to the Olympia's Washington Center for ...   More
Friday, January 19, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Lips' Ship Sinks: KISN Goes Canned

Kiss those living lips goodbye. KISN 910 AM no longer uses live DJs. Last week saw the final performances of actual, live on-air personalities Scott Tom and John Williams. In an industry increasingly run by computers, these two were the last sparks of human energy at the station.

A longt...   More
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner

Tom Potter Made Honorary Mayor of Beertown

Attention citizens: Mayor Tom Potter has announced that beer is good for community health!
In a ceremony held Friday at Bridgeport Brewery's slickly remodeled flagship brewpub, Potter declared Portland to be “Beertown, USA.” He lauded the city for having the highest number of breweri...   More
Saturday, January 13, 2007 by Isaac Kaplan-woolner
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