Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1401-1-.html Sat, 26 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 The Right Stuffing - For do-it-yourself taxidermists, hope is a thing with feathers—or fur and sometimes horns. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17992-the_right_stuffing_for_do_it_yourself_taxidermists_hope_is_a_thing_with_feathers%E2%80%94or_fur_and_.html Emily Humphries removes a frozen crow from her kitchen freezer, places it on a metal workbench in her garage and lights a scented candle.
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Homeless On Wheels - More people, including families, are living in their vehicles around Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17857-homeless_on_wheels_more_people_including_families_are_living_in_their_vehicles_around_portland.html Chris Nguyen is a Lincoln High School sophomore who wants to be a civil engineer. He likes to make bows and arrows, scale models of catapults and other medieval weaponry]]> At A Loss For Words - Bad business choices and lost relevance doom the West Coast’s last feminist bookstore. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17649-at_a_loss_for_words_bad_business_choices_and_lost_relevance_doom_the_west_coasts_last_feminist_books.html The only glimpse most people have ever had of In Other Words, the Northeast Portland feminist bookstore]]> Block Buster - How does Last Thursday still get away without permits? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17696-block_buster_how_does_last_thursday_still_get_away_without_permits.html Last Thursday drew thousands to Alberta Street on June 30 for the festival’s summer opener. Unlike similar Portland street parties, however, it was held without permits, and entirely at public ex]]> The Would-Be Toxic Avenger - Attorney General John Kroger campaigned on a promise to put polluters behind bars. So why hasn’t he prosecuted a big case? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18161-the_would_be_toxic_avenger_attorney_general_john_kroger_campaigned_on_a_promise_to_put_polluters_beh.html When he ran for office, Attorney General John Kroger said the state’s prosecution of polluters...]]> Dye Job - Dosha, a popular salon and spa, is divided over a union vote and how pro-labor workers are treated. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18070-dye_job_dosha_a_popular_salon_and_spa_is_divided_over_a_union_vote_and_how_pro_labor_workers_are_tre.html Before she went to work at Dosha Salon Spa on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard in August, Mary Christ had heard about...]]> In Unsafe Hands - After sex abuse charges, a Lake Oswego au pair agency denies placing a woman in harm’s way. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18136-in_unsafe_hands_after_sex_abuse_charges_a_lake_oswego_au_pair_agency_denies_placing_a_woman_in_harms.html She was 18 when she came to Oregon from Germany as an au pair and moved in with an Intel manager and his family in September 2010. She agreed to provide live-in child care so she could go to school ]]> Miranda Kennedy <i>Sideways On A Scooter</i> - Eat, pray, improved. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17705-miranda_kennedy_sideways_on_a_scooter_eat_pray_improved.html Upon first whiff, former NPR reporter Miranda Kennedy’s memoir, Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India (Random House, 352 pages, $26), reeks of Eat, Pray, Love regurgitated. Disappointed by ]]> <i>The Help</i> - Awarding no prizes for white guilt. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17839-the_help_awarding_no_prizes_for_white_guilt.html Give a white male director a script about Southern racism and nine times out of 10 he’ll hand you back the story of an enlightened sports team wrapped in a flashy soundtrack. Director Ta]]> <i>I Speak for Myself</i> Maria Ebrahimji & Zahra Suratwala - Their lips are moving, but nothin’ is coming out. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17836-i_speak_for_myself_maria_ebrahimji_zahra_suratwala_their_lips_are_moving_but_nothin_is_coming_out.html I can just see it now: There she is with her braces and acne, nervously scanning the lunchroom for a seat at the table—their table. Then it happens: the eye-rolling, the scoffing and the laughter. "
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