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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

Michael Pollan

Post-Omnivore’s Dilemma, the doomsday prophet of the U.S. diet lets us know what we can eat.

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Michael Pollan has been a household name in Portland ever since the city took The Omnivore’s Dilemma , his 2006 expose of America’s agricultural-industrial complex, to our collective heart ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

James O’Dea

This man’s advice: Forgive, relax, live longer.

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James O’Dea seems a man of many faiths—a saner sort of mystic who tends to pass off the elusiveness of his beliefs as evidence of his openmindedness. He’s landing in Portland this we ...   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Jeremy Gillick

Craig Marquardo

Can Portland trust this singer, war hero, journalist, baseball savior and magazine owner?

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Craig Marquardo’s name is mud. The 35-year-old East Coast native is locally notorious thanks to a slew of hard-to-believe—and hard to verify—claims he’s made over the years: he ...   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Guillermo Arriaga

It’s not his fault Portland looks rainy and cold in the movies.

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It was a circuitous, conflict-ridden journey that brought Guillermo Arriaga from Mexico City to Portland—which is appropriate, considering his writing. The screenwriter of Amores Perros , 21 Gra ...   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 AARON MESH

Laura Ireland Moore

A local animal-law activist on medical research, having a pet and whether the Inuit should be allowed to hunt.

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Laura Ireland Moore has been fighting for animals ever since she founded an animal rights group while attending junior high in La Grange, Ill. A vegan by age 16, Moore got her degree in environmental ...   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Jeremy Gillick
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