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Texas Flood

The glory, the agony and the accidents of South By Southwest.

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South by Southwest isn’t really meant for music fans. It’s no secret that the Austin, Texas, “music, film and interactive” conference, now in its 23rd year, was designed for th ...   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

In The Mountains Of Madness

The NCAA Tournament comes to Portland, complete with a large red plush thing.

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It was two days of large people wearing purple dog hats to the Rose Garden, dancing mascots, giant flags, indignant coaches, buzzer-beaters, heartbreak and VitaminWater. It was the NCAA Tournament&mda ...   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 AARON MESH

The Moonlighters

While you’re worrying about keeping your job, these people are juggling two—or more.

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Just in case you haven’t noticed, every media source in the state—nay, the nation—is spreading mass hysteria about job loss and home foreclosures. In preparation for our own pink sli ...   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Samantha Herman

Hot Chefs, Cheap Eats

Where the pros head when they’ve got a growling belly and a thin wallet.

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Crazy busy and perennially strapped for cash, Portland’s chefs and restaurant owners, when they aren’t slaving over a hot stove for you, want to stuff their faces with the best grub possib ...   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Smoke Out

These places offer weatherproof outdoor smoking for the sensible cancer fiend.

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SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, shriveled testes and alien babies. With the implementation of Oregon’s Smokefree Workplace law in January, it also leads t ...   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

No Funny Business

Eight years after he was banned from Harvey’s Comedy Club, Lonnie Bruhn is fucking back.

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Eight years ago, after a decade of grinding open-mics and tough crowds, Lonnie Bruhn finally earned top billing at Harvey’s, Portland’s only comedy club. The Sellwood native was slated to ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Ethan Smith

Dear Rudy Fernandez

Three dunks you should seriously consider.

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When fans voted Spanish Trail Blazer guard Rudy Fernandez into the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest (which airs on TNT this Saturday night), we knew it wasn’t just a victory for Portland, but for f ...   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Suspended Animation

Laika launches Coraline, and its creators wonder: What now?

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Check out WW’s take on the Portland International Film Festival here!Suzanne Twining is out of work. But her fortunes have less to do with Barack Obama’s stimulus plan than with whether Ph ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 AARON MESH

Live Not-So-Nude Girls

In the Land of a Thousand strippers, burlesque revivalists have been second-class citizens. Until now.

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“This is a love letter to my favorite kind of perverts,” announces Sadie LaGuerre before dropping to all fours and slithering between the tables on the floor of the tiny Hawthorne Theatre ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 MATTHEW SINGER

Diamond Cutters

Portland’s small comics publishers face down a distributor’s belt-tightening.

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On Friday, Jan. 16, the recession hit our comics industry. In comics, Marvel and D.C. may be the “Big Two,” but Diamond Comic Distributors Inc. is the Big One, the exclusive comic store di ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Brandon Seifert
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