In our first Holiday Gift Guide, we directed you to some
downright pleasant local stores, where you might putter around aimlessly
and endlessly to find gifts for the various people in your
With each new novel, acclaimed British
author Zadie Smith seems as if she’s reacting violently against the one
before it. After the exuberant prose and plot of her sprawling, Rushdian
Where to get hitched for Vancouver’s first same-sex unions.
The Clark County Recording and Marriage
License Department is preparing for a flood. On Dec. 6, gay and lesbian
couples can file for marriage licenses in Washington for the first time.
Vancouver is rarely touted for its progressive politics,
but Portland’s sister city to the north now may now have one solid, um,
With passage of
ballot initiative I-502, Washingt
Your friend belongs to no university but somehow knows
everything under the sun and moon, as he is careful to remind you on
each and every occasion. When you bought Fifty Shades of Grey
Ah, well. It’s 2012, and for seemingly the 80th time, the
world is ending. If the predictions are true, it’ll all wrap up five
days after Hannukah, four before Christmas and well ahead of the
The penguins have come home to roost at the Oregon Zoo.
After two years of shivering next to the polar bear exhibit (“They could
definitely hear the bears through the walls,” says birdkeeper M