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Brian Michael Bendis

Getting geeky with one of the comic world’s finest.

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If you’re an avid reader of contemporary superhero comics, Brian Michael Bendis needs no introduction. The Portland-based writer/artist hit the comics scene in the mid-’90s, penning noir c ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Erik Bader

Doug Fine

Author of Farewell, My Subaru talks to WW about green ranching, veggie-powered monster trucks, and the mystique of goat ice cream.

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In 2005, Doug Fine moved to New Mexico, bought a ranch and set about making it a model of sustainable self-sufficiency. For Fine, then a 36-year-old who’d grown up on Domino’s in the New Y ...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Ian Gillingham

Michael Dowd

This reverend claims to have solved the debate between creation and evolution. Somebody give the man a fish.

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Think of Michael Dowd’s new book, Thank God for Evolution!, as a kind of spiritual Nicorette gum for Christian fundamentalists: It’s not a perfect solution, but at least you’re not s ...   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

John Prendergast

Why an anti-genocide activist canceled a trip to Portland and what he thinks about Angelina Jolie and granola bars.

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The only things on John Prendergast’s mind on Monday were Uganda—and granola bars. Prendergast had been scheduled to speak this week in Portland about both the Darfur crisis and his work ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Shefali Kulkarni

Nic and David Sheff

When It Comes To Meth, Father’s Not Like Son.

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By the age of 18, Nic Sheff was addicted to meth. It wasn’t pretty. He was skeletally thin, his arms were full of holes and green with infection, he broke into relatives’ houses and stole ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Jim Riswold

This Local Artist’s glass is half full—of Jesus juice.

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Retired Wieden & Kennedy ad guru and leukemia survivor Jim Riswold is in the Indian-summer bloom of a second career as an artist. His previous four shows at Portland’s Augen Gallery showcased eB ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Frank Rich

The New York Times columnist on Stephen Sondheim, Tim Burton and George W.’s acting chops.

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Talk about a career change. In 1993, after 13 years as the lead drama critic for The New York Times, having earned the (possibly undeserved) nickname of “The Butcher of Broadway,” Frank Ri ...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

Dan Kennedy

One writer lives (and flees from) the rock-’n’-roll dream.

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Ever wonder what it would be like to work your dream job? When Dan Kennedy was hired at age 35 by Atlantic Records in 2002, he imagined he’d be living a rock-’n’-roll lifestyle. Inst ...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Neil Kopp

It’s not the Oscars, but this Portland movie producer is getting some awards-season love.

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As a general rule, movie producer Neil Kopp is happy to stay out of the spotlight. At age 28, he’s already overseen two of the best films to come out of Portland this decade: He produced directo ...   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 AARON MESH

Susie Bright

Best American Erotica editor talks vinyl, sex politics and hot flashes.

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Susie Bright has been getting us off for years. Back in the ’80s she was the founding editor of On Our Backs , the lesbian answer to Playboy , and the first feminist porn critic for Penthouse Fo ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 KELLY CLARKE
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