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The Tsar’s Dwarf Peter H. Fogtdal

Just a girl of small proportions, livin’ in a lonely world.

Danish novelist and Portland State University instructor Peter Fogtdal has published 12 novels in his homeland, but The Tsar’s Dwarf (Hawthorne Books Literary Arts, 289 pages, $15.95), translat ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Matt Graham

Gift Guide Supplement: Cool Stuff We Found Online

We've collected a whole lot of great gifts, most of them from local retailers, in our two Gift Guides , but there were a few things we discovered on the Web that were just too good to pass up. Here they are.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by Matt Graham

You Know, For Kids:
Toys and Games

Special Section Stories
1 Rockabye RobotSo, what do you do if you’re a Portland father whose young children love going to bed at night with their pointy, plastic robot toys? Well, in typical PDX-DIY fashion, you design ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Matt Graham

Lama Ole Nydahl, Controversial, Unconventional Lama, Speaks Tonight

Have you seen those fliers resting in storefront windows and hanging from light poles all over town with the headline, "Buddhism in the 21st Century"? They are advertising a    More
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 by Matt Graham

Every Breath You Take

Bar Reviews
Maybe there’s more to the mural overlooking the dining area at Report (1101 E Burnside St.) than simple hipster irony. The painting in question is a giant, Last Supper depiction of Jesus. But in ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Matt Graham

Election Night Parties!

While we're certain you plan to swing by Willamette Week's super-swank election-night bash (Grand Central Bowl, 808 SE Morrison St., 236-2695. 6 pm Tuesday, Nov. 4. Free!) , we're big enough to admit that ...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 by Matt Graham

You Can Vote However You Like

There's something strangely hypnotic about this video of the children from Atlanta's Ron Clark Academy performing on CNN. It's almost like a lava lamp. They aren't really dancing in unison, and yet...they are. I can't quit watching it. Plus, it's got a positive message, and we love those, especially when they're delivered by cute kiddies.

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Monday, November 3, 2008 by Matt Graham

Proof of the Conspiracy; or James Dobson is an Idiot

Courtesy of Slate , here's a snippet of actual lyrics from a song that some Kenyan school children are singing about Barack Obama:
He is a genius/He is a hero/ He ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by Matt Graham

Nobody Works Anymore: Awkward!

So apparently last week was the Republicans' "Let's make awkward appearances on the Elite Media's comedy shows and try to smile as they rip on us" week. It was about as cringe inducing as it sounds.   More
Monday, October 20, 2008 by Matt Graham

Paul Theroux to appear at PSU

Here's a bonus event that didn't make it into the print edition of WW this week. This Saturday, Portland State University will host a speech by writer renow...   More
Friday, October 17, 2008 by Matt Graham
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