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Flipping The Bird

Will downtown's loss be North Portland's X-rated gain?

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Portland's queerest district, the Burnside Triangle, just got one more fist hammered up its...oh, never mind. Just know the Eagle will close its doors by the end of February.For those of you who don't ...   More
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 Byron Beck

Stuff That Stocking, Preacher!

Real gifts for famous queers who had to get real this year.

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It's been quite a year for all those much-whispered-about celebrities and politicos who've been forced to address their homosexuality publicly. Now, I'd love nothing better than to jump on top of the ...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Byron Beck

Under Where?

A new downtown store hopes to get in your drawers.

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Is Portland, and the rest of the nation, ready for a Victoria's Secret for men?Steven Lien thinks so.I'm not surprised. Twenty years ago, I worked for the now 50-year-old Lien at his used sporting-goo ...   More
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Byron Beck

Girl Power

It's not every day a TV show changes queer men's lives

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It's strange that an '80s television show about four post-menopausal broads would have so much sway over gay culture. But ask queers what their favorite show of all time is. The likely answer? The Gol ...   More
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Byron Beck

Full Speed Ahead

Gays had a good election day. So what's next?

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When asked who'd thrown up on outgoing Multnomah County Chair Diane Linn at downtown's Benson Hotel, some old guy quipped: "a Republican."Republicans weren't the only ones with nervous stomachs.Even t ...   More
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Byron Beck

Supermodel Smackdown

Fight kings no match for queen of reality TV.

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"You're an ASSHOLE!" screamed Janice Dickinson. The self-proclaimed "world's first supermodel" unleashed her lungs on a beefy hunk who had dropped his towel and was standing there completely naked, pe ...   More
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 Byron Beck

The Naked Lady In The Bathroom

23 Hoyt re-creates mood, not just food, memories.

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"Oh my god," I gasped. "It's her."I was walking by Balvo—the chic Italian eatery on Northwest 23rd Avenue—on Wednesday, Oct. 18, the day it morphed into 23 Hoyt. For local foodie folks thi ...   More
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 Byron Beck

Mama Trauma

Love means never having to grow up...doesn't it?

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Tuesday, Oct. 10, was a rough day.At 8 am, my mom, Sparkie, had surgery. She'd been run over at a supermarket, by a forklift. Her already bum knee needed a lot more work if she ever planned to walk on ...   More
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 Byron Beck

All That Jizz

Getting on a Shortbus with director John Cameron Mitchell.

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Sitting in a downtown hotel with the diminutive queer director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, talking about his new film, Shortbus, I kept thinking John Cameron Mitchell reminded me of someone else. At ...   More
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Byron Beck

Rock, Paper, Scissor Sisters

Lifiting queer rock music out of its gay k-hole.

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What the world needs now is more Scissor Sisters.Well, not the world, just the United States. This pop-rock band, formed in '01 in NYC, is already huge overseas, especially in Great Britain—we'r ...   More
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Byron Beck
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