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Paul Verhoeven

The man who made RoboCop dies for our sins.

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Sharon Stone crosses her legs. A murdered policeman is resurrected as a robot. A Vegas showgirl gives of her flesh. Arnold Schwarzenegger repopulates Mars. This is the cinema of director Paul Verhoeve ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 ALISTAIR ROCKOFF

Tracy Doss

Owner of new Laurelhurst strip club talks neighbors, bears and of course, strippers.

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The building at 3390 NE Sandy Blvd. appears from the outside to be an abandoned bar, still bearing the old sign of La Fortuna Mexican Restaurant and Night Club. But inside, the dark, open space smells ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

David Kamens

The man behind the new show Wanted: Adventure Host eggs on locals to conquer the great outdoors.

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Maybe some of us have the cash to trek all the time, but the grim reality is that most of us fund our Rogue River trips and Mount Hood camping expeditions with jobs that keep us trapped in cubicles, f ...   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Adrienne So

Michael Schaub

The managing editor of lit website Bookslut free associates and smack-talks Kindle.

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Who among us has not wished for a literary concierge? Someone to tell us, “Read this, skip that”? Fortunately, for those who don’t have all day to spend wading through drivel, there& ...   More
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 JOHN MINERVINI

Matt Bedrin

A local backcountry guide aims to climb and ski the 40 highest volcanoes in the Cascades—before their glaciers melt away.

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Portland’s proximity to the Cascade Mountains has long been a draw for everyone who loves snow, from the U.S. ski team to weekend climbers and backcountry snowshoers. Unfortunately, most climate ...   More
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Adrienne So

John Nichols

A bold new strategy for saving journalism and democracy…and getting me a job.

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Journalist John Nichols thinks the future is bright for young people like me wanting to go into journalism. This despite an estimated loss of 15,000 to 18,000 newspaper jobs last year. Nichols will b ...   More
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 WW Intern Ari Phillips

Bruce Locke

A Chinese Oregonian takes back the Armory.

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This is Bruce Locke. You may remember him from such films as Black Rain, The Shadow and especially Robocop 3, in which he played a trio of robot ninja assassins. Or maybe you were a fan of Mortal Komb ...   More
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Christopher Hitchens

The atheist contrarian talks about his submarine baptism and Barack Obama’s way with pirates.

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Is there anybody Christopher Hitchens won’t fight? If a man should be measured by the quality of his enemies, Hitchens is a Brit expat Achilles, spreading his wrath around. The political reporte ...   More
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 AARON MESH

Roberto Casanueva

City Repair organizer talks dumpster diving.

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It’s mid-December. Holiday planning and shopping usually take top priority. For City Repair’s ReWare organizer Roberto Casanueva, however, all of this shopping is completely absurd. He, al ...   More
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Kate Williams

Carlee Smith & Annie Maribona

Fat Fancy duo takes over downtown and explains why muumuu ain’t a dirty word.

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“And this is our glitter section,” says Carlee Smith, gesturing animatedly toward rack upon rack of bespangled and sequined tops—all in far larger sizes than those found in any other ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 KELLY CLARKE
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