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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

Sari de la Motte

An expert explains what you’re saying when you’re not saying anything at all.

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Sari de la Motte, 37, is a guru of the unspoken. And since 95 percent of all human communication supposedly falls under that category, de la Motte has a lot to work with—from the way we cross ou ...   More
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Beth Slovic, Amanda Ingram

Lester Brown

Why this prominent environmentalist thinks the Copenhagen Conference is “probably obsolete.”

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Next month’s global climate conference in Copenhagen does not lack for dire warnings from environmentalists about what failure would mean for the world. For example, Bill McKibben (“Q&A,&r ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 HENRY STERN

Bryan Suereth

Older and wiser, Disjecta’s founder bets on a better arts future despite economic woes.

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More than a year after opening its splashy 12,000-square-foot exhibition space in NoPo’s Kenton neighborhood, plucky arts nonprofit Disjecta is surviving the economic meltdown and forging forwar ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 RICHARD SPEER

Rana Husseini

What this Jordanian journalist wants to tell the world about honor killings.

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Jordanian journalist Rana Husseini can never forget the way the uncles of a 16-year-old murder victim dispassionately described how their niece deserved to die. “It was as if they were speaking ...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 HENRY STERN

Tracy Kidder

A Pulitzer Prize winner revisits the Burundian civil war with one of its survivors.

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In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder inhabited the world of a globe-trotting Boston doctor to produce an absolute page-turner about an absolutely boring topic: pub ...   More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC
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