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The Blazers’ non-basketball power rankings: Offseason Edition.


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Following the NBA is, more than ever, a full-time endeavor. For us basketball junkies, the once-sleepy offseason is now a fever dream of free-agency speculation, Trade Machine playfulness, and c   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Willie Weed: The Rocky Way


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Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene “got into some legal shit” in rural California while returning from Humboldt County. He asked an associate to fill in. Washington and Colorado legalized    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MAJOR E. SKINNER

The Book Of Genesis

How Sega Genesis almost upset the mighty Super Nintendo—and what went wrong.


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The 16-bit era was arguably the most competitive in the history of console gaming, with everyone from Commodore computer to arcade kingpin Neo Geo taking on Nintendo. Among the challengers, onl   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Pushing Buttons

Portland radio host Carl Wolfson owns one of the world’s top collections of campaign buttons.


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You can buy a lot of things with $600,000. A house or two. A Lamborghini Aventador. Four years at a fancy private college for your three kids. Or the full contents of Carl Wolfson’s storage sp   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Carl's Best Buttons

Top selections from Carl Wolfson's world class campaign button collection.


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Best Reason for Not Smoking A critique of the 1968 American Independent Party ticket of George Wallace and cigar-chomping Air Force Gen. Curtis “Bombs Away” LeMay. Best “O” Not on a Du   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Of Mouse and Man

Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.


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In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late Kirk Reeves. The painting is a touching tribute to the smiling street musician, famous for his trumpet and white dinner jacket, complete   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

The Pharm Team

Testing the strain that has well-funded pot opponents worried.


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Editor’s note: Wm. Willard Greene is very busy with marijuana harvest season, so his protégé, Mary Romano, fills in this week. As the shadowy opposition to marijuana legislation began to take   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Mary Romano

Unlikely Survivors

Chatting with Barry Friedman, the world’s foremost expert on Pendleton blankets.


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There are a lot of semi-prominent people named Barry Friedman—an NYU law professor, a juggler, an antiques dealer and a standup comedian. Barry Friedman of Phoenix is the world’s foremos   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Willie Weed: Home Front

Legality and acceptance.


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Siobhan Gill pulls on a glass pipe shaped like Absolem, the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. A bowl loaded with AK-47 marijuana flares, and soon smoke billows back out, curling up, framed by    More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WM. WILLARD GREENE

Best. Simpsons Episodes. Ever.

Clear your calendar. Set your DVR. The Simpsons marathon is coming.


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What are you doing for the next 12 days? Zilch? Good. Because Homer, Bart, Disco Stu, Jub-Jub, Frank “Grimey” Grimes, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo and the rest are coming to your living ro   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 RUTH BROWN, AP KRYZA, MATTHEW SINGER
 

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